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Schell Motel Express

3500 32nd Street, Vernon, British Columbia V1T 5N3, Canada
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Ranked #15 of 20 Hotels in Vernon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

The good-Friendly people at reception and room was clean enough, the bad- shower head was spraying in all directions, had a coffee machine but no coffee, the laundry is a rip-$2.75 to wash and $2.75 to dry. Also had an early wake up call of glass shattering with someone apparently trying to throw himself through the window of one of... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Tried to cancel the booking on the 2nd for a reservation for the 9th. It was free cancellation 7 days out. I guess it is my mistake that 2 plus 7 isn't 9??? Booking.com said only the hotel could waive the $112 charge. Joe Patel (hotel owner) 5 days later won't waive it and won't return my calls to discuss... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We spent four days at this property in Vernon. The motel is well located in the heart of the city and easy to find. It is within easy walking distance to downtown and different restaurants. Our room was freshly painted and, other than the carpet, quite clean. We had a fridge, microwave, coffee maker, air conditioner, ironing board and iron,... More 

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skookumchuck
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I spent one night in Vernon. Perfect stopover. On the main highway, clean comfortable older style motel, good price and no complaints about anything. I found the staff very helpful, and was able to check in at 2.00P.M. with no problem.

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Sechelt, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Ok....I was tired after a long drive and thought I would take a chance on an older motel based on the number of guests that were filling the courtyard.....Bad decision. I was even asked if I wanted to see the room first so it's all on me not the manager. The room was reeking of a half a century of... More 

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Yakima, Washington
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

After a week in Las Vegas paying for EVERY amenity except the beds, the Schell Express was a clean comfortable oasis! Two queen beds, one of them in a separate bedroom, cable TV, FREE internet, a fridge, microwave, coffee pot, and iron & ironing board. The room was freshly painted, no musty old motel smell, the staff was friendly, the... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This motel is a money grabber!!! I had one smoke outside my room!! Next day cleaning lady apparently said my room wreaked of cigarette smoke and $200.00 was charged to my credit card. Worst part is you can't even dispute it,because there is no way to prove you didn't. It's their word against yours. So if you smoke don't do... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I had to travel through Vernon in late August and decided to stay at the Schell Motel Express because of the great reviews on Trip Advisor. What a pleasant surprise - the room is not huge but it was exceptionally clean and offered all the amenities that you need - fridge - AC - TV - WiFi etc. I arrived... More 

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11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Very noisy motel - wall are very thin! Carpet was dirty. Bathroom was old and tired. Only good thing; 2 rooms - 1 queen in each room. Beds were ok. Towels, face cloths etc were old and stained. Probably won't stay again. Didn't know there was a breakfast until I read here on tripadvisor...

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revelstoke
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

awesome motel with all the basics you need. Is also dog friendly. love their winter rates. the host, Joe Patel, has the social & informative personality that is always enjoyable to converse with.

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