Victoria is a charming city on Vancouver Island that’s always bustling with tourists, no matter the time of year. Fortunately, it is also filled with many bed and breakfasts, hostels, and boutique hotels. For your next stay in British Columbia’s capital, check out these impressive boutique hotels.
Abigail’s Hotel describes itself as a “unique accommodation experience that blurs the lines between a small luxury hotel and a heritage bed and breakfast inn.” It features 23 beautifully decorated rooms inside a 1930s Tudor mansion, which sits three blocks from Victoria’s Inner Harbour and downtown area. The hotel is a four-star, adults-only property with a 24-hour library lounge, free parking, and complimentary appetizers served from 4:30 pm to 6 pm daily.
Bedford Regency Hotel is home to “old-world charm and understated elegance.” Located in the heart of Victoria’s downtown core, the hotel has 40 guest rooms, which include standard, deluxe, jacuzzi, and superior queen rooms. All rooms include sofas, complimentary newspaper delivery every morning, and high-speed WiFi access. Bedford Regency Hotel also has not one, but two on-site restaurants: Garrick’s Head Pub and The Churchill. Each one offers traditional English pub grub and plenty of local and international beers on tap. However, Garrick’s Head Pub is believed to be one of Canada’s oldest English pubs, as it has been in operation since 1867.
With views of the BC Parliament Buildings from select rooms, The Magnolia Hotel and Spa is a 4.5-star property made for luxury travelers. In 2017, it was named Canada’s number one city hotel in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, which is an impressive accolade. On-site amenities at this 64-roomed hotel include Spa Magnolia, a fitness center with infrared sauna, a 24-hour business center, valet parking, and The Courtney Room, a restaurant opening in spring 2018. Visit its specials page online to uncover unbeatable deals, packages, and curated journeys too.
Hotel Rialto’s beautiful heritage building was originally constructed in 1911. It’s been totally renovated inside, complete with Italian fresco walls, marble fittings, and modern décor. Hotel Rialto has 55 guest rooms, which include king and queen rooms, as well as suites. Guests at the property can enjoy access to a fitness center two blocks away; a voucher for a complimentary cheese plate at Veneto Tapa Lounge, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant; complimentary continental breakfast; and access to downtown Victoria’s largest liquor store, which sits in the hotel’s lobby.
The Parkside Hotel & Spa, which opened in 2009, is a completely sustainable hotel. It features a three-story green roof atrium and charging stations for electric vehicles; it also has outdoor gardens overflowing with fruit plants and herbs. Guests will also find artwork by local artists throughout the hotel. The property has one- and two-bedroom suites, along with the City Club Lounge, the Parkside Spa, a rooftop patio, an indoor pool, a fitness center, pet-friendly suites, and a movie theater that shows films every night.
A “charming historic inn of Edwardian architecture,” James Bay Inn is Victoria’s third oldest hotel. It’s been in operation since 1911 and only closed intermittently during the war years. The inn’s accommodation options include standard hotel rooms, studios and suites, and even a private cottage. There’s also a café and pub on-site: the Art Deco Café Restaurant and James Bay Inn Pub, respectively. The pub has great daily drink specials and serves classic pub fare and appetizers. There are specials on their website too, for people traveling solo and guests looking to stay for an extended amount of time.
The four-star Oswego Hotel is a popular boutique accommodation option in Victoria that’s also a Pets Can Stay certified hotel. “Oswego’s combination of modern design, incredible service, and luxury amenities makes it the perfect place to get a taste of the city’s natural surroundings and urban vibe.” The hotel has studios and one- and two-bedroom suites from which to choose. There’s the option of in-room dining and spa services too, which range from facials to massages. The Oswego Hotel is also home to O Café & Bistro, which is open from morning until night.
Located directly on the water, Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites has views of the Inner Harbour, the BC Parliament Buildings, and the Olympic Mountains. The hotel has standard king rooms, as well as one- and two-bedroom suites, and penthouse suites. All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive balconies, while the suites include fully equipped kitchens too. Amenities on offer at the hotel include in-room spa services, a business center, a complimentary breakfast buffet, and concierge services.