All hotels in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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1900 Douglas St, Victoria, BC, V8T4K8, Canada, ‏‎800-491-6126
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3.5 / 5Good

Score breakdown (from 226 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    3.7
  • Service
    3.8
  • Comfort
    3.4
  • Condition
    3.3
  • Neighborhood
    3.6
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent Motel"
medical appointment, really enjoyed our short stay again as we always stay at Paul's. Best rate, beautiful renoed room. Great restaurant. Many Thanks
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Apr 1, 2015
Charles
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Paul's"
Our stay was very comfortable. The hotel staff was friendly and the room was clean and quiet.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 9, 2015
Jean
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"a night at Pauls Motor Inn"
It took 5 minutes to get hot water in the Courtyard. $63.00 was a good value for a nice room in the courtyard with easy access to China Town and the old city.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Dec 23, 2014
stephen
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Retro Hotel near heart of Victoria"
Quiet room in seculded off-street area, firm bed (a plus), fridge, microwave, cable tv. Very nice
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 13, 2014
Dave
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Cheap, but not comfortable"
This is an old motel, with flat pillows, hot rooms, chipped sink, dusty fan, gouged bathtub floor, noisy shower that either burns you or freezes you at whim, one towel per person, dated bedspreads and room decor. Tried to call the front desk two nights in a row, and it rang and rang for almost 15 rings before I finally hung up, got dressed and had to walk down there. The front desk is only manned by one person, so if they are helping someone else, no one answers the phone! The housekeepers were nice and the front desk staff were pleasant, but they have such a sad property to represent. The carpet had so many spots on it, we wore shoes the whole time--even in the middle of the night. We ended up having to stay the entire 4 nights we reserved because most of Victoria was already booked by the time we saw the error of our ways. Came home exhausted! The website made it look so cute, but it was a "bait and switch." I guess you get what you pay for.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 28, 2014
Starr
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"No air con"
This hotel does not have air conditioning. I stayed in July and my room was so hot I could not sleep...all staff did was say "sorry". Would not stay again during summer months.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 1, 2014
Unhappy
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Overall great; the room was very warm/stuffy when we arrived. Would have been nice if fan or AC had been on. Otherwise, great.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jul 26, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Cool vibe, bad beds."
Hard beds hurt my back. Other than that, retro vibe and service was good.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Jul 25, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"New lease"
They were just finishing up renos, a lil dusty but overall I'd stay there again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 21, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Great Location, Uncomfortable Bed"
My husband and I stayed there to two days. The location is great. We were able to walk everywhere in the city and there were lots of great restaurants nearby in Chinatown. There were also many great walkable places to get coffee and drinks. We did not try the onsite restaurant. We parked our rental car in the lot and it definitely felt safe. The room wasn't fancy, but that wasn't a big deal for us. We stayed in a city side room, and we could hear the traffic and street noise. The main downside of our stay was the quality of our mattress. We could feel every spring, and it did not allow for quality rest. For two nights that's not too big of a deal, but I wouldn't have wanted to stay another night.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip May 3, 2014
Ashley
US
3.0 / 5Good
"It would have been a great property in it's day"
Cheap but not so cheerful. Pretty run down. Over priced for what you get. Probably would not stay here again. Staff were good at check in...a bit crusty at check out.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Feb 14, 2014
Robert
US
3.0 / 5Good
Choose the motel due to it's location a block from the Save-on-Food Arena. Several eating places within a couple of blocks, including Chinatown. Might need some renovation work in the next few years as the furnishings appear to need some renewal.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 28, 2013
Tom
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Paul's Inn in Victoria"
Room was a bit warm and stuffy but there were 2 fans provided. Price was much lower than other places and room was just fine. Location is excellent. Staff was helpful and friendly. I would definitely stay there again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 24, 2013
Jenny
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Needs To Be Renovated"
The hotel was to expensive considering how run down it was.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Aug 5, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great spot"
Loved biking in to the motor lodge and walking around Victoria from there.
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1 night trip with friends Aug 7, 2013
DB
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good location close to city centre"
Pros: Located within easy walking distance of downtown. Room clean. Good value. Parking right outside the door. Cons: Bed a bit hard and wifi worked most of the time.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 9, 2013
Aussie couple
US
3.0 / 5Good
"cool looking place, great cafe"
cool looking place but room in a state of disrepair, broken furniture and faulty shower faucet, though a clean room, comfortable beds. cafe food and staff are great! good location. on the bus lines and next to Chinatown(stop in at Whirled Arts in fan tan alley.)
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 8, 2013
Monte
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Older but nice Motel"
We enjoyed our stay, it is an older "motor Inn" style motel, but it was clean and friendly, and very close to all the downtown sights. We were able to walk to everything. We would stay there again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 31, 2013
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Paul's Dive Inn"
Bathroom so small you can barely turn around. Tub dripped all night. Room badly in need of renovation. Partying in parking lot all night long.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night trip Jul 13, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Convenient Inexpensive good location for my needs"
This is my second stay and I will probably return if I have a meeting in the area. It would be especially nice if you wanted to take a stroll down memory lane. The location was perfect for me as my meetings were just 3 blocks away.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 15, 2013
Steven
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Only interchange with a few staff"
Eventhough this motel was down town Victoria, I was disappointed in the overall room condition. that is, it seemed clean but not good upkeep as far as finish work. Look in the corners in the bath room and other places. Next visit, I will be much more in questioning the age, the condition. Maybe, I just need to select a more expessive unit. And not wait until ready to make a committment before I even knew what and where I would be staying. That is the the way the selection process is set up. I should have stopped the second that I did not know what motel was being presented to me. Yes, maybe I thought it was going to be a good match in price and quality, but not so.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 14, 2013
Don
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"fifties style rooms LOTS of mirrors"
I liked the hotel the front desk seemed a bit confused
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 26, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good affordable lodgings close to downtown"
After reading other reviews here, we booked a 'courtyard' room and were pleased with the extra privacy and quietness. The courtyard rooms are like the secret secluded motel within this motel. Found the room to be clean, simple, and just as needed. Easy walking distance to good restaurants and shopping in downtown area.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 14, 2013
Anne
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great place to stay!"
I love Victoria and love to stay at places that are close to the town, but not in the town. Pau's Motor Inn was a great surprise! Clean, friendly, convenient, and great food in the restaurant. I especially liked the wonderful people that work there. They were all courteous and informative.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jan 1, 2013
Gail
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Comfortable and Quiet"
Hotel was comfortable and courtyard room was quiet. This was important to us as we had to rise early for Victoria Marathon. A recent car accident had impacted the entry way so repair work was underway (October 2012). Not a big deal to walk around.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 8, 2012
Bob
US
3.0 / 5Good
This hotel is very old-fashioned and although the rooms were comfortable and clean the room smelled a bit like the building used to be a home for old people (I don't know if it did or not). There were also no tea and coffee making facilities in the room and breakfast was not included in the room rate.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Other trip Oct 4, 2012
Helen
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"affordable, comfy and pleasant!"
loved this little place! it was perfect for what i needed. i took a west coast trip from the middle of california all the way up to Victoria by myself and this place took good care of my weary traveling bones. my room was in the back courtyard which was nice and private and quiet! my room was clean and comfy. the staff was very nice. the front desk lady had some issues while checking me out that were quite irritating, but nevertheless, she got me out of there and all was well. the location is great, everything is in walking distance. didn't care too much for the food in the diner, so i only ate there twice out of convenience. but all in all, i would stay here again!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 18, 2012
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"No room aircon during summer"
It was just an overnight stay and was disappointed that there were no room airconditioners.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Aug 31, 2012
Jenny
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great place on a budget!"
Hotel was nothing fancy, but it was clean, safe, and comfortable, with mini fridge, but no microwave. Location is about a 10 min walk to the touristy stuff instead of in the middle of it for twice the cost. Hotel also has an attached "drive in" restaurant which was great food, great price. Hostess was very friendly and helpfull with getting us a roll out bed for the daughter. Stayed with my wife and 2 yr old daughter for the weekend while we toured the city on foot. Very happy and will definitely choose Paul's again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Aug 9, 2012
Thomas
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"OK in Victoria"
Though the climate doesn't demand it, we missed the presence of air-conditioning. Also, the bathroom had a major leak from the tub while showering.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 10, 2012
Richard
US

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3.0 / 5Good
"Great parking walking distance from downtown"
Hotel did not have any air conditioning but the staff brought us a fan right away. Was close to downtown with great parking. Room was clean.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night family trip Jul 4, 2015
Kevin
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"Too hot if no AC"
Not all Rooms have AC. Rooms ok. Old decor have fridge in all rooms. Ice machine. Just $50 security deposit for the whole stay. Paul Resturant retro look photo opts. Good food. A lot nicer with AC when hot. Walk to downtown.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Paul's Motor Inn
Thank you Raymond for your review, we are sorry to hear that you found your room to be warm. Until this summer, it seems, a fan was perfect for Victoria's moderate summer weather. We appreciate your feedback and are thankful that our temperatures have returned to their seasonal average. Louise - Guest Experience
