Swans Hotel Victoria

Swans Hotel Victoria Room
Swans Hotel Victoria Room

The hotel/pub is situated right on the edge of downtown and Chinatown by a busy-ish junction that, amongst others, leads to Johnson St bridge (not the prettiest!). This area is being developed – over the road is an old warehouse or similar that is being refurbished and extended.

We were happy to stay in a place that appeared to have a bit of life about it, though were also concerned by some reviewers suggestions that they got to hear everything from the restaurant/bar downstairs.

We were given room 205. Over the restaurant and looking straight at the junction and development work.

The room was lovely and spacious., A wonderful conversion; high ceilings, good kitchen area with a small, but perfectly usable dining table, nice art on the walls. The bathroom was “hotel standard” – clean well appointed but nothing exceptional. The bed was gigantic (viewed with British eyes).

The developers must have been having a few quiet days – we never heard them.

The road, understandably, was busy – but, a little surprisingly given the proximity to the bridge, quietened down dramatically away from peak traffic. We were able to have the double-doors/windows open (thankfully – it was a very warm few days).

When it comes to noise from downstairs, well, we heard more noise from the guest in the adjacent room when she dropped her luggage on arrival. Remember, we were mid-week and the bar has live music etc. at the weekend – so our experience isn’t necessarily representative of every day!

It’s a bit of a walk to central Victoria, but probably no more than 20/30 minutes at tourist speed If you want groceries etc.there are a couple of smaller stored in Chinatown no more then 5 mins away.

We ate there once – good pub grub, good service and gigantic portions!

Swans Hotel Victoria 

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This all-suite hotel is located in Old Town Victoria, 5 minutes’ walk from the famous Inner Harbour. The hotel offers suites with full kitchens and original art work. Swans Hotel & Brewpub features HG cable TV and free Wi-Fi in every suite. Free local telephone calls and morning newspaper delivery are also included in each spacious suite.

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506 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC

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Amenities
Free Internet
Swans Brewpub
Laundry facilities
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
Restaurant
Free Wi-Fi

Strathcona Hotel Victoria

Strathcona Hotel Victoria Room
Strathcona Hotel Victoria Room

the hotel is very conveniently located at walking distance from everything. it has a pub downstairs which is always crowded and lively. The rooms however are very small and hot, there is no air conditioning, just a small fun. Our room was on the 4th floor but looking at the street, there is no acoustic isolation and it gets very noisy at night.

Just of the habour front (5 minute walk) so very good location for the price , stayed here in 2014 and 2016 and no complaints apart from the lack of AC , but with it being a old hotel its to be expected , stayed on the top floor this time , room was very good 2 king size beds , bathroom one of those prefab ones with the bath and the shower unit all into one alongside the wall, great pub downstairs The Sticky Wicket which serves very good food , and a massive selection of beers wines and whiskeys , sports bar but without all the noise , recommend you have a meal her as its decent value .

Staff plesent and knowledgeable and give good recomendations of things to do .

Would definltley stop again

Strathcona Hotel Victoria
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This historic downtown Victoria hotel features on-site restaurants and rooftop sand volleyball courts. Just 4 minutes’ walk from Prince of Whales Whale Watching Tours, it offers rooms with free Wi-Fi. Cable TV is offered in the contemporary, cream-colored guest rooms. Each room also has ironing facilities

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919 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC

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Amenities
Complimentary breakfast
Liquor Store
Sticky Wicket Pub and Family Dining
The Clubhouse Lunch Cocktails and Late Night Club
Big Bad John’s HillBilly Bar
Distrikt Night club
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
Wheelchair accessible
Restaurant
Free Wi-Fi

Sandman Hotel Victoria

Sandman Hotel Victoria Room
Sandman Hotel Victoria Room

Executive suite was spartan but ok. We found someones lost pills on the floor beside the bed…front desk guy must have been a doctor because he thought the several different pills were just vitamins. U/G parking is excellent. Building is safe/secure…swipe cards needed in many areas. Restaurant is not the best…”Shark Club” seems to be a sports bar rather than family oriented…but many eateries within walking distance.

I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights while on business in Victoria. When I presented myself at the front desk, I was met by 2 very pleasant and efficient front desk staff members who made the check in process very easy. The bed wasn’t very comfortable, although the shower was the best that I have ever had. Parking is free with lots of parking spots available. Exercise room is very small and hot with no ventilation. There’s a restaurant in the hotel and there is also a Denny’s and Ricky’s restaurant within a 5 minute walk towards the Mayfair Mall. Check out was very easy. The cost for this hotel was slightly on the high side. Overall a pretty decent hotel.

Sandman Hotel Victoria
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The hotel has an indoor swimming pool whirlpool fitness room guest laundry facilities and plenty of parking plus a restaurant and cold beer and wine store. With 100  spacious rooms over half are studios which feature 1 King or 2 Double beds a fully equipped kitchenette-stovetop a small refrigerator a microwave dishes utensils and a cozy living room area. Our standard rooms feature 2 Double beds some with a living room area.

