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Flamingo Motel Penticton

5.8 | Mediocre
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Within a 7-min. drive of YYF, outdoor pool area, basic and clean rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for driving to the lake and beach
  • Several guests enjoyed the outdoor pool
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • Many guests described their room interiors as dated
  • A couple of reviewers complained that the in-room air conditioners were noisy
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 10, 2013
Overview
This hotel is situated among local businesses, a 7-minute drive south of the city centre. This property is conveniently located for accessing the Penticton Regional Airport (YYF), which is about 7 minutes away by car. 

This hotel is smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV, a mini-fridge and air conditioning. This property also offers a variety of kitchen units, which include a full-sized fridge, a stove, a dining table, a separate living room and a sofabed. Accessible rooms are not available.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for $10 per night.

Other on-site amenities include an outdoor pool, coin-operated laundry machines, a badminton and volleyball court, a picnic and BBQ area and an ice machine. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

The downtown area is about 7 minutes away by car and includes the Loco Landing Adventure Park, the beach on Lake Okanagan, the South Okanagan Events Centre, the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre and the SS Sicamous Inland Marine Museum. The Apex Mountain Resort is about a 50-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on December 10, 2013: Smoking and accessible room availability and pet policy.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed generally satisfied with their stay at this hotel.

Many guests described their rooms as basic, but clean, while a few reviewers added that the rooms were generally comfortable and quiet. A couple of guests specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service. One couple was impressed that "the owners would come and chat with us and make sure we had everything we needed."

Several reviewers enjoyed the outdoor pool area and a couple of these reviewers mentioned that the pool was clean.

The location was found to be convenient, by many guests, for driving to the water and beach area. Several guests found shopping and restaurants nearby.

A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable, however, a couple of reviewers disagreed (see below for more details).
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The Bad
There were a few common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Many guests described their rooms as dated and in need of upgrades, while a couple of reviewers specifically mentioned that the bathroom fixtures were in need of repair.

A couple of reviewers complained that the in-room air-conditioning units were noisy.

As mentioned above, a couple of guests thought that the room rates were expensive and that the hotel did not offer good value for the money they spent.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.5 out of 5, with 75% of 4 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #22 out of 43 hotels in Penticton, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 20 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7 out of 10, based on 34 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on December 10, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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