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Kokanee Glacier Resort

#6 of 10 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Yes, "resort" might be a little misleading, since this is more a motel than a resort, but don't let that throw you. My wife and I have stayed here twice now and have been completely happy each time. The manager is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean. There's a fridge, stove, kitchen stocked with dishes and coffee/tea basics,...

Thank Shawn M
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Good, clean accommodation in one bedroom unit. Great views of lake from balcony. Had all we needed here. Quiet resort with nice sitting areas outside. We had rain so did not use BBQ provided. Owner was friendly and helpful. There was a power failure during a thunderstorm and the owners came round with candles for each unit. Resort is 9...

Thank Sannehil
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We had a pretty good idea what to expect from reading the reviews. Unfortunately our expectations were higher than warranted. We would have preferred to stay in Nelson but the pet friendly policy of Kokanee won us over. We were on the ground floor and appreciated the kitchen for meal preparation. First impression was fine, but when I wiped up...

Thank sitesea
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My wife and I went on a 11 day trip through BC and Alberta and stayed in motels every night. We always tried to find a decent place based on reviews. We liked this motel so much we decided to stay for 4 nights. Yes, it is a motel and not an official resort. But of all the motels we...

Thank Chris B
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The name definitely throws one off in that it's the furthest thing from a "resort" but it's a sweet little place to stay. The offer a nice variety of breakfast items for their continental breakfast. It's central to things to do and see while you're visiting Nelson.

Thank Nayrex
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Stayed here because off the great reviews....big disappointment! Like one reviewer said ....this is no resort just an old motel. Room was not clean especially the bathroom, carpets stained and a smell in the kitchen cabinet that is indescribable. Super squeaky floors, luckily we had a top floor, I felt sorry for the people below us. No breakfast after Sept...

Thank jessieCanada
Meimei K, Operator at Kokanee Glacier Resort, responded to this review

We don't charge the same rate after the Summer season, if there was a mistaken charge about your bill please contact us at 250-825-9421.Thank you.

Reviewed 15 September 2016

The "resort" is actually a small motel, about 15 mins driving from downtown Nelson. It is facing the Kootenay lake, but not at the lake and it is away from amenities. We stayed at one bedroom suite on the upper level. The room is equipped with a kitchen (fridge, stove, microwave oven, electric kettle, utensils, cups and plates. There is...

Thank WorldTravellerSoon
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We stayed here for several nights. We booked a 1 bedroom unit, comes with full kitchen, bathroom and living room. Very clean units who are in need of some renovations. Property is great, about 10 minute drive from Downtown Nelson, fabulous view onto Kootenay Lake. Very spacious resort/property....lots of spaces to sit and relax and enjoy the view, grassy areas...

Thank EdmontonDisneyfan
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 September 2016

While I found the name to be misleading (it's a motel, not a resort), this motel had everything we needed for our 2 nights in Nelson. The owners are very friendly and personable, and there is definitely a sense of family at the property. The tree fort and play area was a hit with our kids, as well as the...

Thank Thundanutts
North Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The owners, Panda and Meimei are so friendly and helpful and I loved the personal touches both in the decor and service. A wonderful breakfast was included in a charming spacious dining area with everything you could desire including lots of fresh cut fruit, cereals, yogurt, omelettes and home-baked muffins and more. Our big fluffy dog was welcome and our...

Thank Elaine S

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A breathtaking view of the Kootenay Lake, only an eight minute drive to the city of Nelson, and close to the Kokanee Glacier Park. The Kokanee Glacier Resort is an excellent starting point for exploring the best of the Kootenays. Comfortable air conditioned suites complete with private bedroom(s), kitchens and many other amenities make this the perfect family vacation destination, or just a great overnight visit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kokanee Glacier Resort

Address: 2615 3a Hwy, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 6K9, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Nelson
Price Range: $113 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kokanee Glacier Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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#2 Family Hotel in Nelson
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“Book an upper floor, super squeaky floors”
jessieCanada, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the second level but not near the BBQ deck”
WorldTravellerSoon, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“if you have children may want to check different room options. 1 bedroom suite offers 1 bed and hide-a-bed in separate room.”
  • Photo of our dog in the doorway of our pet-friendly room
sidneypuss, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“second floor was quiet, away from the common seating areas.”
plentyofwonder, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you book ahead of time, ask for one of the end rooms for a spectacular view of the lake.”
Prairieguy_11, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
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