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110 Riverside Dr, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 5Y4 Canada
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#11 of 44 in Penticton
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Located on Riverside Drive, the Riverside Motel has many amenities to make every stay in Penticton an enjoyable one: kitchenette rooms, a beautiful courtyard, an outdoor saltwater pool, and so much more. Stay at the Riverside Motel and celebrate at one of the many wine, music and other events and festivals that Penticton has to offer. You are never away from family. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere in our beautiful courtyard pool. It is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day and socialize with our repeat guests. Riverside is the place you'll want to bring your family year after year. Experience and discover the comforts offered by friendly and family owned Riverside Motel.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Microwave
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Mid-range
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Jenna5366_Calgary wrote a review Sep. 2020
Calgary, AB47 contributions15 helpful votes
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Cute little room in an incredible location! Steps away from the canal, a 5 minute walk from Coyote Cruises. A block from the lake and the strip where all the restaurants and bars are! Outdated decor, although the bathroom looked recently remodeled. The room had a full size fridge, kitchen sink and stove/oven, and even included some dishes! There was a back door that opened to the courtyard where the pool is, although it was closed when we went. I noticed quite a few cobwebs on the property, which could be a result of a pared down housekeeping staff due to Covid. Overall, a great stay, and would stay there again on my next trip!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Veronika H wrote a review Aug. 2020
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We are not 5* luxury people, so it does not bother us that the motel is a little outdated. It's clean and has a great location for families. Across the scooter park with a paid watch person, the adventure park, the channel float entrance and around the corner from the lake, it's just great. I think you could have made it work opening the pool, which would have given you the 5th star in our rating. Other motels along the stretch made it work. Will see you again soon.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled
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LauraHRT wrote a review Aug. 2019
Saanich, Canada42 contributions31 helpful votes
We recently stayed at the Riverside Motel. It has been newly renovated (a few of the larger units are not quite finished yet - the renos are that new!) beautifully done. It is a nice motel suitable for families. The pool is in a courtyard away from the street. We had a room with a patio overlooking the pool. The motel is nice and clean. The owners are lovely. And the location is perfect. Close to the beach, the canal cruises and right across from Loco Landing. It seems to ba a place that families return to year after year, and large family groups like to gather for reunions or special occasions. They must love it! We had a kitchenette, BBQs are available. I’d stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Kris Hayward wrote a review Aug. 2018
Calgary, Canada224 contributions109 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here with a group of friends in August. This wouldn't be a place we would typically stay but it was clean and well kept, the kitchenette in our room was well equipped for light meals with a stove, microwave, fridge and basic needs. The people made this place, great service and really friendly. There are quite a few rules to follow here - no noise after 11pm and drinks close to the pool, even in plastic glasses were a not allowed, but understandable from the management's previous experience with former guests as well as the family environment they are promoting. This place is in a great location, 5 min walk to the beach and a selection of restaurants and a 10 min walk to the closest Starbucks. Across the street is a small amusement park and the canal that has a company that picks you up and brings you back from the other end after an afternoon float. Make sure you bring beach/pool towels if you stay here as they aren't available, the hotel staff was nice enough to give us extras to use by the pool since we didn't know before arriving. All in all a good stay but would probably look elsewhere next time to something that we would normally book into.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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leeanndancause wrote a review Aug. 2018
Edmonton, Canada8 contributions1 helpful vote
The rooms need renovations but you can’t beat the location. The cleaning staff were very accommodating to our teenagers that wanted to sleep in. Management was a bit odd. We had friends staying at the Bowmont motel and the Riverside shares a parking lot with the Bowmont. We were consistently going back and forth. Management called my husband to ask what our room number was and if we had another room at the Bowmont. It was odd and shouldn’t have mattered in the least to Riverside management. The Riverside also has a patio table in a quiet spot on their front lawn. One evening we decided to have dinner there and we were approached by management asking what our room number was. This wasn’t odd, but then they continued to approach us and with different excuses. Then they finally said that the spot was reserved for their executive suite and we found that odd because there were no signs posted saying the area was a reserved area nor did anyone else sit there throughout the week and a half we were there.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Response from RiversidePenticton, Front Office Manager at Riverside Motel
Responded Aug. 8, 2018
Thank you for your reply. We don't actually share a parking lot with the Bowmont. There is a road separating them (dynes ave) I asked about your room and Bowmont as we were trying to clarify who our guests were, as there was so much back and forth we didn't know who was staying here, or there. (As I mentioned on the phone) and it does matter, as we do need to know who is staying on our property. As for the private deck. The guests in that suite pay a good rate to enjoy the room and it's amenities. One of the amenities is the private deck. Sorry you weren't aware of it, it would have been the same for you if you were in that suite. I approached you once about the deck, and clarified at that time about it being a private one. I also said you could use it. Sorry this made you unhappy. Hopefully it will not deter you if you wish to come back.
