Bayside Resort Parksville, Ascend Hotel Collection
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Bayside Resort Parksville, Ascend Hotel Collection

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#7 of 14 hotels in Parksville
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Location
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
Discover the pinnacle of West Coast luxury at Bayside Oceanfront Resort, Parksville's premier destination on Canada's stunning West Coast. Nestled along pristine shores, our resort exudes iconic charm, authentic culture, and awe-inspiring surroundings. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Parksville Beach, offering year-round experiences against a backdrop of natural splendor. Enjoy an array of amenities, from high-speed internet to exclusive gym and pool access, along with Nespresso coffee in your room. Indulge in ocean-view dining at our on-site restaurant & lounge, or fresh locally roasted coffee at our café. With Parksville's top attractions nearby, your stay promises both adventure and relaxation. Whether exploring sandy beaches, embarking on world-class hikes, or simply unwinding in paradise, we invite you to experience the best of Parksville with us. Welcome to unparalleled hospitality at Bayside Oceanfront Resort.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Raquetball
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Evening entertainment
Patio
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Marina View
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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Location

240 Dogwood St, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1E1 Canada
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Katherine H wrote a review June 2022
9 contributions1 helpful vote
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Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked last minute after camping washout for my birthday. The Resort Manager Jamie organised our early check in and a lovely bottle of Prosecco and card.
Rooms are clean and a good size. Beds are comfy.
The bar and the restaurant serve fabulous food. A good selection on the menu.
I got a birthday cake dessert, which was a nice touch.
All the staff are so friendly, helpful and polite. From reception checking in, to the restaurant host, bar staff and restaurant servers. A well run operation.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Charlotte H wrote a review July 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We were looking forward to spending a couple of days at this hotel but I was very disappointed to find a lineup of 5 groups ahead us lined up outside of the hotel when we arrived to check in. It was 30 degrees outside and we were told it would take 10-15 minutes per couple to check in which meant we stood outside in the heat for 50 minutes. We were told the outside lineup was because of Covid 19 but I’m not sure why the lineup couldn’t be inside in an air conditioned hallway and social distancing still maintained. There was only 1 person working the front desk at 4 in the afternoon when everyone was arriving! There was a second computer at the desk but only 1 employee checking people in. The website said there was an outdoor pool and since we were travelling during Covid 19 I was happy to hear that the outdoor pools in BC had reopened under the advice of the health authorities. When we arrived with children who were hot and hoping for a swim we found out that the pool was not open and was told by the front desk that the pool is actually indoor pool. In fact the pool has an open roof but sides around it. When I told the front desk how upset I was that the website said it is an outdoor pool so we assumed it would be open the front desk was less than interested in offering us anything to make up for the misinformation. I have stayed at hotels before that have a closed gym or pool and have always received a courtesy call ahead of time to let us know of the closure and apologize. Even a small token of apology like a free kid’s dinner or a round of drinks in the hotel restaurant would have smoothed the situation. Instead I was told by the front desk that he would be happy to cancel our reservation if I wanted him to. After spending the day travelling and paying $150 to take a ferry to Vancouver Island! The room was adequate but there wasn’t even enough cups in the room for 4 of us. In the evening the hotel front desk was more cooperative and friendly when we requested extra coffee and cream and some cups for the room. Unfortunately, the next day when we arrived back at the room after a day at the beach ( 5pm) and with kids needing baths, the room had not been cleaned which meant there was also no clean towels! When the cleaning staff came in while we went for dinner they had to leave a note to apologize that they had run out of clean wash cloths. We did enjoy the view and the restaurant and the restaurant staff were very nice when we arrived and the reservation we had made was still written on a piece of paper on the desk rather than being added into their computer and so there was not a table available for us. They did manage to get us seated within 15 minutes so it was not too much of a long wait for our hungry children. I did try to locate the hotel manager’s email address to deal with my complaints directly but it is not listed on the website and when I requested it be sent to me via the reservation email address I did not get a reply back. Beautifully located hotel but lacking in customer service and the efficiency of the staff is underwhelming.
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Date of stay: July 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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BobC wrote a review Aug 2020
Victoria, Canada16 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
First off we want to thank both management and staff for their very conscientious effort of taking precautions to minimize possible exposure to COVID 19.
Our room on the front had a super comfortable king size bed with lots of pillows. The hotel is set well back from the road and was very quiet. The room was spotless and roomy and the coffee maker was a Nespresso model and the selection of coffees were perfect. Quite a change from the insipid coffee that usually comes in a room most everywhere else!
The restaurant offered up a very good supper and their breakfasts were very good as well. Prices in the restaurant were reasonable.
Unfortunately due to COVID the pool and gym were closed but the beach which stretches for at least 1 km. was only a 4 minute walk away out back of the hotel. Our dog loved that!

