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Well-liked downtown Kamloops hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and free hot breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the hospital, shopping and restaurants on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • Some guests found the portions of the made-to-order breakfast too small
  • Some guests said the rooms were dated
  • Some guests complained of noise disturbances from within the hotel and from the street
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 10, 2015
Overview
This property is situated in downtown Kamloops and is within walking distance of the Royal Inland Hospital (4 minutes) and the Kamloops Museum and Archives (6 minutes). This hotel is well-located for guests looking to explore the downtown area on foot.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All 67 rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer, a work desk, an iron and ironing board, a flat screen TV and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with two double beds, one queen bed, two queen beds or one king bed. 

Two-room suites are configured with one double bed, one queen bed and a jetted tub.  

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $20 per night.

A free a la carte breakfast is served at the on-site restaurant from 7 am to 10 am. The on-site Sleepy Hollow's Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch.

Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, free newspapers and 24-hour front desk.

There are many shops, restaurants and nightlife venues located within a 5-minute walk of this hotel. The Kamloops Art Gallery and the Paramount Theatre are both a 7-minute walk away, while the Lake City Casino (slots and entertainment) is 10 minutes away on foot. Thompson Rivers University is a 5-minute drive away. The Kamloops Golf and Country Club and the Kamloops Airport (YKA) are both 17 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on February 15, 2013: Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $20 per night. The free a la carte breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast and lunch.
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The Good
Many guests described overall pleasant experiences at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis. 

The rooms were described as clean by many guests and several reviewers thought that their rooms were comfortable and well-appointed. A couple of guests mentioned that their beds were comfortable.

The staff were frequently described as friendly and helpful, while one reviewer said that the customer service was excellent.

Many guests found the location convenient for accessing the hospital, shopping and restaurants on foot.

Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent. Several guests appreciated the free breakfast.
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The Bad
Among the reviews sourced for this analysis, there were a few concerns and complaints found this property.

Several guests thought that the property was beginning to show it's age and reviewers described the interiors as somewhat dated. A couple of reviewers specifically mentioned that the carpeting, bedding and furniture were in need of upgrades.

A few guests found the Wi-Fi service unreliable and a couple of other reviewers complained about smelling cigarette smoke in their rooms. A couple of reviewers were disturbed by noise in their rooms. One guest complained about noise from the in-room air conditioning unit and one reviewer heard traffic noise.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave the hotel an average score of 3.5 out of 5, with 85% of 13 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #22 out of 53 properties, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 38 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.4 out of 10, based on 25 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
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24 / out of 38
hotels in Kamloops

Rated 7.1/10 based on 895 reviews

Ranked #24 out of 38 hotels in Kamloops

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Map Marker Travelodge City Centre
430 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC