Riverside Motel
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Riverside Motel

5065 Roger St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 3Y9 Canada
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AU$316
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AU$316
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4.5
#1 of 5 motels in Port Alberni
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
We are centrally located and close to all amenities including a beautiful walkway along the river just around the corner. Close to the "Bears on the Boardwalk" the famous "Clam Bucket Restaurant" as well as the Lady Rose Marine Services and the Multiplex arena. Standard Queen Rooms, Rooms with a Queen Bed in the front area and a Queen bed in a separate Bedroom as well as Kitchen suites with a Queen bed in the front area and a Queen and a Twin bed in a separate bedroom. We have air conditioning, wireless internet as well as great hospitality. There is a barbecue area for our guests to use and socialize. Perfect place to use as your home base while discovering Vancouver Island.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Seating area
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Modern

Location

5065 Roger St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 3Y9 Canada
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 67 out of 100
67
Alberni Valley Regional Airport
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Qualicum Airport
28.3 km
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146Reviews2Q+A31Room tips

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hydehaven wrote a review May 2022
Edmonton, Canada180 contributions83 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel was not what we expected. When we drove up it looked like a typical small highway motel. Nothing could be further from the truth. Our room featured one bedroom, a second queen bed in the entrance area, a kitchenette and a small table and two chairs. The bathroom had colourful decorations on the wall and the towels were nice colours rather than institutional white.

We really liked the colours. The fridge was bright red, the plates had bright patterns and the quilts were also patterned, not white. The only drawback was the limited space for luggage.

Everything was very clean and while close to a busy road, it was very quiet at night. It was also a short walk to the riverside path. Restaurants and services are about a block away.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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61Colleen wrote a review Aug 2022
Victoria76 contributions52 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
One night stay, booked ahead online. This motel has only a plus column list. Bathroom: Pump shampoo and conditioner bottles, soft towels, good bathroom fan, great water pressure, real hot water. Beds: soft sheets, 3 pillows, softer side matress. Slept great! Kitchen: cutting board, utensils, pots, coffee, etc. Apartment size fridge. Air conditioning unit. Great paint job. Wood tones with grey paint. Very well maintained property. Mature rose bushes and hanging baskets finish our experience here perfectly. Well done!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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FellowTraveller1979 wrote a review Sept 2022
British Columbia23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very affordable, clean rooms, very quiet, room are well appointed and fresh. Nice paint on the outside.
We loved this place. We spent 5 days and had a kitchenette suite that was very well furnished.
The exterior is very pleasant, clean and the beautiful hanging flower baskets complements the surrounding. The highway traffic is minimal and its doesn't reach the rooms or in any way affects or disturbs the stay. We will come back.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Book well in advance, this little jewel I am sure is in high demand...it beats any of the other...
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ghost bear wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I have 3 dogs. its been raining all week. they charge $20 a night for dogs. So after 6 days that is $120 dollars. Never ONCE did they change sheets towels garbages or bedding. I had to get it myself. As we were stranded our moho broke down and the road is closed we were not prepared to stay at motel with dogs. I asked for dog blankets or towels..they didnt have. Upon check out i informed he that my puppy peed on the floor and the bed skirt absorbed to so it needed to be washed. she old me my sheets were too dirty i had to clean them myself if i wanted my $200 damage back. I did. I returned and she tried to tell me that 2 of them have taken 6 hours to clean the room.. it was 2 and i checked out at one. It was not Filthy in fact i cleaned everything but the floor. She refuses to give me my damage deposit back even there is no damage. Do not stay here they are scammers.
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Date of stay: January 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from janicegoorts, Owner at Riverside Motel
Responded 26 Jan 2020
Our rate for each large dog is $20 so the pet charge should have been $60 per night as there was 3 large dogs. There was only 1 pet charge of $20 added to the rate. Then for the last night of stay there was no pet charge at all. Upon entering the room to check it before the $200 deposit was to be returned if the room was ok the sheets and duvet covers were piled on the filthy dirty floor. Upon picking them up they were covered in mud and dog hair. My housekeepers are not expected to deal with that filth. They are also not expected to go in a room when there are 3 large dogs. Upon checking where the dog pee was, the bed and frame had to be taken up and underneath the dog pee had soaked into the laminate under the bed. It took myself and one of my employees 3 hours to clean that room and that was not including the laundry of the duvets, curtains etc to try and get the smell out. As we could not get the smell out we were not able to rent the room the night of check out. The 2 sets of sheets and mattress pad and cover that were taken by you were worth at least $200 alone never mind all the cleaning and laundry we had to do.
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Connector598926 wrote a review Sept 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very clean, friendly and the staff were professional and helpful. We had a very relaxing stay. Deb the lady who manages the Motel was professional and knowledgeable and gave us tips on hiking and walkways around the area. We had a very relaxing stay.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Brian C wrote a review Aug 2020
Victoria, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this room as a way point between travel from Tofino and Victoria, 2 adults 2 teenage girls. We honestly didn't expect much being on the lower end of the price scale and an older property. We were pleasantly surprised though! The room was spotless! There were 2 queen beds..in separate rooms! With Separate TVs !,which worked great for our family.. A very clean and well stocked kitchen area, full size fridge, even down to a rubber ducky in the tub. We'd have no problem staying here again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Jan N wrote a review Aug 2021
39 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 2 nights - attractive, quiet location with pleasant walks to the waterway and restaurants. The room was meticulously clean and nicely updated, air-conditioning and overhead fans kept us just the right temperature. Very comfortable bed and linens. Friendly owners. Would definitely hope to return, as well as recommend this cute spot to friends and family.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bruce B wrote a review Mar 2021
Ottawa, Canada112 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This must be an old motel, but with a modern renovation. Excellent room. Ours had two queen beds, and full kitchen (full-sized fridge and stove, microwave, toaster, drip coffee maker and Keurig machine), plenty of pots & pans, dishes, flatware, etc. Comfortable bed. Modern bathroom. Excellent COVID practices. Quiet location, but walk to restaurants.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Shirley wrote a review Aug 2021
Campbell River, Canada8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the cottage lastnight and it was so beautiful and clean. It was super quiet. Rooms with a full kitchen was more than we expected. Staff were so friendly. Highly recommend, we'll be back again next summer for sure.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chris P wrote a review Aug 2022
Courtenay, Canada103 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a beautiful Motel . very nice , clean , up to date . What can I say about this place . I was shock to see how well and clean this place was . Staff was very friendly and helpful . Great internet , comfy bed , quiet . Nothing i can bad about this place . Maybe it could use a box of tissue in the room .
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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budd32018 wrote a tip Nov 2023
Fort St. John, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A great place to stay with your pets along with as great trail system for walks as well."
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FellowTraveller1979 wrote a tip Sept 2022
British Columbia23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book well in advance, this little jewel I am sure is in high demand...it beats any of the other motels I checked [...and I checked a few]"
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Danielle M wrote a tip Mar 2020
6 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a different place to stay"
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johnG2004FS wrote a tip Oct 2019
Nanaimo, Canada56 contributions38 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay away from the road"
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reader630 wrote a tip June 2018
Davison, Michigan59 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I suspect all the rooms were like ours."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$254 - AU$317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandAlberni-Clayoquot Regional DistrictPort Alberni
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverside Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Riverside Motel?
Nearby attractions include MacMillan Provincial Park (0.9 km), Stamp River Provincial Park (1.1 km), and Petroglyphs at Sproat Lake (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riverside Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Riverside Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Riverside Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Riverside Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riverside Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pescadores Bistro, Boomerangs Cafe, and Bare Bones Fish House & Smokery.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riverside Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Riverside Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Riverside Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting McLean Mill National Historic Site (6.1 km) and Petroglyphs at Sproat Lake (0.9 km).
Is Riverside Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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