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Hotel Rialto Victoria

9.0 | Excellent | #12 out of 48 hotels in Victoria

Highly praised downtown Victoria boutique hotel with popular restaurant

  • 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
  • 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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Editor's Review
Updated Jul 20, 2017
Hotel’s location: This downtown boutique hotel is located in the heart of the city near restaurants. It’s a 4-minute walk from Market Square and shopping on Government Street.

The hotel has 50 smoke-free and pet-free rooms on 5 floors with elevator access.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a flat screen TV with cable and movie channel, a coffeemaker, a tea kettle (on request), a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, iPod docking, an iron and ironing board (on request), a hair dryer, bathrobes and climate control.

Some rooms include a sofabed, an open-style bedroom, a separate bedroom, 2 TVs, a living room, a sofa, a mini-kitchen (mini-fridge, microwave, sink), a dining table, 2 bathrooms and a 2-person soaker tub. Accessible rooms are available.

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

Valet parking is $22 per day with unlimited access. Self-parking is available in the City Parkade is $14.50 per day and free on Sundays.

Free for all guests:
a welcome cheese plate and a daily coffee with pastry to be enjoyed in the restaurant.

Restaurant on site: Café Veneto offers all-day breakfast and fresh choices for lunch from 7 am to 3 pm. Veneto Tapa Lounge serves dinner and cocktails.

Off-site restaurants: The Mint Restaurant is a 1-minute walk and guests will find numerous choices within a 4-minute walk.

Hotel amenities include free passes to an off-site fitness centre, a business centre, dry cleaning, concierge, a 24-hour front desk, ice machines, safety deposit boxes and meeting space.

Liquor store on site:
Vintage Spirits offers a wide variety of fine wines and spirits.

What’s nearby? Inner Harbour, the Royal BC Museum and Maritime Museum of British Columbia are a 12-minute walk. BC Whale Tours is an 8-minute walk. The BC Legislature is a 14-minute walk. Fisherman's Wharf is a 30 minutes on foot. Beacon Hill Park and Craigdarroch Castle are both an 8-minute drive. Butchart Gardens is 30 minutes by car.

Getting around: The bus stop is a 3-minute walk. Access to the Trans-Canada Hwy is 2 minutes. The Ferry Ramp to Seattle/Port Angeles is an 8-minute drive. Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 30-minute drive. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed by hotel July 19, 2017: all rooms offer a mini-fridge, a microwave and bathrobes

The Good
Guests enjoyed this hospitable and charming hotel.

Rooms were very clean and spacious with comfy beds, lots of windows and heated bathroom floors.

Guests liked the location. Right downtown, they had good dining choices, shopping, transit, the waterfront and tourist attractions in walking distance.

Staff were super friendly and helpful.

Guests liked the restaurant. They enjoyed excellent breakfast, amazing cocktails and delicious and large-size tapas.

Guests often felt the hotel provided good value.

Guests also liked: double-paned windows that kept out the noise, having a microwave and dining utensils in the room, a liquor store on site and the Danzo private dining room.

The Bad
Some guests offered some negative feedback.

Recent room complaints were: room and bathroom were really small, no bathroom counter space, room was a little basic, romance room not romantic, no comfortable chair to sit in, air conditioner blew directly on bed, windows don’t open and shower is a bit small.

Noise disturbance was mentioned from: ice machine, door slamming, AC unit and Douglas St.

Other comments found were: no vending machines for snacks, check-in was slow and lobby is tiny.

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Sources guest reviews rated the hotel 9 out of 10 from 875 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #5 out of 49 Victoria hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 1450 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 4.5 out of 5 from 1576 reviews.

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The average guest rating for Hotel Rialto Victoria is 9.0 out of 10 based on 2796 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Hotel Rialto Victoria at #12 out of 48 hotels in Victoria.

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653 Pandora Ave., Victoria, BC