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6.5 | Fair

The Recreation Inn & Suites

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Good value Kelowna hotel with clean and comfy rooms, outdoor pool and kitchen suites

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Guests found the location convenient to Harvey Avenue, the mall and restaurants
  • Many guests described the rooms as very clean, quiet and comfortable
  • Several guests found the staff to be very friendly and helpful
  • Guests loved the gardens and BBQ areas and considered them to add value to their stay
  • Some guests said the hotel offered very good value
Cons
  • No elevator
  • A couple of guests were displeased that their rooms were not vacuumed each day during their stay
  • A couple of guests said the parking was disorganized
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Free Breakfast
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 16, 2015
Overview
Newly renovated and surrounded by beautiful flower gardens and fruit trees, this property is ideal for guests wishing a quiet place to stay for leisure or business only 3km from the waterfront. Offering suites with full kitchens and an outdoor pool, this hotel is well suited for families or guests staying for an extended period.

This smoke-free hotel offers 49 units and each standard room includes air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, cable TV, a queen-sized bed, alarm clock, telephone and a desk. Select suites also have a fully-equipped kitchen (includes stove top and oven), separate living, dining, and bedroom areas, and a private balcony. Suites are furnished with a queen-sized bed and a sofabed. Irons and ironing boards are available upon request.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $15 per pet, per night.

A free continental breakfast is served daily from 6 am - 10 am. There is no restaurant on site, but guests will find several restaurants in less than a minute's walk including IHOP, Baxters Bar & Grill and O-Zeki Japanese. Tim Hortons is a 3-minute walk away.

Other on-site amenities include a seasonal outdoor saltwater pool, a sauna, BBQs and picnic areas, coin-operated laundry machines, a guest computer, ice and vending machines and a 24-hour front desk. There is no elevator on site to the second floor. This hotel offers beautiful flower gardens and fruit trees for guests to enjoy. 

This hotel is a 3-minute drive south of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club. Downtown Kelowna, which features the Okanagan Lake waterfront boardwalk, City Park beach, dining, nightlife, and the Lake City Casino (poker, table games, and live entertainment), is a 5-minute drive away. The Orchard Park Mall (the largest shopping centre in the Okanagan region) is 2 minutes away by car.

West Kelowna, home to wineries and marinas, is about 8 minutes away by car, while the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort (also in west Kelowna) is a 13-minute drive away. The Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is 13 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on April 16, 2015: a free continental breakfast is served daily from 6 am - 10 am, pet fees are $15 per pet, per night
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The Good
Guests who reviewed this motel in recent reviews posted (and read for this editorial) enjoyed their stays. It appears that new owners have taken over this somewhat older property and renovated it.

Many guests found the location central. Some mentioned that there were restaurants in walking distance and it was conveniently close to Harvey Avenue and the mall.

The staff was frequently described as friendly and guests used words like fair, honest and extremely helpful as well when describing the staff.

Many guests reported very clean rooms and some said comfortable and well appointed too. Guests really liked the gardens and said their rooms were quiet as well even though the property was so close to the highway. Several mentioned the BBQs and picnic areas as adding value to their stay. The full kitchens were also very much appreciated by guests.

Many guests considered this motel to offer great value and some mentioned the included breakfast, parking and good Wi-Fi as a significant part of that value.
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The Bad
There was very little by way of common concerns found in recent reviews online that were read for this report.

A couple of guests found the parking a little disorganized and guests would have preferred to have a spot assigned close to their rooms. 

A couple of guests also complained about their rooms not being vacuumed every day.

There was also the occasional complaint regarding staff members being rude. 

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Booking.com gave this hotel an average score of 7.3 out of 10 based upon 109 reviews

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #23 out of 34 properties in Kelowna, based on 73 reviews.




Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
6.5
Fair

Rated 6.5/10 based on 251 reviews

Ranked #34 out of 41 hotels in Kelowna

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1891 Parkinson Way, Kelowna, BC