Stayed here with my family while returning from Vancouver Island on vacation. I am a fan of Holiday Inn (HI) Express hotels as I have come to like their consistency. In particular, I like their "Stay Smart" brand of towels, linen, pillows (hard and soft), shower head and their complimentary continental breakfast. The Kamloops property did not disappoint. The room we had was on the 2nd floor facing the parking lot/highway and included two Queen size beds and a good sized washroom. Everything was very clean. The pure white linens were pressed and smelled wonderful. There was no noise from the parking lot or the highway, but I must admit the air conditioner was going full tilt (very hot that day ~30 C). Internet in the room was free but not wireless, you need to be able to plug in a WLAN wire. The staff at reception were friendly and courteous but not overly so. We did use the swimming pool and hot tub and found both to be clean but very busy with hotel guests (to be expected on a summer weekend). Only issue here was that there were no pool towels later in the evening, but I just took some out of the adjoining exercise room. There is a sign on the pool door that says "Adults only" after 9:30 pm but I don't think the staff enforced this. Breakfast in the buffet room was still crowded at 9:00 am but given the fact that the property was sold out, that too was to be expected. The one lady who was keeping the food topped up was extremely busy but was courteous and very friendly, often asking folks if they enjoyed their breakfast. Some may complain about the quality of the breakfast (scrambled eggs and bacon are all microwaved) but for a family travelling, it is perfect. There is lots of cereal, juice, bread, bagels and muffins to cover everyone's fancy.
Finally, I will reinforce that the location of this property to the Trans-Canada highway is superb for those travelling by vehicle. The parking lot is ample (free) and secure. There is a well-reviewed East Indian restaurant 200 ft away from the main hotel entrance and a Dairy Queen and COSTCO within a 1/2 mile for those that like those things.
We paid in the $160 range but received a $25 Petro Canada gas card and a $20 off next stay coupon under the property's Summer Sizzle package. All in all, I would recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our British Columbia Lodging Welcomes You The Holiday Inn Express Hotel Kamloops is furnished with our guests in mind. We invite you to experience our personalized service in stylish comfort. Whether you are traveling for business or during a British Columbia vacation, our award-winning Kamloops hotel's mission is to provide our guests with an unforgettable stay. Given Kamloop's location at the juncture of a few major highways, the town has become a business hot spot in the British Columbia Interior. Our Kamloop hotel's location provides business travelers with quick and easy access to downtown. The Holiday Inn Express Kamloops hotel is the perfect stop-off between the Rocky Mountains and Vancouver. The region offers a rich variety of geographical terrain, with mountains, lakes, rivers, and forests. Leisure guests will find no end to outdoor adventures near this British Columbia lodging. In addition, guests enjoy close proximity to the BC Wildlife Park, Sun Peaks Ski Resort, Stake Lake, Interior Savings Center, Aberdeen Mall and Thompson Rivers University. A star among Kamloops hotels, this affordable accommodation includes 100% non-smoking rooms, an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, modern Fitness Centre, free high-speed Internet access, spacious business-class rooms and a free Express Start Breakfast served every morning. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express - Kamloops Hotel Kamloops
- Holiday Inn Kamloops