We booked this hotel on very short notice and had no idea what to expect - except that it looked interesting. It was. The hotel has been well restored to its 1941 state, which struck us the moment we walked in from the baking sun outside: - high ceilings, lovely wood panelling, old leather furniture, pristine while walls with interesting artwork, and cool, fresh air. What an unexpected treat this turned out to be.
Both the staff members manning the check-in counter were both friendly, efficient and helpful.
Our pleasant room was, in fact, the first and only one we had slept in on a two-week road trip, that had an air conditioner in it that actually worked properly.
On the table in our room were two wine glasses, thoughtfully placed ready for our wine from the local winery, Fort Berens.
The bed linen was, as promised, spotlessly clean and fresh, and so was the bathroom and everything in it. And I do mean clean - even up close that room was immaculate. I would even call the amount of towels and bath products lavish. Everything in the room looked new, or newly renovated.
The free wi-fi worked, so did the TV.
We had dinner at the "Lillooet Cookhouse" attached to the hotel, which was crowded with locals and served good, simple tasty food - with plenty of smiles. Mind you, Lillooet has quite a few places to eat.
Breakfast and road-food were a freshly baked (still hot!) absolutely delicious rye bread, cheese rolls, ham rolls and coffee from the excellent "Lillooet Bakery German Bakery" up the road, run by Axel Sterrmann since 1986. He was trained as a Master Baker in Germany - and it shows.
Congratulation to the owners of the Reynolds Hotel, David and Michelle Harder, on a job well done with the design, restoration and management of this hotel. We'll certainly be staying there when we return to Lillooet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Reynolds Hotel, located in historic Lillooet, BC, is your starting point to a world of adventure surrounded by the natural beauty of the Coast Mountain Range and Fraser Canyon. The Reynolds Hotel was built in 1941 and has been renovated extensively to capture the mood of a bygone era. Experience being transported back in time to the turn of the century while enjoying all the modern amenities our accommodation has to offer. Our stylish boutique hotel features locally cut and milled wood floors, wall paneling and trim in the lobby, the Beer and Wine store, and our first class Cookhouse restaurant. Locally collected antiques are featured throughout the hotel. Uniquely themed rooms reflecting our historic past include a rustic log cabin re-creation reminiscent of the Gold Rush era, a lavish room that would have been welcomed by a traveling female entertainer of high acclaim, and an elegant Oriental-styled room in honor of early Chinese immigrants to the area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Reynolds Hotel Lillooet