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Somass Motel & RV

8.7 | Very Good
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6-min. walk from a marina, praised by guests for cleanliness and service

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many reviewers said that the beds were comfortable
  • A few guests found the in-room kitchens well equipped
  • A couple of reviewers found the location convenient for walking to the marina and restaurants
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Sep 25, 2014
Overview
This property overlooks the river and is within a 6-minute walk of the Clutesi Haven Marina. Offering suites with full kitchens, this motel is well suited for guests who are looking for self-catering accommodations.

This property is smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a flat screen TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker and air conditioning. Suites are equipped with a full kitchen (a stove, oven, full-sized fridge and a microwave) and a sofabed. Irons and ironing boards are available on request. Accessible rooms are not permitted.

The RV park provides water and electric hookups. Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $10 per night.

Other on-site amenities include an outdoor pool (open seasonally), fishing charter booking assistance, boat and RV parking, a guest computer, copy and fax service, DVD rentals, a BBQ and a picnic area. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

There are many attractions and amenities within a 5-minute drive, including the Alberni Valley Multiplex, Bob Dailey Stadium, the North Island College, the Pacific Rim Shopping Centre, the Alberni Mall and the Chances RimRock Gaming Centre. The Lady Rose Marine Service (boat charters) and B.C. Ferry Services (with three ferry routes) are both a 6-minute drive away, while the Rollin Art Centre is an 8-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

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

Many guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable, while many reviewers said that the beds were comfortable. A few reviewers said that the kitchens were well equipped and adequate for cooking, while a couple of guests found the rooms quiet.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service, while one reviewer said that the front desk agents "went far beyond the call of duty and I can't say enough good words about them".

A couple of guests found the location convenient for walking to the marina and restaurants.

A couple of reviewers appreciated the outdoor pool and the free Wi-Fi.
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The Bad
There were no common concerns or complaints found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, guests considering this hotel may want to note that there is no on-site restaurant.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this property an average score of 8.6 out of 10, based on 14 reviews.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 9 hotels in Port Alberni, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 96 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
8.7
Very Good
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2 / out of 6
hotels in Port Alberni

Rated 8.7/10 based on 190 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 6 hotels in Port Alberni

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Location
  • Port Alberni Airport (10.1 km)
Map Marker Somass Motel & RV
5279 River Road, Port Alberni, BC