We will gladly stay at the Union Club again when we visit family in Victoria.
The positives include central location; a nicely-maintained historic building; fully updated rooms and bathrooms with fine linens, towels and bedding; excellent food and service; kind and courteous staff, and facilities which include a workout room and (in season) a rooftop terrace . There was tremendous value in a city where even a senior rate at a national flag budget hotel serving kids traveling soccer teams costs $90+ Canadian.
The only negative is parking. Overnight non-member guests need to park in the closest “parkade,”which is a short walk or drive: one block up and one block over. This would be a breeze in the summer but in the rain and sleet of December it was a pain. More complex logistics come from the fact that the parkade closes at 7:00 p.m. on some nights, so if you are out in the car for dinner, you will need a fob to enter the ramp. The club has only one fob, and to get it you must stop at the club, run in and run back to the car! Lastly, the system of accounting with the ramp involves paper vouchers, one per day (not per stay). It is not the easiest arrangement and we hope it can be improved.
Located in the heart of Victoria and across from the Inner Harbour. Rooms feature a flat-screen cable TV. Rooms boast charming décor with antique-styled furnishings at The Union Club of British Columbia. Select rooms offer a seating area. A fitness centre is provided at the British Columbia Union Club.
Inn at the Union Club of British Columbia Amenities
Airport shuttle (surcharge)