Overlooking Victoria's inner harbour and about a 3-minute drive from the Trans-Canada Highway, Coast Victoria Harbourside is geared towards business or vacation travellers who prefer a waterfront hotel with on-site dining, meeting/banquet space and easy highway access.
Each of the hotel's smoke-free guest rooms comes equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi or wired Internet, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Microwaves are available free upon request.
Rooms with a harbour view, a jetted tub and a sitting area and sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. Pets are available in some rooms for $20 per pet, per night.
Hotel amenities include an indoor/outdoor pool, an indoor hot tub, a sauna, a fitness room, meeting/banquet space, a 24-hour business centre, an elevator and on-site dining at the Blue Crab, which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service daily. A free shuttle, which travels anywhere in the downtown core, is also offered from 7 am to 11 pm. Parking is $15 per night, and is located underground.
Please note that this property does not offer laundry services or facilities.
Victoria's city centre is roughly an 8-minute drive away, while The Bay Centre offers shopping 5 minutes away by car. The British Columbia Legislature Building is about a 10-minute walk from the hotel and Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 33-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)
All property details verified by a front desk agent, May 27, 2014
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.
The hotel's location was praised by numerous reviewers, who found it close to the waterfront, downtown Victoria, the parliament buildings, Fisherman's Wharf, restaurants, marinas and Butchart Gardens.
Many guests complimented the hotel's staff, characterizing them as attentive, friendly, efficient and accommodating.
Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, quiet and spacious, with great harbour views and comfortable beds. A few guests criticized their lodgings, however (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms and parking.
Although several lodgers were pleased with their clean and quiet rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn carpets and bathrooms, small balconies in some rooms and uncomfortable beds (too firm).
A few reviewers complained about the hotel's parking. They felt it was expensive and described it has having tight turns for larger vehicles.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 with a 93% recommendation rate from 651 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #14 of 57 Victoria hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 442 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.8 out of 10 from 179 reviews.
The author corresponded with the hotel on May 27, 2014 to verify some information.