My husband and I have stayed at this location twice now and felt it time to review! Both times we had our two small dogs with us and both times we stayed in the older part of the hotel which is accessible only from outside. This is preferable for us- easy access to the outdoors for the pups. The rooms are on the larger size, and both times they were very clean. The pet fee was $15/night no matter the length of the stay. We did not make reservations, and decided to try our luck on a Friday night, they were able to accommodate us, however, when we checked online on their website, we realized the rate we were given in the lobby was approximately 25% higher. Decent location, it's right off the highway and very close to a dog park (it's just down the road). The parking situation is not great especially if you're staying in the older part of the hotel. We had to temporarily park beside the stairs and canary our luggage etc. up first (because we had so much of it) and then park our car in the lot afterward... I can see parking only being N issue if you have a room in the old part of the hotel. We had originally booked for two nights, but due to the cost checked out after only one night and moved to a different hotel right in the city for a much better rate- also more updated and room is just as big.
All in all, the experience was decent, maybe good, but it wouldn't be my first choice of places to stay if I come back to the area.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Suites Victoria Hotel Victoria
- Howard Johnson Victoria
- Victoria Howard Johnson