There's a lot to like about this centrally located Inn, within easy walking distance of Revelstoke's whole downtown. The rooms are very clean, spacious and oak-beamed. The lobby has several spacious sitting areas - one with a fireplace. There are display cases scattered around the halls and lobby, showing pictures and artifacts from the region's history. Staying here is like staying at a lovely ski lodge.
There's a continental breakfast offered in yet another spacious, gracious dining area on the weekdays. On weekends, your booking includes a full buffet breakfast. The Inn also has its own attached restaurant that opens early and stays open until past midnight. That's a huge plus, because, like most smaller towns, the streets are generally "rolled up" after 6:00 PM - with no restaurants or stores remaining open. But here we could go into the restaurant (either their indoor dining area or their large outdoor cafe) and enjoy hearty English pub fare (good shepherd's pie) and a wide selection of wines and beers.
On the negative side, my room tended to be rather noisy. I was on the bottom floor and I'd be awakened several times each night by some spiking noise from above. It sounded as if someone was right in the room with me! But it always turned out to be just the fact that even the slightest sound of someone walking across the floor of the room overhead - carried through into my quarters.
Then there was the gentle rumble of the trains going through town most of the night. The train tracks are just about 2 blocks away. But I personally found that to be a soothing sound.
The A.C didn't work in my room, and I had to laboriously re-program the TV remote to get it to work. It also took me quite a while to figure out how to get the coffee maker to work. I finally discovered that it wouldn't start unless I turned on the light switch right by the entrance to the room. I guess a number of hotels/motels are wired that way. Certain appliances are on circuits that don't work unless you turn on the main light switch.
Then the desk clerk was just a bit crisp with me. When some other residents at the Inn asked me if I knew where they could find a launromat, I shared my discovery of one on a nearby side street. (Finding a laundromat in a downtown location when you are traveling is like finding gold!) I then suggested to the clerk that they include this information in their individual room information booklets. Or, I suggested I could print out a note to future residents in my room. The clerk rather snappily advised me to do no such thing. She said that it was HER job to advise residents about their needs.
Finally, I was a bit disappointed to see that my room only had one narrow slit of a window looking out onto the Inn's expansive parking lot. I wonder if rooms on the second floor might have had better views. It was a shame not to be able to see the mountains in this beautiful region.
Overall though, this was a lovely, clean, convenient place offering rooms at a good price. I'd stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the family owned Powder Springs Inn! We're located in the heart of downtown Revelstoke with spacious, clean, affordable rooms. We take pride ensuring each guest feels at home. All our rooms are non-smoking, with wireless internet (WiFi) and heating/air conditioning. We have a fully licensed pub and restaurant on-site. Hotel guests receive 15% off all food items. Pets are welcome in specific rooms we need advanced notice. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Powder Springs Hotel Revelstoke