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“Great Stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Inn on Long Lake

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The Inn on Long Lake
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
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Quathiaski Cove, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

We just spent a night there and were very pleasantly surprised with the location and all the amenities. The complimentary breakfast had a large variety of healthy choices and the staff were very friendly, helpful & accommodating. The rooms are spacious, the beds very comfortable and the view is wonderful. Even though there is a main highway nearby the rooms are sound proof. Lovely grounds and good hot tub/docks & walking paths.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank QCIliving
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NanaimoManager, Manager at The Inn on Long Lake, responded to this review, 6 February 2012
I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We try to provide a nice selection for breakfast, from pastries to yogurt and fresh fruit. The "Make Your Own" waffles are immensely popular too, and very tasty.
We receive many compliments on our wonderful beds, and I feel that the view from our rooms just can't be beat. I always enjoy looking out over the lake, and love seeing the birds and other wildlife there.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

Went to both the grand and inn on long lake within the same week. Much better value at the inn. The grand had snobby staff, no breakfast, freezing cold pool, pay Internet and nothing to offer. Went down the street and stayed at the inn on long lake. No pool, but a very nice hot tub, free Internet, breakfast, very friendly service, views of the lake, and a lot more. Rooms were a little dated compared to the grand, but I can forgive that. Was there for work, but brought the family a couple nights to both. Wife and kids totally agree. Oh, and it was cheaper!

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Tuxedocivic
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NanaimoManager, General Manager at The Inn on Long Lake, responded to this review, 6 February 2012
Thank you for this review. It is seldom that people stay at both hotels in such a short time span, and provide reviews. I am pleased that in such a direct comparison we stack up well against our neighbouring competition. We are aware of, and are working on the updates that the hotel requires ( a never ending process, really). I feel that we have a wonderful staff at our hotel, who work hard to make all our guests feel at home.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2011

I stayed at this hotel for one night. The rooms are very basic and dated, but clean. While it does look out over a lake, it is situated right on the main highway of Vancouver Island and I was very aware of the highway all night. The breakfast area is very neat and clean with seating also available on a patio when the weather is nice lookinh out at the lake. Fairly basic, inexpensive place to stay for one night. Not sure I'd want to stay there for more than 1 night.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nkrannitz
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NanaimoManager, General Manager at The Inn on Long Lake, responded to this review, 4 October 2011
Thank you for staying with us on your recent visit to Nanaimo, and for taking the time to review our property.
We definitely think of ourselves as being more than "Basic Accommodation", but I do understand that there are many levels and standards that people may judge us by. We do have many guests who are very happy in our rooms on either one night stays, or for much longer visits. I will say that there are many photos of our hotel and rooms on our website (photo gallery or Virtual Tour) for all to see. We also offer Business Class King rooms, or 1 bedroom Executive Suites that may be better suited to your tastes, or for longer stays.
The hotels proximity to the highway is something that I certainly cannot change. We, like most hotels in Nanaimo, are located close to Highway 19A. While any highway noise usually drops significantly by the evening. However, we do have a few light sleepers that are still bothered, and we certainly try to accommodate them in the rooms further from the highway, where noise is definitely not an issue.
I do hope that you will return to our hotel on your next visit, and perhaps look at our other room options that may better suit your requirements and standards.
Thank you,
James Young
General Manager
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Anacortes, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

I would whole-heartedly recommend this hotel. My room was large, comfortable and quiet. TV channels were plentiful (many U.S. options). The front desk was exceptionally friendly, patient and helpful. Breakfast very good and the breads and pastries fresh. View of lake very lovely and tranquil. Grounds are obviously well-kept. My only small complaint was about housekeeping - coffee suppled in room when I arrived was only decaf and one day I was left with only one facial tissue in the box. Also, screen on balcony door needed repair. Otherwise my stay was quite perfect.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Pam M
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NanaimoManager, General Manager at The Inn on Long Lake, responded to this review, 4 October 2011
Thank you for the review, and thank you for posting the lovely photo from your balcony. It is a beautiful view over the lake, and one that I never get tired of seeing. We have posted many of our lake photos on our website. It is particularly lovely seeing the sunrise at the opposite end of the lake.
I do apologize for the Housekeeping issues, and the maintenance issue with your screen door. We do keep working with our staff to eliminate these small errors and make our property even better.
I look forward to seeing you on your next visit to our hotel, and our wonderful lake!

Thank you,
James Young
General Manager
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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2011

I stay in Nanaimo on business about three times a year. I have stayed in almost every hotel and this is the best in my opinion. I love the balconies and the view. The room is comfortable and feels like home as I'm there enough and I like it. The rooms can be a bit cold in winter and like any hotel, an adjoining room is not as quiet as one without a door to the next room but other than that, I have no negative comments. If you're looking for a great place to stay in this price range, you can't go wrong.

Room Tip: I've always stayed on the top floor and I would recommend it. There's no-one to make noise...
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank rubytuesday16
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NanaimoManager, Manager at The Inn on Long Lake, responded to this review, 27 September 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We certainly hope that we can make our guests feel at home. The view of the lake just can't be beat, whichever floor you are on.
It is nice to see reviews from one of our many repeat customers, many of which use our hotel as their "home base" or "home-away-from-home" whenever they travel to Nanaimo, whether it is once a week, or once a year.
We are looking at options to try to minimize the problem of noise between adjoining rooms, as that can be an annoyance on occasion, depending on your neighbour of course.
We will continue to work to keep you coming back to our property whenever you are in Nanaimo.
Thank you.
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Additional Information about The Inn on Long Lake

Property: The Inn on Long Lake
Address: 4700 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 1W6, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Nanaimo
#3 Family Hotel in Nanaimo
#3 Business Hotel in Nanaimo
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,779 - ₹ 8,803
Hotel Class:2 star — The Inn on Long Lake 2*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Private Lake front balcony or patio on every room. Beautiful view over Long Lake. All rooms also feature fridge/freezer, microwave, and Keurig coffeemaker. Continental Breakfast, parking, and free wi-fi included for all of our guests. Beautiful gazebo with large hot tub and sauna. Sit and enjoy the sunrise from your private balcony. Watch the wildlife, or the model sailboat club. Enjoy our Continental Breakfast with its house baked muffins and pastries, fresh fruit, yogurt, hardboiled eggs, and a "make your own" waffle maker. Enjoy your breakfast on our lakeside patio. ... more   less 
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