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Howard Johnson Hotel - Victoria City Centre

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel was clean and accessible. A little distance from everything so we had to drive to get anywhere: food and entertainment. We charged a extra fee in case we opened a tab, which we never do and they took it off at check out but there is always the fear that we are going to get ripped off. Otherwise we had a good experience.

I would not recommend this hotel. the windows were falling out, staff more concerned for parking for bar patrons than hotel guests. Beds were old clean but old. Room did not look like picture on the website.

We were booked for 4 days day 1 our window in room was held shut by a pen you could open it from the parking lot by removing the window NOT SAFE Day 2 no place to park my vehicle as the guest parking was taken over by their bar parking Day 3 Issues again with parking handicap parking was being used by non handicap people staff were more concerned about the bar having parking we left I would never recommend this place to anyone the picture shows the front of the place try showing the other side where the true picture of this place is

At check in, it started with the staff licking our hotel room card right before she handed it to us. But other than that, they were nice and helpful. It was clean but the hotel stunk overall. Our room was cleaned daily, but the bed was uncomfortable. Worst shower I have ever been in. Once the temperature was set to warm, it still switched from ice cold to burning hot, then back to warm and repeat. Honestly, I wished I had stayed somewhere else, the hotel made my entire trip less enjoyable because we would always dread going back to the hotel.

Great hotel! Not far from the city. The hotel is new and very clean. The hotel staff esp Richard is very friendly and accommodating. They have hot Buffet breakfast. Not one bad thjng to say about the hotel.

We reserved a room pet friendly with a kingsize bed! Got: double bed! No shower curtain! Bed slept in before! 2 towels - 3 people! 4 day stay of chaosis! Lying staff! Offers to pay cash in exchange for upgrade i already paid for! Rude service! Alot of harrasement!

a little our of the city but excellent parking one block from Tim Horton's 24 hr. coffee shop expensive breakfast buffet on weekend sparse but ok booked first two nights from Orbitz but had to pay 25% more for an additional night and move to a different room which meant pack up and go away from 11AM to 3 PM Would stay there again

Got it for a lot less than any other hotel in the area. I only use a hotel for sleeping so it was fine - quiet rooms - but ask for a top floor room or a room away from the parking lot - one side of the second floor actually lines up directly with the lot. It's just over a mile from downtown with a bus stop near by. There is a recreation trail just across from it for a nice walk next to the water or along a tree lined paved trail. The hotel staff was very friendly and the restaurant had "Texas Hold 'em", "Magic Bingo" and "Karaoke" nights. Hotel doesn't appear to have been remodeled since the 70's. Free internet in the lobby was a good bonus. If you can get this hotel for a deal, it is well worth it.

Hotel was great. I don't mind being "off the beaten track" as it's always less expensive and I like to walk.

Every thing is good but we didn't find food in house they says they have Restaurant but we find that Restaurant is not own by Hotel and the staff & owners of that restaurant there a not frinedly and helpful to us that one is useless

Saw all the sights. The Hotel was a bit to far from the downtown. The trip was good.

Good vlaue for money, short driving distance to the center of town, only breakfast service and bar closed in the weekend.

very old need update with facility, especially the air condition unit so much noise, very distrubing

We were early so room wasn't ready upon check-in. Front desk clerk very helpful in storing luggage behind desk for 5-hours! Had to ride city bus to downtown Victoria, room too far to walk. Also, the location and area run down or in process of renovation. Didn't feel safe on street. For the price, you shouldn't have to ride the city bus! And, no shuttle to airport! Taking a cab was stressful as the cabbie was nuts!

310 Gorge Rd E Victoria BC

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center

Located in Burnside within a short walk of MayFair Shopping Centre, Howard Johnson Hotel - Victoria City Centre is within a mile (2 km) of Topaz Park. This 80-room hotel has an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. British Columbia Parliament Building and Westside Village Shopping Centre are also close to this Victoria hotel.


