Rodmay Heritage Hotel

Rodmay Heritage Hotel

6251 Yew St, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 4J9 Canada
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Beautiful full service heritage hotel located in historic district. Close to beaches, kayaking, hiking, theatre, restaurants
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Billiards
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
Wifi
Restaurant
Snack bar
Darts
Nightclub / DJ
Meeting rooms
Salon
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
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Housekeeping
Bottled water
Kitchenette
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese

Location

6251 Yew St, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 4J9 Canada
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 54 out of 100
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Powell River Airport
Gillies Bay Airport
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berniece2000 wrote a review Nov 2022
Burnaby, Canada1,177 contribution152 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived early evening and had to call a number for someone to check us in, which was fairly quick. Very basic, clean room with slanted floors, as one would expect in a building this old. They’ve lots of old things and displays to check out in the hallways. Checkout was tossing the key into a bowl on the counter. We recommend wandering up to The Grenada for dinner.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rex F wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
What a great place! If you can see past the minor imperfections, the history oozes from the decor and one gets the feel of a bygone era. Charlie was very friendly willing to answer any questions, or fulfill any requests we had. And you just can’t beat the price!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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mss059 wrote a review Jun 2014
Vancouver, Canada36 contributions41 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
What a cool old hotel in very interesting location. (Take the townsite walking tour and stop in at the brewery for a tasting). The hotel is quirky - and it's grand double curved staircase belies a grander past. Directly across from the mill - little noise and smell but just a reminder you are in a working town and not a problem. For $67 for a queen it was terrific! Not luxury but definitely fun.
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Date of stay: June 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Vancity Campbells wrote a review Feb 2023
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cool old hotel with a ton of character. If you want a 5 star place this isn’t for you. However, If you want to feel like you have stepped back in time and stay in a true heritage hotel I would highly recommend you try it out. Great prices and an amazingly accommodating owner Charlie make this a place to try something new. The owner was quick to respond to all our request and did so with a smile on his face. We stayed there 2 nights with a U11 girls hockey team and most of them said it was their favourite place they have ever stayed at. From ghost hunting at night to the character rooms and the antique phones, typewriters and radios lining the halls it made our stay truly memorable.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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shelly o wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The pictures on the wall told the story about the hotel and where it all began. My room was lovely, spacious and very clean. The bedding had style. I really enjoyed my stay and will stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: room 30, 40, and 15 are beautiful
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Sara H wrote a review Jul 2014
1 contribution6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a room with two queen beds directly through the booking.com link on the Rodmay Hotel website. We received a confirmation email showing that we had a room with two queen beds but shortly after the manager, Marion, contacted us to let us know that the booking website had made a mistake and only a room with a queen and a twin was available. We asked if the room would be at a discounted rate since it was a downgrade, and Marion assured us on the phone that we would receive a discount upon check in. In hindsight, it was a mistake to not get written confirmation of this promise. Upon check in the man at the reception desk had no information about the mix up. He tried to help by calling Marion, who told us (very rudely) on the phone that the room with two beds (queen and twin) was a "deluxe" room and that was the rate we were getting. Tough luck. We are VERY disappointed with this treatment. The room being downgraded wasn't the end of the world but to be lied to by the manager was extremely disrespectful and even offensive. We have no where else to stay as we are only in town for one night for a family funeral. We didn't expect much, we just needed a place to stay for the night but there is no excuse for this kind of terrible customer service. We are reasonable people who tend to let things go, but this experience has made us so angry that we felt the need to speak up and leave a review so that hopefully no one else is treated this poorly.
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Date of stay: July 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Fairnear wrote a review Feb 2014
Texada Island, Canada1 contribution6 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
A great music show was playing in a new space right across from the rodemay. I rarely go out so i thought it'd be nice to have a convenient room to hang out in with my friends. How wrong I was. First, I wasn't told their was a check-in time so I received a call from a stressed out front desk person asking where I was. When I let my friends in to come enjoy a drink in the room, I got called out by the same front desk person that my guests weren't allowed in room after 11 pm.i was made to feel like i was in high school. I am 38. I will never stay here again nor recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: February 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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marla wrote a review May 2014
Memphis, Tennessee915 contributions29 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We drove into Powell River at sunset one night last week for our first and what ended up being an only night on the Sunshine Coast. Upon disembarking from the ferry, I called this hotel to see if there was a room available. The receptionist was very nice on the phone and sounded excited that we wanted to come stay at the hotel. When we arrived, we were taken to look at a standard room and the "Executive Suite" on the main level. Note: No elevator in the hotel and lots of steps to climb to get to the rooms other than the Executive Suite that we were shown. Note: Musty smell in hallway Note: strange freakish sort of feeling when you walk down the hallways. Note: we didn't stay. Note: Sorta reminded my husband and me of the movie, "The Shining." Went next door to the Old Courthouse Inn and felt about the same when we "toured" that hotel as well. We ended up asking the clerk at the Rodmay Heritage if there were any hotels/motels in town with an elevator... she was as nice as she could be and directed us to the hotel in the center of town across from the A&W Hamburger Restaurant. My suggestion is the Rodmay Heritage Hotel add some lighting in the hallway and get rid of the musty odor in the hallway... or drop the rates. While we didn't stay, so I am only assuming--- the bed in the rooms we were shown looked like they were about 15 years old. If you are looking for a strange stay somewhere--- this is the hotel for you. If you are looking for a nice, upscale location--- keep looking. I hate to be so negative when we didn't even stay at the hotel, but I just feel the need to warn you if you are looking for a place to stay in Powell River. I wish I had listened to my innkeeper the night before who told us to head toward Campbell River insthttps://c1.tacdn.com/img2/x.gifead of heading to Powell River. As he tried to tell us, "There is nothing there to see." I think he was right. We arrived too late to find anything open and had dinner at the A&W. We woke up the next morning and headed toward Earl's Cove.
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Date of stay: May 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PETER F wrote a review Sep 2013
CRANBROOK2 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
They only want your money, not a lot in return. As soon as you have booked there is no return, the money is gone. Cancellation policy: you have to pay if you like it or not. No return for the fact that you don't get what is advertised. You never get the suite shown on the website, is booked every time. If you are lucky they open the door and allow you a peek.

