The Best Hotels in Penticton: Recommendations by a Local

Planning a trip to Penticton but need some help choosing the best hotel? We get it. As a long-time popular holiday destination, Penticton has plentiful accommodation choices. But it can get overwhelming when the time to book approaches.

This post offers a complete guide to the best Penticton hotels, from the viewpoint of two locals. This shortlist prioritises location, hotel amenities and room facilities.

If a friend or family member asked for my top picks for hotels in Penticton, I’d give these exact recommendations.

Last updated May 2024. There are affiliate links in this post. We may earn a small percentage of any resulting bookings.

Penticton Lakeside Resort

The premier place to stay in Penticton is definitely the Lakeside Resort. In terms of location, it really doesn’t get any better than this. The hotel sits right on the shore of Okanagan Lake, surrounded by municipal parks.

There are three places to dine within the resort, with a range of price levels. Outside, there is a private beach with a marina. Walking paths connect to Penticton’s Okanagan Lake promenade and the Ikeda Japanese Garden.

Side view of Penticton Lakeside Resort with Okanagan Lake on the right, a stilted restaurant on the water and a hotel building to the left
Penticton Lakeside Resort is located right on Okanagan Lake

Penticton Lakeside Resort is located at the end of Main Street, just a few minutes walk from downtown. Major events, such as Ironman, the Granfondo and Peach Festival are all held immediately next to the property.

Rooms and suites are set into two accommodation buildings, with the newer ‘West Wing’ offering the most upscale surroundings. Some rooms have gorgeous lake views.

Dogs: Yes (extra charge, designated rooms)
Phone: 250-493-8221
Address: 21 Lakeshore Drive W (click for directions)

Looking across grassy lawn area to sandy beach next to calm Okanagan Lake - Penticton Lakeside Resort private beach
Penticton Lakeside Resort’s beach area

Tiki Shores Beach Resort

A row of two and three star motels lines the western end of Lakeshore Drive, just across the road from Okanagan Lake. One of the best is Tiki Shores, a relaxed, family-friendly resort with a heated outdoor pool, BBQ area and on-site Asian fusion restaurant.

There is a range of suite configurations and comfort levels, from smaller studio rooms with kitchenettes to three bedroom and penthouse suites with full kitchens. Some rooms have direct lake views, with private patios.

Dogs: Yes (extra charge)
Phone: 250-492-8769
Address: 914 Lakeshore Dr W (click for directions)

Paved Okanagan Lake promenade stretching away from camera into the distance, with Okanagan Lake on right and parking on left
Tiki Shores is located just across from Okanagan Lake

Days Inn by Wyndham Penticton

This chain hotel provides comfortable accommodation in an advantageous location. It’s less than 10 minutes away from Okanagan Lake and just across the street from a skate park, Loco Landing and the start of the channel float.

Penticton’s Days Inn has an indoor as well as an outdoor pool. For this reason, I think the Days Inn is a great choice for families in particular.

Food options used to be a bit limited in this area, but an onsite WINGS restaurant has recently opened. There are some fast options (Starbucks, Dominos, A&W, Quality Greens grocery store) at the nearby Riverside shopping complex. Salty’s and Sociale Ristorante are also close by.

Dogs: No
Phone: 250-980-3952
Address: 152 Riverside Drive (click for directions)

Days Inn hotel in Penticton exterior, a two floor brown coloured building with large windows
Days Inn hotel in Penticton

Ramada by Wyndham Penticton Hotel & Suites

Despite being located just off Highway 97, this Ramada hotel is surprisingly scenic. This is because it sits right in front of the Penticton Golf and Country Club. Many of the rooms and suites look directly out onto the links. If you like golf, it’s a no-brainer to stay here!

Accessing the beach by foot is still possible, though the start of the 20-25 minute walk is pretty industrial. Downtown is a little further – most guests will drive.

The on-site restaurant, Local Public Eatery, is reliably good, with a menu featuring many pub classics and Asian fusion dishes. A wide range of local beers and wines is usually available as well – consider stopping by at happy hour.

Dogs: Yes (extra charge, designated rooms)
Phone: 250-492-8926
Address: 1050 Eckhardt Avenue W (click for directions)

Four Points by Sheraton Penticton at the Convention Centre

This brand new hotel is just at the extreme edge of the North Gateway area. While the Four Points by Sheraton is most convenient for people who are primarily visiting Penticton to watch a hockey game or concert, this hotel is also surprisingly good for beach lovers.

Okanagan Lake is an easy 10 minute walk (750m) from the hotel, along a residential street. Perfect for young families, there is a splash park and children’s play area at the corner of the intersection with the beach.

The location isn’t the only special aspect of this hotel. There is a decent fitness centre with indoor pool. The upscale on-site hotel, the Palmer Casual Steakhouse, offers a beautiful rooftop patio.

Two important points to know – the entrance is on Vernon Avenue, just off of Westminster Avenue W. Due to the proximity to the conference centre and arena, it can be a bit loud on event nights.

Dogs: No
Phone: 236-422-2425
Address: 903 Vernon Avenue (click for directions)

Best Western Inn at Penticton

The Best Western Inn is situated at the very southern tip of Penticton’s commercial centre, just up the street from Skaha Lake. Away from the busy main drag, the Best Western enjoys a quiet location.

This hotel offers good value for money, with two swimming pools, a hot tub and a complimentary hot breakfast for all guests. It’s an ideal place to wind down after a busy day on the trails or climbing at Skaha Bluffs!

The interior of this Best Western is a bit dated but still comfortable and functional. The rooms are motel-style, with parking immediately outside. This is a convenient feature but can be a little noisy at times.

Dogs: Yes (extra charge, designated rooms)
Phone: 250-493-0311
Address: 3180 Skaha Lake Road (click for directions)

Penticton Best Western Inn with large signage on right above flowerbed. Grey hotel building to left
Penticton Best Western Inn

Traveler’s Motel

The Traveler’s Motel is as well located for the beach as it is colourful! Just three minutes walk from Skaha Lake Park, it’s an ideal spot for families or anyone with limited time to spend in Penticton.

The second floor of the motel was added within the last few years, so the upper rooms are bright and modern. The ground floor rooms are a bit more dated but still clean and comfortable.

There is a mix of rooms available, from basic doubles to two bedroom suites with full kitchens. All guests can enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool and BBQ facilities.

Dogs: No
Phone: 250-493-1520
Address: 3590 Skaha Lake Road (click for directions)

Side view of colourful L shaped  two floor motel building with parked car
Traveler’s Motel near Skaha Lake

Lakeside Villa Inn and Suites

Just one turn off Highway 97 is the Lakeside Villa Inn and Suites. This modest and unfussy motel features studio rooms, one bedroom suites and family suites.

The larger rooms have full kitchens, though all guests have access to a garden space and BBQs. Due to the location, there is road noise to be aware of.

A nearby underpass leads to a private beach on Skaha Lake, shared with the surrounding properties. The underpass also provides a connection to the multi-use Kettle Valley Rail (KVR) Trail, which winds its way along the western side of Skaha Lake towards Kaleden and Okanagan Falls.

There is a restaurant at the adjacent Barefoot Beach Resort as well as a handful of seasonal stores.

Dogs: No
Phone: 250-492-7111
Address: 4101 Skaha Lake Road (click for directions)

Lakeside Villa Inn and Suites, a two floor blue painted motel style building in front of trees
Lakeside Villa Inn and Suites

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