Sitting pretty on the banks of the vast Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, the city of Kelowna is a paradise for pets, with many an adventure waiting on your doorstep. Vineyards and mountains frame the metropolis, while the calm lake rolls out beyond. If you’re looking to treat your four-legged friend to a pawcation, we’ve picked out the best pet-friendly hotels in Kelowna – bookable on Culture Trip.
Set in the heart of downtown Kelowna, steps from the waterfront promenade – perfect for morning walkies – and the shimmering expanse of Lake Okanagan, the Royal Anne has a friendly, homey vibe. Pets are welcome here, and will feel right at home in the burgundy-hued bedrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows. A free buffet breakfast (for humans) includes home-made muffins and as much coffee as you can drink, so you’ll be fuelled up for a day of exploring all the Kelowna attractions. When you return, a session in the sauna will help you unwind.
The waterfront location makes the Grand Okanagan Resort one of the most sought-after stays in Kelowna, and not only for people – the boardwalk and nearby beach are ideal for pooches looking to stretch their legs. Work on your tan by the pool, sink a glass of local chardonnay on the sunny terrace or take away snacks from the Cannery Marketplace for enjoying on the go. After an adventure-packed day, the epic, two-bedroom Grand Okanagan residences – complete with a fireplace, balcony and whirlpool – are the perfect place to curl up with your pet.
On a flying visit to Kelowna? If proximity to the airport is important, hotel locations don’t get much better than the Hampton Inn and Suites Kelowna Airport. The property is located moments from the runway, but it’s still close to the great outdoors if you fancy stretching your legs. The Quail Ridge Linear Park is just around the corner, with a network of trails to investigate. If you have time to kick back and enjoy the hotel, there’s an indoor pool that’s the perfect place for an early-morning dip.
Besides its pet-friendly status, there’s one big thing that draws families to Comfort Suites Kelowna: the epic indoor pool, complete with water slide. Children and teens can easily fill an afternoon here while you sneak off to use the exercise room or take the dog for a stroll around nearby Ben Lee Park. If you’re traveling with a creature that sheds a ton of fur, there are laundry facilities available to help keep your wardrobe looking fresh.
If you have a pet that you think would appreciate a stylish stay, book them into the Hyatt Place Kelowna, a contemporary gem of a place just east of the main downtown area. The rooms are flooded with natural light thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. If you’re in town for an extended stay, choose one of the larger one-bedroom pads with kitchens so you can prep dinner for yourself and your pet with ease. Alternatively, once you’ve put your pet to bed, the airy Placery Bistro and Bar is a top spot serving up everything from vegetable spring rolls to cocktails.
Roll out of bed and straight into the leafy interiors of Kelowna City Park when you stay at the Prestige Beach House. This property is set right on the waterfront-hugging green space, so it’s the perfect place to fit in a morning walk before breakfast. Along with its attractive location, the hotel wins with its classically luxurious rooms, homey atmosphere and oyster bar dishing up local delights including chowder, steamed clams and halibut burgers.
Want all the outdoor adventure, winery fun and epic scenery of Kelowna without staying in the bustling downtown? The Cove, on the opposite side of Lake Okanagan in West Bank, is a perfect choice. This pet-friendly hotel lets you enjoy Instagram-perfect views of the lake from the one-, two- and three-bedroom suites outfitted with full kitchens and cozy fireplaces. Multiple on-site pools make this property a popular spot with families, while friendly staff can recommend great local walks for you and your dog.
The location of Accent Inns Kelowna, to the east of Kelowna center, means that you’re well set whether you’re coming to explore the downtown restaurant scene or to head out to one of the 40 nearby wineries for a tasting. Book into one of the modern rooms here, decorated in restful blue hues with wave-patterned carpet, and you’ll soon be feeling the calming effects of Lake Okanagan. There are mini-fridges to store snacks for your furry pal, or if you want to fully self-cater, ask for a room with a kitchenette.
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