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The Strathcona Hotel

919 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2C2, Canada
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Ranked #38 of 57 hotels in Victoria
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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St. Peters MO
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed two nights in the Strathcona recently. What a nice location! Employees were very friendly. The room was a decent size and decorated just fine. However, the heat, humidity and noise were unbearable. We tried leaving the windows open to capture the cool, pleasant air outside. But the noise, filthy language , and very loud music were too much. Got... More

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Victoria, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love the Srathcona becuase they have 6 bar/restaurants.I am not a sports fan so I don't go to their in-your-face sports bar, but I go to the subdued sports bar and the restaurant.This year I went to the rooftop surf club for the first time.The food is first class and it is one of my favourite bars.I have also... More

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Vancouver, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My mom and I did a 24 hour jaunt to Victoria to check out the sights I haven't seen in over a decade, and the new Vikings exhibit. The Strathcona was the most reasonably priced hotel in the area, and appealed to my mom for its connection to the Sticky Wicket, and what we'd later learn, another 7 assorted establishments... More

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Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jensen, I hope you and you Mom enjoyed the Vikings exhibit. Thank you for taking time to comment about the Strathcona Hotel and the Sticky Wicket. See you again soon. More

Seattle, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night. Very walkable to all the touristy stuff in Victoria. Reception was very nice. But to start with, their "on-site parking" is a lot across the street, not a garage, and our car was covered with bird crap. Our room was tiny, the air cond. was a 12" fan, no bathroom fan at all. The tv was... More

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Lincoln, NE
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone in the service industry could take lessons from all their staff. Stayed here 6 days and did not meet anyone in any department that was other than the gold standard of service. Had one experience myself of needing something above and beyond the usual and saw two other parties that had some big requests and they did them! Room... More

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Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

WorldWonderer, I am very pleased you enjoyed our beautiful city and the Strathcona Hotel. Yes I also think we have a very dedicated and wonderful staff. Your comments about our hotel, location, air conditioning and room styles this should be very helpful to future hotel guests. Thank you for taking time to wright this review. More

Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an older hotel located in the perfect spot for walking around Victoria. But don't be put off by the word "older." There's no smells or funkiness about it; it's charming. No fridge or microwave, but has all other amenities and is close to shopping, restaurants, bars, and historical buildings. All for a good price.

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Dawson Creek, BC
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here on someone's suggestion but if I had researched the hotel I likely wouldn't have stayed here. Our room was quite small and had a double bed although we had been told there would be a queen. No air conditioning and it was a hot night. No fan either. We opened the window the couple inches it would allow,... More

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Joel C, Manager at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Mamesthename. Thank you for your review. Yes we are well located in downtown Victoria and do offer very economical rates. We do have larger updates rooms with two queen sized beds for traveller that are looking for more amenities. I hope you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful city and will return again soon. More

New Westminster, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Located downtown, in close proximity to major sights. Very old building, but newly renovated. No air conditioning!! Very green! Ceiling fans instead. Friendly and helpful staff will help you plan your tour of Victoria.

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Joel C, Manager at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Chris D, Thank you for your comments. I hope you enjoyed Victoria as much as you enjoyed the Strathcona Hotel. More

Newcastle, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Good location - right in the heart of Victoria. We were lucky enough to catch the Victoria Day parade and had a great vantage point from the window. The hotel has the potential to be a great little hotel but as things stand I would not book again. The rooms were clean but the dated décor made it feel a... More

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Victoria, Canada
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The Rooftop Surfclub, one of the most popular features of the the Strathcona Hotel and consequently of the city of Victoria, is a ridiculously overrated club/bar/patio. Sure, the idea of a European style patio on a rooftop in beautiful Victoria is a great idea, but for the place to not have a guest list or a reservation system, and to... More

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Joel C, Manager at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Sunday nights on the Rooftop patio use to be one of our slowest nights for business. Then approximately six years ago we put together the idea of an industry night based on a Thai full moon party to try and increase business but mainly to give people that work in the Food & Beverage Industry a night for them to... More

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Address: 919 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2C2, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
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