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.
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Editor's Top 8 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$269 CAD
Comfortable hotel near Victoria's harbour with kitchenettes, ocean views and indoor pool
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to the waterfront and attractions
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • All rooms come with a mini-fridge and microwaves are available upon request
  • Some guests enjoyed meals at the hotel
Cons
  • Parking is $15 per day for guests who stay less than 5 nights
  • A few guests complained of no air conditioning in the hotel
  • A few guests said the hotel was a little dated
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 ~$68 CAD
Highly praised Victoria hotel with kitchenette suites in a prime downtown location
Pros
  • Free Wi Fi, free bottled water in room
  • Many guests enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • Many guests were very pleased with the location, within walking distance of the Inner Harbour, downtown restaurants and attractions
  • Many guests found the staff to be very accommodating, friendly and efficient
  • Several guests felt that the hotel was reasonably priced
  • Guests said they could borrow bikes at the hotel
Cons
  • Valet parking is $7 in winter and $13 in summer off site (about a block away)
  • A few guests said the hotel was a bit dated
  • A couple of guests did not like the bathroom design with sink outside
  • A couple of reviewers complained of having a room above a noisy nightclub
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 ~$308 CAD
Highly praised downtown Victoria hotel with free area shuttle, indoor pool and restaurant
Pros
  • Free WI FI, free downtown shuttle
  • Good food in the restaurant, according to a number of guests
  • Convenient location, within walking distance to the Inner Harbour, according to guests
  • The hotel is set among beautiful trees and gardens
  • There's a billiards table on site, along with restaurant and room service
  • Guests raved about the service at the hotel
Cons
  • Parking is $15 per day
  • A few guests said the decor could use an update
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 ~$96 CAD
Central hotel in downtown Victoria with great service, on-site restaurant and indoor pool
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • The hotel was praised for its downtown locale and proximity to the harbour
  • Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
Cons
  • Parking is underground and $9 per night
  • A few guests complained about the added parking fee and tight parking lot
  • Rooms are not air conditioned
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Book from ~$73 CAD
Well-liked Victoria hotel in Upper Harbour with indoor pool, free Wi-Fi and kitchen suites
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Many guests found the rooms to be very clean, updated and comfortable
  • Guests liked the staff of this hotel and found them accommodating and friendly
  • Many guests were well pleased with the reasonable rates and good value of this hotel
  • Several guests praised the food at the restaurant on site
  • Guests liked the location, convenient to downtown, the Galloping Goose trail, shopping and entertainment venues
Cons
  • No elevator to top floor (1 flight of stairs to access)
  • Some guests complained of noise transfer from within the hotel
  • Hotel a little dated according to a few guests
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Book from ~$97 CAD
Popular Victoria hotel with retro decor, indoor-outdoor pool, waterslide & kitchenette rooms
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, downtown shuttle, lobby coffee, bike rentals, longboard rentals
  • Many guests had a fun experience at this hotel, especially families with children
  • Guests enjoyed friendly interactions with staff
  • Guests found clean rooms and comfortable beds
  • The free shuttle to downtown, pool, waterslide and other amenities were a hit with guests
  • Several guests enjoyed good meals on site
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Guests missed having air conditioning during the summer
  • Noise transfer from the pool and other rooms a problem for some
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Book from ~$135 CAD
Downtown, great staff and rooms, on-site dining, parking extra and about a block away
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Many lodgers praised their clean and comfortable rooms
  • The hotel was found to be close to government buildings, highway access and restaurants
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer during their stay
  • The hotel's recommended parking was found to be too far from the hotel for a few reviewers
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Book from ~$261 CAD
Boutique hotel in Old Towne, clean units with kitchens, restaurant with craft beers
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests praised the hotel's proximity to the harbour and restaurants
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and well equipped
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
Cons
  • A few guests were disappointed at the lack of air conditioning and found the layout of the loft units inconvenient
  • No on-site parking

2 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Victoria

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$174 CAD
Harbourfront Victoria hotel with air conditioning, free area shuttle & indoor-outdoor pool
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, area shuttle
  • Numerous reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Many travellers praised the hotel's proximity to downtown and the harbour
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean with great views
Cons
  • The hotel's parking fee was considered expensive by a few patrons $15/night
  • A few guests reported worn bathrooms and small balconies
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$92 CAD
Clean and comfortable downtown Victoria motel with air conditioning and cheaper rates
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • The motel's rates were found to be inexpensive and affordable
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and quiet rooms
  • Numerous guests praised the motel's central locale and proximity to the harbour and attractions
  • The staff were complimented by guests for being friendly and helpful
Cons
  • A few guests reported dated decor and no air conditioning in some rooms

Tips For Staying In Victoria

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.

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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.
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