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Howard Johnson City Center
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   310 Gorge Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 2W2, Canada (Burnside)   |  
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Ranked #47 of 58 Hotels in Victoria
Victoria, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Not good value”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were very disappointed. Although the cleanliness was just passable, our non smoking room reeked of former smoking occupants. It is great to offer non smoking rooms but they have to be thoroughly cleaned before putting a sign on the door.
It is convenient to have a liquid soap dispenser in the shower but someone has to actually fill it.
Maintenance, when done is soddy.
A very definite lack of care throughout.
We had hoped for better.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I found it really hard to find a good hotel in Victoria that wasn't outrageously expensive. Everything in the city seems dated and very expensive so I picked this hotel for the relatively low price and location. It was only about 2-5 min drive away from downtown so that was handy. The hotel was dated, but clean- which is more important to me. Employees were friendly and we actually got really good service. Unless something more modern opened up in the area for around the same price/location and standards of cleanliness I would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This hotel is rundown. Everything is dated and grimy. The AC was extremely noisy, so much so that we couldn't even use it. The fridge and tv also made a lot of noise, which was annoying. I would never stay here again. I felt dirty walking on the carpets and sitting on the couch. You will be disappointed if you stay here. The shower had horrible water pressure, and the bed was uncomfortable. The pillows were lumpy and the bedding was abrasive and rough feeling. It was the worst hotel that I have ever stayed in.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson City Center

Address: 310 Gorge Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 2W2, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > Burnside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 58 Hotels in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson City Center 2*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are an 80 room boutique style hotel, centrally located on the Gorge Waterway only minutes to the Inner Harbour. Our rates very competitive and we offer exceptional value for money. Our features include: Free Internet Access, Indoor Pool, Fitness Room, Kitchen Suites, Free Parking. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson City Hotel Victoria
Howard Johnson Hotel Victoria
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