After staying at many BW properties we were pleasantly surprised by the attention to detailed offered at this "standard" property in Sicamous.
We understood that the boating crowd would no longer be rampant and had no idea that the sledding community also enjoyed the area.
Fortunately for us, almost no one was around so the hotel itself was quiet.
The hotel is constructed facing the main highway so some areas do get quite a bit of highway noise (ours was one of them) so if that bothers you, ensure to ask for a room facing away from the highway.
When we entered the lobby we were immediately greeted by a warm and friendly staff member who responded to our inquiry by letting us know that there was a hockey bus group that was checked into the hotel.
We were assigned a room on the second floor (stairs only) of the relatively new addition which directly overlooks the 24 hr Tim Horton's (no mention of that).
The room seemed quite large when we walked in and there was a "jetted tub" in the main room and a large shower in the bathroom.
The shower was especially nice in that the shower head was located 7 feet above the floor so almost anyone can get under the water flow (unlike some miniature places).
The room had a comfortable king sized bed and an electric fireplace for ambiance.
The fact that the sheer drapes would fly into the air every time the room heater started was a bit disconcerting however, that was resolved by tying a knot in them.
We noticed that they had used shorted cords where possible and ensured longer cords were tied up and out of the way so everything look neat and tidy.
They also had the receptacles at the right height and included USB outlets for cell phone charging.
Unlike many places, they also ensured they had an extra blanket in the room too.
One minor issue was the fact that their bathrobes were made out of stretch material and would not fit larger people.
We did fall asleep with the electric fireplace going and did not realize till late in the night how much noise the fan made.
When we turned it off, the traffic noise was much more evident.
We mentioned it at the front desk the next day and when we returned, the noise was gone but there was a strange odor in the room so perhaps they lubricated the fan (with something that smells really bad).
One thing we thought was great was the fact that one needed a card key to access the building.
Another plus was the fact that the cameras surveiling the parking areas can be viewed via the tv system so if you are concerned about your vehicle (sled, boat, bus, etc) you can set the channel and watch them all night.
We went for breakfast in the morning (again accessed via a card key) and it was the basic fare offered by most of the BW chain (standard cereals, waffles, fruit, yogurt, eggs, meat, breads, etc and coffees and teas).
The room was nicely set up with a single computer "business center" in the same room.
We looked into the pool area as well which looked great and well lit.
Matthew was especially helpful as was another lady who directed us to a craft sale (wrong day) in town and a fruit and nut event in Salmon Arm. less