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The Strathcona Hotel

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919 Douglas St | British Columbia, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2C2, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Me and my family stayed two days at the Strath, July 19th and 20th. The hotel has no A/C and our rooms got up to 85 degrees. That made sleeping impossible. They do provide you two small fans but all that did was blow the hot air around. The windows only open a few inches so air flow is quite... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would never return to this hotel. The staff were quite curt on our arrival and although they did hold mu luggage i had to physically take it into the room which wasn't locked and it was unlabelled. the hotel smelt like an old peoples home and really does need renovating. There was no air conditioning in the room, only... More 

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Port Angeles, Washington
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first time here and we won't be back, the front desk crew was rude, multiple times we had questions and they gave the attitude that we were inconveniencing them. They said we could do a early check in they just needed to clean the room.... When we came back the same lady (Kara) told us the maids are on... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights for a mini-vacation with friends who had booked this older hotel. Our room, due to a last minute reservation, was a small one - 1 queen bed, a TV cabinet, a chair, small closet and a small bathroom on the 4th floor facing Douglas St. We had a sliver of a water view. Yes, we had... More 

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

Kat, Thank you for taking time to write a review. Your comments about our property will be helpful for future travellers visiting our beautiful city. Our location and value is what we are all about. Thanks again. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do NOT stay here if you plan on doing IM Victoria 70.3. The first thing they told us after we paid and got signed in is that we couldn't bring our bikes into the room with us and they'd have to be stored in a locked cage around the block. No dice for $6k worth of 2 bikes. Next, there's... More 

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

Krista. As we are an older property the size of our rooms do not allow space for bikes so we invested in bike lockers in a parkade with security guards. I do understand the investment you have in your bikes this an option for you. As for a room deposit most hotels ask for your credit card when you arrive... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to this hotel after being aboard the cruise ship infinity so our opinion may have been affected by that. Pros: location location location and friendly staff Cons: the room. The room was very small and unfortunately had a funny odour. We thought to open the window but couldn't get it to budge and it looked right onto a... More 

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

Gai, Thank you for the review. I will be talking to housekeeping today regarding the fan or TV only solution. I hope your stay in our beautiful city. More 

Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Strathcona is an older hotel with no harbor views. The rooms our party stayed in were clean, modern, and quiet. They were also small by today's standards, but the size was sufficient for our use. The Strathcona is located a block from the Empress and 2 blocks from the harbor. The hotel also features several restaurants including The Sticky... More 

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

Nelsuza, Thank you for taking time to wright a review for the Strathcona Hotel We hope to see you again soon. Cheers More 

Sequim, Washington
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34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very convenient to everything and right downtown. Walk to the Ferry! Nice rooms and very helpful staff. Everything was neat and clean. Handy outlets above the nightstand, and flat screen TV. Free breakfast each morning...

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

Frank, Thank you for your review. A note to future travelers we have replaced most rooms with flat screen TV's but we do have a few older TV to be replaced. I will pass along your kind words to the Hotel desk staff. Cheers More 

Canada
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We embarked on our first visit to Victoria and stayed at this hotel for our week in town. It was a business/pleasure trip for me as I was attending a conference and also wanted to sightsee with my husband. Being economical travellers, I booked here to obtain savings both for my workplace and for us. We really enjoyed our stay... More 

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

Isla, Thank you very much for this review. I will personally stop by the Hotel front desk a pass along your very kind comments. Your review will be very helpful to future travellers as your details about our location, amenities and service were spot on. We hope to see you again soon in our beautiful city. Cheers More 

Sydney
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This hotel has an excellent location to everything in town and was two blocks up from the Pacific Coach Bus Terminal, which was the service we used to get over to the island from Vancouver. The room was clean, tidy and nicely furnished (even had an iron/ironing board). The bathroom was small but by no means a deal breaker. After... More 

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

KC, Thank you for your review it will be very helpful to people visiting our beautiful city. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers More 

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