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Pender Harbour Resort & Marina
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Garden Bay
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3 reviews
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“Nice quiet home away from home.”
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Not many restaurants open this time of year and had to go to Sechelt for dinner. The place was clean and had a nice kitchen for cooking. They also took my dog which was awesome. Beds were comfy too! This place is right by the marina making water sports very accessible. Didn't use the communal fire pit but in glad they had one. Might start in the chalet with some friends next time so we can use the hot tub there.

  • Stayed November 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013

This place is nestled on the edge if the ocean with their own beautiful marina. It is CLEAN! Very well maintained, has tent sites, RV sites yurts, motel rooms and cottages! They have a rocky beach with a gazebo (with an electrical outlet), a clean, heated salt water pool, and nice touches like a dish washing station. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. BTW, the best tent site is #5, lots of room and fairly private (you're on a little hill) with trees all around for shade. We only stayed one night but we ll be back!

  • Stayed September 2013
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bby
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2013

This place is a mobile home park with a few transient spots for visitors. There is no spa, hot tub, sandy beach or indoor recreation.There was a septic tank odour and constant lawn and garden grooming--and power washin all the time. People managing this place need to take a superhost course. We found out later that Sunshine Coast Resort offered better amenities and was closer to Madeira Park. Local residents do not have a high regard for Pender Harbour Resort. We found this place expensive for what it has to offer.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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6 Thank Jill F
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BELLINGHAM
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We (myself, my wife and son) spent Labor Day Weekend at the RV Park, which is right at the marina. the RV spaces were very well kept and everything worked perfectly, including the WiFi. Sure they did not have cable TV at the camping spots, but we did not go all the way to Pender Harbor to watch TV. If you want TV you can check into the Hotel or Cottages, which are very well done. The grounds are very well kept and the swimming pool was great. The pool is a saltwater pool and you really feel great after swimming. We went swimming after 6:00 pm and had the pool to ourselves and it was busy all the time during the day. We rented a boat for the day, which turned out to be a great idea. They have high quality aluminum boats with 30 HP motors and carry 5 people, so we cruised around the inner harbor. Stopping in at the Government docks at Madeira Park and walked around town, did not take long. we cruised around some more exploring the different coves and wound up at the Garden Park Pub, that was a great experience as well. I see another review coming for them as well. All and all a great time.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Abbotsford, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

My family and I love this place. We have stayed here on numerous occasions over the years and see improvements every year. It is neat and clean throughout, and very well managed by Walter and Tammy, who are always friendly and helpful. I don't know what the other reviewers are talking about. The "rules" are what keep it a quiet, restful spot for everyone. This place sits on a gorgeous spot on the Harbour with beautiful views from many of the cabins. Stay in the Chalet if you can,
It is a great place for a group to stay and has it's own hot tub.
We love Garden Bay so much that we are building a house here, but will continue to recommend Pender Harbour Resort to friends and family alike.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

This place is really a mobile home park. Camping here is like camping in someones backyard that smells of sewage. The rules are everything and fun is not to be had. Not a RESORT.
The internet was down--locals say it is always down. No cable connection for portable tv. They cut grass and woke us up 3 times in a week--no apology. Manager almost ran us over in his golf cart which children were allowed to drive. There is a skateboard shop in a resort. What's with that?

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 July 2013

We were a group of 14 friends, most of us French, a few couples, and we came to spend 2 nights at the resort for my birthday. It was our first visit in the area of Sunshine Coast and it is so beautiful!!!
We rent 2 yurts, 2 motel rooms and a campsite. I stayed in a yurt.
We were welcomed by the owner at night.
He and his staff were really nice to us and thank to them, i had the best birthday week-end party ever! All my friends agree to say this trip was perfect and the resort was an important part in this.
The rooms were nice and comfortable. Not a 5 stars hotel but we were not expecting that neither, but really cozy and clean. The place is looking really good, the view from the marina is great, it took only 5 minutes to go swimming in an awesome lake and to go hiking.
The amenities in the resort were just what we needed to have a wonderful time. We used the reception room, the bbqs, the fire pit and the heated swimming pool at night. We were even able to cut our own wood for the fire, which was quite funny to do.
I am really grateful to Jeff the owner!
I will definitely come back, and if I can't make it, I will always remember this place and the time we spent there with emotion.
Michel.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Pender Harbour Resort & Marina
Address: 4686 Sinclair Bay Rd, Garden Bay, British Columbia V0N 1S1, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Sunshine Coast > Garden Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Garden Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Pender Harbour Resort & Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer ocean front cottages, yurts and a motel. We rent kayaks, paddle boards and a motor boat. Our marina has 60 slips and accommodates boats up to 50'. You can enjoy a heated chlorine-free pool during summer months. ... more   less 
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