Great Lake View Room & Great Guest Service.
We have gone to the Mayan Riviera resorts in Mexico in the spring every year for the past 8yrs, but this year we decided to go to a Hot Spring for a change. We chose Ainsworth Hot Spring by the Kootenay Lake with our son’s suggestion, and Ainsworth Motel for our lodging because of the great reviews on Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed.
Friendly owner/operator “Glen & Elaine” checked us in with Big Hugs. They directed us to many local interests. For example, Pilot Bay Lighthouse - the view was spectacular. Fletcher Creek Fall - a powerful waterfall with a tremendous roar. We caught the longest (35mins) free ferry ride in the world to cross the Kootenay Lake to check out the charming craft village of Crawford Bay.
Our 1st impression of this Motel was the owner takes care of the entire motel very neatly. The Mint condition room was basic but spotless & free Wi-Fi worked well, although the password was too long to input. There was a tiny kitchen in our room and all appliances were functioning well, good enough to make our breakfast every morning. A small fridge making annoying noises all night was the only negative. The Hot Spring Pool/Cave was just a couple minutes walk away; they even offered us a towel for use at the hot spring.
The view of Kootenay Lake and snow-capped Mountains from this motel were spectacular & priceless! Every morning and evening, we took out our drinks to the front balcony (porch?) and enjoyed them with breathtaking views. Driving 10hrs to get there from Vancouver was tiring but well worth it.
The only available restaurant in the hot spring area was the Hot Spring Resort restaurant but it had slow service and un-attractive food. If you want to have a good dinner, you have to drive 45mins to the town of Nelson. We loved the rustic Ainsworth hot spring village with its amazing Lake & Mountains View. Here’s to hoping they continue operating their Ainsworth Motel forever ……………
When we were checking out, they gave us Big Hugs again!
We enjoyed every minute of our 3nights stay.
Thank you, Glen and Elaine!
Nowadays, it is almost impossible to get decent Guest Service from most hotels/resorts but we discovered tasteful guest service at this establishment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We won the 2016 Travellers Choice Award for Canada under the Budget category. We are still working hard at making updates. 8 beds were replaced last spring with top of the line memory foam and gel beds. Have 3 select rooms that are pet friendly. Beautiful Historic Ainsworth Hot Springs, BC, Canada, just a 2 minute walk to the relaxing naturally hot pools. Ainsworth Motel offers a unique country setting with clean, quiet and comfortable rooms at lowest prices in town! We have queen bed rooms with kitchenette units, Queen and Double bed with kitchenettes, as well as a large fully furnished family unit(sleeps up to 6-8) with complete kitchen facilities & separate bedroom, all with a breathtaking view of beautiful Kootenay Lake and its surrounding mountains. We offer complimentary coffee, tea, makeup wipes, shampoo/conditioner, soap, microwave, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, a front deck and lawn area complete with 2 BBQ's and picnic tables all at an affordable price. Family friendly with lawn games, books and board games to entertain. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ainsworth Hotel Hot Springs
- Ainsworth Motel Hot Springs