Located just south of the Trans-Canada Highway and east of Highway 5, the Pacific Host Inn & Suites is popular with highway and tournament travellers who require extended amenities like kitchenettes. It is also situated 5 km from Kamloops' city centre (roughly 10 minutes' driving time).
This non-smoking hotel has 39 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a coffeemaker and a hair dryer. Suites offer additional amenities including kitchenettes, sofabeds and desks. The hotel also offers an indoor hot tub, laundry facilities and a business centre with meeting/conference facilities. Access to the indoor pool and fitness centre at the Comfort Inn and Suites next door is included. Accessible rooms are available upon request and parking is free. Pets are allowed for an additional fee of $20 per pet per night.
The Pacific Host Inn & Suites is 7-minute drive to Tournament Capital Centre, Hillside Stadium and Thompson Rivers University. Shopping is within walking distance at Aberdeen Mall (roughly 11 minutes north of the hotel), and Lake City Casino can be found roughly 11 minutes by car into the downtown area.
The hotel offers a free hot breakfast buffet to all guests, and Vittorio's Italian Restaurant is located on site (open daily for dinner). Additional dining options nearby include ABC Country Restaurant and Ric's Grill Steakhouse (both located next door). (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 pet per night. (Call date: August 24th, 2012).
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise going to the hotel's staff, beds, and breakfast.
Most guests had pleasant experiences with the staff at the hotel, describing them as nice, friendly and accommodating. One guest was pleased that breakfast was rescheduled by the staff to accommodate his early flight, and another reviewer mentioned the staff "went way beyond my expectations to make my stay comfortable and pleasant".
The hotel's beds were a source of many compliments among guests. They were characterized as very comfortable, and several guests mentioned having very good and restful sleeps at this hotel. The linens were also described as comfortable and nice.
Several reviewers were pleased with the included breakfast buffet, describing a wide variety of items such as homemade waffles, fresh fruit, toast, bagels, muffins, and eggs. These reviewers felt it added value to the price of the hotel.
Additional compliments about the hotel included its proximity to the Trans-Canada Highway, restaurants and shopping, efficient Wi-Fi signals, and being able to use the indoor pool, water slide and fitness centre at the hotel next door.
While most of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints among them
which included inadequate furnishings and the on-site restaurant.
A few guests were disappointed with the lack of furnishings in their rooms and described rooms with no desk, table lamp, chair, coffee table, or fridge. It should be noted that the same furnishings are not available in all rooms and particular requests should be made at the time of reservation.
A couple of reviewers had complaints about Vittorio's, the on-site restaurant. They felt the prices at the restaurant were too high, and that the food was mediocre.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.1 out of 5 from 18 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.7 out of 16 from 29 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #21 out of 53 Kamloops hotels from 9 reviews.
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast and pets allowed for $20 per pet per night. (Call date: August 24th, 2012).