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Clean and comfortable downtown Victoria motel with air conditioning and cheaper rates

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • The motel's rates were found to be inexpensive and affordable
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and quiet rooms
  • Numerous guests praised the motel's central locale and proximity to the harbour and attractions
  • The staff were complimented by guests for being friendly and helpful
Cons
  • A few guests reported dated decor and no air conditioning in some rooms
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 17, 2014
Overview
Located along the Trans-Canada Highway and about a 6-minute walk from Victoria's city centre, Paul's Motor Inn is suitable for travellers who prefer a centrally located motel with on-site dining, free Wi-Fi and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free motel's guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, an in-room safe, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Most rooms have air conditioning, and microwaves are available free upon request. Rooms with a sitting area and sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.

On-site amenities include a garden, a 24-hour business centre, two meeting rooms, guest laundry, free parking and on-site dining at Paul's Motor Inn, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Pets are permitted in some rooms for an additional $25 per pet, per stay. 

Market Square is roughly 7 minutes away on foot, while British Columbia Legislature Building is a 6-minute drive away. Victoria Harbour Ferry is about a 5-minute drive from the motel and Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is 25-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

All property details verified by a front desk agent, May 26, 2014
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the motel's location, rates, rooms and staff.

The motel's location was praised by many lodgers. They described it as safe and close to downtown, Victoria Harbour Ferry, restaurants, shopping, Chinatown and museums.

Many guests were pleased with the motel's rates. They found them to be affordable great, inexpensive and cheap.

Several travellers enjoyed their accommodations at the motel. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, well equipped and spacious, with comfortable beds and linens. A few patron criticized their lodgings, however (see below).

The motel's staff were the source of several compliments by reviewers, who characterized them as friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms.

Although several lodgers were pleased with their clean and quiet rooms, a few lodgers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn fixtures, no air conditioning in some rooms, small-sized showers, small TVs, musty odours and uncomfortable beds. 


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Sources
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.7 out of 5 with a 89% recommendation rate from 235 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8 out of 10 from 118 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #39 of 57 Victoria hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 109 reviews.

The author corresponded with the hotel on May 26, 2014 to verify some information.

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
6.9
Fair

Rated 6.9/10 based on 355 reviews

Ranked #46 out of 58 hotels in Victoria

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Location
Map Marker Paul's Motor Inn
1900 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC