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Beach Gardens Resort Hotel
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Powell River
Reviewed April 10, 2012

Arrived there from the ferry off Vancouver Island. It is called the sunshine coast but the rain was pouring down. Stayed on the second floor with an absolute gorgeous view of the Pacific. Room was clean and everything was just perfect. The restaurant was on the ground floor and the food and service was excellent. Never had time to get breakfast as I had to be at the next ferry at 6.00 am. Had to pay in advance which was not a problem. Probably the best hotel in Powell River with a view. Enjoyed it.

Room Tip: Never used room service and have no idea if they had a pool. Did not seem necessary with the rain co...
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

The "new" building at this property felt very cheap adn old, the heater was extremely noisy and the rooms are directly on a parking lot, which is oceanfront. There were a lot of construction types staying at the property with really loud trucks and the room was not soudproof at all, I could hear my neighbours phone conversation clearly. Next time I'll be staying somewhere else.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 24, 2011

I had occasion to stay in the Powell River on a course for 3 days. I booked a king sized room with a refrigerator (an extra $15 day), this also included a microwave. The room was large and clean and comfortable with a view of the marina. There was a large and modern flat screen TV and a couch and sitting area. Pretty standard but comfortable. No bargain at around $139 a night plus tax. Note: the internet can only be accessed via cable. Okay for most but if you are carrying a Mac Air Book you will need an adapter. Did not try the restaurant as time did not permit, but they have a well-stocked liquor store with snacks available as well. The entry to the hotel drive is very and needs serious re-paving. All in all not a bad stay. Nice staff at the front desk both times I dealt with them.

Room Tip: Ask for a front facing room in the "new" building. Nice view of the marina and water - hi...
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

We spent one night at the hotel on the top floor which has a nice view of the harbour and Texada Island. When I called to book I stated the need for a quiet room. I was told to upgrade from the $89 room to a newer one on the top floor. We paid $119.00 + tax for this supposed upgrade. What we received was a sleepless night. The walls were paper thin and I could hear the semi muffled and sometimes clear conversation of the people next door, a child crying, the door opening and closing and even their trips to the bathroom. Listening to that alone was nothing short of disturbing.
Though there were very few travelers noticeable (the parking lot was nearly empty) apparently putting those of us who were there in one area made sense to whoever was booking. The atmosphere and food at the restaurant was OK (again beautiful view) but we had one dish of battered fish that was underdone. The rest of the complex looked tired, somewhat confusing in its layout with no proper signage and certainly didn't inspire use of the facilities. I have never felt compelled to write my opinion until this hotel. I truly believe that what is shown on site is the best part of what they have...a view that mother nature provided. Anything man made is starting to lose its beauty and restful it was not!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

We had a room on the top floor of the older building. It's a retro styled room and is in no way fancy. But we slept well and it was quiet.

The view is spectacular - bobbing boats in the Beach Gardens harbour. You can see across the inlet to Texada Island.

We paid $99 inc tax, and this was high season during Blackberry Festival (we had come back to town to go to the street party). The shower worked really well.

I would be so glad if the owners installed screens on the sliding doors. It's so difficult to ventilate the room without screens or air conditioning.

The older building is a bit rickety, but if older motels don't bother you, it's a pleasant place to stay. Maybe we're more forgiving of the decor, but the location is great.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

not bad. pool is under lock and key from manager which is wierd. we were there to kayak in desolation sound and that was almost 50 min away by car but you are closer to "town" which was good. room was clean, doors windows dont have screens and there are bugs so you need ac in summer and ac is loud. canada in general is expensive. this place was 175/nite and should have been like 80 but like i said canada especially bc is expensive

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

This Hotel is luckily situated on the ocean front but otherwise, I wouldn't recommend this Hotel to anyone. We were happy to learn that we were booked in a newer part of the hotel but greatly disappointed to find our room is similar to motels such as Super 8. For a "deluxe room" at $139 a night - the rooms were finished cheaply, hallway entrance to your room is straight from a horror film and the rooms aren't equipped with an iron/board (do not use the ironing board because the cover is so thin that your pants/dress/shirt will be left with marks.) Reception Staff are quite rude and seem disorganized. At the desk, there was a sign that the reception is open from 7AM to 10PM and when we went to check out at 7:05AM (so we can line up to catch the 8:10 ferry to Comox) there was no one there but there was another sign at the door that reception wasn't open till 9AM.

Don't bother paying for their overpriced hotel rooms and opt for a lovely B&B or hotel. Everything in Powell River is close by and driving from one end to the other is no more than 20 minutes.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Address: 7074 Westminster St, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 1C5, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Sunshine Coast > Powell River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach 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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Powell River
Price Range: $99 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beach Gardens Resort Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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