Howard Johnson City Center
Travel Blogs from Victoria
... on the brick sides of some buildings..
That evening we treated ourselves to a fish restaurant meal...
I ordered some lovely mussels and clams..
Just started to get stuck in and it started to whinge about her spicy calamari..
So being such a kind hearted soul I swapped with her and she enjoyed her meal... enough said...
... here is a tasty meal and gives chase. He makes it into his car just before the bear - but the bear at full gallop doesn't stop and wipes out the entire front of the car. Another car calls for the ranger. The ranger comes out and proceeds to write him a hefty fine for endangering wildlife. Bet his name was Wally.
Well I will leave it there for now..
I have a cruise to catch!
Lots of love to all
... their own uniqueness, particularly Chemainus which was once a bustling mining town but since the industry failed the locals needed a new draw card so they painted murals on many of the walls around town. On every street there was something different and coupled with the small town charm (and a great bakery!) it was worth the stop. We made it to Nanaimo and our first port of call was the Dinghy Dock Pub.
We checked in to the hotel and ...
... 8211; at no charge. They feel that this activity is starting to be in direct competition with the ship's own shore excursion department. Hopefully we are not seeing the demise of the “Golden Goose”.
Because we are joining the ship on its 51st day of a 90 day multi-segment cruise, we will be virtual strangers ...
... to Victoria and spend sometime enjoying what she has to offer.
We wander down to the inner harbor after checking into the hotel and have a nice supper, our last 'real' meal for awhile.
Back at the hotel we fill the water bladders and our bottles with water so we,re all set. We have arranged for travel to the trailhead and it leaves at 6:15 in the A.M.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Howard Johnson City Center Victoria
Jewel in the Crown,in Victoria.
We have just returned to snowy and cold Toronto from spending 10 days
at Howard Johnson Hotel, City Center, Victoria. It is an excellent hotel and offers the best value for the money.The rooms are quite spacious. The hotel is nice and clean, and only seven minutes drive from the inner harbour.Our daughter was fascinated by the pictures of British Kings and Queens, and the photos of Charles Dicken's Canterburry Tales.She studies English Literature at the College.It is a nice Boutique Hotel offering old country charm.
The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to help us.
We enjoyed our stay in Victoria because of the pleasant hotel and very friendly service.
We would highly recommend to any one travelling to Victoria to stay at the Howard Johnson Hotel,City Center.
Loved Victoria Hojo
We visited Victoria, capital of British Columbia during the month of January05, to escape from the harsh weather of Toronto.
The city is great, beautiful, clean, very little polution, mild weather,and
above all small with minimal traffic.
However, the hotel we stayed at, Howard Johnson Hotel, City Center
was excellent. The suite was fairly large with one separate bedroom,
full kitchen facility. The hotel was clean, and the service was superb. We
have to mention the front desk agent Marlene, she was very helpful.
We had planned to stay for one week but we liked the hotel so much that we stayed for two weeks.
We would recommend Howard Johnson Hotel, City Center , to any one
visiting Victoria, B.C.
Christmas Tour 2004
Just spent 5 wonderful days on an all exclusive tour in Victoria It was hosted by Howard Johnson Hotel on Gorge Rd. We enjoyed it immensely It was everything we expected and then some. Thank you Howard Johnson Staff!
It Made Our Holiday
After 3 days of nothing but problems, we happen to come across a Ferry Special for Howard Johnson Hotel on Gorge Rd In Victoria BC Canada. We called and reserved. Once we got there the front desk clerk saw our frustration and gave us free upgrade. For the next three days we were so well taken care of. The room was huge with a full kitchen. The staff was super friendly and accommodating and the pool was the perfect place to relax. I am so impressed by the service of this Hotel I reccommend anyone visiting Victoria to stay there. Its a boutique style Hotel, the rooms are huge, but most of all the staff and service was what ended up making what could of been a terrible trip, excellent vacation away!
Excellent Stay in Victoria
The rooms were much larger than I am used to in Europe and also very clean. The staff were very friendly and I thank you all for making my first vist to Canada a good one.
Exceeded my expectations.
Exceeded my expectations. The staff, the hotel and facilities were excellent. They anticipated my needs and fulfiled them. The hotel went above and beyond their call of duty.
My husband and I visited Victoria in June with our two small children and had a wonderful stay at this hotel. Before finding the brochure for the Howard Johnson at the Tourist Information Centre, we looked at a few hotels in the downtown core and they were prohibitively expensive.
The Howard Johnson was just a mile or so out of downtown and right on the bus route and was very reasonably priced. The kids loved the indoor pool and my husband worked out in the weight room. We bought some steaks at the supermarket and had a barbecue in the garden next to the ravine.
The staff were very attentive and made sure that we had everything we needed. They even had colouring books for the kids.
Travelling with kids isn't easy and I usually have more than one horror story to tell, but we had a great time - and for half the price of some of the other hotels we saw. Thanks to Marlene and everyone else at the Howard Johnson for making our stay an enjoyable one.
Friendly staff, I felt like my home, clean room, enjoyed stay
I was recommanded to stay at this hotel, and I really enjoyed, nice and friendly staff, clean rooms and I recommand to every one who visit victoria.
Enjoyed my Stay
I visit Victoria once a year (usually off season) and have found a nice hotel on Gorge Road. The Howard Johnson Hotel City Centre offers large rooms, swimming pool, in house laundry, much the same as the "suite Hotels" downtown. The price is very reasonable and is close to shopping and a nice cycle/walking trail called the "Galloping Goose". Staff are courteous and helpful. The restaurant serves great breakfast, large portions.
Great location , excellant service and reasonable room rates.