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Midland, Canada
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Our first time on Vancouver Island outside of Victoria, it was a long weekend and we hadn't pre-booked our accommodations. What a surprise to find this gem of a place near the highway! Yes (to previous contributors) it is an older motel and yes there is moss on the roof however have you seen how moss covers trees in the...

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Banff, Canada
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great views, window which you can open, no ac but we borrowed fan. Balcony. It's motel from 80 but I loved the size of the room. Affordability location service even room had its own charm. Loved the surroundings it's well taken care of despite being older motel. Enjoy the place.

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Prior review suggests a reno - I'm thinking it's a tear down. Ancient everything. Toilet ran until you fished your hand in the back of the tank to pull the ball up. Nice. Love doing that each time someone flushes. Shower wand didn't fit so had to be handheld while attempting to shampoo and soap up. Not easy. Advised motelier...

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Parksville
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I have driven by this Motel several thousand times , and always say "one night I'll stay there" well here we are ! One more off my Bucket List !! The place is very clean, the staff very pleasant and the rooms have all the amenities. With the Motel fairly close to the highway, I'm surprised how quiet it is...

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Puyallup, Washington
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The place obviously needs an upgrade. The moss on the roof should be the first tip-off. However, we booked a room for one night and liked it enough to not travel back into Victoria and booked an additional night. Yes, the furniture was old, but our room was not musty like some of the other reviews. The view was spectacular...

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Dubbo, Australia
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Once we arrived and managed to summon the Motlier through ringing the bell we were informed about the local area along with given many suggestions for both a local restaurant (which we took up for dinner and was the only highlight of this stop) and for towns that were in his opinion worth a visit. Biggest mistake.... NOT asking to...

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1Thank CPC2830
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 31 May 2016

There are just way too many things wrong with this place, plumbing wise, electrical wise, fire safety wise to even get into. How it hasn't burned to the ground by now defies logic. The rooms we had were old dated and musty. I honestly thought I had gone back in time or woke up on an episode of "that 70's...

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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

The first thing I did upon entering the motel room was open EVERY window and door. I worked in a museum for 5 years and if I think somewhere is musky ITS MUSKY!! After which I turned the lamp on and the bulb along with the wiring fell out but that's ok as it was so run down kicking the...

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Canmore, Canada
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Needed to be in the area for a month. The mangers/staff were friendly, helpful and accommodating. The room was comfortable, large, and SPOTLESSLY clean!! I was able to work comfortably in the room; great wifi! The view was fabulous, and a one-minute drive (so a short walk!) to grocery store, pharmacy, liquor store, and 2 great little coffee shops! Walking...

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Reviewed 5 February 2016

The folks at the Deer Lodge are very friendly, knowledgeable about the area and welcoming. They were very attentive to my needs as a traveler and were always up for comfortable conversation. The hotel could use some modernizing (in certain areas) if modern is what you're looking for. However, I quite enjoyed the old school feel of this place, this...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Deer Lodge Motel

Address: 2529 Trans-Canada Hwy, Mill Bay, British Columbia V0R 2P0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Mill Bay
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Deer Lodge Motel Mill Bay, Vancouver Island, Canada
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“I don't think there is a good room!”
 of 5 bubbles mcfor, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I'm not sure there are any”
 of 5 bubbles mustangguy, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“Older hotel with lots of character!”
 of 5 bubbles fimoshea, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Ask for room 25, if available.”
 of 5 bubbles ducky1101, 30 Jul 2015 | Read review
“They have a nice Accessiblble room.”
 of 5 bubbles AW898, 18 Jul 2015 | Read review
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