Located next to Shuswap Lake and about a 30-second drive from the nearest Trans-Canada Highway interchange, the Best Western Salmon Arm Inn is popular with road travellers who want a hotel with an indoor pool and extended kitchen amenities.
This non-smoking hotel has 77 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a desk, and iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer one king or two queen beds, while rooms a kitchenette and a seating area with a sofabed are also available.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a business centre, free parking and a free continental breakfast. Pets are permitted for an additional $20 per night, and wheelchair accessible rooms are available upon request.
Dining is available at PJ's Family Restaurant and Panago Pizza, which can both be found within a 3-minute drive of the hotel. Centenoka Park Mall provides shopping 11 minutes southeast on foot.
Hanna & Hanna Orchards Farm Market and Okanagan College are both about a 7-minute drive eastward, while the Salmon Arm Hockey School is roughly an 7-minute walk southeast. Salmon Arm Recreation Centre is approximately a 7-minute drive northwest, and Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is about a 1 hour and 20-minute drive south. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent on March 13, 2013: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for $20/room per night, wheelchair accessible.
Of the reviews sourced for this analysis, the majority were positive, with praise going to the hotel's rooms, staff and value.
Numerous guests praised the accommodations at this hotel. They described the rooms as well laid-out, very clean, well equipped and spacious with comfortable beds and pillows.
The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by reviewers and were characterized as friendly, efficient and accommodating.
Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's value and said the prices were reasonable and affordable, and cited the free breakfast and free Wi-Fi as factors which contributed to the hotel's value.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about noise transfer.
While the majority of reviewers described their rooms as quiet, some guests felt the opposite and complained about noise transfer during their stay. They reported noise from guests in adjacent rooms and above, as well as noisy air conditioning units and train noise from the nearby railway tracks.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #6 out of 8 Salmon Arm hotels from 88 guest reviews.
Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 with a 70% recommendation rate from 20 reviews.
The author called the hotel on March 13, 2013 to verify some information.