The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Kelowna, Canada

This sculpture by artist Robert Dow Reid takes pride of place in Kelowna
This sculpture by artist Robert Dow Reid takes pride of place in Kelowna | © Matthew Roberge / Alamy Stock Photo
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10 December 2021

Kelowna sits on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake in the expansive Okanagan Valley, a picture-perfect region criss-crossed by award-winning vineyards. Although the city is synonymous with wine, other activities include hiking, skiing, golfing and cycling the Myra Canyon Trestles Trail nearby. Visiting on a shoestring? Although the beaches and waterfront boardwalk are close to Downtown, many of the cheap hotels in Kelowna can be found towards the airport. Here’s our pick of the best cheap hotels in Kelowna – bookable on Culture Trip.

Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport, to be near the university

Exterior of Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport
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With a 24-hour airport shuttle just across the highway and the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus less than 2mi (3km) away, this is a convenient option if you’re flying in to visit. Don’t feel like dining on instant ramen with your student buddies? Grab a cozy booth or patio seat at the Gulfstream restaurant for high-end, seasonal bites such as braised lamb shank or lobster bolognese. When you’re not checking out Downtown Kelowna, 9mi (15km) away, get some reps in at the 24-hour fitness center.

Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Kelowna Airport, for a pet-friendly escape

Exterior of Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Kelowna Airport
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Among the modern, roomy suites at this hotel, some sleep up to six guests, while others are pet-friendly, so even your furry family members can join in your Kelowna adventures. With breakfast and use of the fitness center and indoor pool included, and a 24-hour airport shuttle available, you’ll save on food, activities and travel, leaving plenty of budget for dinner at the Airport Village shopping center, located within walking distance.

Hyatt Place Kelowna, for Downtown digs

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Just 1.8mi (3km) east of Downtown Kelowna, 10mi (16km) from Myra Canyon Park and right next door to Parkinson Recreation Park, Hyatt Place beats most cheap hotels in Kelowna when it comes to location. When you’re done exploring the sights, enjoy some chill time at the indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center and rooftop terrace. If you’re too tired to cook in the mini kitchen of your suite, head to the laid-back on-site restaurant for artisan pizza and craft cocktails.

Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Kelowna, for a halfway house

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Midway between the airport and Downtown Kelowna on Highway 97, this contemporary grey-and-glass hotel is well positioned for both car and plane travel. With microwaves in every room and an on-site minimart, it’s easy to supplement your inclusive grab-and-go breakfast with a self-catered snack. Once you’ve tried the indoor pool, gym and hot tub, indulge in some retail therapy at Orchard Park shopping center (2mi or 3km away) or venture into the great outdoors at Knox Mountain Park (4mi or 7km away).

Kanata Kelowna Hotel and Conference Centre, for family value

Pool at Kanata Kelowna Hotel and Conference Centre
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Your kids will love the water slides at this family-friendly hotel. Follow up your morning splash session with a breakfast of pancakes, bacon and maple syrup and they’ll be convinced Christmas has come early. Located on the highway 4mi (6km) east of Downtown Kelowna, with free parking included in the room rate, Kanata is the ideal base for exploring the area by car.

Ramada by Wyndham Kelowna Hotel and Conference Center, for an unpretentious stay

Outside dining at Ramada by Wyndham Kelowna Hotel and Conference Center
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Across the road from Orchard Park shopping center, 3mi (5km) east of Downtown, this pet-friendly stay features everything from accessible rooms to homey, two-level loft suites. Some rooms have jetted tubs and all guests are free to use the indoor pool and hot tub. On-site Mickie’s Pub is the place to be if you’re craving unpretentious pub grub, beer on tap and sports games.

The Royal Anne Hotel, for vintage charm

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Soak up Downtown views from your Juliet balcony at this historic boutique hotel. In operation since 1905, the hotel was rebuilt in the ’70s after a fire, yet still retains an air of vintage charm. With the city park, beach, Waterfront Boardwalk and all the best bars and restaurants within walking distance, you’ll be spoilt for choice when planning your itinerary. Save some extra cash with the complimentary continental breakfast, inclusive parking and a free airport shuttle that needs to be booked in advance.

Comfort Suites Kelowna, for fun for all ages

Pool at Comfort Suites Kelowna
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Spacious suites with separate sitting areas make this East Kelowna hotel a popular choice. Kids (13 and under) stay free, making this a favorite among families – the indoor pool, complete with water slide, keeps things fun. For a more adult-friendly adventure, book a wine tour that will pick up and drop off at the front door. A 10-minute drive will land you at Okanagan Lake, where you can spend the day hunting the legendary Ogopogo – the Kelowna version of the Loch Ness monster.

Accent Inns Kelowna, for wine time

Exterior of Accent Inns Kelowna
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Just a couple of kilometers from the edge of the water, this cheerful Downtown inn puts you in the heart of the action without breaking the bank. Whip up brekkie in your kitchenette suite or head down to the on-site family-style restaurant before venturing out. If you plan on touring the 40 wineries within 20 minutes of the property, be sure to ask about late checkout.

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