Finding the best Kelowna waterfront hotels can be quite easy. Why? Because, unfortunately, there are not too many to choose from that are on the waterfront. Booking well in advance is a must if you wish to have the best of the best. Fortunately there are also a vast number of high quality Okanagan Lake waterfront vacation rentals to choose from.
Best Beaches: You will find most of the sandy beaches near the William R. Bennett Bridge. This is the only bridge between West Kelowna and Kelowna City centre. Boyce Gyro Beach, Hot Sands Beach & Water Park, Tugboat Bay at Kelowna Waterfront Park.You will find other small beaches along Okanagan Lake but this is where the most activity is.
Things to do in Kelowna and the Okanagan: There is an abundance of things to see and do in this area. Water sports are readily available at city centre. Cycling along the Okanagan rail trail from Lake Country all the way to Vernon (Ebikes are very popular and easily rented in Oyama). Golf courses in abundance. Cycling or hiking the Myra Canyon Trusses. Wine tours are extremely popular. Waterfront dining and much more!
Transportation in Kelowna: It is best to rent a car if you arrive by plane. Bus/transit is very sparse. Taxi is expensive. Uber and/or Lyft are expected to be available possibly in mid 2023.
Safety in Kelowna: Kelowna is fairly safe for tourists who use common sense and use all necessary precautions while traveling. It is best to stay away from Downtown Kelowna area and park after dark.
Since 1926, the Eldorado Resort has been a popular Okanagan resort offering some of the best venues for vacations, romantic getaways. This resort offers charm of days gone by with its character and elegant decor. The resort features a spa with many wellness and beauty treatments. A beautiful patio area for great meals or just having a few drinks with friends. You may rent a boat or personal watercraft from the full service Eldorado Marina. This hotel is also one of the best waterfront destinations for weddings and more. This is a well deserved 3 Diamond AAA Kelowna waterfront hotel as well as T/A 2022 Traveler's choice award recipient.
Address: 500 Cook Rd (On the Lake) Phone: 00 1 778-901-7320
Located adjacent to the Eldorado Resort and sharing amenities makes this waterfront resort in Kelowna a great choice. Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, saunas, fitness center, tennis and basketball court. During the summer months you can enjoy the private beach and marina where you and your family may rent a boat or jetski. Choose from spacious deluxe guest rooms, premium one bedroom suites or private two & three bedroom villas, just steps away from the lake. Located away from the Downtown Kelowna area with golf courses close by this is one of the most sought after hotels for families. Rated as AAA 3 Diamond waterfront resort.
Address: 3762 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna. Phone: 00 1 778-906-2961
Located close to the downtown area on a parklike property this is an ideal location for those who enjoy a good mix of nightlife, vast choice of great restaurants, water sports and more! Choose from one, two or three bedroom luxury suites with kitchenettes. The kitchenettes offer convenience and can be cost effective. Living rooms offer 55" televisions and fireplace. These are homes away from home. Have a look at these suites! You will also enjoy the beautiful property and the Kelowna Boardwalk. You will also enjoy preferred rates on paddle boards, kayaks, and personal watercraft rentals, lessons, kids programs, from the Kelowna Yacht Club.
Address: 1288 Water Street, Kelowna Phone: +1 250-860-1033
Sharing some of the facilities of the neighbouring Royal Kelowna, you will have direct access to the Kelowna Boardwalk, Waterfront Park and Tugboat Beach. Enjoy the outdoor pool area with a nice cool beverage of you choice from the Quench Pool Bar. The Oak and Cru Social Kitchen and Wine bar is a great social hub but the Cactus Club Restaurant just a few meters away is an outstanding social hot spot in the area. Damara Day Spa offers a variety of spa treatments for relaxation or beauty. A good Kelowna waterfront hotel in the centre of it all!
Address: 1310 Water Street, Kelowna Phone: 00 1 855-821-4553
The Prestige Beach House is a fine old hotel across the street from the very popular Hot Sands Beach and Kelowna City Park. AAA 3 Diamond Award Kelowna hotel. It is located just a few blocks from the Bernard Avenue downtown hub where you will find great restaurants and shops. The downside of this hotel is that it is at one of the main corners in Kelowna directly en route to the main bridge. It was completely renovated a few years ago and well maintained. They offer a swimming pool, fitness centre, excellent restaurant and meeting space. Good value at this hotel for the budget conscious.
Address: 1675 Abbott St, Kelowna. Phone: 00 1 778-743-4120
The Hotel Zed is located close to the Prestige Beach House but a little quieter. It is also located across the street of the fun Hot Sands Beach which has the most amenities of all the beaches in Kelowna. It's an older motel that has been completely refurbished with a funky and retro theme. This is for a lively and active crowd who love the night life around town centre and activities at the beach! If you are looking for a fun themed weekend this could be your ticket!
Address: 1627 Abbott St, Kelowna Phone: 1 250-763-7771
This West Kelowna hotel has everything for the family. It features 100 luxury suites making ideal for families. Parents can also treat themselves at the Spa at the Cove which features hydrotherapy, massage and beauty treatments. Kids and parents alike will love the swimming pools as well as the private beach. Twenty minutes from Downtown Kelowna will give you a bit more solitude but not too far to miss out on the downtown vibe if you wish. The Lakesurf Okanagan features water toys and a marina for fun at the lake. In the Okanagan you will never be too far away from championship golf courses, world class wineries and so much more. For families or romantic getaways this is a great waterfront destination! Enjoy this AAA 3 Diamond Resort.
Address: 4205 Gellatly Rd, West Kelowna. Phone: 00 1 250-707-1800
Choose from villas, townhouses, or condo. These very comfortable one and two bedroom lakefront suites with full kitchens are waiting for you at this boutique small West Kelowna lakefront resort. The Kalamoir Regional Park trail is at your doorstep for those who love morning or evening walks. Outdoor Pools and hot tub are seasonal. Boat moorage is available. Enjoy tennis courts, basketball key, and the children's playground. There are covered gas barbecues at the back for those longing for those great steaks on summer days. Great reviews on this hidden lakefront gem. This is another great choice on the West side of Kelowna just 15 minutes to downtown nightlife.
Address: 2777 Casa Loma Rd, West Kelowna. Phone: 1800 771-5253
These vacations homes are located on Okanagan Lake in a very secluded area with 60 acres of land to enjoy. Vernon is the closest town 25 minutes to these beautiful lakefront vacation homes. The beautiful Predator Ridge Golf course is also 25 minutes away. You will find private beaches and clear water at the lake on warm sunny afternoons. Two outdoor pools and four hot tubs provide fun and relaxation. There's a beautiful boardwalk, two tennis courts, children's playground, fitness centre and teen game room. There is no restaurant but the homes have fully equipped kitchens. Housekeeping is done after checkout for new guests. This is your home away from home.
Address: 9845 Eastside Rd, Vernon Phone: 00 1 250-545-5005
The adults only Sparkling Hill Resort and Spa is not a waterfront resort. However, since it has wonderful water views as well as world renowned for its 40,000 sq. ft KurSpa (the largest in Canada) we feel that it should be featured. Its focus in health and wellness in the most luxurious sense. This is a 4 Diamond AAA rated resort as well as 2022 T/A Traveler's choice award recipient. Enjoy the various saunas, steam rooms as well as they year round heated infinity pool. The three restaurants available offer beautiful views. Golf at Predator Ridge Golf course or enjoy some of the trails on this 185 acre property. This is the ideal getaway for romantic couples seeking to relax either in summer or winter.
Address: 888 Sparkling Pl, Vernon. Phone: 00 1 877-772-5590
Summerland Waterfront Resort and Spa is a very popular waterfront resort located fifty minutes away from Downtown Kelowna. A great resort for families and romantic couples alike. Here you will enjoy spacious suites with kitchens and warm fireplaces which are great for longer stays with family and friends. Choose from studio suites starting at 350 sq. ft. to the larger 2 bedroom 750 sq. ft. suites that can accommodate up to 6 persons with hideaway beds. The IKHAYA DAY SPA is a smaller spa that offers South African influence. The family will enjoy the pool (weather dependant), hot tubs, dry sauna and the ability to take your fun to the lake with SWR Boat Rentals which is located onsite at the Resort. They have everything from powerboats to Sea-Doos, and SUPs to kayaks. This is a great place for families, family reunions, small business retreats.
Address: 13011 Lakeshore Dr S, Summerland Phone: 00 1 844-565-0311
The 12 Mission style rooms at the Naramata Inn are great for a wine tour getaway in Penticton. It was originally built in 1908 and has maintained its very romantic character but with all the modern comforts. Each room has direct access to the upper veranda and views of the well maintained gardens, lake. It is not quite waterfront but very close to the public beach area. Rated as a 4 star hotel it also has a great restaurant which strives to serve the best of farm to table meals. We would recommend this for romantic couples wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Naramata region in Penticton is renowned for great wine. This lovely Inn is located one hour from Downtown Kelowna.
Address: 3625 1 St, Naramata Phone: +1 778-514-5444
Penticton Lakeside Resort is the largest waterfront resort in Penticton. It is a beautiful location on Okanagan Lake with a great waterfront restaurant. They offer a full-size gym, pool and hot tub, water sport rentals. The private, full-licensed beach is transformed into a fun skating rink during the winter season. All guest rooms offer private patios. You will enjoy the mountain or lake views. Close to Penticton downtown shopping, galleries, local attractions, and outdoor activities. This is a great venue for families, weddings or business retreats with a business centre. Penticton Lakeside Resort is located one hour from Downtown Kelowna.
Address: 21 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton Phone: 00 1 778-767-0951
For families, family reunions or just friends that want to vacation together there is the great option of Okanagan Lake or Kelowna waterfront vacation rentals which offer excellent value. Vacation rentals are an excellent choice where you can cook together, and reconnect as a family or friends. Okanagan Lake is a boat destination. If there is a dock on the vacation rental this could be your greatest family vacation yet! Here are some of the best Okanagan Lake vacation rentals