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Colwell Inn

501 W 1st St, Ritzville, WA 99169 (Formerly Colwell Americas Best Value Inn)
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Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in Ritzville
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove 8 and a half hour while everything else was booked we knew this was the only hotel for miles and we show up he says I gave your room away I asked why he didn't call or anything and he didn't care never go here horrible place and even worse managment

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Tucson, Arizona
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The manager was a lovely man who tried to make our stay comfortable. The beds were uncomfortable, the towels thin and scratchy and the door had a gap that allowed local creatures to wander in and out. The cooling did not work properly and was very loud. The pool had been drained and the wi-fi was too weak to use... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Travelling often for work, I mainly use small motels rather than big chains. First time at the Colwell, I was "greeted" by a woman yelling at her small children. Then the towels disappeared from my room while I was at the jobsite and when I asked about getting some clean towels that evening I was questioned as if I'd stolen... More

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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

This was the only hotel within 100 miles that had a room, and it was 2 Am. Thank fully she was awake. Very nice staff. Rooms were expensive for the condition of this place. For what it was room were clean and large. Bed was like sleeping on plywood.

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Lewiston, Idaho, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Thank you to the lady (I believe her name is Lisa) for staying up late to allow my husband who was broken down on a motorcycle trip entrance to your hotel. You went above and beyond and we truly appreciate the customer service at midnight. Thanks again!

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Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Do not stay there. I wanted a place to sleep in the middle of nowhere during a long drive. I was going to arrive late and leave early so I chose someplace cheap. I didn't anticipate a used bar or soap on the bathroom sink. I didn't expect a dirty bandana on the nightstand. I didn't imagine dried blood stains... More

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Renton, WA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I have stayed at this motel many times in the past. NEW owners, I understand they do not live in the country and do not care about the upkeep of this property! The pool was GREEN and smelled of bleach - signs said NO swimming (we booked here for the pool!) But people were in the pool anyways.. (Locals?) The... More

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Superior, Montana
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Yes all the other reviews are correct. It is close to railroad tracks, the pool is out of service still and the breakfast was minimal. They must of fixed the light bulb outage as we had full light!! But what do you expect for $60 a night!!! We had gone to a concert at the Gorge that got over late,... More

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Seaside, Oregon, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Our bad... we didn't go on to "more" on the TripAdvisor review of the Colwell Inn in Ritzville, WA. If we had read on we would have learned that the train runs all night just a few blocks from the motel. The air conditioner didn't drown out the train whistle so if you're a light sleeper... find something else or... More

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Edmonds, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

I landed my small airplane at the Ritzville, WA airport last week, after crossing the country from Boston, MA. I was low on fuel and getting tired, so I set down there. The 1st realization, NO TAXI SERVICES! (d'oh!) and my cell phone battery was low. After calling a couple places, only to find they were full, or too far... More

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Address: 501 W 1st St, Ritzville, WA 99169 (Formerly Colwell Americas Best Value Inn)
Location: United States > Washington > Ritzville
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This downtown Ritzville motel is adjacent to the Ritzville Municipal Airport and 1 mile from Interstate-90. It features spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi and serves a daily continental breakfast. A microwave, mini-fridge and coffee maker are standard in every simply furnished room at the Colwell Motor Inn. All rooms include a cable TV and a private bathroom. Free access to the sauna and seasonal outdoor pool is provided to all guests of the Colwell Inn. Laundry facilities and free on-site parking are also available. The Railroad Depot Museum is a 5-minute walk from the motel. Downtown Spokane is a 1-drive away ... more   less 
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