26 Best Hotels in Victoria, British Columbia

Abbeymoore Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn

$$$ | 1470 Rockland Ave., Victoria, BC, V8S 1W2, Canada Fodor's Choice
This 1912 mansion has the wide verandas, dark wainscoting, and high ceilings of its era, but the attitude is informal and welcoming, from the superhelpful hosts to the free snacks to the coffee on tap all day. The five second-floor rooms feature charming period details such as claw-foot tubs, four-poster beds, or antique-tile fireplaces (plus contemporary features like iPod docks and Wi-Fi), while two serviceable, modern, one-bedroom suites on the ground floor have kitchens, TVs, and garden patios. Multicourse breakfasts are served family-style or at tables for two in the sunroom or on the expansive front porch. The owners are ready with suggestions of what to see and where to eat; they'll also arrange in-room spa services or book afternoon tea.

Pros

  • Good value
  • Friendly hosts
  • Excellent service

Cons

  • A mile from the Inner Harbour
  • Often booked in advance
  • Very quiet neighborhood
1470 Rockland Ave., Victoria, BC, V8S 1W2, Canada
250-370–1470
hotel Details
7 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Abigail's Hotel

$$$$ | 906 McClure St., Victoria, BC, V8V 3E7, Canada

A Tudor-style inn built in 1930, this adult-oriented boutique hotel is four blocks from the Inner Harbour—the big sunny rooms are individually furnished in a sumptuous style, with textured wallpaper, upholstered headboards, and rich fabrics. Whirlpool tubs and wood-burning fireplaces in many rooms add to the luxurious aura. The six large rooms in the Coach House building are especially lavish and a new-build has added eight more rooms (these ones have elevator access). Prices include a three-course breakfast; beer, wine, and complimentary appetizers are served each evening in the library. A spa-treatment room adds to the pampering.

Pros

  • Luxurious comforts
  • Free parking
  • Adult-oriented

Cons

  • No pool or gym
  • No pets
  • No elevator in older building
906 McClure St., Victoria, BC, V8V 3E7, Canada
800-561–6565
hotel Details
31 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Beaconsfield Inn

$$$ | 998 Humboldt St., Victoria, BC, V8V 2Z8, Canada Fodor's Choice

This 1905 building four blocks from the Inner Harbour is one of Victoria's most faithfully restored, antiques-filled mansions. Though the rooms and suites all have high ceilings and period details, each also has a unique look; several have jetted tubs or fireplaces and one even includes an Edwardian-era wooden canopied tub. Three-course breakfasts and tea and sherry around the library fire complete the English country-manor experience.

Pros

  • Luxurious
  • Free parking
  • Atmospheric vibe

Cons

  • Romantic ambience not suited for kids
  • Several blocks from shopping and dining
  • A lot of stairs
998 Humboldt St., Victoria, BC, V8V 2Z8, Canada
250-384–4044
hotel Details
9 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa

$$$$ | 849 Verdier Ave., Victoria, BC, V8M 1C5, Canada Fodor's Choice
Every room has a private ocean-view patio or balcony at this adult-oriented boutique resort in a tiny seaside village. Handmade furniture, handsome gas fireplaces, king beds topped with crisp Italian linens, and original local art decorate each of the clean-lined, earth-toned rooms. Slate-tiled bathrooms have jetted tubs and multihead showers, and shuttered windows bring ocean views to the tub. A pair of two-bedroom oceanfront villas are equally lavish. The ocean-view restaurant and casual marine pub serve locally raised organic fare, and the spa offers an array of treatments. Nearby, you'll find local wineries, The Butchart Gardens a five-minute hop on the resort's water taxi in summer, as well as walking trails, eco-cruises, kayak, canoe, and paddleboard rentals, and a dive center.

Pros

  • Magnificent setting
  • Close to The Butchart Gardens
  • Lots of nearby activities

Cons

  • Pricey rates
  • 30-minute drive from Downtown
  • Service friendly but a bit inconsistent
849 Verdier Ave., Victoria, BC, V8M 1C5, Canada
250-544–2079
hotel Details
33 rooms, 2 villas
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites

$$$$ | 740 Burdett Ave., Victoria, BC, V8W 1B2, Canada

Far-reaching views from the upper-floor suites are a plus at this good-value, centrally located, independent hotel. Most units are one-bedroom suites with full balconies and up-to-date earth-tone color schemes; the upper-floor two-bedroom suites are huge and have private decks. Lower-floor standard rooms are small and plain but clean and well-priced. An indoor pool, plus kitchenettes in most rooms, make this a good family choice, too. Clive's Classic Lounge, just off the lobby, is an au courant spot for cocktails; higher up, the views from Vista 18, the top-floor restaurant/lounge, extend across the harbor. You might even be able to spot the hotel's rooftop honey bee hives. When the hotel upgraded its elevators, it created vertical art galleries in its stairwells, all done by local artists, so be sure to take them in.

Pros

  • Indoor pool, gym, and hot tub
  • Free Tesla charging stations
  • Free shuttle to downtown venues

Cons

  • Standard rooms lack views
  • Business oriented midweek
  • Restaurant not geared to children
740 Burdett Ave., Victoria, BC, V8W 1B2, Canada
250-382–4221
hotel Details
176 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa

$$$ | 100 Harbour Rd., Victoria, BC, V9A 0G1, Canada
Across the Johnson Street Bridge from Downtown Victoria, this waterfront resort has all sorts of amenities, from tennis and squash courts to an indoor pool, popular spa, around-the-clock gym, and a waterfront walking path. Rooms, many with views across the water to the Parliament buildings, are spacious and airy. Gadget geeks, take note: you can plug all your electronics into the sleek integrated "smart desks." Conferences play a big role here, though kids are made welcome with check-in treats, discounted meals, and evening story time. The hotel's restaurant and bar, LURE, offers creative share plates, a fun vibe, and expansive harbor views.

Fairholme Manor

$$$$ | 638 Rockland Pl., Victoria, BC, V8S 3R2, Canada Fodor's Choice

Original art, Viennese antiques, and dramatic furnishings shine in this lavish 1885 Italianate mansion. Set in parklike gardens in the tree-lined Rockland district, the Fairholme has spacious, high-ceiling rooms. The rooms are massive and most have a king bed, a fine view, and a fireplace. The Olympic Grand Suite has lush white sofas, bay windows, and private ocean-view decks. In the lower-floor Fairholme room, the bathroom is big enough for a chaise lounge next to the double-soaker tub. Small groups like the kitchenette and private deck in the two-bedroom Rose Garden suite. Elaborate breakfasts—the hostess is a best-selling cookbook author—are served by the fireplace in the art-filled dining room, or at tables for two on the porch.

Pros

  • Beautiful setting
  • Stunning decor
  • Gracious and welcoming host

Cons

  • A mile from Downtown
  • No elevator
  • überquiet
638 Rockland Pl., Victoria, BC, V8S 3R2, Canada
877-511–3322
hotel Details
6 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Fairmont Empress

$$$$ | 721 Government St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1W5, Canada Fodor's Choice

Opened in 1908, this harborside "castle on the coast" and city landmark has aged gracefully—refurbishments have given the "grand lady" a more contemporary feel, with a snazzy lounge (with live music) and restaurant, set against top-notch service, and sympathetically restored Edwardian furnishings. The many different room and suite configurations include standard and harbor-view rooms with 11-foot ceilings. State-of-the-art gym equipment and an indoor pool are welcome touches. If you stay on the Fairmont Gold floors, one of Fairmont's finest, you will enjoy a private lounge with central balcony overlooking the harbor, a continental breakfast, all-day snacks, and evening hors d'oeuvres. The hotel is a tourist attraction, but a guests-only lobby separates hotel guests from the throng.

Pros

  • Central location
  • Professional service
  • Great spa and restaurant

Cons

  • Books up quickly
  • Pricey all round
  • Restaurant and spa get booked up quickly with non-guests
721 Government St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1W5, Canada
866-540–4429-Central reservations
hotel Details
464 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Hotel Grand Pacific

$$$$ | 463 Belleville St., Victoria, BC, V8V 1X3, Canada

Rooms at the Hotel Grand Pacific are large and surprisingly quiet, with deep soaker tubs, floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies, and a chic monochromatic color scheme. Upper-floor rooms have views of the harbor, the Parliament Buildings, or the mountains, which you can admire from your private balcony, big enough to sit out on and perhaps even share with a resting seagull or two. There are eight fully accessible rooms including roll-in showers and automatic doors. The Pacific Restaurant serves Asian-influenced Pacific Northwest fare and hosts a popular high tea featuring blends from Silk Road Tea. Its health club offers day passes (C$18) to non-guests.

Pros

  • Great health club and spa
  • Eight fully accessible rooms
  • Waterfront location

Cons

  • Standard hotel decor
  • Limited power/USB outlets in rooms
  • C$50 pet stay fee
463 Belleville St., Victoria, BC, V8V 1X3, Canada
250-386–0450
hotel Details
304 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Hotel Rialto

$$$$ | 653 Pandora Ave., Victoria, BC, V8W 2G1, Canada

This historic Downtown landmark has been transformed into a 21st-century boutique hotel—marble, hardwood, and tapestries reflect a subtle Italian theme in the public areas, while rooms blend two eras with their high ceilings, crown moldings, and chic black-and-cream color scheme. Heated floors and soaker tubs make the roomy bathrooms feel especially luxe. The hotel has been renovated to high environmental standards and guests are encouraged with small rewards for going green by foregoing housekeeping. The hotel's The Palms Restaurant & Lounge is a stylish spot for small plates and cocktails.

Pros

  • Central location
  • Chromecast for streaming shows
  • Historic ambience

Cons

  • No on-site parking
  • No pool or fitness room (passes offered to nearby fitness club)
  • At a very busy intersection
653 Pandora Ave., Victoria, BC, V8W 2G1, Canada
250-383–4157
hotel Details
51 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hotel Zed

$$$$ | 3110 Douglas St., Victoria, BC, V8Z 3K4, Canada Fodor's Choice

A self-confessed "rebel against the ordinary," Hotel Zed's megawatt color scheme and retro-chic interior have transformed a former, run-of-the-mill motel into one of Victoria's hippest stays, cocooned in a midcentury vibe with modern elements. Guest rooms feature 1960s-style rotary dial telephones, refurbished Tanker steel desks in neon colors, media hubs, comic books, and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. Guest amenities include a vinyl record listening station, vintage typewriters where you can type up a postcard and mail it for free, as well as free use of vintage bicycles, roller skates, skateboards, and the hotel's shuttle bus, a fully restored 1967 Volkswagen van. There's even an Airstream trailer for a family camp-out. Kids will also love the pool's Zedinator, a bubble-gum pink waterslide, and the games room with its Wii station and old-fashioned Ping-Pong table. Staff dudes are exceptionally cool, adding to this groovy blast from the past. Other Zed locations are in Tofino and Kelowna.

Pros

  • Lots of free stuff, including Downtown shuttle
  • übercool vibe
  • Hip, friendly staff

Cons

  • 10 minutes from Downtown core
  • Poolside rooms can be noisy
  • No elevator
3110 Douglas St., Victoria, BC, V8Z 3K4, Canada
250-388–4345
hotel Details
62 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Inn at Laurel Point

$$$$ | 680 Montreal St., Victoria, BC, V8V 1Z8, Canada

With water views from every room, a museum-quality art collection, and public areas designed to feel as if you are on a prow of a ship, this Asian-inspired independent hotel on the Inner Harbour's quiet south shore is a favorite among Victoria regulars. Landscaping includes a seaside Japanese garden has taken on a new lease of life as part of the hotel's extensive renovation program. Rooms in the older Laurel wing are fairly standard in terms of size, but have been revamped to match the expectations set by the hotel's swanky lobby. Rooms in the Arthur Erickson–designed southern wing are larger, lighter and airier with blond wood and Asian touches. All rooms have balconies, and some have large harbor-view decks. In-room spa services, a fitness center and an indoor pool are among the pluses. The event space, off the lobby, is a top choice for weddings. TheAura restaurant—one of the city's finest—also offers the best dining patio on Victoria's harborfont. Note that your room key comes with discounts to selected attractions. 

Pros

  • Spectacular views
  • Quiet, parklike setting
  • Terrific on-site dining

Cons

  • 10-minute walk from Downtown
  • Lobby often overflows with event attendees
  • Slow room service
680 Montreal St., Victoria, BC, V8V 1Z8, Canada
800-663–7667
hotel Details
200 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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James Bay Inn

$$ | 270 Government St., Victoria, BC, V8V 2L2, Canada
It's not as fancy as most Downtown hotels in and around the Inner Harbour, but this charming 1911 Edwardian manor offers one of Victoria's best accommodation deals. Rooms are clean and simply furnished; public areas are comfortable albeit a bit pokey, and exude a faded charm. The on-site café is more contemporary, and hotel guests receive a 15% discount off the dinner menu in the very lively pub downstairs. If you're traveling as a family, the studios and one-bedroom suites in the heritage property next door are exceptional values and book up months in advance.

