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Canadas Best Value Inn Kelowna

5.4 | Mediocre
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Reasonable rates and clean rooms, close to Highway 97

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several guests mentioned that their beds were comfortable
  • A few guests found the location convenient for accessing area attractions via Highway 97
Cons
  • A few guests were disturbed in their rooms by traffic noise
  • A few reviewers complained that the in-room TVs were small
Editor's Analysis
Updated Sep 10, 2012
Overview
This property is situated in an industrial/commercial area of Kelowna along Highway 97, a major thoroughfare that provides access to east, west, and downtown Kelowna. This hotel is ideal for business travellers looking to access nearby businesses or guests who prefer to explore Kelowna by car (via Highway 97).

This hotel is 100% non-smoking and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a TV, and free local calls. Rooms are configured with 1 or 2 queen-sized beds or 2 double beds. Select rooms also include a kitchenette with a cooktop and microwave.

Free parking is available on site and pets (under 30 lbs) are permitted for an additional fee of $10 per night.

On-site amenities include free coffee in the lobby (daily from 8:00 am - 11:00 am), an outdoor BBQ area, ice/vending machines, and fax services (extra fees may apply).

The big box shopping district and the Orchard Park Mall (largest shopping centre in the Okanagan region) are 5 minutes away by car, while the downtown area is a 10-minute drive away. Downtown Kelowna features the boardwalk on Okanagan Lake, City Park beach, nightlife destinations, dining, and the Lake City Casino (table games, poker, and live entertainment).

The wineries and marinas in West Kelowna are about 14 minutes away by car, while Crystal Mountain Ski Resort (also in West Kelowna) is a 39-minute drive away. The Kelowna International Airport (YLW) and Okanagan Golf Course are both 16 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, positive reviews outnumbered negative reviews.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained and a few reviewers found their rooms to be spacious. Several guests mentioned that their beds were comfortable.

A few reviewers thought that the location was convenient for accessing Kelowna area attractions via Highway 97.

A few guests thought that the pet policy ($10 per night) was a value-added feature. A couple of reviewers praised the free and fast Wi-Fi.

Many guests said that the room rates were reasonable and affordable. These guests suggested that the hotel was able to offer these reasonable rates because the hotel provides basic "no-frills" accommodations.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews outnumbered negative reviews for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, there were a few common concerns and several isolated complaints.

A few guests were disturbed in their rooms by traffic noise and one reviewer suggested that future guests request a room at the back of the hotel to avoid this noise. A couple of reviewers complained that the in-room air conditioning units were loud.

A few reviewers described the in-room TVs as small.

Isolated complaints for this property included: an in-room mini-fridge was not in working order, guest rooms did not include an iron and ironing board or hair dryer or alarm clock, cigarette smoke odour in a non-smoking room, and not enough towels were provided in the guest bathrooms.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 1.8 out of 5.0, with 25% of 4 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #17 out of 35 properties in Kelowna, from 10 guest reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 3.1 out of 5.0, based on 37 reviews.


Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
5.4
Mediocre
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39 / out of 41
hotels in Kelowna

Rated 5.4/10 based on 273 reviews

Ranked #39 out of 41 hotels in Kelowna

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Map Marker Canadas Best Value Inn Kelowna
2679 Highway 97 North, Kelowna, BC