Ocean Sands Resort

Ocean Sands Resort

1165 Resort Dr, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E2 Canada
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4.5
#1 of 4 resorts in Parksville
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value

Welcome to Ocean Sands Resort, your Parksville “home away from home.” Ocean Sands Resort aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Ocean Sands Resort offer a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator.

Guests of Ocean Sands Resort are also welcome to enjoy a pool and barbeque facilities, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

If you’re looking for a seafood restaurant, consider a visit to Kalvas Restaurant, The British Bobby, or Chameleons, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Ocean Sands Resort.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park (1.3 km), Parksville Museum (0.5 km), and Oceanside Village Artists' Gallery (0.9 km), which are some popular Parksville attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the resort.

Ocean Sands Resort puts the best of Parksville at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Beach
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Room features
Dining area
Fireplace
Private balcony
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Great View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

1165 Resort Dr, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E2 Canada
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 51 out of 100
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Vancouver Intl Airport
79.7 km
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Qualicum Airport
14.5 km
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Brent R wrote a review Jun 2020
Victoria, Canada1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay at Ocean Sands, the caretakers were awesome and very accomodating. While everyone has their own tastes as to decor and amenities, we were happy with the price, location and function of the two bedroom apartment we stayed in. As the apartment we stayed in is a privately owned property and several others we looked at are, there are choices for staying in 1 or 2 bedroom condo / apt. The Staff kept the place spotless and dusted well and this was welcome with allergies and the Covid-19 situation. While the property recently opened up, the pool and hot tub etc was closed until later in June due to the pandemic. We would definitely stay again and this is really good value for money compared to resorts next door or in close proximity. We would like to once again thank the staff for being so great and keeping the place so clean!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Alison K wrote a review Aug 2021
Vancouver Island, Canada4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I rented two of the oceanside/ocean view 2-bedroom condos, for 2 nights. Each unit is privately owned, but managed by the resort, so they are all a little different in terms of furniture and styling. Both our condos were clean and well equipped. The resort provided adequate shower and beach/pool towels and more were available upon request. They also provided games, beach toys (croquet, bocci ball, skim boards etc), and DVDs free of charge. Views from our room were stunning, overlooking the endless beach at low tide. The resort has a nice outdoor pool and hot tub, and has directly access to the beach. There is an elevator that take you to each floor of the building and down to the path to beach, which was great, as our youngest daughter has mobility challenges and can't walk. The staff member at the main desk/office was friendly and accommodating and we were able to contact them any time for any extra supplies or services (e.g. more towels, garbage and recycling removal). The beds were comfy, and lots of pillows were provided. We'll definitely be back and recommend Ocean Sand, especially for families!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Harley20222022 wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed many times at Ocean Sands, in fact, it is our "go to" place when we are staying in the Parksville/Qualicum area.

The suites are always impeccably clean and completely outfitted with everything you could need.

Darcy is always friendly and upbeat and willing to accommodate.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andy H wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
First of all, the location is great and the management staff were very friendly and accommodating. We booked unit 104, which was a ocean front condo with 2 bedrooms. It is important to note that each unit is individually owned and therefore will vary. I can only speak for our unit, #104. This unit is in bad need of updates. We were quite disappointed with the general disrepair of this unit. It needed new paint (walls were scraped and damaged, skylight was repaired but not painted), floors (carpet and lino look about 30 years old) and worst of all was the bathroom. In the bathroom the baseboards were black with rot and mildew. I assume the owner never uses this unit as I don't know how they could look at that and not spend a few hours fixing this. Also, the queen bed is very worn out and uncomfortable. For the price paid, I'm sure your could do better in Parksville. We stayed at Sunrise Ridge resort the year before and found it much better for a similar price.
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Date of stay: July 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Doug B wrote a review Jul 2021
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I Loved the service and location. Food at the outlet was exceptional. There was a nice look about the place and I found that the reception staff took our service very seriously. The condos are very well equipped and give you a sense of being at home. It is really nice to go somewhere and actually feel like you are more than just on another holiday. you can feel like you are on a long hiatus and that you are actually living among the community. You feel as though the environment is truly home. The kitchen had what I needed to cook a full meal for my wife.

I love fresh fish and enjoy taking my time to cook a full meal with all the trimmings. I used a fish store locally which the staff are more than happy to help you get to. we were missing some utensils at first and I noticed a few things I would need from the kitchen in order to really wow my wife over a candlelit dinner. The staff at the hotel arranged for me to get everything I needed no questions asked. It was a perfect night and made that much better that we felt at home in an awesome setting yet were still on a staycation in BC.

