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River Heights Motel
Ranked #12 of 15 Courtenay B&B and Inns
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We were looking for something cheap and affordable while on a business trip into town, and were lured into this place by it's amazingly low rates. To be frank I was a little hesitant bfore actually looking into the rooms, but we were pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness, comfort, and spaciousness of these well-lit, well-ventilated rooms. Great value for great rates. The rooms have obviously been recently renovated, pretty much everything felt brand new - very contrary to the exterior appearance of this joint... Do not be phased by the old building and faded parking lot. The faux-hardwood floors, all cotton bedding, and wide-opening windows are much more tasteful than what you would find at a much more expensive hotel with carpeted floors, synthetic 'comforters' and tiny windows. Nice people running the place, too.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 December 2012

I was working for 2 weeks in the area. found this place while seeking a pet friendly accomidation with my 2 large dogs.stayed here. great people.the management are great. the price is also affordable.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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2  Thank backcountrysister1
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

one of the cheaper motels in town and very very clean and well maintained. Good location, near comox, mount washington and other central vancouver island locations. Great start to go further north. We would come here again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank bert k
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

In the US, a room like this on the outskirts of a small city (24,000) would be about $45. This was $60, very cheap for this area. The motel dates to the 1970's or 80's, but has been refurbished recently. Frame construction: if it were busy there would be room noise, but we had no immediate neighbours, Good-sized room, very clean, no odour at all. New towels and clean bedding. Good mattress. Lots of HOT water. Space heater warmed the room quickly. Summer might be a problem - no aircon that I could see, although there was a duct in the floor. WiFi worked. Very friendly clerk: we had no coffee for the machine and he RAN to the supply room and brought us a bag. No fan in bathroom: take a long shower and it would get pretty steamy. The tub had an odd feature: the drain is at the opposite end from the faucet, so lying with your back against the end would be very uncomfortable. They have suites with kitchens for $75: had we been staying for a few days we would have taken one.

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

We love Geocaching in Courtenay/Copmox and we like to stay at River Heights because it's clean, friendly, comfortable and they allow dogs for an extra $5.00 (more reasonable than most). I could have managed without the honking great mirror staring at me from the end of the bed, and there are no fans in the bathroom; apart from that we have no complaints.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank John L
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Reviewed 12 January 2011

My third time staying at this motel. The management has changed recently and their sevice has improved significantly. The rooms have also been renovated. The rooms were clean and smelled like new. We stay at this motel almost every winter season to ski on Mount Washington. It is great value! Their room rates are very reasonable, you really get your moneys worth. We will definitely go back to this motel again.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank Nancy777Y
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Address: 1820 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2K8, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Comox Valley > Courtenay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Courtenay
Price Range: £49 - £56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — River Heights Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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