Pros

  • Great value
  • Central location
  • 15% off on-site pub menu

Cons

  • Unsophisticated
  • No elevator
  • No parking
270 Government St., Victoria, BC, V8V 2L2, Canada
250-384–7151
hotel Details
45 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Magnolia Hotel & Spa

$$$$ | 623 Courtney St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1B8, Canada Fodor's Choice
Magnolia Hotel & Spa

From the on-site spa to the soaker tubs, sauna, and herb tea, this locally owned boutique hotel, without actually saying so, caters beautifully to the female traveler—though the attention to detail, hop-to-it staff, and central location won't be lost on men either. Rooms are large, with tall windows, soft colors, and lots of natural light; some have gas fireplaces. All the high-end details—duvets, turndown service, room service, and valet parking—are here, too. Guests can book the fitness center privately for one-hour sessions. Check out the themed walking and cycling maps to explore the city (e.g., shopping, food) and free use of bicycles. The hotel's Courtney Room restaurant serves locally sourced Pacific Northwest fare in a lively setting. Book directly with the hotel, online, and breakfast is included.

Pros

  • Great location
  • Friendly and helpful service
  • Top notch spa

Cons

  • No on-site pool or hot tub
  • Some rooms have limited views
  • Valet parking C$30
623 Courtney St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1B8, Canada
877-624–6654
hotel Details
64 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Oak Bay Beach Hotel

$$$$ | 1175 Beach Dr., Victoria, BC, V8S 2N2, Canada Fodor's Choice
This lavish waterfront hotel, complete with a seaside spa, ocean-view restaurant, and even an on-site theater for live shows and movies nights, offers a resort ambience within a few miles of Downtown Victoria. Built on the site of a historic landmark hotel, the new Oak Bay Beach Hotel retains much of the original's old-world charm, from the leather sofas by the zinc-framed fireplace to the cozy British-style pub. Modern amenities, including a 24-hour fitness studio and steam sauna, are all here, too. Rooms mix English country manor decor with such 21st-century treats as flat-screen TVs, rain-forest showers, ocean-view soaker tubs, and heated bathroom floors. The prime feature? Step outside, where seaside gardens lead to warm mineral pools (for adults only) set on a small peninsula.

Pros

  • Luxurious surroundings
  • Lavish spa and views
  • Free use of bicycles

Cons

  • Not central, but shuttles run the 5 km (3 miles) to Downtown Victoria
  • Can feel a bit remote
  • Overall sophisticated vibe not geared to kids
1175 Beach Dr., Victoria, BC, V8S 2N2, Canada
250-598–4556
hotel Details
119 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Ocean Island Backpackers Inn

$ | 791 Pandora Ave., Victoria, BC, V8W 1N9, Canada
The backpacker grapevine is full of praise for this fun and friendly Downtown hostel. Perpetually busy and impeccably managed by a thought-of-everything owner, the historic warren of a building houses 60 private rooms (three of which have private baths) and several four- to six-bed dorms. The building has a secured entry, bike and bag storage, a shared kitchen, and, best of all, an evening snack-and-beer lounge hopping with planned events. Staff organize group day trips and offer heaps of travel information. You can even borrow a guitar for open-mike night. Ask for a room away from the café if you want an early night. Seniors and families mix well with the clean-cut young crowd, but ask, too, about the Ocean Island Suites ($), self-contained accommodations with kitchens in nearby James Bay. This hostel is for international travelers only, so locals can't get in on this deal-of-a-place.

Pros

  • Loads of services, including free Wi-Fi
  • A great place to meet other travelers
  • Budget-friendly meals at the on-site café

Cons

  • Mostly shared bathrooms
  • Private rooms are tiny
  • The few parking spaces go quickly
791 Pandora Ave., Victoria, BC, V8W 1N9, Canada
888-888–4180
hotel Details
60 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

$$$ | 425 Quebec St., Victoria, BC, V8V 1W7, Canada
Large suites, great rates, a handy location, and a friendly staff keep couples, families, and bus tours coming back to this well-run James Bay hotel. The games room, pool table, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, laundry room, and small grocery store make this an especially good choice, especially for longer stays. The interior is old-fashioned, but it's freshly upholstered and well maintained. The grounds, including a restaurant courtyard, are prettily landscaped with flower beds and hanging baskets, and a shuttle service saves you the five-minute walk to the town center.

