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361 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2B5 Canada
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#3 of 15 hotels in Campbell River
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Under Management: Janice and Peter will be happy to greet you! Ocean front motel. All rooms have beautiful ocean and mountain views. 16 rooms offer private balconies with this view. Free wifi and the usual standard amenities in all our rooms; kitchen suites are especially spacious.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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Roam.Wander.Explore wrote a review Sep. 2020
Vancouver, Canada53 contributions4 helpful votes
The place itself is not quite like the pictures, it appears the outdoor spaces needed some upkeep. There was a nice view from our balcony and that was about all I’d say. The space was modest and nothing special, but did the job for a one night stopover. The thing that concerns me is that my card was charged before we arrived, when my booking was a “book now, pay later”. Additionally, when I reserved the property, I know it was listed at about 75$ cheaper then what I was charged, but when I went back to look at the booking, the price had changed on my booking site for what I had owed, but the current listing for the property was the price I originally reserved at, which was almost half the cost I was charged. Since my card was already charged and I had no proof of the original booking listed price, I let it slide. I travel a lot and book with the same engine and this has never happened to me before and will be contacting them. I definitely wouldn’t have booked this place at the rate I was charged considering the state of the property, when I initially thought it to be nothing more than a good deal. I’d advise to book elsewhere due to my concerns on the practices around billing/charging.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from peter park, General Manager at Above Tide Motel
Responded Jan. 30, 2021
Thank you for your review. I am telling you that all pictures in my website and booking.com site are original pictures by my cell phone camera. I didn't edit the pictures with any APP. Booking.com and Expedia asked me to edit for better quality but I did not do it. You might confuse with other property. For 15 years we have never had $75 room rate. In order to avoid any payment issue, please book direct to the motel. Booking.com and Expedia has some tricks on their site like a C$ or US$. And my motel policy tells you that we charge the room rate on your credit card 2 days before your arrival date. Every motel has different policies. So If you book a room before 2 days of your arrival date. You might see "book now Pay later" This "Pay later" means that is not what you pay when you arrive. The times of payment are depends on the policies of each motel. So you don't pay when you make a booking. But when you make a booking inside of the cancellation policy window, they will charge it on your credit card instantly . Please trust the owner of small sized motel. They do not take any advantages form the customer payment. And before you complaining, you'd better talk to the owner about your issue. They will solve the problems. Your review from your misunderstood can kill a small business. Please consider we are living together on the Earth. We are all limited human being. we can't even see a coin100% same time. Anyhow sorry for your uncomfortable staying with us.
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ianjc wrote a review Sep. 2020
Victoria273 contributions168 helpful votes
Good location, great view, small room but nice enough, clean, fridge, microwave, great wifi, bed a bit soft for my taste but my wife was happy, no aircon but a good fan and with the door to the (small) balcony open cool enough on a 27 C evening. Parking lot is TIGHT. Park at the end where you drive in, or be prepared to make five back and forths to get out, and that's in a Toyota. My real complain was the rate. My wife booked the room and paid $120. When I logged in to write this review the Trip Advisor price was $86. If I were you, I'd lock in the price. The alternative is that $86 is for a room very different from ours, but ours had a sea view and two twin beds, and I'm pretty sure that all units have a view.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Icychick wrote a review Sep. 2020
Seattle, Washington40 contributions30 helpful votes
Interestingly the review I posted on Expedia was “ edited”. Let’s see if this one is... Very mediocre hotel compared to those of a similar price in Campbell river. Shower didn’t work, actually could potentially scald someone. Did inform the owners, still waiting for a response. Our room was situated next to the smoking area, not very pleasant as we had to keep the windows open as there is no A/C. Rooms on the north side should be less impacted by smokers, if you are sensitive to second hand smoke. We did have a fan in our room which helped a bit. Rooms are dated ...why are hotels using microfibre sheets, just horrible especially in hot weather. It does look like they are trying to update rooms slowly. Extremely tight parking at the front of the hotel, Ford F-150 almost didn’t make it! Yes it has a view but so do all the hotels in the area. I question some of the reviews on Expedia for sure, no way is there any 5 star component to this motel. 3 max.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
travelbugbc wrote a review Aug. 2020
Vancouver, B.C.19 contributions33 helpful votes
Very friendly and helpful staff. Very welcoming. Clean and comfortable. Balcony with view of discovery passage, and was so nice to have morning coffee and watch people fishing out front of hotel. Excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kelowna163 wrote a review Aug. 2020
British Columbia, Canada63 contributions55 helpful votes
Our family of four stayed here during a quick visit to the area. The Motel is older but very well maintained. When you open the door to your room all you see is Ocean. It was breathtaking to see along with a view of Quadra Island. The room was clean and beds were super comfortable. The small kitchenette was great to have for a quick breakfast or late night snack. The rooms were not air conditioned and during the recent heat wave would have been welcome relief...but they did have a couple fans in the room and when we left the patio door open we got a nice breeze off the ocean which helped to cool things off. Definitely the best place to stay with a view.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Above Tide Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Above Tide Motel?
Nearby attractions include The Museum at Campbell River (0.2 km), Elk Falls Provincial Park (0.6 km), and Maritime Heritage Centre (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Above Tide Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Above Tide Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Above Tide Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Above Tide Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dicks Fish & Chips, Crabby Bob's Seafood, and Miki's Sesame Sushi.
Does Above Tide Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.