This is our fourth stay at the Driftwood Inn in as many years. In all honesty, we have always considered the Driftwood Inn to be 'the best of a bad lot' in Sechelt - only adequate accommodation and over-priced, but redeemed by its good location and nice restaurant. However, our accommodation this stay was the worst it has ever been. We deserve better for $129/night. (I have also written the owners with similar comments.)
Specific complaints: The room was hot. Despite the cooling of the outside air in the evening, this did not measurably lower the temperature in the room until the early hours of the morning. The fan in the room provided inadequate relief. We attempted to open the drapes to let in more air, and the sheer curtains fell down. The curtain rod was bowed in the centre and barely rested in its brackets. The maid responded to our attempts to increase the air flow by tying back the curtains. This technique had its own drawbacks, too, as the construction site next door was lit up like mid-day all night long. And further comments on the construction: all the non-ocean-view rooms face the site; it will be another 6 months at least before the work is complete; and the work started before 7:00 am. If we had been of a mind to sleep in, we would not have had the opportunity given the construction noise. Sleeping in was not an option for another reason - the bed had a sag in it such that I awakened every morning with a stiff neck and a headache.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Driftwood Inn is centrally located in Sechelt, the heart of the Sunshine Coast. We are on the waterfront only a few feet away from the beach. We offer a variety of rooms including standard doubles and king rooms plus waterfront rooms and suites. Our restaurant named Pebbles serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and specializes in west coast cuisine. We also have a meeting/function room that can seat up to 55 persons. We are close to shopping, banks and many recreational activities in the region. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Driftwood Hotel Sechelt