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Howard Johnson Kelowna
Ranked #29 of 34 Hotels in Kelowna
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Now I am worried about the other HJ hotels I have booked into. If this is anything to go by. The reception we got from the young lady should have been our first warning. She needs an attitude adjustment. Then being asked for a bond of $200 per room??? In our room I found a; a fork, coffee beans and a tissue. In plain sight on the floor. Bed was rock hard, but the air conditioning was good as it drowned out the noise of the traffic. Breakfast was .......just go somewhere else. Not worth the effort.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Staff unhelpful. Trying to get information about when rooms would be ready was hard work. $200.00 bond was asked for THAT WAS A SHOCK. Have only paid $100.00. Rooms old heater falling of the wall. Steep stairs no lift. Unsafe hand rail. When beginning told where breakfast was a staff member walks out of breakfast room with her dog following her. Would never recommend this accommodation.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Eileen H
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

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Thank Gregory W
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

It's hard to fault this place, as you know what you're getting when it was the cheapest in its class. It has everything you need for a night's sleep, but absolutely nothing else. No chair except a straight back wooden desk chair, no towel rack by the sink, no luggage rack to open your suitcase on, one bedside table with a wall lamp plugged into a dollar store extension cord strung across the floor... On the other hand, there is an iron and ironing board, plenty of soap and towels, large screen TV, and microwave in room. As I said, everything you need and not one thing more.

Our room was clean, with the look of recently remodeled. No carpet, all wood laminate, great shower, decent bed, decent breakfast (nice touch that!). And rarity of rarities, a working exhaust fan in the bathroom. (Why have those saviors for travellers with upset stomachs in close quarters gone extinct? Anyway...)

It's close to everything, the desk person was as attentive as the typical distracted 20 something male could be, and if you need something I couldn't believe the stores along Harvey Ave were open until 9 on a Saturday night! (Unheard of in British Columbia)

Conclusion: if you are coming to town for a few days to hang out expecting the typical hotel experience, this is not the place. Especially with kids. But if you just need a bed and a place to clean up and get ready to hit the road again in the morning, it's a great choice for the money. Some of the other reviews mention absent staff at night. I get the feeling the staff here is pretty absent even when on site. As for noisy neighbours, not a problem. The window A/C unit is so loud a marching band could be outside and I wouldn't know it. It feels like a place in transition. I get the feeling if I returned in 6 months, a bit more would have been improved, sort of like a family business making improvements as they can. I can respect that.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Though it doesn't look like much from the outside, our room was perfect for our needs. Our room had been updated so it had a new-ish feel and our bed was very comfortable. They offer a modest continental breakfast consisting of waffles, fruit, cereal, juice, tea and coffee. We found the staff very pleasant and helpful, especially Dave. They offer a discount for a three-night stay making it the best buy in town -- especially in the busy summer months.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Kootenay_Traveller58
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

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Thank William O
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank William B
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Kelowna

Address: 2639 Highway 97 N, Kelowna, British Columbia V1X 4J6, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Kelowna
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #29 of 34 Hotels in Kelowna
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Kelowna 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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