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Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites

9.1 | Excellent
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Highly praised Victoria hotel overlooking Inner Harbour with kitchen suites & free breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable
  • Location was prime right on the harbour and in walking distance to restaurants, shops and attractions
  • Staff were highly praised by guests
  • Many loved the views from their balconies and the breakfast room
  • Many felt the had obtained good value
Cons
  • Some thought the breakfast could use more options
  • Aging decor, according to some
  • Can get noisy on the street side
  • A few guests missed having AC in their suite, an on-site pool, hot tub and fitness room
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 9, 2016
Overview
Situated on the shoreline of the Inner Harbour and offering spectacular views, this hotel is a guest favourite for its spacious and well-appointed rooms, great value and prime downtown location.

The hotel rooms are smoke free and pet free. All 46 rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a 40" flat screen HDTV with cable and movie channels, a coffeemaker, a mini-bar, a DVD player, a desk, a safe, an iron with ironing board, bathrobes, a hair dryer and a balcony. Rooms and units are furnished with 1 or 2 king beds, 2 or 4 queen beds. 

Room extras include air conditioning, a sofabed, 1, 2 or 3 separate bedrooms, a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th TV, a full-size kitchen, a dining table, a living room with stereo system, a fireplace, a den, a media room, 2 or 2.5 bathrooms, heated bathroom floors, a 1-person jetted tub, a 2-person jacuzzi, city or harbour views, and a wrap-around balcony. The hotel is wheelchair accessible.

There is free underground parking on site. Check the hotel website for best ways to access the underground lot.

A free hot and cold buffet breakfast is offered daily (with gluten-free options upon request) in the Water's Edge Café from 7 am and 10 am.

Hotel amenities include a business centre, concierge, in-room spa services, a guest laundry and dry cleaning.

The Maritime Museum of BC is 2 minutes' walk from the hotel and The Bay Centre is a 4-minute walk away. The Victoria Bug Zoo is a 7-minute walk and the Royal BC Museum is an 11-minute walk. Butchart Gardens is a 28-minute drive. Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 28-minute drive without traffic. Guests can also land directly into Victoria's Inner Harbour with Kenmore Air. (All travel estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on February 8, 2016: no pay-per-view movies but a movie channel with cable, all rooms have a balcony
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The Good
Many guests really enjoyed this hotel. It was perfectly located in the heart of the historic downtown district, right on the harbour with stunning views, close to shopping and surrounded by great restaurants in walking distance.

Many loved their rooms. They were beautifully appointed, each with its own balcony for taking in the ocean air and spectacular views, and many had apartment-sized suites with full kitchens and comfy beds making guests feel they could really settle in. Guests said Wi-Fi was excellent with dedicated in-room routers.

The staff were accommodating. Guests found them easy to deal with, responsive to problems and very helpful with local information.

Many felt the hotel delivered great value with reasonable room rates, a free hot breakfast, and free parking which was quite unique for a downtown hotel.
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The Bad
The hotel had some weak spots, according to some of the online reviewers.

One of these was noise encountered by guests on the lower floors of street-side rooms. They reported hearing bar music and rowdy patrons late at night, and in the early morning there was the sound of garbage trucks. 

Although many guests appreciated having the free breakfast offered, the occasional reviewer found it uninspiring. They said the free breakfast could have used more options and the breakfast room was a little crowded at times.

Some mentioned that the decor is a bit old, but the hotel is commencing renovations in April 2016.

A few guests missed having air conditioning in their suites, although this was rarely an issue for guests as many of the rooms are air conditioned and all rooms have patio doors that open to the outside ocean air. A few guests pointed out that the hotel lacked a pool, hot tub and exercise room.

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Sources
Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 9.2 out of 10, based on 886 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 4.6 out of 5, based on 549 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #4 out of 57 Victoria hotels, based on 731 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.
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hotels in Victoria

Rated 9.1/10 based on 1630 reviews

Ranked #9 out of 57 hotels in Victoria

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Location
Map Marker Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites
1234 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC