What a friendly place to stay. I chose it because of other reviews on Trip Advisor, and I'm glad I did. I'm assuming most folks staying here, like me, do so because it's near the gold rush town of Barkerville, just five miles away at the end of BC Highway 26. This is another family-run motel that was built many years ago, but it has been very well maintained
I was there before 11 a.m. and stopped to complete the check-in process before heading into Barkerville, even though I wasn't expecting my room to be ready. However, it was ready, and I was able to put my bag inside. The room was clean, cozy and comfortable, with a decent-sized bathroom. Diane made me feel at home right away. The small office has a large supply of books and videos free for the borrowing, and a big plate of homemade cookies.
There's not much to Wells -- it's essentially a place to stay for those visiting Barkerville, where I very happily spent nine hours of the course of two days exploring every nook and cranny. The Hubs is definitely a good choice, and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
One FYI: I was not able to get cell phone reception in Wells, but that's apparently the norm. I like to check in with my 79-year-old mom every couple of days while I'm on the road to make sure everything is good with her. Diane told me it was only 35 cents a minute for long-distance calls (mine was to Seattle). So I did make a quick call (and I would have made that call no matter what the price was). When I went to check out the next morning, I asked how much the call was so I could pay her for it. She said, 'Oh, I looked, and it was only 60 cents. Don't worry about it -- enjoy the rest of your trip.'
For me, that's the kind of thing that wins my loyalty -- and kudos on Trip Advisor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As new owners, we pride ourselves on providing clean, comfortable rooms, great service, friendly hospitality and a convenient location. The BC Tourist Accommodation Guide report commends us for outstanding housekeeping. All rooms come complete with a telephone, television, fridge, coffee maker and kettle. Enjoy the unique, friendly, historical towns of Wells and Barkerville (5 min), the beautiful Bowron Lakes (Canada’s world renowned canoe circuit, 30 min.), snowmobiling right from your door, wildlife and much more! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hubs Hotel Wells