There are a few motels in Penticton BC within a block or two of Skaha Lake, and although most events that go on in the city happen at the other end of town, these accommodations still offer equally pleasant amenities for affordable family vacations in the Okanagan. Plus you're at the quieter end of the city.
There is a water splash park for little ones, as well as a nice playground, tennis courts, beach volleyball and more green grass space where you can relax in the shade, and children can burn off energy. You'll also find jet ski, sailboat and paddle boat rentals, and a boat launch on Skaha Lake.
There are floating docks and slides along the shoreline for small children, and swimming areas are marked with water buoys. These beaches are NOT attended by lifeguards.
This is also the beach where the sandcastle contest takes place at the Penticton Peach Festival in August every year.
Here's a summary of the top motels in Penticton the Skaha beach area. We've summarized each one. Links will take you to the most up to date reviews on TripAdvisor.
Waterfront Inn Motel is located directly across from Skaha beach.
This is a very popular motel, you'll find all the amenities you need including an indoor pool and steam spa, guest barbecue's, patios and balconies.
Their housekeeping suites have separate bedrooms, and kitchens are completely equipped. Pets are on approval.
Family oriented housekeeping and sleeping units, Beachside Motel is another of the most popular motels in Penticton near Skaha Lake and beach.
This motel has an indoor pool, outdoor play structure for kids, and a family friendly common barbeque area.
There's lots of shade here for when you prefer to lounge around out of the sun. They have free wi-fi and coin laundry.
Located next to the Waterfront Inn, the Sunny Beach Motel has 1 and 2 bedroom suites. A great affordable family vacation vacation resort, you can walk over to the playground, beach, and water splash park at Skaha Beach.
Amenities include wireless internet HDTV, kitchen, patio and outdoor barbecue, bikes, sporting equipment and kayaks as well as laundry facilities. They also have executive suites with in room jacuzzi.
This motel is renovated and offers an outdoor pool, barbecue's, free WiFi, and free movie channel in its deluxe sleeping and kitchen units for affordable family vacations in the Okanagan. Empire Motel is about one block to Skaha beach.
There's also a playground and playhouse for kids, and they'll give you a wagon to transport your blankets and beach towels to the beach.
A lovely motel with patio and picnic area, gas barbecues and heated outdoor pool. For families with children, there’s a outdoor playground for the children to play in. Some rooms have kitchens and some are two deluxe bedrooms.
The folks at Valley Star are friendly people (we've actually stayed here) and their motel offers a family friendly environment in nicely renovated suites with kitchenettes, free WiFi, cable TV and laundry facilities.
Quiet times are well respected.
They have an outdoor pool, a courtyard and gazebo with a barbecue and a small children's play area, and are just more than a block to the beach.
Lakeside Villa is located at the west end of Skaha Lake. All rooms are pet and smoke free.
You'll find kitchenettes and sleeper units, a/c, phone and Internet and a shaded barbecue area.
For families with children, though, you'll need to either drive the short distance to Skaha beach, or cross a busy section of highway to access Airport and Sudbury beaches that are adjacent to Skaha. The Penticton airport is also very near by.
There are other motels in Penticton not quite this close to Skaha beach. If you're looking for camping, there are also a few really nice campgrounds on this end of the city.
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The Best Western Inn is the next closest and is also ideal in terms of location.
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