The Best Hotels to Book in Vernon, Canada

The Sparkling Hill Resort is an architectural gem
The Sparkling Hill Resort is an architectural gem | Courtesy of Sparkling Hill Resort /
Photo of Debra Smith
15 November 2021

Vernon is one of the oldest cities in the province of British Columbia. Explore the Canadian Wildlife Museum, the Okanagan Science Centre and the Historic O’Keefe Ranch. Surrounded by three lakes, acres of forest and parkland, the city is brimming with outdoor activities, including skydiving, golf, water sports, wine tasting and birdwatching. Also, there’s a wide selection of hotels in Vernon. Here’s our pick – bookable on Culture Trip.

Sparkling Hill Resort, for adults-only luxury

A beautiful open-place guest room with wood and crystal accents at the Sparkling Hill Resort
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Be kind to yourself at Sparkling Hill, a Swarovski hotel bringing the European wellness tradition to this crystal-themed resort overlooking Okanagan Lake. Relax and unwind in one of four themed steam rooms, three saunas, three pools and two lounges with a view of the forest. Follow the hiking trails in Ellison Provincial Park to the rocky shoreline of the lake, or tour the local wineries. Rooms are pristine, comfortable and contemporary, befitting this adults-only property.

Spirit Lodge at Silver Star, for outdoor adventures

The great room at the Spirit Lodge at Silver Star, with plenty of seating, lofty ceilings and a large area rug
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Wouldn’t it be nice to spend the night in a log cabin with sweeping views of a lake? At Spirit Lodge at Silver Star, the dream is real. Massive timbers decorate the three spacious rooms, each with a private bath. Surrounded by acres of forest – but only 10 minutes away from Vernon and SilverStar Mountain Resort – there’s no shortage of activities, both indoors and out. Indulge in some stargazing in the outdoor hot tub, gather around the wood-burning fireplace, or take yourself outside for cross-country or downhill skiing in winter or hiking or mountain biking in summer.

Telemark Ridge Lodge and Wellness Retreat, for a home away from home

A neutral-colored sitting area with cushy seating and a fireplace with a large painting above at the Telemark Ridge Lodge and Wellness Retreat
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This modern B&B is only 10 minutes away from Vernon and the sparkling shore of Kalamalka Lake. Hosts Tom and Jennifer make you feel at home in a spotless room with a private bath or a shared two-bedroom and one-bath space for small groups. There’s plenty to do in the area, from wine tours to horseback riding – Jennifer is a pro, so you’re in safe hands. Guests rave about the full English breakfasts, and Tom is happy to share the recipes for his home-made preserves and fluffy pancakes.

Predator Ridge Resort, for accommodation choices to suit your individual needs

Two buildings comprising the Lodge at the Predator Ridge Resort overlook the rolling golf course
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Predator Ridge offers a range of accommodations, with a mix of homes, vacation rentals and extended-stay rooms centered around two challenging golf courses. Well-stocked kitchens, fireplaces and whirlpool tubs are standard – and many units have private balconies. The main lodge has studios and one- and two-bedroom options with down duvets and access to a private pool and hot tub. Craftsman-style two-bedroom, three-bath cottages have views of the golf course, while the top-of-the-line rental homes feature private garages and outdoor living areas with gas barbecues. Everyone is welcome to book time at the fitness facilities, golf courses and tennis courts.

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Vernon, for keeping the kids busy

The colorful lobby at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Vernon with turquoise and leather seating and geometric-pattern carpeting
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A great choice for a budget hotel in Vernon, this Fairfield Inn and Suites is minutes from three beaches and downtown. Families will appreciate the mini-fridge and double queen beds. Studios add a microwave, a sofa and a large work area. Kids love the three-story water slide – and the nearby Okanagan Science Centre – while parents can relax over the complimentary breakfast buffet.

Prestige Vernon Hotel, for central convenience

A gray-colored king room with a sofa bed at the Prestige Vernon Hotel
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Part of a local, family-run hotel chain, the Prestige is an outstanding option in Vernon for families on a budget. Close to beaches and across from a shopping center, the hotel is only a six-minute drive from downtown. There’s a wide range of rooms, from single kings to duplex loft suites. Each comes with a mini-fridge, and there’s a coin laundry facility and an indoor pool on-site. You’ll appreciate the friendly, helpful front-of-house staff.

Best Western Pacific Inn, for around-the-clock coffee

A warm room dressed in greens and browns and with two beds at the Best Western Pacific Inn
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A centrally located hotel in Vernon, the Best Western Pacific Inn is close to a major shopping center and across from the Lake City Casino. Late arrivals and early risers will like the 24-hour coffee service in the lobby. Room decor is warm and inviting, with an assortment of room styles. Standard rooms come with mini-fridges, and suites with kitchens are also available. Be sure to ask for a room on the second floor for the best view.

The Castle at Swan Lake, for stunning scenery across the lake

A cozy, neutral open-plan living and dining area, with a sofa, armchair and dining set, in a suite at the Castle at Swan Lake
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Take a scenic drive along the shores of Swan Lake to reach this beautifully landscaped hotel in Vernon. This all-suite property offers balconies overlooking the lake, courtyard or outdoor pool. One- or two-bedroom suites come with fireplaces and full kitchens with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, while the executive and penthouse suites have more room and granite breakfast bars. The family room tops out at 1,000sqft (93sqm) and has an expansive view of the lake from the loft.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Vernon, for great value for money

A warm and welcoming room with a king-size bed, a sofa bed and a coffee table at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Vernon
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A gem of a value hotel in Vernon, this Holiday Inn offers clean, quiet rooms just off the highway – only five minutes from downtown. Microwaves, mini-fridges and blackout blinds are standard, and rooms have either a walk-in shower or a tub-shower combination. Take a dip in the indoor pool, or pick up essentials at the shopping center across the street. A full breakfast buffet awaits you every morning before a day of wine or orchard tours, a golf game or a dip in nearby Swan Lake.

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