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Described by guests as a basic, no-frills motel with clean rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Many guests found the location central for exploring the area
Cons
  • No on-site breakfast service
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 11, 2013
Overview
North of the town centre, this property is situated within a 2-minute walk of a gas station and liquor store. Situated on a major thoroughfare, this motel is well located for guests looking to explore the area by car. Access to the Alberni Highway and the town centre area are both within a 5-minute drive.

This hotel is smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV, a mini-fridge and air conditioning. Select rooms also include a full kitchen. Ground-floor rooms with more spacious accommodations are available for guests with mobility limitations, but this hotel does not offer rooms with wheelchair-accessible toilets or showers.

This property also has an on-site RV park and campers have access to TV, Wi-Fi, hydro and a sewer line.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms and at the RV park for an additional fee of $10 per night.

The on-site Dimitri's Restaurant, which specializes in pizza, serves lunch and dinner.

Other on-site amenities include coin-operated laundry machines, fax and copy service and a picnic area.

The Alberni Valley Multiplex, Bob Dailey Stadium and North Island College are all about a 16-minute walk or a 3-minute drive away. The Rollin Art Centre is 4 minutes away by car, while the Pacific Rim Shopping Centre, Alberni Mall and the Chances RimRock Gaming Centre are all about 8 minutes away by car. 

Lady Rose Marine Service (boat charters) and B.C. Ferry services (with three ferry routes) are both a 6-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on December 10, 2013: Pet fees and accessible/smoking room availability.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed generally satisfied with their stay at this hotel.

Many guests described their rooms as basic, but clean, while one reviewer described the accommodations as "no frills". Several reviewers agreed that the rooms were generally comfortable, quiet and spacious, while several guests appreciated the in-room kitchens. Several guests specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable.

The staff were frequently complimented for their helpful and friendly service. One guest said, "what made this stay top notch was the helpfulness and friendly nature of the owner."

Many reviewers found the location central for exploring the area and a few guests said that they walked to the ferry terminal, restaurants and shopping.

Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable, while a few reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant.
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The Bad
There were no common concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. While this property does have an on-site restaurant, the restaurant does not offer breakfast service.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.8 out of 5, with 92% of 12 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #7 out of 9 hotels in Port Alberni, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 9 reviews.

The author called the hotel on December 10, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
6.5
Fair
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5 / out of 6
hotels in Port Alberni

Rated 6.5/10 based on 172 reviews

Ranked #5 out of 6 hotels in Port Alberni

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Location
  • Port Alberni Airport (12.9 km)
Map Marker Redford Motel
3723 Redford Street, Port Alberni, BC