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Near the Coquihalla Highway, indoor pool, free breakfast, friendly staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers appreciated the free breakfast
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Many guests described the room interiors as tired and dated
  • Several reviewers said that the carpeting was worn and stained
  • Several guests were disturbed by noise from outside the hotel
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 16, 2013
Overview
This hotel is situated within a 2-minute drive of the Coquihalla Highway and within a 3-minute drive of the Merritt Airport (YMB). Without any business amenities or laundry facilities, this property may be suitable for leisure travellers looking for basic accommodations and easy access to the highway. 

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board, a coffeemaker, a work desk and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed or two queen beds. This hotel also offers a suite with a jetted tub and a king bed. Extended-stay rates are available for guests needing accommodations of one week or longer.

This hotel has 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.

A free continental breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am. The on-site Lad's Restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool, ice/vending machines and a 24-hour front desk.

The Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and several restaurants are located within a 5-minute walk of this property. Downtown Merritt, which features restaurants, boutique shopping, the Walk of Fame (country music artists) and the Country Music Hall of Fame, is a 4-minute drive away. The Nicola Lake (boating and fishing) and the Monck Provincial Park are both about 30 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on January 11, 2013: Pets are permitted for an additional fee of $10 per pet, per night. The free continental breakfast is served from 7 am to 10 am. The on-site restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Extended-stay rates are available for guests needing accommodations of one week or longer.
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The Good
Many guests described satisfactory stays at this hotel and among the reviews used for this analysis many reviewers described their rooms as basic but clean.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service. One reviewer, who stayed with a hockey team, said that the staff were "accommodating to the noise a hockey team creates, and gave us a wing to ourselves."

Many reviewers appreciated the free breakfast and one guest described the coffee as "excellent".

Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable. 

A couple of reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the highway, while a couple of other guests appreciated the in-room flat screen TVs.
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The Bad
Among the reviews sourced for this analysis, many guests described their room interiors as tired and dated. A couple of reviewers said that the decor was "80s" style. Several guests described stained and worn carpeting and reviewers also noticed marked walls and worn bedding and mattresses.

A few reviewers could hear conversations outside their guest rooms, while another guest was disturbed by traffic noise.

A couple of guests thought that the free breakfast started too late (7 am). A couple of reviewers complained that their pillows were uncomfortable.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.6 out of 5, with 40% of 5 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #7 out of 11 properties in Merritt, with an average score of 3 out of 5 from 28 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.1 out of 10 based on 26 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 11, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
6.5
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6 / out of 8
hotels in Merritt

Rated 6.5/10 based on 345 reviews

Ranked #6 out of 8 hotels in Merritt

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Map Marker Merritt Travelodge
3581 Voght Street, Merritt, BC