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Harrison Village Motel

5.0 | Mediocre
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Across from Harrison Lake Beach, great staff, clean but worn rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many guests praised the friendly and accommodating staff
  • The hotel was found to be close to the beach and highway access
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • Some guests reported worn rooms and no in-room phones
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 21, 2013
Overview
Located across from Harrison Lake Beach, just off Highway 9, the Harrison Village Motel is suitable for travellers who prefer a waterfront hotel with extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker and a mini-fridge. DVD players are available upon request. Rooms with a full kitchen (including an oven and utensils), a separate bedroom, a living room with a sofabed, a dining area and a balcony with a lake view are also available, and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

The hotel also offers tour assistance, an ice cream shack and free parking. Certain pets are permitted upon request depending on type and size of animal, and charges may apply.

Harrison Hot Springs Waterdome is about 3 minutes away on foot, while Chilliwack Mall can be found 30 minutes away by car. Tug Boat Junction Adventure Park is roughly a 3-minute drive from the hotel and Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) is a 1-hour drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted upon request - charges may apply, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 7, 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 staff, location and rooms.

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by guests, who characterized them as helpful, friendly and accommodating. One patron remarked, "From the moment we arrived, Sam (the Motel Manager) was friendly and he went out of his way to make sure that we were happy and taken care of".

Many reviewers enjoyed the hotel's location. They found it across the street from the beach, as well as close to shopping, restaurants, walking trails, highway access and the hot springs pool.

Several travellers were satisfied with their rooms at the hotel. They described their accommodations as clean, spacious, quiet and well equipped, with comfortable beds and beautiful lake views. It should be noted, however, that some guests were disappointed with their lodgings (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some complaints about the rooms.

Although several guests found their rooms to be clean and well equipped, some reviewers criticized their accommodations. They reported worn decor and furniture, musty odours, old TVs and no in-room telephones. A general comment that the hotel was in need of a major renovation was made by some lodgers.
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Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.1 out of 5 with a 78% recommendation rate from 49 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #5 of 6 Harrison Hot Springs hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 49 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.7 out of 10 from 23 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 7, 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.
Guest Reviews
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280 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs, BC