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Paradise Seashell Motel
Ranked #1 of 7 Parksville B&B and Inns
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We stayed one night on our way to Tofino and would definitely stay here again. The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was very clean and well equipped with a full bathroom, mini fridge and small kitchen area. Our stay included breakfast and free round of mini golf right across the road. Would be a great place to stay with kids and is close to the beach. There is a communal grassy area with BBQ's to use. In light of others' comments inquire about the room size. We stayed on the bottom level and it was a less busy time of year. We got a better price booking online, but the hotel price at the door was still reasonable. Summer would be more $$ and busier.

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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This hotel is small but clean enough. In the small double bed rooms there is no amenities, just a coffee maker. So bring your cooler and microwave and hairdryer. No tubs just shower stalls also. The continental breakfast is very basic. couple of cereals. toast and muffins. 2 fruit, apples and bananas. I never got my free pass to the mini golf nextdoor. If you smoke you go to the garbage cans in the parking lot and stand (no seating or cover). If you stay for an over night trip it would be fine, but for vacation, get a bigger room with a fridge and microwave and space! Of course that will cost a lot more.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
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Thank Donna D
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Clean rooms, close to the beach and free mini golf. Basic amenities include shampoo, conditioner and a bar of soap. Coffee is available in the room, as well.

This is a wood frame building, not your standard concrete structure, so if you have a room on the main floor, be prepared for the heavy footfalls of the occupants above.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

My teenagers and I spent a night here on our way to and from Tofino. For the price you get a breakfast and free round of mini golf which makes it a great deal. Walking distance to the beach, downtown and the round of golf gave the teenagers the right amount of activity for the evening. Beds are a bit soft so more nights would be tough for my middle aged back but for a night over this place is a gem.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The facility is an older motel that was in decent condition and clean, no real complaints about the facility and the pricing was likely on par with what was offered for the area.

We had multiple interactions with the couple who manage the property during our stay and the female on her own was fairly pleasant to deal, with while the male generally made you feel like you were an inconvenience to his day. The two interactions I had with both of them I found the male unprofessional and his attitude made the interactions very awkward.

The young lady who checked us out at the end of our stay was a pleasure to deal with and was the only saving grace with staff interaction during our stay.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Doug E
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Additional Information about Paradise Seashell Motel

Address: 411 Island Hwy W, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1A1, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Parksville
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Parksville
Price Range: €38 - €72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Paradise Seashell Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Paradise Sea Shell Motel is the ideal Parksville Motel to call home while visiting Parksville and the surrounding area of Vancouver Island. Our Oceanside Parksville accommodation is in a prime location, right next door to the world famous Paradise Mini Golf and Fun park, which provides hours of family fun for all ages. You'll receive Free Mini Golf. (During opening months of Paradise Fun Park March - September) A short walk through the property takes you to one of the nicest, safest, sandiest beaches on Vancouver Island. This Parksville Accommodation is within walking distance of many restaurants, ranging from casual to fine dining. For those who want to stay closer to home we have a bbq / picnic area for the use of our guests. For those with pets, we are also pet-friendly, with four rooms set aside for our four-pawed guests and their families. Since we only allow pets in our pet-designated rooms, those who are sensitive to pets can enjoy pet-free accommodation by reserving one of our non-pet rooms. This Parksville Motel, is centrally located on Vancouver Island making it a perfect home base for exploring the many other beautiful areas with just a day trip in any direction. Long Beach (west) Campbell River (north) and Nanaimo/Chemainus or Victoria (south) to name a few. There are many modes of transportation available to explore Vancouver Island - bus, car, tours and biking and hiking. And for the more adventurous, outdoor activities such as sailing, kayaking or caving can all be booked from the Motel. Of course there are also many beautiful golf courses in the area, one for every level of player. If it is fishing you enjoy, charters are available from marinas close by. ... more   less 
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