Overall: 3-1/2 stars
Route Inn Kamaishi delivered clean, modern, comfortable, and value-priced lodgings. The room (with breakfast) was a bargain (under ¥7000), and parking was available in a surface lot just behind the property for a nominal surcharge (¥500). The water in the one gender-separate indoor public bath was a comfortable temperature, but otherwise ordinary. The breakfast buffet was decent. I recommend taking advantage of it, because you are likely to find no other alternatives in the nearby area. My one (big) quibble with this hotel: the promised free wifi service did not work, despite my numerous tries to access it at different times of day. Sad! This problem should not exist in a new hotel.
Kamaaishi is a rugged, industrial small city near the Pacific coast. It struck me as a miniature version of Pittsburgh, maybe, but without the big-city verve and spirit. Unless you are interested or involved in steel production, Kamaishi holds no touristic interest. Yet if fate lands you there, Route Inn Kamaishi is a decent place to stay.More
- Free Wifi