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2852 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC

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Amenities
24 hour front desk
Bar/Lounge
Business centre
No smoking
Free parking
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Restaurant
Room service
Free Wi-Fi

Fairmont Empress Hotel

Fairmont Empress Hotel Room
Fairmont Empress Hotel Room

The Fairmont Empress along with the Parliament Building for British Columbia designed by the same architect, dominates Victoria Harbor, like a grand dame over her manor house, something out of Downton Abbey. The harbor is literally across the Street. The hotel is majestic and regal. It has perhaps the most beautiful gardens of any hotel I have ever seen. Its interior spaces are equally as majestic, soaring ceilings, gilt and marble everywhere, liveried porters and bellmen, all invoking the elegance of a gone by era. Its High Tea in a gorgeous gilded Victorian room is one of the foremost, and expensive, tourist attractions in Victoria.

The following must be said with a caveat. My room way on the 7th floor, one of the Gold level rooms and it was magnificent. Remember Room 720. It is directly over the main entrance, with an expansive view of the harbor and gardens, two doors down from the Royal Suite. I expected Prince William and Kate to walk out at any moment. These are the rooms you want to be in. The caveat obviously is that they are pricey. Ours was reserved by Silver Seas as part of an after cruise tour. I checked the hotel web site and found that the starting rate for a Gold level room was $799. This room, and the others facing the harbor probably go for more than that. Gold level rooms bring all sorts of perks, a separate concierge, a quiet private lounge serving breakfast, great afternoon snacks and post dinner desserts, all with a superb bar run on the honor system. This all far away from loud rowdy tourists.

I did not see any of the market rate rooms. I have no idea whether they are good, bad or indifferent. I do know the restaurant, Q, is horrible (see separate review). But even if the majority of less costly rooms are just average, they must be worth it. You are surrounded by luxury, the pomp and circumstance of the Victorian era, on the most desirable site in Victoria. It is the kind of hotel you just have to stay in once. (one bit of advice for the new owner-get rid of the new Empress sign on the front of the building, it is ever so tacky). So treat yourself and pretend you are royalty even for one night.

CHECK HOTEL AVAILABILITYFairmont Empress Hotel
721 Government Street , Victoria, BC

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The Fairmont Empress Hotel is located across from the harbor and offers Wi-Fi in public areas. Designed for comfort,  guest rooms offer daily newspaper, in room safe, internet access – wireless (complimentary), indoor pool, massage, steam room, spa, pool (kids).

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Fairmont Empress Hotel Amenities
Bengal Lounge
Empress Room
Veranda
Bicycle rental
Health Club
Hot tub
Indoor pool (all year)
Pets allowed
Private parking
Sauna
Willow Stream, The Spa at Fairmont Empress

Royal Scot Hotel Victoria

Royal Scot Hotel Victoria Room
Royal Scot Hotel Victoria Room

I stayed here for 4 nights in a group of 12 in late August 2016 . On first night was refused service for 4 in the hotel restaurant at 8:25 ( closing 8:30 pm ) even though 7 of the group were already seated and waiting for main courses . I didn’t put in a written complaint until day 3 which was acted upon by the manager Greg Greene immediately (within 5 minutes). He was very understanding apologetic and annoyed at the treatment we were given by a franchise service in the restaurant . He fully committed to take all necessary steps to ensure that this behaviour would not happen again which I have no doubt he will ensure happens. He provided myself and my wife with a complementary additional night free of charge in an upgraded suite . I have travelled extensively worldwide for over 40 years and I am very impressed by the extremely quick efficient and customer focused response by Greg to a problem that arose .

Royal Scot Hotel Victoria
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Just 5 minutes’ walk from Victoria ferry terminal, this hotel features an indoor pool and a hot tub. Free WiFi is provided. A free shuttle is offered to the bus depot and Clipper Ferry. Royal Scot Hotel & Suites features spacious rooms, studios and suites boast fully equipped kitchens.

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425 Quebec Street, Victoria, BC

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Amenities
Jonathan’s Restaurant
Fitness centre
Laundry facilities
Pets not allowed
No smoking
Parking (surcharge)
Room service
Sauna

Regent Hotel Victoria

Regent Hotel Victoria
Regent Hotel Victoria

After departing the water plane from Seattle, this hotel was but a short walk. Right on the ocean with walking distance along the ocean front (and fun restaurants), the nearby charming downtown and the quaint Chinatown. Not only a convenient and beautiful location, the rooms all come with their own balcony to relax with a glass of wine at the end of the day taking in the sights and sounds of the harbor and city. The included breakfast is one of the nicest we’ve had. A great value for location and the higher level of appointments and the very gracious staff. Highly recommend.

This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel. It is more than a hotel room, it is like an apartment. The views are incredible. The location couldn’t be better. The staff are friendly and helpful. Having a breakfast and parking included is great. We were offered ice and water each day which was a nice bonus.

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Overlooking Victoria’s beautiful inner harbour and the historic Parliament buildings, this hotel features a restaurant and on-site spa services.  Free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV are provided in each guest room at Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites.  Select rooms offer full kitchen facilities.

