Editor's Top 3 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$147 CAD
7 minutes from airport, free airport shuttle, outdoor pool and on-site pub
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free airport shuttle and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the airport (YYJ)
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests appreciated the airport shuttle service
  • Several reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • Some guests thought that their rooms appeared dated
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$163 CAD
Affordable rooms, convenient to airport, downtown restaurants and ocean walkway
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the airport (YYJ) and exploring the downtown area
  • Several reviewers thought that their rooms were well equipped with amenities
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Several guests complimented the staff for their accommodating service
  • Fully licensed restaurant on-site serving 3 meals per day
  • Convenience store, sauna, hot tub, fitness room and hair salon
Cons
  • A couple of guests found the room interiors to be somewhat dated
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$244 CAD
Highly praised Brentwood Bay luxury resort hotel and spa with outdoor pool and restaurant
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, long distance calls
  • Guests enjoyed the views of the waterfront and of the marina
  • Several guests felt staff were exceptional
  • Good food and service in the restaurant, according to guests
  • Rooms were well-designed and well-appointed, according to guests
  • Guests liked the location, close to hiking trails, Butchart Gardens, and an easy drive to downtown Victoria
Cons
  • Some guests felt that the location was too isolated
  • A few guests complained about their meal portions, quality and pricing
  • A couple of guests found hard beds
  • A couple of guests said they had poor Wi-Fi connectivity

5 Other Hotels Close to Butchart Gardens

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$95 CAD
Cheap Victoria airport hotel 6 min to YYJ with free parking but many complaints
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the hotel conveniently located for accessing the airport
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests found the room rates to be reasonable
Cons
  • Some guests complained about the breakfast being too basic with terrible coffee
  • Several guests said the hotel was run down with very dirty carpets
  • Guests complained of neglectful housekeeping
Location
Situated near an RV park just off the Patricia Bay Highway, this Super 8 in Saanichton is a 13-minute drive from Butchart Gardens.
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Book from ~$107 CAD
9-minute drive to airport, on-site pub and a beer and wine store
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests described their rooms as clean, comfortable and spacious
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the airport (YYJ)
Cons
  • Several guests were disappointed that this hotel did not offer a free breakfast
  • A few reviewers thought that their rooms were somewhat dated
  • A couple of guests complained that the Wi-Fi was unreliable
  • A couple of guests said that their rooms were dimly lit
Location
Situated just off the Patricia Bay Highway, this Quality Inn is a 13-minute drive from the gardens.
Money-saving
A package including admission to Butchart Gardens is available by booking through this hotel and includes dinner for two in their restaurant. More details and contact information is available on their website.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$75 CAD
Just off Highway 17, great rates, clean rooms with kitchens, no air conditioning
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's affordable and reasonable rates
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to highway access and the beach
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • A few guests complained of no air conditioning and small bathrooms
Location
Situated just off the Patricia Bay Highway and near Beaver Lake, the Cherry Tree Inn is a family-run motel just a 14-minute drive from Butchart Gardens.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$227 CAD
Good value and clean north Saanich hotel with cheap rates, indoor pool & restaurant
Pros
  • Free WI FI, free parking
  • Friendly and efficient staff, according to guests
  • Very clean rooms and common areas, according to guests
  • Some guests found the location convenient to the highway
Cons
  • Some guests were bothered by street noise
  • A few guests felt the beds were uncomfortable
Location
Situated just off the Patricia Bay Highway near Elk Lake, this Howard Johnson is a 14-minute drive from the gardens.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$191 CAD
Edwardian-inspired B&B with en-suite bathrooms and in-room fireplaces
Pros
  • Free parking, free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • Many reviewers found the location ideal for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained
  • Many reviewers thought that the property in general was well appointed
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast
Cons
  • A few guests would have preferred more breakfast options
  • Three-floor hotel with no elevator
Location
Situated in Sidney, the Beacon Inn is near restaurants and shopping, and is perfect for adults looking for a B&B in an Edwardian-inspired atmosphere. The gardens are an approximate 20-minute drive away.

Tips For Staying Near Butchart Gardens

Location
Situated in Brentwood Bay on Vancouver Island, the Butchart Gardens was once the estate of Mr. & Mrs. Butchart. The gardens themselves were a place where the couple collected flowers and ornamental birds from around the world. Now a National Historic Site, the Butchart Gardens are open year-round for visitors to stroll through and appreciate their vast collection. 

Seasonal hours of operation can be found on their website. Rates also vary by the season, and information on admission costs are also available on the website.
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Getting Around
There are a number of different gardens and sections throughout the park, and guests are invited to casually stroll through all of them. Starting at the Waterwheel Square, guests can then wander through the sunken garden, rose garden, Japanese and Italian Gardens before ending at the restaurants. A map of the park with descriptions of each area can be found on their website.

Downtown Victoria on the southern side of the island is an approximate 25-minute drive away, while the Victoria International Airport (YYJ) in Sidney is located a 20-minute drive north of the park. 

A number of tour operators include trips to Butchart Gardens from the Greater Victoria area, as well as from Washington State. More tour information can be found on the Gardens' website.
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Parking
Parking is free for guests visiting the gardens. However, if mooring a boat by the wharf, guests must refer to the map for detailed instructions on where to park. Larger vessels may take note that the dock is meant for dinghies only.
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Entertainment
During summer nights, live concerts, historical displays and fireworks on Saturdays can often be seen from the lawns of the gardens. Lights and seasonal decorations adorn the gardens in the winter months, as well as an ice-skating rink at the Waterwheel Square by the main entrance.
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Dining
Whether it's lunch or dinner, high tea, gourmet picnics or catering for special events, the culinary team at the gardens makes sure to satisfy every appetite. For a fine dining experience, make a reservation to The Dining Room in the former Butchart residence. The Blue Poppy Restaurant is a casual, family dining atmosphere in a conservatory. Other options include the Coffee Shop as well as seasonal food carts and stalls.
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Money-saving
A number of the below-mentioned hotels offer packages including admission to Butchart Gardens. A list of partner hotels can be found on their website, and more information on their respective packages can be found below or on the hotel's website.
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