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BEST WESTERN The Westerly Hotel
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Courtenay
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Victoria
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52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Exceptional all-round value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stayed here while skiing at Mt Washington. It was a very good value and the service was excellent. They brought a fridge to our room and printed the bus information for Mt Washington. We sampled the attached liquor store which had some very good beers from the island (if you like barley wine check out "Old Cellar Dweller" from Driftwood Brewery). The hot tub was great to have after a hard day's skiing. If you want to use the sauna just remember to turn it on before you head to the pool/hot tub.

The pub was ok, pretty standard fare, we'd recommend checking some of the local restaurants (we heard that Local's is very good but didn't have a chance to try it this trip). On past trips we've enjoyed The Old House restaurant which is close enough to walk to.

The bus to Mt Washington is a good value and is well worth the peace of mind if there is snow in the forecast (we came down in a near blizzard and didn't have to put on chains or risk an accident).

Room Tip: Rooms on the south-east side of the east building are subject to traffic noise from the bridge. It s...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Linda B, Duty Manager at BEST WESTERN The Westerly Hotel, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Dear Michael M,
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments of your recent visit at our hotel. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the amenties we have to offer especially after a "hard day of skiing". It is always great fun going to and from Mt. Washington on the ski bus when you do not have to worry about driving, makes the day more enjoyable!
We agree with you about the great selection we have of local island beer and wines in our Flying Canoe Liquor Store and I'm glad to hear that you took the time to sample some of them.
Thank-you again for the taking the time and we will look forward to welcoming you back to the Westerly Hotel in the future!
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

The staff and the rooms at this hotel were excellent! There were however a few small details that kept this from getting 5 stars. 1. The pool and hot tub are located so far away from the accommodations. 2. The "complimentary" breakfast was powdered eggs and old leathery sausage. And lastly, 3. The entire place smells of mildew and bleach. Although it seems like I listed a lot of negatives, I would recommend this hotel. I enjoy my stay because the staff were pleasant and accommodating, the rooms were big and clean and it was well priced!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Linda B, Duty Manager at BEST WESTERN The Westerly Hotel, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear CfnLds,
Thank you for taking the time in providing us with valuable feedback after your stay. Our guest comments are used as a tool to determine areas in which the Hotel can improve.
I am glad to see that you were very satisfied with your overall experience at the Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre and that you would return in the future, and also recommend us to your family and friends.
Thank-you again for the taking the time to provide us with feedback and we will look forward to welcoming you back to the Westerly Hotel in the future! If I can be of any assistance during your next stay, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Linda Bigelow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

We stayed at the Best Western as part of a swim team in January. The hotel is centrally located and the rooms in the new wing are very clean and nice. Our experience from booking to check-out was outstanding! The manager who organized our group went out of her way to accommodate all of our needs. That excellent service did not end when we got there either. The front desk staff, the cleaning staff and the restaurant staff were ALL very helpful and accommodating. We had some dietary issues with our group and there was never any issue. The staff seemed generally pleased to help us. We will definitely book there again. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Thank Danielle C
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Linda B, Duty Manager at BEST WESTERN The Westerly Hotel, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Dear Danielle C.
We always appreciate the positive comments that we receive from guests and share these with our team who deserve a pat on the back for a job well done! We pride ourselves in helping make our guest’s experience a positive one and to consistently anticipate their needs, because it is the little things that make the difference.

Thank-you again for the taking the time to provide us with feedback and we will look forward to welcoming you back to the Westerly Hotel in the future! If I can be of any assistance during your next stay, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Linda Bigelow
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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

The service at this location is excellent, and the no charge breakfast that is provided is of quality and healthiness. The rooms are clean in spite of the age of this Hotel. Location is idea for me while on business.




  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Linda B, Duty Manager at BEST WESTERN The Westerly Hotel, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear Brenda H,
I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed the level of service provided by our staff. I look forward to sharing your comments with our staff and management team and we look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back in the future!
Linda Bigelow
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

Let’s face it, Best Western is a known Budget Hotel/Motel chain. Recently the have impressed and even wowed me with some of there properties; this one did impress me (mostly).

