The Best Western Chemainus was the hotel of choice for our theatre package at the Chemainus Theatre Festival. The quick friendly service, pleasant modern decor, pool, jacuzzi and fitness room explains the hotel’s popularity and it’s four-star rating.
Visitors pass through a columned covered entrance into a light filled entryway. We were here in early March and the few visitors only added to the welcoming atmosphere. Check in was quick, two employees offered us local info, and and up to date information on our theatre package.
The rock fireplace in the Emily Carr lounge area offered a comfy escape to plan your day, and the attached breakfast room offered seating enough for a tour bus.
We were on the fourth floor, the spacious elevator whisked us upwards in seconds. The brightly colored short pile rug in the roomy hallway, ensured smooth passage with our luggage. The key card was awkward, we had to turn it several times before gaining access, this was our only complaint with the hotel.
Our standard room offered a bathroom complete with toiletries, a sectioned area for the bedroom, and a kitchen/lounge area decorated in brown and green tones. There was seating enough for a family of four, and the kitchen was stocked with everything required to make a full meal, including a dishwasher.
After storing our belongings I stopped at the front desk to inquire about a free self guided tour map of the Chemainus murals. I was offered a detailed colored brochure that cost $3. I didn’t mind paying, the minimal fee went directly to the Chemainus Mural Society.
The one km distance between hotel and theatre required a car in the mid march drizzle. In the summer months the stroll along the main road would be more pleasant.
We would stay in Best Western Chemainus on our next visit to the Chemainus Theatre Festival.