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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

Hotel in Victoria BC RatesSee Rates | Pictures | Reviews | Maps

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.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel on a Larger Map

Oak Bay Beach Hotel