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Located on Highway 97, clean rooms, free parking and free Wi-Fi

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • A few guests found the location convenient for accessing the highway
Cons
  • A couple of guests described the interiors as dated
  • A couple of reviewers complained that the provided pillows were uncomfortable
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 19, 2013
Overview
This hotel is situated among local businesses, east of the downtown area. This property is well-located on Highway 97 (part of the Trans-Canada Highway system) for guests who are looking to explore the area by car.

This property is 100% smoke-free and all 19 rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a hair dryer, a TV and air conditioning. Rooms are furnished with either two double beds or one king bed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $5 per night. This hotel has two floors, exterior corridors and no elevator.

Other on-site amenities include a 24-hour front desk, an outdoor pool and a picnic area.

Downtown Kamloops, which features the Lake City Casino (slots and entertainment), the riverfront area, the Kamloops Art Gallery and restaurants, is a 6-minute drive away. Thompson Rivers University is 10 minutes away by car, while the Aberdeen Mall and movie theatre are both about an 8-minute drive away. The Kamloops Golf and Country Club and the Kamloops Airport (YKA) are both 21 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on February 15, 2013: Pets are permitted for an additional fee of $5 per night. 
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The Good
There were few recent reviews available for this editorial, among the reviews sourced for this analysis, however many guests described their rooms as clean and a couple of reviewers thought that their rooms were quiet.

A few reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the highway and exploring the area by car.

Several guests described the staff as friendly, however a couple of reviewers thought that the customer service could have been better (see below for more details).

A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable. However, a couple of guests disagreed (see below for more details).
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The Bad
There were a few concerns and complaints found for this property, among the reviews used for this editorial.

A couple of guests described their rooms as dated and "shabby" and a couple of reviewers noticed cigarette burns in the bedspread. A couple of guests noted that the provided pillows were uncomfortable.

As mentioned above, a few reviewers thought that the front desk staff were not overly friendly or helpful. One guest thought that the staff provided minimal service.

A couple of guests though that the room rates were overpriced for the quality of the accommodations.
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #33 out of 53 properties, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 7 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.8 out of 10, based on 10 guest reviews.

Hotels.com gave this hotel an average score of 3 out of 5, from 4 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 19, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Map Marker Lamplighter Motel Kamloops
1901 East Trans Canada Highway, Kamloops, BC