5 night business trip Jun 14, 2015
Raymond
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"Not all rooms have AC"
Not all Rooms have AC. Rooms ok. Old decor have fridge in all rooms. Ice machine. Just $50 security deposit for the whole stay. Paul Resturant retro look photo opts. Good food. A lot nicer with AC when hot. Walk to downtown.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Paul's Motor Inn
Thank you Raymond for your review, we are sorry to hear that you found your room to be warm. Until this summer, it seems, a fan was perfect for Victoria's moderate summer weather. We appreciate your feedback and are thankful that our temperatures have returned to their seasonal average. Louise - Guest Experience
5 night business trip Jun 21, 2015
Raymond
CA
1.0 / 5Poor
"No AC, Lotsa Noise, No Service"
NO A/C!!! No elevator. No service. I asked how I was to cool my room in a swelter and was told to leave my room door open. Single female?!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Jun 21, 2015
Audrey
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
The room was very clean. Staff were friendly. It was a 15 minute walk to everything. The shuttle bus to the casino was great.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jun 19, 2015
Doug
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"decent place to stay"
I stay here because the location is convenient for me, walking distance to everything and the price is reasonable off season. I enjoy the motel nature and not having to walk through a lobby to get to my room. The rooms are not modern and could probably use an upgrade but still are comfortable and clean.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Apr 14, 2015
Boyd
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"overnight"
hotel room was clean,, bed really comfortable, hotel close to downtown stores breakfast in hotel was great.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip May 5, 2015
Pauline
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Would stay again"
Friendly helpful staff,clean,comfortable,really convenient to downtown ,good stay
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends May 1, 2015
Marie
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"Secure your property"
They need to have better security and cleanliness of their parking lot areas. Homeless people within the lot, piled up clothes discarded beside a garbage can right next to a stairwell.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip May 2, 2015
A Traveler
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good deal"
Didn't do more than sleep there. Quiet despite closeness to busy road. I'd come again
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Apr 25, 2015
Janet
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location and price."
Paul's is the perfect place for anyone travelling on a budget. The room is clean and comfortable but the staff is exceptional…. very accommodating and polite.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 21, 2015
Shirley
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Can't beat the price"
If you want a clean affordable place to stay in Victoria then look no further. Safe, clean, comfortable. Great location.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 13, 2015
like to explore
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"Decent hotel for the price"
I lived across the street from this hotel for years and so had pretty low expectations going in. It looks like this place dropped in untouched from the 70s. Wood paneled everything, old furniture - for some reason we had a baby-change table in our room. The rooms are a decent size though, surprisingly had a flat screen tv and the requisite coffee maker. Hair dryer didn't work, but really for the price and location this is a decent, SAFE hotel option, unlike the others in the immediate vicinity.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 6, 2015
A Traveler
CA
2.0 / 5Fair
"cold/not too clean"
We arrived and the hotel front staff gave no help when we inquired about restaurants. Said she at'regular food' and had no idea where was somewhere we'd like. Ok that's fine. Room seemed ok, tacky decor, dusty but relatively clean etc. at night the gaps around front door made it cold and very noisy in room. A lack of warm/thick blanket made it hard to stay comfortable. Not a great time!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 3, 2015
Kate
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"nice hotel close to centre of town"
we went to visit family and hotel was clean and cheap
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 23, 2015
jeanette nigel
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Can't really think of one!"
I was attending the Seniors' Expo at the George Pearkes Centre at Tillicum Mall, so it was just a brief one night stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Mar 9, 2015
Elizabeth
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good value"
Quiet, clean, an excellent value, well located.why would I want to add anything else
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 23, 2015
A Traveler
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Cheap alternative with good location"
The hotel is in a very good location, you can go waking from there to downtown which is great. The accommodation was decent for the paid price, the beds were comfortable and the room was cosy. The hotel is a little bit old, so some of the things are not new (like the old tube tv's for example, but at least there was cable and a lot of channels). One of the bath towels was not cleaned very well.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 23, 2015
A Traveler
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location to ....."
Great place, price, location. Close to downtown, china town & Save-on-foods arena
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 22, 2015
A Traveler
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"good location w/ parking, basic motel"
Paul's is just fine for a basic, economical place to stay in central Victoria. Just a few blocks from the central downtown, it features free parking. The staff was friendly & helpful. The room was clean, comfortable, certainly not lavish but providing all your basic needs (including free WiFi) at a great price. Comes with its own classic diner. Highly recommended for what it is.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 21, 2015
Bill
CA
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