High Priced Accommodation for What Town of Sicamous Offers Tourists
17/09/2018 Doug B, Calgary, Canada
This Best Western Inn was a former independent motel that BW purchased and modernized. After the purchase, a new 2 story building (hotel style) was constructed. The property has plenty of safe and w... more
This Best Western Inn was a former independent motel that BW purchased and modernized. After the purchase, a new 2 story building (hotel style) was constructed. The property has plenty of safe and well lit parking...room for motor homes, 5th wheels, skidoo trailers, whatever you are towing.
Front desk staff very friendly and helpful.
The hotel and motel sections have no elevators...so those with mobility issues ought to book a main floor/first level room. My following comments are limited to the newer building. We had a room on the second floor facing Tim Hortons and the highway. Tim Hortons is not a major noise distraction, but truck noise (many truckers using their engine brake...coming into Sicamous) was an annoyance throughout the night. If you are registered for a room in the hotel section, consider requesting a room facing away from the highway.
Our room was comfortable and clean, great mattress but otherwise nothing outstanding.
Good restaurants in Sicamous are difficult to find...restaurant hours are such that late arrivals into town have few options for dinner. Joe's Schmuck's Road House, which is located next to the BW, is perhaps the second best place in town to eat...and it is an interesting eating establishment...kinda like a biker bar with patrons well into their senior years!
Sicamous is the centre for house boat rentals in warm months and a skidoo owner's dream location in the winter months. This hotel is a decent stay for both...but not, in my opinion, suitable or a long term stay. Consider Salmon Arm for a long term stay accommodation with a multitude of decent restaurants. less
BrandonW2336, General Manager at Best Western Sicamous Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for this review. You have provided a lot of great information. I agree with you that our choice of restaurants is very limited here in Sicamous and there is definitely a need for one of them to stay open later than 9 or 10 pm.
The truck traffic going through Sicamous is a concern to us locals as well. There is a bylaw in place that requests the truck traffic not to use those noisy engine brakes when passing through Sicamous. Unfortunately, it still happens.
Just to clarify, all Best Westerns are independently owed and operated. The family that built this property are the ones that decided to fly the Best Western Banner. Best Western did not buy this property.
Again, thank you for taking the time to put this review together.