Prestige Lakeside Resort

Nelson, Okanagan

The hotel

Yachts bobbing in the marina; calm ripples on Kootenay Lake; the Selkirk Mountains’ majesty, quaint Heritage Streetcar #23 stopping just outside: the views from Prestige Lakeside Resort are nothing short of eye-catching — although it does a top job of diverting your eyes back to its own attractions too. There are complimentary bikes for exploring the beautiful heritage town of Nelson, whose downtown zone’s just a stroll away. There are free beach toys and board games for those lazy days and evenings. There are kayaks and paddle boards for messing about on the lake. There’s an indoor pool, hot tub, and spa for pure relaxation. And there’s the casual coffee and muffins of Juniper’s Bistro, Asian-fusion food of Yesaki’s Wine & Raw Bar, and waterfront patio of West Coast Grill, which reunites your eyes with those exclusive yachts.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Paddle Boards
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking

Where is it

In Nelson, halfway between Calgary and Vancouver. Situated on the shore of the West Arm of Kooteney Lake, the resort offers spectacular views of the Kootenay Lake and Elephant Mountain. Within walking distance to downtown. Transfer time from Calgary Airport: 7 hours.

Hotel information

101 rooms. All with TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, coffee maker, mini-fridge and hairdryer. Cityside Rooms feature views of the mountains with either 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Lakeside Rooms come equipped with a balcony showcasing views over the beautiful lake and a spa tub and premium linens,with either 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

West Coast Grill, Yesaki’s Raw and Wine Bar, and Juniper’s Bistro. Indoor swimming pool, hot tub and fitness centre. Santosha Spa*. Marina with stand-up paddle boards* and kayaks*. Complimentary bikes, sporting equipment, board games and beach toys. Complimentary WiFi access. In the winter, there is local skiing*, snowboarding*, snowmobiling*, and snowshoeing* and in the Summer it is the perfect location for golfing*, hiking, fishing*, and mountain biking*. Local museums and galleries. Heritage Streetcar #23 arrives just outside the front entrance of the resort.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating The view!

May 4, 2019 Vicki B Creston, Canada

The room itself was above average. Little things detracted from the overall experience such as wallpaper that is lifting in spots and a leaky ceiling in the hallway with buckets to catch the drips - hopefully a very temporary occurrence. The bathroom was a nice size with a long vanity which I always appreciate. I found the pool/hot tub area very… Read more
The room itself was above average. Little things detracted from the overall experience such as wallpaper that is lifting in spots and a leaky ceiling in the hallway with buckets to catch the drips - hopefully a very temporary occurrence. The bathroom was a nice size with a long vanity which I always appreciate. I found the pool/hot tub area very small which really increases the noise level even though their were very few people in it at the time. What I really appreciated was the Lakeview from the rooms balcony. Gorgeous. The one other aspect of the room I found set it apart was the shutters on the window/patio door. They added a very attractive touch - a real improvement over drapes or blinds. The word that comes to mind is ‘classy’. Bed was comfortable and room was quiet and clean. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating FAMILY EVENT IN NELSON

May 3, 2019 alicesp18 Morden, Canada

Our family had 3 rooms booked. Our daughter had a pet friendly room and the room even came with a bed for the dog. Staff were all very efficient. They have a deal that you get a $10 coupon for the dining room, if you don't need maid service the next day. Beds & room were quite comfortable. Walmart & Dairy Queen near by.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Off smell in the room but overall a nice hotel

Apr 21, 2019 Aussnowboarder Sydney, Australia

The hotel overall is nice. Indoor pool, beautiful lakeside location, walkable to the town restaurants and nearby walmart. My only complaint was an off smell that prevailed in the room. I stayed in 18 hotels in 3 months and this was the first and only one to have smelt. The front desk staff could not smell what I was complaining about. Was it their… Read more
The hotel overall is nice. Indoor pool, beautiful lakeside location, walkable to the town restaurants and nearby walmart. My only complaint was an off smell that prevailed in the room. I stayed in 18 hotels in 3 months and this was the first and only one to have smelt. The front desk staff could not smell what I was complaining about. Was it their cleaning agents? I stayed at another Prestige at Rossland (days later) and it had no smell, so I conclude it was not their cleaning agents. Was it damp carpet? Whatever it was, it made my stay very unpleasant. Other friends said their room did not smell, so if my room would not have smelt, I would have rated this hotel excellent. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great stay as always

Apr 15, 2019 Glen E Golden, Canada

Enjoyed my two nights here. Great room on the third floor. Ask for the water side to avoid the train at night on the town side. Our meeting was catered and buffet style food was good. Service was also commendable. Only disappointments were with the quality of the coffee shop and difficulty in washing my hair without taking a shower.
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Apr 3, 2019 Joe D Courtenay, Canada

We stayed only one night but had a great time. The service was good from the moment we checked in. The front desk person was friendly and funny. We were offered the same price for the room as we found online. Always makes you feel better. The stay got better when we went to the restaurant. We ordered a few appetizers and two margaritas. We… Read more
We stayed only one night but had a great time. The service was good from the moment we checked in. The front desk person was friendly and funny. We were offered the same price for the room as we found online. Always makes you feel better. The stay got better when we went to the restaurant. We ordered a few appetizers and two margaritas. We couldn't stop at just two as they were so good. All four appetizers were very good also. We would recommend this hotel and go back from the service we received and just to have another margarita. Read less