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Oak Bay Beach Hotel

I booked a last minute weekend getaway to Victoria on a whim and contemplated which hotel I was going to stay at. Like many others, I initially thought I wanted to stay at the Fairmont that I had heard so much about, until my boss recommended I look into Oak Bay Beach. I was hesitant at first – it seemed to be a bit “off the grid” from downtown Victoria. But don’t let that sway your decision… it’s a quick 10 minute drive! The Oak Bay area is gorgeous – you’re RIGHT on the water, a quick walk to the marina, and in a beautiful neighbourhood (I ended up driving around for half an hour just looking at houses in the neighbourhood for fun!)

The hotel itself is paradise. It has a grand feeling to it the moment you walk in, and the staff is ridiculously welcoming, friendly and accommodating. The rooms were spacious, clean and very comfortable (I had a “residential view” room… I couldn’t justify the $125+ to upgrade to an ocean view). Room service is 24/7 and a good selection of food at any hour. The Snug pub is cute (great pub food and well-priced drinks), the Dining Room is nice/has a good menu as well. There’s a theatre on the property which looked like it would have been a fun time, but they weren’t playing any films at the time I was staying.

The amenities are AMAZING at this hotel. There is a (very well heated) pool and two hot tubs on the edge of the water. Sitting in the hot tub with a glass of wine… what else could you ask for?! I’d also recommend treating yourself to a spa treatment… I went for the half hour facial and I hadn’t felt that relaxed or refreshed in weeks.

Overall, I don’t have enough great things to say about this hotel and the people who work here. No disrespect to the Fairmont (I love Fairmont hotels, too) – but I’m so glad I ended up booking Oak Bay and that I now have a “go to” home away from home when I make future weekend getaways to Victoria.

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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Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

the hotel facilities will blow you away—ocean views everywhere….imagine a hot mineral pool soak in the middle of winter with a view to die for…..eating in a posh, elegant dining room with the same views…..staff was impressive—our breakfast server remembered my order from the previous morning, room service was was perfect for our last night because we were just lazy ….our beautiful room came with a surprise kitchenette…..parking was free, as was the wifi—don’t see that in high-end hotels. Can’t wait to visit again.

This place is a gem. I’m from here but felt like I was on a tropical vacation sitting in that oceanfront mineral pool! Hotel amenities make this place worth every penny (except that a poolside glass of wine was whopping $15. Yikes). Great neighbourhood with lots of great restaurants and shops nearby.

Highly recommend. Luxury, relaxation and beauty.
Also: I went with a friend but noticed that the hotel and even mineral pool were family friendly. But at one point families were asked to “keep it down” due to noise disrupting massages nearby.Spent two nights at this lovely spot while attending a family wedding, and enjoyed every minute. With four adults, front desk staff appropriately suggested a suite and an adjoining room. Comfortable, roomy, quiet, opulent.
The reinvented hotel has everything you would expect, from cucumber water in the lobby, to mineral baths under the stars, to attentive and courteous staff members, to free underground parking. Meals at The Snug, and Kate’s were delicious.

Oak Bay is a cool location, too, with wonderful scenic walks or drives in the neighbouring streets.

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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Oak Bay Beach Hotel

The top 10 hotels in Canada, have been revealed

The top hotels in Canada, have been revealed in a prestigious new 2017 ranking, by U.S. News & World Report.

The 2017 Best Hotels in Canada

1. Ritz-Carlton, Montreal

Acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud’s restaurant, Maison Boulud offers gourmet French cuisine
Ritz-Carlton’s signature ‘sophistication’ has pushed the Montreal address to the top spot in the Canadian ranks.
The lavish guestrooms and bathrooms, which feature heated seats, were also singled out as ingredients for success.
Acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud’s restaurant, Maison Boulud, offers gourmet French cuisine and the hotel has won awards from TripAdvisor and Conde Nast.

2. Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver

The grandeur of the Rosewood Hotel’s bedrooms and restaurants wowed travellers and critics alike
Attention to detail and an opulent aesthetic impressed visitors to Rosewood Hotel Georgia, which came second in the Canadian top 10.
The spa and garden terrace were also praised.
Locals and travellers alike rated the Lobby Lounge and formal Hawksworth Restaurant as spots to while away a Vancouver evening.

3. Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver

Chi, The Spa, the outdoor pool and Market, created by Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten are revealed as attractive hotel features by the judges

Located in downtown Vancouver, the Shangri-La Hotel, which came third, boasts rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, deep tubs and free Wi-Fi.
Chi, The Spa, the outdoor pool and Market, created by Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten are also revealed as attractive hotel features by the judges.  Read more: 

Of the Top 50 hotel in Canada, British Columbia has 21 Hotels rounding out the list

4.   The Wickaninnish Inn Tofino
7.   Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver
11. Magnolia Hotel & Spa Victoria
13. Four Seasons Whistler
15. Loden Hotel Vancouver
17. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
18. Wedgewood Hotel Vancouver
19. Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
20. Fairmont Chateau Whistler
21. Nita Lake Lodge Whistler
24. Pan Pacific Vancouver
26. L’Hermitage Hotel Vancouver
29. OPUS Vancouver
30. Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
31. Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver
33. Oak Bay Beach Hotel Victoria
35. Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa
44. Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort Victoria
49. Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Really nice hotel. Excellent service. We got a suite with an awesome ocean view. It was spacious with a wonderful bathroom. Very quite.
There is a pub that serves very good food. Strangely, breakfast is not included with such a nice hotel.
It was winter when we were there so the hot tubs were a bit of a challenge to go in, considering the freezing weather you had to endure to use them.

