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Highly praised and pet-friendly southwest Kamloops hotel with nearby malls and indoor pool

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Most guests enjoyed their room's modern decor and new appliances
  • The well-maintained free breakfast was praised by several reviewers
  • The hotel's location was described as convenient and located close to the Trans-Canada Highway
Cons
  • Some guests had complaints about noise transfer
  • A few reviewers found the price of the hotel too costly
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 21, 2014
Overview
Located just north of the Trans-Canada Highway, the Best Western Plus Kamloops is about 5 minutes' driving time from Kamloops city centre and is popular with business travellers and families who require large suites and easy access to the Trans-Canada Highway.

This non-smoking hotel has 81 rooms and suites, each of which includes cable TV, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a fridge, a microwave, in-room coffee and tea, a hair dryer, and a desk. Additional amenities for suites include larger TVs, bathrobes, and separate sitting rooms with sofabeds. The hotel also offers a heated indoor saltwater pool, a hot tub, a fitness facility and a business centre. Accessible rooms are available upon request, and parking is free. Pet-friendly rooms are available (standard rooms on first floor only) for a fee of $20 per pet per stay. 

The Best Western Kamloops is close to Thompson Rivers University, Tournament Capital Centre, and Hillside Stadium, which can all be found within 3 minutes' driving time west of the hotel. Entertainment is available at Lake City Casino and Kamloops Art Gallery (both roughly 7 minutes' driving time), and Cineplex Odeon Movie Theatre (approximately 6 minutes' driving time south of the hotel).

Dining can be found nearby at Chapters Viewpoint Restaurant (a 3-minute walk along Columbia St.), Lucky Yeung Chinese Restaurant and Goldie's Flavours of India (both within a 6-minute walk of the hotel). 
Columbia Place Shopping Centre, Tudor Village and Sahali Centre Mall are all under 5 minutes' driving time south of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, and pets allowed for $20 per stay per pet. (Call date: August 24th, 2012).
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, with compliments aimed at the hotel's rooms, free breakfast, and location.

Most guests enjoyed their rooms at this hotel, praising their cleanliness as well as their modern decor, fixtures and appliances. The beds and pillows were described as comfortable, and the heated bathroom floors were considered a nice touch. The rooms were also praised for their spaciousness.

The complimentary breakfast was complimented by several reviewers, who described a variety of items such as eggs, sausage, pancakes, fruit, and breads. It was also pointed out that the breakfast room was well-maintained and items were consistently replenished.

Some lodgers were pleased with the location of this hotel, noting that it had very easy access from the Trans-Canada Highway. It was also pointed out that "every amenity is close by", and that it was close to Thompson Rivers University and Royal Inland Hospital.
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The Bad
While most of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, a few common complaints among them had to do with noise transfer and room rates.

Several reviewers had complaints about the noise levels within the hotel. They described hearing hallway noise from other guests, a dog barking from within the hotel and traffic noise (in highway-facing rooms). Some of these reviewers recommended requesting rooms not facing the highway, not on the 1st floor (where pet-friendly rooms are) and away from the elevators and the breakfast room.

A few guests felt the price of the hotel was too high, noting that because it was a Best Western Plus, they expected more amenities and extras like free cookies, water, newspapers and a higher quality breakfast. Most lodgers however, seemed pleased with the value the hotel provided.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #7 out of 53 Kamloops hotels from 83 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.5 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, and pets allowed for $20 per stay per pet. (Call date: August 24th, 2012).
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
8.4
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7 / out of 38
hotels in Kamloops

Rated 8.4/10 based on 699 reviews

Ranked #7 out of 38 hotels in Kamloops

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Map Marker BEST WESTERN PLUS Kamloops Hotel
660 Columbia Street West, Kamloops, BC