I think this is the first review I have written on this site but felt it was time to give back a little after benefiting from the reviews when I have booked travel.
My wife and I were recently in Victoria for the weekend and stayed here given the location (we had an event at Elk Lake) and the rate.
While the location is a little outside of the city core, it is an easy drive / bus into the main area for those that are touring the area. The new Uptown Mall is across the street and offers lots of shopping etc. It's a quick drive up the highway to Elk Lake or out to Sooke etc.
We had a 1 bedroom suite on the top floor and, while a little smaller than some other 1 bedroom suites we have stayed in at other hotels, it was well equipped, clean, and comfortable. The bed was very comfortable. We didn't experience any of the noise that other reviews have mentioned - it was very quiet for us. We didn't explore any of the amenities on the property so cant comment on those.
The big advantage was the rate - imo, it can't be beaten for this type of accommodation in the area. Also, all of the staff we met were very friendly and helpful (a big plus).
Victoria is a great town to visit, especially in the Spring through late Summer / early Fall. Having lived there for a few years earlier in the 90's, it was great to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Red Lion Inn & Suites Victoria combines friendly service, convenient location and the best prices in Victoria into an ideal package for travelers visiting this beautiful city on business or pleasure. We are located on Douglas Street, Victoria's main street, nearby the island's largest shopping mall and two other shopping plazas. Our guests have easy access to all downtown attractions, theaters, shopping districts and the conference center. We are also situated on the famous Galloping Goose Trail, which provides a unique way to discover Victoria by walking or biking.Red Lion Inn & Suites Victoria offers standard rooms, studios and one-bedroom suites, all located in the quietest part of our hotel complex, away from the main street. Guest rooms feature many amenities including Red Lion's signature plush Sealy pillowtop beds, Eco Fresh Environmentally Responsible Products (ERP), free wi-fi, a microwave and refrigerator and cable TV. Kitchenettes are provided in suites and studios. Laundry and valet service is available, and there is a 24-hour guest laundry on-site.For our guests who like to stay fit while traveling, we offer complimentary passes to Fitness World, a 15,000 square foot facility located across the street from the hotel. Or, relax and enjoy our seasonal outdoor pool. For your dining pleasure, our award-winning Jade Fountain Restaurant serves generous portions of Chinese specialties and Diego's Bar and Grill offers casual meals and cocktails. There are many other fine restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Hotel Victoria
- Red Lion Victoria
- Victoria Red Lion