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Powell River, Canada
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95 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Elk Lake Rd HoJo is well located for Sannich and Victoria if you have a car. The rooms have been updated since our last stay three years ago. I particularly enjoyed the bed and pillow; both were to my liking and I had a really good sleep. This is saying a lot considering I don't normally sleep that well in... More 

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HojoVic, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites Victoria Elk Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with another review. We appreciate you taking additional time to provide us with more feedback. Your previous review on Expedia didn't mention the second door in your room. It seems you were located in one of our rooms with balcony access. Although, all of our rooms with balcony access are very... More 

Canada
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47 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stayed one night at this hotel and found the room fairly adequate. The room was a bit dated and the bed was a little uncomfortable for our taste but overall the room was clean and quiet. If you are visiting Victoria as a tourist the location may be a bit far from the downtown core where most tourist attractions... More 

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HojoVic, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites Victoria Elk Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites and sharing your views from your stay. Guest feedback allows us to gauge how we are doing, and make improvements for future guests. We are currently in the process of updating our rooms. We have recently renovated all of the flooring in our West Wing, and we will be updating... More 

Kamloops, Canada
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I was a little concerned when I saw a previous review indicating bed bugs. Upon checkin I spoke with the front desk staff about the concern. They said they were aware of the previous guest's complaint of bed bugs. Upon receiving that complaint they promptly checked the room with trained cleaning staff. No indications. Next they brought in a professional... More 

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HojoVic, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites Victoria Elk Lake, responded to this review

Beautiful-Goddess, Thank-you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites. As you found out at check-in, we take allegations of bed bugs very seriously. We take every precaution to ensure we do not have bed bugs. If a guest claims to have gotten bit at our hotel, we do a thorough follow... More 

Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Only had a one night stay but would stay here again. Even though it was October, I found the room too warm to sleep, and this is with the heat off, don't know what it would be like in the summer? Very nice rooms, good bedding, nice little kitchenette and even a safe. Bathroom is a little small and the... More 

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HojoVic, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites Victoria Elk Lake, responded to this review

Janine, Thank you for staying at Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites, and taking the time to provide us with feedback. Sorry to hear you found the room too hot. We do have an air conditioning unit and fan in each room. Hopefully you were able to use them to cool you off a bit. We are pleased to hear you... More 

Canmore, Canada
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Very pleasant, clean, convenient & courteous!! This is a good place to stay if you're enrolee to the ferry, airport or Butchart Gardens in Victoria. We were particularly pleased in that this hotel happens to be so close to where our friends recently moved to from Alberta.

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HojoVic, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites Victoria Elk Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites, and taking the time to provide us with a review on TripAdvisor. It's great to hear you were able to take advantage of our convenient location within Victoria. We hope you enjoyed catching up with your friend, and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Victoria.... More 

Sparks, Nevada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stay here twice a year totally because we visit a relative living in assisted living across street. Hotel is about 20 minutes away from the Port Angeles ferry in morning traffic. A shopping center with supermarket, bank, Starbucks, etc is a reasonable drive away across the freeway. Hotel is clean and quiet, there is a dinner restaurant attached. A... More 

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HojoVic, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites Victoria Elk Lake, responded to this review

Good Day Y4530XDjames Thank you very much for posting your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites Victoria. We truly thank you very much for making us your hotel of choice when visiting Victoria. Our location has some great amenities nearby, and our fabulous housekeeping staff take tremendous pride in providing exceptionally clean rooms. I... More 

Moscow, Idaho
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Room was nice, but overpriced as there was no breakfast included. the day after we stayed both my partner. and I were covered in BED BUG bites!! We contacted the hotel and they got back to us very quickly and said the room had been throughly checked and there were no bed bugs - but we had the bites to... More 

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HojoVic, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites Victoria Elk Lake, responded to this review

Good Day Maved3711 We are very sorry to hear you were unhappy - with our communications before the posting of your review. As a follow up to your comments with regards to the bed bugs in the guest room. As soon as we received your email - the Housekeeping Manager returned to hotel after hours to personally inspect the room.... More 

Lone Butte
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58 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Friends' wedding brought us to busy Victoria. We rejected the hassle of downtown and chose Elk Lake Howard Johnson from their ratings and out of town locale. Our one bedroom unit had a balcony with a walkway leading to their clean and inviting pool. We were welcomed warmly on check-in, set our selves up in our room then used their... More 

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HojoVic, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites Victoria Elk Lake, responded to this review

Jon, we hope you had a great time at your friends' wedding! Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and taking the time to provide us with a review on TripAdvisor. As you know, our location is perfectly situated just outside of the busy downtown area, and close to Butchart Gardens, Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park, and a variety of... More 

Calgary
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182 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We spent 3 night s here for a wedding in town. No bad things to say, rooms were nice and clean. The AC worked very well. It was really hot during our stay so the outdoor pool was definitely a highlight. Also the resturant downstairs has a great breakfast, really good.

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HojoVic, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites Victoria Elk Lake, responded to this review

Oilerman, thank you for choosing to stay with us, and providing us with an excellent review on TripAdvisor! It's great to hear you were able to cool off in our pool, and hopefully you were able enjoy the views of the Olympic mountain range while you relaxed poolside. Our attached restaurant is not only popular with our guests, but it... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites Victoria Elk Lake

Address: 4670 Elk Lake Dr, Saanich, British Columbia V8Z 5M1, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Saanich
Price Range: RM411 - RM500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites Victoria Elk Lake 3*
Number of rooms: 85
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Howard Johnson Suites Victoria Hotel Victoria
Howard Johnson Victoria
Victoria Howard Johnson
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“Ask for one not facing the highway if you sleep with the window open”
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“Ideal for families with the one bedroom and hidabed and pool.”
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“top floor at the back, away from the elevator proved an excellent choice.”
 of 5 bubbles AnEducatedAdventurer, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We were on the bottom floor. We had no noise problems. Ask for room 108 or 106 you have about 10 steps to the pool!”
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“Try and get a room that does not face the highway”
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