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Highly praised Sicamous hotel with indoor pool, pet-friendly rooms, jacuzzi & family suites

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests found their beds to be comfortable
  • Guests enjoyed the location near the beach, good restaurants and the highway
  • Guests typically thought the hotel provided great value
Cons
  • No elevator to the second floor
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jun 19, 2015
Overview
This property is situated on the Trans-Canada Highway, a 3-minute drive from the shores of Shuswap Lake. Offering an indoor pool, a free hot breakfast and family suites with a separate bedroom, this hotel is well suited for families with young children and vacationers on road trips seeking to stay in pleasant surroundings near the lake.

This hotel is smoke free and all 65 rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a desk and individual climate control. All guest rooms are furnished with 1 king bed, 1 queen bed or 2 queen beds.

Suites offer more spacious accommodations and may include a 42" flat screen TV, a separate bedroom with a second TV, a living and dining area, a sofabed, an electric fireplace, a walk-in shower, bathrobes, and a 2-person jacuzzi. Accessible rooms are also available.

Free parking is available on site with a surveillance system that is view-able in guest rooms on their TV. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $20 per day to a maximum of $100 per week. This hotel allows two pets per room, under 80 lbs each, and is situated near an off-leash dog park. This hotel is a motorcycle rider-friendly hotel.

A free hot breakfast with eggs, sausages, bacon, waffles, yogurt, fruit and muffins, plus other items, is served daily from 6:30 am to 9:30 am. This hotel is next door to a Tim Hortons and Joe Schmuck's Roadhouse, a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other restaurant choices in town are about a 10-minute walk away. D Dutchmen Dairy is a guest favourite, offering old-fashioned ice cream cones, a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool, an indoor hot tub, an outdoor hot tub with fireplace, ice and vending machines, a business centre, a common BBQ, a riverfront patio and picnic deck, an outdoor courtyard, a guest laundry, safe deposit boxes and meeting rooms. The hotel has a second floor with stair access only as there is no elevator on site.

Public access to Shuswap Lake (featuring swimming, diving, fishing and water sports) is about a 3-minute drive, or 20-minute walk away. The Hyde Mountain Golf Course is about 5 minutes away by car. The Skytrek Adventure Park and the Enchanted Forest Amusement Park are both about a 25-minute drive from the hotel. The Kamloops Airport (YKA) is about 2 hours away by car. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent on June 18, 2015: no elevator at hotel, the family and executive suites both have a fully separate bedroom (one with a queen bed and one with a king bed), the free breakfast hot items
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The Good
Guest reviews revealed that this is a nicely-renovated facility that is well maintained and looks like new. The setting is pleasant with green space, overlooking a river, with an outdoor deck to sit and take in the pleasant surroundings. The hospitable staff are motivated to surpass guests' expectations and this is what makes this hotel an unexpected pleasure for so many guests.

Guests enjoyed very clean and spacious rooms with comfortable beds. The Wi-Fi was considered reliable.

The staff received a lot of praise for their friendly and helpful service. One reviewer said that "the staff couldn't do enough for you".

Guests typically found the hotel easily accessible from the highway and located near desirable restaurants and the beach.

The food and selection at the complimentary full hot breakfast, offered since December 2014, met with guest approval continually in the reviews.  One guest noted that the hotel provided gluten-free options.

Guests found the indoor pool and both hot tubs to be clean and enjoyable, and mentioned that the grounds surrounding the hotel were well maintained and very pleasant to relax in.

Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable, and that the hotel offered good value. 
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The Bad
There were no common concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews read for this report.
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.7 out of 5, with 98% of 84 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #1 out of 4 hotels in Sicamous, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 275 reviews.

Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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Rated 9.1/10 based on 837 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 2 hotels in Sicamous

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806 Trans Canada Highway East, Sicamous, BC