Our hotel is located minutes from the Royal Oak Exchange. This allows you to easily access downtown, the West Shore, UVIC, Camosun College, and the Saanich Peninsula.
From Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal (VANCOUVER):
After exiting from the ferry terminal you will find yourself on HWY 17 – Patricia Bay Highway. Stay on the Highway for approximately 20 minutes until you pass Elk Lake on your right hand side. The first light past Elk Lake is Elk Lake Dr. where you will exit to your right. Stay on Elk Lake Dr.you will see the Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites on the right.
From the Washington State Ferry Terminal:
Upon arriving into Sidney at the Ferry terminal turn left on Lochside Rd. and follow Lochside to McTavish Rd Round-About. Follow directions towards Victoria and merge onto HWY 17 – Patricia Bay Hwy. Follow highway for approximately 15 minutes where you will pass Elk Lake on your right hand side. The first light past Elk Lake is Elk Lake Dr. where you will exit to your right. Stay on Elk Lake Dr. and you will see the Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites Victoria on the right.
From Downtown Victoria (Inner Harbour):
Follow Government St. North (away from the harbour), and turn right on Fort St. Drive up Fort St, and turn left at the second set of lights onto Blanshard St. Follow Blanshard St. until it turns into HWY 17- Pat Bay Highway, and then take Exit 11-Royal Oak. You will see a Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites sign on the off ramp from the highway, at the lights make a left turn on to Royal Oak Dr. Continue over the overpass and turn right at Elk Lake Dr. You will see the Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites on the left hand side.
From Northern Vancouver Island:
Stay on the #1- Trans Canada Highway until you reach the McKenzie intersection where you will follow signs to Highway #17, BC Ferries Swartz Bay, and Victoria Int’l Airport. Once you have reached Highway 17 you will travel North toward Sidney for approximately 5 minutes until you reach the Exit 11- Royal Oak. Take the Royal Oak Exit and turn left on Royal Oak. Continue over the overpass, and turn right on Elk Lake Dr. You will soon see the Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites on your left hand side.
Please follow the links to the different bus routes:
#6- Royal Oak Exchange to Esquimalt via Downtown Victoria
#30/31- Royal Oak Exchange to James Bay/Beacon Hill
#32- Royal Oak Exchange to Cordova Bay
#35- Royal Oak to RIDGE
#39- UVIC to Royal Roads via Royal Oak Exchange/Camosun College/VIC GENERAL
#70X- Downtown Victoria to Swartz Bay via Royal Oak Off RAMP
#72- Downtown Victoria to Swartz Bay via Sidney/ Royal Oak Exchange
#75- Downtown to Saanichton via Royal Oak Exchange/Butchart Garden
#83 – Royal Oak Exchange to Sidney via West Saanich