Hans and I chose Port Alberni to stay overnight as we wanted a full day to explore Tofino and the Pacific Rim Park. The SOMASS MOTEL is a nice family run motel. It was neat and clean and a refrigerator was provided which is always appreciated. The price was a reasonable $55.00 plus tax (63.25). I liked the location of the motel. It was walking distance to town. You had to go over a bridge where we spotted a big beaver making its way down the Somass River. I know it's just a beaver but it was a pretty awesome sight for us city slickers. We also saw an Eagle carrying a fish home to its baby eaglets. Cool or what?