We’ve been spending a three- or four-day weekend at the Royal Scot every winter for the past several years. We usually get their one bedroom suite.
The furnishings and style never changes. However the rooms and the public areas of the hotel always are kept clean and also fresh looking. Clearly, the rooms get painted often, and the furniture is changed before wear shows in any sort of serious way. Janitorial and housekeeping services are unobtrusive.
The Royal Scot is anything but trendy. Frankly, it’s old fashioned and not really that quaint. However, that said, they do everything right to make you feel comfortable and at ease. The kitchens are very well equipped, to the extent that you can walk the six blocks each way to the nearest fully stocked supermarket, and then do as much of your own cooking as you may wish. (I understand Thrifty Supermarket now has a delivery service to the hotel.)
If you’re arriving on either of the U.S. ferries (the Victoria Clipper or the Coho), it’s only a three minute walk from the dock, over flat ground. The “downtown” area with shops and restaurants begins less than a ten minute walk from the hotel’s front door. In short, the location is as good as it gets. The restaurant off the hotel lobby offers good breakfasts if you don’t care to cook. (We haven’t tried if for lunch or dinner.) If the weather is very bad, the Hotel Grand Pacific has a really good dining room, and it’s directly across the street from the Royal Scot.
All considered, it’s a good choice for a quiet weekend in 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.
Come to the Royal Scot Hotel and check out the fresh new look in Jonathan’s Restaurant.
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Pets not allowed