Sand Pebbles Inn
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Sand Pebbles Inn

2767 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia VC9 2C4 Canada
Traveller (80)
My large room overlooking the ocean
Room & Suite (24)
Sand Pebbles from the beach
Pool & Beach (6)

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4.0
#6 of 7 motels in Qualicum Beach
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Sand Pebbles Inn is situated at the heart of a miles-long streach of beach many consider to be the finest on Vancouver Island. The Inn is minutes away frome sites like Little Qualicum Falls, Cathedral Grove, Enlishman River and Coombs. World famous Longbeach is an easy day-trip away. With a beautiful golf course next door , as well as all that sand and surf right outside your door there's something for everyone. All rooms have an ocean view and feature bath, shower, cable TV complimentary in-room coffee, fridge and some with kitchenette.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Beach
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Room features
Private balcony
Seating area
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Ocean View

Location

2767 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia VC9 2C4 Canada
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 56 out of 100
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Qualicum Airport
Alberni Valley Regional Airport
35.5 km
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Dibo1957 wrote a review Aug 2020
Victoria, Canada29 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 3 nights in August. Our room opened up directly on to the Ocean front, which was only 7 feet away, guarded by a 6 ft seawall. The room had recently been updated with new furniture and a new bathroom, and there was plenty of hot water for a shower. We had a king size bed which was very comfy. There was direct sun all day until sunset. People were swimming and paddle boarding until 9 pm, the water was so warm when the tide came in. The staff and owner were friendly and helpful. The grounds are well maintained. The Motel is following Covid 19 protocols and you need to be out of your room for 3 hours before they will enter for maid service, however they will come to your door and bring fresh towels or you can pick them up at the office, which is what we did.
We ended up going to Parksville, about a 9 minute drive for dinners as most of the restaurants in Qualicum beach were only open Thursday to Sunday. There is a beach restaurant close, about a 5 minute walk called The Shore which had decent Fish & Chips and burgers, you may want to try that. It is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Request a ground floor room if you want to avoid a set of stairs
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Bob2885 wrote a review July 2020
Victoria, Canada101 contributions74 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Sand Pebbles is undergoing renovation, with only parts of the motel open at a time, but there was no renovation noise. New furniture was being put into some of the rooms during our visit. In the morning and evening the loudest sounds with the balcony door open were the waves rolling in on the beach. Our king-bedded room looked new except for the kitchen equipment and was larger than we expected. The bathroom fixtures are modern and the shower stall is excellent. The view out towards the Gulf Islands over a grassy courtyard is as good as it gets. The balcony carpet was old and loose, due for replacement, but the balcony was still a pleasant place to sit. There are several restaurants nearby, some in takeout mode only at the moment, and Qualicum Beach remains a more interesting town than its better known neighbour, Parksville.

Hotel staff were not masked but would not enter our room unless we had been out for at least three hours. There is presently no maid service. There are no inside corridors, so our only indoors contact was at check-in.

Try to avoid a room above the office. Although all the guest rooms are non-smoking, the owners smoke outside on their patio below, and the smoke will drift up onto the balcony and through the balcony doors.
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Date of stay: July 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Richard W wrote a review Aug 2020
Vancouver Island, Canada54 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My girlfriend and I stayed here for a few days and while the outside looks a little wornout, the rooms were amazing. The interiors were all newly renovated with tons of room. Ann the rooms open up to the water which is accessible by an aluminum stairs. The bed was comfortable and at least our room had a stove, oven and fridge with several sets of dishes thrown in. A microwave and flat screen tv topped things out. We liked the place so much we are going back at the end of the month.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shirley S wrote a review Apr 2023
Hn�UD�2 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The location was great & the room was clean but those are the only positives I can say.
We had 3 rooms booked for our family to attend a very special event for our grandson. We were aware of the check in time of 4 pm but had called and were told to call on the day of arrival and they would attempt to accommodate us. We were only asking for one room to be available by 2 pm for showering & dressing. We ended up booking other accommodations at a nearby hotel to shower, dress to be ready for our event which was formal. Checked in at 4pm dropped off baggage hurrying to get to event but my husband left something behind and went back to room. The door was open and the clerk was in there. She rushed out when he walked in with no explanation for being there.Once we have the key no one should enter without our permission. Our daughters room was double booked and someone walked in while they were there with a key!
Overall it was not a pleasant experience at Sand Pebbles Inn Qualicum.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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DGillis wrote a review Sept 2020
Ottawa, Canada29 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Sand Pebbles Inn for 2 nights in late August.We had a very pleasant stay all covid 19 precautions were in place, our room had a great view of the water! Room 207 has been just update beds, tv and bathroom.We really enjoyed ourselves.Restaurants all very close to hotel!Beautiful part of the world!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Just Go great balcony
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Penny L wrote a review Aug 2020
Victoria, Canada2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived on a hot day to find they had left the curtains open on the floor to ceiling windows and doors. The sun was beating in and the room was literally about 90 degrees. They do not have air conditioning. Even with two fans the room was not tolerable until the sun went down, around 8:30 pm.
We were on the ground floor. The curtains were so skimpy it was hard to maintain privacy.
My husband walked our mini Aussie shepherd in the evening. As he passed a small, partially enclosed grassy area on the hotel property, an employee’s bulldog ran out and attacked our dog. When my husband intervened, he was bitten twice. The hotel manager did not apologize for the attack and was unhelpful, to say the least. This was, all in all, a very bad experience. I awarded one star for the comfy bed.
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Date of stay: August 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Muskokagirl wrote a review Sept 2022
3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a couple of days here recently on the recommendation of a friend who lives locally. At first I was taken aback by the run down look of the exterior but as it had been recommended I waited to see our room before judging.
Well, it couldn't have been more different The room was lovely. Very modern, spotlessly clean, huge and with the ocean very close by. We awoke to the sound of waves which was amazing!
The seawall is damaged and fenced off and it was quite obviously a very bad storm to do such damage but it is clear that the town has to do the repair so the motel isn't to blame for that. In any case it was a 2 minute walk to the beach so it wasn't an issue.
Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Ambassador438983 wrote a review June 2022
rdu6 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our only night at the Sand Pebbles Inn. It was our first time in Qualicum Beach. At first I was a little put off by the exterior as we approached the Inn as is looked a little run down but the room inside was very nice and comfortable. I think it was updated recently. Unfortunately we were not made aware that the Seawall had collapsed recently so unfortunately even though we had an ocean view it was obstructed by orange netting contouring the area to be repaired and no one could use that sitting area which is one of the nice feature of the Inn. I am only giving a 4 and not a 5 because If I had known that I probably would of booked somewhere else, but we were only told at our arrival.
We did go and take a walk on the beach to capture the beautiful sunset, we could not really take good picture off the balcony because of the Seawall but it that had not been an issue I would of given 5 stars.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Weerobbie wrote a review Aug 2020
Kingston, Canada936 contributions438 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The exterior of the hotel is quite run-down but they appear to be working on improving things. The rooms were very nice, recently renovated with comfortable beds. There is a common area with grass, chairs and beach access. The hotel was also very quiet. Good restaurants are walking distance away and the hotel is on the oceanside pathway. Overall, an okay hotel but quite expensive given the condition of the hotel exterior
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Date of stay: August 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Cindy H wrote a review Mar 2023
Laguna Beach, California133 contributions84 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This room was very comfortable, looked to be newly re-done. Shower water pressure was amazing and hot. Lots of towels and 2 queen beds. A 3 burner stove and oven and many cooking supplies. Check in and out was easy and friendly. Before checking in we went to Little Qualicum Falls, close by. Had dinner close by at Qualicum Inn. On our way to Tofino so just spent 1 night here.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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William wrote a tip Sept 2023
12 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No issues"
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CDNMarmalade wrote a tip July 2023
Edmonton, Canada143 contributions36 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a ground floor unit as it opens onto the central grass area"
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DGillis wrote a tip Sept 2020
Ottawa, Canada29 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just Go great balcony"
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Dibo1957 wrote a tip Aug 2020
Victoria, Canada29 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request a ground floor room if you want to avoid a set of stairs"
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Schnoodle2 wrote a tip July 2019
Vancouver Island19 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms have ocean and beach views."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$173 - AU$260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sand pebbles hotel qualicum beach, sand pebbles motel
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandQualicum Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sand Pebbles Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Sand Pebbles Inn?
Nearby attractions include Heritage Forest (0.6 km), The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre (1.1 km), and Beach Front Park (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sand Pebbles Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a picnic area.
Which room amenities are available at Sand Pebbles Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Sand Pebbles Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sand Pebbles Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bistro 694, The Sapphire Room, and Giovanni's Ristorante.
Are there any historical sites close to Sand Pebbles Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Milner Gardens & Woodland (2.0 km).
Does Sand Pebbles Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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