“The location was perfect for the things we wanted to do and see. The staff made you feel that they truly wanted you to enjoy your stay. I dealt with 5 different staff people and they were all excellent. Before I go any further, I must say I am not one who gives praise to someone just because they are doing what they are being payed for. I give it when I feel that the job they are doing goes beyond the basic job requirements. From the moment we checked in 16 May 16 to the next morning, the young lady who greeted us, to the night gentleman who checked us out were wonderful front people for the Howard Johnson name. And I would be amiss if I failed to mention the two young ladies who were our waitpersons at your hotel restaurant. Again wonderful. We will be back to your hotel when we come back to Victoria and spend a lot more time.”


“The staff is always very helpful. I always get the rooms I like if they are available. I also like that there is bottled water in the room, complimentary! I come in late most of the time and it is always great service. I like the fact that the window opens for access to fresh air. Have tried downtown hotels, but prefer this one! Staff is a huge part of it!

Donna W -

“We quite enjoyed our stay with you – especially since you provide pet friendly rooms in a great location. We can walk our dog to the Beaver Lake Park, right next door! The staff was extremley helpful and we plan to come back. We also like your recycling bins in the rooms and the ability to decide when the linens are changed. A good green effort! Thank you!”

Barney G -

“I have reviewed this hotel before but the Howard Johnson Elk Lake continues to be my favourite. The front desk staff are always friendly, courtious, and helpful. The rooms are clean, and well appointed. The Lakes Grillhouse n’ Bar continues to please! It is also perfectly located for easy access to pretty much every major road and direction in Victoria!”

Bctech58 -

“My wife and I have stayed with you in Victoria for 6 years and we keep coming back, just because you’ve always taken great care of us while there. The hotel is ideally located for interaction all over the Victoria area with great access to the different areas in Victoria. Thanks for the new beds this year, and we’ll be back next year! We also love the food at the Lakes attached to the hotel! ”

John O -

“Been coming here for the past 5 years when visiting my mom. It is so handy with the bus and ferry. The staff are friendly and professional. The rooms are always clean. Never been disappointed with the stay, or the food at the Lakes.”

Teresa M -

“I stayed at the Elk Lake Howard Johnson for two nights. The location was close to the airport, and close to everything you may need (grocery store, shoppers, food outlets). My room was spacious and clean. Staff were very friendly. I would definitley stay again and recommend this hotel.”

mrmrsG07 -

“Staff were friendly and helpful. The room was clean, spacious, well laid out, and comfortable. It even had decent reading lights. There was a seperate router for each room for WIFI so connectivity was the best!”

NorthCountryFemme -

“We stay every spring at the Elk Lake Drive Victoria HOJO. The service is always excellent. It is our home away from home. ”

Valerie P -