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The Strathcona Hotel

919 Douglas St | British Columbia, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2C2, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is by no means a fancy hotel, it is however a great bargain in a very convenient location. The room is small with an old school tv but the bed is super comfy and the space was clean. What we loved most about the hotel was its central location, we were able to walk everywhere we wanted to visit... More 

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

Karina, As the old TV's fade away they are all being relapsed with new plasma TV's. Value for our location is what we area all about. Thank you for taking time to write your review, More 

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24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for three nights. The hotel had everything we needed, and the breakfast was great. The hillbilly bar was fun to visit, but we liked the pub better, as they showed european soccer during our stay. Room cleaning could have been better.

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

Andreas, Thank you for your review of the Strathcona Hotel. I am pleased you enjoyed Big Bad John's and the Sticky Wicket Pub. I will stop by and talk to our executive housekeeper. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

professional counter service, comfortable room and breakfasts were generous and tasty-also they have a nightclub/lounge and other services in a character building located centrally for sightseeing etc.

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Thank harrywong154943
Joel C, Manager at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Harry, Thank you for your review. I will pass along your kind words to our Hotel desk staff. Your comments about our location and continental breakfast will be helpful to future travelers. More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

My wfes idea. I stayed here in the 80s on drinking trips. In wwI it was used as army barracks. Rooms are still worthy of barracks. Unsecured pay parking puts it in the same price range as nicer properties.

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

Brian, Our pricing is very reasonable compared to other downtown hotels and our parking fees also. