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The Plaza Hotel
Ranked #9 of 54 Hotels in Kamloops
Certificate of Excellence
Ontario
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“NEVER judge a book by it's cover”
Reviewed 19 January 2013

I arrived after a 4.5 hour drive thru the Rocky Mountains, followed the directions and when I saw the outside of the building with the historical sign outside and old facade I thought yikes! However OMG, from when you walk into the lobby, to the historic elevator but moves at modern speed to the VERY modern room and high end product, this hotel is a 'must stay'

Room Tip: ask for a room on one of the side streets, not Main Street. EXCELLENT hotel restaurant and EXCELLEN...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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ThePlazaKamloops, General Manager at The Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 5 July 2013
Dear valued guest - smridingadventures

You are so right! Never judge a book by it's cover! I am thrilled that we exceeded your expectations and you had a great stay.

Thank you SO MUCH for your review... People like you make us successful!

Please come back, we would love to welcome you back to The Plaza Hotel.

Best regards,
Shatha Al-Reihani
General Manager
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

On a recent business trip to Kamloops I decided to try out the Plaza as it came recommended by a friend.
The hotel was recently renovated. The decor is tasteful and generally in keeping with the style of the building. I was impressed with the renovation decisions in my room -- keeping some of the old tile and refinishing the uneven hardwood floor. The feel is that the hotel has been preserved and updated such that it will be around for some time.
I ended up in the luxury James-Bond type suite for a very reasonable price. Now that I've stayed there I'd be willing to pay the full price for the room. It was very large with a lounge area, king size bed (of course) and a nicely appointed, albeit weirdly shaped, washroom.
So far of the hotels I've stayed in while visiting Kamloops, the Plaza is my number one.

Room Tip: The original single-pane windows were not replaced in the reno. While I applaud the decision, a room...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 December 2012

This was a fantastic surprise. My husband and I were expecting this to be a quick stop, and we hadn't planned to stay any where too exciting or expensive, but what a treat! The friendly staff moved us in to a generous suite that was bubbling with character and charm. Overall, the hotel was incredibly well maintained, but still stunningly modern. The included breakfast again surpassed my expectations as the portions were fresh and large enough to have us leaving feeling rather content. Major pluses; free parking, access to YMCA fitness center, friendly staff, free (yummy) breakfast, 10% off liquor from their liquor store, potential upgrade. Minus; noisy area at night. We will be staying there as we pass through Kamloops again.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

I stayed one night at this hotel, having been here earlier just after it was renovated a number of years ago. The rooms are very small, even the luxury king sized rooms and the heating and air conditioning system was not working well. The rooms were not particularly clean or well kept up and the facilities are in decline. There is no obvious place to park for a few minutes when you check in when you are are later told how to accommodate yourself.
The staff are by friendly and helpful and do their best to work with their limited resources. The restaurant was quite good. Next time I will stay at one of the newer hotels on the edge of town.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Tofino, Canada
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

We drove from Tofino B.C to Kamloops, getting in at 7pm, and found the Plaza hotel on hotels.ca . It gave great reviews and was priced at $89 + tax a night, so we booked through the website, and then drove to the hotel. Situated right downtown, very convenient.
The check in was superb! We were amazed to find that international calls were free! So being from the UK and Germany, we called friends and family!
The room was perfect, recently re-furbished, and just amazing. Comfy bed, big television, 2 phones. The Wifi strength wasn't too fast, but was perfect for emails.
Choice of continental or english breakfast was included in the morning, and it was cooked to your liking. What more could you want?!
10/10 ... Thanks very much!

Room Tip: Top floor - great view !
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Salmon Arm, Canada
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

Great location in downtown Kamloops. This newly renovated hotel has lots of charm. The renovations kept the heritage details and added a touch of class. The rooms have very comfortable beds and furnishings. The staff was also very friendly and accomodating. The breakfast was included and was delicious. The fireside lounge had some great blues entertainment and wonderful atmosphere.

Room Tip: We were on the fourth floor and it was very quiet
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

This hotel is right downtown Kamloops. We were only in Kamloops for one night and wanted the downtown location. The check-in was smooth, friendly staff both at the front desk and the restaurant.

The room was small (Queen Room). Although small it could not have been cleaner and more comfortable. The beds were comfortable, which is always a plus, also the window opens (slightly).

We highly recommend this hotel. You get a complimentary full breakfast,wifi unlimited coffee in the lobby, pass to the YMCA, 10% off wine/beer at the liquor store attached to the hotel.

We had a great dinner at the restaurant in the hotel, really enjoyed the live entertainment on Saturday night.

Do not hesitate to stay here.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Plaza Hotel
Address: 405 Victoria St, Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 2A9, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kamloops
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kamloops
#4 Best Value Hotel in Kamloops
#8 Business Hotel in Kamloops
#11 Family Hotel in Kamloops
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Plaza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kamloops’ Grand Dame and only boutique hotel, The Plaza Hotel, is proudly reopening after an 8-month multi-million dollar renovation which has added style and modern conveniences throughout the hotel while preserving its treasured heritage charm.HERITAGE ELEGANCE WITH MODERN COMFORT.All 67 guest rooms received floor-to-ceiling refits, meeting rooms were given upgraded technology and design and the restaurant was remade with new decor and a brand new menu centered on locally-raised steak.New amenities:• New 24 hour business centre• 32” & 40" Samsung HDTVs• Premium HD entertainment and sport programming• Upgraded complimentary WiFi• Updated paint, wallpaper and colour schemes• New guestroom furniture• Superb triple sheeting and bathroom linens• iPod docking clock radios• Highest quality eco-friendly amenities• New bathroomsRESTAURANT: The newly-renovated Fireside Steakhouse & Bar at the Plaza Hotel is proudly offering a full range of locally-raised Black Angus steaks and other selections in relaxed, heritage surroundings perfect for any occasion. The completely renovated room features warm, inviting decor highlighted by a spectacular two-sided fireplace. The centerpiece of the menu is a wide range of premium Black Angus cuts from Southlands Ranch in Knutsford. This beef, available exclusively from the Fireside Steakhouse & Bar is raised by the Haughton family who have been ranching in the Kamloops area for over 100 years. MEETINGS AND BUSINESS TRAVEL: The Plaza Hotel has a variety of highly flexible, renovated function rooms and expert staff who can help you make your next event an unqualified success. The highly functional meeting rooms can accommodate up to 175 people and are ideal for small and medium size business meetings and social gatherings.WEDDINGS: The Plaza Hotel is an elegant and romantic wedding destination with multiple options for ceremonies and receptions and superb in-house catering from our expert kitchen team. Our experienced staff can offer support and insight in planning and executing a dream day and our newly-renovated guest rooms make a perfect place to end the special day for everyone including the happy couple who will adore our romantic Honeymoon Suite.LIQUOR STORE: Conveniently located at street level, the Plaza Hotel’s Liquor Store offers a wide selection of international and regional select wines, micro brew ales, domestic and imported beers and an impressive selection of spirits from around the world. Whether it’s beers for the BBQ, wine for a special dinner or whiskey for a night around the campfire, our knowledgeable and attentive staff will help you choose the right accompaniment for any occasion. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Plaza Heritage Hotel
Plaza Heritage Kamloops

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