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“Birthday by the Beach”
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The Driftwood Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Sechelt
Whistler, Canada
1 review
“Birthday by the Beach”
Reviewed June 25, 2011

We spent a wonderful weekend at this seaside Inn and are looking forward to our next visit. New management is taking hold at this great location on the Sunshine Coast. Our B-Day dinner for 10 people at the in house restaurant was fantastic. Staff were helpful and the food was tasty. No place in the Sechelt area can compare with the setting of the Driftwood Inn. Enjoy the experience.

Room Tip: the sea views are worth price
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed June 22, 2011

We had stayed at the Driftwood Inn last year around the same time, June. During the overnight stay last year, the Inn met our needs for the dollar being charged. This year however, we couldn't help but notice the positive improvements, from little things like pieces of Driftwood in the foyer, landscaping attention to huge improvement in the dining room meals. It seems the new Management sees the value of such a great location and are doing everything they can to bring the best of the Driftwood Inn for us to enjoy.
Looking forward to our next stay. Great dollar value.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Campbell River
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

Don't stay the first weekend of June as its a Golf Classic Weekend. You will be surrounded by loud drunk men will little concern for other guests and an on site manager who turns a deaf ear to the noise. The walls are paper thin, so you hear everything going on in the next room. Rooms are non smoking so everyone smokes in the breezeway and if they start talking it only echos, course you wont be able to open your window between the noise and smokers. Not that those 20+yr old windows offer much insulation from the talking, car door slamming etc.
Made the mistake of eating breakfast and even within the city its known as a place not to eat breakfast at least (unsure about other meals didnt even want to attempt other meals there.) Ours ended up sitting under the heat lamp for who knows how long.
Our room was near the maid laundry which made showering interesting when a load of laundry was going. Crave a hot shower only to get blasts of cold.
No A/C but an old small fan. The room does get stuffy and the weather was an average spring day (high teens low 20's) During the day found having the door open would give the breeze needed.
The room was alrightly cleaned nothing spectacular. More attention to detail was needed. Spider webs and not just some little thing either.
Customer service isnt their strong suit. Even your complaints fall on deaf ears. Will NOT stay there again. Wish I had investigated hotel more before booking.
The location is great you are a stone throw from the water. (Select rooms are water view) With a walk path in front of the hotel. Close to stores.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank CRStar
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langley
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2010

We choose this hotel for the location. Our grandaughter had never been in a hotel before.
When we walked in she stated this is a very beautiful home grandma. The beds were so comfortable and the room was so clean. When I read the horrible reviews below I was worried. Iam in the hotel business and was very impressed staff were great and very helpfull. Thank you so much for such an enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 26, 2010

I have stayed at the Driftwood many times. I come once a month for business. I have stayed in almost every room in the Inn, and have never come across a problem. The king size rooms are very comfortable and have a nice feel to them. Last week when I stayed and was given a waterfront room. The view was amazing! The rooms are quiet and well kept.

At check-in, the front desk staff offer a coupon for the Dining Room. I decided I would give it a try. The view was also absolutely stunning! The menu was quite large with a variety of choices, all for a pretty reasonable price. The service was good.

I wrote this comment to show my appreciation to the Driftwood after staying several times and being assured a place to rest and relax.
Thanks Driftwood!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
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BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2009

There is absolutely no better value than this motel. The restaurant is top notch, the beds are clean and comfortable, the rooms are quiet, the staff is friendly, they welcome small pets and the ocean is right outside your window. All this for very reasonable rates and you can walk to anywhere in town in under 5 minutes. I would be very suspicious of why anyone would suggest how terrible the place is. There is a pebble beach right outside the place; maybe they got bitten by sand fleas or something, but we stayed there for two nights and experienced no such problems.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank F6Driver
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Vancouver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2009

A very nice hotel that fits the Sunshine Coast perfectly!!!‎

I was a guest there last night, my second stay in two years. It's only fair to set the record straight after reading the hatchet jobs below. This motel is located in a beautiful, largely unspoilt section of Canada. A 5* Bellagio-type hotel here would be as out of place (and unwanted) as a somewhat rustic, picturesque beach motel would be in Las Vegas. In other words, this place fits its locale perfectly. The pictures show exactly what it is, and what it is not. If it's not your cuppa, don't come.

Very nice staff run the place. Our room was very adequate, and absolutely clean, with all the necessary amenities, including free wireless internet. Comfortable bed. No bedbugs, no spiders that I could find.

Perhaps those people complaining about insect bites may have gotten them from sand-fleas during their all-night cavorting on the beach just a few feet from their (and everyone else's) rooms.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Driftwood Inn
Address: 5454 Trail Avenue, Sechelt, British Columbia V0N 3A0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Sunshine Coast > Sechelt
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Sechelt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Driftwood Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Driftwood Inn is centrally located in Sechelt, the heart of the Sunshine Coast. We are on the waterfront only a few feet away from the beach. We offer a variety of rooms including standard doubles and king rooms plus waterfront rooms and suites. Our restaurant named Pebbles serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and specializes in west coast cuisine. We also have a meeting/function room that can seat up to 55 persons. We are close to shopping, banks and many recreational activities in the region. ... more   less 
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