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“What a gem! and what a great town!”
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Johnny's Motel
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Grand Forks
Certificate of Excellence
Winnipeg
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139 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“What a gem! and what a great town!”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We had never been in Grand Forks before and chose Johnny's from Tripadvisor recommends. It is motel but so sweet! and the owners/hosts are very welcoming and delightful. We stayed 3 nights and had #6 - one of the rooms with patio doors - and actually cancelled some plans at the end so we could just sit on our little patio spot and enjoy the morning sun and the river babbling by. So peaceful and wonderful. This town has a lot of amazing restaurants as well so we ate too much and very well. You can walk to many of them (including morning coffee) from the motel and you can bike down some lovely paths and are nearby a waterfull/gorge area and then of course Christina Lake. We'll be back! Only caution if you like lots of space - the room was tiny but with the great weather we simply sat outside most of the time anyway.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank LoisWinnipeg
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Clive and Nicky R, Owner at Johnny's Motel, responded to this review, 10 September 2014
We appreciate your comments, and are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We do have several units with patio doors, but room 6 is slightly smaller than the rest, but tends to be popular as it is the only unit with a carport as well as a patio door.
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We had an excellent two night stay in July and have re-booked a three night stay in August. Enjoyed the pool and the river - an added bonus to be at the outskirts of town to really enjoy the ambience. Even had a place to wash our bikes! The hosts, Clive and Nicky, were very accommodating, aimed to please and really made us feel welcome. We would highly recommend Johnny's to any traveler.

Room Tip: Room 22 was spacious, nice comfy beds, clean bathroom and fridge and microwave. Patio in the back wa...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank HarleyGal2014
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Clive and Nicky R, Owner at Johnny's Motel, responded to this review, 10 September 2014
Thanks for taking the time to post a comment. All of the rooms have a door onto the riverbank, and for the motorbikes we have some units with car ports, but you need to call ahead as they tend to go first.
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Yellowknife, Canada
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

When I travel with a group of friends we always look for an old style motel where we can hang out outside with the convenience of being right outside the door of our rooms. This location was perfect, the back of the hotel has a nice grassy area along the river with picnic tables and bbq's available. It was exactly what we were looking for. The rooms were clean and somewhat upgraded and very reasonably priced. The management (Johnny) was very friendly and helpful, and the English accent provided a little charm, I will definitely consider staying here again when/if I travel through this lovely little town.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank patkat24
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Clive and Nicky R, Owner at Johnny's Motel, responded to this review, 10 September 2014
Thank you for your comments, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit; we are blessed with the riverfront setting. All of the rooms have now been upgraded, but there is always something new to add. Look forward to having you stay again in the future.
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Port Moody, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I normally do not write reviews but have to add our positive review to the growing list. We stayed this weekend at Johnny's Motel and were treated to excellent service by friendly staff. The room was clean, the AC and pool kept us cool and the grounds were neat. The owner runs a motorcycle friendly place, providing a bucket and a hose to wash off the bike after a long day. Clive says in the summer more than half of the guests each night are on bikes. Restaurants and pubs are with in walking distance and a BBQ is available if you want to do your own cooking. When I checked out I asked for their card as I will be back...

Room Tip: Some folks on motorcycles like a car port to park their bike under.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Dave M
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Clive and Nicky R, Owner at Johnny's Motel, responded to this review, 10 September 2014
We appreciate your comments, and hope to see you again soon.
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Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

I stayed at Johnny's this weekend and was very impressed. The owners are delightful and the rooms very clean. Some rooms even have a carport. I loved being able to sit outside and have a morning coffee and enjoy the river view. Shopping, restaurants and are just a few minutes walk away. I would definitely stay at Johnny's again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Linda L
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Clive and Nicky R, Owner at Johnny's Motel, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
It is a great location and so close to the town centre. Thanks for your comments, come back soon.
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Lethbridge, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

A great stay to an eventful trip through British Columbia. Great location, nice town, and good services close by. Staff were wonderful, and know how to take care of guests. Clear that they were reinvesting into the business and community. Would definitely stay again and recommend to anybody!!
Actually stayed in May 2013

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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1 Thank Bill S
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Clive and Nicky R, Owner at Johnny's Motel, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Thank you for your review, and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It is a great community and we are fortunate to have found Johnny's. We have a great team here and its nice to be able to tell them that their hard work is appreciated.
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Surrey, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

As a motorcyclist touring the country with friends we always spend a night at Johnny's and are never disappointed. Clive and his wife, the owners, have done a marvelous job of putting this little hideaway on the map.
Spotlessly clean accommodations, great service, barbecue facilities and a clean pool,along with peaceful relaxing grounds on the bank of the river make this gem a stay for us every time we go through Grand Forks!!
Give it a try..you will not be disappointed!!

  • Stayed July 2014
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1 Thank Dave B
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Clive and Nicky R, Owner at Johnny's Motel, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Its great that you wrote us a review, we are getting quite a lot of guests on motorcycles this year, so thanks for spreading the word.
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Property: Johnny's Motel
Address: 7291 Hwy 3 W | Box 876, Grand Forks, British Columbia V0H 1H0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Grand Forks
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Grand Forks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Johnny's Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional Canadian hospitality, 1 blk east of city centre with beautiful riverside location. Air-conditioned, refurbished ground level units, queen beds, DD phones, cable TV, fridges, large heated seasonal pool, picnic tables, bbqs, fax service, reasonable rates, free wireless internet access ... more   less 
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