Main focus is the liquor store, reception is done on the side. Second focus is the restaurant from the 70', it is overpriced, food and service ok.
If you want to stay in rooms from the 70', barely maintained, that's the place to go. It looks like the furniture are all the items the Salvation Army is not able to sell.
We, a family with a two year old, booked a suite to have a separate bedroom. When we arrived they told us that that night there is a big festival going in the pub next to the hotel. They moved us in another suite. We had to wait one hour because the room service was not done. It was a sunny day. The room heated up to close to 40 degree Celsius. A van can't do a lot to cool the room down.
You don't need an alarm on Sunday morning. The pulp mill maintenance guys just run their chain saws at 7:00 am in front of your room. Looks like good neighbour hood. Why working close to the hotel on working days, let's do it on Sundays.
Don't have garbage. You bring it in, you take it out. There is no recycling policy. They keep their recycling bin looked. We had some cardboard boxes to recycle. The maintenance person was referring us to the liquor store. The gal refused to take the boxes. She also runs the reception desk. The recycling bin of the hotel was locked, apparently it belonged to the restaurant. They send me in town to find the recycling container. The recycling container was only for cardboard not other recyclables like plastics. I had run around to find a garbage bin. All bins are locked in Powell River. Nice adventure on a Sunday morning. When I was sharing my experience with the maintenance person I lost a friendship. From this time on he didn't see me any more.

If you want to have the experience to be ripped off in an old historical, heritage place that the place to go to.

I'm travelling a lot in BC, but that's the worst place ever. These guys have no clue how to run a hotel. Good luck in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2013
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from TripAdScreen, Owner at Rodmay Heritage Hotel
Responded Oct 4, 2013
Hotel staff moved this family from Suite 8 to Suite 30, (other side of the hotel). They thought this would be more comfortable and quiet room for them and thier child. The Aurora fetival was starting that weekend and there was a street party, a disco and beer garden in the streets around the hotel. They were shown the executive suite as an alternative but declined as it is more expensive. The guests seemed happy with this. We do have a recycling program and are conscientious about this. The hotel does not ask guests to remove garbage or recycling from the room after their stay with us, this is part of hotel service. This couple had considerable garbage and reclying that they brought to the hotel. Staff suggested they use the city facilities (recycling bins are plentiful and free). Disposing of garbage is costly in Powell River as garbage is sent out by boat. Bins in town are locked to ensure that people who create the garbage pay to dispose of it.
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Monica B wrote a review Aug 2014
Oakland, California4 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is actually pretty adorable, I would recommend it for anyone looking for a cheap stay in Powell River! It's very old and historical, built in 1911 I believe. For being that old, it's been kept up pretty well. The antique feel and vintage decor is definitely still around and adds a special charm to your stay. But they revamped enough to make it livable for travelers. There's hot water, wifi, and satellite TV. Each of the rooms, they say, vary greatly.

We arrived around 11pm and we had some issues getting into the side door where there's a red sign hanging that says "Lobby." It's next to the liquor store. We had to call for them to come let us in. They don't keep the door open at night so pro tip, let them know if you're coming late at night.

Another pro tip, they don't have an elevator. So I don't recommend the place of you have a large heavy luggage or if you're not willing to carry it up a flight or two of stairs.

We had an issue with our first room so they were nice enough to switch us to the next room over the next day. The rooms are clean. The front desk lady Chris was also nice enough to find us a mini fridge because apparently they only come with the deluxe rooms. She was also nice enough to find us a microwave! We had a lot of brought food.

Overall, very nice staff and simple things are available for a comfortable stay. Side note, they have a bunch of old books available in the lobby and hallways for your spare time reading pleasure.
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Date of stay: August 2014
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ron P wrote a tip Jul 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Old and quirky...."
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shelly o wrote a tip Aug 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"room 30, 40, and 15 are beautiful"
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Pat G wrote a tip Feb 2018
Calgary, Canada50 contributions13 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay anywhere else!"
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Roseviolette2016 wrote a tip Aug 2016
Surrey, Canada1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do NOT have a pet"
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Don Wright wrote a tip Nov 2015
Vancouver, Canada1,378 contribution354 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upstairs, facing the ocean"
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PRICE RANGE
C$129 - C$139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaSunshine CoastPowell River
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rodmay Heritage Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Rodmay Heritage Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Inland Lake Provincial Park (7.2 km), Putter's Mini Golf (3.3 km), and Powell River Historical Museum & Archives (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rodmay Heritage Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Rodmay Heritage Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Rodmay Heritage Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rodmay Heritage Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Little Hut Curry, Costa del Sol Latin Cuisine, and Coastal Cookery Ltd..
Are pets allowed at Rodmay Heritage Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Rodmay Heritage Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rodmay Heritage Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Rodmay Heritage Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Giant Hulks (0.7 km).
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