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Quality Inn Downtown Victoria

Quality Inn Downtown Victoria is a 3 star hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 850 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC, Canada
Estimated Price
$85
CAD
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This centrally located hotel is popular with budget-minded travellers
Pros 
  • Staff were eager, according to guests
  • Several guests perceived good value for price paid
  • Guests liked the hotel's central location to tourist attractions
  • According to a number of guests, the hotel was clean and comfortable
  • Free Wi Fi
Cons 
  • Parking spaces were limited, and several guests had to park elsewhere
  • The decor was tired and old, according to a number of guests
  • Some guests were unhappy that there was no A/C
  • The pool was small, according to a few guests
  • No ramp access from the parking lot with stairs only, which some guests found inconvenient

Other Hotels in the Area
Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites (0.1 km)
Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour (0.2 km)
Strathcona Hotel Victoria (0.2 km)
Executive House Hotel (0.2 km)
Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa (0.2 km)
Magnolia Hotel And Spa (0.3 km)
Union Club British Columbia (0.3 km)
Abigail's Hotel (0.3 km)
The Fairmont Empress (0.4 km)
Dalton Hotel & Suites (0.4 km)
Queen Victoria Hotel and Suites (0.4 km)
Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast Inn (0.4 km)

This Hotel is in...
Downtown Victoria

This Hotel is Near...
Craigdarroch Castle (1.5 km)
Royal BC Museum (0.4 km)
Royal Jubilee Hospital (3.0 km)
Royal Roads University (8.6 km)
Victoria Conference Centre (0.3 km)
Victoria General Hospital (7.1 km)
Victoria Harbour (0.7 km)

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on May 17, 2012
Overview
Located on Blanshard Street at Courtney Street, within a 7 minute walk from Victoria's Inner Harbour, this 63 room, pet friendly hotel offers on-site amenities including a heated indoor pool, a fitness centre and a business centre.

Travellers can choose from several different room options, including Traditional rooms, Deluxe Traditional Rooms with kitchenette, or more spacious Executive One Bedroom or Jacuzzi Suites. In all rooms, guests can expect free Wi Fi, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker, an iron and an ironing board, a 27-inch TV, a refrigerator and voicemail. Some rooms have balconies as well. There is limited on-site parking available at a cost of $6/night. 

Guests have a few options for on-site dining. The Green Room is open daily for breakfast and dinner (7:00am-10:30am and 5:00pm-8:30pm). Smiths Pub serves drinks and most days lunch and dinner (Sunday 3:00pm-1:00am; Monday-Thursday 11:00am-1:00am; Friday 11:00am-2:00am; Saturday 3:00pm-2:00am (hours may vary seasonally).

While visiting some of Victoria's main attractions require a car, there are plenty of shops and restaurants located within a few blocks of the hotel. The popular Inner Harbour is approximately a 7 minute walk away, while the BC Maritime Museum, BC Whale Tours and the downtown Victoria area are all within walkable distance, (9 minutes,10 minutes and 11 minutes respectively). Beacon Hill Park is slightly further at 1.6km, which is about a 4 minute drive or an 18 minute walk. Guests travelling by air should budget for about a 27 minute drive to travel the 26.1km between Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and the hotel (distances and driving time estimates: Google Maps).

Check-in is at 3:00pm, while check-out is at 11:00am.

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi Fi, parking, restaurant hours (Call date: April 24, 2012)
The Good
Guests of this hotel generally enjoyed their stay. Many appreciated having reasonably priced, clean accommodations conveniently located to tourist attractions, shops and restaurants.

Guests used phrases like "affordable comfort" to describe their impressions. One guest said the hotel was a "hidden gem in downtown Victoria", referring to location, and that other similarly situated hotels were much more expensive. Other guests uses phrases like "good value". Many guests liked being within walking distance of various attractions, shops and restaurants.

Guests received excellent service from staff here, according to several reviews. Guests used words like "eager" and "friendly" to describe them.

Other positive comments focused on things like comfy beds and pillows, cleanliness of the rooms and property, and having windows in the rooms that open.

The Bad
While the guest impressions of this hotel were generally favourable, there were a few specific items that were common amongst guest complaints. They centred around the parking lot, and a few other items in the hotel.

The on-site parking lot was small and tight, according to several guests, and there were not enough spots to accomodate all the hotel guests. Guests frequently had to seek parking elsewhere, which many guests found inconvenient.

A few guests who required ramp access to the hotel from the parking lot were disappointed that there were stairs only. One guest was disabled; another was a parent with small children and strollers; both noted that the absence of a ramp made access difficult and inconvenient.

There were a few other complaints about the property itself, with several guests suggesting that renovations were in order. Phrases like "old and tired" surfaced several times.  

There were a handful of other complaints about noise from the street and discomfort because of no A/C. A couple of guests said that the pool was very small.
Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi Fi, parking, restaurant hours (Call date: April 24, 2012)

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked this hotel #33 of 69 Victoria hotels.

Booking.com guest reviews rated this hotel 8 out of 10 or "very good", based on 48 reviews.

Hotels.com rated this hotel 4 out of 5 or "excellent", based on 42 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
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Guest Reviews

7.9
Good

#35 out of 57
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.9 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 328
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Quality Inn Downtown Victoria is #35 out of 57 hotels in Victoria ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Neil from Gabriola Island, BC CA rated Quality Inn Downtown Victoria 7 out of 10 on May 02, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Lake Forest Park, WA US rated Quality Inn Downtown Victoria 9 out of 10 on October 06, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Port Alberni, BC CA rated Quality Inn Downtown Victoria 8 out of 10 on September 20, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Debora from Kamloops, BC CA rated Quality Inn Downtown Victoria 5 out of 10 on July 23, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest from Maple Ridge, BC CA rated Quality Inn Downtown Victoria 4 out of 10 on May 01, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Santa Barbara, CA US rated Quality Inn Downtown Victoria 8 out of 10 on August 06, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Anna from San Francisco, CA US rated Quality Inn Downtown Victoria 9 out of 10 on August 05, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Mark from Gibsons, BC CA rated Quality Inn Downtown Victoria 8 out of 10 on October 23, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Gary from Niagara Falls, ON CA rated Quality Inn Downtown Victoria 9 out of 10 on September 13, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Took the shuttle from the airport - practical and cost effective"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Margaret from Surrey, BC CA rated Quality Inn Downtown Victoria 8 out of 10 on June 18, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Trevor from West Vancouver, BC CA rated Quality Inn Downtown Victoria 9 out of 10 on April 17, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Lima 41, PE rated Quality Inn Downtown Victoria 8 out of 10 on January 08, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

Hotel Address: 850 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Overview & Amenities


Quality Inn Downtown Victoria

Amenities
  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Concierge
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • News Stand
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Garden
  • Golf Course (nearby)
  • Cycling
  • Water Activities
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Photocopier
  • Steam Bath
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Pool Indoor
  • Pub
  • Luggage Storage
  • Ice Machine
  • Vending Machines
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Self Laundry
  • Free Parking

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