Updated Feb 13, 2013
Super 8 Motel Penticton is centrally located, about a 5-minute drive from the downtown core. The hotel provides free continental breakfast and a fridge or kitchenette in every room. These features may appeal to those wanting easy access to either end of town, with the option of self-catering during their stay.
This 100% non smoking hotel offers 53 rooms over two floors. Standard rooms include a TV, a desk, a hair dryer, air conditioning, a fridge, a coffeemaker and either one queen bed, two queen beds or one king bed. Suites sleep from two to six people with one to three queen beds and/or bunk beds. Some rooms and suites feature a kitchenette. Free Wi-Fi and local calls are available in every room. Up to three dogs are allowed for an additional $15 each per night.
Amenities at this hotel include an indoor saltwater pool, a hot tub, guest-operated laundry and a BBQ area. One complimentary parking spot is available with each room and free continental breakfast is available to every guest. There are several restaurants and a grocery store within a few blocks of the hotel. Both Cherry Lane Shopping Centre and Lougheed Super Centre are a 10-minute walk away. South Okanagan Events Centre and Penticton Trade and Convention Centre are about a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Okanagan Lake can be reached in 5 minutes by car while Skaha Lake is a 10-minute drive away. Apex Mountain Resort is a 50-minute drive from the hotel. Highway 97 is a 5-minute drive away while Kelowna International Airport (YLW) can be reached in an hour by car. (All distance and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
The reviews used for this analysis were mainly positive and focused on the location, the staff and the pool and courtyard.
Some guests appreciated the central location of this hotel and found it to be a short drive to downtown or Lake Okanagan. Having restaurants and shops within walking distance was also considered a convenience.
The staff were complimented by many guests for providing friendly and helpful customer service. Guests also mentioned that they were accommodating and promptly addressed requests.
Although there were a few complaints about the pool being too cold and the hot tub too warm, many guests thought the pool area was a nice feature and mentioned that it was clean and inviting. The BBQ area was also a highlight for some. Both of these features were particularly appreciated by those travelling with kids.
Although many reviews used for this analysis were positive, two common complaints centered on the hotel's need for upgrades and the continental breakfast. more
Many guests felt that the hotel was old, rundown and really needed some upgrades and deep cleaning to spruce it up. Guests suggested that new flooring, TVs, paint, linens and bathroom fixtures were needed. Although some thought the rooms were clean overall, several guests complained that the walls, bathrooms and flooring needed a deep clean.
Although some guests thought the continental breakfast was decent and enjoyable, many felt that it had a limited selection and could be improved with better quality fruit and hot items.
ranked this hotel #14 out of 42 Penticton hotels and rated it 3.5 out of 5, based on 49 guest reviews.Hotels.com
rated this hotel 3.6 out of 5 based on 30 guest reviews.Expedia.com
rated this hotel 3.1 out of 5 based on 7 guest reviews.