Bluebird Motel
3755 3rd Ave, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 4E9 Canada
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#4 of 5 motels in Port Alberni
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
2.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
2.7 of 5 bubbles
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Bluebird Motel, your Port Alberni “home away from home.” Bluebird Motel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Waterfront Studio Gallery (1.3 km) and Nuu-Chah-Nulth Whaling Canoe Sculpture (1.5 km), guests of Bluebird Motel can easily experience some of Port Alberni's most well known attractions.

The rooms offer air conditioning and a desk, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Bluebird Motel features 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and express check-in and check-out. In addition, as a valued Bluebird Motel guest, you can enjoy a restaurant that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

When you’re ready to try some local flavor, be sure to check out Boomerangs Cafe and Starboard Grill, which is known for serving up tasty ribs, which is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Harbour Quay (1.2 km) or Petroglyphs at Sproat Lake (1.9 km), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

Bluebird Motel puts the best of Port Alberni at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Salon
Baggage storage
Convenience store
24-hour front desk
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shops
ATM on site
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
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HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, French

Location

3755 3rd Ave, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 4E9 Canada
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 44 out of 100
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Alberni Valley Regional Airport
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Qualicum Airport
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SuzannePNC wrote a review Oct 2012
Vancouver, Canada
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are comfortable and very clean, this isn't a hotel with new carpets fyi, it's a motel for people looking for a good price who aren't overly picky.
The owners are really really nice people who will treat you like family.
The place was very clean for me, all the kitchen stuff looked brand new it was so clean. The beds and pillows are very comfortable! The linens smelled and looked amazing. The bathroom was large and spotless. There is a really nice grassy barbq area which made it such a nice stay.
I was here on business and got a very fair price and was treated warmly and I'm glad this was my choice.
I guess it all depends what your expectations are.
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Date of stay: October 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Kerry P wrote a review Oct 2015
Vancouver, Canada
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and my sister checked in this motel on a rainy day, it was a last minute random choice and we needed a place to stay just for the nite so we checked inn... My advise is that if your not a picky person and need a a short stop this is a alright place and is in need of a bit of work, the owners are very kind and seemed reasonable people there son was a bit cheeky and did not clean up our room as told,my sister however seemed to be obsessed with him, overall they were kind people that ran the place the rooms were a big time improvement and was a lot better than the first time I came here there nephew was running around in his underwear and was not giving a care about the place how ever was not naked ... Lol .. I thought the rooms for 55$ was a vey fair price if u need a place for a lower budget this is it!
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Date of stay: October 2015
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pajim20 wrote a review Jan 2019
Vancouver Island, Canada
3.0 of 5 bubbles
my rooms clean this is good for a night stay over bed was a little low in center sheets where clean .Bathroom small but older style motel lil out dated but price reflex that.would stay again if I had to
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Date of stay: January 2019
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susan y wrote a review Mar 2012
Toronto, Canada
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at this motel, if you can call it that, on our way to Tofino this past December. We travel and stay in hotels quite often and I have never stayed somewhere so disgusting and unapologetically so. Please stay away from this motel for the sake of your sanity and your health. The room was not cleaned prior to our visit, though the owner claims that his son cleans the rooms regularly. Fixtures were falling off of the walls. When we mentioned this to the owner, he told us that it would be fixed after we checked out and that we don’t need to worry about it as long as we’re not the ones who broke the fixtures. The microwave looked like it had never been cleaned, ever. The room reeked of odor. Each towel had numerous questionable stains. The worst was the bed. The sheets had not been changed and there were pubic hair all over the sheets!! The owner offered us two other rooms, all of them were equally as dirty. This place should be considered for shutdown by the health department. The owner refuses to refund any money after he charges your credit card. Please stay anywhere else but here. I am posting this as to prevent other people from suffering similar fate. This place is not even suitable for a night of crashing.
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Date of stay: December 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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cheryl c wrote a review Jul 2014
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms are dirty and beyond offensive. Sheets smelling of previous visitors, as bedding had not been changed. Noisy street with lots of traffic, in an industrial part of town. A truly awful hotel in an otherwise pretty city.
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Date of stay: July 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Avoid this place.
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brownie7911 wrote a review Aug 2015
Surrey, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a great place to stay rooms nice floors big bathrooms , lots of nice dishes very clean private bbq to use , beer n wine store restaurants close by owners are great there son is amazing very Jolly guy I stay her every year would recommend this motel to everyone very good pricing also affordable
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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willalberni wrote a review Apr 2015
Port Alberni, Canada
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Bluebird Motel while my floors were being refinished. It has a covenant location and has a feel of an older "classic motel", however, most people would and should not stay there because it is dirty and unsafe. The woman owner took had no problem telling us that they did not have a cleaning staff and that she had never vacuumed in her life.

