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10 Amenities Your Kelowna Hotels Should Have

November 04, 2013

by Natalie Appleton


The Okanagan is a special place offering warm weather, heaps of outdoors activities and dozens of tourist attractions. When you’re trying to choose from the wide range of Kelowna hotels, it’s worth doing your research to ensure you can make the most of your holidays in the Okanagan.

To help you learn more about the amenities and promotions available out there, we’ve created a list of the top 10 things your hotel should have.


The Top 10 Amenities Your Kelowna Hotels Should Have


#1: Packages
With so many attractions to explore in the Okanagan, you’ll get the most bang for your travel buck when your hotel offers packages for activities and attractions. Whether you’re here for Okanagan wine tours, a few rounds of golf, skiing or shopping, your hotel should offer a discount on some of these popular activities when you book a room.


#2: Pool
Sure, we’ve got the beautiful Lake Okanagan, but we also have a winter season and it’s always a treat for the kids to have a splash in the pool before or after you head out for the day. Bonus points if the hotel has an outdoor hot tub or two!

Best Western Kelowna Hotel's outdoor hot tub
Ahh... Outdoor hot tubs. It's just like your little ski chateau in the heart of Kelowna.

#3: Restaurant and/or pub
When you want something warm and healthy to eat, it’s nice to have a restaurant and/or pub under the same roof as your hotel so you don’t even have to leave the building to fill your belly.


#4: Spa
After a day on the slopes or the wine tasting rooms, pamper yourself with a massage or an esthetic treatment so you feel and look your best when you go back home.


#5: Pet-Friendly Rooms
Fido is part of the family, and you should be able to bring her along. In Kelowna, pet-friendly hotels are more common than you might think.

Best Western Kelowna Hotel Lobby
Look for a Kelowna hotel with staff than can speak "Woof!" or "Purrr..." to accommodate your furry companions.

#6: Business Centre
If you’re doing a little business on your holiday or a little holidaying on your business trip, you’ll appreciate the convenience of a business centre offering access to computers, printers, copiers, Wi-Fi, and a fax machine.


#7: Fitness Centre
Keep up with your fitness routine while you’re away from home with a free, on-site fitness centre. Most hotel fitness centres have treadmills, exercise bikes and weights.


#8: Great Central Location
Whether you’re heading to the hills for a ski, a round of golf on the green, or you’re having a city day to shop and dine, access to Highway 97 (Harvey Ave) is a huge plus.


#9: Courtyard
Let the kids run free or catch some fresh air between meetings on a grassy courtyard area just outside your hotel room doors.


#10: Electric Car Charging Stations
In Kelowna, more and more of tourists are arriving in electric cars. Your hotel should offer a charging station where you can check in and plug in.


Planning to curate a new wardrobe while you’re in Kelowna? Check out our post on tips for shopping near Kelowna hotels.


Book your room at one of the few Kelowna hotels that has it all—pet-friendly rooms, mineral pool, spa, electric charging station and more—at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelowna Hotels & Suites.


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