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“Very clean motel, friendly owners, fresh baked cookies!”
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Hubs Motel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

My family of 5 went to see Barkerville and stayed in nearby Wells, BC at the Hubs Motel. This may be a basic motel but it was one of the best stays in a hotel/motel we've had. Check in was very quick and easy and owner, Dianne, always has a smile on her face and fresh baked cookies! What other motel provides fresh baked cookies? None that I've seen. The room was definitely big enough for all five of us (including a playpen) and spotlessly clean. Dianne has dishes and utensils you can borrow if needed and even a crockpot if you feel like cooking. One of the days was quite cold and rainy (yes even in July), around 6 degrees Celsius. We asked if there was a place open where we could buy some hot chocolate. Dianne went into her own kitchen and handed us a big, unopened jar of hot chocolate and said to bring it back later that night or the next day. It's personal touches like this that makes this motel stand above the rest. Also, if you like fish and chips, you must try the fish and chips from the trailer on site. Harold, Dianne's husband and motel co owner ( who is just as friendly and nice as Dianne), makes excellent fish and chips. If you are going to visit Barkerville and don't want to stay on site or are exploring the beautiful area around Wells/Barkerville, I strongly recommend staying at the Hubs Motel. When we have the opportunity to go back we will definitely be staying at the Hubs Motel without question.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

...await you at the Hubs Motel in Wells. Dianne & Hal are the nicest people and always willing to help out with information on the local scene. The rooms have been renovated and are clean and well appointed.

And yes; Dianne's cookies in the lobby and Hal's fish and chips are as great as other reviewers have said.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

Wonderful staff, a spacious room with all the amenities made our stay a great experience. As an added bonus, Big H's Fish Grill (in the parking lot) served up some of the best halibut and salmon you'll ever have.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank DJSwift
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

We just got back from our annual snowmobiling weekend at Barkerville with our club and we have stayed again at the Hubs Motel. Another great experience!!!
Dianne has been, as usual, taking great care of our group, traditional cookies were provided and enjoyed and I would like to add that the cinnamon buns she made and that were still warm when our group came back from sledding were not only much appreciated but quiclkly gone!!!!
The rooms are kept very clean and Dianne and Harald are always making sure that everybody is well looked after.
Harald is always willing to take us on the trails and show us some good time!
And last but not least, the smile is also a bonus.
Thank you guys for hospitality and great time!
Marie-Jo C

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

Just stayed at the Hubs again, for 2 nights March 1 & 2/13, for the Annual Wells Snowmobile Club Poker run... We again booked room # 4. Its newly renovated, with a separate bedroom , Futon (could sleep 2 more people) Large flat screen TV , and a kitchen with a full size fridge, stove and oven, coffee maker,dishes , pans and Utensils ...everything you could possibly need, and if there was something you require, just ask, Dianne will do her best to help you out. and oh, did I mention her cookies?..fresh outta the oven in the office...I think my husband made trips to the office for no reason , just to sample her cookies over and over again! There is a rack full of courtesy DVDs in the office for you to borrow also. This is a Snowmobilier friendly motel, we park and unload in the Hubs parking lot and ride right from our rooms to the mountains. You just cant ask for a better location!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Dianneand, Owner at Hubs Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2013

Thank you so much for your review, it feels so good to be appreciated and it totally made our day! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, your room and the cookies (lol).

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Reviewed 23 October 2012

My husband and I stayed one night in Hubs Motel after visiting Barkerville (which was fun and educational).
The owners are very friendly, and made us feel welcome with home-baked cookies upon check in. Diane even lend us some milk so we could prepare our breakfast the next morning.

The room proved to be big and clean, with two comfortable queen size beds, a televion with DVD-player (you can choose from a large DVD-collection at the office at no extra cost), a table, a mini-fridge and coffeemaking facilities and a private bathroom.

Wells isn't a big town. The evening we were there, there was an announced power-cut, so we couldn't sample Harold's fish and chips where everybody is raving about.
Instead we went to have dinner at "The Bear's Paw" across the street from Hubs Motel
They had a generator and they whipped up some very tasty Thai noodles and BBQ ribs for us.
After dinner the power was back on, so we could enjoy a good movie in our room.
The area is quiet and we had a good night's sleep.

We can certainly recommend this motel for anyone visiting the area: it's great value for money.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

When I travel to the Wells / Barkerville area in the Cariboo Region of central BC I choose to stay at the Hubs Motel. Diane and Harold deliver a consistent product with a personal touch that is warm and fuzzy. The only disappointment is when they have No Vacancy! I recommend when you know you are heading into the area book ahead.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Hubs Motel

Address: 12438 Barkerville Highway, Wells, British Columbia V0K 2R0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Cariboo > Wells
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Wells
Price Range: £35 - £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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 
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