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“Quaint Charm” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Totem Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lytton
Canada
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256 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Quaint Charm”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Check-in was friendly. The little cottages were very quaint, with a nice view out back. The room was simple, but clean. The only downside was the lack of internet, which I needed to get some work done. The front desk was helpful as they could be, but even after a few "sign on codes" I never did get internet access, which was a bit frustrating. I would still recommend the Totem Motel and gladly stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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vancouver BC
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65 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

Totem Motel
Lytton B.C Canada
250-455-2321.

On a motorcycle trip we stayed at the Totem Motel over night
Ulli the owner was very pleasant and helpful even supplied soap and towels to clean our 3 motorcycle.
Spotless and comfortable, reasonable priced accommodation with swimming pool next door.
If you’re looking for accommodation in Lytton I would recommend this motel for your stay - yes it is dated but full of old world charm and service. We will return.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Savonlinna, Finland
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68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

If you like the trains, this place is a MUST! The propietors are most friendly, and the invidual cottages are roomy and spotlessly clean. The inn, once a former post office is set in a charming street. Within 50 metres of the motel is the Canadian Pacific railway, and running high along a shelf on the other side, some 150 metres away, is the Canadian National railway. Lytton is set in a valley of the River Fraser and River Thompson, and the surrounding scenery is magficent - the ideal place to see trains in the landscape! The nights are not exactly quiet, some might even like earplugs, as for me those trains horns are amazing music and didnt stop me sleeping.

Room Tip: A cottage away from the road where there was some noise of loud voices when the pubs emptied.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Finntrainfan
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

There really isn't much to choose from in Lytton. These units are clean, and the lawn which looks over the Fraser gives a great view. Yes, there are train tracks below (and above the town as well) - but that's Lytton. I think that the charging for internet is a little cheap, however - given that it's free with virtually every other motel (it's the principle of the thing, not the price they charge).
In a nutshell, they're tidy and the lawn makes it a good place to spend the night. Be aware that during the week they're pretty full with workers who book cabins for the whole week (we only got one as we were there on a weekend).

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank justaverageguys
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Langley City, Canada
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140 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2012

We last stayed at this motel about 11 years ago. We were going river rafting then as we were doing this time. The place seems to be frozen in time and I would be hard pressed to find anything that had changed over this span of time. It is the best place in town but then you need to see the competition. It is clean, functional and safe and the owners are very friendly. It would be nice to see them do some updating but maybe they feel they don't need to . Staying only the one night was easy enough to tolerate even with the frequent trains and we would likely stay here again if we had to. It would be nice to have more choices however.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ontario
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253 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

I recently stayed at the Totem Motel in Lytton. It is the best place in town with very friendly owners. I cooked all my own meals which was perfect for me. The cottages are somewhat dated but very clean.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Sahayoga
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Victoria, Canada
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

Basic motel that needs updating, but is clean, safe, and has all amenities needed. The location is great. There is a nice grassy area behind the buildings overlooking the Fraser River. Our suite had a living room area, kitchenette, bathroom, and small bedroom. The furnishing was very dated - it felt like a bit of a time warp, but everything worked.
The hosts were very kind and helpful and filled us in on what to do while in town.

The passing trains are quite loud, but this is true throughout the town.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jm_pep
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Property: Totem Motel
Address: 320 Fraser Street, P.O. Box 580,, Lytton, British Columbia V0K 1Z0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Lytton
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lytton
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Totem Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 328
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