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Bedford Regency

7.4 | Good | #41 out of 49 hotels in Victoria
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Victoria hotel at city centre with air conditioning, English pub and off-site parking

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi
  • Rooms were clean and spacious with comfortable beds
  • Location was excellent-near Inner Harbour, attractions, restaurants and shopping
  • Staff were friendly and helpful
  • Some found lower rates for downtown
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • Parking is 2 blocks away and $11 per night
  • Some found the location and certain rooms noisy
  • Some guests complained about the bathroom doors not providing full privacy
  • Rooms were dated and needed a facelift, according to some
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Review
Updated Aug 28, 2017
Overview
This hotel is located next to Bastian Square, across from The Bay Centre, downtown’s mall and a 5-minute walk from the Inner Harbour Centre.

The hotel has 40 smoke-free and pet-free rooms on 6 floors with elevator access.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV with cable, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, and air conditioning.

Some rooms include a sofabed, a desk, a wood-burning fireplace, a jetted tub and ocean or inner courtyard views.

Rooms are furnished with 1 or 2 queen beds.

Parking is off site (2.5 blocks away), underground with a clearance of 6’2”, and costs $11, plus tax per day.

Restaurants on site:
Garricks Head Pub was established in 1867 and offers 55 beers on tap and English pub fare for lunch and dinner with seasonal patio.
The Churchill pub is open for lunch and dinner.

Off-site restaurants: Red Fish Blue Fish, Murchies Tea & Coffee, Earls and Le Petit Saigon are just a few of the many restaurants located within a 3-minute walk.

Hotel amenities include a 24-hour front desk, concierge services, an ATM and a meeting room.

What’s nearby? The Royal BC Museum and the BC Legislature are both an 8-minute walk. Butchart Gardens is 26 minutes by car.

Getting around: The bus stop is a 4-minute walk. The Trans-Canada Hwy is a 2-minute drive. The Clipper Ferry Ramp to Seattle/Port Angeles is a 7-minute drive. Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 30- to 40-minute drive. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed by hotel Aug 27, 2017: local calls are $1 each, not all rooms have a desk

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The Good
Guests enjoyed this hotel for its location, lower room rates and quaint rooms.

Rooms were clean, and spacious with comfy beds.

Guests really liked the location. It was close walking distance to downtown attractions, the Inner Harbour, shopping and restaurants.

Staff were friendly and very helpful.

Some thought the hotel was reasonably priced.

Some enjoyed meals on site.

Guests also liked: window boxes full of flowers, nice views, wood-burning fireplaces, and relaxing jetted tub.

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The Bad
Some guests offered negative feedback.

Room complaints found were: room was stuffy/AC inefficient, bathroom could have been cleaner, no bathroom fan, glass door to bathroom offers poor privacy, hard bed, lumpy mattress and rooms need a facelift.

Occasionally, guests complained of non-working amenities including: a coffeemaker, a portable heater, bedside lights

Noise transferred from: AC unit, plumbing sounds, seagulls, the rooms next door, and partiers on the street, street bands and nearby bars.

Other comments found: parking is 1.5 blocks away, lobby stairs and elevator carpets were worn and dirty, staff had attitude, and hotel a little pricey.

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TripAdvisor.ca guest reviews ranked the hotel #29 out of 49 Victoria hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 425 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 from 1379 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.8 out of 10 from 826 reviews.

Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
7.4 / out of 10
"Good"
Ranked by Guests
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41 / out of 49
hotels in Victoria

The average guest rating for Bedford Regency is 7.4 out of 10 based on 2864 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Bedford Regency at #41 out of 49 hotels in Victoria.

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Location
  • Royal BC Museum (0.6 km)
  • Victoria Harbour (0.6 km)
  • Craigdarroch Castle (1.9 km)
  • Royal Jubilee Hospital (3.2 km)
Map Marker Bedford Regency
1140 Government Street, Victoria, BC