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2 of 5 bubbles Review of Bowmont Motel

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Bowmont Motel
Ranked #6 of 44 Hotels in Penticton
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2009

We stayed in August 2008 for 3 nights. Location, frontdesk staff, pool / hottub area all good. However the accommodation is another story. Rooms are very very dated. Beds need to replaced as well as most of the furniture. Mis-matched kitchen supplies. Some items missing or only one of. Ended up eating out the whole time. Bathrooms have dirt built up so thick its beyond cleaning, should be gutted. Only bar of soap in bathroom, no other amenities supplied. Air condition old and dated, we had to shut off because it was so noisy. Sheets, blankets, spreads stained or ripped. Believe me you didn't feel guilty dragging in all the sand from the beach.
The comment on the other review about the rooms looking "too lived in" and being in someones house you don't know very well hits the nail on the head.
Would not stay here again unless they renovate.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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2 Thank hendo1
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Reviewed January 16, 2009

I stayed at this hotel in 2006 and the hotel room was okay. Old (70s/80s) decor but was clean and roomy, almost like an apartment feel to it. I stayed again in 2008 and the room we got was not as good as the earlier room. Our lock to the door was hard to get open, even though the sheets did appear to have been washed, there was a stain on the sheet which grossed us out.

There were cobwebs in the corners on the ceiling, the kitchen cupboards appeard to potentially have mouse droppings or at the very least dirt from improper cleaning.

The deskperson was very nice, the courtyard and pool were pretty good, the rooms could be better though, but the stuff is dated which must make it harder to give it that clean impersonal feel I look for in a hotel room. This one looked too "lived-in" so I felt like I was staying over at someone's house that you don't know very well, so you can't get fully comfortable.

I'd recommend it if you were on a budget, but I'd spring an extra $10-20 to get a nicer hotel.

Good location though, pretty central to the main strip.

  • Liked — Pool and courtyard
  • Disliked — The room
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Stanbob
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Property: Bowmont Motel
Address: 80 Riverside Dr, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 5Y3, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Penticton
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #6 of 44 Hotels in Penticton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Bowmont Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Absolutely Fantastic, meet new friends and experience why families are returning to their favorite Penticton Motel. Our rooms offer all the comforts and amenities of home. Our pool, courtyard and proximity to Okanagan Lake is simply the best. ... more   less 
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