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Riverside Motel
Ranked #11 of 44 Hotels in Penticton
Reviewed 2 September 2010

This motel is very clean , has an excellent location next to Penticton and a 3-5 minuite walk to Okanagan Lake , and has a very warm salt water pool . Rooms have fully stocked kitchens , and what might be missing , owner Nick Chauhan , is more than happy to find for you in store room . This man is gracious , humble , very outgoing for his guests , and the perfect host . BOOK EARLY FOR SUMMER . Thanks Nick .

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2010

We stayed here for two nights this August. Penticton is a gorgeous place, and this motel doesn't disappoint, right near the beach and "the strip". Great location.

The staff were very friendly, and rooms much more spacious than we'd expected. A full kitchen attached, and a king-size bed. The pool is very nice, heated, with lots of seating around.

We found the prices pretty reasonable compared to what we'd seen in the area.

Being a motel, the walls are a little thin, making it noisier than most hotels. But better than a lot of other motels we've been in.

Getting to this end of Riverside Drive always confused us a little. We ended up taking a different route each time. A map is recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2010

This place is the best of the older facilities in the area and is a really good value. Super clean. A little old, but in a good way. Nice pool deck. Nice room layout. Really nice people.

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1  Thank Vancouvermac
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Reviewed 24 August 2009

We stayed at the Riverside Motel mid August for 4 nights after having to stay at another motel for the first 2 nights of our trip . Our trip was spur of the moment and there was a huge soccer tournament going on so accomodations in town were hard to come by . The first motel was okay , on the strip across from Okanagan Lake , one of the better motels on the strip , and $45 more expensive than the Riverside , but not near as nice . Right off the bat we were treated well be Nick , whose family has owned the motel for the past 11 years . Because we were checking out from one motel and into another , time between check-out and check-in can leave you in a 4-5 hour gap . Nick had his room attendants get to our room right away and we were in by 11:00 instead of the usual 3-4:00 pm most places make you wait til . We needed to make a call to Summerland and Nick told us it was long-distance , but go ahead , no problem. It was so refreshing not to be nickle and dimed for phone calls , parking , internet , coffee ( Nick makes good coffee at 8:00 AM ) , like every one else seems to be doing these days . Rooms were very clean , bathrooms were re-done within the year , kitchenette was clean , lots of barbeques , pool was very warm with lots of chairs, tables and umbrellas . This motel is very busy in July and August with many people returning year after year in their favourite room ( we booked again for next year and and were surprised at how how full his 2010 summer was already ) , so book early . The Riverside is as close as possible to the famous Penticton Channel where thousands drift leisurely from Lake Okanagan down to Skaha Lake , and it is only 3-5 minute walk to the sands of Lake Okanagan and the "sunset strip" . Thanks for a great stay , see you next year . Lorynn & Tracey Sechelt B.C.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Lorynn
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Reviewed 24 August 2009

The rooms were clean, the staff was very friendly and they have a great salt water pool. Another unique feature were the BBQ's they had available for guest use. Although the room was large, the beds were pretty hard and the room was in need of some repair. Some of the furniture needs to be replaced. We were there with our three kids so we weren't after anything fancy and on the whole, we enjoyed our stay. Good family place.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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3  Thank Screaminlizard
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Reviewed 20 July 2009

My family and i stayed for a short couple of days and were not disappointed with the cleanliness and the convenience of the location. Came upon it on trip advisor or something like that. Loved the pool. and the BBQ facilities. Great place for the family to sit around and relax from the rat race. We will be back! I have reccommended it some friends already. Thank you Nick.

Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
6  Thank EMINEMedmonton
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Reviewed 22 June 2009

I just finished a 4-night stay at the Riverside Motel for business and leisure. What a great motel. It faces Okanagan Lake and is 2 short blocks from the beach. We stayed in a room with 2 twin beds, and it had a large mini-fridge (contradiction, I know) and air-conditioning that worked well and a really powerful shower.
I took a dip in the saltwater pool and was pleased to find it was heated to the perfect temperature and very clean. Almost all the units have kitchenettes and there are two BBQs out back for guests to use.
Nick, the owner, makes fresh coffee every morning and is very friendly. Even the bath products are great.
I may sound like I'm gushing, but I've just had mostly bad experiences with motels in the past. This trip definitely changed my opinion.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled on business
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4  Thank Heather E
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Additional Information about 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 #11 of 44 Hotels in Penticton
Price Range: £74 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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