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“Basic Room in a Nice Town”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of North Shore Inn

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North Shore Inn
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Nelson
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17 reviews
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“Basic Room in a Nice Town”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Rooms at this motel are old and basic, but clean. Ours had a balcony, which gave us a nice view. North Shore Inn is quiet because it's located away from the city center and main area of town. The staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast is very bare bones - you can find a much better meal or snack if you venture back into town. The real charm is the town of Nelson and this motel is just a place to sleep while you explore the town and surrounding areas.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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New Brunswick, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Does old have to mean tiered & dated? If you said yes, then welcome to Nelson!

This motel fits right in, with old carpets, decor?, bathrooms, no exercise-room, tiny breakfast offering,..
Would not recommend at $80/night or higher. I would at $65 or lower.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

We booked a room in hotel north shore inn in Nelson, and that turned out to be good idea! Very friendly and helpful staff, and even though this is a motel, it is very clean anp perfectly located, it even had a balcony! Simple breakfast, but sufficient! Very recommendable.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

I recently visited Nelson to attend my cousins wedding and stayed here with my partner. When we arrived, one of the owners came out to greet us, she was very friendly. The place had just laid new asphalt for the parking lot. The room was a good size, with reliable wifi and A/C. Bathrooms and room were clean, and there's a nice view of the lake from our balcony. I came back during the middle of the day to change for the reception and heard construction upstairs, so they are currently undergoing some renovations. The construction was only during the day and never interrupted our mornings or evenings. This location is located right outside of Nelson and just down the road from Ainsworth Hotsprings. The place is easily accessed right off the highway, and I slept so soundly even though I am a light sleeper - the highway is not busy at night, and I never heard the other guests. Crickets chirp outside in the evening. A light breakfast is included: two choices of cereal, bagels, toast, jams, coffee and orange juice. $85.10 per night for two people (including tax). I am happy with my choice in lodging.

Room Tip: All rooms have lake view. Ice machine is located on the stairwell landing.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

My husband &I took a little road trip in May and spent 2nights at the North Shore Inn. Jennifer was so helpful & friendly, right down to giving us directions from the city centre. It is a motel, not a hotel and folks should not expect the same decor as a chain hotel. It was very clean and well kept. We loved waking up in the morning or returning from town at the end of the day to a nice quiet location and a lovely view of the river. Did not have breakfast as we had our own food with us which worked out perfectly since there was a fridge in the room. Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: We were at the opposite end of the building from the office so our wifi connection was very poor.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

For four nights overlapping New Year's Eve, the Rocky Mountain Ramblers had the good fortune to book rooms in Nelson, B.C. while skiing in the area. We stayed at Jennifer and Steve Kim's North Shore Inn, just over the bridge from the city proper. I can't recommend the NSI more enthusiastically. It's a wonderful place to stay. Jennifer and Steve are helpful and efficient hosts, the rooms are more than spacious, the hotel is quiet, clean and well-placed for the city's attractions. The continental breakfast is not special but that's OK. WIFI is reliable and fast. The prices are quite modest considering that it's easy to sleep three to a room (and maybe more).

Stay at the North Shore Inn. It's a great bargain and they could use the business.
Chip Scialfa
Calgary, CANADA

Room Tip: Room 301 (oddly, on the bottom floor) has a full kitchen.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Vernon, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

This was the last night on a road trip to explore some of British Columbia. This was not the best place we stayed but it was comfortable and inexpensive. Like the rest of Nelson, it basically hasn't changed since the 1960's - turquoise blue bath/toilet/sink/counter. A huge room with little more than a king bed and some tired furniture. And the carpets throughout the parts of the building need to be taken out and burned as I doubt they could be cleaned. The breakfast provided was simple and sparse. We had to wait for the coffee to be brought out - a half carafe at a time. Not the worst place we have stayed but closer to the bottom than the top.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: North Shore Inn
Address: 687 Highway 3A | PO Box 119, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 5P7, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Nelson
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — North Shore Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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