Pros

  • Great for kids
  • Quiet neighborhood
  • Free local calls

Cons

  • Lots of kids and tour groups
  • Books up months in advance
  • No pets
425 Quebec St., Victoria, BC, V8V 1W7, Canada
800-663–7515
hotel Details
176 suites
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa

$$$$ | 9805 Seaport Pl., Sidney, BC, V8L 4X3, Canada

Stylish and ecologically friendly, this glass-and-stone boutique hotel on the parklike waterfront has helped introduce Sidney to more travelers. Rooms, done in chic dark woods and crisp white fabrics, range from standard rooms with views (a good value) to apartment-size suites with kitchens and private ocean-view balconies. West coast farm-to-table cuisine is the focus at 10 Acres Farm restaurant overlooking the water. A small café on-site is a good spot for picnic fixings. Other pluses include a full-service spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and a concierge who'll set up whale-watching, kayaking, and scuba-diving trips.

Pros

  • Eco-friendly
  • Terrific views
  • Pet-friendly

Cons

  • 30 minutes from Downtown
  • No pool
  • Restaurant fills fast with locals
9805 Seaport Pl., Sidney, BC, V8L 4X3, Canada
250-655–9445
hotel Details
46 rooms, 9 suites
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Spinnakers Guesthouses

$$ | 308 Catherine St., Victoria, BC, V9A 3S8, Canada
Three houses make up the accommodations at this B&B, run by the owner of the popular Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub. The four Garden Suites, each with a separate bed and living room, are the largest—and priciest options. Surrounding an ivy-draped courtyard, each has a private entrance, a patio, and a kitchen or kitchenette. Five rooms in the 1884 adults-only Heritage House are smaller (and less expensive) but nicely decorated with local art and English and Welsh antiques; most have fireplaces and double whirlpool tubs with rain showers. A one-bedroom bungalow has a private garden. Wherever you stay, breakfast is included, and you can have it at the restaurant or delivered to your door.

Swans Hotel

$$$ | 506 Pandora Ave., Victoria, BC, V8W 1N6, Canada
This 1913 former warehouse in Victoria's old town is one of the city's most enticing small inns and is further enhanced by the all-suites accommodations. The studios and one- and two-bedroom suites, all with full kitchens, are roomy, comfortable, and stylish, with rich earth tones, exposed beams, and pieces from the late owner's extensive art collection. Many of the larger units have 11-foot ceilings, fireplaces, and loft bedrooms. Interior rooms have private courtyard-facing patios or balconies. More art—and nightly live music—fills the brewpub on the main floor. There's also on on-site beer and wine store.

Pros

  • Handsome suites with kitchens
  • Great for families
  • Handy to shopping and restaurants

Cons

  • Only stairs access some suites
  • Pub noise on the lower floors
  • Parking is off-site
506 Pandora Ave., Victoria, BC, V8W 1N6, Canada
250-361–3310
hotel Details
31 suites
Rate Includes: No Meals

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The Craigmyle Guest House

$$ | 1037 Craigdarroch Rd., Victoria, BC, V8S 2A5, Canada

Affordable and historic, this four-story manor near Craigdarroch Castle has been a guesthouse since 1913—accommodation options include suites with full kitchens, a lower floor suite with a private entrance, and four completely hypoallergenic rooms with organic bedding. A large, welcoming common room, a guest kitchen, and free self-serve laundry create a home-away-from-home feel and appeal to the many long-term guests who stay in the off-season. Note that housekeeping is not offered every day (just like home, right?) and all rooms are smoke free and chemical-scent free. A continental breakfast bar has lots of gluten-free and organic options. 

Pros

  • Free local calls
  • Guest laundry (also free)
  • Homey ambience

Cons

  • No elevator and a lot of stairs
  • Street parking only
  • No pets
1037 Craigdarroch Rd., Victoria, BC, V8S 2A5, Canada
844-595–5411
hotel Details
15 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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The Oswego Hotel

$$$ | 500 Oswego St., Victoria, BC, V8V 5C1, Canada

In quiet-but-handy James Bay, this chic all-suites boutique property has 80 sleek studio, one-, and two-bedroom units. The look—black and white offset with soft neutrals, natural stone floors and countertops, and walls of windows—is airy and contemporary, with a touch of west coast. Full kitchens and balconies in most suites encourage hanging out. There's a fitness center and in-room spa services offered. The inviting lobby and terrace double as a casual bistro that in the evenings, often features local musicians. The Oswego is exceptionally pet-friendly, too, offering treats, dog beds, and walking maps to traveling pups.

