Best Western Carlton Plaza Hotel, Victoria
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Best Western Carlton Plaza Hotel
Average at bestfrom wanda91
Nice room, great servicefrom Hagrinas
I stayed in a unit with a kitchenette, and two beds. The room was nice, clean and well maintained. The only problem was that the coffee maker had the wrong carafe, so it would not let the coffee drip through. When I called the front desk, they immediately sent somebody to my room with a brand new coffee maker, still in its box. The hotel gave me two vouchers for any beverage at the specialty coffee shop across the street to make up for the inconvenience.
The unit was a bit on the small side, and did not have as much room for luggage as I needed to be comfortable. I had reserved through a third party site, and it stated that there would be a separate bedroom. I did not complain, since I initially thought the room would be just fine, since it had the sleep space I needed. I can't tell if the hotel made a mistake, the booking website had wrong information, or whether they would have rectified things had I brought it up, so I have no reason to think it's their fault. But to be on the safe side, I would suggest calling to confirm your room type.
The kitchen area was small, but well equipped, and stocked with free bottled water, replenished as needed.
The fitness center was better equipped than you can tell from the photos on line, which is the opposite of what I've experienced when going by pictures in general.
WiFi was free and reliable. All amenities were as described or better. A/C worked well. And I did not get soaked with incidental charges upon check out.
There is no pool, but the front desk offered me free vouchers for the one at the nearby YMCA. I did not go there, though.
Highly Recommendfrom Paysonlover
The only parking around the hotel has parking meters. There are parking lots that charge $10 per day. The hotel has valet parking for $9 per day and they didn't mind how many times we came and went. Their charge was for the entire day. The parking lots around charge for each time you leave. The only bad thing about the hotel was that they did not have a complimentary breakfast. There is a restaurant attached to the hotel which is open for breakfast and lunch.
I would highly recommend this hotel when traveling to Victoria.
Excellent Value/ Friendly Upbeat Stafffrom Barkley36
Superb valuefrom bigfol
The only downside is that the rooms are super-tacky. They look like they were decorated by my 70 year old great aunt in 1988 or so. That said, the rooms were clean, and the beds comfy.
If you're looking for a good value in Victoria, you absolutely cannot go wrong with this place.
s to complain about?from didthis
Great room great valuefrom q_ne
Great dealfrom StephVancouver
Stayed there in December, 2006. The rate was unbelievably cheap, which worried me at the time of booking. But I was certainly not disappointed. Nice, large room with newer beds, TV, etc. Clean room, friendly staff.
The location couldn't be better.
Decent hotel, OK valuefrom giromondo
The staff was competent, but was hapless when asked to provide restaurant recommendations.
Rooms are on the small side, but clean. Decor is what you'd expect from Best Western.
The main draw for us was location and the fact that they accept pets.
The room was very large and very clean, no stains/odours, etc. The bed was avarage, but very clean. The room had a full bath. Coffee/tea facilies were available in the room as was the free bottled water. The hotel lobby and the rooms have wired internet access available. The network runs though their electrical system, so you need to get a special modem and the network cable at the reception. Apparently, some floors (I know for sure about the the second floor) are not wired, so make sure to ask upon check-in.
The hotel staff were helpful. They switched me to a room with internet access, helped with directions, booked airport shuttle, etc. Overall, a good experience. Would definitely stay there again.
Top Local Tips for Victoria
Visiting Butchart Gardens To take advantage of the blooming season for the 100's of 1,000's of bulbs and shrubs, go in late April or very early May. Weather was very cooperative, and the gardens were at their best. Not too crowded yet before many tourists arrive, so your visit will be a relaxing and rewarding experience. We had 2 of our foursome on electric scooters and 2 walking, and we got along just fine the entire day. Food was good and you have a choice or restaurant, cafeteria, or coffee shop. Victoria has a wealth of excellent places to dine. Everything from fast food to gourmet dining is available, and the hotel staff is very helpful in giving you recommendations.
Royal B. C. Museum We visited the Titanic exhibit at the Royal B. C. Museum. While the tickets we a bit pricey, we thought the exhibit was very well organized and worth seeing. The museum itself (the permanent exhibits) is terrific and will be of interest to both adults and families with children.
A nice ferry ride from Vancouver. Ferry service is available, and runs on an hourly basis. Ferries that run on odd numbered hours (1pm etc) are larger and nicer. You should try to take one at least once. During mid week, there was no wait for a mid morning ferry, which was about 37% full. On a Sunday, at 11:30, it was too late for the noon ferry, but the 1pm ferry was no problem. Getting around Victoria was easy. I had a navigation system with me, but I had to reset it from WAIS to standard mode, or else I kept losing satellite reception. That's not something I thought of doing right away, because it's one of those things you set when the navigator is new, and never touch again.
Other names for Best Western Carlton Plaza Hotel
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- Address: 642 Johnson Street - Victoria - British Columbia - V8W 1M6 - Canada
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