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Clean rooms and friendly staff, but some concerns about the neighbourhood

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • The hotel's staff was complimented by many reviewers
  • Many guests were pleased with their large, well-equipped, and clean rooms
  • Some lodgers praised the hotel's amenities such as the indoor pool and 24-hour business centre
Cons
  • Several reviewers found the location of the hotel to be in a rundown area of town
  • Some guests had a hard time finding the hotel
  • Noise transfer between rooms was an issue for a few lodgers
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Aug 27, 2012
Overview
Located on Kamloops' north shore just west of the Thompson River, the Holiday Inn Suites Kamloops is popular with business travellers visiting the surrounding area's resource processing companies and with those who require extended-stay amenities such as kitchenettes. It is situated roughly 5 km from Kamloops' city centre.

This non-smoking hotel has 89 rooms and suites on 3 floors, each of which offers satellite TV, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer, an iron/ironing board, a mini-fridge, a microwave, glassware and cutlery, and a desk.

Additional hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a spa tub, a fitness centre, a convenience store, a gift shop, and a 24-hour business centre with a meeting room. Accessible rooms are available upon request and parking is free. Pets are allowed for a fee of $20 per night.

The Holiday Inn Suites Kamloops is close to the region's many attractions. Mount Paul Golf Course is roughly 11 minutes' driving time, MacArthur Park is a 4-minute drive westward, and Lake City Casino is about an 8-minute drive from the hotel.

The hotel offers dining onsite at White Spot Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. White Spot Lounge is also onsite, offering cocktails in addition to the restaurant's menu items between 12:00 pm and 10:00 pm daily. Shopping is available at the nearby Northhills Shopping Centre (roughly 2 minutes' walking time along Tranquille Rd.). (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 night. (Call date: August 23rd, 2012).

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The Good
Guest reviews used for this analysis showed were generally very positive and praised the hotel's staff, rooms, and amenities.

Several guests were complimentary towards all divisions of the hotel's staff. The front-desk service, cleaning staff and restaurant/lounge staff were all characterized as very friendly and helpful.

Many reviewers were pleased with their rooms at the Holiday Inn Suites. They were described as "extremely clean", with comfortable beds and spacious layouts, and the included microwaves and refrigerators were touted as useful, as well.

The hotel's amenities were positively mentioned by some lodgers, who enjoyed the relaxation of the indoor pool and spa tub, as well as the convenience of the 24-hour business centre. One patron did mention however that they felt the fitness room was under-equipped because it lacked weights.
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The Bad
Overall, there were very few negative reviews found for this analysis, but among the complaints were mentions of the hotel's location, ease of access, and sound-proofing.

Several reviewers were concerned with the hotel's location within the city of Kamloops, and described the neighbourhood as "dodgy" and "sketchy", mentioning it would not be a nice location for a family to walk around after dark.

Accessing and finding the hotel was a problem for some guests. These guests mentioned there was no left turn when driving north from the downtown area, or that they got the location confused with the Holiday Inn Express located on the south side of Kamloops.

A few lodgers had complaints regarding noise transfer in this hotel. These guests described disturbances by loud children (in town for tournaments) in the hallways upstairs.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #2 out of 53 Kamloops hotels from 76 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 from 37 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.7 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation from 10 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, and pets allowed for $20 per night. (Call date: August 23rd, 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
8.8
Very Good

Rated 8.8/10 based on 286 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 38 hotels in Kamloops


9 out of 10 | Karen stayed February 11, 2013

"Excellent choice."

"The hotel was close to the Airport, clean and the staff were friendly."

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9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed September 18, 2011


9 out of 10 | Evan stayed April 27, 2011


10 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed April 22, 2011


9 out of 10 | Doug stayed April 20, 2011

"Friendly staff and clean modern hotel with good amenities made our stay very enjoyable."

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8 out of 10 | Bradley stayed February 19, 2011

"very good hotel"

"very comfortable beds. Please fix room doors, so that they do not slam shut. That is only fault."

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8 out of 10 | David stayed November 07, 2010


9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed March 13, 2010

"Ten minutes walk to McArthur Island, wow! This very new hotel was a perfect base for our competition weekend."

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Map Marker Holiday Inn Suites Kamloops
675 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC