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Empire Motel
3495 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 6G6, Canada   |  
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Ranked #5 of 43 hotels in Penticton
Edmonton, Canada
1 review
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“Empire Motel - AWESOME”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This was our families first stay at the Empire Motel. It was great. Room was very clean, staff very friendly. Pool was great. The courtyard was a great place to hang in the evening and BBQ. Location was great so close to Skaha Beach. Motel provides a wagon to take your stuff to the beach. We loved it so much we are hoping to return next summer and stay even longer. We were there for 8 nights this year, hoping 10 nights in 2014.

Room Tip: There are many variety of rooms all were great.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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empireskaha, Manager at Empire Motel, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chilliwack, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We have been staying here for several years during the Penticton Dragonboat Festival and always have had exceptional service, very clean and comfortable rooms. The decor in each room is very attractive and not sterile like some hotels. The china coffee cups and wine glasses add that bit of extra.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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empireskaha, Manager at Empire Motel, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
We greatly appreciate you taking time out to write such a good review on our property.
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Hope, British Columbia, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We have stayed at the Empire Motel for a number of years, while we participate in the annual Penticton Dragon Boat Festival. We are always treated well by the staff and owners. The rooms are very clean and cozy. We love the back yard area with the picnic benches and pool. I would not hesitate to recommend this motel to anyone going to Penticton and wanting a great place to stay.

Room Tip: the rooms across the back of the hotel are closer to the pool area but all rooms are lovely
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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empireskaha, Manager at Empire Motel, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
thanks for writing a review on our property. Much appreciated. we will continue to provide the best for our valued guests.
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Vermilion, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

The Empire Motel is a great place for summer stays in Penticton. Clean rooms, well equipped,to enjoy meals in the BBQ area by the outdoor pool. Walking distance to Skaha Lake with the motel providing little wagons to help haul the beach toys. We have stayed here before and will again. Staff is friendly and quick to respond to any maintenance issues. BBQ area has lots of bbqs, tables, chairs and is cleaned early every morning! Thank you Empire Motel for a great home away from home!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Port Moody, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We had a room that sleeps 6 with a kitchen. The staff were all very nice and helpful. We stayed three nights and used it as a base for Oliver to the south and Kelowna area to the north. I enjoyed reading at the nice BBQ area next to the pool in the morning before the kids woke up, with my cup of coffee...
It is a walking distance from Skaha Lake beach. Penticton is a great base as it has all the stores and restaurants you need as a traveller, and it is small enough to conserve the feeling of a small town.

Room Tip: As far away from the main road as possible in order to minimize traffic noise. We were at room 65 an...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights after camping around in Kootnay BC for days. As soon as we entered the room fresh air conditioned air welcomed us that we missed during the camping. The room was pretty clean, well-decorated with country style items, furnished TV, fridge, and hair dryer. Coffee maker and wine glasses were prepared. A bath tub is in the bathroom that I enjoyed reading in taking hot tab for both nights.

They also had a big yard beside the accommodation facility with pool and play land for kids. We enjoyed a take-out food with a bottle of wine in 1st night and BBQed in 2nd night. It was pretty nice to drink wine outside, which we just bought in winery of the area, even enjoyed lightning in the sky as thunder clouds approached us.

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The reception guy suggest us options of restaurants to get take-out and kindly gave us BBQ tools.

Location is convenient. Especially BC Liquor is just across the street. My boyfriend went to get beer after drinking wine. (I know it's kind of weird..)

We'll probably back here again next time we hang around Okanagan area. Although we booked online this time, we found it's cheaper rate to call them directly than using online booking websites.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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empireskaha, General Manager at Empire Motel, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Thanks Guys. Much appreciated for giving us the best rating on our property.Hope to see you in future again.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

We have been coming to this motel for 12 years and our now 16 and 13 year old still look forward to staying here every year. We really like that it is family friendly, clean and quaint. All of the rooms are a bit different. Our room is an efficiency with a queen and two single beds. There is a huge playhouse with toys, a jungle gym, pool, tennis table and tether ball to keep everyone busy. The green space, picknic tables, BBQs and covered areas are perfect for socializing and eating in. You can borrow a big wagon to take all of your beach things down to Skaha Lake which is less than a 5 minute walk.

The Empire Motel is walking distance to Walmart, Tim Hortons and a laundromat. The ice cream at Gilligan's is plentiful, delicious and a good price. Skaha Lake is family friendly and has lots of green space as well as beach area. There are also volley ball nets set up next to the beach.

We book our next year dates as we leave. Many of the couples and families that we have come to know do the same.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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empireskaha, General Manager at Empire Motel, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
Thanks guys. we greatly appreciate you taking time out to write a positive review. we will see you next year.
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Address: 3495 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 6G6, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Penticton
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 43 hotels in Penticton
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