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Sandpoint, Idaho
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Spent 3 days at the Mermaid Lodge in Ainsworth, BC. The Mermaid owners are very friendly and helpful, our room was affordable, clean, quiet and only a few short steps to the hot springs. Looking forward to our next visit!!

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

We had a truly excellent time at the Mermaid Lodge & Motel. Particularly perfect if you have a lovely pet friend you want to enjoy the beautiful Ainsworth with. The owners are a very adorable husband and wife team who are happy to help. The accommodations aren't amazing, they are very simple and get the job done. My husband, dog...

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Thank Katie R
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This place was great.... We stayed overnight and the room was a little dated but very clean, the owners were extremely friendly and were more than willing to tell you about places in the area for dinner or to go see... It was a very short walk to and from the resort for a swim we could get there in...

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Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed 6 November 2016

My husband and I stayed there a couple of weeks ago. Arrived and the room had no heat on, room was ice cold. Floor in bathroom rotten, room had dirty black hand marks all over door, old windows, door to balcony warped, had to bang it to get it open. Booked a kitchenette .. no kitchenette. Hot tub dirty and...

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Peachland, Canada
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Although dated it has everything you need for a great stay and with the price of a day pass to the hotsprings, a great deal. Beautiful lake views too. The bed i used was comfy and the suite clean. Could have used more coffee but that's my fault as I didn't realize it was a full kitchen

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Miles City
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The staff was very friendly the location was s close to the spa .we could walk over in a minute.the The motel is quite old and is showing her age.We picked fresh pears right off the tree in the backyard.The hot tub area was clean.

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Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 10 September 2016

My wife and I just stayed here this weekend. We wanted to visit AInsworth Hot Springs which just happens to be next door. Now I usually don't do reviews for hotels or motels because of the different variables that come into play. I wanted to do one for Mermaid Lodge because I see there has been some negative reviews so...

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St. John's, Canada
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This motel is very affordable and only a 1 minute walk to the Hot Springs. It is suitable for a short stay only. It is clean and the owners do their best to please but it is a very basic hotel. We had the kitchenette room and there was ample room for the four of us

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Toronto
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Picked this hotel as it was close to the springs and could accommodate a family. Not at a luxury hotel nor a place I would go away to for a special occasion. Its run by a nice couple who were more than friendly. The rooms were clean but very tired... screens missing from windows and spider webs all over the...

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Spokane, Washington, United States
Reviewed 18 August 2016

A clean hotel with friendly staff. They've put in new couches which recline and they are very comfy. Next door to the hot springs resort and the Mermaid provides towels for us to use. The room was in excellent condition, not even dust bunnies under the bed.

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MermaidMotel, Owner at Mermaid Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and we are pleased you were able to enjoy your Anniversary whilst staying with us. We believe that as a business, "you are only as good as the people who work for you" and we must give credit to Shayne, Emily and Taylor for their dedicated and thorough work ethics. We look forward to...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Clean, comfortable, newly renovated motel kitchenette units that will sleep 2-6 persons and modest, historical lodge units that will sleep 2-5 persons. All units have balconies with lake & mountain views and are conveniently located next door to the Ainsworth Hot Springs Pools and Cave. On-site outdoor BBQ and Jacuzzi/Hottub open year-round. Additional amenities include wireless Internet, satellite TV/Radio and complimentary pool towels. Don't want to drive here?? No problem, we can arrange shuttle service from Nelson Greyhound Bus Lines or Castlegar Airport to Ainsworth Hot Springs. You can also fly in to the new international airport in Cranbrook., B.C., Then rent a car for the scenic 3 hour drive to Ainsworth Hot Springs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mermaid Lodge & Motel

Address: 3622 North Street | P.O. Box 1333, Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia V0G 1A0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Ainsworth Hot Springs
Price Range: $126 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mermaid Lodge & Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Mermaid Hotel Ainsworth Hot Springs
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“The kitchenette rooms are very handy, The Hotsprings Hotel does have an excellent restaurant.”
jenessajohns, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Kitchenette- slightly newer, great cost for what you get, all the rooms of amazing views.”
  • Our room at Ainsworth, just the bed and view.
K7980YHkatier, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“no good rooms, run down motel”
bonnieburns54, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you eat before you get there. No food services close.”
World_Traveller084, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are good but we like the kitchenettes best.”
197virginiap, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
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