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Seaside locale, free breakfast, great staff, clean but small rooms with no AC

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast
  • The hotel's location was described as serene and breathtaking by many guests
  • The staff were praised for their friendly and accommodating service
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • Some guests complained about the lack of air conditioning in the summer months and spotty Wi-Fi
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 6, 2013
Overview
Overlooking the Georgia Strait just off South Island Highway on Vancouver Island's east coast, the Ocean Resort is geared towards business or vacation travellers who prefer an oceanside hotel with meeting/banquet space, a spa and wellness centre and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a bathrobe for each guest and a DVD player. A one-bedroom suite is also offered, and comes equipped with a seating area and a full kitchen. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include a private beach, a fitness centre, a spa and wellness centre, a steam room, a sauna, meeting/event space, a business centre, a gift shop, free parking and a free continental breakfast. Pets are permitted for an additional $20 per room, per night.

Miracle Beach Provincial Park and Storey Creek Golf Club are both about a 9-minute drive away, while Campbell River Common Shopping Centre is a 20-minute drive from the hotel. Campbell River Airport (YBL) is roughly a 15-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $20/room/night, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 17, 2013)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms. 

Many reviewers praised the hotel's location. They described it as serene, gorgeous and calming, with breathtaking views of the mountains and ocean. 

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by guests, who characterized them as friendly and accommodating. One patron remarked, "The management team there are a beautiful couple and made us feel right at home. Any questions we had, they had answers. Anything we needed they could supply. It was like we had known each other for years. GREAT hospitality".

Several travellers were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, cozy and well equipped, with comfortable beds. Some lodgers complained about their rooms, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the hotel's rooms.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, some guests complained about their lodgings. They complained about the rooms' lack of air conditioning, which led to hot and stuffy conditions in the summer. Highway noise was also an issue for some guests, as was spotty Wi-Fi and small-sized rooms.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.1 out of 10 from 22 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 of 17 Campbell River hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 from 1 review.

The author called the hotel on October 17, 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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