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Hume Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Nelson
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Whistler, Canada
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“Great Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2011

Our family of 4 had a great 3 night stay (with Dog). The large 2 queen room with breakfast was excellent value. For a historic town like Nelson its great to be in the thick of the town. We walked to shopping and dinner, biked to the beach and mountain biked some amazing trails right from the Hume Hotel. Rooms have the character of a 100+ year old hotel, not fancy but basic clean and comfortable. No AC so on a hot day rooms are warm, but have fans.
Our 11 year old's hotel food review:
Cajun wings are delicious, chocolate moose is light and chocolatey and eggs benny also gets a big thumbs up.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Nelson, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

Mike's Place Pub is the place to be. Always great food and beverages, and the friendliest staff in town. Have a few pints in the pub or the Library Lounge and head down to the Spirit Bar for some late nite dance moves.

And Hume to Go. Hume to the Home. All the classic Hume eats (and drinks) delivered right to your door. Love this service. Can't get enough.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Spokane, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

I always use Tripadvisor to find hotels, but I was disappointed by the Hume Hotel rating and it's overall shape. The room was VERY clean, but the hall to get to the room was spongy, old carpet with an odor. It definitely takes away from the room. I'm hoping this part of this historic hotel is due for the next update.The Library was great for playing cards, late dessert and live Jazz, but wouldn't be able to take children (and there is no space or table to play in the room). The restaurant food was very good. Unfortunately the kitchen fan exhaust was below our room and made our room smell like steak (not a bad smell, but unwanted for hours). Very limited parking. Hotel room with 2Q was $129 (not including tax). The best was the beautifully restored Library Bar and helpful staff.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

My husband and I visited Nelson for a two night stay and picked the Hume Hotel for it's central location. We were aware that the hotel dates from 1898 and expected a cozy experience rather than upscale. Our room was large, clean and surprisingly quiet though a bit more on the dated side than the website pictures show.

The staff were always helpful and cheery. At the time of booking we were advised that air conditioning was not an option, but fans were provided. Thankfully we did not suffer a heat wave during our stay but we would have coped.

The parking lot is very small, but we managed to find a space both nights - though we were there on a Monday-Tuesday (don't know how this would be on a weekend). We enjoyed the breakfast both days, sampling poached eggs, bacon and toast, the omelette and the continental breakfast with pastry. The coffee was hot and tasty, eggs were done to perfection and the fruit salad was fresh - being included in the room charge I would give it a thumbs up for value!

If our travels take us back to Nelson we would stay at the Hume again

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cranbrook, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2011

We decided to stay here when a local recommended it. Parking was sparse but the friendliness of the staff and the dinner and breakfast we ate there more than made up for any short-comings. We would definately return...Nelson is a great little getaway for us.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2011

We booked this hotel based on the reviews from Trip Advisor, which usually is right on the money, but I have to say, we have been pretty disappointed in the Hume.

There is charm, but there is also need of an upgrade. I get uneven floors, but there are barely an amenities at all. The room was pretty sparse and since we were in the "Rapunzel Room" I think it is supposed to be one of the nicer rooms? Everything seemed old and tired, worn carpets, old bedding etc. The bathroom was so sparse I was honestly taken aback. It's all the little things like an ancient clock radio, no ice bucket (I couldn't even find an ice machine when I needed to ice my ankle).

Also, we were on the fourth floor and it was HOT! And the weather rained the whole time we were in town, so it's not like it was hot outside, it gelt more like we were next to the boiler room or something. Contrary to a response from a manager in another post, we were not told there was no AC.

I went for a run by the lake one day and one of the rooms at the Prestige was open and I saw a lovely redone room, fluffy bed, so there are some nicer hotels to stay in.

Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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humehotel, General Manager at Hume Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 22 July 2011
We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. Being a heritage hotel means that we lack some of the conveniences that a brand new property might have. Our hallways are wide and the floorboards creak and they are indeed not level...however that is why a lot of people choose to stay here. Original floorboards give the property unique character. We are simply not a cookie cutter property that you would see anywhere. Our rates also need to be factored into any comparisons made to other properties in town. We are extremely reasonably priced (especially in the busy summer season) and include a full hot breakfast in the morning. We hope that this can help to make up for the fact that our guest rooms are not air conditioned. We provide fans in the rooms and all the windows do open. You should have been informed of this and if you weren't informed I do apologize. We include an ice bucket in all rooms and we have an ice machine available to all of our guests. If you couldn't locate it a call to the front desk could have easily showed you the way.
The hotel has a maintenance staff of four full-time guys who are continually improving and upgrading the exterior, the public areas as well as all guest rooms. Plans to further enhance all areas of the hotel are on-going.
Thanks for giving us a try and providing us honest feedback.
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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2011

We were passing through Nelson and needed a one night's stay. We opted for The Hume right downtown instead of a chain hotel/motel. The room was clean, the front desk staff pleasant and the price right. The bedroom had its charm with balcony windows that opened to a view of the street, but the uneven floors and antique furnishings seemed a bit unsettling after having stayed in an ultramodern place the night before. We had a light supper in the dining room and were very pleased with the food and service. The homemade rhubarb pie was excellent. However, the hot breakfast which was included the next morning was awful. I applaud the owners for maintaining this beautiful building and for travelers looking for something other than the usual hotel room, I would recommend The Hume. Originally the parking lot was full, but we did find a spot just after supper.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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humehotel, General Manager at Hume Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 12 July 2011
Thank you for staying with us and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I must say that this is probably the first complaint I have seen in years that our full hot free breakfast in the morning was nothing short of fantastic. Typically at hotels, free breakfasts are either continental breakfasts (stale bagels and bad coffee) or a buffet with very limited options. Here at the Hume, our guests can order a choice of two eggs any style with choice of breakfast meat and includes hashbrowns, toast and coffee. You can also choose a lighter, healthier option or whatever the breakfast special is which changes daily. Each breakfast is made hot and fresh for every guest and nothing comes out of a pre-made buffet line. Breakfasts are also all served by our friendly service staff in the General Store Restaurant. It is quite honestly one of the greatest selling features of the property that our guests covet the most.

I am sorry that it did not meet up to your satisfaction. If you are traveling through again, please let me know and we will see to it that we get it right on your next stay. Thanks for the honest feedback.
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Property: Hume Hotel & Spa
Address: 422 Vernon St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4E5, Canada (Formerly Hume Hotel)
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Nelson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Nelson
#1 Family Hotel in Nelson
#2 Business Hotel in Nelson
#3 Romantic Hotel in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hume Hotel & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hume Hotel is a full-service Nelson landmark originally built in 1898 and is a must-see part of your trip to the area. In 2016 finishing touches were put on the last wing of guest rooms. All three floors have been renovated beautifully, maintaining that heritage charm that it is known for while incorporating some new technology like air conditioning and flat screen tvs. Centrally located, it includes the Aura Spa & Salon, General Store Family Restaurant, Mike's Place Pub, the Library Lounge, the Spiritbar entertainment venue, the Liquor Boutique and Banquet Facilities. Overnight stays in any of the guest rooms include a full hot complimentary breakfast in the morning made to your liking. This hotel is full of history, character and amazing staff. ... more   less 
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