The only drawbacks to this hotel were some basic amenities. The TV channels did not have a guide so you had to switch to each channel to see what was on. The selection was very poor and had no pay per view ability. The couch cushion was worn down from use as was the mattress on the bed.

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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Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Everything from the moment you step foot onto the grounds of this gorgeous hotel was amazing! The staff couldn’t be more helpful. The view is breathtaking! The rooms with the fireplace and huge bathtub are spectacular. And top it off with a heated outdoor pool and two jacuzzis made this an awesome vacation spot. Whether you go for a spa weekend with the girls or a romantic getaway with your honey you will not be disappointed!

We have been visiting Victoria for decades now as we have close family there. We have therefore stayed in all the best hotels in the city trying to find the right hotel that fulfilled all our requirements. When the Oak Bay Hotel opened a few years ago, we found that very one and have been returning there on every trip. Located in the beautiful and quiet neighbourhood of Oak Bay – it has beautifully appointed cozy rooms; a fine dine dining restaurant as well as a pub and a coffee shop; a live entertainment show every weekend – and an outdoor year end heated spa pool located right in the oceanfront. It is a very quiet neighbourhood far away from the noisy downtown area yet is still only a 10 minute drive away. We wouldn’t think of staying anywhere else in Victoria now.

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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Oak Bay Beach Hotel Room

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

My friend and I booked a girl’s getaway here and loved every minute. The staff couldn’t have been nicer or more efficient. We loved the spa, mineral pool, hot tub, and steam room. Our room was gorgeous looking onto the ocean and beautiful grounds. We ate at the pub in the hotel and it was delicious. In the lobby there is free lemon water which is lovely. One day we needed something sweet and I was hoping to find a free cookie or candy in the lobby, but no such luck. I did find Kate’s café in the hotel however, and they had fabulous cinnamon buns etc. which we bought and enjoyed thoroughly. We were treated like royalty at the movie night as we were the only one there!

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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Oak Bay Beach Hotel Room

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Oak Bay Beach Hotel Lobby
Oak Bay Beach Hotel Lobby

Stayed at hotel for 2 nights and wish it had been more! Beautiful resort, amazing food! Pools and sauna were amazing! The rooms are comfortable as are the beds. My new hotel in Victoria….I WILL be back!

Just leaving the hotel, done with the first leg of our vacation and am very sad. The staff at the Oak Beach hotel or spa I would call it are incredible. One of the best experiences I’ve had of feeling really well taken care of at a hotel. They know you by name when you come in the door, always in a cheerful mood. The Snug bar was delicious. Local beers and basic food fare. Golfing at the Victoria Golf Club is available within walking distance. The rooms were clean, beautiful views and modern decoration design. The town of Oak Bay was walking distance away with quaint small town feel. Loved it. Thank you especially to Kate at the front desk. Best wishes.

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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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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Oak Bay Beach Hotel

oakbaySpaWe booked a 2 night stay at this property and were so pleased. The inside and outside are lovely and the setting of the mineral pools over the bay is a real treat. Our room was beautifully appointed and spacious with a partial ocean view. Ocean views are available from the restaurants, pools and common areas – designed to take in the vistas. This is a luxury property without any stuffiness. The bellman will take you downtown and back for a $15 fee – same as a cab fee, but nicer vehicle. The front desk was helpful and enthusiastic with information and restaurant reservations. The Marina is only a 5″ walk away and a very good fine dining restaurant complete with a sushi bar. The pool has bar service and interesting drink specials of the day. The city of Victoria is a bit over-hyped in my opinion but this hotel is absolutely lovely.

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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Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Oak Bay Beach Hotel Room
Oak Bay Beach Hotel Room

oakbaySpaThis resort is amazing! My husband and I needed some R & R for just a quick weekend trip. The resort, the view, the pool, the rooms and the staff are all amazing. The food is very good and the rooms are extremely comfortable and quiet. Wonderful resort experience!

We very much enjoyed our second stay here. Try to get a room overlooking pools. We were on side this time, still lovely view but also a rooftop. Quiet, beautiful. Sweet place. Breakfast was pretty and delicious and what a view! If you are a sailor you will appreciate the boats going out heading east among the many rocks, or I should say, around the rocks. It is an idealic little restaurant with great service and very good coffee. You will never feel rushed.

Original art, quite good. Hopefully it rotates a lot. I can’t think of anything we didn’t like. Thanks Oak Bay.

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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