Located on the Trans-Canada Highway, the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Kamloops is popular with travellers making a short stopover between Vancouver and the Rockies. It is also situated about 4 km (a 7-minute drive) from Kamloops City Centre.
This hotel has 45 guest rooms and suites on 2 floors, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, air conditioning, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker and a desk. Kitchenettes and one-bedroom suites are available, and the hotel offers a heated indoor pool and hot tub. Outdoor parking is available free of charge, and pets 50 lbs and under are allowed for an additional fee of $10 per night.
The Econo Lodge Inn is situated a short distance from several of Kamloops' attractions, including Mount Paul Golf Course, (9 minutes by car northwest of the hotel), Kamloops Art Gallery and Ruckers Fun Centre (both within an 8-minute drive west of the hotel). Tournament Capital Centre and Thompson Rivers University are both a 10-minute drive away.
Several dining options can be found nearby, including Arby's, J&K Sushi, and McDonalds, all of which are within a 2-minute drive of the Econo Lodge. Shopping is available at Sahali Centre Mall and Tudor Village, both within an 8-minute drive west of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps.)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets allowed for an additional $10 per night fee. (Call date: August 20th, 2012)
Guest reviews, of those used for this analysis, showed a positive response to the hotel's location, cleanliness, and value.
Several guests were pleased with the hotel's location and said it provided easy access to the highway and was close to many restaurants and fast food outlets. It was also considered "a great stopover place" by some, and a few patrons mentioned the hotel was very quiet, considering its close proximity to the highway and railway tracks.
Many reviewers commented positively on the Econo Lodge's cleanliness, saying that their rooms were clean and tidy. Some other guests had additional compliments regarding their rooms, which included the comfort level of the beds, the nice view, and the efficient Wi-Fi service.
The value of this hotel was mentioned by several lodgers who found the price to be worth the quality they received. A few guests mentioned the microwave and mini-fridge included in their rooms were nice surprises.
Negative reviews found for this analysis mentioned the hotel's staff, pool maintenance, and rundown rooms.
Some reviewers had negative experiences with the front desk staff. These reviewers characterized the staff as unfriendly, indifferent, and not helpful; one guest mentioned the on-duty attendant was unable to offer any advice when asked for a restaurant suggestion.
Some guests were disappointed with the indoor pool and described it as being cold, dirty, or closed to guests, while some mentioned that they had to remove the pool cover themselves.
Rooms were described as rundown by a few patrons. Some examples given included a leaky toilet, old and dirty carpet, a musty smell, and loud A/C units.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #39 out of 53 Kamloops hotels from 26 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7 out of 10 from 8 reviews.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.0 out of 5 with a 80% recommendation from 5 reviews.
Verified with a Front Desk Agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets allowed for an additional $10 per night fee. (Call date: August 20th, 2012).