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Pet-friendly Duncan budget hotel with jacuzzi suites, free breakfast and free parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing the highway and exploring the area by car
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their helpful service
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Several guests found their rooms to be clean
  • Several reviewers enjoyed meals at the on-site restaurant
  • Some guests felt they had received good value
Cons
  • A few guests complained of dirty carpets and small rooms at the hotel
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 20, 2015
Overview
This hotel is situated among local businesses on the Trans-Canada Highway. Offering convenient highway access and no on-site recreational facilities, this property is well suited for guests who looking to access off-site attractions and/or explore the area by car.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV with pay-per-view movies, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker, free local calls and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with one double bed, two double beds or one queen bed. Suites are also available and are furnished with one queen bed and a jetted tub.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $10 pet pet, per night. This hotel has two floors and no elevator.

A free breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am. There are two on-site restaurants. Smitty's Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the Roadhouse Pub serves lunch and dinner.

Other on-site amenities include a business centre (guest copy and fax service), an ATM, a convenience store, guest laundry facilities, ice/vending machines and a 24-hour front desk. Guests are offered discount passes to Cowichan Aquatic Centre with indoor pool and waterslide.

The Duncan Plaza shopping centre is a 2-minute drive away. The Vancouver Island University (Cowichan Campus) is 3 minutes away by car, while the Cowichan Golf and Country Club is a 5-minute drive away. The BC Forest Discovery Centre and access to Somenos Lake are both about 6 minutes away by car.

The Chemainus River Provincial Park is about 25 minutes away by car, while the Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 65-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
The staff were the most complimented aspect of this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. Many guests found the staff to be friendly, welcoming and eager to help.

Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the highway and exploring the area by car. One guest said that the hotel was easy to find, while another reviewer found many amenities nearby.

The free breakfast received frequent praise from guests, with a few reviewers specifically mentioning that the waffles were good. Several guests described enjoyable meals at the on-site restaurants.

Several reviewers described their rooms as clean, however a few guests expressed cleanliness concerns. A few guests thought that their rooms were quiet, while a couple of guests found their rooms to be adequately furnished and generally comfortable.
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The Bad
Among the reviews used for this analysis, there were a few common concerns found.

A few guests complained of dirty carpets and small rooms. A couple of guests complained of musty odours in their rooms.

There were a few other complaints found, however those concerns seemed to result from isolated experiences.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.3 out of 5, with 81% of 43 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #3 out of 5 properties in Duncan, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 34 eviews. 

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
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2 / out of 3
hotels in Duncan

Rated 6.2/10 based on 463 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 3 hotels in Duncan

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Map Marker Super 8 Duncan
5325 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC