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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 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... More 

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Vancouver Island, BC
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60 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 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... More 

1 Thank heatherbella
Ayr, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 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!

Thank Canuck484
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

We just stayed overnight before our trip to the Broken Group. With 9 of us they accommodated us well. 5 of us stayed in one of the duplexes and it was well-equipped with a full kitchen and a back patio. Very clean and updated. It is located on a busy street but the traffic didn't disturb our sleep. Only 5... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We liked the look of this motel with its hanging flower baskets and BBQ area so we booked a twin room for 2 nights. When I entered our room it appeared to have just one bed but the other was behind a partition which was a nice arrangement. The kitchen was well equipped and clean and there was a good... More 

1 Thank Richard B
Seattle, Wa
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Pro’s: • Pleasant and accommodating Motel staff • Motel appeared to be recently remodeled. • Room was clean and aesthetically very nice • Bed was not overly firm or overly soft • Very good shower pressure • Small well-stocked kitchenette • WIFI service was provided, and reliable Con’s: • The room we stayed in was compact. Very space limited. •... More 

1 Thank twiles
Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This property is without a doubt the best non-chain style of motel we have ever stayed in and we've been to quite a few. The vast majority of the rooms have been recently renovated and our housekeeping unit (#106) had everything we needed to cook our meals. A great touch is the owners Hans and Janice have set up a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for a wedding in Port Alberni. This is a very small town with limited options and not a lot around. There is a decent restaurant around the corner. I saw some of the other rooms and they looked decent, our room however was falling apart. The ceiling had bad cracks and was patched up, the toilet had a... More 

2 Thank Jhill1984
janicegoorts, Owner at Riverside Motel, responded to this review

I am sorry you ended up with #101 Generally we tell people before they check in that room because we know it needs updating and we are doing that in September. That will be the last room and all of our rooms will be renovated. I am sorry your were not told about the room. Hopefully you can have one... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The motel room was more like a nicely renovated 1-bedroom apartment. Very clean and comfortable. It is clear that the owners and the staff care about this place. It’s a great value, especially if you travel with your family. The location is good too – very quiet and serene, next to the river and walking distance to a couple of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Although have stayed a few times in the Port Alberni had not found a place to return to. That has changed, this was a great spot. The rooms were lovely, decor was cute, the rooms spotless. A nice area outside to sit and enjoy time with friends. Parking was great for motorcylces. Close to walk to for drinks and dinner.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Port Alberni
Price Range: $101 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Riverside Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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