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“Very nice staff, clean!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Red Lion Inn & Suites Victoria
Ranked #34 of 52 Hotels in Victoria
Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very nice staff, clean!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2011

The staff were friendly-although seemed overworked. The room was really nice and we were able to cook our own meals. The staff cleaned it really well also. It was affordable, I recommend it!! Also, there is no breakfast included, although in this survey it asks for a rating on breakfast to be complete so I just made it up a rating

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Afrinina
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2011

The perfect hotel for all your needs. Very friendly staff and a nicely appointed room. Granite in the bathroom is beautifull and non existent in most hotel rooms. Approx 5-8 min drive to the downtown harboufront.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank baron55
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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2011

Stayed at this hotel overnight for business recently. Had a standard room on the third floor facing the bike trails (luckily not facing the strip club, although the bike trails are where people from the clubs seem to smoke late at night). The room was spacious enough for 1-2 people, comfortable mattresses and an efficient (if a bit noisy) A/C unit that cooled the room down quickly.

Pros:
- value (we paid $55/night)
- clean room
- microwave and a decent sized mini-fridge with coffee maker
- noise wasn't too bad at night
- close to Uptown and Mayfair shopping malls
- friendly and helpful service -- even allowed me a 1pm check-out without making it seem like it would be a big hassle (unheard of!)

Cons:
- not within walking distance to downtown or the harbour (but a quick 10 minute drive)
- food options at the hotel and in the area are sparse unless you want fast food
- bad internet connection -- even though my laptop showed I was online, the pages loaded so slowly and I couldn't even send an email, the signal was so weak
- old decor in the rooms (carpet could use a clean, but again, the bathroom and bed were spotless)
- the front and back parking lots often seem full unless you arrive in the late AM (but the overflow lot past the bike lanes always had spots available)
- adjacent to the strip club and the liquor store (maybe to some, this is a plus?)

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Type_A_Tiff
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Lloydminster
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2011

We stayed at the Red Lion Inn while we visited Victoria. For the price we paid for the room it was ok. the room was a little small But the tv worked and the internet connecton was good. service was excellent. needs a bit of rug cleaning ( in the room we had) kinda threw me off, but the rest of the room was very clean. thefront dest staff was very friendly and accomidation.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank helenryan
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Clearwater, Canada
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

Stayed at the Red Lion for family event, 5 nights. Overall a very nice Inn although my local family had told me some stories about the V Lounge and other rumors about it's reputation. Based on tripadvisor.ca recommendations I went ahead.
Front desk staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the area, the lobby was clean and modern as in the picture. My room, which was situated facing the back parking lot on the 2nd of 3 floors, was mostly quiet although Fri & Sat nights I did hear occasional shouting but I used the fan on the A/C for white noise and that helped me get good nights sleeps. The room itself was a little worn but had everything a solo female traveler needed: microwave; sink, cook-top, fridge unit; nice LCD TV; hairdryer; travel size shampoo, etc. and best of all a nice magnifying mirror in the bathroom for makeup application. The Inn is perfectly located near Uptown and Mayfair malls and being right on Douglas there is easy bus service downtown and waterfront, where you don't want to drive if you can help it, so busy esp. in summertime. The Inn is right on the Galloping Goose trail so biking and walking are other options to get around. The price of the Inn was very reasonable for where you are and the time of year.
On the downside the parking wasn't the best; twice I had to use the back parking lot as the spots near the front entrance were filled up, I did get in later in the evening while I was there so I'm not sure if that was a deterrent but there were always people around. The first night I checked in I was told to just use one of the 5 min max check-in spots, which were available sometimes. I do not recommend parking on the south side as that is the V Lounge lot.
Overall I was very pleased with my stay and will stay again the next time the family's house is full.

Room Tip: Book ahead, I used the Red Lion's booking website and made my specific requests.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CathiM
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Burnaby, BC
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2011

My wife and I went to Victoria to meet up with a friend that was staying at the Red Lion. Fortunately we only stayed one night! It was tricky finding it but I had Google directions printed out so it wasn't too bad, but don't blink because you'll miss the main entrance and end up in the parking lot for the strip club. The staff were all very polite and even though we were way before the 3 pm check-in the clerk radioed a cleaner and said to clean our room right away. It was only about a 15-20 minute wait so we visited our friend down the hall. For the price the room was OK. The bed was firm-ish and the small sofa was too saggy to sit on comfortably. Our room faced west, overlooking the bike/walking trail and rear parking lot and was at the end of the hall, so there wasn't any guests walking past our door, however, the window had to be kept open in the hallway because it was so hot and stuffy. Every time we opened our door we were greeted with the smell of someone smoking pot, either in the hotel or standing down below outside. One big complaint we had was about the carpet in the room. It looks like it hasn't been cleaned in years! On top of the general dirtiness of it there were stains and spots all over. Overall, it wasn't too bad for a last-minute decision, but we probably won't stay there again. Oh, and parking is difficult because the lot is shared with the restaurant, liquor store, lounge, and whoever else. You might end up parking in the back lot and having to put up with people asking you for money, etc. at night.

Room Tip: Don't expect a room with a view, and try to get one at the opposite end away from the strip club...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank senior2B
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Santa Ana, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2011

This hotel was a good spot to stay when traveling to Victoria, right on the main road of Victoria and at the edge of the city. Even though some reviewers mentioned noise, we did not notice any during our entire one week stay. The lady at the front desk was extremely helpful. The laundry facilities were quite nice. Our room was larger than usual with a kitchenette and the bathroom walls were with granite detail and it seemed to be very clean. We would recommend this hotel to anyone, and look forward to returning there on future trips.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank jane a
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Property: Red Lion Inn & Suites Victoria
Address: 3366 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 3L3, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Inn & Suites Victoria 3*
Number of rooms: 91
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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