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Lakefront suites & cottages, with private beach, close to restaurants & highway

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests enjoyed their clean and well-equipped kitchens
  • The hotel's beachfront locale was praised by many lodgers
  • Many compliments were offered to the staff for their friendly and helpful service
Cons
  • The motel's Wi-Fi signals were found to be spotty by several reviewers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Aug 6, 2014
Overview
Located on Osoyoos Lake just off Highway 3 (which is also Osoyoos' Main Street), Sandy Beach Motel is geared towards travellers who prefer beachfront accommodations with extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access. For those travelling with children, or who are looking for an active vacation, this motel also offers free boats and recreational facilities.

Each of this smoke-free property's suites and cottages come equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a patio, deck or balcony and a full bathroom. Studios offer one large room with a kitchenette, a living/dining area and a queen-sized bed, while one-, two- and three-bedroom units offer a full kitchen and a separate living area. Units with en suite laundry, lakeviews and a fireplace are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Recreational amenities include a private beach, a playground, free boat usage, a volleyball net and a tennis court. The motel also offers guest laundry, free parking and BBQ and picnic facilities. Small leashed pets are permitted in designated units, except between June 25th and September 1st. The motel does not have elevators, although its buildings are only two floors.

Housekeeping is not available during your stay, however, guests are welcome to replenish soap, linens etc. from the guest supply room. The motel enforces a strict quiet time beginning at 11 pm daily. 

Osoyoos Family Foods offers groceries about a 3-minute drive away, while Dairy Queen can be found 5 minutes away on foot. Osoyoos' city centre is roughly a 5-minute drive from the motel, and Penticton Regional Airport (YYF) is 56 minutes away by car. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Almost all guest reviews sourced for this analysis expressed a high level of satisfaction towards the motel, most notably highlighting its accommodations, location and staff.

Numerous guests praised their accommodations at the motel, describing clean units with very well-equipped kitchens. Several lodgers enjoyed their lake views, while a few guests commented on how comfortable their beds were.

The motel's location was very much enjoyed by reviewers. Many patrons were pleased with its private beach and described the motel and surroundings as quiet. Several travellers commented on the close proximity of several restaurants. 

Many reviewers complimented the motel's staff, characterizing them as helpful and friendly. Several lodgers found the staff to be knowledgeable about the area and appreciated the staff's restaurant recommendations. Overall, guests described the staff as having great pride in their property.
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The Bad
While the majority of critiques consulted for this analysis praised the motel, the property's Wi-Fi was a source of complaint. Several reviewers reported spotty Wi-Fi signals in their units, however, most patrons expressed they weren't at the motel to be on the Internet and therefore weren't very bothered by it.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 26 Osoyoos hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 126 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9.5 out of 10 from 88 reviews.
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.
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Map Marker Sandy Beach Motel
6706 Ponderosa Drive, Osoyoos, BC