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Riverside Motel Port Alberni

8.8 | Very Good
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Recommended by guests for clean and modern rooms, customer service & room rates

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and modern
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • A few guests found the beds comfortable
  • A few reviewers found the location convenient for walking to restaurants and shopping
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 11, 2013
Overview
This riverfront property is less than a 1-minute drive from the Alberni Highway. Offering no on-site dining or recreational facilities, this motel is well suited for guests who plan to spend their time exploring the area.

This property is smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave and air conditioning. Select rooms also include a kitchenette. This property offers a two-bedroom private cottage that is equipped with two queen beds, a sofabed, a full kitchen, a patio and a BBQ. 

While all rooms are at ground level and portable ramps are available, this property does not have any rooms with wheelchair-accessible bathrooms.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $10 per pet, per night.

Other on-site amenities include coin-operated laundry machines. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant, but the Clam Bucket Restaurant is a 3-minute walk away.

The Alberni Valley Multiplex, Bob Dailey Stadium and North Island College are all about 4 minutes away by car, while the Pacific Rim Shopping Centre, Alberni Mall and the Chances RimRock Gaming Centre are all about a 5-minute drive away. The Rollin Art Centre, Lady Rose Marine Service (boat charters) and B.C. Ferry services (with three ferry routes) are all a 5- to 8-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on December 10, 2013: Accessibility, smoking policy, pet policy.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests described enjoyable experiences at this hotel and a few reviewers mentioned that this property exceeded their expectations.

Many guests described their rooms as clean, modern, recently renovated and generally comfortable. Some guests added that their rooms were spacious and that the beds were comfortable, while a couple of reviewers appreciated the in-room kitchens.

Several guests appreciated the extra touches like potted flowers outside the rooms and rubber ducks in the bathtub, while many reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly and attentive service. One guest said that this hotel had "some very nice, homey touches [that] show that the owners/managers care about this business".

Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable.

A few reviewers found the location convenient for walking to restaurants and shops.
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The Bad
There were no common concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, travellers should note that this hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.3 out of 5, with 100% of 12 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #2 out of 9 hotels in Port Alberni, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 35 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
8.8
Very Good
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1 / out of 6
hotels in Port Alberni

Rated 8.8/10 based on 177 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 6 hotels in Port Alberni

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Location
Map Marker Riverside Motel Port Alberni
5065 Roger Street, Port Alberni, BC