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Oak Bay Beach Hotel

9.3 | Excellent

Oceanfront location, great staff and food, luxurious and modern rooms

  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised their clean and luxurious rooms
  • The hotel's staff were complimented for their professional and efficient service
  • Several lodgers enjoyed the quality of the hotel's food
  • A few guests found the room rates and The Dining Room food to be too expensive
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 7, 2014
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and about a 2-minute drive from Victoria Golf Club, Oak Bay Beach Hotel is suitable for business or vacation travellers who prefer an oceanside hotel with meeting/banquet space, extended kitchen amenities, on-site dining and a spa and wellness centre.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a kitchenette, an iPod dock, a fireplace, a bathrobe for each guest, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. The hotel is wheelchair accessible and dogs are permitted for $30 per pet, per night.

Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a private beach area, a fitness centre, a sauna, a hot tub, a spa and wellness centre, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, guest laundry, grocery delivery, a coffee shop and free parking. The David Foster Foundation Theatre is also located on-site and provides entertainment.

On-site dining is available at The Dining Room (serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily) and The Snug, which serves lunch and dinner daily. 

Victoria's city centre is about an 11-minute drive from the hotel, while The Bay Centre offers shopping 12 minutes away by car. Oak Bay Marina is roughly a 6-minute walk away and Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 35-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, dogs permitted for $30/pet/day, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 31, 2014)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, staff, food and location. 

Numerous travellers praised the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, well equipped, spacious, modern and luxurious, with gorgeous ocean views, large bathrooms and comfortable beds and linens.

The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by reviewers, who characterized them as efficient, friendly, accommodating and professional. One patron remarked, "All the staff were polite, friendly and bent over backwards to give us first rate service". A few guests did complain of slow room service, however.

Several lodgers complimented the hotel's restaurants. They described them as delicious, well presented, yummy, great and specifically mentioned The Snug Pub was reasonably priced.

The hotel's location was enjoyed by several guests. They found it close to the ocean, shopping, galleries, Oak Bay Village and restaurants.
The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's value.

A few guests complained about the hotel's value. They felt the room rates and food in The Dining Room were too expensive.

Show Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 of 57 Oak Bay hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 202 reviews.

guest reviews rated the hotel 9.3 out of 10 from 74 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.9 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 29 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 31, 2014 to verify some information.

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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1175 Beach Drive, Oak Bay, BC