Came here for work - it was close to the office located in Saanichton. Hotel is easy to find, right off the highway. It's a typical 2.5 to 3 star place, a glorified motel. I wasn't expecting a 5 star place. But I was hoping it would be clean.
I checked the mattress and the first one yielded unsightly stains. The second one yielded a dead silverfish. I tried to tell the front desk over the phone why I wanted to switch rooms but they asked me to repeat what I meant by "bug". What else could I mean? I had to go down to the front desk and repeat myself again.
After a five minute wait they found me another room - this one was on the first floor with access to the pool. The room had 2 double beds again, one with stains, one without. So I stuck with the cleaner one and hoped everything would be OK.
The pool was convenient but short. It's also a little deep if you have little kids.
In short, I wouldn't go back and I let my office know not to recommend that place to anyone unless they up their cleaning and hygiene standards.
- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Suites Victoria Hotel
- Howard Johnson Suites Victoria Hotel Victoria
- Howard Johnson Victoria
- Victoria Howard Johnson
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In close proximity to everything you want to do and see in Victoria, the Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites on Elk Lake is your alternative to being downtown. Whether travelling to Victoria on business or pleasure you will find our hotel rooms both spacious and well equipped to ensure a relaxing stay. Our rooms include all the little things that add up to a better quality of life on the road. Guests can enjoy complimentary parking, weekday newspapers, in-room voice mail, high-speed wireless and wired internet, and all in a 100% smoke-free accommodation. Plunge into one of the only seasonal outdoor heated pools in Victoria or soak your stress away in our jacuzzi. Our restaurant, The Lakes Grillhouse and Bar is sure to have exactly what your craving for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner; or watch the game over a beverage in our lounge. Our award winning property and our staff will do their best to make our stay with us a memorable one. We looking forward to seeing you here in Victoria. ... more less
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