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Quality Inn Waddling Dog
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Central Saanich
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 reviews
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed 22 April 2012

We booked the Waddling Dog because it was close to Victoria Airport and w'd heard good reports. The hotel was nicely situated and was full of beautiful antiques. The room was large but the heating/air conditioning unit was very loud and kept turning on and off. We finally turned the unit totally off but the room got very cold and there were not enough blankets. Dinner in the pub was mediocre at best and as we weren't drinking, the server ignored us as much as possible. The Sunday brunch was much better and the staff in the restaurant were friendly and efficient..

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Canmore
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Rooms were mediocre. They were relatively roomy, and I think after that there is not much that I would compliment. The cooling/heating unit was really loud and couldn't keep the temperature consistent. I had to wake up several times during the night to adjust the temperature and keep the kids from either freezing or overheating. Bathroom shower had some grime and mold in the caulking and grout. When I booked the room, the website advertised complimentary breakfast, when we showed up, we were informed that this wasn't the case anymore. They did end up giving us vouchers for breakfast though. When I went to use them the next morning, there was no one working in the restaurant, and after waiting 10 min. to see if someone was going to show up a server looking very rushed and panicked, showed up muttering expletives under her breath, and scrambling around. She didn't address myself or anyone else in the restaurant, so i figured that I should probably move along and try my luck getting food somewhere else, anticipating it was going to be a wait, and we were on a schedule. When we returned to the room that night after a long and very tiring day, we were surprised to see that no one had made up the room. Kids needed to go to bed though so we made due with making the beds and such ourselves. After the kids settled down, we phoned the front desk to inform them what had happened, and their only response was "oh heavens" no offer to get the room cleaned, or other offer of compensation was made. There are plenty of other hotels in Sidney and Victoria, and would recommend staying there.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Terrace
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44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2012

Great hotel, great meals. Perfect place to stay when travelling as it is close to the airport. Staff friendly and accommodating. Hotel has lots of personality and character. Breakfast was simple but sufficient.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the highway. Rooms seem to be very sound proof.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chilliwack, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2012

Not new but very well looked after.........if you like dogs you will love their Basset.......for the
$$$ Great Value...............Nice pub on site with supper wings on wing night.......If flying or traveling by ferry no more then 15 minutes away..........I always try and stay here when on the Island.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Slocan Park
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42 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2012

Nice rooms, clean, friendly people, very quiet. Very helpful when I checked in; the person who checked me out was not as friendly but there were off and on power outages because of the storm and she was having trouble with her computer.
VERY comfortable beds.
Nice touch was a card that allowed you to circle an item if there was a problem with something (light bulb needing replacement, TV remote, etc etc).....
AND a nightlight in the bathroom.
Small attention to detail that makes it 'just that little bit better'

Room Tip: A room far away from the bar / restaurant is probably good....where I stayed was VERY quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Shoreline, Washington USA
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

This property is convenient to the Pat Bay highway to/from the ferries in Sidney. It's decor is unique, ersatz Tudor. The furnishings include older furniture and antiques. The breakfast was continental - no hot food other than that made with hot water.

We did not look at the attached restaurant. It advertises a Sunday buffet at a reasonable price.

A short walk from the hotel is a walkway on the edge of the ocean. It has a hard surface and a moderate grade. It is a pleasant place to take the dog.

Reservations are a good idea during the tourist season particularly if traveling with canines. Welcoming choices in Victoria and the Peninsula are limited.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Port Hardy, Canada
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58 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2012

Once again readers, I thrilled with my stay in a small "Inn" which offered me everything I needed at a very reasonable rate.
Food, parking, great Internet, breakfast in the morning, comfortable bed and spotless bathroom.
Yes there are newer hotels close by but the Quality Inn Waddling Dog offers travelers a true "inn" experience. A room that has charm!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Property: Quality Inn Waddling Dog
Address: 2476 Mt. Newton Cross Roads, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 2B8, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Central Saanich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Central Saanich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Quality Inn Waddling Dog 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
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