Family stay on great beach
Great hotel and great beach but keep you pool open but keep your pool open during day. Not fair to kids who expect a pool to swim and slide in. Maintence needs to be down after hours. Really enjoyed this property but without pool its same as others
Mediocre At Best!
My hopes of a wonderful vacation in Osoyoos were dulled when we arrived to a room that smelled like a DOG KENNEL! Then we noticed a sign that mentioned pets were allowed at this hotel. We had the room cleaned the next day, which lessened but did not eliminate the nasty dog pee odor. The beach was very nice but watch out for the ridiculous rush to get a beach chair. The hotel doesn’t have enough for even half the guests and every morning people rush down with towels to reserve one and hog it for the day. If you need parking DON’T COUNT ON GETTING A SPOT. We had to park on the side of Hwy 97 because they also do not have enough spots for paying hotel guests!!!!! This is the only Hwy through the area to the Kootenays so it is busy so watch out if you have to cross. The in-room Starbucks Coffee was so stale we threw it out and went to get some coffee down the street. I could go on but I think you get the picture. WE WILL NEVER STAY HERE AGAIN!!!!!!!!
- Lisa P
Last minute stop
This place is directly on the beach with private access. We stopped in last minute on a Sunday & there were only 4 rooms left. We had called a few other hotels as well just to get comparison prices. This place had the best rates for what I was looking for.
Service: I was greeted by & talked with the Hotel Manager, Delight and her associate Akaash. Very helpful & professional & polite. Since there wasn’t much selection left they were very open about what rooms were left & what the goods/bad of each were. So I could pick the one I preferred they let me go have a look at a few to make the choice easier. That was very helpful.
Room: A very standard hotel room. Nothing out of the ordinary. King bed, little kitchenette, bathroom with tub. We were directly on the front facing the road. I was worried you’d hear traffic but it calms down at night. I was able to leave my window open until about 7 am when traffic started up again.
Location: Directly on the beach. Exactly where you want to be in Osoyoos! Next time I hope to have more than an overnight stay before taking off first thing in the morning.
I thought this was a great mid level hotel. It was exactly what we needed/expected for a 1 night stay. I’m sure I’d come back for a longer stay next time but this time I’d book ahead to get a better room on the back away from traffic.
Bed: I found the bed pretty hard so woke up sore.
My only downfall of the hotel is the breakfast, while it’s lovely to get a breakfast included, it’s all muffins, pancakes, cereals, breads & yogurts with boiled eggs every other day. I’d rather have more fruit selection & scrambled eggs. But that’s just me being picky. For most people it’s probably fine.
Great sleep and breakfast, amenities okay
Went as a couple with no kids. Skipped the pool as it was FULL of small persons. The fitness center doesn’t open until 9 a.m. which does not work for people who start their day early. Having said this, there are absolutely pluses and they are the ones that really counted to me. I had a fantastic sleep both nights and although simple, the included breakfast was perfect for us. The room was clean. The staff were polite. Worth a stay.
Stay at Watermark if you have pets
We’ve stayed here twice with our dog and both times were disappointed. The first time there were several flies in our room, as the pet-specific rooms have an outdoor entrance. The second time, the room was dirty. In fairness to the staff, we didn’t complain and didn’t give them a chance to transfer us to a different room as we were exhausted from driving for several hours with a baby and just wanted to go to sleep. The rest of the hotel did look very clean and updated in the pictures we saw, and both the lobby and pool were fine in person. Beds were comfortable. However, we’ve now chosen to stay at the Watermark whenever we pass through Osoyoos, as all of the rooms are pet-friendly with indoor entrances, and therefore, no flies and no dirt.