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Located on Hwy 97, clean rooms and reasonable room rates according to guests

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers thought the room rates were reasonable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests found the location convenient for accessing the highway
Cons
  • Several reviewers complained that the in-room air conditioning units were noisy and ineffective
  • A few guests noticed an unpleasant odour in their rooms
  • A few reviewers were disturbed by noise from inside and outside the property
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 19, 2013
Overview
This property is situated among local business on Highway 97 (part of the Trans-Canada Highway), east of downtown Kamloops. This hotel is well-located for guests looking to explore the area by car.

Smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All 36 rooms include free Wi-Fi (and wired Internet), free local calls, a TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with either one or two queen beds. Select rooms also include a kitchenette. Irons and ironing boards are available on request.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee. Pet fees for dogs range from $10 to $20 per night, depending on the size of the dog, and the additional fee for cats is $20 per night.

Other on-site amenities include ice/vending machines, guest laundry facilities, guest fax service, a BBQ and picnic area and an indoor hot tub.

The downtown area, which features the Kamloops Art Gallery, Lake City Casino (slots and entertainment) 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. The Kamloops Airport (YKA) and the Kamloops Golf and Country Club are both about 22 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on February 15, 2013: Dogs are permitted for an additional fee of $10 to $20 per night, depending on the dog's size and cats are permitted for an additional fee of $20 per night.
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The Good
Many guests described pleasant stays at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis, and a few different aspects of the hotel received praise.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and a few reviewers found their beds to be comfortable. Several reviewers thought that their rooms were well equipped with flat screen TVs, mini-fridges and microwaves.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service.

Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.

Several guests found the location convenient for accessing the highway and several reviewers appreciated the free breakfast. However, a few guests thought that the breakfast could have been improved (see below for more details).

A couple of reviewers enjoyed the on-site hot tub.
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The Bad
There were a few concerns and a few complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews used for this editorial. Several guests complained that the in-room air conditioning units were noisy and ineffective, while a few other reviewers were disturbed by noise from neighbouring train tracks, traffic and neighbouring rooms. 

A few guests noticed an unpleasant smell in their room. One reviewer thought he smelled mildew, while another guest described the odour as a damp smell.

As mentioned above, a few guests thought that the free breakfast could be improved. One reviewer thought that the selection was poor, while a couple of guests complained that there was no dining area and that guests had to eat breakfast in their rooms.
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4 out of 5, with 91% of 23 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #29 out of 53 properties in Kamloops, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 22 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.3 out of 10, based on 59 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 15, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
7.4
Good

Rated 7.4/10 based on 187 reviews

Ranked #21 out of 1 hotels in Kamloops

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