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Bowmont Motel

9.0 | Excellent
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3-minute walk from Okanagan Lake, good rates & staff, clean rooms with kitchens

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's downtown locale and proximity to the waterfront
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's rates were found to be reasonable and affordable
  • Several travellers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • A few guests reported dated decor and noisy air conditioning
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 7, 2014
Overview
Located about a 3-minute walk from Okanagan Lake and a 3-minute drive from Highway 97, the Bowmont Motel is geared towards road travellers who prefer a pet-friendly hotel with an outdoor pool, extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with a patio or balcony, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a full kitchen, a dining area and a hair dryer. Rooms with a separate bedroom are also available and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a business centre, BBQ facilities, guest laundry and free parking. Pets are permitted in certain rooms upon request free of charge (please contact the hotel for details).

LocoLanding Adventure Park is located across the street, while Cleo Cherry Lane Shopping Centre is roughly an 8-minute drive away. Penticton Golf & Country Club is about a 4-minute drive from the hotel and Penticton Regional Airport (YYF) is 11 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets allowed on request free, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 28, 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 location, staff, rates and rooms.

Many lodgers praised the hotel's location, describing it as easily accessible and close to highway access, wineries, the beach, Okanagan Lake, downtown Penticton, shopping, restaurants, LocoLanding Adventure Park, Okanagan Falls and bike trails. One patron noted, "This motel was located just a few blocks from the top of the canal and you can just see the lake in the distance. There is a strip of restaurants within easy walking distance".

Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received and found the staff to be friendly, accommodating and helpful with suggestions and recommendations. One guest remarked, "We had the best stay at the Bowmont, couldn't ask for more personalised customer service and owners that go that extra mile to accommodate".

The hotel's rates were appreciated by several guests. They were described as reasonable, affordable and "good value for your money".

Several travellers enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, spacious, well maintained and well equipped, with comfortable beds. A few patrons had complaints about their accommodations, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-maintained rooms, a few guests had complaints about their lodgings. They reported dated decor, uncomfortable beds, limited cooking utensils, noisy in-room air conditioning and noise from guests in adjacent rooms.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #7 of 44 Penticton hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 57 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.5 out of 10 from 52 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 28, 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 Penticton

Rated 9.0/10 based on 112 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 19 hotels in Penticton

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Location
Map Marker Bowmont Motel
80 Riverside Drive, Penticton, BC