I looked for good value hotels for the budget-conscious traveller in downtown Victoria and compared room prices, freebies, and amenities offered along with the hotel's customer service record. My picks are in the middle price range.

If you're not looking for a cheaper hotel but a more luxurious experience and atmosphere, The Fairmont Empress is a beautiful hotel in downtown Victoria and many guest reviewers were impressed with the elegance of the hotel. Superior customer service was mentioned time and again. Additionally, guests seemed to really value the location, the history of the hotel and the quality of their dining room offerings. If you can afford to pay more for a hotel or want to splurge for a special occasion, I would recommend this highly-rated hotel.

Our Editor's Top 8 Picks

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Book from ~$175 CAD
Comfortable hotel near Victoria's harbour with kitchenettes, ocean views and indoor pool
I picked this hotel for its location and good pricing. This downtown hotel is located within walking distance of a number of popular Victoria tourist attractions including the Royal British Colombia Museum, Victoria's Inner Harbour, BC Whale Tours and the Maritime Museum of BC. Guests generally had a good experience at this hotel, and commented frequently on things like good value for price paid, on centrality of location in relation to several of Victoria's major tourist attractions and on clean, comfortable accommodations that the hotel provided. The rooms are also well-equipped and spacious. Some guests enjoyed views of the Inner Harbour or Olympic Mountains from their rooms.
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Book from ~$117 CAD
Highly praised Victoria hotel with kitchenette suites in a prime downtown location
I like this cozy-looking family hotel. It is highly rated, reasonably priced and within walking distance of the popular Victoria attractions while located right downtown, close to lots of small restaurants, the Public Market and transit. Guests say that the staff are excellent and give great service and the hotel's restaurant is very good. Many former guests highly recommended this hotel.
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Book from ~$151 CAD
Highly praised downtown Victoria hotel with free area shuttle, indoor pool and restaurant
I think this very-highly rated hotel is an excellent choice for Victoria as well. It's located on Quebec St., in a beautifully treed setting, approximately an 11-minute walk to the Inner Harbour and is very popular with tourists who want to wander the downtown core and major attractions on foot. There are a variety of amenities on site adding value to your stay. For leisure and relaxation the hotel provides an indoor pool and hot tub, as well as a sauna. Guests who want to work out will appreciate the on-site fitness centre. Additionally, there's a billiards table and games room that provide even more entertainment options for guests. Many guest reviewers really liked this hotel and commented favourably concerning its location and the free downtown shuttle that allowed them to venture out a little farther in their explorations. They enjoyed their clean rooms with comfy beds, dining on site at the hotel's restaurant, and perhaps best of all, the friendly, helpful and skilled staff that made it all happen!
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Book from ~$151 CAD
Central hotel in downtown Victoria with great service, on-site restaurant and indoor pool
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Book from ~$106 CAD
Well-liked Victoria hotel in Upper Harbour with indoor pool, free Wi-Fi and kitchen suites
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Book from ~$101 CAD
Popular Victoria hotel with retro decor, indoor-outdoor pool, waterslide & kitchenette rooms
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Book from ~$237 CAD
Downtown, great staff and rooms, on-site dining, parking extra and about a block away
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Book from ~$224 CAD
Boutique hotel in Old Towne, clean units with kitchens, restaurant with craft beers

The 2 Most Frequently Booked Hotels in Victoria

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Book from ~$208 CAD
Harbourfront Victoria hotel with air conditioning, free area shuttle & indoor-outdoor pool
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Book from ~$109 CAD
Clean and comfortable downtown Victoria motel with air conditioning and cheaper rates

Choosing A Hotel in Victoria

Most Popular and Nearby Areas of Interest
Downtown Victoria: a relaxing environment and home to one of the oldest Chinatowns in North America

Royal BC Museum: in downtown Victoria near the harbour with historical galleries, exhibitions and archives

The University of Victoria: The university is about 13 minutes' drive from downtown, in the Saanich and Oak Bay districts with a yearly enrolment of 20,000 students.

Victoria Conference Centre: has trade shows, career fairs, fundraisers and conferences

Royal Roads University: is located about a 22-minute drive from downtown Victoria in Hatley Castle.

Victoria Airport: the airport is about a 30-minute drive from the downtown core and located north in Sydney.

Butchart Gardens: National Historic Site located in Brentwood Bay on Vancouver Island

Experience the best of Victoria
Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is a city with a rich history and beautiful landscape. Dining in downtown Victoria is a treat because the city is surrounded by rich farming regions and coastal waters, so fresh local ingredients are plentiful. In addition to great cuisine Victoria has a rich history as it is one of the oldest cities in the western part of the country, making it home to many historical sites and buildings.

If you find yourself downtown you must check out Chinatown. Victoria's Chinatown is one of the oldest in North America, second only to the Chinatown in San Francisco. This is a very popular area for tourists to join walking tours to experience the most of what this historic district has to offer. You'll undoubtedly want to check out the world-famous Fan Tan Alley which is lined with many boutiques and small shops.

Surrounding Area
Victoria is only 100km southwest of downtown Vancouver so if a visit to the mainland is desired it isn't too far to travel. Keep in mind though that Victoria is located on an island, so make your travel arrangements accordingly.