Victoria BC Hotels

Victoria BC Hotels: Simplify your search for Victoria BC Lodging starting with these award-winning hotels, mid-range hotels and hostels.

From historic B&B mansions to waterfront hotels to the world-famous Empress Hotel to very basic hostels, there is something for everyone to choose from. 

This page presents Victoria BC hotels and hostels of varying price points.

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The Fairmont Empress Hotel
721 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5, Canada

Tripadvisor Reviews of The Fairmont Empress Hotel - 4*

The Empress is an historic landmark in Victoria's Inner Harbour. The hotel itself opened on January 20, 1908 and has since, with consummate elegance, hosted the wealthy and famous, amidst many thousands of regular folk.

In 1965 this "heart and soul of Victoria" was under threat of demolition due to its age and condition. After the public had voiced its opinion, the decision was instead made to embark upon a massive renovation project. 

The Empress is undergoing another complete renovation (2015 - 2016); guests state (via TripAdvisor) that the inconveniences are slight.  

Abigail's Hotel, 906 McClure Ave., Victoria, BC

Tripadvisor Reviews of Abigail's Hotel - 5*
Traveler's Choice Award Winner in 2015

This boutique bed-and-three-course-breakfast hotel is for adults only (above age 13). This Victoria BC hotel is located three blocks from downtown and the Inner Harbour. The historic 1930's Tudor building is a heritage property, beautiful, but no elevators. Average $250-$400 CAD/night/2 people - (approx. $203-$325 USD)

Magnolia Hotel & Spa 
623 Courtney St., Victoria, BC

Tripadvisor Reviews of Magnolia Hotel And Spa - 4.5*
Traveler's Choice Award Winner in 2015

Boutique hotel in downtown Victoria, two blocks from the Inner Harbour. A mix of traditional and contemporary, the guest rooms in this Victoria BC hotel have been recently updated. Treat yourself to a massage and more at The Spa Magnolia. The on-site restaurant offers meals with a Mediterranean spin, with the Cicchetti Bar offering tapas, wine and cocktails. Magnolia has been ranked #10 in the world with Conde Nast business travelers. Average $300-$450 CAD per night for 2 people - (approx. $243-$325 USD)

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Oak Bay Beach Hotel 
1175 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC
Phone: 1-844-336-1458

Tripadvisor Reviews of Oak Bay Beach Hotel - 5*
Traveler's Choice Award Winner in 2015

Stunning waterfront location near the village of Oak Bay on the east side of Victoria. This is an upscale, nightly turn-down-service type of luxury hotel with full-service spa at the Boathouse Spa & Baths. Also offered are three dining choices: The Dining Room, the Snug Pub, and Kate's Cafe.

Average $230-$460/night/2 people (approx. $187-$373 USD)

Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa
849 Verdier Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C5, Canada
1-250-544-2079, 1-888-544-2079

Tripadvisor Reviews of Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa - 4.5*

“Victoria’s only 5-star oceanfront boutique hotel, resort and spa.” This Victoria BC hotel is located just minutes from Butchart Gardens on the Saanich Peninsula.

Mid-Range Victoria BC Hotels

There are many, many more highly ranked hotels in Victoria that are wonderful, reasonably priced and in good locations. Here are a few good values:

Embassy Inn
520 Menzies St., Victoria, BC

Tripadvisor Reviews of Embassy Inn - 4*
Earned TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence.

Located near the Inner Harbour, just a little south of the Parliament Buildings. Priced under $200CAD ($160 USD) per night for two people with free hot breakfast.

Royal Scot Hotel & Suites 
425 Quebec St., Victoria, BC
844-913-7905 / 800-663-7515

Tripadvisor Reviews of Royal Scot Hotel & Suites - 5*
Earned TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence.

Located about one block from the Inner Harbour, within walking distance to all the downtown attractions, restaurants, pubs and shopping. Accommodations include standard guest suite; studio and one or two bedroom suites which come with kitchens. Johnny's Restaurant is located next to the lobby for a quick and easy bite. Standard guest suites run under $200 CAD (approx. $162 USD); larger suites under $300 CAD (approx. $244 USD).

Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites 
740 Burdett Ave., Victoria, BC
1-250-382-4221; 1-800-663-5891

Tripadvisor Reviews of Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites - 4.5*
Earned TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence.

Located in the heart of downtown Victoria, close to all the great restaurants, shops, pubs and other attractions. There is also a restaurant and lounge on site. Standard guest room available for under $200 CAD (approx. $162 USD) to under $300 CAD (approx. $244 USD), for one or two bedroom suites - down duvets and fine linens included.

Huntingdon Hotel

Huntingdon Manor Hotel
330 Quebec Street, Victoria BC Canada V8V 1W3
1-800-663-7557; 1-250-381-3456

Tripadvisor Reviews of Huntingdon Manor Hotel

Step off the Coho Ferry. Walk 1/2 block to the right and then 1 block to the left. It's hard to get more convenient than this for the price (CAD$99/night), especially for a Victoria BC hotel within the Inner Harbour district.

The Gatsby Mansion is over 100 years old; the Hotel itself dates back years, however in both cases, renovations have ensured the rooms are warm and inviting. The floor in our room was wooden (or perhaps Pergo), which might have been an issue, except slippers were also provided. No problem! 

