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Pet-friendly Campbell River hotel on the waterfront with restaurant and free hot breakfast 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Guests said they were very warmly greeted and they found the staff helpful
  • Rooms were clean, well equipped and comfortable, according to guests
  • Guests loved the downtown location near restaurants, shopping and the pier
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent overall by reviewers
Cons
  • A few guests said their rooms had no AC
  • A couple of guests complained of breakfast ending too early on the weekday
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 8, 2015
Overview
This downtown hotel overlooks the Strait of Georgia and features ocean views and on-site dining. Its location makes it a popular base for those going on nearby adventure tours and salmon fishing charters.

This smoke-free hotel offers 88 rooms over 6 floors. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a flat-screen TV with cable, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds, 1 queen bed or 1 king bed. Room extras include air conditioning, an ocean view, a sofabed, a second TV, a sitting area, a work desk, free bottled water, make-up mirror, bathrobes and a double jacuzzi. 

Free parking is available on site. Pets are allowed for $20 per night.

A free hot buffet breakfast are available to all guests weekdays from 6:30 am to 9 am and weekends from 7 am to 9 am. D.I. Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on weekdays and breakfast and lunch on weekends. D.I. Lounge is open in the evening for drinks and appetizers. There is no room service, but take-out is offered.
 
Amenities at this hotel include an elevator, a fitness centre, a hot tub, a guest-use computer in lobby, dry cleaning, free newspapers and meeting rooms.  

The hotel is a 3-minute walk from the Tidemark Theatre and a 5-minute walk from the BC Ferries Terminal servicing Quadra and Cortes Islands. Many shops and restaurants are within a 5-minute walk of the hotel. Discovery Fishing Pier and a number of adventure tour and fishing charter companies can be reached within a 10-minute walk. Mount Washington Alpine Resort is about a 45-minute drive away. Campbell River Airport is at least a 13-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)


Confirmed with the front desk on November 5, 2015: some rooms are not air conditioned, one pet per room for $20 per night, no room service, not all rooms have a work desk
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The Good
Many of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive and focused on the hotel's staff, the comfort of the rooms and the location.

Guests seemed impressed with the warm and welcoming staff of this hotel, and many conveyed that they offered exceptional service. They were described as helpful, efficient, cheerful and professional. 

Guests liked the central, waterfront location which was walking distance to shopping, many restaurant choices and the fishing pier. Some guests enjoyed nearby adventure tours.

Although the hotel is older, guests said that the furnishings were updated. Reviewers described the rooms as clean, quiet and well equipped with comfortable beds. The ocean views featuring cruise ships, neigbouring islands and mountain ranges were also a highlight for many. 

Several guests enjoyed the free breakfast buffet with hot items, and one guest wrote, "The continental breakfast was very good, lots to choose from and fresh."

Recent guests also enjoyed the hotel's restaurant and called the food excellent and affordable.
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The Bad
Occasionally guests offered some negative feedback, although overall the hotel seemed to be well liked.

Guests sometimes mentioned that there was no air conditioning in their rooms. Occasionally guests mentioned that the carpets smelled and were old, and that their rooms were small (although many had spacious rooms).

A couple of guests said breakfast ended too early (at 9 am) on weekdays for leisure travellers.

A few guests complained about their views facing a parking lot or the roof of the lower building.

One-time complaints were: mattress hard and bowed in the middle, hot tub next to equipment in the gym, traffic noise a disturbance, bathroom could use an update, and not enough cable stations for the TV.
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #8 out of 17 hotels with an average guest rating of 4 out of 5, based on 120 reviews.

Booking.com ranked this hotel 8.4 out of 10, based on 214 guest reviews.



Editor's Analysis by Steph J.
Analyzed by Steph J.
Stephanie lives on Vancouver Island, BC, where she enjoys all things West Coast. She has daydreamed about travelling since childhood and has visited over a dozen countries since, but Canada is always at the top of her list.
Guest Reviews
8.0
Very Good

Rated 8.0/10 based on 5 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 8 hotels in Campbell River

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