The male owner, though helpful, had another full-time job. The son, who appeared (in my opinion) to party as his job, swore at my partner when she brought the state of our room to the attention of his Mother. He later made a point of parading by naked in an attempt to shock my partner.

The room was dirty. The equipment old and Gerry-rigged together. For instance, a knife in the kitchen was taped together with electrical tape. The tub painted, and the whole place a collection of poor repairs and mismatched, old furniture and equipment. The bed was well used, but comfortable and sleep in the back bedroom fairly restful.

The smoke detector was disabled, without a battery, "they are often stolen" said the owner. She was reluctant to replace it. The door had been forced in at some point, breaking the safety chain. The male owner fixed it when he got home. The non-smoking policy is not in forced
.

In another incident, an electric kettle that we Brought, that just happened to match the units, went missing. The owner claimed not to have had keys. She went into a speach about she doesn't know who was going in, and "who knows if there was a kettle there anyway".
Bizarre, in my opinion. I reminded her that instead of arguing with me, she should listen to my complaint.

On a good note, fresh towels where brought when requested, and pets are allowed. The cost was cheap, and we got a $5.00 discount for taking the room for five nights.

If you get a brochure that mentions a pool, it has long been filled in and is a green space.
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Date of stay: March 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Explore812570 wrote a review Dec 2018
1.0 of 5 bubbles
They came in my room when not there and went thru my items and moved them around.
When confronted they just said yeas we did.

I just left and stayed at the B & W.

If it was was free , its still not a good deal. It was just creepy.
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Date of stay: November 2018
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: find another place to stay or in your car
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890ashley wrote a review May 2017
Vancouver, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I went to this motel,in may of 2017 booked on line, I got my room paid on my credit card and had no return problems because I had to leave a day in advance, The owner 's had taken very much care of me as a customer and were friendly as we as there son was very attractive, smooth and kind He also helped me and my mom with all our bags, the rooms for the price was a Awesome.
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Date of stay: May 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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XenosToo wrote a review Jul 2018
Nanaimo, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’d give this place good marks in its price range. If you want something better, you’d probably have to pay significantly more. On a frugal budget, I found this a good place.
I stayed here one night in July 2018 and one night the previous summer, both times after returning from a trip on the Frances Barkley. Each time the rooms were comfortable and came with a full kitchen. (Understandably, there’s an extra charge if you use the kitchen but don’t clean it.)
The manager’s very personable. The location’s good if you’re driving and okay if you don’t mind a bit of a walk (roughly 15 to 20 minutes’ walk from the Frances Barkley dock in one direction, and maybe closer to half an hour to downtown and the Tofino Bus station in the other direction).
I’d stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Explore812570 wrote a tip Dec 2018
2 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"find another place to stay or in your car"
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Barry S wrote a tip Nov 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia6 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"I no longer fear hell."
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JMMLMM wrote a tip Sep 2017
Prince Albert, Canada9 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No air conditioner in the bedroom and no T.V. although there is a flat screen in the main part of the suit which also has a queen bed."
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cacb58 wrote a tip May 2017
Ontario, Canada11 contributions20 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Some rooms smell of cigarettes"
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cheryl c wrote a tip Jul 2014
14 contributions52 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid this place."
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PRICE RANGE
C$84 - C$85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandAlberni-Clayoquot Regional DistrictPort Alberni
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bluebird Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Bluebird Motel?
Nearby attractions include Harbour Quay (1.2 km), Alberni Valley Museum (1.1 km), and Industrial Heritage Center (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bluebird Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Bluebird Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Bluebird Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bluebird Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Little Bavaria Restaurant, Brie & Barrel Bistro, and SteamPunk Cafe & Coffee House.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bluebird Motel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bluebird Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Bluebird Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting McLean Mill National Historic Site (7.3 km) and Petroglyphs at Sproat Lake (1.9 km).
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