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Swans Hotel & Brewpub

8.4 | Very Good | #27 out of 49 hotels in Victoria
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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
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Review
Updated Jul 22, 2017
Overview
About the hotel: This boutique hotel offers condo-style suites in a heritage building at the city centre, a 2-minute walk from Market Square. The Government Street shopping and dining district is 7 minutes away on foot.

The 4-storey hotel has 30 smoke-free rooms with elevator access.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a 32” flat screen TV with cable, DVD movies, a coffeemaker, a full kitchen, a dining table, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, windows that open and electric fans.

Some rooms include 2 or 3 levels, a sofabed, 1 or 2 separate bedrooms, 2 TVs, a living room, a wood-burning fireplace, a Juliette balcony, a rooftop terrace and a harbour view. Accessible rooms are available.

Rooms are furnished with 2 single beds, 1 queen bed or 1 king bed.

Parking (outdoors) is available next door for $11 per night.

Pets are welcomed (small dogs only) with a dog bed and bowls at no extra charge.

Free coffee is available to guests each morning and afternoon.

Restaurant on site: Swan's Pub offers breakfast on weekends, and lunch and dinner daily with a full menu and craft beers. No room service is available.

Off-site restaurants: The Drake Eatery and Solstice Café are across the street and guests will find many dining choices within a 4-minute walk.

Hotel amenities include a business centre, dry cleaning, a guest laundry, a 24-hour front desk, ATM, free newspapers and meeting room.

Wine and Beer Store: is open 11 am to 11 pm daily.

What’s nearby?
Inner Harbour, the Royal BC Museum and Maritime Museum of British Columbia are all within a 12-minute walk. The Bay Centre is an 8-minute walk. BC Whale Tours is a 4-minute walk. Beacon Hill Park is a 20-minute walk and Craigdarroch Castle is a 30-minute walk. Butchart Gardens is 30 minutes by car.

Getting around: The bus stop is a 3-minute walk. Access to the Trans-Canada Hwy is 3 minutes. The Ferry Ramp to Seattle/Port Angeles is a 6-minute drive. Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 30- to 40-minute drive. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed by hotel July 21, 2017: free pet stays, free local calls

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The Good
This hotel was well liked for its restaurant and artworks, for being laid back and very well located.

Rooms were clean and very spacious with full kitchens.

Guests liked the location right downtown which was close to local attractions, plus many restaurants, bars and unique shops.

Staff were very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly.

Guests liked the restaurant. The food was tasty pub fare with good portions and a large beer selection.

Some felt the hotel was well priced.

Guests also enjoyed: Juliet balconies and small patios with flowers, original artworks and enjoyable craft beers.

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The Bad
There was a little negative feedback online.

Recent room complaints were: a little dated, furniture tired and dark, no air conditioner, and shower pressure a little weak.

Noise disturbance was mentioned from: the on-site bar and construction.

Other comments found were: no pool, no gym and no room service available.

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Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.7 out of 10 from 347 reviews.

TripAdvisor.ca guest reviews ranked the hotel #28 out of 49 Victoria hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 334 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 from 444 reviews.

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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
8.4 / out of 10
"Very Good"
Ranked by Guests
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27 / out of 49
hotels in Victoria

The average guest rating for Swans Hotel & Brewpub is 8.4 out of 10 based on 1167 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Swans Hotel & Brewpub at #27 out of 49 hotels in Victoria.

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506 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC