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Victoria-Esquimalt hotel in scenic location with outdoor pool, air conditioning and kitchens

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Many guests found the rooms comfortable and well equipped
  • Friendly, helpful staff, according to guests
  • Guests liked the waterfront location and grounds
  • Many appreciated the value and prices of the rooms
  • Breakfast was appreciated for its convenience
Cons
  • No elevator to the second floor
  • Some guests complained of dirty and worn carpets
  • Some guests said the hotel was a little dated
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Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Aug 11, 2015
Overview
This hotel offers a budget stay in a scenic and serene location overlooking the Gorge Waterway, with an excellent walking trail nearby. It's ideal for couples and families and guests with dogs who want to stay in a quiet and peaceful setting on a budget.

All 106 smoke-free rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, an LCD HD TV with cable, a coffeemaker, a desk and chair, an iron and an ironing board, a hairdryer and air conditioning. Room extras include water views, separated bedrooms, a sofabed, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a full kitchen, a kitchenette (sink, stove, oven and mini-fridge), a dining area, a private balcony and a living rooms with an electric fireplace. Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds and 1 or 2 queen beds. This hotel also has cabins overlooking the water.

Free parking is available on site. Dogs only are allowed for a cost of $15 per day in all rooms except Waterfront Suites.

A free continental breakfast is provided daily in the breakfast room, with outdoor patio, and includes items such as hard boiled eggs, cereals, fruit and muffins.

On-site amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, ice and vending machines, free newspapers and a guest laundry. There is no elevator to the second floor.

While the location of this hotel was popular with many guests who liked being removed from the downtown core, access to many of Victoria's main attractions requires a vehicle. Shopping is about a 10-minute drive away at Mayfair Shopping Centre. The Inner Harbour, BC Whale Tours and the Maritime Museum of BC are all less than a 15 minute drive away. Butchart Gardens is slightly farther, about a 27-minute drive away. Guests travelling by air should budget about 33 minutes to drive the 24.8km between the hotel and Victoria International Airport (YYJ) (distances and driving time estimates: Google Maps).
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The Good
Many guests enjoyed their stays at this hotel, judging from online reviews read for this report. The highlights were the waterfront views from patios and the peaceful setting in lovely grounds. Several guests also mentioned that the area had nice walking paths that were perfect for a leisurely stroll.

Guests also liked the fact that it was still reasonably close to the downtown area and handy to restaurants, parks, Port Renfrew and Butchart Gardens when travelling with a car.

Service from staff was excellent, according to several guests. Words like professional, friendly and helpful described guest sentiment.

There were several positive comments about the quality and selection offered at the complimentary breakfast, along with the good coffee. Guest also appreciated the pleasant patio available next to the breakfast room with views of the water.  

There were some additional comments on things like comfy beds, modern furnishings in the rooms and good quality towels and linens.
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The Bad
While most reviews were favourable for this hotel, there were a few common threads among complaints, mostly centring on issues with the rooms themselves.

Guests found the carpets to be showing wear and the rooms to sometimes have a stale smoke smell. Others said the hotel was older or a bit dated and the rooms could use brighter lighting. Occasionally guests said the carpets needed better cleaning and rooms near to the main highway could be noisy.


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TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #2 of 2 Esquimalt hotels, with ratings of 3.5 out of 5 points, based on 85 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 7.9 out of 10, based on 59 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.6 out of 5, based on 169 reviews. 88% of guests would recommend this hotel.
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.
Guest Reviews
7.4
Good

Rated 7.4/10 based on 238 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 3 hotels in Esquimalt

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Map Marker Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Victoria
101 Island Hwy, Esquimalt, BC