Appearance was great, very clean. Beds were comfy, but not the softest. Pillows were my fav part of the stay. I love my pillows, and the more pillows the merrier. Would recommend it, especially for downtown.
If you really want to stay right in the heart of the city, this is the place. The hotel has the greatest selection of bars/restaurants in the whole city – right in the ground floor. But everything else is right nearby. Stay here and you are walking distance of everything. Front desk staff are friendly and very efficient.
Obviously, at $70 a night, you shouldn’t expect the lap of luxury.
But that being said, the Strathcona is a very good hotel for the price.
Some Pros and Cons that may or may not be important to you in your decision making:
-hotel is very charming, and the rooms are basic but clean
-staff very helpful and friendly
-good continental breakfast (bagels, waffles, toast, cereal, muffins, tea, coffee, fruit, yogurt)
-bed unsupportive and uncomfortable (could be more of an issue if you are a larger person)
-no desk in the room
-can hear people in the hall, and to a lesser extent, in their rooms.
one my first night, there were so many people coming back to their rooms late at night that I had to wear earplugs. On the second night, this wasn’t an issue
Strathcona Hotel Victoria
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This historic downtown Victoria hotel features restaurants and entertainment venues. Rooms have free Wi-Fi. and Cable TV
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