We picked a variety of hotels that stood out either for value, for location or for offering something of excellence. (Not all hotels on this list have an elevator and air conditioning, so be sure to check the Pros and Cons section for that information.)
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Editor's Top 24 Picks

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Book from ~C$213 
Downtown Victoria hotel with harbour views, indoor pool and well-liked restaurant
Picked for good value, this hotel is enjoyed by guests for its central location in walking distance of downtown’s major attractions, the tasty food and late-night drinks available at the restaurant on site, an indoor pool worthy of laps, and spacious suites with beautiful views.

It offers a free seasonal downtown shuttle, secure underground parking, an open parkade for larger vehicles and an excellent gym.

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, seasonal downtown shuttle, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, with mini-fridges and comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to ferry, wharf, restaurants, shops and downtown
  • Staff were friendly and efficient
  • Breathtaking views from higher floors
  • The restaurant was well liked by guests
  • Guests appreciated the free shuttle to downtown
  • Wi-Fi was rated good
Cons
  • Parking is $15 per day
  • Some found the hotel a little dated
  • No air conditioning a problem for some on the warmer days
  • A few complained of street noise
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Book from ~C$211 
Highly praised downtown Victoria hotel with restaurant and kitchenette suites 
Great for summer stays, this hotel offers air conditioning. While highly rated, it’s reasonably priced and right downtown, close to the harbour, attractions, restaurants, Market Square and transit. Guests say that the staff are excellent and give great service and the hotel's restaurant is very good (open for breakfast and lunch). Many former guests highly recommended this hotel.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, bicycle rentals, bottled water, local calls
  • Rooms were clean, and well equipped with comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants, shopping and downtown attractions
  • Staff were friendly and professional
  • Guests often liked the value of this hotel
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • Valet parking is $20 in summer and $10 in winter
  • Some guests said the hotel was a bit dated
  • Occasionally guests complained of noise from inside or outside the hotel
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Book from ~C$189 
Highly praised west-Victoria hotel with popular restaurant and free: parking and Wi-Fi 
Offering something different, these accommodations are well maintained, cute and clean, many with an outdoor patio and all with gas or wood-burning fireplaces. Rooms on upper floors require stairs, but the pay off is pretty Outer Harbour views. Guests can take the scenic sea wall path along the harbour to downtown (20 minutes) or a water taxi which is accessed nearby. Guests typically love this place for its wonderful fresh baking, home-made chocolate truffles, tasty meals and craft beer, not to mention a delicious made-to order free hot breakfast!
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, made-to-order hot breakfast, parking, beer and truffle tasting
  • Rooms were clean, quaint and well maintained with comfy beds
  • Location was in a quiet neighbourhood, and walking distance to groceries and downtown shopping and restaurants
  • Staff were friendly, informative and helpful
  • The restaurant, beer and truffles were a hit with guests
  • Guests were often pleased with the value
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • No elevator
  • No air conditioning
  • Some found certain rooms small
  • Some guests had slow service at the restaurant
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Book from ~C$307 
Highly praised downtown Victoria hotel with free area shuttle, indoor pool and restaurant
In a setting of flower gardens, this well-maintained hotel offers easy access to the harbour for boat trips, the Clipper ferry, restaurants and attractions, while providing secure parking, a free downtown shuttle and free morning coffee in the lobby.

Guests like the location near Fisherman’s Wharf and the charming streets of the old town, with a horse-drawn carriage stationed nearby. Adding to the fun are a good-size pool and games room with shuffleboard and billiards, a well-liked restaurant, in-room spa treatments and a gift shop.

