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4.4 out of 5

"Loved that our dog was well loved. Room was spacious and clean. Morning coffee was delicious " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 05 Aug 2020

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Hotel Description

Enjoy the free parking at this Saanichton hotel

In Saanichton

At this Saanichton hotel, you'll be within 3 miles (5 km) of Panorama Recreation Centre and 6 miles (10 km) of Butchart Gardens. British Columbia Aviation Museum and Victoria Butterfly Gardens are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Free perks

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Traveling for business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, laundry service, and conference space. Guests will appreciate freebies like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Cable TV

In addition to TVs with cable channels, the 30 guestrooms offer room service and coffee/tea makers. Free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards are also available.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
C$112* Per night/room 20 Nov. - 21 Nov.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Quality Inn Waddling Dog ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Quality Inn Waddling Dog

Everyone (3) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Loved that our dog was well loved. Room was spacious and clean. Morning coffee was delicious

Posted by , from Abbotsford on 5 Aug. 2020

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5 out of 5

worth returning

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
-Quiet, peaceful, good view, close to the city and ferry. -Food was not bad too. -Great place to stay at for vacation. -Would return again.

Posted by on 6 Oct. 2011

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4 out of 5
Staff very friendly,very relaxed good food Breakfast was excellent. We have stayed before at the Waddling Dog and will definitely be back. 😄

Posted by on 8 May 2019

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5 out of 5

Clean and comfortable

Pros: clean and roomy. the breakfast was very good on this price range.
clean and roomy. the breakfast was very good on this price range.

Posted by on 15 Aug. 2016

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5 out of 5

Short trip

The only thing lacking was the morning breakfast Food was not fresh of very poor quality Sausage was dreadful

Posted by , from Albuquarqie NM on 26 Dec. 2015

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4 out of 5

British Columbia trip.

Pros: I loved all of the antique furniture around the hotel and the many English art works.
Cons: I would improve the air conditioners.
Location: The Waddling Dog is about half and hour north of Victoria and just south of the airport. The location made it easy for us to drive around BC.
We stayed at the Waddling Dog which is just north of Victoria, it is a very quaint hotel with lots of old world charm and very nice staff. The room was clean and the queen size bed was very comfortable. Our hotel stay included daily breakfast. Attached to the hotel is restaurant and bar that had nightly specials making our food dollars go a bit farther. My only concern was with the air conditioner, it did not seem to cool our room sufficiently (but it has been a very hot summer).

Posted by , from Oregon on 27 Jul. 2015

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4 out of 5

Would Stay Again

Stayed early in new year to take my daughter wedding dress shopping. Room was quaint, comfortable and quiet, except for the heating system. Once I figured out how to work it right, then all was peaceful. Was like stepping back in time in old England and was worth every penny. I believe rooms have undergone some renovations lately so have no complaints. Staff were friendly and helpful, and willing to chat. Continental breakfast had tons of choices so we didn't feel like we only had a bun and run like many others. Could have perhaps found hotel a bit more upscale than this, but the charm and comfort felt more like home. They even welcomed our pup! Definitely recommend this one!

Posted by on 5 May 2010

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5 out of 5

Lots of charm

This is a very charmiing hotel. Has an old English style. The rooms were plenty large enough and the curtains made the room dark enough for sleeping. The location out of town gives it a country feeling. The continental breakfast was adequate, and the muffings were very good.

Posted by on 28 Jul. 2008

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3 out of 5

Older Hotel

The hotel was adequate in apperance and condition. The rooms were clean but dated by the decor.\nNear highway and close to ferry transportation centers.

Posted by on 20 Sep. 2007

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Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. An arcade/game room, gift shops/newsstands, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly Quality Inn Waddling Dog. Self parking is free. This Saanichton hotel is smoke free.

  • 30 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Vancouver Intl. Airport (YVR) (89.7 km / 55.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Quality Inn Waddling Dog offers 30 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. Televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily.

Quality Inn Waddling Dog has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: CAD 15 per pet, per night


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice) guidelines.The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Choice)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 72 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Masks are compulsory at the property


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: CAD 15 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Quality Inn Waddling Dog
  • Quality Inn Waddling Dog Saanichton
  • Quality Waddling Dog
  • Quality Waddling Dog Saanichton
  • Waddling Dog
  • Waddling Dog Quality Inn
  • Quality Inn Waddling Dog Hotel
  • Quality Inn Waddling Dog Saanichton
  • Quality Inn Waddling Dog Hotel Saanichton

You should know

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.