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 MotelMore
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking