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Beach Acres Resort

9.0 | Excellent
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Next to Rathtrevor Beach Park, units with full kitchens, great staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's peaceful locale and proximity to the beach
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Many reviewers thought the units were clean and well equipped
Cons
  • A few guests reported small rooms and dated decor
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 7, 2014
Overview
Located next to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and about a 1-minute drive from Island Highway, Beach Acres Resort is geared towards travellers who prefer self-contained cottages or townhouses with extended kitchen amenities and easy access to the beach and highway.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's units offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a full kitchen, a separate bedroom, a living room with a sofabed, a hair dryer and a gas or wood fireplace. Two- and three-bedroom units are available and the hotel is not wheelchair-accessible.

Hotel amenities include a private beach area, an indoor pool, a sauna, a hot tub, a games room, a playground, three tennis courts, volleyball and basketball courts, meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre, guest laundry, a gift shop, BBQ facilities, free parking and on-site dining at The Black Goose Inn, which serves lunch and dinner daily. 

Dogs under 40 lbs are permitted with a $150 damage deposit plus $35 per dog for the first night and $25 per dog each night after, to a maximum of $100 per week.

Parksville's city centre and Vancouver Island University, Parksville-Qualicum Centre can be found about a 6-minute drive away, while The Heritage Mall is a 3-minute drive away. Nanaimo Airport (YCD) is roughly a 37-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pet policy, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 20, 2014)
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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, rooms and staff.

The hotel's location was praised by numerous reviewers. They described it as peaceful and relaxing, as well as close to the beach, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, grocery stores, mini-golf, bird watching and Mt. Washington. A few patrons did mention the walk to the beach was a few minutes long down a steep hill, however.

Many lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their units as quiet, clean, spacious, well equipped and modern, with beautiful ocean views and comfortable beds. A few guests had complaints about their accommodations, however (see below).

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by travellers. They were characterized as friendly, accommodating and helpful.
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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 rooms. 

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped units, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported small rooms, dated decor and obstructed views of the ocean. One guest remarked, "I heard the units are privately owned, so from other reviews, I think some are in better condition than others."
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TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 of 15 Parksville hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 101 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9 out of 10 from 20 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 20, 2014 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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