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Nice grounds, clean rooms, but concerns with breakfast and dinner options

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Several guests enjoyed the well-maintained grounds around the hotel
  • Most reviewers praised the friendly and helpful staff
  • The rooms were complimented for their cleanliness and comfort
Cons
  • Some guests did not enjoy the breakfast for lack of variety
  • The location was characterized as too far from town by some reviewers
  • Some lodgers were disappointed with the dinner at the on-site restaurant
Editor's Analysis
Updated Aug 27, 2012
Overview
Located alongside the Thompson River just north of Trans-Canada Highway 1, the South Thompson Inn and Conference Centre is popular for corporate business conferences and with travellers who prefer an out-of-the-way and scenic stay. It is 25 km (roughly 26 minutes) from Kamloops' city centre.

Set on 55 acres, this hotel has 57 guest rooms and suites offering satellite TV, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, bathrobes, a desk, and a hair dryer. Some suites include jacuzzi tubs.

Hotel amenities include a heated pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, and recreational amenities such as horseshoes, badminton, bocce ball and volleyball. Board games and books are available in the hotel's library, while mountain bikes are available to rent on site. The conference centre includes 10 meeting rooms and a business centre. The hotel's grounds are walkable and are also home to the owners' horses and llamas and a pond with turtles. 
Accessible rooms are available upon request and parking is free. Pets are allowed for $30 per night, per room.

Breakfast is provided at a charge of $10 per day, and additional on-site dining is available at the madisens Restaurant and Bourbon Lounge, both open daily from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

The South Thompson Inn is close to several golf courses: Rivershore Golf Links is next door (4-minute drive), Eagle Point Golf Resort (a 17-minute drive), and Pineridge Golf course (20-minute drive). Kamloops Wildlife Park is approximately a 12-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets allowed for $30 per night, per room. (Call date: August 23rd, 2012)

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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise going to the hotel's property, staff, and rooms.

Several reviewers complimented the hotel on its grounds. They described the property as being exceptionally well maintained with beautiful views of the Thompson River and sunsets, and they also enjoyed visiting the horses and llamas kept at the hotel.

Most guests were pleased with the attitude of the staff and characterized them as friendly, helpful and pleasant. One guest detailed how helpful the staff were in helping her plan her wedding at the hotel.

The rooms were a source of praise for some lodgers; they described them as clean, tastefully decorated and spacious with comfortable beds. However, a few guests were disappointed that there weren't fridges in the rooms.
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The Bad
While most of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints among them regarding the hotel's breakfast, location, and on-site restaurant.

Many guests were disappointed with the breakfast provided at the hotel. It was described as being small in selection with no hot items, and these guests were upset that it was not included in the price (it is $10 per person) and that it had to be ordered the night before. Many of these guests felt a hot breakfast should be included since the hotel does have a restaurant on site.

Some reviewers found the location to be too far from Kamloops' downtown area (roughly 25 minutes driving time) and had complaints about having to drive several minutes to pick up supplies. Some other reviewers mentioned they had difficulty finding the hotel and that they needed to call the hotel or ask at the gas station for directions.

The dinner served at the on-site restaurant was a source of disappointment for some lodgers. Some described it as too expensive, while some said that  the "seasonal veggies" described on the menu were canned corn. The service at the restaurant was also characterized by a few guests as slow and "not-so-friendly".
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 out of 53 Kamloops hotels from 173 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 with a 75% recommendation from 20 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 from 32 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets allowed for $30 per night, per room. (Call date: August 23rd, 2012)

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Map Marker South Thompson Inn Kamloops
3438 Shuswap Road, Sun Peaks, BC