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Clean & pet-friendly east Kamploops motel on Trans-Canada Hwy with hot tub & kitchenettes

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, parking
  • Many considered the staff excellent
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Good value according to many guests
  • Location was handy to the highway
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good overall by guests
Cons
  • Some found the breakfast too basic
  • Some found the rooms a little dated
  • Occasionally guests complained of traffic noise from highway
  • No elevator
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 21, 2016
Overview
This motel is just off the Trans-Canada Highway, a 4-minute drive from restaurants and shopping and 8 minutes by car to downtown Kamloops. It provides and clean, comfortable and good value stopover for guests driving through Kamloops.

The motel has mostly non-smoking rooms. All 36 rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, cable TV, a data port, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a table and chairs, a hair dryer and climate control. Rooms are furnished with 1 or 2 queen beds. Room extras include a sofabed, a kitchenette with stove top and a drive-up room. Irons and ironing boards are available on request. Accessible rooms are available.

Free parking is available on site. Pets are welcomed for $15 or $20 per night, depending on the size of the pet.

A free basic continental breakfast includes muffins, toast, orange juice and coffee.

On-site amenities include an indoor hot tub, ice/vending machines, a guest laundry, fax service, a BBQ and picnic area, newspapers, and a 24-hour front desk. This motel has no elevator.

The downtown area, which features the Kamloops Art Gallery, Lake City Casino and the Kamloops Museum and Archives, is an 8-minute drive away. The Thompson Rivers University is 12 minutes away by car, while the Aberdeen Mall and movie theatre are a 9-minute drive away. Sun Peaks ski area is a 50-minute drive from the motel.  The Kamloops Airport (YKA) and the Kamloops Golf and Country Club are both about 21 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on January 20, 2016: only 1 smoking room at this motel, pets can stay for $15 or $20 per night depending on the size of the pet, all rooms have a table and chairs, nor wired Internet on site
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The Good
Many guests described pleasant stays at this well-maintained property.

Guests found clean, quiet and well-equipped rooms with good showers and good air conditioning. Many appreciated the value offered, with reasonable rooms rates, and although breakfast had a small selection (muffins, toast, juice and coffee), guests seemed to appreciate having a little something to start the day off that was fresh and included in an already lower room rate.

This was a good spot, just off the highway with easy access, and lots of free parking in a secure and well lit lot.

Guests said the staff were hospitable, friendly and helpful with directions and dining options.

Other items of praise were: playground nearby for kids, room with flat screen TV, lots of cable channels, heat lamps in bathroom, free washing machine (dryer needs coins), room seemed refurbished, nice size fridge, microwave helpful for those on road trips, an area set up for smokers outside, the staff were honest (kept my phone safe in order to return it), the hot tub was relaxing, windows opened for fresh air, showers had good water pressure and accessible room excellent.
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The Bad
The motel did receive some negative feedback. 

Some felt the breakfast was too basic (without fruit or cereal) and could be offered a little longer.

Occasionally guests complained of noise disturbances from: neighbours, plumbing sounds, AC units, freight train and traffic on Hwy 1.

Some thought it was located a little far from downtown.

Other complaints were: hot tub was too hot and a little small, stained carpets in need of better cleaning, towels old and worn out, bathroom not the cleanest, room smelled of smoke, old-style bedspreads not appealing, mattress made of foam not supportive enough, mildew odour in room, smelly shower curtain, no working deadbolt, hard mattress, and pillows too hard and too thick.

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Show Sources
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.7 out of 5, with 94% of 389 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #22 out of 55 properties in Kamloops, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 95 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8 out of 10, based on 438 guest reviews.


Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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hotels in Kamloops

Rated 7.5/10 based on 951 reviews

Ranked #17 out of 38 hotels in Kamloops

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Map Marker The Ranchland Inn
2357 East Trans Canada Highway, Kamloops, BC