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Well-liked southwest Kamloops hotel with indoor pool, free breakfast and free parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast buffet
  • Several guests complimented the front desk staff
  • Many guests found their rooms and beds comfortable
  • Several guests enjoyed the free breakfast offered
Cons
  • A couple of guests complained about the AC units not keeping the room cool enough
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Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 23, 2014
Overview
Located just off of the Yellowhead Hwy, the Holiday Inn Express Kamloops is situated in between Vancouver and the Rocky Mountains, and is a 10-minute drive from Kamloops' city centre.

This non-smoking hotel has 80 rooms on 4 floors, and each room offers satellite TV, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer, an iron/ironing board, and a mini-fridge with an ice maker.

In addition, the hotel offers an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a business centre with 1600 sq. ft. of meeting space. Accessible rooms are available upon request, and parking is free. Pets are allowed for a fee of $30 per stay. 

The Holiday Inn Express Kamloops is close to the region's many natural and cultural attractions. The Kamloops Wildlife Park is roughly a 21-minute drive east of the hotel, Kamloops Art Gallery is a 12-minute drive into the city, and Stake Lake is 31 minutes south of the hotel.

The hotel offers their on-site Express Start Breakfast Buffet, open daily from 6:30am to 9:30am. Other nearby dining options include Sweet Home Cafe, Duffy's Neighbourhood Pub, and Vittorio's Italian Restaurant (all within a 5-minute drive of the hotel).

Shopping is available at Aberdeen Village Centre (roughly 3 minutes driving time), Columbia Place Shopping Centre and Tudor Village (both less than 10 minutes northeast of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps.)

Verified with a Front Desk Agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, and breakfast served from 6:30am - 9:30am. (Call date: August 3rd, 2012).

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The Good
Guest reviews, of those used for this analysis, showed a positive response to the hotel's breakfast, staff, and comfort within their rooms.

Most guests enjoyed the free breakfast buffet and described a good selection of hot and cold foods, as well as a pancake-making machine.  

Several lodgers complimented the hotel on their front desk staff, saying they were friendly, personable, and "made us feel welcome".

Many reviewers were pleased with the comfort level of their beds and the cleanliness of their rooms; one guest characterized their room as "spectacularly clean".

A few other guests remarked upon the pool and hot tub, mentioning they were much appreciated after long travels.
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The Bad
Negative reviews found for this editorial were in the minority.

A couple of recent guests complained about the air conditioning units in their rooms not cooling sufficiently. It appears that the rest of the rooms were updated.


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TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #22 out of 53 Niagara Falls hotels from 115 reviews.

Hotels.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 from 32 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 with a 82% recommendation from 11 reviews.

Verified with a Front Desk Agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, and breakfast served from 6:30am - 9:30am. (Call date: August 3rd, 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
8.2
Very Good

Rated 8.2/10 based on 518 reviews

Ranked #9 out of 40 hotels in Kamloops

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Map Marker Holiday Inn Express Kamloops
1550 Versatile Drive, Kamloops, BC