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Thompson Rivers University Residence Kamloops

7.2 | Good
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At Thompson Rivers University, free breakfast, good rates/staff, mixed room reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and spacious rooms
  • Numerous guests thought the rates were affordable
  • The staff were commonly praised for being friendly and responsive
Cons
  • A few guests complained of no cooking utensils and uncomfortable beds
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 7, 2014
Overview
Located at Thompson Rivers University and about a 3-minute drive from the Trans-Canada Highway, Thompson Rivers University Residence Kamloops is geared towards travellers who prefer well-priced, on-campus accommodations with extended kitchen amenities, free Wi-Fi and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free residence's two- or four-bedroom units comes equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a kitchenette, a desk, a dining area and a private bathroom with free toiletries. The building is wheelchair accessible and up to two pets per room are permitted for $20 per pet, per night.

Hotel amenities include a fitness room, meeting/banquet facilities, multiple common kitchens and lounges, guest laundry, BBQ facilities, vending machines, free parking and a free breakfast.

Please note that, as this is a university residence that offers accommodations, it is staffed by university personnel and students, and there are students staying in the building. Some of the rooms are available seasonally only, when there are fewer students in residence. However, the eight Executive Loft Suites (11th floor) are available year-round.

Kamloops' city centre is roughly a 6-minute drive away, while Sahali Mall can be found 10 minutes away on foot. Tournament Capital Centre is about a 1-minute walk from the hotel and Kamloops Airport (YKA) is 17 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $20/pet/night, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 23, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the rates, staff, rooms and location.

The rates were praised by many lodgers, who described them as affordable, fabulous, economical and cheap. One patron remarked the hotel was "The best deal in town!".

Numerous reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as responsive, helpful, friendly and efficient. However, there were a few complaints about staff (see below for more details). 

The accommodations were enjoyed by several travellers. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped and functional, with reliable Wi-Fi and great city and mountain views. A few patrons had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

Several guests found the location to be convenient. They described it as close to shopping, highway access, downtown Kamloops, restaurants, Walmart and a supermarket.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported a lack of cooking utensils, hair dryers and coffeemakers, as well as uncomfortable beds (too firm).

As noted above, many reviewers were happy with the staff, but a few left negative comments. These reviewers seemed to have been expecting service on par with personnel trained at a traditional hotel. As noted in the overview, because this is a university residence, many of the staff members are students.
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Sources
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 with a 90% recommendation rate from 260 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8 out of 10 from 50 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #29 of 54 Kamloops hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 30 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 23, 2014 to verify some information.
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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Map Marker Thompson Rivers University Residence Kamloops
900 McGill Road Bag 7000, Kamloops, BC