I have used this hotel several times and almost always been very satisfied. Floors 2 to 4 are all standard rooms, which are fine for business travel, but what I really enjoyed was the one-bedroom suites on the higher floors. They have balconies, spacious living room and well-stocked kitchenette, including a fridgeand TVs in both rooms. All the rooms have been clean and comfortable with nice bathrooms, the usual tv/coffee/internet access. Parking is included.
The only time I didn't enjoy my room was when I was put on the second floor next to the pool and gym. The music from the gym was too loud and the place smelled of chlorine, so I wouldn't accept a room on the second floor again.
The staff are very friendly and helpful. I have eaten room service a couple of times and been happy with the service and quality. I have only eaten at the restaurant Vista 18 on the 18th floor (nice view!) for breakfast but it was very good and I hear good things about the tapas in the evening. I also had munchies in the lounge on the main level and that was good too.
Unique Quality: The beds are really comfortable in this hotel, in all the rooms. Nice pool and hot tub. Great central location.
Directions: Behind the Empress, close to the waterfront
They have available leisure suites at around C$200 per night in high season (plus taxes of around $35.00) which are ideal for people traveling with children although the main bedroom is very restricted due to the fact that the bed takes up much of the room. An acceptable hotel especially if you have a room with a view on floors 11 upwards but in many ways looks somewhat run down especially in the corridors which are very narrow and claustrophobic. The entrance to the hotel and Lobby area makes it certainly look like a 4 diamond hotel, but if looked at from more of a distance on the side, it looks very much like a typical 50’s style building.
The restaurant on floor 18 is very pleasant and has some very good views of Victoria and of the shorelines of Washington State but food and drinks here are fairly pricy.
Probably worth considering for a stay of no more than a couple of days and don’t want to walk more than a couple of hundred meters to the harbour area. If you are able to stretch to around C$350 plus tax in the high season for a 250 sq ft room, then maybe the very central Fairmont Empress Hotel is a better bet.
Directions: Heading into victoria from the Ferry or airport, follow Hwy 17 which changes into Blanchard St. Near the center of the city on take a right into Burdett Road
We will be in Victoria this summer - 2 couples traveling together. Can anyone recommend a place to stay that will have 2 separate bedrooms and a living room joining them? We don't need a full kitchen, but 2 bathrooms would be ideal. Ideally we would like a 2 bedroom suite so we can have a "common room".
Thanks in advance for your help.
Have a look at the Chateau Victoria. www.chateauvictoria.com
There is also the Royal Scot but, the bedrooms are side by side www.royalscot.com
I keep forgetting the Regent, thanks for the reminder
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Address: 740 Burdett Ave, Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 1B2, Canada