We rolled into Kamloops late at night on the last leg of an exhausting trip. While feeding our tired kids we looked up available hotels and this was one of the few that showed vacancy online - and it was close to the restaurant. There were a ton of 1 star bad reviews, but we were so tired we booked it and crossed the street and checked in. We were prepared for mould, spiders, dirty room etc. etc.
Checking in - the front desk staff was very friendly and made sure we were in a big enough room to fit our kids. The room smelled and looked clean and we never noticed anything dirty or out of place - and certainly no insects or other things. The fridge even worked and kept our food cold over night. The beds seemed great - we slept so well and even slept in a few hours!
When we finally rolled out the door (after check out time) we discovered every other guest gone and our truck battery dead. I went to the front desk and the owner was SO helpful - he brought his car over right away with a smile and had to leave his car running for a long time before the diesel truck would start. I offered him money but he refused and said "money is not the most important thing, helping people is." We talked for quite a while and he is a new owner of the hotel and the restaurant next door - they just arrived there from Vancouver.
So in closing, we got an inexpensive room, slept very well, didn't notice a single thing wrong, and were bailed out by a very helpful and kind owner. Not bad at all for a budget hotel!
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Kamloops
- Kamloops Econo Lodge