My husband had to work in Kamloops for a couple of days. I tagged along in order to have a mini-break. We didn't bother to look for a place to stay until we got to Kamloops. We asked around and were recommended Maverick Motor Inn. I looked the place up on Tripadvisor before booking; once again, the reviews were right on!
Staff are very outgoing and kind, particularly the reception staff, who made check-in fast and easy. We had a room on the view side of the motel, which i strongly recommend. Someone else in our party had a freeway view and said the traffic noise was considerable. We barely heard any traffic and very much enjoyed the view.
The motel appears to have been recently renovated. Our room certainly was fresh and clean-looking. Cleanest bathroom I've encountered in a hotel in a long while! The bed was relatively comfortable but quite hard: you can get a mattress pad if you need it.
Most of the gripes I read about for this motel had to do with the Continental breakfast. I, personally, couldn't eat most of the food due to food allergies, but it appeared to be no different from most places I've stayed and, for a Continental breakfast (which is usually a roll, butter and jam and coffee) the choices of cereals, bread and tinned fruit was, I thought, fine, particularly for the price we paid for the room. We didn't try out the Chinese restaurant directly next to the motel because of my food allergies so I can't comment on the quality, though the people who recommended the hotel to us told us that the food was good.
The motel is, as I mentioned, close to the freeway, so it's easy to find. It's also just beside the police station, the Information Centre and the only mall in town. There are lots of places to eat within walking distance (7 minutes uphill!) or a short drive away. I had the time and energy, so I walked down into town one day (there is a bus stop very close to the motel, so you can get around more easily than by walking) then walked along the river trail. The walk into town wasn't too much of a thrill because of the busy roads one has to walk along. However, the historic downtown area is lovely and the trail was fun to walk along.
Thanks to all the staff at the Maverick who made our stay such a pleasant one.
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