Met all our needs, again
Our second visit to the Coast Tsawwassen on our way to the ferry terminal, this time to Nanaimo. Again very pleasant and efficient staff, our ground floor double bedded room with kitchenette was spacious, quiet, clean and comfortable. Extra teas provided in the middle of the night when requested. Breakfast more than adequate continental. We too dined at Brown’sSocial next door which was fine too, lovely staff and very enjoyable food. If we are to head for Vancouver Island again, which I doubt unfortunately (we have visited three times and there is a lot of world left out there), I would expect us to stay here again
- James B
Convenient and comfortable
The Coast suits my purpose with location, value, and convenience. The proximity to the ferry to home (Victoria) is great. Brown’s Social House is right there for good food and drinks. The hotel staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are well maintained, comfortable, and quiet.
We stayed her for 1 nights while attending a wedding in the area. They did let us check in two hours early so that was great. There was a bad storm but we did have power and it was nice that Brown’s Social House was right downstairs – plus they give you 10% off if you are a hotel guest. Our room was nice and big and it was clean. We had a two queen room so there was a bed as soon as you walked into the room and another in the bedroom across the hall. I like that the counter and sink are outside of the bathroom. We did find the hotel quite noisy at night though. You couldn’t open the window in the back bedroom as everyone that came outside the lobby smoked and talked and this happened quite late into the wee hours of the morning. The smell of smoke was disgusting and the noise level got quite high at times. My daughter slept in the front bedroom and heard hallway noise and doors banging all night. We were close to the elevator so that may have been why. Beds were quite comfy but neither of us got very much sleep. Breakfast room has a few tables and it was nuts down there so we didn’t even bother trying to go – we ate elsewhere.
Great Service, Big Rooms, Oversized Suite In Need of an Update
We stayed at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn for a 5-day family reunion in August.
From the moment we checked in, the service was excellent. With no notice, the front desk attendants were happy to help us distribute some goodies to the other rooms in our party, and even let us surprise them with a family portrait in the front lobby.
We catered a meal one night at the hotel, and the food was far better than I’d expect from a mid-range hotel’s in-house catering. We had great pasta, great salmon and innovative and delicious salads and appetizers. When I heard we were catering in a meal at the hotel, I was skeptical, but I was wrong.
The complementary breakfast was convenient for the 10 or so children in our group, but the mostly pre-packaged food wasn’t a big hit with the adults, and nowhere near the quality of the catered meal we enjoyed.
We’d reserved a 2-room kitchenette suite, and when we checked in we were upgraded to “our largest suite.” And it really was huge. My guess is about 1,000 square feet with a full kitchen, sitting area, 2-bathrooms and an in-room washer/dryer. However, when the hotel updated its other rooms (I’d guess about 5-years ago), it skipped the “VIP” suite. Walking through the door felt like being transported back to 1992, with a salmon-pink leather couch and seafoam green bathroom fixtures and tiles.
This was all in contrast to the common areas of the hotel, which are very nicely updated, and other rooms which are definitely more recently updated than the “VIP” suite.
I’d definitely recommend a stay at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn, but if they offer you a free upgrade to their largest suite, say, “no thanks.”
Very nice, well appointed two-bedroom suite at a reasonable cost. Just didn’t much like the disposable coffee cups, and would have appreciated having packs of decaf coffee available in the room as well as regular coffee. Otherwise enjoyable stay.