There are not a lot of hotels to choose from for guests needing to access the Victoria General Hospital in Victoria, BC. The hotels that are the closest seem to be dated, poorly rated or expensive. We’ve analyzed what is available and highlighted 4 hotels, on the top of this list, that should provide a comfortable and affordable stay for patients and visitors to the hospital.

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Editor's Top 11 Picks

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Victoria-Esquimalt hotel in scenic location with outdoor pool, air conditioning and kitchens
The Econo Lodge is a good choice for guests who need to access the hospital as it offers the best deal and is also the closest to the hospital at a 7-minute drive. Guests can also get to the hospital by bus in 10 minutes with only a 1-minute walk from the bus stops, at both ends.

It offers a quiet and comfortable room in a very peaceful setting, overlooking the Gorge Waterway, with added free continental breakfast which begins at 7 am. 

Guests who have mobility problems should choose rooms on the first floor, as there is no elevator to the second floor, and guests with an allergy to dogs should note that this hotel allows dogs in all rooms except the 2-bedroom suites or cabins.

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, spacious and quiet
  • Location was handy to restaurants, the highway and the bus to downtown
  • Staff were friendly and efficient
  • Guests liked the waterfront location and grounds
  • Many appreciated the value and prices of the rooms
  • Breakfast was appreciated for its convenience
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • No elevator to the second floor
  • Some found the rooms a little tired
  • 1-bedroom suites are not air conditioned
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Book from ~C$60 
Well-liked Victoria hotel in Upper Harbour with indoor pool, free Wi-Fi and kitchen suites
The Days Inn is a good pick for guests with cars wishing to access the Victoria General Hospital, as it offers a good room at a good price about a 14-minute drive from the hospital. 

The room is a little more expensive on the average than the Econo Lodge and there is no breakfast included which brings the price up a little more. The trade-off is the added convenience of a restaurant on site serving all meals daily, but guests should note that there is a bar on site as well that provides live music. This could produce a challenge to finding a parking spot and may also produce unwanted noise for some whose rooms are nearby. On the bright side, guests seemed to enjoy meals at this restaurant.

All rooms are well equipped here, each having a mini-fridge, which helps guests who want to eat small meals in the privacy of their rooms. There’s even a tea kettle in each room for those who want to relax with a cup of tea at night!

Guests should be aware that there is no elevator requiring a flight of stairs to access the third floor (first and second floors have ground access) and pets are also allowed. Wi-Fi and parking are free of charge.

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Many guests found the rooms to be very clean, updated and comfortable
  • Guests liked the staff of this hotel and found them accommodating and friendly
  • Many guests were well pleased with the reasonable rates and good value of this hotel
  • Several guests praised the food at the restaurant on site
  • Guests liked the location, convenient to downtown, the Galloping Goose trail, shopping and entertainment venues
Cons
  • No elevator to top floor (1 flight of stairs to access)
  • Some guests complained of noise transfer from within the hotel
  • Hotel a little dated according to a few guests
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Book from ~C$85 
Popular Victoria-Saanich hotel with kitchenettes, air conditioning & free downtown shuttle
This hotel offers a comfortable room with air conditioning and elevator access about a 16-minute drive from the hospital. Rooms on the third floor at the back of the hotel provide a quieter room (away from the car traffic). It’s a good choice for a hospital-related stay due to its kind staff, cleanliness and reasonable rates. There is a well-liked free breakfast in the morning and a restaurant on site open late.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, downtown shuttle, bike rentals, local calls, newspapers, and passes to Steve Nash Fitness World
  • Rooms were clean and updated with comfortable beds
  • Location was an easy walk to the mall and an easy drive to downtown
  • Staff were courteous, helpful, considerate
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Breakfast room was small and sometimes crowded
  • Some heard sounds from plumbing and car traffic
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Book from ~C$135 
Comfortable Langford hotel with kitchenette and hot tub rooms, indoor pool and restaurant
Four Points Victoria Gateway may work for guests who can afford more. It’s only a 9-minute drive to the hospital and has good highway access. It’s a smoke-free and pet-free facility and has on-site dining. Rooms are newer with standard conveniences of mini-fridges and air conditioning. Parking and Wi-Fi are also included.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls, bottled water
  • Rooms were very clean and well furnished with comfy beds
  • Location was quiet, close to the highway, big-box stores and restaurants
  • Guests loved the staff who were described as outstanding, kind and very helpful
  • Many praised the food at the restaurant and sports bar
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • A few guests found noise disturbances
  • Some guests found the parking tight and limited
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Book from ~C$74 
Highly praised uptown Victoria budget hotel with very clean rooms and free parking
The Mayfair Motel offers a very clean and spacious, but modest room at typically reasonable rates about a 13-minute drive from the hospital. There is an elevator to all floors but no air conditioning.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls
  • Rooms were very clean and spacious with comfortable beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants, the bus stop and mall and an easy drive or bus ride to downtown
  • Staff were friendly and accommodating
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • No air conditioning a problem for some
  • Some complained of extra charge to use stove/oven and no utensils, plates, cups provided for short term stays
  • Some said rooms had dated decor
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Book from ~C$72 
Popular Victoria hotel with retro decor, indoor-outdoor pool, waterslide & kitchenette rooms
Next door to the Mayfair Motel, Hotel Zed offers more on-site amenities including a pool and on-site dining, a 13-minute drive to the hospital. There is no elevator and only some rooms are air conditioned.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, downtown shuttle, local calls, coffee in lobby, bike and longboard rentals
  • Rooms were clean with comfortable beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants and shopping and an easy drive to downtown
  • Many guests had a fun experience at this hotel, especially families with children
  • Guests enjoyed friendly interactions with staff
  • The free shuttle to downtown, pool, waterslide and other amenities were a hit with guests
  • Several guests enjoyed good meals on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Not all rooms are air conditioned
  • Noise transfer from the pool, the street and other rooms a problem for some
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Book from ~C$146 
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
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Downtown Victoria hotel with harbour views, indoor pool and well-liked restaurant

