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UBC Okanagan Campus

7.2 | Good
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At UBC Okanagan Campus, good rates, some rooms with kitchens, parking extra

Pros
  • Free wired Internet
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's affordable rates
  • The hotel's staff were found to be friendly and accommodating
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and functional rooms
Cons
  • Some guests reported noise transfer and uncomfortable beds
  • A few lodgers found the hotel far from Kelowna's downtown and restaurants
Freebies
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 6, 2014
Overview
Located at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan Campus and a 2-minute drive from the nearest Highway 97 on-ramp, UBC Okanagan Campus hotel is geared towards travellers who require accommodations with extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of the non-smoking units comes equipped with free wired Internet, air conditioning and a desk. Some rooms have private bathrooms while some rooms have a shared bathroom. Hair dryers and irons and ironing boards are available upon request. Units with a full kitchen, cable TV, a dining area and a separate bedroom are also available, and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include 24-hour reception, a fitness centre, meeting space, a common kitchen, common lounges with TVs and guest laundry. Parking is available for $3.50 per day and pets are not permitted.

Kelowna's city centre is about an 18-minute drive away, while Orchard Park Shopping Centre can be found 14 minutes away by car. The Okanagan Golf Club is roughly an 8-minute drive from the hotel and Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is a 7-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, parking $3.50/day, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 16, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's rates, staff, rooms and location. 

Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's rates. They were described as excellent, well priced, reasonable and budget friendly.

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by travellers. They were characterized as friendly, accommodating and professional. 

Several lodgers were satisfied with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, quiet spacious, well equipped and functional, with fast Wi-Fi. A few reviewers had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

The hotel's location was convenient for some travellers, who found it close to public transit, the airport, highway access and walking/running paths. Some guests criticized the hotel's location, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and location.

Although several lodgers were satisfied with their clean and functional accommodations, some guests had complaints about their rooms. They reported uncomfortable beds, noise transfer from the highway and hallways, loud air conditioning and small-sized rooms.

While the hotel's location was convenient for airport and university travellers, some guests criticized its location. They found it too far from Kelowna's city centre and restaurants.
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Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.3 out of 10 from 58 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.5 out of 5 with an 85% recommendation rate from 47 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #13 of 17 specialty lodging in Kelowna with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 16, 2014 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
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hotels in Kelowna

Rated 7.2/10 based on 267 reviews

Ranked #26 out of 41 hotels in Kelowna

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Map Marker UBC Okanagan Campus
1290 International Mews, Kelowna, BC