We decided we wanted a place to stay in Kamloops that would be half-way between Calgary and Vancouver, but did not want to spend a pile of money as we basically wanted a comfortable room and a pool, but we were not expecting a four-star as we knew it would just be a check in, a swim and wake up the next morning and hit the road again.
The pool was one of the main reasons we booked this place as it was the only mid-to-low-priced motel that had a pool and was in Kamloops.
The pool was a huge disappointment as it simply was not open, just a dirty puddle at the deep end. The motel owner said the pool was closed because the motel people could not find any people to look after the pool, which was fine, but I think they should tell customers, either on the booking site or on the phone that the pool is closed as that was a key reason why we booked this motel.
This motel is very much in need of some upkeep. Everything is dated and in disrepair. The Friday and stove were from the 60s or 70s, the counters were old and worn out. The flooring and furniture were also quite old and dated. Surprisingly the bed was reasonably comfortable.
We were not expecting a four-star, but a three would have been nice. It was OK for a night, but would not recommend any more than one if all you need is an affordable overnighter.
We went for a walk and the motel next door and one further down had pools that were open and looked so refreshing on this 34 C day, so the story about no pool people available did not go over so well.
It is next to the highway, so a bit loud when larger trucks roll by.
Owner seemed friendly enough, but my recommendation would be look elsewhere if you can find something else in the same price range.
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