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Princeton Ponderosa Motel

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

A decent place to stay for a night. Brightest star being the proximity to the Little Creek Grill. The decor, while dated is clean and in good repair. My stay in winter was not the best, as the room was quite cold, and took a long time for the heat to catch up. Quiet and convenient.

Thank ColinVD
Crofton, Canada
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Stayed one night. The rooms appear to be in progress of being renovated. Our bathroom vanity was out of the 50's but otherwise decent. Room was quiet. Seemed a bit pricey for a small motel. No free breakfast.

Thank Suee2012
Saskatchewan, Canada
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I think they changed owners and things are getting cheaper, not breakfast anymore said they are to busy. I don't buy that,I think they are getting cheaper. Likely will not stay here again. Found garbage under the bed,so wondered how clean every thing else was. WFI was pretty weak as well. Sorry I don't like complaining but this place is...

Thank Dennis K
Chilliwack, Canada
Reviewed 27 August 2016

it's not a very 'pretty' place, but it serves a purpose. rooms are some what clean. can get with kitchenette, hot plate, stove etc. lots of options. pool is spring fed, not heated. sushi restaurant on site, pretty good. on main road in town, walking distance to everywhere you could want to go, small town wise. best donuts at the...

Thank shadow069_10
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Run like hell. Booked a room here a month in advance of my uncle's surprise 60th, only to arrive and be told that my reservation was for the Friday, not Saturday, and since I'd no-showed, the proprietor went ahead and charged my Visa. I couldn't believe I'd have screwed that up, having known for months that the party was on...

2Thank Ashley L
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We were a family of 6 adults and one small pet dog. We stayed for 1 night. It was pretty decent, check in and check out was smooth. It sure is value for money! Conveniently located near the highway. Only drawback is there should've been a restaurant nearby, but that shouldn't be a big deal.

Thank Ruta B
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I got what I paid for and didn't expect anything higher than that . You go into this one knowing that or go somewhere fancier . The beds were super comfy. But better cleaning would be advised . The shower curtain stunk and the carpets were stained

Thank T M
Chilliwack, Canada
Reviewed 7 August 2016

from the bedsheets that didn't fit to the exposed wiring on the wall to the fact there was no outlet in the bathroom. The carpet was almost black from dirt, The shower had no fan only a window that exposed black mould when you opened it. The A/C is very loud.The shower head was too low and there was no...

Thank Roddily
Karratha, Australia
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Would have to be one of the worst motels. The double bed sagged in the middle making it nearly impossible to sleep. Hole in wall behind bathroom door. Towel behind toilet system. Small and cramped. Cheap and nasty.

Thank Karen S
Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed 20 July 2016

No fridge, hard bed, poor service, blood on the door and wall. Nasty place! There was a smell in the room that I could not identify, almost musty. The coffee maker kept spitting out black flakes. The shower head leaked water out everywhere. Gaps around the door letting bugs in. I don't think this place is worth saving, it should...

Thank SteamRestoration

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Ponderosa Motel! Ponderosa Motel is situated in downtown Princeton where it is conveniently located close to the town’s restaurants, supermarket, and retail stores. Only a short drive to local attractions such as the Trans Canada trails (KVR), Princeton Golf Club, and Hedley Mascot Mine Tours, to name a few. Come and stay in one of our 22 clean and comfortable rooms, and enjoy all that we have to offer! Our property boasts the only indoor pool/hot tub and sushi restaurant in town! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Princeton Ponderosa Motel

Address: 130 Bridge Street, Princeton, British Columbia VOX 1W0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Princeton
Price Range: $95 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Princeton Ponderosa Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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“We stayed on second floor. Stair maintenance is required. What your step.”
Suee2012, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“all rooms would be good, depends what options you are looking for”
shadow069_10, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“stay somewhere else”
  • loomex on wall
Roddily, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Avoid at all cost!”
  • On the door, in plain view.
SteamRestoration, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If travelling in winter make sure the heat is working.”
TravelingGlenn, 22 Feb 2014 | Read review
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