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Beachfront, good rates, clean units with kitchens, a few complaints about beds

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to the beach and highway access
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be well equipped and clean
  • Several travellers found the rates to be reasonable
Cons
  • A few guests reported dated rooms and uncomfortable beds
  • The staff were unavailable at check-in and check-out according to a few reviewers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 20, 2014
Overview
Located on the beach along Island Highway West, the Shorewater Resort is geared towards road travellers who prefer a condo-style hotel with extended kitchen amenities and free Wi-Fi.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's units comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a full kitchen, a patio or balcony, a DVD player, a fireplace, a dining area, a living area with a sofabed, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Units with a loft bedroom are also available and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include BBQ facilities, guest laundry, free parking and a picnic area. Pets are not permitted.

Wembley Mall is about an 11-minute drive from the hotel, while Qualicum Beach Golf Course can be found 4 minutes away by car. Qualicum Beach Village is roughly a 5-minute drive away and Qualicum Beach Airport (XQU) is a 9-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 1, 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, rates and staff.

Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's location, describing it as peaceful and easily accessible, as well as close to the beach, highway access and restaurants. One patron noted, "The location of this condo resort could not be better, right on the beach with wonderful balconies and patios".

Many lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be spacious, clean, well equipped, quiet and modern, with beautiful ocean views. A few patrons complained about their lodgings, however (see below).

The hotel's rates were appreciated by several travellers, who described them as reasonable and "great value for the money".

Several guests complimented the staff. They were characterized as friendly, professional and helpful with directions and recommendations. A few reviewers had complaints about the staff, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms and staff.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported dated decor, uncomfortable beds and sofabeds and a couple lodgers also complained about having to climb the stairs to their bedrooms.

While several travellers were pleased with the level of customer service they received, a few reviewers complained that the staff were at times unavailable for check-in and check-out.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.9 out of 10 from 26 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 of 10 Qualicum hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 20 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 3 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 1, 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.
Guest Reviews
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hotels in Qualicum Beach

Rated 8.8/10 based on 193 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 2 hotels in Qualicum Beach

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Map Marker Shorewater Resort
3295 Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach, BC