This place is unbelievable. First, you go online to make your reservation and it comes back and tells you that you have a confirmation number. then it says that someone will call to confirm the reservation. NO ONE CALLS YOU! So I call them a day before we leave for there and they have no idea that I'm coming but tell me to "go ahead and come as we don't have any other people staying there." We show up, the office has a neon "open" sign lit but the door is locked. You then end up searching for someone, anyone who might look like staff. That is usually found in the bar. When you tell them you have a reservation, they just look at you like you're nuts, which, is probably true. They don't ask for your name but rather just give you some paperwork to fill out with the usual stuff and then give you a key. The rooms are fairly clean. However, if it's hot out, bring your own fan as they have no A/C, no fans and only have windows that slide open and some of them don't have screens. You will have the pleasure of sharing your accommodations with the insect world and frankly, don't try to ask the staff for help as you are not going to find them....especially working in the office. No one has any idea where anyone who works the motel part is, and this is after asking several times over a 4 day period. The overarching issue is, they charged us $110 a night for this dump. We looked around for other places, but seems the decent ones were all booked. Bottom line is, this place has a great advertising gimmick going but as everyone should well know, don't believe everything you see or read on the internet, especially about lodging in Balfour. I would equate this to a hillbilly hotel in southern Alabama!
- Also Known As:
- Balfour Beach Inn & Motel Kootenay Rockies