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“Excellent Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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1028 Lakeshore Drive, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1C1, Canada   |  
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Ranked #15 of 44 Hotels in Penticton
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“Excellent Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Went for a Paddleboad getaway, Solo. I chose this Motel as it was right on the beach...excellent location, clean, great staff, down home feel. SUPER nice pool for days of gusting squall and around corner from best Canal Float in history! CAN'T SAY ENOUGH GREAT THINGS..about my stay! In a heartbeat..I'd go back:) Oh did I mention the excellent farmers Saturday Market or vineyards in the hills......Heaven!

Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mission, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Our stay was from July 18th to the 26th 2014. My first impression to my last impression only got better. Our room was clean, bright and comfy. We stayed in a standard room and it was perfect for our family. My 4year old son has a special blanky and bear and everyday that housekeeping came they would make up the beds and lay out his blanky and bear on the bed for him when we got back from the beach!! He loved it!! The up keep of the motel is constant...there is always some one weeding cleaning sweeping mopping.... I will be back next year and for the next 3 years till I move there!!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Location of this motel is the big attraction to me, right across the street from the beach, the rooms are very spacious, clean with a heated outdoor pool, BBQ included.

The beds are quite comfortable and it is very peaceful and we had a very restful night

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Summerside, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We booked this motel sight unseen for a six day stay at the end of May 2014 to attend a wedding in Penticton. The majority of guests were staying here so we were given a group rate. We booked a three bedroom suite for our stay. No complaints whatsoever. Clean, spacious and great staff! The grounds of the motel were a court yard setting with the motel on either side of a heated outdoor pool. The weather during our stay was averaging around 23 degrees and sunny and we made use of the pool on a hot afternoon. It was really nice! Clean and warm! Lots of nice lounge / lawn chairs and umbrellas for sitting pool side. We didn't make use of them but there was scattered bbqs and seating areas as well on green grass around the pool area. Our suite was on the 2nd floor on the end so we didn't hear anything from other rooms. Just noise from comings and goings of other guests occasionally through the windows with the air conditioners in them. The suite had three bedrooms, two of which were air conditioned separately including an air condition unit in the livingroom. Very spacious. The location of the motel is essentially directly on the lakeshore (only thing separating was the roadway). We were in the courtyard but the front rooms faces the lake and would have great views. There are numerous restaurants around including a couple right next door. There is aslo a great beach convenience store on the first floor on the front with a gazillion flavors of ice cream and all the beach essentials you need. Views from the rooms in the courtyard include high hills in the background keeping it picturesques if you can't see the lakeshore. Definitely would stay again when in the area and will recommend to family and friends.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Penticton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

If your looking for a great place to stay, I recommend that you check out this Motel. The manager (Heidi) was friendly and informative. The rooms are clean and spacious with cleaning services once a week. If there was a problem with the room? it was fixed ASAP. Wi-fi is top notch and the laundry facilities are reasonably priced. Overall I felt like it was a Home away from Home.:)
This motel is across the street from the boardwalk that has been recently completed in Mid- January 2014. Its great for walking, running or taking your pet for a walk.

Room Tip: If you want to see the lake, take the rooms facing Lakeshore Drive, the extra charge is well worth i...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Lethbridge, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here aug 5-7 and had a pleasant experience. We had room 112 which has a kitchenette with a nice size fridge and apt size stove. Bathroom is a bit tiny but we weren't in the room much for it to be a concern! Bed was comfortable enough and had a great air conditioner in it. We liked the fact that all we had to do is cross the road and there was the beach! There are a few attractions to see as well as a few restaurants on the strip. Around the corner a ways there is a steakhouse which was delicious. A small downtown is withing walking distance with stores , coffee places and a couple more restaurants. Take the canal between the two lakes for a relaxing fund couple hours! The best part about this hotel is its location on Okanogan lake far superior I think as compared to lake Skaha at the other end of the canal. At the end of the day you can take a nice stroll along the walkway running along the beach and lakeshore dr. If you are expecting a hoytee toytee hotel this is not the place for you it is more a motel style! Perfect for the average family Just looking for a relaxing place with easy access to beach and no expectations! That being said my room was clean, comfy and very spacious at a comparable price given the season!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Stayed lately during September. Loved the location. The unit was recently remodeled and very comfortable, and clean. Right on the beach, lots all around nearby. Have stayed there many times, summer, fall, and winter, and have always been pleased. Pool was warm and clean.Terrific in the summer, close enough to commute to Apex in the winter. Most units have a pool view, the others are lake view.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Address: 1028 Lakeshore Drive, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1C1, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Penticton
Amenities:
Beach Casino and Gambling Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 44 Hotels in Penticton
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On Penticton's Okanagan Beach across from the S.S. Sicamous paddle-wheeler. We offer standard rooms plus 1, 2 & 3 bedroom suites. Seasonal specials are available. Eighty wineries are nearby. Wedding parties, sports teams & groups are welcome. Pets are OK. All rooms are non-smoking. ... more   less 

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