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Quality Inn Waddling Dog

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2476 Mt. Newton Cross Roads, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 2B8, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Central Saanich
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Kamloops British Columbia Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had stayed at this hotel over a number of years during both business and personal trips and were always impressed with the charm,size of rooms, cleanliness, and overall level of service. In fact, we brought 3 different sets of Swiss relatives there during the obligatory tour of Vancouver Island during the last 5 years. I even recommended this hotel... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Island for a wedding in stayed at the Waddling Dog for two nights. It doesn't look like much when you first walk up, but the Waddling Dog delivered outstanding value for the money and we would definitely stay there again. Some highlights of our stay: - the room had *two* large, wide-opening windows - a feature... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This entire property needs to be upgraded. It has been sorely neglected far too long. Could have great potential with proper management. Owner shows no signs of trying to avoid it fast becoming a slum property. This was a wonderful place when Eric Lewis opened it years ago. We would love to see it restored it to it's former glory.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I stayed here one night on a trip to Victoria Island. The room was clean but needed a huge remodel. The bottom row of tile in the shower were falling off the wall and black mold could be seen in the grout. Heating system was not functioning properly and I froze during the night. Staff was not friendly at all... More

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Olympia, Washington
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175 reviews 175 reviews
52 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

My wife and I concluded a trip around Vancouver Island with 2 nights at the Waddling Dog. First, let me say, I was never disturbed by the dog barking. Second, the staff was extremely helpful and prompt to respond to requests. The room had 2 queen beds and was quite large and comfortable. All of the amenities were there. We... More

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Leavenworth, Kansas
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Our stay was ruined by the "waddling dog" of the name. The hotel staff let the dog out into the backyard of the hotel at 6am, and left him outside for the next 20 minutes which he spent barking incessantly! The atmosphere was charming, the rooms were very spacious. The breakfast was okay but they were short on most items.... More

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Lynden, Washington
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My wife and I and two companions chose to stay a night at the Quality Inn Waddling Dog last week. I'm glad we did. This is not for those who prefer the sterility of a large chain hotel/motel. The wattle-and-daub architecture that greets you from the outside is continued on the inside with the atmosphere of a British inn. There... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

My Grandmother and I stayed at the Waddling Dog Inn last weekend. We weren't sure what to expect.. We checked in late, at around 11pm. The check in was extremely slow.. The room was spacious, clean and had everything we needed. It was decorated in old tavern style.. white walls with wood beams. Beds were ok. We had the complementary... More

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Langley BC
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

When you want to stay somewhere that gives you a unique experience, this is the place to stay! The Waddling Dog is full of character- antiques, old pictures, oak paneling, and dark beams. With a resident basset hound to boot! Feelings like a Faulty Towers film set. The hotel is comfortable, room clean and staff friendly. Breakfast is adequate but... More

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Renfrew, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Stayed here just before flying out of the Victoria Airport. It is an interesting small hotel with lots of atmosphere. The room was large and beds comfortable. The restaurant/pub offered some great meal options too. Very convenient to the airport too!

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Address: 2476 Mt. Newton Cross Roads, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 2B8, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Central Saanich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Quality Inn Waddling Dog 2*
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Also Known As:
Quality Inn Waddling Dog Hotel Saanichton
Quality Inn Saanichton
Saanichton Quality Inn
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