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Located on Hwy 97, clean rooms, reasonable room rates and friendly staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service
  • Several guests thought that location was convenient for accessing the highway
Cons
  • Several guests thought that the selection at the free breakfast was poor
  • A few reviewers were disturbed by traffic noise in their rooms
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Freebies
Free Wi-fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 19, 2013
Overview
This property is situated among local businesses, east of the downtown area. This hotel is conveniently located on Highway 97 (part of the Trans-Canada Highway system) for guests who prefer to explore the Kamloops area by car.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free local calls, free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a TV and air conditioning. Rooms are furnished with two double beds or one queen bed.

This hotel has two floors, exterior corridors and no elevator. Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

A free breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am.

Other on-site amenities include a 24-hour front desk, a business centre, an outdoor heated pool, guest laundry facilities and ice/vending machines.

The downtown area, which features the Kamloops Art Gallery, the Kamloops Museum and Archives, and the Lake City Casino (slots and entertainment), is an 8-minute drive away. The Thomson Rivers University is 12 minutes away by car, while the Aberdeen Mall (including a movie theatre) is an 11-minute drive away. The Kamloops Airport (YKA) is 22 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Many guests seemed happy with their stay at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis and a few aspects of this hotel received praise from guests.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and a couple of reviewers thought that their rooms were generally comfortable. A couple of other guests found their beds to be comfortable, however other reviewers disagreed (see below for more details).

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service and a few guests agreed that the staff did everything possible to make stay their stay more comfortable.

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.
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The Bad
There were few complaints or concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, several guests thought that the selection at the free breakfast was poor and one reviewer described the selection as sparse.

A few guests were disturbed in their rooms by traffic and railway noise. A few reviewers thought that the hotel was located further from the downtown area than they expected.

As mentioned above, while some reviewers thought that their beds were comfortable, a couple of guests felt the opposite and found their beds to be uncomfortably firm.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.1 out of 5, with 57% of 21 guests recommending the property.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.5 out of 10, based on 28 guest reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 3 out of 5, from 48 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
6.2
Fair

Rated 6.2/10 based on 120 reviews

Ranked #33 out of 38 hotels in Kamloops

Map Marker Valleyview Lodge
2459 East Trans Canada Highway, Kamloops, BC