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Praised by guests for clean rooms, friendly service and free breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking and free local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • A few guests found the rooms quiet
  • A couple of reviewers appreciated that this hotel allowed pets
Cons
  • A couple of guests said that the on-site parking facility had limited spaces
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 19, 2014
Overview
The Ramada Williams Lake, formally an Overlander property, is situated along Highway 97 (Cariboo Highway). Offering convenient highway access, this hotel is well suited for guests looking to explore the area by car.

This hotel is smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. Suites also include a sofabed and a microwave. This property has entrances that are wheelchair accessible, but it does not offer rooms with accessible bathrooms.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $10 per night.

A free cooked-to-order breakfast is served in the on-site restaurant daily from 7 am to 10 am. The on-site Carmen Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also an on-site pub and room service is available.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, a hot tub, a business centre, meeting space, dry cleaning service, an ATM and ice/vending machines.

The Williams Lake Stampede venue and the Scout Island Nature Centre are both within a 10-minute walk, while the downtown area, including the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame, is 4 minutes away by car. The Williams Lake Golf & Tennis club is a 5-minute drive away, while the Williams Lake Airport (YWL) is about 12 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps) 

Verified by a front desk agent on January 8, 2014: Accessible rooms and breakfast hours.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed impressed with their stay at this hotel.

The rooms were often described as clean and generally comfortable, while several reviewers added that the rooms appeared recently updated and were quiet. Several guests specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service, while one reviewer said that "everyone working at this inn were helpful, polite and cheerful."

Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast, while several guests enjoyed other meals at the on-site restaurant.

A couple of guests appreciated that this hotel permitted pets.
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The Bad
There were very few concerns or complaints found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, a couple of guests said that there were limited parking spaces in the on-site parking lot.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.1 out of 5, with 100% of 14 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #2 out of 8 hotels in Williams Lake, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 21 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 8, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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hotels in Williams Lake

Rated 8.2/10 based on 496 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 5 hotels in Williams Lake

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Map Marker Ramada Williams Lake
1118 Lakeview Crescent, Williams Lake, BC