Located just south of the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1), the Hampton Inn by Hilton Kamloops is popular with road trippers and business travellers looking for value-added amenities such as a fridge, a microwave, and business services. It is also about a 10-minute drive from Kamloops' city centre.
This hotel has 81 rooms and suites on 4 floors, each offering satellite TV, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer, an iron/ironing board, a desk, and a daily newspaper. Suites are available with additional amenities including a mini-fridge and a microwave.
On-site amenities include an indoor pool with a waterslide, fitness facilities, and a 24-hour business centre. Accessible rooms are available upon request, and parking is free. Pets are allowed for an additional $20 per night.
The Hampton Inn by Hilton is close to two golf courses: Mount Paul and Sun Rivers Golf course are both roughly a 12-minute drive northeast of the hotel. Secwepemc Native Museum and Kamloops Art Gallery are within a 10-minute drive, and the Kamloops Wildlife Park can be found roughly 21 minutes east of the hotel.
The hotel offers a complimentary hot breakfast to all guests, and other nearby dining options include Ora Restaurant and Lounge (across the street), Vittorio's Italian Restaurant and Joey's Only Seafood Restaurant (both within a two-minute drive northeast of the hotel).
Aberdeen Village Centre for shopping is located roughly a 3-minute drive away and Columbia Place Shopping Centre and Tudor Village can be found 6 minutes' driving time northeast 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. (Call date: August 22nd, 2012).
The GoodThe majority of guest reviews used for this analysis were positive and centred on the hotel's location, breakfast, and staff.
Many guests were pleased with the location of the Hampton Inn. They described it as being close to shopping, restaurants, and the downtown area and were especially pleased that it was close to the Trans-Canada Highway.
The complimentary hot breakfast was a source of many compliments at this hotel. It was considered "more than we expected" by one patron and was described as having a large variety of items, including make-your-own waffles, sausages, fresh fruit, muffins and a selection of breads. However, a few reviewers had complaints about the plastic cutlery and plates used and felt they degraded the hotel and its breakfast.
Several reviewers paid compliments to the staff and described them as being courteous, helpful and friendly. These same guests also mentioned the service at the hotel was efficient.
Negative reviews found for this analysis mentioned the hotel's elevator, noise transfer, and lack of green space for pets.
Although there were very few negative reviews of this hotel, a few guests found that the one elevator was too slow, and that it could not cope with the morning check-out rush.
A few reviewers had issues with noise transfers between rooms and could hear footsteps from the patrons in the room above.
A few guests who were pet owners complained that there was no green space around the hotel in which they could walk their pets.
guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 out of 53 Kamloops hotels from 192 reviews.Hotels.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.5 out of 5 from 86 reviews.Expedia.ca
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.7 out of 5 with a 97% recommendation from 37 reviews.
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, and pets not allowed. (Call date: August 22nd, 2012).