The only recommendation we would give to management is to put a small inexpensive microwave oven in the room.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MyleHigh wrote a review Oct 2020
Calgary, Canada104 contributions29 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel itself LOOKS amazing, aesthetically and the rooms are furnished well.

But it's just lipstick on a pig.

The internet is slow.
It's SO loud here. Mid week and all you hear is doors slamming in the hallway, the TV in the room next to you and the dog barking down the hall. Don't you dare open your window or you'll just hear the people outside on the balcony or in the restaurant or the smokers.

Did you notice the hotel parking lot was empty and think you'll check for a water view instead? That'll cost ya $50 extra with a free serving of "how dare you even ask me" from the front desk staff.

I honestly had a better stay across the street at the TL.

Also...what qualifies as a resort nowadays?
Wiki says "The term resort may be used for a hotel property that provides an array of amenities, typically including entertainment and recreational activities"

I saw an indoor pool and an overpriced restaurant.

There's also a steep gravel path that leads to the "beach".
Beach is in quotations above cause this is just a rocky area where transients hang out.
The parking lot is a gravel area where you will ruin the wheels on your suitcase.
But hey, there's an overpriced restaurant attached if you're hungry.

No thanks.
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Date of stay: October 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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starkerama wrote a review Oct 2020
Alberta, Canada119 contributions110 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a night here before our ferry and loved that it was dog friendly. The location is very nice, price was good, and the front desk and restaurant staff were outstanding. The room/hotel decor was very nice as well.

The housekeeping? Not good. At all. Our first room had splatter on the vanity walls. The front desk immediately moved us to a new room without question, which we totally appreciated. In the next room the desk and dresser tops were sticky with what appeared to be food/drink. At this point we were tired from travel and figured another room would likely have some cleanliness issues so we cleaned it ourselves with the disinfectant wipes we brought with us.

Unfortunately, because of the cleanliness issue, especially during COVID, we wouldn't stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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karen c wrote a review June 2020
Comox, Canada8 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We came for a two night staycation (we live on the island) with our cat. The property was clean,modern and the room was comfortable, well laid out. All the staff were welcoming, despite the stress of working with new covid 19 procedures.
Sanitizing stations were plentiful and staff in the restaurant wore masks. Staff were firm and friendly with customers, guiding them in their safety procedures. A plus for that. We felt safe and well cared for. Housekeeping staff were friendly.
We will come again.
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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InsightCanada wrote a review Mar 2020
Canada321 contributions146 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 4 nights in a King Oceanview. Absolutely amazing view right on the edge of the ocean. Opened the balcony door in the morning to hear the birds and seals in the bay below. Pair of bald eagles were nesting in the tree next door and watching them was priceless. The room was spotless and beautifully decorated. Bed was extremely comfortable and very little noise transfer from the hallway or other rooms. Nice to have a Nespresso machine in the room and hot water and coffee down the hall every morning. Restaurant was great and also had an impressive view. Staff were superb - especially the very cheerful man who checked me in. I was visiting Parksville for a sad occasion and his warm welcome lifted my spirits.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Stefanie F wrote a review July 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was amazing! The atmosphere was elegant, and decor was modern and tasteful. The location couldn’t be beat - beautiful views of the ocean and just a short walk down the path to the beach. A beautiful grassy area with a gazebo off to the side overlooking the water offered a great place to relax, unwind and breathe in the salty air.
The check in process was a bit slow but the staff was friendly and helpful. The bed provided the most comfortable sleep I’ve had in quite awhile and they even gave us a small grab bag with juice, a piece of fruit, and house-made cookies upon check out. The experience was wonderful and we will definitely be back!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Melissa wrote a review Sept 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel looks like a relic from the 70’s. The electric vehicle charging station was an extension cord hanging down from a covered walkway. The parking lot was a big gravel lot.

