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All-suite property located in downtown, full kitchens and en suite laundry

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their suites as spacious and well equipped
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • Several guests described the staff as attentive and helpful
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the indoor pool
  • Several guests described the property in general as well appointed and luxurious
Cons
  • A couple of guests were disappointed that this hotel did not offer room service
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 4, 2013
Overview
This property is located in downtown Victoria and is within a 5-minute walk of the waterfront. This hotel is well located for travellers who are looking to access downtown destinations on foot. Offering suites with full kitchens and en suite washers and dryers, this property is also appropriate for guests in need of extended-stay accommodations.

This hotel is 100% smoke-free. All suites include free Wi-Fi, a full kitchen (including cookware, dishes and stainless steel appliances), a flat screen TV, a fireplace, heated bathroom floors, a soaker tub and oversized shower, an en suite washer and dryer, covered outdoor patios with an outdoor dining set, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker and individual climate control. One and two-bedroom suites are available and bedrooms are furnished with either one king bed or one queen bed. 

Heated underground parking is available on site for $15 per day. Pets are not permitted.

The on-site, Tre Fantastico Caffe, serves breakfast, lunch, appetizers and dinner. 

This hotel has an on-site spa, AquaTerra Spa, which offers massage, facials and body treatments. Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a rooftop garden, a 29-seat movie theatre, a 24-hour front desk, same-day dry cleaning, safe deposit boxes, bicycle storage and meeting space.

The Empress Room (tea room and restaurant) is 7 minutes away on foot, while the Bug Zoo and Miniature World are both about a 5-minute walk away. The Pacific Undersea Gardens and the British Columbia Parliament buildings are about 8 minutes away on foot. The Bay Centre (shopping mall) is a 10-minute walk away.

Uptown Shopping Centre is 9 minutes away by car, while the Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is about half an hour away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Many guests indicated that they thoroughly enjoyed their stay at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis.

While several aspects of this property received praise, guests seemed most impressed with their suites. Many guests described their suites as spacious and well equipped with amenities such as the heated bathroom floors, soaker tubs, and full kitchens. One reviewer said that his suite had "all the amenities of an apartment". The rooms were also described as clean, comfortable and luxurious by some guests. A few reviewers found their beds to be comfortable and clean and one guest appreciated the triple-sheeting.

Many reviewers described the location as quiet, yet within walking distance of downtown attractions including the waterfront, shopping, dining and The Empress Room.

Several guests described the staff as helpful, attentive and responsive to their concerns and requests. 

A few guests also enjoyed the views from the rooftop garden, the indoor pool, the on-site spa and the on-site movie theatre.
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The Bad
There were very few concerns or complaints found for this property among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, a couple of guests were disappointed that this hotel did not offer room service and a couple of other reviewers said that their en suite washers were not in working order.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.5 out of 5, with 95% of 313 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #25 out of 67 properties in Victoria, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 302 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
9.0
Excellent
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13 / out of 57
hotels in Victoria

Rated 9.0/10 based on 5436 reviews

Ranked #13 out of 57 hotels in Victoria

5436
Location
Map Marker The Parkside Hotel & Spa
810 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC