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Cheap Victoria airport hotel 6 mins 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
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 10, 2014
Overview
This hotel is situated among local businesses and is less than a 1-minute drive from the Patricia Bay Highway. This property is well located for guests who are looking to explore the area by car.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, free local calls, a hair dryer, a desk and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with two double beds or one queen bed. Suites provide more spacious accommodations and are furnished with one queen bed. Accessible rooms are available.

Free parking is available on site and dogs weighing 40 lbs or less are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $15 per pet, per night.

A free breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 9 am. Other on-site amenities include ice/vending machines and guest copy/fax services.

Shopping and restaurants in Saanichton are about 4 minutes away by car, while the Butchart Gardens attraction is a 13-minute drive away. Downtown Sidney, which features the waterfront, Shaw Discovery Centre (aquarium), boutique shops and restaurants, is 8 minutes away by car. 

The Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 10-minute drive away, while the Washington State Ferry terminal (Sidney - Friday Harbour ferry and Sidney - Anacortes ferry) is 8 minutes away by car. The B.C. Ferry terminal, featuring access to several B.C. destinations, is an 11-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

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The Good
Many guests seemed to be satisfied with their stays at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as basic, but clean. The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service. A few guests were impressed that the staff assisted them with booking airport transportation.

Many reviewers thought that the hotel was conveniently located for accessing the Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and many guests agreed that the room rates were reasonable.

Several guests appreciated the added convenience of the free breakfast.
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The Bad
There was only one common concern found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this analysis.  A few guests thought that their rooms appeared somewhat dated. There were a few other concerns mentioned by guests, such as mildew in one bathroom, but these concerns seemed to result from isolated experiences.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.1 out of 5, with 71% of 103 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #3 out of 3 hotels in Saanichton, with an average score of 2.5 out of 5, from 50 reviews. 

The author called the hotel on April 5, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
5.6
Mediocre

Rated 5.6/10 based on 320 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 1 hotels in Central Saanich

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8 out of 10 | Brian stayed June 26, 2006

"In room coffee pot lacked a proper lid to open the spring valve in the basket of the coffee machine. It was a minor inconvenience. There's coffee available in the reception area, and a McDonald's next door."

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3 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed August 03, 2005

"The hallways were very dirty--looked like they hadn't been vacuumed for a week. There were large stains on the carpet. In the room the bathroom floor looked as if it had not been cleaned as there were someone else's long hairs on the floor. The rest of the room was adequately clean. The swimming pool was very cloudy. There was no iron/board in the room."

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8 out of 10 | Anne stayed June 06, 2005

"It's a fine hotel for a few nights. I don't go to a hotel to stay in the room, or to pretend I'm at a spa so this one suits me fine. If you're looking for luxury, it's not here - but after all it's a Super 8 not a Hilton - it was actuallly better than I expected. My husband stays at Super 8s in southern Alberta when he goes pheasant hunting so I guess I was expecting something a little rougher and thus was pleasantly suprised."

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Map Marker Super 8 Saanichton/Victoria Airport
2477 Mt Newton Cross Rd, Central Saanich, BC