When booking online, you hope for the best but prepare for the worst...this hotel was the best! It is an older, restored hotel...all of the spaces are smaller than you would find in a newly built hotel, from the lobby, elevator, bathrooms (tiny showers), etc. However, what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in quality, charm, customer service, food (omg, to die for) and comfort (amazing bed, sheets, pillows). The hotel is a few blocks to Riverside Park (swimming, beach, waterpark, concession, washrooms, huge shade trees, stage for musicians), next to restaurants, coffee shops, clothing stores, spas, etc.--if you love to walk out of your hotel and wander around, this is the location you want. The fireside restaurant is one of the best I have eaten at ever...halibut highly recommended...and they have a lovely outside patio.
One caution: during my 3 day stay i saw a number of drunk people around downtown, which is to be expected in a city. I did feel uneasy a few times while walking home from the beach or restaurants in the evening (around 9:00pm). This has nothing to do with the hotel, more the nature of being downtown and perhaps my over-cautious instincts kicking in.
Overall, I would definitely stay here again! Look around travel websites for a good price, as there are deals to be had:)
- 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