The Beach Club Resort

Parksville, Vancouver Island

The hotel

On the site of the historic Island Hall Resort, the Beach Club Resort not only features gorgeous views but also the most luxurious hotel rooms in Parksville! As well as private balconies from which to admire the panorama, the West Coast décor is airy and refreshing, offering a wonderful respite at the end of a busy day. When you can tear yourself away, discover a beachfront indoor swimming pool and whirlpool as well as the Stonewater Spa, both relaxation hot spots. Alternatively, world-famous Parksville Beach is a few yards away, boasting the warmest ocean swimming in Canada! For spectacular dining, head to Pacific Prime Restaurant & Lounge, specialising in seafood dishes as well as great steaks and a delicious range of cocktails.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • No Smoking
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the East Coast of Vancouver Island, next to Parksville Beach and its Boardwalk. 30-minute drive north of Nanaimo. Transfer time from Vancouver Airport: 3 hours 50 minutes to include a ferry crossing.

Hotel information

149 rooms on 4 floors. All with private balconies offering spectacular panoramic ocean, mountain, or city views, TV and DVD player, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, coffee maker, mini-fridge, safe and hairdryer. Studios with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Studio Ocean View Rooms with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

One-Bedroom Suites feature a gas fireplace, dining area with seating, fully equipped kitchen and master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Pacific Prime Restaurant & Lounge with its famous beachfront patio just off the Parksville Beach Boardwalk. Beachfront indoor pool and hot tub, fitness centre and Stonewater Spa*. Complimentary car parking.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1020)
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  • Average (102)
  • Poor (46)
  • Terrible (27)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stunning Ocean View, Spotless Suite

Nov 9, 2020 Voyageur154954 Winnipeg, Canada

Stayed in a one bedroom suite with full ocean view. Everything about the property and view were outstanding! Fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, really big shower as well as tub in master bathroom. Washer and dryer in the suite. It was obvious the hotel took careful precautions with Covid - there was always someone sanitizing common areas,… Read more
Stayed in a one bedroom suite with full ocean view. Everything about the property and view were outstanding! Fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, really big shower as well as tub in master bathroom. Washer and dryer in the suite. It was obvious the hotel took careful precautions with Covid - there was always someone sanitizing common areas, mandatory masks, many hand sanitizer stations. Property is right on the boardwalk along the beach, within walking distance of stores and restaurants but far enough away from the road that we never heard street noise. Great balcony. Ate at the restaurant twice - food and service were excellent! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Consistently high quality accommodations

Oct 28, 2020 CPRX Vancouver, Canada

Returned to this resort for a 3 night stay Oct 2020 after being away for almost 2 years. Booked a large 1 bedroom suite again and was not disappointed. There was some wear and tear compared to our previous stay, but overall quality of the resort has been maintained surprisingly well. Stayed with our two young kids and they loved it,… Read more
Returned to this resort for a 3 night stay Oct 2020 after being away for almost 2 years. Booked a large 1 bedroom suite again and was not disappointed. There was some wear and tear compared to our previous stay, but overall quality of the resort has been maintained surprisingly well. Stayed with our two young kids and they loved it, particularly for the location directly on the beach as well as the pool. Having kept the pool and hot tub open (using a reservation only system) was a significant factor for us returning as our kids love pool time. Pool was well heated and hot tub was sizeable. A bit disappointed at the location of our suite (Tower 2nd floor overlooking the reception area) despite requesting a quieter unit and most of the hotel clearly being unoccupied. Previous stay had included a partial ocean view. Would consider booking ocean view next time as it significantly affected privacy and quality of experience. Customer service was good overall. Have never been a patron at the restaurant as unit has its own full kitchen and dining area. I find this resort is on the pricier side with respect to value for money compared to other resorts we’ve stayed in, even with the promotional rate with which we secured our booking. Hence, I’d stay again but I wouldn’t strongly recommend it to friends or family on a regular basis. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating lovely getaway

Oct 24, 2020 Scenic438985

We spent a night here and enjoyed the experience. Check-in was smooth and the room was ready early, which was helpful. Emiko and Benny helped us open our window-asked us to step out to meet protocols which was appreciated. Beautiful view and location. A special mention to the restaurant staff when we had breakfast. Erin, our server was most… Read more
We spent a night here and enjoyed the experience. Check-in was smooth and the room was ready early, which was helpful. Emiko and Benny helped us open our window-asked us to step out to meet protocols which was appreciated. Beautiful view and location. A special mention to the restaurant staff when we had breakfast. Erin, our server was most accommodating with our requests and we were very impressed by the attention and care given to 2 special need gentlemen and an older couple also dining. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful location, but the hotel did not meet expectations.

Oct 9, 2020 BCRich1 Vancouver, Canada

In this world of staycations, we thought we would check out Vancouver Island. We booked a room at the Oak Bay Beach Resort, which presents lovely from the outside. We were assigned a room the overlooked a roof, other units and a peekaboo view of the ocean. The room was nicely detailed and had extra pillows, which I personally like on my bed. The… Read more
In this world of staycations, we thought we would check out Vancouver Island. We booked a room at the Oak Bay Beach Resort, which presents lovely from the outside. We were assigned a room the overlooked a roof, other units and a peekaboo view of the ocean. The room was nicely detailed and had extra pillows, which I personally like on my bed. The Covid procedures had us book pool time, which they allow seven people at a time. That was unfortunately destroyed by screaming kids. We proceeded to the room in hopes of getting a good night sleep but that was also a nightmare. The heat pump would start about every 30 minutes and it was like a 747 taking off, the blue lights on the fridge glowed all night. When we checked out there was no remorse from the staff about for our stay but they assured us maintenance would look into the issues. We ate two meals in the restaurant, both were exceptional and the restaurant staff polite and friendly. The hotel had an optional mask policy, which we found unacceptable. It was like we were staying in the USA were they don’t mind how many people they infect. We stayed in other hotels during our island vacation were masks were mandatory in all public spaces, which I believe is the best policy. Safe hotel, NOT, I would find one that has better pandemic protocols. I would approach this hotel with a high level of caution. Check out the heat pump before going to sleep and make sure you cover the bright light on the fridge. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Was so disappointed!

Oct 4, 2020 Canadian_Claire Cowichan Bay, BC

I had been looking forward to staying at this property for a long time, and was excited to arrive. The photos online were gorgeous, and I'd heard great things about the facility. The room I booked (through Booking.com) had a deck, and the first thing I did when we checked in was go to admire the view. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered my… Read more
I had been looking forward to staying at this property for a long time, and was excited to arrive. The photos online were gorgeous, and I'd heard great things about the facility. The room I booked (through Booking.com) had a deck, and the first thing I did when we checked in was go to admire the view. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered my view was of a boarded-up, derelict property next door. I realize they don't have control over neighbouring properties, but it was totally not what I expected. It would have been nice to have had an opportunity to upgrade to a room in a better location, or at least some kind of warning to prepare me for the disappointment. To make matters worse, when I opened the curtains something caught my eye on the floor - part of a previous guest's sandwich and some sugar packets. I would have thought, particularly during COVID, that a more thorough cleaning would have been done. The next morning I went to the desk to mention these concerns and to ask about the pool. The lady was helpful and apologetic, but said to mention the concerns when I checked out the next day as there may be some compensation. The pool, I learned, would be closed until after our checkout time the next day. More disappointment! When I checked out I spoke with the same representative, who suggested I call the property directly to book next time as they may be able to provide a better room. I was offered a free upgrade and appetizers if I return, which at this point I'm not anxious to do. The property itself is quite lovely, and situated along a beautiful beach with a great boardwalk, near parks and shopping. The meal I had at the restaurant was also good. Read less