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Econo Lodge & Suites

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My wife and I were on a one month holiday to Canada and Victoria was a must. The hotel was being renovated but the room we had hadn't been touched yet. One of the main problem for us was our room faced a really busy intersection and traffic was quite busy and started about 6.30 to 7.00am every morning. Plus the air con was noisy and was switched off then the room got really hot, then couldn't sleep. All in all the 2 nights we stayed there we didn't sleep well. The breakfasts were standard and having coffee outside next to the lake was really tranquil. Basically you pay for what you get.

Stayed there Sept 27, 2017. Have stayed there several times. It was good value 'before' this last stay, but they are renovating so hoping to stay there again in the future. We liked the mattresses!! They are firmer than pillow top but better for your posture, was a plus for me, pillow tops break down and do not leave a flat bed. I hope they don’t put pillow tops in when they renovate. Or at least leave a few firmer beds for those that like them and find it hard to find them in accommodations. The room needed serious updating. But the room was ok for a night. A plus for staying there is the walk on the gorge, very close by, a walk across a small bridge and you are there. Beautiful walk!!!!! My biggest complaint was the smoke smell.......might have come from lady smoking below us, outside. They aren’t suppose to do that but saw others doing the same. The lady looked unwell so didn’t want to complain, so to be fair to the motel manager, we did not tell the office girl so we can’t complain. But hope they start enforcing their no smoking within a certain distance rule. There is a green grass/picnic table for that. Breakfast included in price. They are updating on the exterior, hope the rooms will be done too. If so, we will go back there!

Stayed there because it was the only reasonably priced hotel close to Langford. Was there for a funeral tried to check in early at noon to get ready after traveling . Was told no I told her at the front desk that bit was inconvenient. I think the girl was more interested in going outside to smoke with friends than changing rooms. Our room was on the noisy side of the street and I can't believe that it was full the previous night.

The building is quite old, some updating has been done but even some of the updated fixtures are old, the tub didn't drain well while showering so we ended up standing in several inches of water. On the other hand the suite was quite spacious, extremely clean for the age and well kept. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Location is right on the Gorge and quiet even though it appears to be a fairly busy intersection. Continental breakfast is limited in variety but well stocked. We would definitely stay here again as we are budget conscious.

Really enjoyed our stay in the two bedroom suite. We found the facilities clean in spite of renovations and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Kids loved the pool! Great selection for the complimentary breakfast as well, all items were fresh and delicious. If you expect high end facilities and modern decor - book downtown Victoria. If you are fine with basic amenities and a short drive to downtown, this is a great option! We would stay here again and will recommend to our friends.

Slightly dated rooms with a decent television and good Wi-Fi. The rooms could use a facelift but unfortunately are in the process of being converted to apartments so in a year it probably won't even be the Econo Lodge anymore. So take the opportunity to stay while you can because the price is right. Conveniently located near the Naval Base which is why I needed it. The staff there were very good and I commend them for being very friendly and helpful.

The room was booked for two nights by our friends who we were travelling with. As soon as we entered the hallway i wanted to turn around and check out. The carpets were filthy and the walls dingy. Inside the room I couldn't believe it. Big stains all over the carpet and the room just looked not clean! Bedding was outdated as well as everything else in the room! We made it through the two nights but never again!

We stayed one night at this facility which we selected primarily because of its location and price. We had a suite which included a kitchen with a full size fridge. The decor in the room is dated and needs to be renovated: the carpet had stains, the bed had lumps. Breakfast is free and was plentiful. Sections of the inn are being renovated. Should I go back, I would ask to be in a newly renovated section.

Me and my friend stayed here for 2 nights. We were greeted at reception by Kaitlin who is bubbly and knowledgeable about the area. She explained that the place was being renovated into apartments. The hotel is in a great spot on the river for canoeing and kayaking, not too far from downtown. All I can say is keep an eye out for these apartments on air bnb soon.

The location is good but the exterior is ratty and the room was just okay, with a nonfunctioning deadbolt and a/c that did not cool. Bed and bathroom were fine, though, The main problem was that this hotel routinely assesses a 200% damage fee at checkin. There is no advance notice from a practical standpoint, no choice left for selecting another hotel. The night clerk said the fee (in our case $200 which was in addition to the cost of the room) would be cleared the next day, but she insisted I sign a charge slip for it so I believed they intended to submit it and therefore it would have to be formally refunded. The clerk the next morning refused to refund until the room was checked for damage, which could not occur until after 9 am. There was no arguing with him as he made it clear that he, not the customer was right. We are rather off put by any suggestion that we trash rooms, or even stay in a place where people trash rooms but he said many people do. A maintenance person unexpectedly appeared and agreed to check the room for damage and before the clerk and I actually came to blows over who would prevail (he was pretty young and probably stronger) the room was checked and the $200 was cancelled. This kind of treatment should not happen to respectable people. It is demeaning and when there is a high fee like this it should be disclosed in advance (we made our reservation on line months earlier from 3000 miles away).We appreciate being treated well and with respect, not as though we are adversaries, when we stand up for our financial rights.

101 Island Hwy Victoria BC

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Econo Lodge & Suites places you next to Craigflower Manor and within a mile (2 km) of Gorge Vale Golf Course. This 81-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Victoria, it's also near Fisgard Lighthouse and Highrock Park.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast.


Rooms

The 81 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Econo Lodge & Suites enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Additional amenities include a computer station, laundry facilities, and a picnic area.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

57% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 171 reviews