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Union Club British Columbia

8.5 | Very Good
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Private club accommodations open to the public, downtown location and good food

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast
  • Many guests found the location ideal for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • The food and breakfast served at the on-site dining room was frequently praised
  • Several reviewers found the property and their rooms to be comfortable
  • Several guests described the staff as professional and friendly
  • A few reviewers described their rooms as well appointed
Cons
  • A couple of guests found their rooms to be small
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 4, 2013
Overview
The Inn at Union Club is situated within the exclusive and private Union Club. This heritage building is situated in downtown Victoria and is one block from the waterfront. This property is located within a 2-minute walk of The Empress Room (tea room and restaurant) and is well located for guests looking to access downtown destinations on foot.

This property is 100% smoke-free and all 22 rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual heating (no air conditioning). Rooms are furnished with either one queen bed or one king bed. Suites provide more spacious accommodations and are configured with a separate sitting area.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted. 

A free cooked-to-order breakfast is served from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. The on-site dining room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. This property also features an on-site bar.

Other on-site amenities include a reading room, meeting rooms, a rooftop terrace, a business centre, safe deposit boxes, free newspapers, a fitness centre and billiards room. A dress code is in effect for the common areas and details may be found online or by contacting the front desk. However, jeans, t-shirts, running shoes, sandals and clothing with bold logos are not permitted and tailored jackets are required in the dining room.

The Big Zoo and Miniature World are both 2 minutes away on foot, while the Pacific Undersea Gardens and the British Columbia Legislature building are both about a 5-minute walk away. The Bay Centre (shopping mall) is 6 minutes away on foot. The Save On Foods Memorial Centre (arena and concert venue) is a 5-minute drive away, while the Craigdarroch Castle is 7 minutes away by car. The Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 30-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 1, 2013: The free cooked-to-order breakfast is served from 7:30 am to 9:30 am.
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The Good
Many guests seemed to thoroughly enjoy their stay at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis. Several reviewers mentioned that they were initially apprehensive about private club atmosphere, but these guests said that they were genuinely welcomed by staff and members alike.

Several reviewers enjoyed the historic building and luxurious common areas and the required dress code. Several guests described the staff throughout the hotel as friendly and professional.

The on-site dining room received many praises for the food (including breakfast) and friendly wait staff.

Many guests found the location ideal for accessing downtown attractions on foot and one reviewer said that this property was within one block of tourist attractions.

Some reviewers described their rooms as elegant, clean, quiet and comfortable. A couple of guests thought that this property offered good value for the money they spent.
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The Bad
There were very few concerns or complaints found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However a couple of guests mentioned that their rooms were somewhat small and cramped.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #32 out of 63 properties in Victoria, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 22 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.7 out of 10, based on 11 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 1, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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hotels in Victoria

Rated 8.5/10 based on 334 reviews

Ranked #26 out of 57 hotels in Victoria

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Location
Map Marker Union Club British Columbia
805 Gordon Street, Victoria, BC