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Paul's Motor Inn

7.3 | Good | #41 out of 47 hotels in Victoria

Clean and comfortable downtown Victoria motel with drive-up rooms and popular diner  

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls
  • Rooms were clean and spacious with comfortable beds
  • Location was quiet and an easy walk to restaurants and Chinatown and a healthy walk or water taxi to Inner Harbour, museums and parliament buildings
  • Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating
  • Guests really enjoyed meals at the diner on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated good
  • No elevator
  • A few guests reported dated decor and no air conditioning in some rooms
  • Noise transferred from neighbouring rooms, AC units and people outdoors
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Aug 12, 2017
About the hotel: This old fashioned motel offers a pleasant budget stay with popular on-site diner. It’s a 5-minute walk from Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre arena and a 9-minute walk from The Bay Centre, downtown’s mall. The Inner Harbour Centre is 17 minutes away on foot.

The motel has 77 smoke-free rooms on 3 floors with no elevator and exterior corridors.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a 29” flat screen TV with cable, a Keurig coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a safe, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, and windows that open.

Some rooms include a sofabed, a partly separated bedroom, a living area, data ports, a microwave, a portable air conditioner, drive-up access and city or courtyard views.

Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds, 1 or 2 queen beds or 1 king bed.

Free parking is available on site.

Pets are welcome for $25 per pet, per stay.

Restaurant on site: Paul’s Diner offers home cooking along with delicious pies. It is open for breakfast and lunch each day and dinner every night except Monday. No room service is offered but pick-up is available.

Off-site restaurants: White Spot and Discovery Coffee are a 1-minute walk and Saveur Restaurant, along with several choices on Fisgard Street are a 3-minute walk.

Hotel amenities include a day spa, a guest laundry, a 24-hour front desk, ice/drink machines, a courtyard with garden and meeting rooms.

What’s nearby? Royal BC Museum is 17 minutes’ walk. The Maritime Museum of British Columbia is a 14-minute walk. Market Square is a 9 minutes away on foot. The BC Legislature is 19 minutes away on foot. Fisherman’s Wharf is a 20-minute bus ride or 34-minute walk. Butchart Gardens is 25 minutes by car.

Getting around: The bus stop is a 1-minute walk. This hotel is located on the Trans-Canada Hwy or Douglas Street. The Clipper Ferry Ramp to Seattle/Port Angeles is a 15-minute bus ride or 23-minute walk. Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 30- to 40-minute drive. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed by hotel Aug 11, 2017: no room service but pick up, no business centre

The Good
This motel was appreciated for its quiet location, cheaper room rates, and good home-style cooking at the diner.

Rooms were clean and spacious with comfy beds.

Guests liked the location. It was on a quiet street and an easy walk from the arena, restaurants, cafes, groceries, liquor store, the city centre, Chinatown and the bus stop.

Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating.

Guests found good value with reasonable room rates.

Guests enjoyed meals on site with generous portions and good food.

Guests also liked: well maintained gardens, lots of parking, a secure/locked guest laundry and a gift bag of soaps, bath foam and shampoo to take with you.

The Bad
Some guests offered negative feedback.

Room complaints found were: room a bit dated, smelled musty, shower temperature fluctuated between very cold or very hot, shower head positioned low, could use new bedding and pillows and room lacked air conditioning.

Noise transferred from: AC unit, guests in the neighbouring room, and people outside in the parking lot.

Other comments found: no elevator.

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Sources guest reviews ranked the hotel #40 out of 49 Victoria hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 192 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 from 596 reviews.
guest reviews rated the hotel 7.8 out of 10 from 398 reviews.

Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
7.3 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
41 / out of 47
hotels in Victoria

The average guest rating for Paul's Motor Inn is 7.3 out of 10 based on 1190 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Paul's Motor Inn at #41 out of 47 hotels in Victoria.

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