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Old House Hotel & Spa

9.0 | Excellent | #4 out of 8 hotels in Courtenay

Courtenay luxury hotel with all-season outdoor pool, day spa, fine dining and kitchenettes

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, parking, airport shuttle
  • The staff received many compliments from guests
  • Many guests felt the rooms were clean and well-appointed
  • The hotel's on-site spa and outdoor pool were enjoyed by many guests
  • Many guests appreciated the central riverfront location
  • Some guests felt there was excessive traffic noise
  • A few guests were disappointed with the view from rooms at the front of the hotel
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Feb 25, 2015
All rooms and suites at the Old House Village Hotel and Spa feature a kitchenette or full kitchen, a fireplace and a soaker tub, making the hotel a well-suited choice for those looking for a romantic getaway or a condo-like suite.

This 100% non-smoking hotel offers 79 rooms and suites over three floors. Standard room features include a fireplace, a flat screen TV, a DVD player, a kitchenette, a soaker tub, robes and two double beds. Upgraded rooms included a king bed and optional sofabed.

Suites sleep 4 to 6 people and include one or two separate bedroom areas each with a king bed, a TV, and adjoining bathroom, as well as a living room area with a sofabed, a full kitchen, a dining area and in-suite washer and dryer. Free Wi-Fi and local calls are available in all rooms. Small dogs are allowed for an additional $25 per week.

Locals Restaurant on site features fine dining showcasing local foods and there are other restaurants in walking distance of the hotel including the Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, Tomato, Chalk and Jo Klassen's Grill.

Amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre, a year-round heated outdoor pool, an outdoor hot tub, an indoor hot tub, infrared sauna, meeting space, a BBQ area, ski and bike storage and an on-site spa. Free amenities include: underground parking, airport shuttle (reservations required) and weekday continental breakfast are available to all guests.

This hotel is about a 10-minute drive from the Inland Island Highway and a 5-minute drive to the downtown area. There is a shopping plaza one block away and several restaurants within a few blocks. The Courtenay Riverway 5 km riverside walkway is right beside the hotel. Mount Washington Alpine Resort and Strathcona Park can be reached in about 50 minutes by car while Comox Valley Airport is a 15-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

The Good
The majority of reviews used for this analysis were positive and focused on the staff, the rooms, the amenities and the location.

Front desk, security and spa staff all received compliments from many guests. Hotel staff were described as being friendly, professional, helpful and accommodating.

Many guests felt the rooms were clean, upscale and well-appointed. Numerous guests appreciated the in-suite laundry machines, kitchen, heated bathroom floor, robes and fireplace included with certain rooms. Some guests who stayed in rooms at the back of the building complimented the river and garden view.

Many guests who used the pool or received a spa treatment were very happy with their experience.

The hotel's proximity to a grocery store, cafes and restaurants was considered convenient by many. Some guests also appreciated its central location and easy access to the Riverway walkway.
The Bad
Although the majority of reviews used for this analysis were positive, a few negative reviews focused on traffic noise and the view from the West side of the building.

Some guests that stayed in certain rooms complained of excessive traffic noise from the nearby bridge.

A few other guests who stayed in rooms at the front (west side) of the building were disappointed in the view, noting that instead of having a mountain view they were looking out at the backside of buildings.
Show Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 10 hotels and rated it 4.5 out of 5, based on 145 guest reviews.

Booking.com rated this hotel 8.7 out of 10, based on 14 guest reviews.

Yelp.ca rated this hotel 4.5 out of 5, based on 2 guest reviews.

Editor's Analysis by Steph J.
Analyzed by Steph J.
Stephanie lives on Vancouver Island, BC, where she enjoys all things West Coast. She has daydreamed about travelling since childhood and has visited over a dozen countries since, but Canada is always at the top of her list.
Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
9.0 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
4 / out of 8
hotels in Courtenay

The average guest rating for Old House Hotel & Spa is 9.0 out of 10 based on 1391 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Old House Hotel & Spa at #4 out of 8 hotels in Courtenay.

Map Marker Old House Hotel & Spa
1800 Riverside Lane, Courtenay, BC