Rooms

All 80 air-conditioned accommodations feature sitting areas. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers are also standard.


Property features

At Howard Johnson Hotel - Victoria City Centre, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. Free parking is included with your stay. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a business center.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard room, 2 double beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Kitchenette Room, 2 Double Beds, Non smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Kitchenette Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofabed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Hotel - Victoria City Centre

Couples (6) Family (6) Other (2)
4

victoria, b.c.

Couples

The hotel was clean and accessible. A little distance from everything so we had to drive to get anywhere: food and entertainment. We charged a extra fee in case we opened a tab, which we never do and they took it off at check out but there is always the fear that we are going to get ripped off. Otherwise we had a good experience.

By on Nov 27, 2014

1

susan calgary

Families

I would not recommend this hotel. the windows were falling out, staff more concerned for parking for bar patrons than hotel guests. Beds were old clean but old. Room did not look like picture on the website.

By on Sep 5, 2014

1

horrible

Families

We were booked for 4 days day 1 our window in room was held shut by a pen you could open it from the parking lot by removing the window NOT SAFE Day 2 no place to park my vehicle as the guest parking was taken over by their bar parking Day 3 Issues again with parking handicap parking was being used by non handicap people staff were more concerned about the bar having parking we left I would never recommend this place to anyone the picture shows the front of the place try showing the other side where the true picture of this place is

By on Sep 2, 2014

1

uncomfortable

Couples

At check in, it started with the staff licking our hotel room card right before she handed it to us. But other than that, they were nice and helpful. It was clean but the hotel stunk overall. Our room was cleaned daily, but the bed was uncomfortable. Worst shower I have ever been in. Once the temperature was set to warm, it still switched from ice cold to burning hot, then back to warm and repeat. Honestly, I wished I had stayed somewhere else, the hotel made my entire trip less enjoyable because we would always dread going back to the hotel.

By on Jul 3, 2014

5

great hotel

Families

Great hotel! Not far from the city. The hotel is new and very clean. The hotel staff esp Richard is very friendly and accommodating. They have hot Buffet breakfast. Not one bad thjng to say about the hotel.

By on Jun 14, 2014

1

rude crude socially unacceptable staff!

Families

We reserved a room pet friendly with a kingsize bed! Got: double bed! No shower curtain! Bed slept in before! 2 towels - 3 people! 4 day stay of chaosis! Lying staff! Offers to pay cash in exchange for upgrade i already paid for! Rude service! Alot of harrasement!

By on May 19, 2012

3

old but well maintained and comfortable

Couples

a little our of the city but excellent parking one block from Tim Horton's 24 hr. coffee shop expensive breakfast buffet on weekend sparse but ok booked first two nights from Orbitz but had to pay 25% more for an additional night and move to a different room which meant pack up and go away from 11AM to 3 PM Would stay there again

By on Aug 18, 2011

3

great for the budget traveler

Singles

Got it for a lot less than any other hotel in the area. I only use a hotel for sleeping so it was fine - quiet rooms - but ask for a top floor room or a room away from the parking lot - one side of the second floor actually lines up directly with the lot. It's just over a mile from downtown with a bus stop near by. There is a recreation trail just across from it for a nice walk next to the water or along a tree lined paved trail. The hotel staff was very friendly and the restaurant had "Texas Hold 'em", "Magic Bingo" and "Karaoke" nights. Hotel doesn't appear to have been remodeled since the 70's. Free internet in the lobby was a good bonus. If you can get this hotel for a deal, it is well worth it.

By on Jun 29, 2011

4

ho jo hotel review

Singles

Hotel was great. I don't mind being "off the beaten track" as it's always less expensive and I like to walk.

By on Jun 20, 2011

3

hotel with out own resturant

Families

Every thing is good but we didn't find food in house they says they have Restaurant but we find that Restaurant is not own by Hotel and the staff & owners of that restaurant there a not frinedly and helpful to us that one is useless

By on Aug 20, 2010