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Licensed private beach, pool and hot tub, in-suite kitchens, on-site restaurant

  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently praised for their attentive service
  • The on-site beach and pool area were enjoyed by many guests
  • Several guests found their in-suite kitchens to be well equipped and stocked
  • A few reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • A couple of guests thought that the bedding and linens were worn
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 17, 2013
This all-suite resort is situated in East Osoyoos overlooking Lake Osoyoos and Haynes Point Provincial Park. This property features a private beach and promotes itself as the only licensed beach in Osoyoos. This hotel is well suited for leisure travellers looking to enjoy the beach on Lake Osoyoos and on-site amenities such as a spa and private boat dock.

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and all 112 rooms and suites include free Wi-Fi, a full kitchen (fridge, stove, coffeemaker, microwave and dishwasher), a flat screen TV, a DVD/mp3 player, a dining area, separate bedroom and living areas and individual climate control. Select suites also include a balcony and/or a fireplace. One-bedroom suites are furnished with one king bed, while two-bedroom suites are furnished with one king bed in each bedroom and two en-suite bathrooms. Penthouse suites that accommodate up to 8 people are also available.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

The on-site Promenade Tapas and Wine Bar serves lunch and dinner. Alcoholic beverage service is also available poolside.

On-site recreational facilities include an outdoor pool, two hot tubs, a fitness centre, a full-service spa and massage services. Other on-site amenities include a conference centre, a convenience store, a common BBQ area, and guest laundry facilities.

The Sonora Dunes Executive Golf Club, Spirit Ridge Vineyard and the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre are all accessible within an 8-minute drive. The Haynes Point Provincial Park is 12 minutes away by car, while the US border crossing is a 10-minute drive away. The Rattlesnake Canyon amusement park (bumper boats, mini-golf and go-karts) is 3 minutes away by car, while the Vineyards of the Okanagan Valley, including the Inniskillin Vineyard, are about a 22-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
Many aspects of this hotel were praised by guests, among the reviews used for this analysis. Room quality, customer service and recreational amenities were all noted as highlights of this resort.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable, while other reviewers thought that their rooms were spacious, well-appointed with modern furnishings and had pleasant views of the lake. Several guests mentioned that their in-suite kitchens were well-equipped "with everything you could ask for".

Many reviewers praised the on-site beach with beverage service and the outdoor pool area that included a couple of hot tubs. Even guests who stayed during the off-season said that they enjoyed the outdoor hot tubs.

Guests frequently raved about the friendly staff and exceptional customer service that they received at this hotel. One guest said that the staff "go out of their way to make your stay pleasant", while another reviewer thought that the staff  were "the best part of the experience".

A few guests praised the food and selection of wines at the on-site restaurant. A couple of reviewers were impressed that this property offered free parking and free Wi-Fi.
The Bad
There were very few complaints or concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. A couple of guests described the supplied linens and towels as worn, while a couple of other reviewers found the in-room climate control units disruptive with they cycled on and off.

A couple of guests were disappointed that this resort did not provide on-site breakfast service or room service. 

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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.5 out of 5, with 100% of 31 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #3 out of 27 properties in Osoyoos, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5 from 265 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.9 out of 10 based on 6 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
Very Good

Rated 8.7/10 based on 927 reviews

Ranked #5 out of 10 hotels in Osoyoos

Map Marker Walnut Beach Resort
4200 Lakeshore Drive, Osoyoos, BC