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, downtown shuttle, local calls, coffee in lobby, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and spacious with comfy beds
  • Location was perfect for accessing the harbour, attractions, downtown and restaurants
  • Staff were were pleasant, efficient and friendly
  • The restaurant offered good food and service
  • Good value at this hotel according to guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Parking is $15 per day
  • A few guests said the decor could use an update
  • Rooms were not air conditioned and some found them too warm on occasion
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Book from ~C$153 
Well-liked downtown Victoria hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, coffee in lobby, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and well-appointed with comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants, shops and downtown attractions
  • Staff were very helpful, informative and friendly
  • Some guests appreciated having secure underground parking
  • The restaurant was well liked by guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • Parking is $12 or $9 per day with limited spots
  • Rooms were not directly air conditioned
  • Some complained of noise on occasion from street-facing rooms
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Book from ~C$143 
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 ~C$147 
Popular Victoria hotel with retro decor, indoor-outdoor pool, waterslide & kitchenette rooms
This walk-up hotel in the uptown area provides great value for families with young children offering a fun pool and waterslide plus free bike and long board rentals. Some rooms have kitchenettes and/or air conditioning.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, downtown shuttle, local calls, coffee in lobby, bike and longboard rentals
  • Rooms were clean with comfortable beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants and shopping and an easy drive to downtown
  • Many guests had a fun experience at this hotel, especially families with children
  • Guests enjoyed friendly interactions with staff
  • The free shuttle to downtown, pool, waterslide and other amenities were a hit with guests
  • Several guests enjoyed good meals on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Not all rooms are air conditioned
  • Noise transfer from the pool, the street and other rooms a problem for some
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Book from ~C$169 
Highly praised downtown Victoria boutique hotel with popular restaurant
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, cheese plate, daily coffee with pastry
  • Rooms were very clean, and well appointed with comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants, shopping and downtown attractions
  • Staff were super friendly and helpful
  • Guests often thought the hotel was good value
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Valet parking is $22 and self-parking is $15, per day
  • Some found their rooms small
  • Some complained of noise from Douglas Street
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Book from ~C$136 
Boutique hotel in Old Towne offers clean units with kitchens & restaurant with craft beers
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, pet stays, coffee in lobby
  • Rooms were clean, large and well-equipped with kitchens and comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants, shops and downtown attractions
  • Staff were very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly
  • The restaurant was well liked by guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Parking is $11 per day
  • Some found the hotel a little dated
  • No air conditioning a problem for some on the warmer days
  • Some complained of noise from the pub
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Book from ~C$271 
Harbourfront Victoria hotel with air conditioned rooms, indoor-outdoor pool & fine dining 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, downtown shuttle
  • Rooms were clean, air conditioned and spacious with comfy beds
  • Location was well liked for having easy access to the waterfront, water taxi, Fisherman’s Wharf, downtown and restaurants
  • Staff were efficient, friendly and very helpful
  • Restaurant was very well liked for delicious food
  • Guests liked the great free downtown shuttle service
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Underground self-parking is $18 per day
  • Some found their rooms a little dated
  • Noise transferred from inside or outside the hotel on occasion
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Book from ~C$171 
Highly praised downtown Victoria hotel near Inner Harbour with kitchenettes and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot beverages, local calls
  • Rooms were clean, air conditioned and well equipped with comfy beds
  • Location was quiet and central--an easy walk to BC Legislature, the harbour, museums, downtown and restaurants
  • Staff were very friendly, helpful and accommodating
  • Good value according to guests
  • Many planned to return
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Outdoor parking is $5 per day
  • A few heard noise from outside traffic
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Book from ~C$199 
Well-liked Victoria hotel near harbour with outdoor pool, kitchens & great free breakfast  
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and spacious with comfy beds
  • Location was excellent--next to BC Legislature and an easy walk to the harbour, ferry, museums, restaurants and downtown
  • Staff were impressive--friendly, caring and helpful
  • Free breakfast was highly praised for its variety and quality
  • Many liked the value and planned to return
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • A few found the hotel a little dated
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Book from ~C$195 
Highly praised downtown Victoria hotel with indoor pool, movie theatre and kitchenettes
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, bicycle rentals, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and large with well-equipped kitchenettes
  • Location was very well liked—guests had easy walking access to the harbour, museums, restaurants, downtown and attractions
  • Staff were friendly and accommodating
  • Guests enjoyed light meals at the coffee shop on site
  • Guests loved the public spaces, outdoor gardens and movie theatre which all contributed to a feeling of luxury
Cons
  • Underground parking is $15 per night
  • No air conditioning a disappointment for some
  • Noise transferred from street traffic and neighbouring rooms
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Book from ~C$309 
Highly praised Victoria boutique hotel in a gorgeous mansion with a free gourmet breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, gourmet breakfast, parking, local calls, evening appetizers, hot beverage station, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and luxurious with comfy beds
  • Location was quiet but an easy walk to downtown, the harbour, restaurants and attractions
  • Staff were attentive, friendly and accommodating
  • Free breakfasts were outstanding and praised for quality, freshness and variety
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Not all rooms are air conditioned
  • Some found their bathroom a little small
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Book from ~C$143 
