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Painter's Lodge

8.2 | Very Good
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Waterfront property, guided fishing trips, guests praised food at restaurant

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests praised the views of the water from their rooms
  • Many reviewers enjoyed meals at the on-site restaurants
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • A couple of guests enjoyed fishing excursions
Cons
  • A few guests described their room interiors as somewhat dated
  • A couple of reviewers complained that their rooms were not equipped with air conditioning
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 16, 2014
Overview
This waterfront property is situated north of the town centre (a 5-minute drive away) and is about a 7-minute drive from Elk Falls Provincial Park. Offering lake access and guided fishing trips, this property is well suited for guests looking for a getaway on the water.

Most rooms at this lodge feature original art work from Canadian artists. All rooms are smoke free and include a TV, a coffeemaker and a phone (no air conditioning). Rooms feature views of the garden area or the ocean and many rooms have balconies. Loft-style rooms and private cabins are also available and include a kitchenette and a separate living area. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $15 per night.

The on-site restaurant serves breakfast and dinner, while the on-site pub serves alcoholic beverages, lunch and dinner.

Other on-site amenities include fishing trip excursions, a fitness centre, a hot tub, a games room, bicycle rentals, a 24-hour front desk, a gift shop, meeting rooms, luggage storage and an ATM.

The town of Campbell River features shops and restaurants and is about a 5-minute drive away. Ferry service to Quadra Island and the Sequoia Springs Golf Course are both about a 10-minute drive away, while the Campbell River Waterdome and the Quinsam River Hatchery is 12 minutes away by car.

The Campbell River Airport (YBL) is a 13-minute drive away, while the Stoney Creek Golf Club is 22 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 12, 2014: Wheelchair accessible rooms, pet policy, in-room amenities, amenities in the cabins, and some on-site amenities. 
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed happy with their stay at this hotel and several aspects of the property were complimented.

Many guests enjoyed the waterfront location and described pleasant views of the water from their rooms and one couple said, "[we] saw orca and a pod of dolphins right from our balcony". Several reviewers found their rooms clean and comfortable, while some other guests added that their rooms were quiet, well appointed and spacious. A couple of reviewers found the beds comfortable.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and welcoming service.

Many reviewers enjoyed meals at the on-site restaurants and the food, prices and wait staff were all praised. A couple of guests also mentioned that the restaurants provided pleasant views of the water.

A couple of guests enjoyed the on-site fishing excursion, while one reviewer mentioned that the guides were professional and knowledgeable.

A couple of reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.
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The Bad
There were a couple of common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. A few reviewers found the interior decor dated and described stained carpeting and older fixtures and furnishings.

A couple of reviewers complained that their rooms were not equipped with air conditioning and that their rooms were uncomfortably warm.
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Show Sources
Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 17 hotels in Campbell River, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 240 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.4 out of 10, based on 150 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 12, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
8.2
Very Good
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1 / out of 8
hotels in Campbell River

Rated 8.2/10 based on 815 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 8 hotels in Campbell River

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Map Marker Painter's Lodge
1625 McDonald Rd , Campbell River, BC