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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Victoria

7.5 | Good | #3 out of 3 hotels in Esquimalt
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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
  • Rooms were clean, spacious and quiet
  • Location was handy to restaurants, the highway and the bus to downtown
  • Staff were friendly and efficient
  • Guests liked the waterfront location and grounds
  • Many appreciated the value and prices of the rooms
  • Breakfast was appreciated for its convenience
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • No elevator to the second floor
  • Some found the rooms a little tired
  • 1-bedroom suites are not air conditioned
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Aug 25, 2017
Overview
About the hotel: This hotel offers a budget stay in a scenic and serene location overlooking the Gorge Waterway, with an excellent walking trail nearby. It's a 14-minute drive to Victoria's city centre.

The hotel has 122 smoke-free rooms on 2 floors with exterior corridors and no elevator.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a flat screen HDTV with cable, a coffeemaker, a desk and chair, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and windows that open. 

Some rooms include a sofabed, a separate bedroom, a living room, an electric fireplace, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a full kitchen, a kitchenette (mini-fridge, stove, oven and sink), a dining area, air conditioning and water views. 

This hotel also has cabins or 2-bedroom suites overlooking the water.

Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds and 1 or 2 queen beds. 

Guests should note: all rooms are air conditioned except for the 1-bedroom suites.

Free parking is available on site for cars and oversize vehicles. 

Pets are welcome: Dogs only under 30 lbs (2 per room) for $25 per pet, per night in all rooms except the 2-bedroom suites (cabins).

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. Breakfast time is 7 am to 10 am.

A free all-day coffee, tea and water station is offered.

There is no restaurant on site, but guests will find several choices within a 5-minute walk including Apple Tree, Dairy Queen, Domino's Pizza and Little Toyko.

Hotel amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a business centre, a guest laundry, a picnic area, ice/vending machines, and free newspapers. 

What's nearby? Admiral's Walk shopping centre offers a grocery and drug store, a 6-minute walk away. Downtown attractions including the Inner Harbour Centre, the Royal BC Museum, and the BC Legislature are a 13-minute drive. Butchart Gardens is 22 minutes by car. Port Renfrew is a 2-hour drive.

Getting around: The bus stop is right outside the hotel. The Trans-Canada Hwy is a 5-minute drive. The Clipper Ferry Ramp to Seattle/Port Angeles is a 15-minute drive. Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 26- to 36-minute drive. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed by hotel on Aug 24, 2017: all rooms have AC except for the 1-bedroom suites, all rooms are pet friendly except for the cabins (2-bedroom suites)
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The Good
This hotel was appreciated for its 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.

Rooms were clean, spacious and quiet with good air conditioning.

Guests liked the location. It was an easy walk to restaurants/pubs for good meals, had easy highway access and was an easy drive or direct bus ride to downtown.

Staff were friendly and efficient.

Guests usually appreciated the free breakfast, finding it adequate.

Guests appreciated the reasonable room rates and some planned to return.

Guests also liked: free all-day coffee, real mugs at the free breakfast, a lovely pool overlooking the Gorge Waterway.

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The Bad
Some guests offered negative feedback.

Room complaints found were: key cards took a few tries to work, room/blanket smelled of stale cigarette smoke, room looked a little tired and carpet is worn.

Other comments found: a little far to town, breakfast was limited and exterior looked old and a bit scruffy.


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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 159 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 7.8 out of 10, based on 213 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.6 out of 5, based on 413 reviews. 
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The average guest rating for Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Victoria is 7.5 out of 10 based on 1037 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Victoria at #3 out of 3 hotels in Esquimalt.

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101 Island Hwy, Esquimalt, BC