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Downtown Victoria harbourfront hotel with beautiful views, indoor pool and jacuzzi suites

  • Many guests considered the location wonderful for being within walking distance of the harbour and downtown
  • The staff were considered excellent by many guests
  • A few guests spoke of comfortable, spacious rooms with comfy beds
  • The dining on-site received rave reviews by numerous guests
  • The views were praised by many guests who considered them beautiful from their rooms and from the restaurant's deck
  • Many enjoyed watching sea planes land on the harbour from the hotel
  • A couple of guests highlighted the Japanese gardens, walking paths, lagoon and waterfall on the hotel grounds
  • Wi-Fi is a one-time charge of $9.95 per stay
  • Secured valet parking is $17 per night
  • A few guests were disappointed with the added parking and Wi-Fi fees
  • A few guests missed having a hot tub on site
  • A few guests said their rooms needed updates
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 17, 2014
Located about a 5-minute walk from Laurel Point Park and a 6-minute walk from Victoria Clipper ferry terminal, Inn at Laurel Point is suitable for business or vacation travellers who prefer a hotel with meeting/banquet space, on-site dining and easy access to the waterfront.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an in-room safe, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Microwaves are available upon request for $10. Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms for $9.95 per stay. The hotel has a newer wing and an older section.

Rooms with a sitting area and sofabed, a harbour view and a jetted tub are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. Pets are permitted for an additional $30 per pet, per day to a maximum of $90.

On-site amenities include an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness centre, in-room massage services, 10,000 square feet of meeting/banquet space, a 24-hour business centre, laundry services and on-sit dining at Aura Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service daily. Secured valet parking is $17 per night. 

Victoria's city centre is about a 7-minute drive away, while the Royal British Columbia Museum can be found 13 minutes away on foot. British Columbia Legislature Building is roughly a 10-minute walk from the hotel and Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 31-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

All property details verified by a front desk agent, May 28, 2014.
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff, rooms and restaurant. 

The hotel's location was considered exceptional by guests for its tranquility and who enjoyed that it was within walking distance of downtown and  the harbour.

Many lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as accommodating, friendly, efficient and helpful with dining reservations and suggestions.

Several guests enjoyed the hotel's accommodations. A few described their rooms as clean, quiet and spacious. A couple highlighted modern amenities such as a soaker tub and modern TV. The beautiful harbour views received a lot of praise by numerous guests and some mentioned enjoying watching the sea planes land. A few guests enjoyed comfortable beds. A few patrons had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

The hotel's food was the subject of rave reviews from numerous guests who described their meals with superlatives like, beyond amazing, out of this world, unbeatable and one guest attested to the most delicious desserts they had ever had.
The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there was some negative feedback offered.

A few guests were disappointed with the added Wi-Fi and parking charges.

The hotel had a newer wing and older wing. The older wing is in need of updates with older furniture according to a few guests.

A few guests missed having a hot tub on site.

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Sources guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 with a 93% recommendation rate from 998 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #11 of 57 Victoria hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 926 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 8.6 out of 10 from 188 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
Very Good

Rated 8.6/10 based on 2089 reviews

Ranked #24 out of 58 hotels in Victoria

Map Marker Inn at Laurel Point
680 Montreal Street, Victoria, BC