Coast Discovery InnCoast Discovery InnCoast Discovery Inn

Friendly staff, say guests of this downtown waterfront hotel with a marina

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, parking, and continental breakfast
  • Many guests felt the staff were friendly and professional
  • Many guests appreciated the downtown location and proximity to adventure tour and fishing charter companies
  • Rooms were comfortable and well equipped, according to guests
  • Good free breakfast, according to many reviewers
Cons
  • Some guests felt certain rooms were small
  • Some guests felt certain rooms were in need of updating
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 31, 2012
Overview
The Coast Discovery Inn is located in downtown Campbell River and features its own marina. Its location makes it a popular base for those going on nearby adventure tours and fishing charters.

This 100% non-smoking hotel offers 88 rooms over 6 floors. Standard room features include a flat-screen TV, a mini-fridge, a hairdryer, an iron and ironing board, a coffeemaker, and either 1 queen bed or 2 double beds. Some rooms may feature an ocean view, a king bed, and/or a jetted tub. All rooms also include free Wi-Fi, local calls, a daily newspaper, and 24-hour room service. Pets are allowed for $20 per night.
 
Amenities at this hotel include a fitness centre, a hot tub, a liquor store, meeting and conference facilities, and a marina (moorage available for a fee). D.I. Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and D.I. Lounge is open in the evening for drinks and appetizers. Free parking and a complimentary hot buffet breakfast are available to all guests.

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 an hour's drive away. Campbell River Airport is a 16-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by hotel staff on October 18, 2012: 100% non-smoking, pets allowed for $20 per night, no rooms with separate bedroom or kitchenette, free Wi-Fi, free parking, complimentary continental breakfast, and ocean view from some rooms.

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The Good
Many of the reviews used for this analysis were positive and focused on the hotel's staff and its location.

Many guests felt the staff were friendly and professional. Some guests said that the housekeeping staff were courteous and efficient and that the front desk staff were knowledgeable and accommodating. The restaurant staff also received many compliments from guests.

The hotel's downtown, waterfront location was a big plus for many guests. Being able to walk to restaurants, shops, and local attractions was considered a convenience. This area of town was also said to be close to fishing charter and adventure tour companies. The ocean views from some rooms and areas of the hotel were also a highlight for many guests. Some mentioned seeing cruise ships while others appreciated the view of neighbouring islands and mountain ranges.

Many guests described their rooms as comfortable and well equipped. Guests mentioned appreciating the in-room fridge, the large TVs, and a sufficient number of outlets for charging electronics.

The breakfast also got some good reviews from guests, who described it as including bacon, eggs, and hash browns in addition to standard continental breakfast items.
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The Bad
Although the majority of the reviews used for this analysis were positive, a few negative reviews focused on the age of the hotel and the size of some rooms.

Some guests felt that certain rooms in the hotel were small and cramped. The age and style of some rooms was also a negative point noted by several guests. A few reviewers indicated that the heating controls, decor, and/or bathrooms were in need of upgrading. Those staying in the older wing of the hotel tended to make these comments more than those staying in the tower.
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #4 out of 18 hotels with an average guest rating of 4 out of 5, based on 65 reviews.

Hotels.com ranked this hotel 4.3 out of 5 or excellent, based on 21 guest reviews.

Booking.com ranked this hotel 8.4 out of 10 or very good, based on 20 guest reviews.


Verified by hotel staff on October 18, 2012: 100% non-smoking, pets allowed for $20 per night, no rooms with separate bedroom or kitchenette, free Wi-Fi, free parking, complimentary continental breakfast, and ocean view from some rooms.
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
7.8
Good

Rated 7.8/10 based on 104 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 1 hotels in Campbell River


10 out of 10 | Susan stayed April 10, 2011

"Friendly staff, comfy beds, great location"

"I loved the bed and the bedding. The room was really clean and the bathroom even had a glass jar of cotton balls and Q tips! Very nice touch. The front desk staff were so friendly I felt as if I knew them personally. I had a very enjoyable stay and would most definitely recommend this hotel to others and will stay there again."

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Map Marker Coast Discovery Inn
975 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, BC