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Sportsman's Motel
Ranked #11 of 12 Hotels in Merritt
Courtenay
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dump”
Reviewed July 12, 2009

I found the sportsman online and it was advertised as 49.00 per night so I said Ok. She quoted $110.00 which I took to be for the two nights I booked. On Thurday I decided to go for an extra day and checked in and the bill was almost 400. it was $110 a day as it was Music fest . I was very upset but being told everything was booked ( another non truth) that i wouldn't get another room. This being my first time there for the music I believed her. I think this is classed as false advertisment wouldn't it? Also the rooms are dumps.TV is so small and the picture is only on half the screen. When I had a shower the dirt came out from under the panel. Was also told that she could charge half of my booking if I cancelled right then and there. Met another lady who was staying there and her opinion of it being a dump was the same and had gotton the same speil.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2008

Extremely dirty rooms, toilet was plugged upon check in and no manager on duty, rooms are circa 1960 and have never been updated. I would NEVER recommend this place to anyone - there are 4 other new hotels on the same strip - please stay away from the Sportsman's.

NOTE - The only reason we stayed was because it was the only room left in town (under $175) as we were passing through town (during Merritt Mountain Music Fest)

Stayed July 2008
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2007

I was riding my motorcycle along looking for a motel in Merritt, BC and saw the Sportsman that was advertising best rates and Internet.
I checked with at desk clerk about the availability of cable Internet and the room rate. I was told yes they had cable and wireless Internet and the room rate was $49 so I checked in without checking further.
After checking in I search for the Internet cable connection that I couldn't find so I went back to the desk clerk and ask where it is located.
I was then told they only had wireless Internet and I mentioned I had specifically asked for cable Internet and said that I wouldn't take the room as I needed Internet access.
When I asked for my credit card bill back I was told that there would be a $5 charge because it was advertised that wireless and it was supposedly my fault that I misunderstood even though I asked specifically about the availability of cable Internet.
In fact they were not totally honest about their sign as it said only "internet" from the direction I came, it did say "wireless internet" from the other direction. They also said there was a charge for reversing the credit card transaction which for some reason they processed at check-in as opposed at my check out.
In the end they charged me $5.35 for, what I consider their mistake.

Overall my experience, although short, was terrible. The customer service was essentially non-existence, the room was smelly, the windows wouldn't open, the air conditioner was extremely noisy, and they didn't have cable Internet that I specifically asked about, and they charged me $5.35 for their not being totally honest with me.

Not more than a 100 metres further down the road was motel for $20 more that had clean, fresh smelling rooms, windows that opened, cable and wireless Internet, and very helpful and friendly service.

The Sportsman Motel in Merritt BC is one I would NOT recommend to anyone.

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  • Stayed July 2006, traveled solo
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Property: Sportsman's Motel
Address: 3463 Voght St, Merritt, British Columbia V1K 1C6, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Merritt
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Ranked #11 of 12 Hotels in Merritt
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Hotel Class:2 star — Sportsman's Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 33
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