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Central downtown location with basic accommodations

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing restaurants and shopping on foot
  • A few reviewers thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • No elevator
  • A couple of guests were disappointed by the cleanliness of their rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 16, 2013
Overview
The Intown Inn & Suites, formally an Econo Lodge property, is situated in downtown Merritt and is a 2-minute walk from the Nicola Valley Arena. The Walk of Stars (country music artists) and the Country Music Hall of Honour are both about a 5-minute walk away. With restaurants and boutique shopping also located within a 5-minute walk, this property is well located for guests looking to explore the downtown area on foot.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a TV, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with two double beds, one queen bed, two queen beds or one king bed. Suites with a jetted tub are also available.

This hotel had two floors and no elevator. Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $10 per pet, per night.

This property does not have an on-site restaurant.

Other on-site amenities include free newspapers and a 24-hour front desk.

The Merritt Golf and Country Club is a 5-minute drive away, while the nearest Coquihalla Highway Interchange is a 5-minute drive east of this property. The Nicola Valley Institute of Technology is 3 minutes away by car, while the Merritt Airport (YMB) is a 5-minute drive away. Nicola Lake (boating and fishing) and the Monck Provincial Park (hiking) are both about 33 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on January 11, 2013: This property offers both smoking and non smoking accommodations. Pets are permitted for an additional fee of $10 per pet, per night. This hotel does not offer a free breakfast and there is no on-site restaurant. This hotel has two floors and no elevator. This property re-branded from an Econo Lodge to the Intown Inn & Suites in Decemeber 2012.
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The Good
There were few recent reviews available for this analysis that described the property since its re-branding. However, many guests praised the central location and mentioned finding restaurants and shopping within walking distance.

A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.

A couple of guests found the front desk staff helpful and friendly.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there were very few reviews available for this analysis. However a couple of guests agreed that their rooms could have been cleaned more thoroughly. These reviewers noticed dust and dirt along the baseboards. One guest complained about smelling cigarette smoke in her non-smoking room.
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Booking.com gave this hotel an average score of 6.6 out of 10, from 21 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 11, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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hotels in Merritt

Rated 4.5/10 based on 49 reviews

Ranked #7 out of 8 hotels in Merritt

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Map Marker Intown Inn & Suites
2201 Voght Street, Merritt, BC