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, seasonal downtown shuttle, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, with mini-fridges and comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to ferry, wharf, restaurants, shops and downtown
  • Staff were friendly and efficient
  • Breathtaking views from higher floors
  • The restaurant was well liked by guests
  • Guests appreciated the free shuttle to downtown
  • Wi-Fi was rated good
Cons
  • Parking is $15 per day
  • Some found the hotel a little dated
  • No air conditioning a problem for some on the warmer days
  • A few complained of street noise
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Book from ~C$104 
Highly praised downtown Victoria boutique hotel with popular restaurant

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, cheese plate, daily coffee with pastry
  • Rooms were very clean, and well appointed with comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants, shopping and downtown attractions
  • Staff were super friendly and helpful
  • Guests often thought the hotel was good value
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Valet parking is $22 and self-parking is $15, per day
  • Some found their rooms small
  • Some complained of noise from Douglas Street
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Book from ~C$86 
Highly praised downtown Victoria hotel with restaurant and kitchenette suites 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, bicycle rentals, bottled water, local calls
  • Rooms were clean, and well equipped with comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants, shopping and downtown attractions
  • Staff were friendly and professional
  • Guests often liked the value of this hotel
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • Valet parking is $20 in summer and $10 in winter
  • Some guests said the hotel was a bit dated
  • Occasionally guests complained of noise from inside or outside the hotel
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Book from ~C$79 
Highly praised downtown Victoria hotel with free area shuttle, indoor pool and restaurant

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, downtown shuttle, local calls, coffee in lobby, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and spacious with comfy beds
  • Location was perfect for accessing the harbour, attractions, downtown and restaurants
  • Staff were were pleasant, efficient and friendly
  • The restaurant offered good food and service
  • Good value at this hotel according to guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Parking is $15 per day
  • A few guests said the decor could use an update
  • Rooms were not air conditioned and some found them too warm on occasion

2 Other Hotels Close to Victoria General Hospital

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Book from ~C$57 
Uptown Victoria budget hotel with indoor pool, restaurant & rooms with full kitchen
Location
Overlooking the Cecilia Ravine Park near the waterfront, this Howard Johnson is a 13-minute drive from the hospital.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were usually described as clean, quiet and comfortable
  • Location was quiet and an easy drive to downtown
  • Staff were polite and helpful
Cons
  • Some found the hotel overpriced
  • Tired rooms in need of updates, according to some guests
  • A few guests found the hotel a little far to walk to downtown (30 minutes)
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Guests enjoyed the charming atmosphere and landscaped grounds
Location
Situated in a residential neighbourhood in Victoria, the English Inn is a picturesque and charming manor just a 15-minute drive from the hospital.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking and free local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Many reviewers found the hotel in general to be well appointed and charming
  • Several guests thought that the grounds were well landscaped
  • Several reviewers appreciated the free breakfast
Cons
  • A couple of guests complained that this hotel did not have an on-site restaurant
  • A couple of guests said that the beds were uncomfortable
  • A couple of reviewers found the Wi-Fi service unreliable

Tips For Staying Near Victoria General Hospital

Location
Situated in the View Royal neighbourhood of Western Victoria, the Victoria General Hospital is an acute care facility with emergency, surgical and general medical care.
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Getting Around
The hospital is located just a 3-minute drive off of the Trans-Canada Highway, and downtown Victoria is an approximate 15-minute drive from the hospital. The town of Saanich is an 8-minute drive away.

The Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is an approximate 30-minute drive from the hospital.

BC Transit serves the hospital via routes #14, #22 or #39. Single-ride fares are $2.50, while a daily pass can be purchased for $5. More fare and route information can be found on the BC Transit website.

A taxi stand is also available at the main entrance for guests needing to call or hail a cab.

A Travel Assistance Program (TAP) is available for BC residents who are required by their physician to leave their home or community for non-emergency care. More information is available on the TAP website.
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Parking
A number of parking lots are available near the hospital, with a rate of $2.75 for 2 hours. Weekly permits can also be purchased from the parking machines for $26.75. A parking map is available on their website.
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Dining
Visitors to VGH will find a Tims-on-the-Go (Tim Hortons) open most days from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm and a Simpy Puur Cafe open most days from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Money-saving
The province of BC has compiled a list of hotels that offer discounted accommodation for patients requiring a hotel when visiting the hospital. Discounts can be received by booking directly with the hotel, are based on availability, and may require proof of hospital visit.

Various non-profit organizations also offer deeply discounted accommodations for families needing extended hospital visits. A helpful guide listing the closest homes is available on the hospital's website.
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Other Tips
Some units at VGH share names with the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Jubilee, so make sure that you are visiting the right location when you make the trip.
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