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Highly praised Victoria hotel overlooking Inner Harbour with kitchen suites & free breakfast
- 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
- Not all rooms have air conditioning
- Some thought the breakfast could use more options
- Aging decor, according to some
- Can get noisy on the street side
- Some guests missed having an indoor pool, hot tub and fitness room on site
Updated Jun 17, 2017
About the hotel: 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.more
The hotel has 42 smoke-free and pet-free rooms on 8 floors with elevator access.
All 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.
Some rooms include air conditioning, a sofabed, 1, 2 or 3 separate bedrooms, a 2-4 TVs, 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 hot tub, city or harbour views, and a wrap-around balcony. Accessible rooms are available.
Rooms and units are furnished with 1 or 2 king beds, 2 or 4 queen beds.
Free underground parking is available on site. Check the hotel website for best ways to access the underground lot. Garage door clearance is 9' and there are 2 sections inside, one with a clearance of 6' and one with a clearance of 9'.
A free hot and cold buffet breakfast is offered daily (with gluten-free options upon request) in the Water's Edge CafÃ© from 7 am and 10 am.
There is no restaurant on site, but guests will find several choices within a 2-minute walk including The Docks and Lido Waterfront Bistro.
Hotel amenities include a business centre, concierge, in-room spa services, a guest laundry and dry cleaning.
What's nearby? 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.
Getting around: 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 times: Google Maps)
Confirmed by hotel June 17, 2017: clearance of garage door and areas inside the underground parking
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.
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.
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.
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