Ratings based on 251 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by A verified traveler from Vancouver
Wont Be Back.Posted Oct 14, 2014
Pros: Staff was the only thing that saved this place.
Cons: Beds, Rooms, carpets, Bathrooms, TV,...... Just gut the rooms and rebuild.
Location: Location is good but again BETTER PLaces around the area for Way Better. I KNOW. I was born and Raised in Victoria!!
This place was built in 40's or 50's and looks it. Most places are updated with the times,.... NOT HERE. There are FAR BETTER HOTELS AND MOTELS AROUND THIS AREA CHEAPER THAN THIS PLACE. Would NOT recomend this to anybody. This place was Wutever at best.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Seattle WA
Retro Hotel near heart of VictoriaPosted Oct 13, 2014
Pros: Convenient location, clean, quiet
Location: Downtown Victoria at your doorrstep
Quiet room in seculded off-street area, firm bed (a plus), fridge, microwave, cable tv. Very nice
by A verified traveler from Toronto
DeficienciesPosted Sep 19, 2014
Pros: Well located for touristic area. Quiet. comfortable beds Pleasant staff.
Cons: The above comments/deficiencies
Location: Well located for a short walk or bus ride/car ride to the touristic area.
I was upgraded to the courtyard area, Nice and quiet. Unfortunately a long way from the hot water supply. At one point I had to have a cold shower. I didn't seem to be on the cleaner's list and had to approach them for sweetener, coffee etc. I explained to front desk that they had a 2' bare all around their T.V. picture indicating that the picture size had never been properly configured. This occurred in the two rooms that I was in. On the plus side. Well located for touristic area. Nice and quiet. comfortable beds. Staff pleasant.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from aust
For the price, excellent. Close enough to townPosted Sep 12, 2014
Location: Close enough to do most things
Good for price close to everything"..............loved the restaurant
for Couplesby A verified traveler from australia
Nice Motel, close to town. The restaurant is greatPosted Sep 6, 2014
Close to town, friendly helpful staff, restaurant great meals at reasonable prices
by A verified traveler from Kelowna
DisappointingPosted Sep 2, 2014
Pros: Close to toursit attractions, walking distance. Room was clean.
Cons: Hotel staff to deal with noise complaints in a better way
Hotel room was what you would expect for the price, no complaints. Hotel is walking distance to the typical tourist attractions (ex: Inner Harbour), very convinient. Verry disapointed with the hotel staff: allowing a group of very hyper, immature guests to stay below and beside our room, they partied all day/night, made noise, aaaaaand even after we complained and begged many times for something to be done............nothing was. Very dissapointing and frustrating. Would rather spend a bit more money next time and hopefully avoid a hotel that may attract people like this (in our experience) OR at least a hotel that might do something about a situation like the one we had.
by A verified traveler from San Francisco, CA
Cheap, but not comfortablePosted Aug 28, 2014
Pros: wouldn't recommend
Cons: Decor, pillows (please replace them every 10 years!), gauges and chips in sink and tub, shampoo the spots out of the carpet, replace the drapes
Location: Walking distance from Chinatown. Longer walk to downtown area. Coffee in restaurant is very good.
This is an old motel, with flat pillows, hot rooms, chipped sink, dusty fan, gouged bathtub floor, noisy shower that either burns you or freezes you at whim, one towel per person, dated bedspreads and room decor. Tried to call the front desk two nights in a row, and it rang and rang for almost 15 rings before I finally hung up, got dressed and had to walk down there. The front desk is only manned by one person, so if they are helping someone else, no one answers the phone! The housekeepers were nice and the front desk staff were pleasant, but they have such a sad property to represent. The carpet had so many spots on it, we wore shoes the whole time--even in the middle of the night. We ended up having to stay the entire 4 nights we reserved because most of Victoria was already booked by the time we saw the error of our ways. Came home exhausted! The website made it look so cute, but it was a "bait and switch." I guess you get what you pay for.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from England
OH!!! for Air ConditioningPosted Aug 24, 2014
Pros: The hotel was ideal for walking around Victoria, good parking ( FREE ) and pretty noise free too.
Cons: Fitting Air-Conditioning would have made nights much more bearable, plus a little smartening up décor and carpet wise would not go a miss.
Location: The Hotel was in a quite part of town, but easy access to China Town and the Harbour a good base.
After exactly 5 years we came back to this Hotel some things had changed the Front Desk staff were top class, friendly and very efficient, but rooms very jaded a bit run down feel with 2 air circulating fans pushing the hot air around gave us fitful and sleep interrupted nights. The attached Restaurant was top class great food and prices staff very friendly and helpful
by A verified traveler from San Diego, CA
Bad but cheapPosted Aug 19, 2014
Pros: The staff.
Cons: Read what I wrote on top.
Location: The location was great. It is not far from town.
First of all the carpet was filthy, and it smelled like cigarettes. We were told that we will be in a non-smoking room and that did not happen. I have asthma so that did not go well. Then we were placed in a room for 3 and everything was put in for 2 people. They put a bar of soap only at the sink area and non for the shower area. One bottle of shampoo and one bottle of conditioner for 3 people. Towels for 2 people not three. The air conditioner did not work so they had a small fan in the bedroom and it just happened that it was a hot weekend. The shower was hilarious for me, who designed it I have no clue. Imagine you are 5 feet 4 inches and the shower head is shorter than you, then the tub does not drain right. There was no closet to put your stuff. The remote on the TV worked intermittently. So for one night stay it is fine. It is cheap and it is centrally located. The cafeteria that they had is great, the service was excellent, the food was delicious and the price was great. The staff at the hotel was friendly and helpful but the hotel definitely needs to be upgraded and fixed. I hope they will remodel it because it has some charm and possibility.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Last minutePosted Aug 8, 2014
Pros: good price and available
Cons: no air conditioning
Ok. A place to sleep for the night. Got the room last minute.