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Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Quiet, comfortable, affordable place to stay, not fancy. Beds were a lil hard, kitchen not stocked to cook in but nice and roomy suite. Close to everything. Tim Hortons across the street, great Vietnamese pho place right around the corner! Close to the lake.

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WitmarGM, Front Office Manager at The Recreation Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do have plates, bowls, utensils, pots etc. in our kitchens, however if a guest were to need more than that we would be happy to oblige. I'm sorry the beds were a bit hard, it's hard to get that just right sometimes!

Pembroke, Ont
Reviewed 27 August 2015

My girlfriend and i were here on a working vacation. we stayed one night at this motel and were very impressed. The front end staff were very friendly and helpful (thank you Isaac). The room was clean and good. There are 3 bbqs free for guest use and a nice outdoor pool. i will definately stay here again.

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WitmarGM, Front Office Manager at The Recreation Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you! I'm glad you were impressed with our staff and your room. All of our front desk agents are friendly and cheerful and our housekeepers work very hard. We hope to see you again the next time you're in Kelowna!

Langley, Canada
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I wanted to give an honest review since most of the reviews here seem a little generous. We stayed for 2 nights in a 1 bedroom suite. Reasonable price but you get what you pay for. The room was a typical older, dated motel room. Musty, stale smell, a bit dated and worn but spacious. The kitchen was seriously lacking...

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WitmarGM, Front Office Manager at The Recreation Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your honesty. Unfortunately we do get a lot of fires in the area, and since we are a motel the combination of smoke and ash make it difficult for our housekeepers to keep up some times. I apologize if you felt there were any amenities that were lacking, as we would have been more than happy to...

British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We were travelling on a road trip and needed somewhere cheap & cheerful to stay as we continued on our route. We were booked to stay at this place but when we pulled up outside we actually gasped at how terrifying the place looked! We sat in the car and pondered whether we should go in and after seeing some...

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WitmarGM, Front Office Manager at The Recreation Inn & Suites, responded to this review

I find it terribly unfortunate you decided not to stay with us! I'm sure you would have noticed the wonderful atmosphere we have here had you at least gone inside the lobby. Perhaps it was too dark when you arrived, but our property is anything but "terrifying"! We have the friendliest staff, excellent rates, and our landscaping was recently nominated...

Calgary
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This was a last minute booking and rates were very fair compared to other hotels available. Check-in was friendly, fast, and easy. The "suite" was basic, clean and slept 5 as promised. We stayed one night while travelling through and were happy with the pool, great staff, and the location close to the highway. Other guests seemed to be happy...

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WitmarGM, Front Office Manager at The Recreation Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We do try and keep our prices competitive and our staff work hard to accommodate guests during their entire stay. I'm glad you were able to enjoy our pool while it's still warm out. Were you able to use the barbecues at all? Next time you're in Kelowna make sure to stop by again!

Reviewed 11 August 2015

I have never called a hotel and been treated so disrespected by a manager. This hotel is a scam! When we were leaving the hotel i asked the lady at the front desk if we needed to clean the dishes and tidy up the room in order to get the damage deposit back, or if we only get charged if...

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WitmarGM, Front Office Manager at The Recreation Inn & Suites, responded to this review

I am very sorry you feel this way. Normally we absolutely would not charge if a room was left messy, however if it is such a catastrophe that it takes the housekeepers hours to clean, we will. Our housekeepers are very good at their job and deserve to be treated with respect. Sometimes people forget that. I do apologize for...

Niagara Falls, Canada
Reviewed 23 July 2015

From the minute we booked this place until we left 2 weeks later it was a wonderful experience. Staff was amazing and couldn't do enough for us. Trish in reservations, Issac at the desk and the room staff were all beyond pleasant and helpful. The b.b.q. and picnic area was a real bonus for us because we were visiting with...

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WitmarGM, Front Office Manager at The Recreation Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for this fantastic review, wow! I'm so pleased we could make this experience wonderful for you. I hope you can stay with us every time you're in Kelowna!

Reviewed 22 July 2015

I booked a one-night stay for my family in one of the "suites". We were travelling from Vancouver Island to Calgary and just needed a place to sleep that could comfortably accommodate all 5 of use. I booked the stay about 3 months in advance, based primarily on the "pretty good" reviews found here and elsewhere. Sadly, I should have...

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WitmarGM, Front Office Manager at The Recreation Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Hi Jerry, I am truly, truly sorry to hear that your stay was not as you had hoped. While I could give reasons as to why there were noisy guests or horrible 8:30am alarms, I like that would just be making excuses. We do try to accommodate all of our guests the best we can and I apologize if we...

Nelson, Canada
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We wanted a space to share with two teenagers. Recreation Inn had the very thing we needed, two rooms three beds. It was one of the most reasonably priced places in Kelowna. It is clean and pleasant. The breakfast is fine, not elaborate, but plenty to eat. The bonus being--real cutlery and plates, cups and glasses. We've been to many...

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WitmarGM, Front Office Manager at The Recreation Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest and wonderful response. We do try to be considerate down to the very last detail, as it's usually the small things that can make the stay exceptional. Our staff is very much aware of the highs and lows that come with teen-aged travelling companions, so we're pleased that your stay was a good one and...

Fauquier, Canada
Reviewed 14 June 2015

In an emergency situation, I had to come to Kelowna B.C from my parent's home the Arrow Lakes region due to a sudden illness of my Mother's. She was admitted to the local hospital and I was given a listing of a variety of properties who honored a "medical rate" for people in my situation. The first night I stayed...

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WitmarGM, Front Office Manager at The Recreation Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I am very sorry that you had to visit us under such unfortunate circumstances, but I am glad that we had the opportunity to welcome you and that we could offer some small comfort during this time of need. I truly do appreciate you taking the time to offer us this amazing...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a family-owned and operated motel in Kelowna that features a seasonal outdoor pool, barbeque and picnic area and are centrally located right next to Parkinson Recreation Centre. We are also within walking distance to a variety of Kelowna's finest restaurants and shops and just a short drive from the down town waterfront. Our guest rooms are equipped with in-room air-conditioning, cable TV, free wireless internet, microwaves, refrigerators and coffee makers. Rooms with kitchenettes and kitchen facilities are available. We are a pet friendly property and able to accommodate pets upon request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Recreation Inn & Suites

Address: 1891 Parkinson Way, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 7V6, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Kelowna
Price Range: ₹ 3,629 - ₹ 11,762 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Recreation Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 49
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“Ground floor suite is a good choice”
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