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“Very noisy and dirty carpets” 2 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   101 Island Hwy, Esquimalt, British Columbia V9B 1E8, Canada (Formerly Comfort Inn & Suites)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Esquimalt
Vancouver, Canada
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“Very noisy and dirty carpets”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Our room was facing the stop light on a four lane Island highway which made our room very noisy day and night. If you are driving south on Admiral Road you had to cross over a solid double yellow line which made your turn illegal. The carpets were filthy and needed to be shampooed.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

What hot continental breakfast" -- possibly when you toast your slice of bread or add hot water to a package of oatmeal. OK the coffee and tea are hot.
Our room was touted as having a "beautiful gorge view" --- well if you looked over the stucco railing on the second floor rooms you could see the far side of the water pond behind the cottages across the street. Hardly as advertised!
This is a motel that doesn't deserve the category it has with Choice Hotel chain. It is badly in need of updating all around. If not, then it needs to be downgraded to a lower level in the chain.
We won't stay here again.

Room Tip: Not a restaurant on site. No fitness centre either
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

Rooms 230-242 (we had 240) face the 5 deluxe cabins that face the Gorge Waterway. This might sound bad but you get a decent view for a much cheaper price. Our room had a kitchenette that was adequately stocked with supplies (which was a surprise to us). The wife wasn't thrilled with the "hot continental breakfast" expecting things like sausage and scrambled eggs, and a waffle machine like we have had at other Choice-group hotels in Oregon. Room was clean, was missing the weatherstripping at the bottom of the door, which I didn't notice until the first morning when the sun was shining. Overall not bad. Beds are okay, but a bit too firm for our liking.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

This was a good value. The staff was helpful and nice, the room was clean (though old), and parking was free (and easy to find). The hotel is just off the main highway, so it was conveniently located. Compared to the other hotels in the Inner Harbor area, the price was right. The continental breakfast was pretty good, though they didn't have oatmeal (which I like to have). A good value!

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We had adjoining rooms(4 kids). The carpet was flithy, I wouldnt walk on it in bare feet. There was mold on the shower curtains, the soft was flithy, you could see the wires hanging from the lights in the bathroom, 2 of my children broke out in a rash, house keeping didnt stock none of our supplies, burns in the curtains, spiders and bugs crawling on the ceilings, floors and in the bath tub, half the time the key cards wouldnt work. Smelled like cigarette smoke. I wouldnt recommend this place to anyone. The only plus side was the location.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We checked in to Room 238, and proceeded to relax, my wife on the bed, myself on the couch. Within a few minutes my wife noticed little black dots hopping around on the white sheets. The bed was infested with fleas! I guess they were in the carpet too, as my lower legs now have flea bites all over them.

The lady at the reception desk offered me a new room, either Room 138 immediately below #238 or a suite in the other building (no air conditioning). We moved to 138, but found fleas there too!
We moved to Room 145 in the other building, and it was fine.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Our room look absolutely nothing like the nice pictures on the website. I should have taken some photos to share. The carpet in our room was FILTHY and completely worn out. I wouldn't even walk on it in my bare feet. The shower curtain was dirty, too. Our room had no refrigerator or microwave as most of the Comfort Inns tend to have. I don't recommend anyone stay here unless ou can see your room, first. However, the clerks at the front desk were very friendly and helpful when we asked for direction and questions about the area! The area was also quiet.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Address: 101 Island Hwy, Esquimalt, British Columbia V9B 1E8, Canada (Formerly Comfort Inn & Suites)
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Esquimalt
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Esquimalt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Inn & Suites 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel plus 5-duplex cabins facing the Gorge Waterway - Waterfront location on Gorge Waterway. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Comfort Inn And Suites
Comfort Hotel Victoria
Comfort Inn Victoria
Victoria Comfort Inn

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