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The Recreation Inn & Suites
Ranked #25 of 34 Hotels in Kelowna
Vancouver Island
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“really pleased here”
Reviewed June 26, 2008

We were phoning around to places in the Kelowna area and wanting to accomondate 10 of us on short notice. After many tries and only getting a busy signal, we had almost given up on getting the same motel as everywhere we called had no vacancy or only a small room left. Finally we get through and when the front desk told us they had a room for all of us, we couldn't believe it!!! It was pricey fro one room but split 3 ways we went for it, as we were desparate. We were NOT dissapointed,

The room was HUGE!!! It had 2 pull out sofas in the livingroom, a room with 2 doubles, a room with a queen and another room with 2 twin beds. There was a large kitchen fully stocked with dishes, utensils etc, full size fridge stove, and a BBQ on the deck, overlooking the pool and hot tub. There was also a Gigantic table and chairs for all 10 of us( looked like a board room)

The beds were comfy and I was tempted to pinch a pillow, best sleep I had in ages!

Although there were 2 A/C units,one in the livingroom, one in the master bedroom, the 2 smaller rooms got very hot without A/C and it was very noisey to open the windows.

We can't wait to go back there again!!!

It was also right next door to an IHOP...mmmmmmmmmm.

  • Liked — huge room that fit all 10 of us
  • Disliked — not enough airconditioners for the size of room(needed 2 more in each bedroom
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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WitmarGM, General Manager at The Recreation Inn & Suites, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay. We would like to welcome you back in the near future when visiting the Okanagan once again!
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vancouver, canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2008

This place was not very nice and it was more expensive than any other hotel in the vacinity.

If our truck hadn't broken down we would have changed hotels very quickly.

We have a dalmation and when we checked into our room. It stunk like cat pee. We told the lady at the reception and she assured us that it would be taken care of immediatly. She gave us $20 off our first night stay, but seriously the room smelled like pee for all three days it was gross.

Bottom line, we could have found a nicer, cheaper hotel if we had the chance.

  • Liked — the sauna
  • Disliked — the smell of pee in our room and the price
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with friends
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Trail, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2006

The room was clean (especially the bathroom) but the carpet was realy dirty and stained. The bed was clean and firm. The room small but fully functional. The garden was beautiful and the barbeques were a nice idea.

We didn't use the pool, barbeque or laundry.

The location is near the Orchard park mall. 10 minute walk. The ad says 2 blocks but these are realy big blocks.

The continental breakfast is juice, coffee, individual packaged muffins, and apples.

The staff were very kind, friendly and polite

The gardens were beautiful although the exterior of the hotel needs a paint job.

Stayed August 2006
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2006

We stayed at the Recreation Inn last month and had a fine stay. The price was reasonable and we had a very large kitchenette suite with a private bedroom.

The place was clean and the kitchenette had lots of pots, pans, glasses, etc for our use. No problems with things not working, bad water pressure, etc, etc. Things were just fine.

The hotel has a small outdoor pool and hottub for those interested. It also had a few communal BBQs.

It's not the Taj Mahal but it's on a major route and it's an affordable place for Kelowna.

The motel was kind enough to let us check out late on Sunday (which was appreciated) and the front desk staff were friendly and helpful.

I'd have no problem recommending it as a plce to stay.

Stayed July 2006
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Property: The Recreation Inn & Suites
Address: 1891 Parkinson Way, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 7V6, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Kelowna
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 34 Hotels in Kelowna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Recreation Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family-owned and operated motel in Kelowna that features a seasonal outdoor pool, barbecue and picnic area and are centrally located right next to Parkinson Recreation Center. We are also within walking distance to a variety of Kelowna's finest restaurants and shops and just a short drive from the down town waterfront. Our guest rooms are equipped with in-room air-conditioning, cable TV, free wireless internet, microwaves, refrigerators and coffee makers. Rooms with kitchenettes and kitchen facilities are available. We are a pet friendly property and able to accommodate pets upon request. ... more   less 
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