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Departure Bay Motel

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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good14%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible28%
3 weeks ago
“Overnight”
2 weeks ago
“Summer 2018”
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Rooms
Kitchenette
Pets Allowed
Laundry Service
Restaurant
1 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mom loves this hotel. She’s a cleaning nut and finds the rooms to be spotless. The beds are super comfortable. The staff are all awesome and she always has a great time when she stays here. It’s easy to find and is conveniently located....More

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this cheap motel because it was pet friendly and we're just looking for a place to crash on a road trip. Room 41 was infested with fleas. Shortly after arriving in the room we found 16 fleas on one dog. Worried it was...More

Thank Luigi F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The price was good for the overnight stay, no real amenities but couple was really nice and helpful. Good walking location to a great restaurant next store. Bed comfortable. Had owner give us a 4am wake up as we had to catch the 6:15am ferry.

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed January 31, 2018

A warm welcome from reception who took us to see rooms available. We chose one with kitchenette in the "lower" block, as we were self catering.. Very clean, looked recently refurbished? On long verandah with chairs to sit outside. Lady told us where nearby shops...More

1  Thank Margot P
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome for the price. The owners are a lovely couple with a shy little dog, Ginger who is all bark but no bite. The motel is very very clean, new beds, TV's, small but very comfortable. Laundry and breakfast on site. Inexpensive...More

1  Thank Jacquie P
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Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Laundry Service
Price range
US$70 - US$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
21
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Location
Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
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"We had a quiet room in second block away from highway."
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"think all rooms are okay - maybe go south - nearer Estevan side than the Old Island Highway."
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"Just pay cash and do not leave any credit card information if u don't want "surprising" charges..."
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