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Waterfront resort with multiple on-site pools and free kayak and canoe rentals

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as well appointed and well equipped with amenities
  • Many reviewers said that they enjoyed the secluded and peaceful location
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests enjoyed the on-site pools
  • Several reviewers described the grounds as well maintained
Cons
  • A few guests were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms
  • A couple of reviewers complained that their rooms did not have air conditioning
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 25, 2013
Overview
This hotel is situated on the shore of Craig Bay on the Strait of Georgia in the community of Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island. Offering a full-service spa and multiple on-site pools, this property is well suited for guests who prefer a secluded resort experience.

This property is 100% smoke free and offers a variety of accommodation options. Hotel rooms include free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a flat screen TV, a balcony and a toaster. Select rooms also include a fireplace. Rooms are furnished with one king bed or two queen beds.

Junior, one- and two-bedroom suites are available in town houses around the property. All suites include the amenities mentioned above plus a jetted tub. Select suites also include a microwave, a dishwasher, a washer and dryer, cookware, an iron and ironing board, a dining table and a fireplace. Suites are furnished with queen and/or king beds. Junior and one-bedroom suites accommodate up to four people, while two-bedroom suites accommodate up to eight people.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted. This property does not provide daily housekeeping.

The on-site restaurant, Landing Grill, serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

Other on-site amenities include an indoor and outdoor pool, an indoor and outdoor hot tub, a sauna, a picnic and BBQ area, a fitness centre, a convenience centre, complimentary kayak and canoe rentals and a full-service spa. This property also offers organized activities.

Access to Highway 19 is 7 minutes away by car, while shopping and restaurants in neighbouring Parksville are about a 9-minute drive away. The Vancouver Island University is 11 minutes away by car. The Morningstar Championship Golf Course is a 17-minute drive away. The Qualicum Beach Airport (XQU) is about a 20-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Many guests seemed to thoroughly enjoy their experience at this resort and several reviewers indicated that they were likely to return in the future. Several aspects of this property received praise among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as well appointed and many reviewers appreciated that their rooms were equipped with amenities like the in-room jetted tubs, in-room fireplaces, in-suite kitchens and private balconies. A few guests found their rooms to be spacious and several reviewers mentioned that they had pleasant views of the water from their rooms.

Many reviewers enjoyed the location of this property and guests described the location as peaceful and tucked-away. Several guests also mentioned that the grounds were well maintained and beautifully landscaped.

Several guests enjoyed the on-site pools and one reviewer found the pools to be comfortably heated. A few reviewers appreciated that free kayak and canoe rentals were made available.

Several reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service, although a few guests had concerns about the service (see below for more details).

A couple of guests thought that the room rates were reasonable.
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The Bad
While many guests described overall positive experiences at this hotel, there were a few common concerns expressed by guests.

Among the reviews used for this analysis, a few guests complained about hearing noise from neighbouring rooms, including TV noise and footsteps. 

A couple of guests were disappointed that their rooms did not have air conditioning and these guests found their rooms to be muggy. While several guests had pleasant views from their rooms, as mentioned above, a few reviewers did not have a view of the water from their rooms and these guests found their rooms to be somewhat dark.

While the staff were frequently complimented (as mentioned above), a few guests found the staff difficult to reach by phone.
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 2 properties in Nanoose Bay, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 190 reviews.

Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.9 out of 5, with 88% of 83 guests recommending the property.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Rated 7.3/10 based on 1069 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 2 hotels in Nanoose Bay

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Map Marker Pacific Shores Resort and Spa
1-600 Stroulger Road, Nanoose Bay, BC