Definitely coming back.
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Date of stay: July 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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8jeanmm50 wrote a review Jul 2022
Houston, Texas1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked 3 of the 2 bedroom condos and 1 of the 1 bedrooms for our family of 14. The units were spacious and included everything we needed. Since children ranged from 9 to 17, at some point an individual or group used the badminton, basketball hoop, hot tub, pool and buckets for the beach. The resort had a central grassed area for everyone's use as well. Two rooms shared a second floor landing which made it easy to run back and forth and share tables for meals. Overall, Ocean Sands Resort delivered as the perfect place for our family. If I could change anything, it would be to book sooner, probably in summer for the following summer for best choice of units. The view and the beach were incredible.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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onclinjc wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been staying at this location annually for many years. It is a clean, quiet, well taken care of property with fantastic managers. This place may lack some of the upscale appearance of other resorts in the area, but it takes care of its returning customers and has everything we need to function perfectly. We are 100% comfortable here and would not consider going to any other location in the area.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dkljl wrote a review Aug 2023
Vancouver, Canada25 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our third time staying at Ocean Sands. The location and price is excellent. The units are simple and very clean. It's proximity to the beach and the beautiful views are what keep us coming back. This is the first time we stayed in a studio. Previously we have booked 1 or 2 bedroom units but none were available. For the studio the suggestion we have is to have a small amount of cutlery and dishes (maybe 2 each of knife, fork, spoon, plate, bowl). We asked if we could borrow some from the office and were told there were none available. Since there is a fridge and microwave, we had brought some food, but had to run to the dollar store to pick some things up. Overall a great stay.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bmuffy wrote a review Jun 2022
Edmonton, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is perfect for families. The suite was fully stocked and they loved all the soccer/sports equipment just left out to play with. The beach was a quick 5 min walk away and the outdoor pool had life jackets for the kids.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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marniedennis wrote a review Apr 2022
North Saanich, Canada1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Reception at front desk is awesome- very relaxed, very welcoming. Once we asked for a cart to allow us to get our belongings to the unit, a very helpful employee got one for us immediately. ( there weren’t any in the secure entrance.
The unit itself was quite comfortable, very good supply of quality pots and pans, dishes. Our only suggestion is to upgrade the towels and to check the potential of a break/ crack in the tub.
All in all, will certainly be back to ocean sands someday soon.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Maria T asked a question Jan 2022
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Is the pool open year round?
Answer from Martina C
London, Canada2 contributions
You should be able to depending on availability. We were on the main floor in a 2 bed facing the pool. No one was above us so we heard nothing.
Answer from Jimmy K
Saint John, Indiana59 contributions29 helpful votes
We saw many live clams partially protruding from the sand.
Answer from deganwy
Kitchener,Ontario68 contributions69 helpful votes
no grocery stores within walking distance. No shuttle that we know of. Ocean sands is approx 20 min drive from ferry terminal. As ex Brits, we had no difficulty with the driving on the other side of the road. you might want to check on Google for Greyhound buses but really, you will miss a lot by not being able to drive around hope this helps.
Answer from OceanSandsResort
Parksville3 contributions1 helpful vote
Yes, there is a discount for booking weekly. Our weekly rates depend on the condo type you are looking for ie 1 or 2 Bedroom Oceanfront Condos or 2 Bedroom Poolside Condos.
Penny V wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take along cleaning supplies and mold control spray, or stay somewhere else"
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Sandy_rah79 wrote a tip Aug 2021
Sidney, Canada43 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book well ahead-we book a year ahead!"
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Sally H wrote a tip Sep 2020
North Vancouver, Canada53 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Higher floors have best views, but lower floors have patios - your choice!"
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errol c wrote a tip Jul 2020
Vancouver, Canada11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The ocean view buildings have great views of ocean (recommend #216) but every room has a unique character and Darcy/Kristy are amazing"
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cherylk943 wrote a tip Mar 2020
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The bathroom facet is a little wiggly."
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PRICE RANGE
C$214 - C$287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ocean sands hotel parksville
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandParksville
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Sands Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Ocean Sands Resort?
Nearby attractions include North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre (7.3 km), Parksville Community Park and Skate Park (3.6 km), and Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ocean Sands Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a heated pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ocean Sands Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ocean Sands Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ocean Sands Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ocean Sands Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salt PIZZERIA, Chameleons, and Mekong River.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ocean Sands Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a heated pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Ocean Sands Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Milner Gardens & Woodland (12.2 km).
Does Ocean Sands Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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