Pros

  • Contemporary design
  • Free parking (hybrid vehicles only)
  • Pet-friendly

Cons

  • 10-minute walk to town center
  • No pool
  • Overnight parking C$15
500 Oswego St., Victoria, BC, V8V 5C1, Canada
250-294–7500
hotel Details
80 suites
Rate Includes: No Meals

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The Parkside Hotel & Spa

$$$$ | 810 Humboldt St., Victoria, BC, V8V 5B1, Canada

From the three-story glass atrium with babbling fountains to the rooftop terrace and on-site spa, this Downtown condo-hotel feels like an escape from the city and is a good family choice. Rent its 29-seat movie theater (C$60 inclusive of film and popcorn); head up to the rooftop for a marshmallow roast (C$40) or work out in the well-equipped fitness room overlooking the ozonated indoor pool. The guest rooms—all one- and two-bedroom suites with space for families to spread out—have kitchen facilities, living and dining areas, and private balconies, and if you're not doing your own cooking, you can pop down to the lobby-level café for breakfast or light meals. Signs throughout the property tout its environment-friendly features, including water-saving showers, charging stations for electric cars (overnight parking is C$17), and bicycle storage. Book directly online for savings.

Pros

  • Spacious accommodations
  • Family-friendly
  • Free use of bicycles

Cons

  • Limited parking
  • Small shower stalls
  • West-side rooms can be noisy
810 Humboldt St., Victoria, BC, V8V 5B1, Canada
250-940–1200
hotel Details
126 suites
Rate Includes: No Meals

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The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria

$$$$ | 1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, BC, V9B 6R3, Canada

Two Nicklaus Design golf courses are the draw at this resort about 30 minutes northwest of the city center—two hotel buildings, several restaurants, a spa, and an extensive health club (with tennis, bikes, yoga, a pool, hot tub, and infrared sauna) form the core of the resort village. Rooms and suites in the Clubhouse and Fairway buildings are large, with slate bathroom floors, soft green and gray earth tones, and large shared balconies; suites have full kitchens and electric fireplaces. The on-site Callisto Restaurant, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the fairway, serves west coast fare, much locally sourced.

Pros

  • Challenging golf
  • Great spa and health club
  • Terrific views

Cons

  • A car is essential
  • C$25 nightly resort fee
  • C$35 pet fee, small dogs only
1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, BC, V9B 6R3, Canada
888-533–2327
hotel Details
156 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

$$$$ | 728 Humboldt St., Victoria, BC, V8W 3Z5, Canada

Film people, business travelers, and tourists like this full-service hotel located two blocks east of the Inner Harbour. The large, traditionally decorated guest rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, great views, crisp duvets, and marble bathroom floors; many have balconies. A large work desk, ergonomic chair, and plenty of outlets make life easier for business travelers as does the onsite fitness center and pool. Concierge-floor guests enjoy access to a private lounge with sweeping harbor views. The on-site Fire & Water Restaurant serves burgers, sandwiches, and fish-and-chips, as well as steaks and prime rib. 

Pros

  • Great service
  • Work-friendly rooms
  • Indoor pool, hot tub, and large modern gym

Cons

  • Patio very near street noise
  • Weekdays can get a lot of business travelers
  • Lobby has impersonal atmosphere
728 Humboldt St., Victoria, BC, V8W 3Z5, Canada
250-480–3800
hotel Details
236 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Villa Marco Polo Inn

$$$ | 1524 Shasta Pl., Victoria, BC, V8S 1X9, Canada
A classical European garden with a stone terrace, reflecting pool, and fountains is all part of the Tuscan-hideaway feel at this 1923 Italian Renaissance–style manor. Fireplaces, duvet-topped king beds, double-soaker tubs, Persian carpets on hardwood floors, and extraordinary art pieces from the Silk Road—along with preloaded iPods with docking stations—grace each of the sumptuous rooms. The most romantic, though, are the Persia suite with its canopy bed and garden view, and the Zanzibar suite with its bay window and Juliette balcony. In-room spa treatments and a lavish breakfast add to the pampering.

Pros

  • Lots of comfy common areas
  • Gracious hosts
  • Full concierge services

Cons

  • A mile from Downtown
  • No elevator
  • Breakfast served only at 8:30 am sharp
1524 Shasta Pl., Victoria, BC, V8S 1X9, Canada
250-370–1524
hotel Details
4 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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