Above Tide Motel
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Above Tide Motel

361 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2B5 Canada
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4.0
#1 of 6 motels in Campbell River
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
Under Management: Janice and Peter will be happy to greet you! Ocean front motel. All rooms have beautiful ocean and mountain views. 16 rooms offer private balconies with this view. Free wifi and the usual standard amenities in all our rooms; kitchen suites are especially spacious.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Beach
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Iron
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
River View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese, Korean

Location

361 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2B5 Canada
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 52 out of 100
52
Campbell River Airport
Comox Airport
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Cathytet wrote a review May 2021
Lantzville, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 - Stayed in room 22 which was at ground level & we were able to park right in front of the unit which was convenient. Myself, son & his wife shared the 1 bdrm unit with a queen bed in the bdrm and a second queen bed in the main living area. Room was stifling hot when we entered (heated by a central furnace (not electric baseboard so no control over heat). It was a lovely warm day so the furnace shouldn't have been on. No air conditioning but had a couple of fans available. First time I've stayed in a room with red & white striped tape across the floor so you didn't wear your shoes past the tape into the unit. Floors were vinyl plank or laminate so easy to sweep up. Check in was fast and efficient & done from outside the office. Only given one room key (not offered a 2nd one). The view from the room was lovely with a deck, small table & 3 chairs. The floor of the deck could have been swept/vacuumed and the furniture wiped down (not dirty but definitely dusty). The kitchen was fairly well stocked, except for the salt shaker. There was a small hardened bit at the bottom which was unusable. Wifi was available but no cable TV. They had a smart TV so would have to use your own password (if you have Netflix, etc.) which I didn't have. Room had been booked in advance with 3 adults but they only had 2 sets of towels in the unit. Cleanliness seemed okay but don't think I'd stay there on my next visit. We visited Myra Falls, Lupin Falls & Elk Falls and would highly recommend all of them. Lots to see and do around Campbell River.
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Date of stay: May 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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travelengnancy wrote a review July 2020
Vancouver, Canada1,027 contribution92 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked it on a last minute whim to take a short trip. The reviews and pictures looked good online. We had room 25, kitchen quite with 2 queen beds, which was right by the parking lot. It was so convenient to park and bring everything from the car. The parking lot is narrow though, so be careful when you enter and exit from the road.

It was very clean, with no dust even on bathroom window sill! I was impressed.

Although it had a weird layout for a 2 bedroom unit, with a small enclosed bedroom, and the other being in the main area, like a studio apartment.

It was very hot, no air conditioning, but you can leave the patio door open if you want. No bathroom fan, only a window facing the parking lot and walkway, so people can see in if you leave it open. It has a full kitchen with small appliances, cooktop, toaster oven, microwave, fridge and freezer, cutlery, dishes, pots and pans. Great when you have kids or allergies, so you can buy groceries and cook there.

It was farther from downtown than I thought, but close to the Japanese Gate.

It's a short walk to beach down a blocked pathway.

Great view from the room though, and very quiet.

I saw picnic tables and chairs for the ground floor apartments below us. The motel is on sloped property, so those rooms below us were down the stairs from the parking lot.

Very friendly staff, Danio was great on the phone when I booked, and in person. Plexi glass and hand sanitizer available. Contactless payment.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Kelowna163 wrote a review Aug 2020
British Columbia, Canada62 contributions55 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family of four stayed here during a quick visit to the area. The Motel is older but very well maintained. When you open the door to your room all you see is Ocean. It was breathtaking to see along with a view of Quadra Island. The room was clean and beds were super comfortable. The small kitchenette was great to have for a quick breakfast or late night snack. The rooms were not air conditioned and during the recent heat wave would have been welcome relief...but they did have a couple fans in the room and when we left the patio door open we got a nice breeze off the ocean which helped to cool things off. Definitely the best place to stay with a view.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Roam.Wander.Explore wrote a review Sept 2020
Vancouver, Canada52 contributions8 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The place itself is not quite like the pictures, it appears the outdoor spaces needed some upkeep. There was a nice view from our balcony and that was about all I’d say. The space was modest and nothing special, but did the job for a one night stopover. The thing that concerns me is that my card was charged before we arrived, when my booking was a “book now, pay later”. Additionally, when I reserved the property, I know it was listed at about 75$ cheaper then what I was charged, but when I went back to look at the booking, the price had changed on my booking site for what I had owed, but the current listing for the property was the price I originally reserved at, which was almost half the cost I was charged. Since my card was already charged and I had no proof of the original booking listed price, I let it slide. I travel a lot and book with the same engine and this has never happened to me before and will be contacting them. I definitely wouldn’t have booked this place at the rate I was charged considering the state of the property, when I initially thought it to be nothing more than a good deal. I’d advise to book elsewhere due to my concerns on the practices around billing/charging.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from peter park, General Manager at Above Tide Motel
Responded 30 Jan 2021
Thank you for your review. I am telling you that all pictures in my website and booking.com site are original pictures by my cell phone camera. I didn't edit the pictures with any APP. Booking.com and Expedia asked me to edit for better quality but I did not do it. You might confuse with other property. For 15 years we have never had $75 room rate. In order to avoid any payment issue, please book direct to the motel. Booking.com and Expedia has some tricks on their site like a C$ or US$. And my motel policy tells you that we charge the room rate on your credit card 2 days before your arrival date. Every motel has different policies. So If you book a room before 2 days of your arrival date. You might see "book now Pay later" This "Pay later" means that is not what you pay when you arrive. The times of payment are depends on the policies of each motel. So you don't pay when you make a booking. But when you make a booking inside of the cancellation policy window, they will charge it on your credit card instantly . Please trust the owner of small sized motel. They do not take any advantages form the customer payment. And before you complaining, you'd better talk to the owner about your issue. They will solve the problems. Your review from your misunderstood can kill a small business. Please consider we are living together on the Earth. We are all limited human being. we can't even see a coin100% same time. Anyhow sorry for your uncomfortable staying with us.
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quietdrifter wrote a review June 2022
Kitimat, Canada17 contributions11 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
A low end older motel whose only plus is a seaside view. The downside is rates are the same as the luxury hotels but has no A/C so you have to open groung level windows with no security locks which is a safety risk. The noise of the highway 50 feet away made for a terrible sleep and I woke up tired and unrested. And there were odd rule signs everywhere such as; "no shoes beyond this point" taped to the budget laminate flooring upon entering the suite.
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Date of stay: June 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Icychick wrote a review Sept 2020
Victoria, Canada76 contributions76 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Interestingly the review I posted on Expedia was “ edited”. Let’s see if this one is...
Very mediocre hotel compared to those of a similar price in Campbell river.
Shower didn’t work, actually could potentially scald someone. Did inform the owners, still waiting for a response.
Our room was situated next to the smoking area, not very pleasant as we had to keep the windows open as there is no A/C. Rooms on the north side should be less impacted by smokers, if you are sensitive to second hand smoke. We did have a fan in our room which helped a bit.
Rooms are dated ...why are hotels using microfibre sheets, just horrible especially in hot weather.
It does look like they are trying to update rooms slowly.
Extremely tight parking at the front of the hotel, Ford F-150 almost didn’t make it!
Yes it has a view but so do all the hotels in the area.
I question some of the reviews on Expedia for sure, no way is there any 5 star component to this motel. 3 max.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Maynard wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hello, my family had to go to Campbell River for a funeral/memorial. The owner went well out of his way to ensure we were taken care of. I have stayed at many (usually 20+ different hotels per year) hotels and motels and hardly ever experienced a hotel owner chasing me down to give me a $1.00 over-payment I made. he even hand delivered a complimentary water.

