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BEST WESTERN PLUS Chemainus Inn

9.1 | Excellent

2-minute walk from Mount Brenton Golf Course, indoor pool, hot tub and in-room massages

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests found the location convenient for exploring the area by car
  • A few reviewers thought that the in-suite kitchens were well equipped
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
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Free Breakfast
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 21, 2013
Overview
This property is adjacent to the Mount Brenton Golf Course (2-minute walk from the club house) and is about a 15-minute walk from the waterfront. With the Trans-Canada Highway 2 minutes away by car, this hotel is well located for guests who are looking to explore Vancouver Island by car.

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and all rooms and suites include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board, blackout curtains and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with two queen beds.

Suites at this property provide more spacious accommodations and are configured with separate kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms. The kitchens are equipped with a fridge, stove, oven, sink and microwave, while the living rooms include a sofabed. Suites are furnished with one king bed and one double bed or one queen bed. Select suites also include a private balcony.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $20 per pet, per night.

A free breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, in-room massage service, guest laundry facilities, ice/vending machines, free newspapers, a business centre and guest copy/fax service.

Boutique shopping, restaurants, the Chemainus Valley Museum and the Chemainus Theatre (performing arts venue) are all located within an 11-minute walk. The Kuper Island ferry is 4 minutes away by car, while Nanaimo is about an 18-minute drive away. Museums and downtown attractions in Victoria are about 63 minutes away by car, while the Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 72-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 18, 2013: The free breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am.
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The Good
Many guests described overall pleasant experiences at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis, and guests seemed most impressed with the quality of the rooms.

Many reviewers described their rooms as clean, well maintained, well appointed and spacious. A few guests found their rooms to be generally comfortable and their in-suite kitchens to be well equipped.

Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast and some reviewers thought that ample variety was offered and that the breakfast was better than average hotel free breakfasts. One guest thought that the food was "outstanding".

The staff were frequently complimented and guests described the front desk agents as friendly.

Some reviewers thought that the location provided convenient access to the highways for exploring Victoria and/or Nanaimo by car, while several guests found the hotel situated within a short drive of the town area (shopping and performing arts theatre).
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The Bad
There were no common concerns or complaints found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. There were a few concerns mentioned by guests, but these concerns seemed to result from isolated experiences.

Some guests may want to note that this hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.7 out of 5, with 100% of 27 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 2 properties in Chemainus, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 91 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 18, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
9.1
Excellent

Rated 9.1/10 based on 191 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 4 hotels in Chemainus


10 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed September 06, 2010

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9573 Chemainus Road, Chemainus, BC