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Lakefront resort with on-site pool, spa, restaurant and private marina

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the beach and restaurants on foot
  • Many guests described their rooms as well appointed and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their accommodating service
  • Several guests enjoyed meals at the on-site restaurant
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the on-site pool and hot tub
Cons
  • The on-site restaurant does not serve breakfast
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 3, 2013
Overview
Situated in downtown Osoyoos, this property offers direct access to the beach and Osoyoos Lake is a 1-minute walk away. This hotel is well suited for guests who prefer on-site spa and recreational amenities and are looking for a resort experience.

This property is 100% smoke-free and all 123 suites include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a flat screen TV with a DVD player, a sofabed, a private balcony with an outdoor dining set, a hair dryer and air conditioning. A kitchenette featuring a mini-fridge, a stove top, a microwave, a blender, a dishwasher and a coffeemaker is available in studio suites.

Other suites include an indoor dining table and a full kitchen with a fridge/freezer, a dishwasher, a stove, a blender and a coffeemaker. Select suites also include a washer and dryer and the three-bedroom penthouse suites also feature a gas fireplace.

Studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom suites are available. Master bedrooms are furnished with one king bed, a flat screen TV and an en suite bathroom (in two- and three-bedroom suites). Second and third bedrooms are furnished with either one queen bed or one king bed.

This property also offers two-bedroom beachfront villas that offer direct access to the beach and Osoyoos Lake. These vacation rental properties are non-smoking and fully furnished. Each unit includes free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV with a DVD player, a gas fireplace, a sofabed, a personal safe, indoor and outdoor dining tables, a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and two common bathrooms. Master bedrooms are furnished with one king bed, while second bedrooms are furnished with one queen bed.

Free parking is available on site and dogs are permitted for an additional fee of $25 per day. Dogs may be left unattended in-room as long as they are kenneled, and must be kept on a leash outside the room. Dogs are gifted a welcome package with treats upon arrival. If you arrange to bring your dog(s), your room will be equipped with food and water bowls.

The on-site Wine Bar and Patio serves dinner only. Off-site restaurants are as close as 4 minutes away on foot.

Private moorage is available at the Watermark Beach Marina, a 5-minute walk away, for an additional fee of $35 per day or $210 per week. The on-site spa offers body treatments, massage, facials, manicures and pedicures, hair removal and hair styling.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, an outdoor hot tub, an outdoor pool and waterslide, a steam room, group fitness classes (yoga, pilates and spinning), wakeboarding and waterskiing, concierge service, safe deposit boxes, luggage storage and meeting/banquet space.

Dining and shopping in the downtown area is about 4 minutes away on foot, while the Sun Bowl Arena is a 14-minute walk away. The Osoyoos Golf and Country Club is 4 minutes away by car. The Sonora Dunes Golf Course, Nk'mip Desert Cultural Centre and Nk'mip Cellars (vineyard) are all about a 6-minute drive away. Haynes Point Provincial Park is 7 minutes away by car, while the U.S./Canada border is a 5-minute drive away. The Penticton Regional Airport (YYF) is 50 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 28, 2013: This property offers safe deposit boxes and luggage storage.
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The Good
Many guests gave this property rave reviews, among the reviews used for this analysis. Reviewers described this property as excellent and modern.

Many guests described their rooms as well appointed and generally comfortable. Reviewers thought that their rooms were beautiful and elegant. Several reviewers also mentioned that their rooms were clean and spacious. A couple of guests specifically mentioned that they appreciated that their rooms were equipped with extras, such as a dishwasher and a washer/dryer. A few guests enjoyed their private balcony or patio.

Many guests described pleasant views of the lake and surroundings. One reviewer said that her view was picture perfect.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service, with one reviewer saying that he was treated like royalty.

Many reviewers appreciated the lakefront location and one guest said that the location provided great access to everything. Guests described walking to restaurants and the beach.

Several guests described enjoyable meals at the on-site restaurant and one reviewer thought that the food was top notch.

Several reviewers appreciated the on-site pool and hot tub. A couple of guests mentioned that the pool and hot tub were comfortably heated.

A few guests appreciated that this property permitted pets ($25 per day; see above).
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The Bad
There were very few complaints or concerns found for this property, among the reviews used for this analysis. However, while several guests enjoyed meals at the on-site restaurant, a couple of reviewers were disappointed that the on-site restaurant did not serve breakfast.

While the pool and hot tub were enjoyed by several guests, a couple of reviewers mentioned that the pool area was occasionally crowded with children.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.5 out of 5, with 98% of 157 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #4 out of 27 hotels in Osoyoos, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 234 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 28, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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hotels in Osoyoos

Rated 9.0/10 based on 2513 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 10 hotels in Osoyoos

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Map Marker Watermark Beach Resort
15 Park Place, Osoyoos, BC