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Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort, Penticton, BC

Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort

4.3
4.3
1637 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Hooded Merganser was designed to provide guests with a lakeside experience like no other. Vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows have made us the place to be during storm watching season. The outdoor patio is incredible during the warmer months. The menu features delicious contemporary cuisine cooked to perfection in the open kitchen. Enjoy the superb selection of hard-to-find Okanagan wines from our cellars. Tie up your boat at the marina and come in for a truly enjoyable time.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (250) 487-4663
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Penticton / Naramata
  • Cross Street
    Main Street
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary parking in hotel lot.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,637 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Okanagan / Wine Country

    Great for scenic views

1,637 Reviews
  1. GrantC

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and even better service. Our waiter Shane had great recommendations of the menu as well of things to do locally in the area. Highly recommend!

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  2. AlisonM

    Vancouver

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is always a great place to celebrate year round due to the fabulous views of Lake Okanagan, wine choice and menu. We dined on a midweek evening for a family birthday and although the restaurant was only about 1/2 full when we arrived, we found the service to be pretty slow, although our server was very friendly. Not sure if lack of staff or service just could have been quicker, but we weren't in a hurry, so it was all good, the food great and we will be back!

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  3. JayL

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dinner. The Calamari was very good. The fish portion of the blackened Tuna Salad was on the smaller side but the flavors were very good. The poke bowl also very good.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular views and ambience. Food very good. Service very good

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  5. BarbaraP

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thought tonight’s experience was awesome.Food, service and location . We all had steaks and they done perfectly.

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  6. DonaldM

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal ! Highly recommend their Carpaccio. Service from "Carol" was perfect. Nice bottle of wine. Nice pace to the meal. Everything was 10 out of 10.

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  7. Nicole

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing. Steak was unfortunately ordered wrong for the cut. Halibut was terrible.

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  8. Idris

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall it was a good experience. The mains and fries were quite good. Complaints: The garlic & brie was hardly warm inside, the crostini was over buttered, the fig compote was tasteless. The dish needs to be elevated…real figs, more crostini, etc. We shared the starter but the server never came around to give us our own plates so we had to eat over one shared plate. Not a great local wine or beer list. Cocktail list was not great either. I was glad they were at least able to make a mediocre mojito, last time they weren’t even able to do that.

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  9. DebbieS

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress not checking on us enuff Took 50 mins to get food Food just ok

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  10. TomJ

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately the only problem was having a herd of youngsters brought into the corner we where at and they were not really under good control by their parents.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered from the 3 course menu for Valentine’s Day, the parsnip and pear soup was amazing, the sirloin and dessert the best ever

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  12. RobertL

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent, however the wait time for our dinner was far too long. The salad came right away, but the main course took almost an hour.

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  13. ThomasK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. Rack of lamb was pretty small. Ambiance was great!

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  14. Hopper12

    Vancouver

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food & service were outstanding. The restaurant was too cold for me and I had to wear my coat. Would definitely go back.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place and good food. View of the lake during the day would be even better

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  16. TerryD

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my wife’s birthday lunch out. We chose the Hooded Merganser because of our previous very positive experiences. My wife was looking forward to the chicken parmigiana but it has been removed as a menu option. Her second choice cheeseburger and fries was only OK. The meat patty had a very dry texture and there was overall too much salt in the meat and on the meal. She managed half the burger and a few salty fries and left the rest. I had the green Thai curry. I found the chicken to be over cooked and the prawns undercooked. Plus I have never had rice noodles that were fully Al dente. In retrospect I regret not sending my lunch back to the kitchen to be cooked properly. We will look at alternatives next time we want a meal in Penticton.

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  17. Kathy

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable food, service excellent. We always pick a quieter day of the week because the high ceilings, glass surfaces make noise levels uncomfortable for conversation.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as usual. Always a special evening for us.

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  19. Vanessa

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all got the special menu for Dine Around Penticton, and it was fantastic and an incredible value. The pistachio crusted salmon was a wonderful combination of flavour and textures. So was the winter salad - sweet (apples, roasted squash) with a pleasant amount of crunch (apples again and pumpkin seeds). And the blackberry porter chocolate cake was delicious. The cake with the mousse inside would be pretty outstanding on its own but the addition of the rum berry compote alongside it was perfect. Just the right amount of sweetness. I will definitely be watching out for this event each year now.

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  20. NeilG

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Server did a pretty good job of filling the gap waiting an hour+ for food to arrive. Brutally overcooked and very substandard. I’ve eaten here dozens of times. Unlikely to come back. Noise made it very difficult to have a conversation. Penticton has lots of new choices. Merganser needs to step up not down

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  21. Linds

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Apple squash salad was bland. Calamari was excellent. Shrimp cocktail was horrible. Halibut we sent back. It smelled and tasted bad. Sadly our worst experience of many. Won’t be back.

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  22. BrBrendaM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered the Warm Squash Salad but the Squash was cold. Salad tasted good but it would have been nice to have warm Squash as advertised.

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  23. LeslieG

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Dinner was good. The restaurant was a little busy because everyone was headed to the same show in the hotel. Initial service was a little slow but really friendly and the chef managed to get a lot of tasty meals out at the same time.

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  24. StevenR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Exspected a birthday desert for quest but nothing was offered

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  25. MichouS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all had the prime rib special - it was delicious - service was excellent timed just perfectly

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  26. LeoN

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, overall great experience ! Highly recommend

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  27. LisaN

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic! The venue, the staff and the food...all exceptional.

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  28. Hobiemon

    Vancouver

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Meh! From the reviews I probably had higher expectations. We were on a local getaway to see a show and had decided to dine here as we were staying at the Lakeside resort. This was our first foray to this restaurant as we usually are here during the day and our go to place at this end of town is the Parrot Pub (hasn’t disappointed yet). We were here over two hours before closing so had lots of time and it was not busy, maybe 5 others tables with two servers. It started out fine with an ok wine selection. My wife had the green curry bowl which was very good with a hint of heat that she enjoyed. I had the 10 oz prime rib dinner sans potatoes. The best thing was the horseradish. The prime rib was grilled! Not like the picture! Over done to my liking with the fat over charred. Vegetables were over done for a higher end restaurant. Yorkshire pudding was a bit tough for my liking. Should have sent it back but it was late and I was to hungry. The ambience was nice even at night but my wife could smell the gas lamps that burn along the boardwalk for a bit. It wasn’t until we were outside that we could really smell them. Service was ok but we and other tables around us had to ask for more water. Wine service after our initial pour was non existent. The only saving grace were the two wine glasses to take to our room as we hadn’t finished the wine. This was our first time there so will give it another chance.

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  29. BrandiM

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great signature cocktails. Great vibes.

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  30. BobS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was quite good, service was a little slow at times (had to gather our own plates) after finishing our meals. Eventually the server arrived to take away.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Not a great experience. It took over an hour to receive our food. The food quality was mediocre. The waiter was very apologetic but the overall experience was not worth the visit. Perhaps worth visiting in the summer months for the views but I would otherwise avoid.

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  32. JanieC

    Las Vegas

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very good and creative, and was much improved since we last dined there. The Tuna Stack was a particularly pleasant surprise. The waitress, Leah, was very attentive, and amusing, without being overwhelming. We will return.

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  33. JanM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a group of 5 older adults from Oliver who went to MH to celebrate a birthday. It was an excellent experience all around. Our server was the best I have had in a long time. She was very attentive, helpful and there when she needed to be. She looked like Snow White! Everyone was very pleased with their meals. The menu items were not inexpensive but that is the post-Covid world but the quality and presentation made the price worth it. The manager dropped by our table to make sure we were enjoying our time there. A birthday cheesecake arrived at the table along with 5 forks so we all got to have a taste of it. Our server even broke down our bills so that each person paid for the BD girl and a portion of the bottle of wine we ordered. All in all it was a very good experience and we all commented we would be back again. Kudos to the HM team!

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  34. PaulM

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    New Year Event with Fireworks 💥 very special. However the duck main course was extremely small portion…as many people complained for the 34.00 per plate…should have ordered the beef tenderloin for 55.00. No bread served or any type of appetizer. The appetizers were very expensive and once again small in size…The music was quite loud but when requested to turn down so people could hear themselves speak it became enjoyable. The ambiance and location was spectacular. Service was about a 4 as it it took them forever to clean the plates off your table..served second course without even removing completed first. I really suggest the New Years Eve special needs to be upgraded for the value.

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  35. JillB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The New Years dinners are wonderful.. No area to dance though as last year

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  36. BruceH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there on New Year's Eve and our table wasn't quite ready. We were seated at the bar and enjoyed a glass of bubbly while waiting. Our meal was delicious (I would recommend the Halibut) and our table was perfect. We were surprised to see our bubbly was comped which was completely unexpected but made us feel like our time was important. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the great service from staff given how hectic and busy the night was. Would highly recommend the Hooded Merganser!

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  37. StewartL

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All 5 of us had different entrees . They were all delicious, very flavourable and right size.

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  38. ClaytonR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I went out for New Year’s Eve dinner date, and was our second visit since 2018. We remembered the first visit being pretty good and wanted to spend our evening on a nice meal with good atmosphere. However we left feeling quite disappointed and most likely won’t be back for some time. I understand that I was New Year’s Eve and expected things to be busy. However the restaurant was not full. There were lots of empty tables around and didn’t seem to be “slammed”. We had a reservation, we waited 10 minutes at the door with employees walking past every few minutes and no one stopped to ask and a line up was forming behind us. A young woman did stop and waved in Two groups behind us. She said someone will be with you. They had to go ask someone else where they could put us. Felt like we walked in rather than having a reservation. Our waitress was nice but definitely was short with us. We got our drinks after some time and she mentioned a few things about the menus but didn’t really seem like she knew the menu at all. Said they are doing complimentary sour dough bread as appetizer but she never brought any. We didn’t think it was a big deal cause we were not super worried about having bread. We waited about 30 minutes before she came back to take our food order. We asked a few questions about some of the dishes and she didn’t seem to have time to answer them as she rushed off to continue servicing a larger table that was ordering several bottles of wine. Another waitress stopped and asked if we were ready to order drinks, we explained we had been helped. She seemed really confused and then my wife said “thanks for asking though” and she said “umm.. yeah ok.”, just walked away. Our actual food order wasn’t taken for over an hour since we were seated. The food was decent. We saw our server only 3 times and I had to flag her down after waiting 45 mins after we finished eating to get the bill. Pretty poor experience for a not full restaurant on NYE.

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  39. TracyM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, the food was superb and the atmosphere was beautiful. A lovely lakeside setting for a cosy evening out for couples or groups. We enjoyed our meals of tenderloin & Caesar salad and ribs. The portions are very generous - we took our dessert to go because we could not resist! We most certainly will return and would not hesitate to recommend it to friends and family.

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  40. BobbiB

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    I attended with my wife to celebrate her birthday in what is a very nice restaurant in an ideal location to find a very boistrous "office" Christmas party of about 40 people taking up half the restaurant. The noise level at times was very loud with one or two voices in the group that overpowered everyone. The meal was very good and my serving of sockeye salmon were very generous and reasonably priced. Our server was attentive and took great care of us and did offer an apology for the noise at the end of our meal. We were seated as far away as possible, but with the open vaulted ceiling the sound carried very well. I am sure that the group had a wonderful time at their party and deserved to enjoy the day. I wonder if it would not have been a better option to close the restaurant for this private function given that there were only a few other tables. Without this annoyance, I would have no problem recommending the restaurant.

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Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort is rated 4.3 stars by 1637 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort

21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, BC V2A 7M5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Main Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Penticton / Naramata
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary parking in hotel lot.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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