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Well-liked east Kelowna hotel with outdoor pool, waterslide and free hot breakfast 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, hot breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well-appointed
  • The staff were frequently described as friendly and helpful
  • Many reviewers praised the food and selection at the free breakfast
  • Several guests said that their beds were comfortable
  • Location near great shopping and restaurants said guests
Cons
  • Several guests said the pool and area surrounding the pool was too small
  • Some guests found the breakfast area too crowded and the breakfast times too short
  • A few guests thought the hotel was beginning to show wear
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Free Internet
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 5, 2015
Overview
The Fairfield Inn and Suites Kelowna is located in a commercial/big box shopping area in east Kelowna. This hotel also provides convenient access to Highway 97 (less than a 1-minute drive away) for guests looking to commute to downtown Kelowna (or other areas of the city) by car.

This hotel is 100% smoke free and offers 126 rooms and 34 suites. All rooms include air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet, a 32" LCD TV with cable/satellite, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iron and an ironing board, a hair dryer and windows that open. Suites include a microwave, two 40" TVs, CD stereo and a separate living area. Pets are permitted for an additional fee of $15 per night.

A free hot breakfast is served on weekdays from 6 am - 9:30 am and on weekends from 6:30 am - 10 am (includes to-go bagged breakfasts).

Free parking is available on site. Other on-site amenities include concierge services, safe deposit boxes, a fitness centre, and an outdoor pool with a water slide and hot tub (open all year).

Downtown Kelowna is a 7-minute drive from this property and features dining, nightlife, and the Lake City Casino (poker, table games, live entertainment, and dining). West Kelowna, which features marinas and wineries, is a 12-minute drive from this hotel, while Crystal Mountain Ski Resort (also in West Kelowna) is 36 minutes away by car. The Oakanagan Golf Course and the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) are both 15 minutes away by car via Highway 97 (driving time estimates: Google Maps).
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The Good
Positive reviews greatly outnumbered negative reviews for this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and well-maintained and one reviewer said that his room was "spotless". Many reviewers also agreed that their rooms were well-appointed with modern furnishings. Several guests mentioned that their beds were comfortable and a couple of reviewers described their rooms as spacious.

The staff were frequently described as friendly, helpful, accommodating, and efficient.

Many reviewers praised the food and ample selection of hot items at the free breakfast. A couple of guests mentioned that the breakfast buffet was frequently re-stocked and replenished.

A few guests found the location convenient for accessing nearby shopping and restaurants. A couple of reviewers found a Tim Horton's coffee shop nearby and a couple of other guests said that the location provided easy access to Highway 97.

A couple of guests, who were travelling with children, thought that the water slide was a value-added feature. However, some guests did express concerns about the pool area (see below for details).
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there were more positive reviews found for this analysis than negative reviews. However, there were a few common concerns.

Several reviewers mentioned that the pool and lounging area around the pool was small and had limited seating.

A couple of guests said the hotel was beginning to show its age and needed some updating to showers and carpeting.

A couple of guests found their rooms were too noisy, located near the main entrance.

Breakfast was overcrowded with too many guests in the area at once.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.7 out of 5.0, with 97% of 32 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this property #5 out of 35 hotels in Kelowna, based on 105 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.5 out of 5.0, from 54 guest reviews.


Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.4
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hotels in Kelowna

Rated 8.4/10 based on 2115 reviews

Ranked #12 out of 41 hotels in Kelowna

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Map Marker Fairfield Inn & Suites Kelowna
1655 Powick Road, Kelowna, BC