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Road Runner Motel

3.2 | Very Poor
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Along Highway 5A, good rates, but mixed room reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free long-distance calls within the U.S. & Canada
  • Several guests were pleased with the hotel's cheap rates
  • The staff were found to be friendly and accommodating by several reviewers
  • Some lodgers found their rooms to be clean and well equipped
Cons
  • Several guests reported worn rooms with broken fixtures and cleaning issues
  • The reception was reported to be closed when a few lodgers arrived to check in
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 20, 2013
Overview
Located along Princeton-Kamploops Highway 5A and about a 2-minute drive from Merritt's city centre, the Road Runner Motel is geared towards road travellers who require an economical, pet-friendly and centrally located stopover hotel with easy highway access and extended kitchen amenities.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a kitchenette, a desk and a living area with a sofabed. Hair dryers are available upon request and wheelchair-accessible rooms are not offered.

The hotel also offers free long-distance calls throughout the U.S. and Canada, BBQ facilities, a business centre, laundry facilities and free parking. A maximum of one pet per room is permitted free of charge. 

Nicola Valley Memorial Arena is roughly a 2-minute drive away, while Nicola Ranch can be found 8 minutes away on foot. Monck Provincial Park is about 30 minutes away by car and Kamloops Airport (YKA) is a 1-hour and 8-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Guest reviews consulted for this analysis showed positive responses towards the hotel's value, staff and rooms.

Several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's value. They found the rates to be affordable, cheap and budget friendly and also cited the free long-distance calls in the U.S. and Canada as having added to the hotel's worth.

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by guests, and characterized them as helpful, friendly and accommodating. A few patrons did have complaints about the hotel's staff, however (see below).

Some lodgers were satisfied with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, well equipped and functional, with comfortable beds. Several travellers criticized their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
Guest critiques sourced for this review showed negative responses toward the hotel's rooms and staff.

Although some lodgers were pleased with the cleanliness and comfort of their rooms, several reviewers were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported worn, broken and dated fixtures and appliances, stained carpets, cleaning issues, a lack of cooking utensils and old TVs.

While several guests complimented the hotel's friendly and accommodating service, a few patrons were disappointed with the level of customer service they received. They reported showing up to the hotel only to find the reception closed, as well as difficulty communicating with the owner due to limited English-speaking skills.
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Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 2.1 out of 5 with a 66% recommendation rate from 29 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.6 out of 10 from 25 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #10 of 12 Merritt hotels with an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 from 10 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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Rated 3.2/10 based on 12 reviews

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Map Marker Road Runner Motel
2799 Nicola Avenue, Merritt, BC