Strathcona Hotel

Strathcona Hotel, downtown Victoria BC

919 Douglas Street, Victoria BC V8W 2C2
1-800-663-7476; 1-250-383-7137

Tripadvisor Reviews of The Strathcona Hotel

The Strathcona is a "Family-owned and Operated Entertainment Center," a full-service Victoria BC hotel situated downtown in a renovated gold-rush-era building. In addition to the hotel and a liquor store, the Strathcona also includes these facilities:

  • Distrikt: A premier nightclub hosting talented acts brought to the city
  • Sticky Wicket: A cricket-themed pub offering international and craft beers and "great food." Hours: 11:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • The Clubhouse: Serving daytime business lunch, and then morphing into a "late night high energy club" with a wide range of menu items. Hours: 12 noon - 2 a.m.
  • Big Bad John's: Characterized as a hillbilly bar where you can "throw your peanut shells on the floor." Hours: 12 noon - 2 a.m.
  • Games Room: Bar and pub. Play darts, pool, backgammon, and chess until 2 am, while watching your favorite sports teams on multiple large screens.
  • The Rooftop Patio, a unique surf-themed pub. Where else on Vancouver Island can you find a scene right out of Venice Beach CA or the Hawaiian Islands? Enjoy a meal and a drink literally on the rooftop, and then step onto the adjoining sandy courts for a few games of sand volleyball. Or, the other way around! 

Victoria BC Hotels for a Hundred, Please

Red Lion Inn & Suites Victoria 
3366 Douglas St., Victoria, BC

Tripadvisor Reviews of Red Lion Inn & Suites in Victoria BC - 3.5*

Conveniently located on the Galloping Goose Trail for hikers and bikers, but about a 10 minute drive from the Inner Harbour and all the downtown attractions. A reasonably priced hotel, swimming pool, restaurants nearby. Average $135 CAD/night/2 people (approx. $108 USD).

Howard Johnson Hotel Victoria

310 Gorge Rd., Victoria, BC
Howard Johnson Hotel Victoria

Tripadvisor Reviews of Howard Johnson Hotel City Center - 3*

Near the Gorge Waterway - a nice place for walks and picnics in the area's parks, Galloping Goose Trail and a few minutes drive to the Inner Harbour and attractions. The Victoria BC hotel offers a swimming pool and fitness room. Average $110 - $165 CAD/night/2 people (approx. $88 - $133 USD)

Arbutus Inn 
2898 Douglas St., Victoria, BC
888-546-4432; 1-250-386-1000

Tripadvisor Reviews of Arbutus Inn - 4*
Earned TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for 2012 and 2013;
Tourism British Columbia Approved Accommodation

"Affordable luxury close to downtown Victoria." The Arbutus Inn is located 10 minutes from the Inner Harbour.  As part of your stay at this Victoria BC hotel, you'll receive a breakfast voucher worth 2 eggs, hash browns, toast and coffee - no continental breakfast slim-pickin's here! Average $130-$160 CAD/night/2 people (approx. $105-$130 USD).

Quality Inn Waddling Dog (in Central Saanich)

2476 Mt. Newton Cross RoadsCentral Saanich, BC V8M 2B8, Canada
Quality Inn Waddling Dog Website

TripAdvisor reviews of Quality Inn Waddling Dog

The Waddling Dog Inn is probably 30 minutes from Victoria on the Saanich Peninsula, but it is also only 3.9 miles east of Butchart Gardens.  I prowled through Butchart Gardens all afternoon, and then stayed here so I could return and enjoy the Gardens again during the quiet morning hours.

It is situated along Highway 17, and is very easy to find. This Victoria BC hotel has a rustic ambiance, and the stay was lovely. The sports-bar eatery attached to the hotel serves excellent food and craft beer. 

Victoria BC Hostels

Three hostels are located in Victoria proper. If close mingling is your thing and you're on a super-tight budget, here are these three hostels.

Ocean Island Inn Backpacker's Suites

791 Pandora Ave., Victoria, BC
1-250-385-1788 / 1-888-888-4180

Tripadvisor Reviews of Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites - 4*

Located downtown in an historic, renovated 1891 building. Walk a few blocks to Market Square and Chinatown. Apartment suites are located in a second location - a 1907 Craftsman home in the neighborhood of James Bay just a short walk to the Inner Harbour. Offers a choice of hostel type dorm style rooms, private rooms and apartment suites for a reasonable price of $30 CAD per person for a dorm room to $145 CAD, for an apartment suite (approx. $25 - $118 USD).

Hostelling International Victoria 
516 Yates St., Victoria, BC
1-250-385-4511 / 1-888-883-0099

Tripadvisor Reviews of Hosteling International Victoria Hostel - 3*

Located downtown with an easy walk to shopping, restaurants, the Inner Harbour, Royal BC Museum, and more. For single or double room rates run $29-$81CAD - (approx. $24-$66 USD).

Turtle Hostel

Turtle Hostel 
1608 Quadra St., Victoria, BC
1-250-381-3210 / 1-877-381-3210

Tripadvisor Reviews of Turtle Hostel

We're including this one as a last resort. Yes, this place is cute and funky from the outside, the stay won't break the bank, and the location is downtown. But, carefully check the reviews on this one. For shared dorm to private double room: CAD$20-$32 - (approx. USD$16-$26).

By staying in a Victoria BC hotel that is downtown, you'll have the advantage of walking to as many places as possible. But even so, there is so much to do all around the city and up into the Saanich Peninsula, if you have the time, you'll still need that car rental. 

Victoria also offers terrific public transportation to get to outlying areas, like Butchart Gardens and the wineries and cider houses on the Saanich Peninsula. You can't miss no matter where you choose to stay.

Don't forget that prices are listed in Canadian Dollars so be sure to figure that into your costs. (Get current exchange rates by googling CAD vs USD, or your country's currency.)

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