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Reasonable rates, close to shopping, free breakfast but with a basic selection

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • The hotel's value was praised by many reviewers, who found the rates reasonable
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to shopping, restaurants and highway access
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • Some guests reported worn decor and bedding in their rooms
  • The hotel's breakfast was disappointing to a few due to its lack of quality and variety
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Freebies
Free Wi-fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated May 13, 2013
Overview
Located across from Orchard Plaza Shopping Centre, just off Highway 97 and a 6-minute drive from Kelowna's city centre, the Dilworth Inn is geared towards travellers who require a well-priced hotel with a complimentary breakfast, extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

This hotel has 50 non-smoking, air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk and a hair dryer. Rooms offer one queen bed or two double beds. Some rooms also feature a balcony and may also offer a sitting area with a sofabed.

The hotel also offers an indoor salt water pool and hot tub, a sauna, a fitness room, guest laundry facilities, 24-hour free coffee, barbecue facilities on a sundeck, vending machines, a free continental breakfast and free parking. Pets are not permitted and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

White Spot Kelowna is a 1-minute walk south, while Apple Bowl Stadium is roughly a 4-minute drive westward. The Orchard Plaza Shopping Centre is less than a 15-minute walk away. Kelowna Golf and Country Club can be found 3 minutes away by car, and Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is about a 10-minute drive north of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, not wheelchair accessible. (Call date: May 12, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's value, location and rooms.

Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's value, and described the rates as cheap, reasonable and affordable.

The hotel's location was praised by numerous guests. They found it to be close to shopping, restaurants, convenience stores and highway access.

Several lodgers enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel, and described their rooms as well equipped, spacious and clean, with comfortable beds. Some reviewers had problems with their rooms, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms, the breakfast and noise transfer.

While the majority of guests praised their rooms, some reviewers had complaints. They reported dated decor, worn bedding and towels, stained carpets and old TVs.

The hotel's breakfast was a disappointment to a few patrons. They found the breakfast selection to be too basic, the breakfast area to be too small and awkward, and reported poor food quality and a lack of hot items.

A few lodgers mentioned noise disturbances. They reported traffic noise in street-facing rooms as well as noise from guests overhead.
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Sources
Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 with an 84% recommendation rate from 139 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8 out of 10 from 136 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #27 out of 38 Kelowna hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 51 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 12, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
7.1
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Rated 7.1/10 based on 226 reviews

Ranked #24 out of 37 hotels in Kelowna


9 out of 10 | Barb stayed October 21, 2012

"Barb-Fruitvale BC"

"What a great place to stay. Great rates. Great service. Perfect location!"

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7 out of 10 | Nic k stayed August 14, 2011

"Clean, friendly, cost effective, but noisy water pipes."

"Hotel was clean and people were friendly. Seems a reasonable price. Just off the strip. It was nice to have a microwave and fridge in the room. I only say that I would not recommend this hotel because it was hard to sleep. There seemed to be water running through the pipes constantly, possibly due to showers or laundry and the noise was loud at night. This made it difficult to sleep. I did not use many of the amenities, such as the pool, fitness room or continental breakfast, so I can not speak to those. But the drink machine was broken for the 4 days I was there, which was annoying."

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4 out of 10 | Carolyn stayed August 09, 2011


6 out of 10 | Elaine stayed July 20, 2011

"Very basic."

"The cost was lower, but my towels were not replaced every day, the coffee for the pot in the suite was not replaced daily and the promised breakfast turned out to be a Costco muffin."

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8 out of 10 | Ken stayed July 08, 2011

"good affordable stay"

"good hotel, clean, reasonable priced, beautiful gardens, nice staff."

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7 out of 10 | Marilyn stayed June 14, 2011

"Clean, Needs Updating"

"Hotel is clean but needs updating. Very limited breakfast - juice box & muffin."

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8 out of 10 | James reuben stayed April 30, 2011

"Pleasantly Surprised"

"We were pleasantly surprised how large the room was and how well it were maintained. The price was great."

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8 out of 10 | Rebecca stayed April 25, 2011

"Great experience and very affordable at Dilworth Inn"

"Was a great place to stay. Fairly central to anything you need. Staff were very friendly."

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7 out of 10 | Richard stayed April 17, 2011

"Rooms were fairly spacious, although the decor needs updating. The staff was excellent! Very friendly and helpful. we would definitely stay at the dilworth in the future."

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7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed April 16, 2011

"Convenient for shopping at the mall."

"If you like proximity to a shopping mall and don't mind traffic, then this is a good hotel for your money."

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7 out of 10 | Clive stayed April 07, 2011

"A Nice Hotel With a Few Problems"

"The hotel is clean and well maintained and the staff was courteous and friendly. We found that the heavy, early morning traffic, disrupted our sleep. We went downstairs at 8:00 AM to enjoy a continental breakfast, which was to be included with the cost of the room to find that only coffee and cold cereal was available. The rolls etc. had not yet arrived. We had to go out for breakfast."

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8 out of 10 | Karen stayed April 07, 2011

"Location, Location, Location"

"Fantastic location. Nothing fancy but had everything you would need, pool hottub. A restaurant in the hotel would have been nice but there is a restaurant right beside so no big deal."

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7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed April 06, 2011

"The hotel is very clean and quite reasonably priced. However we were disappointed in the 'continental' breakfast. It was only a chocolate muffin and a box of juice."

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed April 06, 2011


5 out of 10 | Victor stayed April 04, 2011

"The hotel representated that there was a free breakfast included. The "breakfast" consisted of a juice box, tea or coffee and a muffin. Also the beds are a little uncomfortable."

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7 out of 10 | Henry stayed April 03, 2011

"Clean and quiet"

"Close to the mall and resturants"

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5 out of 10 | Mary-lee stayed March 24, 2011


6 out of 10 | Michael stayed March 16, 2011

"Nothing is Free!"

"The 'Free Breakfast' was a $5.00 voucher towards a meal."

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7 out of 10 | Joel stayed January 13, 2011


7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed November 13, 2010

"Good Place for Basics"

"Staff was very helpful and friendly. Location was excellent for us as it was near the theatre where the opera was showing. Room was very clean and large but basic without comfortable reading chairs or a sofa. Nice, that a White Spot was next door. We may stay again."

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed October 22, 2010

"It was a great price and close to everything in Kelowna. One thing I noticed: there was a smell of smoke in the room, even though it is non-smoking. Perhaps wafting in from outside? I liked the White Spot next door! Staff was friendly. I only stayed one night so don't have any other comments."

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7 out of 10 | Donald stayed October 10, 2010

"I completed my marathon 1 1/2 hours after normal check-out time but they held my room for me so I could have a shower. Great!"

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed September 12, 2010


9 out of 10 | Maninder stayed September 06, 2010

"Excellent hotel for the price. Very good for short stay. Highly recommended"

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed September 06, 2010


6 out of 10 | Harvey stayed August 17, 2010


8 out of 10 | Delbert stayed August 15, 2010

"A good value, close to shopping and restaurants. Convenient access to Hwy 97."

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6 out of 10 | George stayed July 14, 2010


7 out of 10 | Rowena stayed July 07, 2010

"The rooms were clean and a fair size. Older decor but still nice. Great location and easy to find. If staying at this hotel, perhaps ask for an 2nd floor room as you can hear people walking around/talking when you stay in the lower rooms. Yes, I would stay there again."

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8 out of 10 | Murray stayed April 07, 2010


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed March 28, 2010

"Great family spot"

"The rooms were nice tidy and clean, great price and staff were very nice. They have different size rooms ( lots of spacwe and kitchen amenities) so be clear on what you need or what they will be happy to accomadate. They also offer $5.00 coupon for meals at the resturant next door. It was great for breakfast. The kids had a great time in the pool. across the street from the Orchard mall."

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9 out of 10 | Caron stayed February 21, 2010

"We loved the hotel, but our room (221) was soooo noisy, next time would definitely ask for a room off of the highway. The hotel did not appear to be too busy so it was disappointing that they placed us there."

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9 out of 10 | Evelyn stayed September 07, 2009

Map Marker Dilworth Inn
1755 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC