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Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouses

8.9 | Very Good | #16 out of 49 hotels in Victoria
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Highly praised west-Victoria hotel with popular restaurant and free: parking and Wi-Fi 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, made-to-order hot breakfast, parking, beer and truffle tasting
  • Rooms were clean, quaint and well maintained with comfy beds
  • Location was in a quiet neighbourhood, and walking distance to groceries and downtown shopping and restaurants
  • Staff were friendly, informative and helpful
  • The restaurant, beer and truffles were a hit with guests
  • Guests were often pleased with the value
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • No elevator
  • No air conditioning
  • Some found certain rooms small
  • Some guests had slow service at the restaurant
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Sep 21, 2017
Overview
About the hotel: This hotel provides short and long-term stays, and is located near a park and the seawall path which overlooks the Outer Harbour, an 8-minute drive or 19-minute walk from the city centre.

The smoke-free hotel has 3 buildings, the Heritage House (5 rooms), The Bungalow (entire house) and the Garden Suites (4 rooms). Some rooms require climbing stairs.

All accommodations include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV with cable, a tea and coffeemaker, a gas or wood-burning fireplace, and iron and ironing board, windows that open and an electric fan.

Some accommodations include a sofabed, a separate bedroom, a living room, a desk, a mini-kitchen (mini-fridge, microwave, sink), a full kitchen, a dining table, a 2-person jetted tub, a 1-person jetted tub, a soaker tub, a steam or rain shower, bathrobes, ocean/garden views, a private patio and garden.

Rooms are furnished with 1 queen bed.

Free outdoor parking is available on site.

Pets are welcome in Garden Suites and The Bungalow for $25 per stay.

A free made-to-order hot breakfast is available in the waterfront dining room.

Restaurant on site: Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub features craft beers along with pub fare. It is open to families for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The adult-only Taproom upstairs offers a pool table and views of the Outer Harbour. Outdoor patio dining is available.
Room service is available.

Off-site restaurants: in the area, Victoria Sushi is a 7-minute walk and Fol Epi is an 11-minute walk. Downtown, Millos Restaurant is a 26-minute walk and Murchie’s Tea and Coffee is a 20-minute walk.

Hotel amenities include free beer and chocolate truffle tasting, the Provisions Store/front desk hours (open 8 am to 11 pm), and laundry services.

Guests should note: Check-in and concierge services are provided by the Provisions Store staff where guests can also purchase baked goods, snacks, gifts, cheese, malt vinegar and craft beers.

What’s nearby?
Westside Village Shopping Centre offers groceries, bank and small restaurants a 7-minute walk away. Victoria West Park is a 3-minute walk. The Bay Centre and downtown’s restaurant and shopping district is a 20-minute walk. Royal BC Museum and the BC Legislature is 26 minutes on foot. Fisherman’s Wharf and Craigdarroch Castle are 12 minutes’ drive. Butchart Gardens is 29 minutes by car.

Getting around:
The bus stop to downtown is a 3-minute walk. Guests can also access the water taxi to downtown nearby. The Trans-Canada Hwy is a 6-minute drive. The Clipper Ferry Ramp to Seattle/Port Angeles is a 10-minute walk. Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 30- to 40-minute drive. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed by hotel Sept 21, 2017: pet fees, laundry services available and arranged with housekeeping, front desk hours

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The Good
Guests enjoyed their stay and highlighted the walkway to downtown along the waterfront, the views, the cute rooms and the delicious food on site.

Rooms were clean and quaint with comfy beds and great tubs. Some had vaulted ceilings, lots of natural light and a deck with beautiful harbour views.

Guests liked the location. It was in a quiet neighbourhood near the seawall path, and walking distance to downtown shops and restaurants. Guests also took water taxis to downtown and attractions.

Staff were incredibly friendly, informative and very helpful.

Guests enjoyed large and delicious breakfasts and other meals on site. They were very pleased with and recommended the Eggs Benedict, Caramel French Toast, the beer-battered halibut, the wild salmon filet sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, pot pie with brisket and the lamb burger.

Guests also liked: free flights of ale paired with delicious chocolate truffles, yummy tea and coffee in the room, spa soaps that smell wonderful and great scenic walks to downtown along the sea wall path.

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The Bad
Some guests offered negative feedback.

Room complaints found were: no air conditioning, Heritage House had small rooms, shower curtain needed better cleaning, and there were no screens on the windows.

Noise transferred from: door banging in the hallway and truck traffic outside in the early morning.

Other comments found: difficulty locating the front desk, parking was a little tight, service too slow in the restaurant, hallway smelled unpleasant, and garden could have been better maintained.

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TripAdvisor.ca guest reviews ranked the hotel #9 out of 92 hotels Victoria B&B/Inns with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 277 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.9 out of 10 from 242 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 from 47 reviews.

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hotels in Victoria

The average guest rating for Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouses is 8.9 out of 10 based on 349 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouses at #16 out of 49 hotels in Victoria.

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308 Catherine Street, Victoria, BC