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Budget-friendly hotel blocks from Mayfair Shopping Centre

Pros
  • Guests felt staff were accommodating and friendly
  • Free Wi Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Guests felt that they received good value for the price
  • Guests liked being able to walk to Mayfair Shopping Centre
Cons
  • Guests were bothered by noise, both from the street and from other guests
  • Hotel was worn and carpets threadbare, according to some guests
  • Some guests felt that the elevator was small, as well as the doorways and the rooms
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Editor's Analysis
Updated May 23, 2012
Overview
This 51 room, non-smoking hotel is located blocks from the Mayfair Shopping Centre, just north of Hillside on Douglas Street. This "no-frills" property is popular with guests who seek reasonably priced accommodation to use as their "home base" when visiting the city. While this hotel is slightly removed from the downtown Victoria area, it is still accessible by car in under 5 minutes. 

Guests have the option of choosing from Standard rooms, or more spacious Suites with kitchenettes. Included in all rooms is free Wi Fi, an iron and an ironing board, air conditioning, cable television and a hair dryer. There is also on-site parking available as well for free. Pets are allowed at this hotel (small dogs only), at a cost $25/day.

There are several dining choices located nearby the hotel, but guests can opt to dine on site for breakfast and lunch. There is a free continential breakfast served from 6:00am-9:00am. Floyd's Diner serves breakfast and lunch and is open daily from 7:00am-3:00pm.

Many of Victoria's popular tourist destinations are located within a relatively short drive from the hotel. A cluster of popular attractions, including the Inner Harbour, BC Whale tours and the BC Maritime Museum are less than a 10 minute drive away. Butchart Gardens is slightly farther away, about a 23 minute drive. Guests travelling by air should budget about 25 minutes to travel the 24.2km between the hotel and Victoria International Airport (YYJ) (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, breakfast and pet policy (Call date: May 22, 2012)
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The Good
Guests who had a positive experience at this hotel commented on things like fair value for price paid, location and the breakfast. 

The general impression from many guests was that, although this hotel was not "fancy", they were satisfied by having clean, comfortable accommodations at a lower price point. Phrases like "very good deal" and "great for the price" were reflective of guest sentiments.

While this hotel was "slightly out of the way", guests were pleased to be able to access a number of sights, shops and restaurants within about a 5-10 minute drive. Guests with their own vehicles appreciated having a large parking lot at their disposal. For guests looking to use public transportation, staff were very helpful in providing bus information, and stops were conveniently located to the hotel, according to a number of guests.  

Generally, staff enhanced the stay of several guests by being friendly, and by responding to requests promptly.

Guests also liked the complimentary continental breakfast. They felt that there was a good selection of items available, and appreciated the size of the breakfast room. One guest also commented on the convenience of having a microwave in the breakfast room, and used it throughout the day to heat up other items. 

Guests also used "clean and comfortable" to describe their impressions of the hotel. There were also mentions of things like comfy beds, well-kept grounds around the hotel and well-stocked kitchenettes.
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The Bad
Room size was a real issue for a number of guests as well as general maintenance of the hotel's interior.

Many guests indicated that the rooms were small, and at times difficult to manoeuvre. Others commented on narrow doorways and a narrow elevator, and found it a challenge to move their luggage. Guests also felt that the elevator was dirty.

Guest comments indicated that the hotel was worn and showing signs of age in a number of spots, including stained and thin carpets in the rooms and in the common areas. Several guests stated that the common areas were dark and dingy, contributing to an unappealing impression.

Noise was another big issue for some guests. Of the guests that commented on noise, those who had rooms in the front of the hotel said that the traffic produced a significant amount of street noise. Some other guests said that the walls were thin, and were bothered by noise from their neighbours.

Several guests pointed out that the hotel locked its doors at night, and warned that guests returning after an evening out would likely have to wait to be let in.

There were a few other peripheral complaints, pertaining to difficulties with thermostats in rooms, stale and musty odours in the rooms and problems with Wi Fi access.
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Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi Fi, parking, breakfast and pet policy (Call date: May 22, 2012)

TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #48 out of 69 Victoria hotels, based on 53 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.8 out of 5, based on 128 reviews. 83% of guests would recommend this hotel.

Hotels.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.8 out of 5, based on 66 reviews.
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
7.0
Good

Rated 7.0/10 based on 471 reviews

Ranked #50 out of 57 hotels in Victoria


7 out of 10 | Alexis stayed February 15, 2014

"Great for the price Use fir my employees when they work all over Vancouver Island"

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed December 28, 2013

"very relaxing stay"

"it was just comfortable being there"

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2 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed September 16, 2013

"Old, dingy horrible place."

"Upon entering the Super 8 you are immediately faced with stained carpets and the smell of some sort of gas or such. It was very late when we arrived so we stayed but immediately informed the front desk that we would be checking out the next morning. We were staying three nights in Victoria but had NO intentions of staying there for the other two days. We were told the next morning that No we couldn't check put as we had booked it on line and so had to cancel thr them. We tried that to no avail. Too much to explain but in short .... it's a dump and disgusting place!"

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10 out of 10 | James stayed May 10, 2013

"A great stay"

"We found the room very comfortable and the kitchenette very convenient. We will definitely use this hotel again in future. It was great to have a room on the quiet back side of the hotel. The price was very reasonable."

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10 out of 10 | Shelley stayed March 30, 2013

"This was our third stay and once again everything was great!"

"Our stay was good."

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6 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed June 22, 2012

"It was very awkward having to walk down and up the hill to park the car when both of us had bad knees. The room was clean but I wiped scum off the bathtub before we used it. It was quieter than we had expected and we slept well."

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8 out of 10 | Glenn stayed September 30, 2005

"The room was rather small for 4 people. There was also a lot of noise in the night from backing vehicles Buses I think. But the customer service was above average by far ,and because of that I would stay again. Sometimes things are not always perfect, but who expects it all the time. thank You. Regards Mrs. Nola (husband/Glenn) MacDonald"

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4 out of 10 | Ellen stayed August 18, 2005

"Super 8 is out of sync with most hotels that now provide coffee or continental breakfast for the price we were paying. We couldn't get a cup of water anywhere in the hotel. I think that is the minimum a hotel should provide - ice without water is of no use."

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Map Marker Super 8 Victoria
2915 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC