A great stay at Kootenay Lakeview Spa Resort & Event Centre in Balfour can include a round of golf at the 9-hole course. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Lakeview Lounge, which serves regional cuisine and is open for breakfast. A terrace and a garden are offered, and rooms have conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves.
Pros: Good price compared to the limited number of lodging options in the area, good proximity to ainsworth hot springs and surrounding area.
Cons: Room we stayed in was the ' apartment' which was adequate, but very dated and showed years of use but not years of diligent upkeep and maintenance. You get what you pay for.
Pros: Great service and friendly. Owner was available everyday and ran the office. Had a nice little kitchen and two bedrooms.
Cons: Slightly outdated.
If you plan to check-out before 9, let the staff know the day before as they do not open until 9 and don't seem to answer the bell.
Pros: The owner was very friendly upon arrival. We received extra towels for the hot springs which are pretty much right next door.
Cons: The rooms are extremely outdated and the beds were uncomfortable. The towels smelled of cigarette smoke and there was no complimentary shampoo or conditioners available in the room. The remote was missing and the WIFI was unavailable.
The Mermaid Lodge & Motel is a great choice for a stay in Ainsworth Hot Springs. Guests will have free perks like WiFi and self parking. Other highlights include a terrace, and rooms offer balconies or patios and sofa beds.