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Howard Johnson Hotel Victoria
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Reviewed 23 October 2010

Good value for money. We had the room with kitchenette. The room was pertty large and had lot of space for my 1.5 year old to roam around. The kitchen untensils were pretty old. The bed was relaxing.

Pros: Value for money, good location, 1-2 miles away from downtown, free internet, free parking
Cons: Looks little old.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded 13 January 2011

I would like to thank the reviewer "sswati" for their "Value for Money" review. We appreciate all reviews and the time it takes to let your fellow travelers know of your experience. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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Reviewed 12 October 2010

We were pleasantly surprised to find we had been upgraded from a standard promotional room to a suite that included a full kitchen with stove, refrigerator, dishes, utensils, etc.
King size bed was comfortable and only a slight noise level from pub below was present. The free parking and elevator to the 3rd floor were also very much appreciated. The staff and especially the manager at this hotel were friendly, attentive and helpful. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2010

We had the full kicthen mini suite. The beds were not good. Too hard and shakes when one of us turned. The A/C and the fridge were very loud (we switched off the fridge during the night....) The furniture was dated as was the kitchen. No dishwasher, so most pots and pans were sticky. The bathroom is good.

The location to downtown is OK. it is a 1/2 hr. walk. The ride to the shopping center and grocceries are short. Staff is friendly no complaints. The bar croud was indeed a bit loud (one night).

But in short, will never return due to the uncomfortable beds (to hard and shakey)

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2010

This hotel is in a good location, and the room while dated is a relatively good value. The problem is having paid online, the hotel wanted a credit card in the amount of $100 for any damages etc. I expressed my qualms in doing this and was told they would make an exeption in my case. Of course, when I contacted Mastercard, the $100 charge had gone through as pre-authorization. So, advice is when you book, make sure you know what this hotel expects you to pay. Be warned!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 August 2010

Perhaps we were naive and a thank you to the manager for sorting this out but as we stayed here for three nights in a double double room with kitchenette where the beds were a little on the small size for the four of us, and the kitchen had seen better days then we thought that breakfast would be included, given that we were paying over C$300 for the privellege and as this is a budget hotel, and a this sort of rate and also at a HIX breakfast would be included thought the same would apply here. No it does not. The facility has been outsourced by Hojo and they are attempting to charge $6.99 pp for a buffet of negligible quality, and a lack of service in improving such quality. It is a joke which caught us and others. Noticed later that those in the know headed off in their vehicle to a nearby restaurant for breakfast. After being bitten we decided to find a convenience store to stock the fridge with provisions.
The room we were in was on the third floor and close to the lift. Noise outside the room door was evident and the view out of the room was not inspiring and the decor was tired as has been said on other reviews. However, internet access was good and free. With hindsight and as we had to drive into the city anyway we would choose a hotel further out as to find a budget priced hotel is quite difficult in Victoria.
A good point about this hotel was the swimming pool which was a good size and there were separate changing and shower facilities for males and females. Newspapers were available on a daily basis on a table near reception.
We were able to see a fair amount of the city and there was a hardback tourist book in the room with an inspired car tour around the Saanich Peninsula which was quite good and therefore we will probably not be visiting Victoria again. Otherwise we would be looking for an alternative budget hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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