Lighthouse Motel

Lighthouse Motel

6035 Island Hwy W Qualicum Bay, Qualicum Bay, British Columbia V9K 2E1 Canada
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Queen Bed Unit 3
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Dining table with a lovely view of seawall and Qualicum Bay; Microwave stand and microwave in this Unit
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#1 of 1 motel in Qualicum Bay
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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The Lighthouse Motel is the perfect location any time of year to escape from life's stresses and relax. Our property fronts directly on the ocean overlooking Qualicum Bay and the Strait of Georgia, Hornby Island and the snow capped Coastal Mountain Range. Qualicum Bay is approximately 10 minutes north of Qualicum Beach. We offer affordable accommodation that is perfect for couples, or individuals looking for some rest and relaxation. We are pet friendly and allow one dog per unit. We do not allow cats. We are centrally located for day trips to the Parkville-Qualicum area and Horne Lake, Tofino and Ucluelet and Mount Washington in the Courtenay/Comox Valley. Hiking, kayaking, skiing and snowboarding, golfing and fishing are an easy drive. For those who just want to enjoy the lovely sea breeze & fresh sea air, sit on our expansive seawall enjoy a good book, take in the view, watch eagles, kingfishers, ospreys, herons, seals and otters that frequent our oceanfront location.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary tea
Badminton
Golf course
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Outdoor dining area
Hiking
Fishing
Patio
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French

Location

6035 Island Hwy W Qualicum Bay, Qualicum Bay, British Columbia V9K 2E1 Canada
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 41 out of 100
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Qualicum Airport
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Alberni Valley Regional Airport
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j0npetrie wrote a review Feb 2021
Vancouver, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Motel, as another review wrote is, in some respects, ‘a blast from the past’, has real character, wonderful location. Management is clearly Covid aware, tech savy, organized — self-check in with a combination lock on the doors of units, place felt very clean.
For me it was a real treat to be beside the ocean, hear waves in my bed thru a partially open window.
Advise paying the little bit extra for unit 4, the unit is the closest to the ocean and I think significantly larger than most of the other units.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Denise B wrote a review Sep 2020
Sylvan Lake, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was so clean and the view was excellent (#5). It had good lighting (personally hate dim rooms) and was at a lovely location with the ocean sea wall.

Only complaint is that the room was small and not a good place for luggage. But clearly I coped and would stay there again.

You can see the pride of ownership as the outside was well tended and the cups matched the outside paint (a delightful teal).

I went walking along the beach in mornings and could grab takeout (food truck across the street) and eat outside at the sea wall in evenings. Would stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Wendy and Louie R wrote a review Jul 2020
Maple Ridge, Canada
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room was very clean and the view was stunning! We stayed for 3 days in #6. A perfect little fridge with a freezer. Coffee maker, kettle and a few dishes were also provided. The sea lions put on a show during the day and the managers supply firewood for a bonfire in the evening. We saw eagles and herons. Great restaurants within walking and driving distance! The managers were very helpful and lent us their toaster one morning!!! Our dog was welcomed to the property. Love it there and will return for an entire week next summer!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wendy C wrote a review Jul 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I showed up with my elderly parents; one of which is 90 and blind. In speaking with the agent before booking, I told her my parents were not very mobile and that my father was blind. I was assured it would be the perfect room for them, given their disabilities. I was also assured the parking lot was close to their room for easy access, it was not and we had to park in the alley. The small bedroom had a hot water tank in it at the corner of the end of the bed. So the person on that side would not be able to get in and out of bed freely. The sofa bed was a thin mattress with bulging springs, not fit for anyone to sleep on! I spoke with customer service several times to resolve this matter and get a refund , I was told the owner would call me and they have not so I will be leaving my unsatisfactory review to warn others. I tried to leave a review on their facebook page but have been blocked which I suspect is what they do when someone doesn't give a glowing review. For $230.00 a night plus taxes, I expect a lot better! the views are incredible but that is pretty much available anywhere in Qualicum! We found a much better place, it was a two bedroom for the same price, brand new kitchenette and private patio! BEWARE
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Date of stay: June 2020
Room Tip: Do not stay here, small old rooms, mine had a hot water tank in it so one of us couldn't get...
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Jackie S wrote a review May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked last minute for a couples getaway and were pleasantly surprised with the lovely views, clean room, comfy bed and easy check-in. We will be back for sure! Don't forget your binoculars. They supply firewood and paper for the outdoor fire, so you don't have to bring much. There are a couple of restaurants and a café nearby. All and all a great place in a great location
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Calgarysheila wrote a review Nov 2020
Indio, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were looking for a quick overnight stop on our way to Tofino from upisland and chose this motel. It’s a blast from the past for sure. It doesn’t look like much from the outside. Quaint and small. But our room was renovated not so long ago. While it was tiny (no space for luggage) it suited us well. The bed was comfy. The bathroom small but efficient. They even provided coffee and tea which was nice for an early morning departure. We were there when the weather was cold and rainy but i can imagine on a warm day, it would be lovely to sit out on the sea wall. It was great value for us and if ever in the area would certainly consider staying there again.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Maps20478 wrote a review Sep 2005
St. Thomas, Ontario
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The owner of this place was very unprofessional. We booked the cottage approximately three months in advance with the manager for our group of seven at $90 per night. Just a few nights before we were to arrive, the owner called us to change it to $135 per night. We told her that we were very upset by this change and the short notice, but she would not honour the original agreement. When we arrived in the evening, she informed us that the cottage was for only five people and since our group was seven she would have to charge us an additional $24 per night. Therefore the total amount we ended up paying was $159 per night!! Also, she insisted that we pay in full up front, or we could pack our bags and leave. After futile negotiations with the owner, she left us with no other options and we felt that were bullied into it by her threats that we would not find any other accommodations. The cottage was barely adequate. When we made the original booking we were told it was better than it actually was. Two out of the three bedrooms were very small (one was actually a closet just big enough for a single bed and it had no door). No doubt this is why there are no pictures of the rooms on their web site. Needless to say, I would highly recommend looking at other places to stay as there are plenty of other hotels and cottages in the area.
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Lana L wrote a review Nov 2018
Nanaimo, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Small room. Huge high bed. Shower was wonderful. Bed was comfortable. Lots of light in room. Very clean. The only thing that bothered me was the doors are coded with no keys. You have to punch in a code which was told to me outside my room door a few times and then tried by the manager. I did not feel completely relaxed after that as I was travelling alone and could not help but wonder who else might have heard her telling me the code as well. Also, I am hoping these door codes are changed in between guests?
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Petroman86 wrote a review Jun 2008
Calgary Alberta
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We were told by friends that it was quite rustic but I would rather call it quite run down. The sofa was caved in and quite uncomfortable to sit in. There was mould around the bathtub and the bathroom was barely big enough for one person to move about in. The kitchen supplies were minimal, we had one seven inch frying pan with no egg flipper. The batteries in the TV remote were dead, there was no radio or telephone. At $256 for a two night stay this was by far our most expensive accomadation on a 10 day trip throughout western Washington and the BC interior. But this was by far the worst place we stayed. Even our one night stay in a Motel 6 for $59 by far ran circles around this place. The grounds were not kept up and I can see why they do not include any pictures of the buildings or the inside of any of the suits (shacks). I would not return to this establishment for $50 a night including all taxes.It is quite evident that the owners have put very little money back into this property. I would highly recommend that anyone thinking of booking this do their homework first !!!!
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Date of stay: May 2008
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LA150 wrote a review Sep 2014
Toronto
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice little beach motel with an absolutely fantastic view. Liked the fact that it was on a quiet stretch of the island. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. There are a couple of restaurants close by. Sand Pebbles Cafe had a super breakfast. All in all, enjoyed the stay and would not hesitate to recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Wendy C wrote a tip Jul 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not stay here, small old rooms, mine had a hot water tank in it so one of us couldn't get in and out of bed on our side"
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justsaying1012015 wrote a tip Nov 2018
Nanaimo, Canada16 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms seem to have a view"
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Joanne M wrote a tip Oct 2017
Canada197 contributions79 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms face the ocean. Choose based on how many beds you need, whether you need a kitchenette, or how much space you want."
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SuperDave47 wrote a tip Sep 2017
Brandon, Canada1,380 contribution381 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Small rooms, so suite is the best choice during bad weather."
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orfio r wrote a tip May 2017
Pooler, Georgia11 contributions6 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you must stay here I suppose I would suggest the room on the end. It has 2 windows"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lighthouse Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Lighthouse Motel?
Nearby attractions include Salish Sea Market (4.8 km), Lighthouse Country Regional Trail (0.2 km), and PineRidge RV Park and Farm Market (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lighthouse Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a golf course.
Which room amenities are available at Lighthouse Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Lighthouse Motel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Lighthouse Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lighthouse Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sandbar Cafe, That Extra Touch Roadside, and Micky J's.
Are pets allowed at Lighthouse Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lighthouse Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does Lighthouse Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Lighthouse Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.