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“Clean, comfortable and good value”
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Sandcastle Inn
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Parksville
Victoria, BC
Level 6 Contributor
270 reviews
99 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
“Clean, comfortable and good value”
Reviewed September 19, 2011

This hotel answered all our needs – clean, comfortable, quiet, with in-room wifi and a convenient location close to restaurants, shops and the beach. Our room was on the ground floor, facing east, so we were able to enjoy the morning sun while having coffee and reading the paper on our very private little patio. A continental breakfast is included. There’s only one (cold) cereal, and not a very appealing one, but the muffins were pretty good – not the cakelike variety that often appear as part of hotel breakfasts – and there was juice and apples. Décor is not the trendiest, but we found our room quite bright and cheery, and the rate ($59 plus tax for seniors) would be hard to beat in this area.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Victoria Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2011

...wife and I stayed here for Aug 19 and 20, 2011.
Place is really clean, room was hotel room style, really clean, no fridge, new air conditioning unit, good shower, great beds, old TV.
Price was great, $119 for Parksville in the middle of summer !Breakfast was basic, muffins, OJ and coffee. Room was quiet and parking was free and secure.
This is not a resort, no pool, no hot tub, just accommodation.
There is sooo much to do in Parksville/Qualicum we did not seek a resort.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bedford
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80 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2011

Some rooms have kitchenettes others not so make sure you specify when booking. Excellent value we paid 69 dollars plus tax per night which included breakfast. Well decorated rooms free parking very helpful reception staff.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Vancouver, BC
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2011

Stayed a night here at the last minute on the May long weekend. I was very impressed with the quality of the room for the price we paid. The room was very clean, spacious and comfortable, we enjoyed the flatscreen TV and free wireless internet. The kitchenette was conveniently stocked with dishware and cutlery, but we chose to eat out, as the hotel is within walking distance to several restaurants. The location is great, right across from mini-golf and close to the beach. A continental breakfast is included, and the staff are friendly. Overall, a very pleasant stay.

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed January 15, 2011

I recently travelled to Parksville to participate in an old timer's hockey tournament. I booked a room at the Sandcastle Inn based on reviews available on the hotel's website. I was very pleased with the hotel and its facilities. My room was spacious, well appointed, comfortable and clean. After playing two hockey games during the day I was in need of rest and apreciated the calm and quiet atmosphere. The staff were helpful, friendly and interested in the reason for my visit to their city. They were able to provide me with useful directions and suggestions regarding restaurants.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
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Gull Lake
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Reviewed December 20, 2010

I ended up at Sandcastle Inn in Parksville, after a bad experience in another Parksville Motel. I was looked after at the Sandcastle, efficiently, and every morning was greeted, and enquired upon as to how my stay was going. I will definately stay there again as my Inn of choice. The rooms were clean, the continental breakfast was good, muffins were excellant, and fruit. The housekeeper was whistling as she worked, obviously a happy employee.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 20, 2010

Good location, clean, good value for money,lots of parking.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sandcastle Inn
Address: 374 Island Hwy W, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1K8, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Parksville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Parksville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sandcastle Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandcastle Inn. Since September 2009, we've been under new management with a new heart and new services. *LOCATION : 5 min. walk to beach and town. Easy access to Tofino, Mt. Washington, Nanaimo, Comox Airport etc. *FACILITY : Air conditioned, clean & cozy, non-smoking rooms, kitchenettes, coin laundry, meeting room, BBQ area *SERVICE : Free wireless internet, complimentary continental breakfast, heart-warming service from our staff. ... more   less 
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