Kelowna is an interesting place to visit, situated on Lake Okanagan in the Okanagan Valley. It seems to have everything a traveller could want, from golf courses, to wineries, to beaches and parks; there are plenty of things to do and see. In Kelowna it's easy to find a hotel that is close to both airport and downtown as it is not that spread out. 

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Editor's Top 6 Picks

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Book from ~C$179 
Highly praised Kelowna airport hotel 3 min to YLW with free shuttle & free outdoor parking

Everyone loves the Four Points airport hotel. It's a short walk (6 minutes) and even a shorter drive (2 minutes) to the airport and the hotel provides a 24-hour free shuttle service to and from the airport on demand. They also offer an extended parking option which includes 7 free days of parking with an overnight stay. If you need to leave your car for longer than a week, each additional day of extended parking costs $8 per day. Guests enjoy the modern decor and amenities, HD TVs, indoor pool, waterslide and gourmet breakfasts at Gulfstream Restaurant, which along with their lounge offers lunch and dinner. There is a Starbucks next door we hear, plus pleasant staff offering excellent service. Parking and Wi-Fi are included in the room rate. This is a great choice for those early flights and for guests who don't mind being a little farther from downtown, about 20 minutes.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, outdoor parking, airport and downtown shuttle, coffee bar, local calls, bottled water, newspapers
  • Rooms were quiet and clean with comfortable beds
  • Location was an easy drive to the airport and UBCO, and next door to Starbucks, a grocery and liquor store
  • Staff were friendly, very helpful and professional
  • Guests enjoyed the restaurant’s food, wine and beer
  • Guests appreciated shuttle service to airport as well as downtown, the mall and UBCO
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Indoor parking is $10 per night
  • Location was far from downtown, restaurants and shopping
  • Some found the hotel expensive
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Book from ~C$100 
Well loved Kelowna hotel with indoor pool, waterslide, hot tub suites & free hot breakfast 
Comfort Suites is a well-liked hotel and has a high customer satisfaction rate. It's a 3 star hotel that offers free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast, is only 14 minutes to the airport and 8 minutes to downtown. An all-suite hotel with clean, spacious and well-appointed rooms, it also boasts a 40 foot waterslide and pool for the child in you. It does not have an on-site restaurant, but it's a 2-minute drive to Orchard Park Mall which has a full-service restaurant (Milestones) and it's about a 9-minute walk to Joey Kelowna restaurant. It is located right on Highway 97 making it convenient for accessing area attractions.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, spacious and well appointed
  • Location well liked-close to restaurants, shopping, the highway and area wineries
  • Guests loved the pool and waterslide
  • Breakfast was well liked by guests for selection and quality
  • Great value according to guests
Cons
  • Noise from other guests and traffic, a disturbance on occasion to some
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Book from ~C$130 
Comfortable Winfield-Lake Country motel with hot tub, free breakfast & kitchenettes
Super 8 Lake Country is located in Winfield only 8 minutes from the airport, but a little farther to downtown Kelowna at 20 minutes. Although it has no elevator to the second floor and may not be suitable for all guests, travellers seemed to think it offered good value and reported pleasant experiences at this hotel. It's a 2 star with a good rating that offers the free amenities of breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking, but you should note that it has no on-site restaurant. It's located on Highway 97 about a 7-minute drive to The Greek House restaurant.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • A few guests found the location convenient for exploring the Lake Country area by car
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Several reviewers found the hotel awkward to access when approaching from the south
  • A few guests were disturbed by noise from within the hotel
  • A few reviewers were disappointed by the selection at the free breakfast
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Book from ~C$105 
Well-liked east Kelowna hotel 10 min to YLW with outdoor pool, waterslide & free hot breakfast 
This is a very well liked 3 star hotel that has a free airport shuttle that runs on a schedule, very early to late at night. It offers lots of amenities--a year-round heated outdoor pool with 48 foot waterslide, spacious and nicely-appointed rooms, and a good free breakfast with many hot items (which includes to-go bags for those who have to dash to the airport). It has easy access to Highway 97 and is located in a big box shopping area with nearby restaurants and Joey Kelowna right across the street. It's 8 minutes to downtown and 10 minutes to the airport by car. 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, airport shuttle, all-day coffee, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean with comfortable beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants and shopping and an easy drive to downtown
  • Staff were very friendly, courteous and helpful
  • Free breakfast was satisfying with lots of options
  • Families loved the pool and waterslide
  • Good value according to guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • Some said carpets were getting worn
  • Occasionally, guests found a noise disturbance from the highway or within the hotel
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Book from ~C$70 
Well-liked Kelowna hotel 12 min to YLW with outdoor pool, hot tub and free breakfast
Appreciated for its nice clean outdoor pool and good value, this hotel offers great free extended parking options available through direct bookings, and airport shuttle for $21 per couple through Let's Go Transportation. It's 12 minutes by car to airport or downtown.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, parking, all-day coffee, extended parking, local calls
  • Rooms were clean and well maintained
  • Location was just off the highway and an easy drive to restaurants, the airport and downtown
  • Staff were polite and friendly
  • Guests loved the free extended parking
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • No elevator
  • The breakfast room got crowded at times
  • Noise transferred from the stairways and highway
  • Some found the rooms small
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Book from ~C$112 
Popular downtown Kelowna hotel near the lake, well-liked for value, staff & free breakfast
Appealing to airport travellers, this downtown hotel offers the best of both worlds with free airport shutte (via Let's Go Transportation) as well as a very central location with easy access to attractions, restaurants, the beach and scenic waterfront parks. Adding even more value are free on-site parking and a quality free breakfast. It's a 20-minute drive to the airport.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, airport shuttle, local calls
  • Rooms were very clean and spacious with comfortable beds
  • Location was excellent, an easy walk to restaurants, the beach, waterfront parks, attractions
  • Staff were excellent--warm, attentive, accommodating
  • Breakfast was well liked for its quality
  • Many planned to return for the good value
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Occasionally guests found the parking limited
  • Guests heard bar music and revellers on the street on some nights

4 Other Hotels Close to Kelowna Airport

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Luxurious fully-equipped villas, minor complaints about distance from shopping
Location
Located a 7-minute drive from the airport, this hotel retains a peaceful quietness despite the nearby show of airplanes lifting off and landing. One downside of the remote location of this hotel is the sparsity of local shops and corner stores. For instance, the nearest corner store is a 7-minute drive or nearly a 1-hour walk from the hotel.
Getting Around
Buildings 1-4 are closer to the pool, hot tub and exercise room. Building 10 may be difficult for people with mobility issues. Take note that the Bellasera hotel is slightly off the maps of public transit in Kelowna: it's a 40-minute walk to the 23 bus stop, and then a transfer to the 97 bus to reach downtown for a total transit time of 1 hour and 40 minutes. For this reason, the Bellasera hotel is recommended for travelers with a car, or who have budgeted for numerous taxis. By car, the trip to downtown is 20 minutes.
Entertainment
A stunning view of the Okanagan Lake and Valley is available from most rooms, as the hotel consists of a dozen small Tuscan-style villas. This hotel is recommended for golf lovers, who can take advantage of being adjacent to the Okanagan Golf Club.
Pros
  • Free wired internet, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's staff for their attentive service
  • The hotel's villas were praised for their luxurious and spacious design
Cons
  • A couple of guests found the hotel far from grocery shopping and restaurants
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Book from ~C$54 
Reasonable rates and clean rooms, close to Highway 97
Location
Canada's Best Value Inn Kelowna is a 6-minute drive from the Kelowna Airport and right on Highway 97, making it quite accessible by car. Guests opting for public transit can take the #23 bus and transfer to the #97, for a total travel time of 30 to 35 minutes from the airport to the hotel, including a 9-minute walk from the bus stop to the hotel.
Getting Around
Bus route 97, which stops about 10 minutes away on foot, goes directly from the hotel to downtown Kelowna. The whole trip will take under 30 minutes, while guests with a vehicle can make the trip in 10 to 15 minutes.
Entertainment
Right across the road from the hotel is the Kelowna Grand Prix and Speed Zone, where you can spend an afternoon racing on a zig-zagged track. Scandia Golf and Games is a 4-minute walk away, and a 30-minute walk or 10-minute bus ride will get you to the beautiful Ben Lee Park.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several guests mentioned that their beds were comfortable
  • A few guests found the location convenient for accessing area attractions via Highway 97
Cons
  • A few guests were disturbed in their rooms by traffic noise
  • A few reviewers complained that the in-room TVs were small
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Book from ~C$69 
East end location near big box shopping, but cleanliness inconsistencies
Location
From the Kelowna Airport, this hotel is 15 minutes down the 97 Highway by car, or a 45-minute bus ride on the #23 and then the #97, which includes a 12-minute walk from the bus stop to the hotel. An airport shuttle ride may be more convenient for those without a vehicle, especially travellers with heavy baggage or small children.
Getting Around
To get to downtown, you can walk 12 minutes north along Highway 97 to catch the 97 bus going south. This trip will take about 30 minutes in total by bus, or 15 minutes by car.
Entertainment
This hotel is close to some beautiful natural sites and parks. Ben Lee Park is just a 15-minute walk east through a residential area, and Dilworth Mountain's parks are about 45 minutes west on foot.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, and free breakfast
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • The staff were frequently described as friendly and helpful
Cons
  • Many reviewers described cleanliness inconsistencies
  • Several guests complained about the food and selection at the free breakfast
  • A few reviewers found the free Wi-Fi to be unreliable
  • A couple of guests were disturbed in their rooms by street noise
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Book from ~C$70 
Pools, sports courts, and free Wi-Fi, but concerns about worn and dated furnishings
Location
This hotel is also located on Highway 97, about 10 minutes south of the Kelowna Airport by car. Guests looking to take the bus from the airport to the hotel should take the #23 from the airport. There are two transfer options available. Guests who don't mind an 8-minute walk from the final stop to their hotel can transfer to the #97 bus, for a total transit time of about 40 minutes. Guests with small children or heavy baggage may want to transfer to the #8, because although the total trip time is about 51 minutes, the #8 bus stops only 3 minutes away from the hotel on foot.
Getting Around
You can reach downtown Kelowna from this hotel in about 20 minutes by walking south along Highway 97 for 8 minutes and then taking the #97 bus south. Otherwise, drive for 8 to 10 minutes to arrive in downtown.

This hotel offers free extended parking for guests.
Entertainment
This hotel is in a prime location for nature lovers. To the east, Ben Lee Park is a 20-minute stroll. To the west, the parks of Dilworth Mountain are about 40 minutes away on foot.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking, and free local calls
  • Many guests found the on-site pools, games room, and sports courts to be value-added features
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service
  • Several reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • Many guests complained that the in-room furnishings were worn and dated
  • Many reviewers described unpleasant odours in their room
  • A few guests were disturbed in their rooms by traffic noise
  • A couple of guests complained that the in-room TVs were old and had poor picture quality

Tips For Staying Near Kelowna Airport

Location
About a 15-minute drive from downtown Kelowna, the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is nestled in the Okanagan Valley, surrounded by golf clubs, natural parks, award-winning wineries and the Okanagan campus of the University of British Colombia.
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Getting Around
You can take the #23 bus right from the Kelowna Airport to the University of BC's Okanagan campus, where you can transfer to other public transit lines (97, 4 or 8) to get to the heart of the city. A one-way bus fare for adults is $2.25, but if you plan to use transit frequently, you can get a day pass for $6.00 or 10 tickets for $20.25. Prices are reduced for children, students and seniors. 

The #23 bus stops about 3 minutes on foot from the main building. All of the hotels below are accessible by public transit from the airport, although some of the trips are a bit long and may require more than 10 minutes of walking.

There's also an airport shuttle bus located outside the south terminal building entrance that will take you directly to your hotel or other destination, with a reservation. To get an estimated cost or to reserve your shuttle trip, contact the shuttle company. 

If you prefer to drive, you can pick up a rental car at one of four approved car rental agencies at the south end of the short-term lot.
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Parking
Long-term and short-term parking are available at the airport. The charge for 24 hours of long-term parking is $11, up to a weekly maximum of $52. Short-term parking is $1.50 for the first hour and then $2.50 for each following hour. 

All of the following hotels offer free short-term parking to guests. Long-term parking availability is specified by hotel below.
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Dining
Before security, dine at the WhiteSpot Restaurant and Lounge from 5 am to 8 pm, or at Tim Hortons from 4:30 am to 10 pm. After security, you can eat at another WhiteSpot Restaurant and Lounge from 4:30 am to 10 pm or hit the Skyway Cafe and Bar any time of the day! In a hurry, you can take your meal from the WhiteSpot Restaurant after security to-go on the plane.
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