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John M wrote a review Aug. 2018
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We booked 3 nights with a kitchen unit and were satisfied with the room and facilities. Before we left we made sure to clean out the fridge, wash all the dishes and counters. Once home we were surprised by a late charge of $75 for cleaning! When we inquired on the charge we were told the floor was dirty and had food stuff on? We had three rooms and each group indicated they had washed all the dishes, and cleaned up appropriately. To add to the insult we left it dirty was their comment that the rooms left at unexceptable(sic) stage and they would not take a booking again for our “group” and we would be more comfortable at another property. To what extent is a guest required to do cleaning? Scrub the floors? wash the windows? What a clip joint. I advise all not to stay there but if you do, have them check out your room before you leave or be prepared to be dinged extra charges for nothing. I think they need a course on customer service. We have stayed there 4 times over the years but never again. I have checked with the folks in the other units and they say they swept and cleaned up with as best one could without a broom or vacuum. Their response was very condescending and rude.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Tracey P wrote a review Jul. 2018
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I would never stay here again. Do yourself a favour and go stay at Golden Sands. Heidi the manager there is a lovely person. The manager here is plain rude and not at all welcoming to families. He shouldn't be in the hospitality industry full stop. Hidden cleaning charges added without merit. This motel used to be good but I would never stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Albertatraveler24 wrote a review Jun. 2018
Red Deer, Canada60 contributions69 helpful votes
Everything about this hotel was great. The rooms were clean and updated. The kitchenette was a bonus. I checked out a day early and they had no problems refunding me for the night. The beach and numerous restaurants are within walking distance. Would defiantly stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Tony_About_the_World wrote a review Nov. 2017
Niagara Falls, Canada51 contributions32 helpful votes
Our arrival to Penticton was a little later than anticipated as the drive from the Vancouver area takes one through some beautiful countryside. The motel office is a pleasant place with various characters hanging around. You aren't really sure who is running the show but, everyone is friendly and helpful. It is very welcoming and reminds me of a 50s sitcom. The rooms in the motel have kitchenettes and numerous propane BBQs are set about the property for the use of the guests. The centre of life in a motel is the pool and the Riverside had one in constant use. About the entire perimeter colourful towels hung across railings along the balconies. There were no rooms to be had the night we arrived and were told this is typical every day of the summer. Many people are repeats, returning year after year. I understand why. The management and staff keep this old gem in tip-top shape. The rooms are old. The beds were comfortable and clean. The rooms are well maintained and clean also. Eventually renovations will be required, however everything worked and I slept well. For a summer or fall wine tour or any visit to the area I would recommend the Riverside Motel
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Room Tip: Around the pool for easy access and being part of the action, at the front for a more quiet time.
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Elisa P wrote a review Sep. 2017
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I was a bit iffy pulling up to this motel after a drive along Lakeshore. We found out our booking through Expedia was cancelled due to a declined card and we did not get any kind of notification. I had to click on my confirmation email and then click 'View my Itinerary' to see it was cancelled which surprised me for Expedia. Thankfully they had a room for us anyway and it was the same room and same price as we had booked. Upon walking in to the room I was pleasantly surprised. It looks like most of the room has been recently redone! Nice hardwood flooring, new bathroom fixtures and a great, comfy bed. Especially loved chatting with the proprietor at reception.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Room Tip: We liked being on the second floor, rooms overlooking the pool are a bit noisy.
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US$112 - US$257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CanadaBritish ColumbiaOkanagan ValleyPenticton
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverside Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Riverside Motel?
Nearby attractions include Penticton Visitor Centre (0.5 km), LocoLanding Adventure Park (0.1 km), and S.S. Sicamous Museum and Heritage Park (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riverside Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Riverside Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
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 Salty's Beach House, Elma, and Cambo Beach Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riverside Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.