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Regent Hotel Victoria
1234 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC

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Amenities
Complimentary breakfast
Laundry facilities
Pets not allowed
Free parking

Red Lion Inn Victoria

Red Lion Inn Victoria Room
Red Lion Inn Victoria Room

I found this the best monetary deal I could find for the night we were in town. I would stay again without a qualm. If they had taken out one of the beds and put in a couch this could be a studio apartment. It had everything you need to make complete meals. Wet bar, hot plate, ref., microwave, cooking utensils, plates, etc.

We checked in little early and room wasn’t ready, guy at front desk was friendly and nice and he gave us another room. Room was nice and clean with lots of spaces.
No breakfast
Housekeeper was nice and friendly

Red Lion Inn Victoria
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Our hotel offers standard rooms, studios and one-bedroom suites, all located away from the main street.

Guest rooms feature free wireless Internet access, free local calls and voicemail, microwave, refrigerator, cable TV. Kitchenettes are provided in suites and studios.

Relax and enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool.

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3366 Douglas Street, Saanich, BC

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Amenities
24 hour front desk
V Lounge
Jade Fountain Restaurant
Kitchen/Kitchenette
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool
Free parking
Pets allowed
Wheelchair accessible
Room service
Free Wi-Fi

Ramada Victoria

Ramada Victoria Room
Ramada Victoria Room

Stayed for 3 nights. Room had kitchen area with microwave, fridge/stove, etc. Fridge was really noisy. Didn’t use the pool although it was still open (seasonal). A hot tub would have been nice though. (There is no hot tub). There is a restaurant attached which was busy and also a pub and beer/wine store. Quite noisy at that end of the hotel. Suggest the “back” of the hotel to avoid noisy partiers. No smoking on balconies so smokers seemed to be lingering/walking through the parking/smoking area. This hotel was in the location we were visiting family but I’d probably check out another place next time.

Victoria was Sold-Out. OK, there were 4 rooms left in the city, really only 4. Dragon Boat Fest weekend. Clean average rooms. SloooooooooW elevator. The staff was the one up-sides to this hotel. Many people coming and going. Way too busy for the staff of the hotel. They were amazing. Never let their frustrations get the better of them. They were very professional, polite and accommodating. Free bottled water. Plenty of free parking. Hotel rates average, but staff rates excellent.

Ramada Victoria
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Located approximately three kilometres from downtown Victoria . Guests  can enjoy the seasonal heated outdoor pool, meeting facilities, business centre and fitness centre, as well as a beer and wine store , and complimentary large vehicle parking. Guest room amenities include refrigerator and microwave. Suites with full kitchen and sofa bed and rooms with balconies are also available.

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123 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC

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Amenities
24 hour front desk
Air-conditioned
Hecklers Bar and Grill
Business centre
Fitness centre
Laundry facilities
No smoking
Outdoor pool
Free parking
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Free Wi-Fi

Quality Inn Downtown Victoria

Quality Inn Downtown Victoria Room
Quality Inn Downtown Victoria Room

We stayed here for one night – the lady on reception was very welcoming and all the staff extremely helpful – the location is perfect as you can walk everywhere very easily. The room was a double queen and was very spacious – the room came with a microwave which was handy having a baby – the only negatives were the hotel is a bit worn and bathrooms are outdated – it was noisy at night/early morning. However overall good value for money.

I stayed at this hotel for one night. The staff were friendly but the hotel is old and needs updating. Parking was extra and we were told that we should arrange for parking immediately since the parking spaces were very limited. Other parking options were at another parkade close by.

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Quality Inn Downtown Victoria
850 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC

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The Quality Inn is located within Victoria’s Downtown Inner Harbour. Just footsteps from all of the major  that Victoria attractions.  Large rooms include free wireless . Indoor pool, steam room and fitness room. Hotel is non-smoking.

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Amenities
Argyle Attic Restaurant home-style meals
Smith’s Pub A modern English pub
Parking (surcharge)
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Oak Bay Beach Hotel Lobby
Oak Bay Beach Hotel Lobby

The location in oak bay is great. Right on the water with small town feel, yet only a few minutes from downtown Victoria. Hotel was immaculate and had small kitchenette with small cooktop, micro and refer. We did not make it to the pools but they looked relaxing since they were heated and the temp outside was only around 70. The only thing I could complain about is the check in time, it was 4:00 pm. Later than normal and we were beat after walking around town all day but we were not able to get in until 4:00.

We’ve stayed in hundreds of hotels and inns and the Oak Bay Beach Hotel is in the top five. The rooms are spacious, the service is impeccable, the place is spotless. We enjoyed the steam room, pool and hot tub. The views from the pub are beautiful. it’s away from the bustle and touristy feel of downtown Victoria which suited us just fine. We wanted a place to relax for the start of our week long journey and it was the perfect place to begin.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel
1175 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC

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The full-service Oak Bay Beach Hotel features an on-site spa and dining with 24-hour room service. Located in British Columbia, this hotel is 750 metres from the Victoria Golf Club. The luxurious rooms provide kitchenette facilities. Decorated with English Country Manor House furnishings.

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