Even though a budget motel, the view surpasses that of any 5-star hotel I have stayed at. Stunning.The motel is literally barely 'ABOVE THE TIDE.'

I was very happy with our stay and will stay there again. Mostly because my parents have always liked that motel but the owner's integrity has a lot to do with where I will spend my money when i go to CR.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Choose a ocean view.
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Response from Above Tide M, Manager at Above Tide Motel
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review us. It was a pleasure to meet you with your family, and we are very appreciate your enjoyed in our stay! Do come back anytime...we will kindly welcome you...
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James H wrote a review Oct 2022
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were near the end of our British Columbia vacation when we came to Campbell River. The motel is at the edge of the water and offers wonderful views! The rooms are very clean but not large. However, the owners are obviously upgrading the facility and it shows (the new furnishings are very smart). The young woman at the front desk was pleasant and gave us suggestions on what to do, where to eat, etc. We can recommend this motel to anyone who appreciates good value.
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Date of stay: September 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for a room on one of the two upper floors.
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ianjc wrote a review Sept 2020
Saanichton, Canada269 contributions193 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good location, great view, small room but nice enough, clean, fridge, microwave, great wifi, bed a bit soft for my taste but my wife was happy, no aircon but a good fan and with the door to the (small) balcony open cool enough on a 27 C evening. Parking lot is TIGHT. Park at the end where you drive in, or be prepared to make five back and forths to get out, and that's in a Toyota.

My real complain was the rate. My wife booked the room and paid $120. When I logged in to write this review the Trip Advisor price was $86. If I were you, I'd lock in the price. The alternative is that $86 is for a room very different from ours, but ours had a sea view and two twin beds, and I'm pretty sure that all units have a view.
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Date of stay: September 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Raph wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great view of the ocean. Room was very clean and tidy, well organized. The bed and beddings were soft and cozy. It was a great location, less than 5 minutes by car from downtown Campbell River. We really enjoyed our stay. We even had our coffee on the waterfront balcony! I would stay again next time and recommend to friends!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Above Tide M, Manager at Above Tide Motel
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thank you very much indeed for a wonderful review. Please do think of us when you come to town again! Cheers!
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msburddawg asked a question July 2017
Mars Hill, North Carolina242 contributions83 helpful votes
Is breakfast included or is there a closeby cafe for breakfast?
Answer from Cathy G
Keelung, Taiwan55 contributions45 helpful votes
We had coupons and went to A&W for breakfast. Coffee served in mugs, it was great deal. Beachwood Corner Cafe gets great reviews but pity we ran out of time. Either way you'll need to drive to get your breakfast.
Alofoz wrote a tip June 2023
Brisbane, Australia97 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upstairs rooms are best! "
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James H wrote a tip Oct 2022
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room on one of the two upper floors."
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Chipper wrote a tip June 2022
Huddersfield, United Kingdom145 contributions88 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for an upper floor room"
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Iwannagetoff wrote a tip July 2021
Victoria, Canada60 contributions27 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Drive a mile farther south and find a better motel."
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Maynard wrote a tip Feb 2020
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a ocean view."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$147 - AU$187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandCampbell River
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Above Tide Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Above Tide Motel?
Nearby attractions include The Museum at Campbell River (0.2 km), Elk Falls Provincial Park (0.6 km), and Maritime Heritage Centre (0.7 km).
Which room amenities are available at Above Tide Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Above Tide Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Above Tide Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dicks Fish & Chips, Crabby Bob's Seafood, and Steiner Bakery.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Above Tide Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Japanese, and Korean.
Does Above Tide Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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