Thirty years ago, this was one of "the" places to stay so I thought I'd give it a try. The hotel was average and the was certainly in a price rage that was reasonable. As a heads-up - the Casino has moved about 3-blocks away to a larger space.
The entrance to the hotel does not have automatic doors and can be a bit challenging to negotiate with luggage or for someone who's physically challenged. The lobby is large but austere and so much more could be done with this space. The name "Village Green" seems to originate from it's treed courtyard which could decorated with exterior lighting to enhance it as the focal point it was undoubtedly intended to be.
The service at the front desk was very good and the staff were both friendly and efficient.
As hotels in Vernon go, there's not a lot of choices and this one is somewhat challenged by it's dated interior. There is a faint (but noticeable) old-tobacco smell in the air (read that as likely emanating from the walls and carpets) and fresh paint & new carpets would go along way to help resolve this.The ceilings in the hallway are noteably lower than normal with thick-stucco texturing (way cool in the 70's but now - not so much). The rooms also seem to be a bit "yester-year" with fixtures in need of remodelling. The bed was HARD and a bit challenging to sleep on and the water pipes were quite "audible". The water pressure in the shower seemed to fluctuate as did the temperature.
On a bright note, the hotel's restaurant and sports bar were both excellent! I was told that there are plans by the owner to renovate and if they do the same for the rooms as they've done for the restaurant & bar then I would happily return to this hotel.
So, if you're on a modest budget, don't mind a harder bed then this may be the hotel for you!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Village Green Hotel is a full service located at the north end of Vernon, nestled in the heart of B.C.'s recreational paradise, the North Okanagan. With 127 guest rooms, family style restaurant, lively pub, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness room and liquor store, we are one of the area's largest hotels. In spring, summer and autumn, golf at one of the area's many challenging and scenic golf courses or just relax at one of Vernon's sandy beaches. In the winter enjoy superb skiing at Silver Star Mountain or Big White Resort, both only a short drive from the comfort of our hotel. Centrally located, we are close to shopping, dining, and many local tourist attractions. Kelowna International Airport is a scenic 35 minute drive from the hotel. ... more less
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