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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 27 January 2016

The room was a good size, clean and comfortable. It's walking distance to the center of Port Alberni and several pubs and restaurants. It's on one of the busier streets in town which means it can be a little noisy at times.

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Duncan, Canada
Reviewed 18 December 2015

While in Port Alberni to experience the Frances Barkley sailing to Bamfield, which in itself was an awesome experience, we over-nighted at the Riverside Motel. What a pleasant surprise! The room, unit 106, a 2 bed suite with kitchenette, was so clean, fully equipped and cozy. It looked like it had been recently updated. The decor was lovely and so...

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Victoria
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This motel was excellent - the rooms were smallish but even contained a kitchen. They were spotless and full of homely touches that made the stay very enjoyable. The staff were friendly and helpful and parking was ample. It was a little way out of town.

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1Thank JaneKate
Bakewell, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We stayed 5 nights In the "cottage" and in a motel room. The location is within 3 minutes walk of the Stamp /Sonomass river estuary, where at low tide in autumn black bears can be seen combing the banks.It is also only 7 minutes walk to the main drag with pub, restaurants and shops. However it is also on a...

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San Juan Capistrano, California
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Great little motel, close to city walk by river. Owner takes pride in facility and everything is clean and tidy. Nice change from the national franchise motels. Everything you need in room, including dishes, microwave, refrigerator, coffee etc. Did not expect such a great experience, all positive reviews are well earned.

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1Thank 1974maggie1947
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 26 September 2015

I loved this place. I think it does itself a bit of an injustice by describing itself as a motel - it's more like a lovely little self-catering chalet than a soulless motel. Riverside's slogan is A Home Away From Home and I thought this was pretty apt. The interior has clearly been designed with thought and attention and it...

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2Thank Mary M
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

I have stayed in places all over the world and have not found a nicer, more charming place then this! My girlfriend and I booked a two queen bed room and it turned out to be a lovely little apartment! We have two bedrooms and a full kitchen everything is new and immaculate! There is even a little rubber ducky...

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2Thank Jeanne H
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We had 3 different "groups" (1 single person, 1 single person, and a couple) needing accommodation in Port Alberni. We decided to rent one of the two cabins on this property. What a smart decision. There were two large bedrooms, each having its own large bed. There was another large bed and pullout couch in the living room area. Full...

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1Thank Windy A
Vancouver Island, BC
Reviewed 24 August 2015

With a wedding to attend in Port Alberni we looked at many different options for a suite in and Riverside looked the best by far. Reasonable price, great location, great amenities! It didn't disappoint! The room was bigger than we expected with plenty of room to set up my son's portable crib. The kids shared the bedroom which contained a...

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1Thank heatherbella
Ayr, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 5 August 2015

The owner / lady at the front desk was very helpful! Directed us to a great restaurant, helped plan our stay. The rooms were very clean, 2 separate bedrooms and kitchenette. Best hotel of a three week trip across Canada! Recommend!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverside Motel

Address: 5065 Roger St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 3Y9, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Port Alberni
Price Range: $98 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Riverside Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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“They are all the same double bed front and back with a kitchenette”
 of 5 bubbles robSheffield, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the back. No street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 438debrag, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Clean, good WIFI, near to The Pacific Rim National Park”
 of 5 bubbles Renate-Homburg, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Of course, because it was on a busy road, it may be a little noisy, but it's over-all satisfaction, will bring us back again.”
 of 5 bubbles IslandGypsies, 17 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Rooms nearest reception would be furthest from the traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles 497ianj, 17 Oct 2015 | Read review
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