With a hard 4:00 check in time, we expected a line up, and we were not disappointed. Decided to have an early dinner to let the line up diminish. The restaurant was nice, except for the fruit fries covering the window. Food was good but pricey.

Finally made it to the room. Opened the door and the first thing that hit us was the smell. Rather disgusting. Opened the patio door to air our the room, but then realized there was no screen, so who knows what else came in.

The room was very dark and cramped feeling. The bed was hard, and every time one of us moved, the bed moved with us, made it very difficult to sleep. Listened to the people above walking around and listened to the noise fr: the restaurant below.

I was happy to see a bathtub, but quickly realized it was too small to bathe in. The shower pressure was pathetic.

Also, this “resort” is not o; the sandy beach that says Parksville, it’s on a rocky, muddy approach to the beach.

We will never stay there again. It is not a resort, more a glorified motel. This is the third place we have stayed at in the past two months, by far the most expensive and the worst experience.
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Date of stay: September 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Stay away from the restaurant patio
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Cora R wrote a review July 2021
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed one night June 30, 2021. Our room was not ready when we arrived at approximately 4pm, when check-in is suppose to be 3pm. We had to wait in the lobby for 20 minutes with our tired 3 year old for our room to be ready. The room itself was decent. It’s clear they have put some work into the hotel. New carpet, paint, furniture etc. but the old hotel clearly pokes through in the patio door that is extremely difficult to open, the worlds shallowest bathtub and the old fridge that hums loudly. This hotel is definitely not for light sleepers. Our room was not far from the restaurant patio and while it had a nice ocean view, you could hear people on the patio clearly in the room. You could also hear every foot step in the room above and everyone in the halls. The AC worked great but blew directly on the bed and was loud, there didn’t appear to be anyway to adjust the strength of the fan, only temperature. The driveway is easily missed as there is not a clear sign for the hotel. The restaurant also had a limited menu because of some kitchen issue and they didn’t have any kid friendly options. Overall, it’s an average hotel that is tired but it’s clear that it’s trying to be more. We got a great military discount that definitely made it worth it, but I would have been disappointed if I had paid full price.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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icerracer asked a question Aug 2020
Sidney, Canada40 contributions13 helpful votes
Is the restaurant open?
Answer from Norma M
5 contributions3 helpful votes
It was open when we were there in July and it was very good. The patio area may be closed if the weather is not very nice.
Maggie H asked a question Aug 2020
Vancouver, Canada
Is this resort allow pet?
Answer from Norma M
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Yes. They are very pet friendly and have a number of rooms dedicated to visitors with pets.
Answer from Justme
55 contributions20 helpful votes
Access
Answer from Mike S
Montreal, Canada14 contributions25 helpful votes
There is beach access. Great property.
Answer from bryanharnett
Port Moody, Canada274 contributions99 helpful votes
There is no extra charge for a small fridge and an adequate micro-wave.
Jonathan T wrote a tip Aug 2023
Bedford, United Kingdom31 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Well worth booking an ocean view room"
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BC_Explorer_MT wrote a tip July 2023
Victoria, Canada15 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ocean view room if you can get one (we did not as they were sold out already unfortunately)."
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Caz wrote a tip June 2023
12 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Head for the patio on a sunny day"
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rob f wrote a tip Apr 2023
Port Alberni, Canada65 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Relax and enjoy yourselves"
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Cindy M wrote a tip Sept 2022
6 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great spot to relax and dine"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$212 - AU$263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
quality resort bayside hotel parksville, quality inn parksville, quality hotel parksville
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Bayside Oceanfront Inn
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandParksville
NUMBER OF ROOMS
59
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bayside Resort Parksville, Ascend Hotel Collection
Which popular attractions are close to Bayside Resort Parksville, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Nearby attractions include Paradise Fun Park (0.1 km), McMillan Arts Centre (0.7 km), and Kiyo Salon & Boutique (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bayside Resort Parksville, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Bayside Resort Parksville, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bayside Resort Parksville, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bayside Resort Parksville, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bayside Resort Parksville, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chameleons, Kalvas Restaurant, and Aioli Seafood Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bayside Resort Parksville, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Bayside Resort Parksville, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Bayside Resort Parksville, Ascend Hotel Collection offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bayside Resort Parksville, Ascend Hotel Collection?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Bayside Resort Parksville, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Milner Gardens & Woodland (7.4 km).
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