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Good value Chemainus motel with clean, well-equipped rooms and pleasant staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • The hotel's rates were described as reasonable and affordable by numerous lodgers
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to downtown and highway access
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
Cons
  • Some guests reported dated decor and spotty Wi-Fi
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 13, 2014
Overview
Located just off the Trans-Canada Highway and about a 7-minute drive from Chemainus city centre, the Fuller Lake Motel is geared to road travellers who require a well-priced hotel with extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access near the city centre. 

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge and a microwave. Rooms with a kitchenette, a separate bedroom and a living room with a sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are offered.

Hotel amenities include a business centre, guest laundry, BBQ facilities and free parking. Pets are permitted for an additional $10 per pet, per day.  

Fuller Lake Arena is about a 15-minute walk from the hotel, while Duncan Mall can be found 15 minutes away by car. Chemainus Quay & Marina is roughly a 7-minute drive away and Nanaimo Airport (YCD) is a 25-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $10/pet/day, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 21, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with compliments going to the hotel's value, location and rooms.

Many guests were pleased with the hotel's rates. They described them as reasonable, cheap and affordable, and found the hotel to provide good value for the money.

The hotel's location was praised by numerous lodgers. They found it to be easily accessible, as well as close to restaurants, pubs, a gas station, highway access, downtown Chemainus, Victoria and Nanaimo.

Several reviewers enjoyed their lodgings at the hotels. They described their rooms as clean, well equipped, spacious, quiet and functional, with comfortable beds. It should be noted, however, that some patrons criticized their accommodations (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.

Although several travellers were satisfied with their clean and comfortable rooms, some reviewers criticized aspects of their rooms. The list of complaints included: dated and worn decor, musty odours, spotty Wi-Fi, small-sized rooms and old TVs.

A few lodgers complained of noise disruptions during their stay. They reported noisy in-room air-conditioning and heating units, as well as traffic noise in rooms facing the highway. 
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Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.1 out of 10 from 31 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.2 out of 5 with an 82% recommendation rate from 17 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #2 of 2 Chemainus hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

The author called the hotel on October 21, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Map Marker Fuller Lake Motel
9300 Smiley Road-Trans Canada Hwy, Chemainus, BC