Highly praised Victoria hotel near harbour with kitchens, café-bistro and live music
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi and newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and well-appointed with comfortable beds
  • Location was central but quiet and an easy walk to everything downtown
  • Staff were friendly, courteous and helpful
  • Guests enjoyed the café and live entertainment on site
Cons
  • Self-parking is $15 and valet parking is $20 per night
  • Some guests missed having air conditioning on warmer nights
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Book from ~C$179 
Highly praised Victoria luxury boutique hotel near Inner Harbour with restaurant & day spa
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, loaner bikes, coffee station, local calls and newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and luxurious with comfortable beds
  • Location was very central and an easy walk to everything downtown
  • Staff provided first class service
  • Guests enjoyed the breakfast and restaurant on site
  • Spa services were recommended by guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Valet parking is $28, plus tax per night
  • A few guests mentioned hearing noise from the street
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Book from ~C$131 
Highly praised West Victoria hotel near harbour with air conditioned rooms & indoor pool 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, downtown shuttle, bottled water, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, air conditioned, quiet and well equipped with comfy beds
  • Location was well liked for being in a quiet area but having easy access to the waterfront, water taxi, downtown and restaurants
  • Staff were helpful and courteous
  • Guests often enjoyed dining on site
  • Guests liked the great free downtown shuttle service
Cons
  • Self-parking is $20 and valet parking is $22, per day
  • Some found the hotel or restaurant expensive
  • Noise transferred from inside or outside the hotel on occasion
  • Some said the Wi-Fi was weak in their rooms
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Book from ~C$147 
Highly praised downtown Victoria hotel near harbour with outdoor pool & kitchenette rooms 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, local calls, coffee in lobby, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, quiet and well equipped with comfy beds
  • Location was perfect for accessing the harbour, attractions, downtown and restaurants
  • Staff were helpful, the friendliest ever and accommodating
  • Guests enjoyed the free hot breakfast for selection and quality
  • Good value at this hotel according to guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Parking is $12 per day
  • Some found rooms too hot with no AC
  • A few guests complained of noise from inside or outside the hotel
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Book from ~C$153 
Downtown Victoria hotel with ocean views, infinity pool, dining & suites with mini-kitchen
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet
  • Many found the location handy to restaurants, shops, museums, Inner Harbour and Washington State ferry port
  • Wi-Fi was rated as good overall by reviewers
  • Many received great service from the staff
  • Guests enjoyed breakfast, the pub and Table 21 offerings
  • Guests loved the views and balconies and found the rooms very clean and modern
Cons
  • Valet only parking is available for $20 per night
  • Some guests had noise disturbance from within and outside the hotel
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Book from ~C$152 
Highly praised downtown Victoria hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and kitchenette suites
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, downtown shuttle, local calls
  • Many guests found clean and well-appointed rooms with comfortable beds
  • Prime downtown location in walking distance of restaurants, shops, attractions, the Inner Harbour
  • Many liked the staff and found them welcoming and professional
  • Many enjoyed dining on site
  • Good value according to several guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by reviewers online
Cons
  • Parking is $15 if booked with 3rd parties and $7.50 if booked directly with hotel, per night
  • Some guests were disappointed with dated rooms
  • A few guests complained of noise disturbances
  • Guests found portable AC units noisy
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Book from ~C$143 
Highly praised Victoria hotel near harbour with air-conditioning, indoor pool & restaurant  
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, and newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and well equipped, with comfortable beds
  • Location was very central and an easy walk to everything downtown
  • Staff were very friendly, polite and helpful
  • Some guests enjoyed meals on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • Self parking is $16 and valet parking is $20 per day
  • A few guests complained of noise from within the hotel
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Book from ~C$207 
Highly praised Victoria hotel overlooking Inner Harbour with kitchen suites & free breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable
  • Location was prime right on the harbour and in walking distance to restaurants, shops and attractions
  • Staff were highly praised by guests
  • Many loved the views from their balconies and the breakfast room
  • Many felt the had obtained good value
Cons
  • Not all rooms have air conditioning
  • Some thought the breakfast could use more options
  • Aging decor, according to some
  • Can get noisy on the street side
  • Some guests missed having an indoor pool, hot tub and fitness room on site
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Book from ~C$88 
Highly praised uptown Victoria budget hotel with very clean rooms and free parking
This hotel provides a no frills place to stay with an elevator in Victoria's uptown area offering a clean and spacious room.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls
  • Rooms were very clean and spacious with comfortable beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants, the bus stop and mall and an easy drive or bus ride to downtown
  • Staff were friendly and accommodating
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • No air conditioning a problem for some
  • Some complained of extra charge to use stove/oven and no utensils, plates, cups provided for short term stays
  • Some said rooms had dated decor
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Book from ~C$109 
Well-liked and charming Victoria hotel with popular restaurant and free: parking and Wi-Fi
Well-liked for value, this walk-up hotel is an easy walk to the Inner Harbour and downtown. It provides a clean and well maintained room and has a popular restaurant with reasonable prices.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, morning coffee in the lobby
  • Rooms were clean, spacious and well maintained with comfy beds
  • Location was in a quiet neighbourhood, and walking distance to attractions, groceries and downtown shopping and restaurants
  • Staff were friendly, informative and helpful
  • Guests enjoyed meals and reasonable prices at the restaurant
  • Many thought the hotel provided good value
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • No elevator
  • No air conditioning
  • Some found certain rooms small

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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