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Riverside Motel

5065 Roger St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 3Y9 Canada
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#3 of 9 hotels in Port Alberni
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
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Bruce B wrote a review Mar. 2021
Ottawa, Canada115 contributions50 helpful votes
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
Brian C wrote a review Aug. 2020
Victoria, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
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
Sleep Quality
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Danielle M wrote a review Mar. 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a very dirty place!! The owner isn’t nice, and lied through her teeth as to why they never cleaned up the dropping and still kept their business open even tho they knew the dangers it will cause on animals Andy small children.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Choose a different place to stay
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ghost bear wrote a review Jan. 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from janicegoorts, Owner at Riverside Motel
Responded Jan. 26, 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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Cari wrote a review Dec. 2019
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If you are looking to stay in Port Alberni look no further. You'll see why. Excellent value for a superior facility. Clean with tasteful decor and everything you need. Oh, and the beds are dreamy-comfy.
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Date of stay: December 2019
US$84 - US$129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandAlberni-Clayoquot Regional DistrictPort Alberni
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverside Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Riverside Motel?
Nearby attractions include Stamp River Provincial Park (1.1 km), MacMillan Provincial Park (0.9 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 and Chips.
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 Historic Park (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.