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“Nice stay in small but interesting town” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Clearwater 12 Motel

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Clearwater 12 Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kamiah
Bournemouth, UK
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121 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Nice stay in small but interesting town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013 via mobile

Can't really fault this small motel in small but interesting town. Spacious clean room with nice views. Yes there was a barking dog as per a previous reviewer but only heard it three times and it stopped each time after 30 seconds. Interesting place to vosit albeit not a destination place but fine for an enroute stopover

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Palmdale, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

my family and i very much enjoyed our stay at the clearwater 12 motel. we will definetly stay there
again. the rooms were clean,quiet and very roomy. the staff were very friendly and helpful. the breakfast was very good and had many items to choose from. the price was more than reasonable
considering everything that was included.

Room Tip: this was one of two best places to stay in kamiah idaho. you get more bang for your buck here.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SGTRIV1
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lasvegas
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2012

We were very pleased with our recent stay. We were there for 3 nights. We stayed in the suite which was surprisingly larger than expected. King bed, pullout couch, full kitchenette. It was very clean. It is on the 2nd floor but no problem for us.Breakfast was good. The staff was friendly and made sure everything was okay. This is our choice to stay at when we are in the area.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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64 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012

In an area without a lot of options (tough finding a place between Boise and Missoula, and we read all kinds of horror stories about places farther east), this place had clean, basic rooms. Nice and quiet. The complimentary breakfast wasn't bad; it included, unexpectedly, sausage, biscuits and gravy.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank btindy
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Nampa, Idaho
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40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

Several of us in our motorcycle club stayed a night here. They gave us a nice discount and the room was comfortable. However, on a street right behind the motel is a run down mobile home with a large dog that barks at all hours day and NIGHT. The barking kept several of us up. I wore ear plugs and could still hear the dog. The motel staff said they have ongoing complaints about this problem but there is nothing that can be done. They say that since town is on an Native American reservation, and the owners of the dog are Native American, the Tribal Police will not do anything about the noise. The "free" breakfast was terrible. We were of the opinion the scrambled eggs were probably powdered eggs, the milk looked like milk but tasted like water, the biscuits were cold and hard and the link sausage was cold and made of mystery meat. We will not be staying here again.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rick3015
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Horseshoe Bend, Idaho
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

After traveling all day we stopped here looking for a Motel that would also accomodate our dog. The gal that checked us in found a perfect room and even gave our dog a bone to say hello! The room was extremely clean. We travel often and motel much. This is by far one of the nicest rooms we had and very inexpensive as motels go. If you are traveling with a pet, it is a short walk to the river if your dog is a swimmer, like ours. The next morning we had an awesome breakfast in their small dinning room. Waffles, eggs, sausage, yogurt...the works. We will most certainly stop their again next summer. I hope you will too!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Deb M
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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

We recently had to make a trip to Idaho for a funeral being held in Clearwater. We figured we would have to stay in Grangeville, and drive the "Harpster Grade" every day, which we really didn't relish. It is bad enough having to worry about the multitude of deer that abound in the area, hoping that they don't "bound" out in front of your car. So we searched for a motel that might be closer, but not a "dive"..... My sister found one! It is the "Clearwater 12" in Kamiah, Idaho. The rooms are large - very large, flat panel TV's, micro wave and mini-fridge and air conditioning that worked superbly on a day that was 104 degrees!
Friendly office staff, great cleaning crew! When the office found out why we were there, they were very sympathetic and very helpful. The phone in our room was a touch tone, which didn't work, but the staff immediately replaced it with one that did work - and oh yes, if you have AT&T for your cell service provider, don't bother taking your phone with you. You will have NO service in the entire area. From Harpster to Kamiah and beyond, you will have no service at all. (this really sucks! I think my next phone will be a Verizon phone! They had service!

The motel has hairdryers, provide shampoo, shower gel, conditioner, etc. They also have an iron and ironing board. The beds were super comfortable, the rooms were REALLY quiet.... you almost couldn't hear a response from inside the room if you knocked on the door! I do agree with "darkswede218" that the stairs are a bit treacherous - they are very shallow. We learned very quickly to manipulate a trip up and down them without killing ourselves. They also have in room coffee and tea, and a wonderful hot breakfast every morning with a wide variety of items. The price was pretty good, considering that most all the motels in the area are complete dives! We were pleased with the room and the rate. Our room was on the second floor so we wouldn't have people noise above us. Worked like a charm.

Room Tip: choose a room on the second floor if you want to sleep well!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ready-two-go-4it
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Property: Clearwater 12 Motel
Address: 108 E 3rd St, Kamiah, ID 83536-5055
Region: United States > Idaho > Kamiah
Amenities:
Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kamiah
Number of rooms: 29

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