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“Sea otters, sea lions, eagles, water birds, sunsets, seals, joi de vie!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oceanside Resort Motel
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Sea otters, sea lions, eagles, water birds, sunsets, seals, joi de vie!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

For the discerning traveller, interested in the real parts if life, great people, gréât service, clean respectable rooms, not just same old drywall and paint! Unique, not for the bourgeoisie! Situated beside a gem of a regional marine park- tidal flats, island, good swimming (July/august), walking, campfires!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Duncan, Canada
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

We saw a brochure for this place while on the evening ferry. The price for a room, which is all we needed for the night, looked reasonable for off season, and the photos promised a middle of the road sort of place in an extraordinary setting. Everything in the room was steeped in tobacco, The floors were grubby and sticky, When I pulled back the comforter a spider hurried off from under the blanket. A frog woke us up in the morning, he must be living in the corner behind the fridge. All the furniture is beyond redemption and the toilet rocks when you sit down. No toilet paper holder, bugs in the shower and the entry door can be chained but doesn't stay shut. Thick tobacco smoke oozed from the neighboring room on one side, from the other direction somebody snored loudly all night long. All the seaside cottages seemed to have boxes of garbage or ??? sitting along the walls. Our path to the door was littered and the outdoor furniture hadn't been wiped in months. Enough said?

Room Tip: Don't get a room here.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank elri2014
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Joan6099, Owner at Oceanside Resort Motel, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor, I'm sorry our establishment did not meet your expectations. The maintenance crew has been made aware of the issues in the cabin that need immediate attention. Cleaning staff has been shown where improvements are required. At the time of your stay we had a large crew of tree planters staying with us, they have been staying with us twice a year for the last ten years. The boxes against the cabins were the seedling trees waiting to be planted. Thank you again for your concerns.
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Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

I went there with my husband and 2 year old son. Although it seems a little run-down (like it's heyday was a few years ago), we thoroughly enjoyed it. The location is great (right on the water). We stayed in a 2-bedroom unit (with loft). It was very comfortable. Our son liked the playground and we spent a lot of time in the central area which was fairly contained and quiet (no need about worrying about our son running into traffic). The staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank samsmile
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Fort McMurray, Alberta
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

We have stayed at the Oceanside resort three times now. My boyfriend and I grew up in Powell River and come home as often as we can. At least twice a year. We stay at the resort because it is so dog friendly and our two bulldogs love it. I love the rustic cabins, that are very clean and cozy. The workers are friendly and helpful. We always feel like our privacy is respected. All the regulars that live there are friendly and respectful. It is a nice quiet place. I love the convenience of having all the kitchen supplies I need all I have to do is pick up some food. We will be staying at the resort every time we come to town and know that we will enjoy it.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ghhggh
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Edmonton
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for four long days. I did not even feel comfortable leaving my belongings when I left for the day.
Its a trailer park.... children are running around unsupervised. Parents are drinking and smoking pot. The staff were also drinking, and driving around in a golf cart under the influence.
The bed and bedding was disgusting!! I think the mattress are 50 years old. It smelled like urine.
I would never stay here again, nor would I recommend anyone to stay here.

Room Tip: do not shay here
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Loriarndt
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Clean, great service, real people, locally owned and run, beside a small regional marine park.
Diverse accommodation, not just like every other place! refreshingly real, inexpensive if shared, on par for solo travelers

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MMcEown
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156 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Past eviews have been very mixed, and I can understand why.
It's a rather strange place, and you may love it or hate. Entering the site down a narrow lane, it's somewhat difficult to tell which cabins belong to it.

It's a crowded site with a play park, games room, Indoor pool, and a mix of cabin types very close together. Some renovation is underway. The. Bright and breezy lady on reception was very helpful and showed us to Cabin N which had a partial ocean view.

The cabin was very clean and comfortable with a mix of modern and vintage furniture, and rustic decor, which may or may not be to your liking. The shower had no curtain so we needed to cope with a very wet floor. The kitchen area was well equipped.
It seems to me that this is not just a "resort".....it appears to be semi residential. the vehicles parked outside the cabins were mostly pickup trucks, so maybe it's used a lot by contractors ??
There's a certain untidiness about the exterior, with a lot of boxes, DIY materials etc sitting around.
Previous reviewers mentioned that they saw people smoking pot etc.....we did not , but there were a few colourful characters around....though that does not constitute a problem or a complaint.

Depending on your attitude, you might describe this place as........colourful and quirky, ??
organically grown, ? delightfully rustic, ? a DIY nightmare, ??
a haphazard arrangement of accommodation ?..or....well .....chance it and let us all know .

Room Tip: Check out the options......there could be a lot of variation
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank OTG26
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Property: Oceanside Resort Motel
Address: 8063 Highway 101, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 4Z2, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Sunshine Coast > Powell River
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Powell River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Oceanside Resort Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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