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A Nice Motel
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Watson Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Kamloops, Canada
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34 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“Surprising find”
Reviewed 29 October 2011

The drive into Watson Lake doesn't leave one with high expectations for overnight accommodation. However, the "Nice Motel" offers a delightful suite of room appointments normally found at premium hotels. My room came with a stocked kitchenette, very comfortable bed, and several design cues that lent a welcoming air to the suite.

My only real complaint was that the sound proofing was poor, and while my neighbors turned off their TVs at a reasonable time, this could become problematic if adjoining guests were less kind. Also, the temperature was difficult to control and my room was rather hot.

Considering the location of this motel, and the alternative choices, it really is a very 'nice' choice and I'd highly recommend it to travelers.

Room Tip: Rooms at the end of the hall, opposite the stairs, may be quieter.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2011

We arrived here late one night and were fortunate that they had a room available. The motel is situated behind a gas station so we were a little wary, but what a surprise!! The room was immaculate, really well appointed and had a comfortable bed, good sized shower cubicle, fully equipped kitchenette (crockery/cutlery, everything you could need), an electric fireplace, good sound system, etc. etc. This certainly is the only place to stay when in Watson Lake!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Silver Spring, MD
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2011

We stayed here twice, once on our way to Alaska and then again on our way back home. It is a motel with really comfortable rooms equipped with a mini fridge, one burner stove, microwave, and an electric fireplace. The room was very comfortable and attractively appointed. The motel owners first built the motel for people doing business in the town so that they would have a comfortable place to stay. It has been so successful the owners are building a new motel adjacent to the original property. If you are an early riser beware that the office doesn't open until 6 am. All in all, a good value!

Room Tip: Stay toward away from the first room on the lower floor because truck wash is outside your window.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Carlisle, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2011

There's not much to Watson Lake, but this place is really nice once you get inside. The office is in a gas station, but don't let that fool you. Once you're settled in you'll be very comfortable and your next challenge is finding a place to eat.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Sebring, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2011

This is a great stopping off place on the way to or from Alaska. The town has very little to offer other than the signpost collection however this is "A Very Nice Motel". The room is charming and well appointed. The owners are constructing a new even nicer motel next door but don't let the exterior get to you. This is THE place to stay in Watson Creek!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about A Nice Motel

Property: A Nice Motel
Address: Bag 5200, Watson Lake, Yukon Y0A 1C0, Canada
Region: Canada > Yukon > Watson Lake
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Watson Lake
Hotel Class:3 star — A Nice Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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A Nice Motel Watson Lake, Yukon

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