We are staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Courtenay. This is our first time in this hotel chain, although Molitor has talked it up a bit because it's known for its Hot Breakfast. It's pricier than we're accustomed to paying, $155 ($5 off thanks to our awesomely useful AAA card) vs. $100, though these are tiny Canadian dollars so the difference isn't as great.
Alice is loving the hell out of this hotel with its push-button pancake maker (literally, you do nothing but push a button and 1 minute later a pancake is gently spat out of the black box) and fruit loops and its Indoor Pool and Waterslide and Hot Tub! We've already spent an hour there this morning before 11am, although Alice went down the slide once with me (it was fast and awesome though frankly a little scary) and I believe that'll be the last time.
We have plans to rendezvous with the rest of the Molitor family for a low key lunch. We're going to pack everyone in the trusty minivan!