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Pet-friendly south Penticton motel near Skaha Lake Park with outdoor pool and kitchenettes

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's affordable rates
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and spacious rooms
  • The hotel's staff were praised for their friendly and helpful service
Cons
  • Some guests reported worn bathrooms and a lack of cooking utensils
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 5, 2014
Overview
Located about a 2-minute drive from the nearest Highway 97 on-ramp and beside Cherry Lane Shopping Centre, Pass Motor Inn is geared towards road travellers who require a well-priced hotel with easy highway access, extended kitchen amenities and an outdoor pool. 

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a kitchenette, a separate bedroom and a sitting area. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, BBQ facilities, a business centre, guest laundry and free parking. Pets are permitted upon request by contacting the property directly and charges may apply. 

Penticton's city centre is about a 10-minute drive from the hotel, while Skaha Lake Park can be found 4 minutes away by car. LocoLanding Adventure Park is roughly a 9-minute drive away and South Okanagan Events Centre is a 7-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets allowed upon request (charges may apply), not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 20, 2014)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with compliments going to the hotel's rates, rooms, staff and location.

Many guests were pleased with the hotel's rates. They described them as reasonable, affordable, excellent and great.

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by several reviewers. They described their rooms as clean, well equipped, quiet and spacious, with comfortable beds. Some guests were disappointed with their lodgings, however (see below).

Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as friendly, helpful and accommodating. A few patrons did mention some difficulty communicating to the staff in English, however.

Some travellers found the hotel's location to be convenient. They described it as close to shopping, restaurants, the beach, Tim Hortons and Cherry Lane Shopping Centre.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.

Although several lodgers were pleased with their clean and spacious accommodations, a few guests criticized their rooms. They reported worn bathrooms and fixtures, dated decor, a lack of cooking utensils and a strange plastic odour.

A few reviewers complained of noise transfer during their stay. They reported noisy guests in adjacent rooms and rooms overhead, as well as noisy in-room air conditioning.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.2 out of 10 from 41 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #24 of 44 Penticton hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 26 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 20, 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
6.6
Fair
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16 / out of 19
hotels in Penticton

Rated 6.6/10 based on 28 reviews

Ranked #16 out of 19 hotels in Penticton

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Location
Map Marker Pass Motor Inn
2307 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton, BC