Editor's Top Pick

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$124 CAD
Downtown Kamloops hotel with free breakfast, great staff, clean/updated rooms
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Many lodgers praised their clean and updated rooms
  • The hotel's breakfast was praised for its quality
Cons
  • Some lodgers reported noise transfer during their stay
I chose this hotel for its unique charm and value. The highly-recommended Plaza Hotel offers very clean and comfortable rooms in a unique and historical setting. Guests enjoyed the hotel’s free breakfast for its quality, its very good customer service, and the well-maintained and well-equipped rooms with mini-fridges and flat screen TVs. There’s on-site dining at the Fireside Steakhouse and Grill (guests say it’s delicious) and free Wi-Fi. Parking is $8 at the lot next door. The hotel is close to the Thompson Park Shopping Mall and surrounded by cafes, restaurants and pubs.

6 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Downtown Kamloops

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$135 CAD
Highly praised downtown Kamloops hotel with outdoor pool, restaurant & pet-friendly rooms
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking
  • Guests were impressed with the room quality of this hotel
  • Many guests felt the rooms were affordable and good value
  • Staff were friendly and efficient, according to guests
  • Downtown location was quiet and in walking distance to restaurants, shopping and VIA Rail station
  • Guests described the hotel as very clean and well maintained
Cons
  • A few guests felt the area was a little drab or a bit run down
  • Some found the bathrooms a little small
  • A few encountered slow service at the restaurant
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$81 CAD
Downtown Kamloops budget motel with pet-friendly rooms and free parking but mixed reviews
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking
  • Location was convenient to restaurants, the hospital and the highway
  • The room rates were affordable to guests
  • Staff were helpful for the most part said guests
  • Many found the beds comfortable
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Guests offered mixed reviews of the cleanliness and comfort of the room
  • Free breakfast too basic said guests
  • Entry had a curb that was not noticeable which guests would ram into with their cars
  • Although rooms advertised as non-smoking, guests often reported smokey rooms
  • Front desk was not always open
  • Noise an issue for some from other guests and traffic
  • A few guests said they had insect bites from the hotel
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$137 CAD
Popular downtown Kamloops casino hotel with restaurant, heated rooftop pool and hot tub
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests praised the helpful and informative staff
  • Many lodgers were pleased with their clean and modern rooms
  • The hotel's restaurant was complimented on its quality and attentive staff
Cons
  • Parking costs $12 per night
  • Some guests complained of noise transfer during their stay
  • A few lodgers found the room rates, parking and restaurant to be expensive
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$148 CAD
Well-liked downtown Kamloops hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and suites with kitchens
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Most guests found their rooms clean and their beds comfortable
  • Several reviewers praised the staff and customer service
  • Lodgers were pleased with the hotel's downtown location
Cons
  • Added parking charge of $7 per night
  • A couple of guests complained about the extra fee for parking
  • A couple of guests complained about noisy AC units
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$126 CAD
Clean but dated Kamloops budget hotel with restaurant, free parking and kitchen suites
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls
  • Many guests really liked the pleasant staff of this hotel
  • Guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Central location near downtown core, restaurants, entertainment and hospital
  • Wi-Fi was rated as good by guests in online surveys
Cons
  • No elevator in main 3-storey building (but there is one in the all-suite building)
  • A few guests found small rooms and tiny bathrooms
  • A couple guests found hard pillows or beds
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$101 CAD
Well-liked downtown Kamloops hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and free hot breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the hospital, shopping and restaurants on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • Some guests found the portions of the made-to-order breakfast too small
  • Some guests said the rooms were dated
  • Some guests complained of noise disturbances from within the hotel and from the street

Tips For Staying In Downtown Kamloops

Bordered by the South Thompson River to the north and the Southern Yellowhead Highway to the south, Kamloops is located in the picturesque Thompson Valley. Whether visiting the city or just passing through, downtown Kamloops offers a good selection of hotels to fit all needs, from business, to economy, to pleasure.

Parking in Downtown
Parking in downtown Kamloops won't break your budget. The major area parking lots cost $4 per day, however, if you end up using metred parking along the street, you should note that there is a 3-hour maximum time limit before you will have to move your car. Since 3 hours costs $4.25, the lots are a better deal. Most of the parking lots are located along Lorne Street, which runs east-west in the north section of downtown.

There are also several parking lots that charge hourly fees, typically of about $1 to $1.25 per hour. These lots include the Lake City Casino, Kamloops Square, the YMCA and several area hotels, including Thompson Hotel and Conference Centre and The Plaza Heritage Hotel.

However, parking at your hotel might be more convenient. A few of the area hotels offer free parking (including the Travelodge City Centre and Sandman Inn, mentioned below), and the ones that charge typically cost between $5 and $10 per day. Our CHG Editor's Pick, The Plaza Heritage Hotel, charges guests $5 per day, while the Thompson Hotel and Conference Centre charges $7 per day. 

Canada's Tournament Capital
Known as Canada's Tournament Capital, Kamloops plays host to several tournaments every year, be it hockey in the winter or baseball in the summer. Many of these tournaments involve visitors travelling to Kamloops with large groups of kids, which makes finding a good value hotel a top priority for parents and coaches. 

Travelodge City Centre offers reasonable rates, free Wi-Fi, a free continental breakfast, free parking, guest laundry and an indoor pool (to help the kids burn off that endless supply of energy!). Sandman Inn is also a decently-priced choice if you would be happy with basic rooms and the ability to save money by preparing meals in the in-room kitchens. Sandman Inn also offers free Wi-Fi and free parking, although guests should note that it lacks an elevator and has lower guest rating scores.

All downtown Kamloops hotels are within a 10-minute drive of Tournament Capital Centre, which houses the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, TCC Field House and Hillside Stadium. Exhibition Park is within a 5-minute drive of all downtown Kamloops hotels, with Thompson Hotel and Conference Centre being the closest (about a 2-minute drive away).

Arts & Culture
If you're in town to explore downtown Kamloops' arts and culture scene, you won't be disappointed. The nationally-renowned Kamloops Art Gallery is a 2-minute walk from our Editor's Pick for the area, The Plaza Heritage Hotel, and Kamloops Museum is a 5-minute walk from The Plaza. 

Business As Usual
Visiting Kamloops for business? You're not alone, and hotels will cater to your needs too. Our Editor's Pick for best hotel in downtown Kamloops, due to its charm and excellent value, The Plaza Heritage Hotel is also well suited to business travellers. It offers a complimentary breakfast, meeting space, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour business centre.

Looking for an alternative? DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kamloops and Thompson Hotel and Conference Centre both provide meeting space, on-site dining, free Wi-Fi and 24-hour business and fitness centres. Located only about 1 block from Lake City Casino Kamloops, the Thompson Hotel even has an indoor pool and hot tub, perfect for helping you unwind (in any weather) after you've worked hard all day. After all, you can't visit "BC's friendliest city" and Canada's Tournament Capital, even for work, without at least a little bit of play!
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