When we pulled in the property looked fresh and new. The courtyard includes separate, newly built 3-storey unit, main building, Pub/Eatery (Flying Canoe [see me review]) and liquor store (we are teetotallers so no benefit). Parking up front is skimpy and fills up with Pub and Liquor store patrons but there is lots of parking around the rear and some is semi-covered.

The Lobby is up-beat and service is warm and friendly but not as efficient as I (just me) would like. My reason; I stayed on vouchers (a.k.a free) and while in the room after checking in I was called back to the front desk to resolve and issue with the vouchers; the number was rejected. When I arrived back at the front desk the clerk re-input the voucher number and “Hmm, it works now”. Great, but I would have liked it if you tried 3-5 time before calling me back like I was trying to dupe the hotel; again just me.

“Plus” – We were upgraded to a superior room. Reason, “Free-night might as well have the best room”. SAA-WEEET!

“Plus” – We received free breakfast coupons for the night we stayed; even though the rooms were free too. SAA-WEET!

“Plus” – The bed was very comfortable and the room clean, neat and the shower (no tub) was awesome (room for two)

“Plus” – Here is where great service exceeds good service. Both nights there were high school sport teams staying at the hotel. We were strategically place in the new, separate 3-storey unit away from the noise and bustle of the teams. Well, done!

“Almost Plus” – Breakfast buffet was fresh, cooked on-site but serving area was limited compared to the amount of customers that were there. Small point and it was free, saving us $25-30 for breakfast somewhere else.

I will stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the new quiet and seperate tower. Away from High School sport teams.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jason C
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Linda B, Duty Manager at BEST WESTERN The Westerly Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear Jason C.
We appreciate the positive comments that we receive from guests and share these with our staff who deserve a pat on the back for a job well done! We pride ourselves in helping make our guest’s experience a positive one and to consistently anticipate their needs, because it is the little things that make the difference.
Thank-you again for the taking the time to provide us with feedback and we will look forward to welcoming you back to the Westerly Hotel in the future! If I can be of any assistance during your next stay, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Linda Bigelow
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

A quick stop for just one night at the Westerly was a good enough experience. Price was a little high for what you get on a quiet Tuesday night in January. We stayed in the most newly-renovated wing; fairly nicely done. Not fancy but nicely done and well-equipped; coffee maker (with hot chocolate!), fridge, microwave, bathrobes. Nice big bathroom, good shower. We paid $15 more and got breakfast for 2 included in the restaurant which was well beyond a typical included continental breakfast. Shopping plaza across road with groceries, pizza, coffee, gas etc. Pub with nightly specials and liquor store onsite.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lisa W
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Linda B, Duty Manager at BEST WESTERN The Westerly Hotel, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear Lisa W,
Thank-you for the taking the time to provide us with feedback and we will look forward to welcoming you back to the Westerly Hotel in the future! If I can be of any assistance during your next stay, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Linda Bigelow
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Property: BEST WESTERN The Westerly Hotel
Address: 1590 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2K4, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Comox Valley > Courtenay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Courtenay
#1 Green Hotel in Courtenay
#4 Family Hotel in Courtenay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN The Westerly Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Courtenay's Only Full-Service Hotel Centrally Located in the Heart of the Comox Valley our location offers convenient access to all that Comox Valley has to offer. Our property features 139 guestrooms and suites, inclusive of our newer 36 room Mountainside wing. We are pleased to provide high-speed wireless Internet, local phone calls and parking. We have three on-site food & beverage outlets including a restaurant, lounge and pub and Specialty Liquor Store. Additional hotel facilities include a heated in-door pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness facilities, business centre, ski & bike storage, guest coin laundry, games room, sports team locker rooms and meeting facilities. ... more   less 
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