OverviewLocated on the Trans-Canada Highway and about a 5-minute drive to Shuswap Lake, the Travelodge Salmon Arm is suited for highway travellers and those touring the area who want a hotel with an indoor pool and a free continental breakfast.
This hotel has 36 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a desk, and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer two queen beds, while rooms with one queen bed and a sitting 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 pet per night, and wheelchair accessible rooms are available upon request.
Nearby restaurants include Fisherman's Direct (next door) and Chester's House of Cinnamon, which can be found 2-minutes eastward by car.
R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum is about a 9-minute drive northeast of the hotel, while downtown Salmon Arm is roughly a 3-minute drive northeast. Salmon Arm Golf Club is approximately an 11-minute drive southeast, and Salmon Arm Airport (YSN) is roughly an 11-minute drive eastward. (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/pet per night, wheelchair accessible.
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, location and staff.
Many reviewers were pleased with the accommodations at this hotel. They described their rooms as spotlessly clean, spacious and well equipped with comfortable beds and linens.
The hotel's location was a source of praise by numerous guests who found it to be close to the highway, easily accessible and "close to all amenities".
Several lodgers complimented the hotel's staff and characterized them as friendly, prompt and considerate.
While the majority of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, some common complaints included noise transfer and the free breakfast.
Noise disruptions were reported by some guests. They described being able to hear guests in adjacent rooms and overhead, as well as noise from the ice machine an in-room air conditioning units.
While most reviewers were satisfied with the hotel's free breakfast, it was a source of disappointment for others. These guests felt the breakfast was lacking variety (specifically hot items), and that it was not restocked in a timely manner.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 out of 8 Salmon Arm hotels from 50 guest reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.4 out of 10 from 43 reviews.
The author called the hotel on March 13, 2013 to verify some information.