We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 9 Port Alberni hotels

Somass Motel & RV

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   5279 River Road, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6Z3, Canada
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Somass Motel & RV to your Saves list
Somass Motel & RV
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Ranked #1 of 9 hotels in Port Alberni
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014
Lori C Nanaimo, Canada
  • Overview
  • Reviews (99)
  • Photos (13)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (10)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

99 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at the Somass Motel for 2 nights. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The feather duvet made me feel so pampered and my husband loved the flat screen tv. Your grounds are lovely - especially the colourful hanging baskets. Thanks so much. We'll be back !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Qualicum Beach, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

What a gem! Awesome motel located on the outskirts of Port Alberni on the way to Tofino. The staff was very friendly and professional. The room was spotless and well appointed. The whole place is beautiful and obviously well cared for. The motel called us before our stay to see if we needed anything prior to our arrival. The care... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Qualicum Beach, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

we stayed for two nights and were impressed by many things. Modern rooms with flat screens and comfortable beds. We stayed in a pet friendly room that even had its own little garden and picnic table. The owners were friendly and professional. They even came outside to wave us goodbye as we drove off. We have recommended to all our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Surrey, B.C.
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

An older motel, but very well maintained. We had the familly unit which has a well equipped kitchen, great to make simple meals. Very clean overall, spotless bathroom, great shower, comfortable bed. We have stayed here a few times over the last ten years, and will again if in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Surrey, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Our family went to Port Alberni and stayed at this motel & Rv in summer time. Fantastic views and the family-friendly staff made us just like home. The room was very clean and comfortable, with good bed linens and towels. Everything was perfect as we needed, clean and comfortable, - WiFi, internet and a suitably equipped kitchenette. The swimming pool... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stayed overnight before doing a day trip on the France Barkley. Motel is older but very clean and very comfy beds. The room configuration was a bit strange (walk through 1st bedroom where queen bed is aginst the wall to get to 2nd bedroom) but the web site warns of this. This was fine for one night but wouldnt... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

My husband, our two dogs and I went boating on Sproat Lake for 3 days and choose to spend the nights at this motel. Upon arriving, the owners made sure we had a place to park our truck and boat. Our room was very close to highway which we thought would be noisy but it wasn't bad at all. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Regina, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
32 hotel reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stopped here for an overnight on the way through to Ucluelet. The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms better than pictured on their website. It was as others have said very clean. Wifi was reasonably fast and reliable. Good wall AC unit. Nice tv and cable package. I really can't find anything negative with the exception of if... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Renton, Washington
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
35 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We have stayed at this motel for the past 4 years. Each of the first 3 years things went very well. Our room was made up and cleaned each day including fresh coffee and mints. This year was different. There are new owners of the hotel, even though they are very nice and courteous there housekeeping ideas are different then... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
45 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Just out of town to keep things nice and quiet, but not too far that a short walk along the river won't do you any harm either. The reception staff couldn't have been more helpful and made us most welcome. The rooms are neat, tidy and clearly well kept and the price was right.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Somass Motel & RV, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Somass Motel & RV? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Somass Motel & RV

Address: 5279 River Road, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6Z3, Canada
Phone Number:
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Port Alberni
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Somass Motel & RV 2*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Priceline, Travelocity, Tingo, BookingOdigeoWL, Expedia and Venere so you can book your Somass Motel & RV reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Somass Hotel Port Alberni
Somass Hotel Rv

13 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (13)
View from room (2)
Room/suite (6)
Pool/beach area (1)
Bathroom (2)
Dining (1)
Hotel & grounds (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (1)
Other (1)


Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to our Cottage Style Motel located in the heartland of Vancouver Island's Pacific Rim region. Our central location makes us the perfect base for daytrips throughout the area. Cruise the Alberni Inlet on the MV Lady Rose, ride the summer steam train out to McLean Mill National Historic Site. Our well appointed and air conditioned rooms include 1 and 2 bedroom fully equipped kitchen suites as well as standard rooms with fridge & microwave. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer