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Accommodating Kamloops hotel near city centre with clean rooms and free parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Spacious, clean rooms, according to reviewers, some with good views
  • The hotel's location was described as conveniently located in relation to the Trans-Canada Highway, restaurants and shopping
  • Some lodgers praised the hotel's customer service
Cons
  • A few patrons had complaints about noise transfer between rooms on nights that the hotel was booked with weddings and sports teams
  • Some guests complained of old and dirty hallway rugs
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 24, 2014
Overview
Located 2 km from Kamloops' city centre, the Ramada Inn Kamloops is popular with travellers who require close proximity to the downtown area, Thompson Rivers University and Tournament Capital Centre. 

This hotel has 88 guest rooms and suites on 3 floors, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, air conditioning, a coffeemaker and a desk. Suites also include a microwave, a refrigerator, a sofabed and a wet bar. Accessible rooms are available upon request. Parking is free, and pets are not allowed.

On-site amenities include an indoor hot tub, a fitness centre and business facilities. Dining is available on-site at City View Grill (open daily from 6:30am to 10:00pm) and the Rooftop Lounge (open Sunday through Thursday from 4:30pm to 11:30pm and Friday/Saturday from 11:30am to 11:30pm). Other restaurants are within a 3-minute walk of the hotel.

The Ramada Inn Kamloops is situated a short distance from several of the city's attractions. Tournament Capital Centre and Thompson Rivers University are both a 5-minute drive southwest of the hotel. Lake City Casino and Kamloops Art Gallery can be found approximately five minutes away by car, and Royal Inland Hospital is 4 minutes' driving time east of the hotel. Columbia Place Shopping Centre, Tudor Village, and Sahali Mall are all within a 5-minute drive south of the hotel. The nearest Trans-Canada Highway interchange is 5 minutes away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps.)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, and pets not allowed. (Call date: August 22nd, 2012)
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The Good
Guest reviews used for this analysis showed a positive response to the hotel's rooms, location, and staff.

Several guests complimented their rooms at this hotel, who reported them as being clean, spacious and comfortable. A few reviewers described pleasing views of the town and surrounding mountains.

The location of the Ramada Inn Kamloops was positively received by many lodgers and described as central and close to the highway, various strip malls, and restaurants.

Several guests praised the hotel's staff and customer service and described this property's employees as friendly and helpful.

The on-site restaurant and rooftop lounge also received compliments from some reviewers, who found it "reasonably priced", modern, and offering good food.
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The Bad
Negative reviews found for this analysis mentioned the upkeep of the hotel's common areas as well as noise transfer.

Several guests had complaints about the common areas of the hotel, most notably coming from the staircase and the hallways. They mentioned that the decor was outdated, the carpets were dirty, and that there was a strong smell of cigarettes present.

A few reviewers had difficulties with noise transfer between rooms. Loud chatter and yelling was described, and in all instances the noise was happening on a night where the hotel was amply booked by large groups attending tournaments and weddings.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #25 out of 53 Kamloops hotels from 43 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.9 out of 10 from 24 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.5 out of 5 with a 75% recommendation from 20 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, and pets not allowed. (Call date: August 22nd, 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.
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Rated 7.1/10 based on 652 reviews

Ranked #22 out of 38 hotels in Kamloops

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Map Marker Ramada Kamloops
555 West Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC