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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the mermaid lodge for a last minute weekend getaway with the kids. We booked here because the hot springs resort had no occupancy and the pictures on their website looked decent. I wish I would have read reviews online first. The location was great and the hotel manager was very welcoming and friendly. We went for the... More 

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

The Kootenay's are really hot during the summer. Even on a cloudy day the temperature can get high. And when the sun comes out it is usually roasting hot. I was there in the exact same place a few years ago and it reached 41 degree celsius one time. So the rooms at this place not having airconditing was a... More 

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MermaidMotel, Manager at Mermaid Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

We would like to thank you very much for the comments. We are working very hard to constantly update the rooms. We are listnening very closely to what people are saying, to best turn our attention to any needed changes. We are glad you enjoyed our wonderful location, and hope the next time you stay with us will be a... More 

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Tofino, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This place is very outdated and falling apart. The deck was falling off and dangerous, the bathroom door didn't close and the bed was old and uncomfortable. It's such a shame that an old building like that isn't being restored or looked after. It could be so cute but instead it feels like a old run down apartment building with... More 

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MermaidMotel, Manager at Mermaid Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that your stay was not enjoyed. We are doing our very best during this extremely busy time of year for us, to keep up with any repairs or updates the building might need. We are currently on the works of fixing the decks on our Motel Units #7 And #8. We apologize again, and... More 

Collingwood, Canada
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Value and location. Located 100m from the Hot Springs and costing much much less then staying there the Mermaid provides clean recently renovated rooms. It looks rough on the outside but the inside (not fancy) is clean and rustic. The motel is also pet friendly. Follow the signs to find the entrance in the back off the highway. Families can... More 

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MermaidMotel, Manager at Mermaid Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review! The Mermaid Lodge & Motel is currently the oldest establishment on Kootenay Lake. Dating back to 1891, it is about 125 years old. Glad you enjoyed the rooms as we try to keep them as up to date as possible, while preserving the historic value of the building. Look forward to welcoming you back,... More 

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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We were a little hesitate on arrival. It was difficult to find entrance due to fact it is slightly hidden and The outside of motel was dated and hotel hidden by shrubbery but the room was clean and comfortable. And we liked the fact it was right next door to the hot springs. We would stay again if through that... More 

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MermaidMotel, Manager at Mermaid Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Glad you enjoyed our location next to the Hot Springs. The Mermaid Lodge & Motel is the oldest running establishment on Kootenay Lake. Built in 1891 it has been around for 125 Years. We try to keep the units clean and comfortable for your pleasure, as well as preserving the historical values of the building.... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This was our first time staying here and I'd recommend staying here if you're just needing a place to stay for one night. We were hesitant initially as the outside is dated, but when we got to our room #1, we found it to be very clean and had updated couch and bed sheets ect. The lady at the front... More 

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MermaidMotel, Manager at Mermaid Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a wonderful review! Happy to hear are hard work and dedication was appreciated. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! The Gillies Family & Staff More 

Renton, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 June 2016

The staff was amazing! Anything we needed they were there to help. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The lodge is a little dated, but that's what makes it so charming. We loved that there was a bbq and hot tub. We also loved Betty O's - coffee shop (a coffee shop bus), which was just a short walk from... More 

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MermaidMotel, Manager at Mermaid Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a wonderful review! Happy to hear are hard work and dedication was appreciated. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! The Gillies Family & Staff More 

Helena, Montana
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Very clean. A little dated but still extremely comfortable (the bed was wonderful!) Beautiful views of Kootenay Lake from my room. It's right next door to Ainsworth Hot Springs, about a 50 yard walk. The owners are very accommodating, sweet, and friendly. I will definitely stay here again!

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MermaidMotel, Manager at Mermaid Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a wonderful review! Happy to hear are hard work and dedication was appreciated. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! The Gillies Family & Staff More 

Grand Forks, BC
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

The hosts, including Robbie the dog, couldn't have been more welcoming here. Our room, although small for four adults (the extra bedroom was teensy) was full of character and charm with a well-stocked kitchen. We enjoyed the full-sized hot tub in the gazebo as well as the outdoor barbecue and picnic area and loved that we could stand on our... More 

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MermaidMotel, Manager at Mermaid Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and generous review! Happy to know our dedication and hard work is appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! The Gillies Family & Staff More 

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Reviewed 22 May 2016

My Boyfriend and I decided to take a Hot springs tour of BC and Alberta for my birthday. We came across the Mermaid Lodge in Ainsworth BC. When we walked in the Lady at the counter was super friendly. The suite she gave us was very cool with a kitchenette with very clean dishes, coffeemaker, pots and pans. We also... More 

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MermaidMotel, Manager at Mermaid Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a wonderful review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the rooms to the fullest! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Mermaid Lodge & Motel. The Gillies Family & Staff More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Clean, comfortable, newly renovated motel kitchenette units that will sleep 2-6 persons and modest, historical lodge units that will sleep 2-5 persons. All units have balconies with lake & mountain views and are conveniently located next door to the Ainsworth Hot Springs Pools and Cave. On-site outdoor BBQ and Jacuzzi/Hottub open year-round. Additional amenities include wireless Internet, satellite TV/Radio and complimentary pool towels. Don't want to drive here?? No problem, we can arrange shuttle service from Nelson Greyhound Bus Lines or Castlegar Airport to Ainsworth Hot Springs. You can also fly in to the new international airport in Cranbrook., B.C., Then rent a car for the scenic 3 hour drive to Ainsworth Hot Springs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mermaid Lodge & Motel

Address: 3622 North Street | P.O. Box 1333, Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia V0G 1A0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Ainsworth Hot Springs
Price Range: $110 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mermaid Lodge & Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“no good rooms, run down motel”
 of 5 bubbles bonnieburns54, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you eat before you get there. No food services close.”
 of 5 bubbles World_Traveller084, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are good but we like the kitchenettes best.”
 of 5 bubbles 197virginiap, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Hot springs”
 of 5 bubbles zoltank157, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“lots of hot water but it takes a while to get hot if you choose the far (Number 6) rooms”
 of 5 bubbles BeverlyC594, 22 May 2016 | Read review
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