Recently, we were visiting Vancouver Island and stopped in Parksville to spend the night. We had stayed in a different motel previously and had not been happy there. The Arbutus Grove Motel looked older but well taken care of so we stopped in. The room we had was wonderful! The rooms have been renovated in the last 2 years so you get the best of both worlds - the charm of an older motel with the conveniences of newer motels. They claim to be 'green' with AC that uses less power to low-flush toilets. They also have small but full kitchens in some of the rooms. All of the rooms have fridges, coffee pots, etc. They also have flat-screen TVs and secure, wired internet (and can supply a drop cable if you've forgotten yours).
The owners are very friendly and full of information about the area. When we asked for restaurant recommendations they pointed us at the Rocking Horse Pub - one of the best meals we had during our trip.
The Arbutus is definitely a 'keeper'! We'll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A cozy single story motel conveniently located on the south end of Parksville across from the Heritage Center Mall. All rooms have large flat screen TV's, coffee, microwaves, fridges, high speed internet, very comfortable beds, very quiet, close to the beach, across from restaurant, Serious Coffee, laundry mat. Lots of free parking, room for RV's. We are environmentally responsible with the newest most efficient heating and air conditioning, we also have efficient water usage without compromising the comfort of our guests. We are small dog friendly and have some kitchenettes available. We are maximum comfort and value and know you will be impressed. We receive daily compliments on our motel and work hard to make your stay everything you could want. We have just became wireless so bring your I pads. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Arbutus Grove Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Arbutus Grove Hotel
- Arbutus Grove Motel Parksville, Vancouver Island