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“Fun in the Sun”
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Riverside Motel
Ranked #12 of 44 Hotels in Penticton
Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Fun in the Sun”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Great location - close to Lakeshore Dr. Beach scene but around the corner in a quieter area. Most rooms overlook the saltwater pool and patio which is a great place to soak up the sun. Clean, family friendly, kitchenette units, balconies on the 2nd floor, 2 BBQ areas, picnic tables, laundromat and all very well maintained. Short walk to Coyote Cruises River Channel, Skateboard Park & other fun attractions, Okanagan Beach and many restaurants. Fresh coffee and the local paper are in the office every morning served by Nick the owner. The staff are very friendly and welcoming.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Our family spent a couple of days at Riverside Motel during our visit to Penticton. We had a room with two queen beds with a kitchenette that had a door opening to the outside and also another door that opened to the pool area. When we went the pool was not yet open as we were early in the season but it looked like a nice place to spend the afternoon. I liked how each room had their own picnic table poolside to enjoy our meals if we wanted to. The kitchenette was equipped well and had everything that we needed (stove, oven, microwave, fridge, dishes, toaster, etc.). We asked if we could check-out a little later because we wanted to go down the channel one more time before heading home and the owners were very accomodating.

We choose this motel due to it's proximity to the lauching site for the channel. It took less than 5 minutes walk to the channel with two young kids. Very convenient! The motel is also very close to S. S. Sicamous and the beach. Restaurants are just a short drive away.

I would definitely stay here again and recommend this place to my family and friends. Good value for our stay.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

The location couldn't better - not on the crowdy beach, but a bit away. Room was clean enough and quiet. we didn't use the sweeming pool because it was not a season, but it looked good. good place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

The room was very clean and comfortable. I especially liked the location so close to the lake and we took lots of walks to enjoy the scenery. There was also a complimentary newspaper every morning. Great place to stay.

Room Tip: we were located in the 'inner court' and there was very little traffic noise.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

Stayed here for a night to attend a concert. The inn was located only a few minutes drive to the venue (walking distance). It was very clean, comfortable, and quiet, and close to shopping and restaurants. We'll be back for our next trip to Penticton!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

The staff at Riverside Motel (front desk and housekeeping) were very friendly and helpful and they even provided free newspaper and coffee every morning and there was no charge for local phone calls. It was wonderful waking up and relaxing on our own private balcony overlooking the pool and the beautiful mountains in the background. The location of the motel was also excellent... only a short walk to the lake and channel and to downtown Penticton. We also loved the king sized bed and the newly renovated bathroom!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

This is an old probably 50 or 60's motel that has been very well maintained and renovated. You feel like you are at a motel in the 60's but it is very clean and anything that has needed renovation over the years has been taken care of. It has a great courtyard with a good size pool. It is a great family location easy to walk to everything, we never used our car once. The price was great and felt total value, will be back next year!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Riverside Motel
Address: 110 Riverside Dr, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 5Y4, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Penticton
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 44 Hotels in Penticton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Riverside Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Riverside Drive, the Riverside Motel has many amenities to make every stay in Penticton an enjoyable one: kitchenette rooms, a beautiful courtyard, an outdoor saltwater pool, and so much more. Stay at the Riverside Motel and celebrate at one of the many wine, music and other events and festivals that Penticton has to offer. You are never away from family. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere in our beautiful courtyard pool. It is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day and socialize with our repeat guests. Riverside is the place you'll want to bring your family year after year. Experience and discover the comforts offered by friendly and family owned Riverside Motel. ... more   less 
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