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Central location in downtown Victoria with great service, on-site restaurant and indoor pool

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • The hotel was praised for its downtown locale and proximity to the harbour
  • Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
Cons
  • A few guests complained about the added parking fee and tight parking lot
  • Rooms are not air conditioned
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Sep 23, 2014
Overview
Located in downtown Victoria, about a 1-minute drive from the Trans-Canada Highway, Quality Inn Downtown Victoria is geared towards travellers who require a centrally located hotel with extended kitchen amenities, an indoor pool and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's smoke-free guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, a 42" flat screen cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with a kitchenette, a jetted tub, a seating area with a sofabed and a balcony are also offered, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. Dogs are permitted in some rooms for $20 per dog, per night. 

On-site amenities include an outdoor courtyard, an indoor pool and steam room, a small exercise room, meeting/banquet space, a 24-hour business centre, guest laundry and an elevator. Underground parking is an additional $9 per night and is available on site and across the street. 

The Argyle Attic Restaurant (serving breakfast and dinner daily) is adjacent to the hotel and offers 25% off meals to hotel guests. 

Market on Yates offers groceries about a 9-minute walk away, while Victoria Harbour Ferry can be found 4 minutes away by car. Royal BC Museum is roughly a 7-minute drive from the hotel, and Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 28-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 hotel's location, staff and rooms.

Many lodgers praised the hotel's location. They found it close to Butchart Gardens, restaurants, the inner harbour, shopping, museums, highway access, public transit and Chinatown.

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by guests, who found them friendly, efficient, accommodating and helpful with directions.

Several reviewers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, quiet, well equipped and well maintained, with comfortable beds. A few travellers had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
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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 hotel's parking and rooms.

A few guests complained about the hotel's parking. They described it as tight (especially for larger vehicles) and limited and felt it should have been included in the room rates.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few travellers had complaints about their lodgings. They reported no air conditioning, street noise in rooms facing the street and dated decor.
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Sources
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 with a 93% recommendation rate from 282 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #26 of 57 Victoria hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 228 reviews.

Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 8.3 out of 10 from 102 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
8.0
Very Good

Rated 8.0/10 based on 512 reviews

Ranked #35 out of 57 hotels in Victoria


7 out of 10 | Neil stayed May 02, 2011

"Nice place, good amenities, great location!"

"We booked online and got a good rate for our rooms...that was nice. I really liked the size and layout of the rooms. The kids LOVED the pool. The location was great...close enough to the center of town to be convenient but far enough away to be quiet. My only caveat was the beds. I found them hard and one of the beds was really noisy...every time I turned over it would creak and groan. I also found hairs and....grime in the bathroom. It had been cleaned but not very well...not a big deal but..since you asked."

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9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed October 06, 2010

"great value"

"This is a great location with oversize parking just across the street. Helpful desk staff. seemed like other value seeking seniors had found the place, too."

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed September 20, 2009

"Our room was never remade after our first night. The restaurant was cute but quite dated. We forgot diapers and would have enjoyed if they front desk carried pull-ups for our three year old to wear to bed."

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5 out of 10 | Debora stayed July 23, 2006

"Advertising Air conditioning when they don't have it. It was extremely hot weather and our room was extremely uncomfortable. Couldn't sleep much less spend any time in the room during the day. The restaurant advertised was not open either. The location is good but I must say that after this experience we won't be back."

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4 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed May 01, 2006


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed August 06, 2005


9 out of 10 | Anna stayed August 05, 2005

"Room was luxurious and extremely comfortable... really appreciated the little kitchen and the balcony. The in-house restaurant -- forget its name, but the finer food menu, not tavern food was pretty mediocre. Salmon I had requested to be lightly cooked was cooked until it was completely dried out and in- edible -- however, waitress was pleasant and we were given a complementary desert when we complained about the salmon."

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8 out of 10 | Mark stayed October 23, 2004

"Enjoyed my stay at the hotel. It was centrally located and the staff were very friendly. They did ensure that an extra baby crib was available for my infant son. Unfortunately, it was a very busy tourist weekend in Victoria and I was located in a smoking room that could not be changed. However, I was unable to tell so as the room was very well ventilated. Wished I had brought my swimsuit for the pool. Only complaint is that the parking lot is relatively small. Bring a compact if you are driving."

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9 out of 10 | Gary stayed September 13, 2004

"Took the shuttle from the airport - practical and cost effective"

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8 out of 10 | Margaret stayed June 18, 2004


9 out of 10 | Trevor stayed April 17, 2004


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed January 08, 2004

Location
Map Marker Quality Inn Downtown Victoria
850 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC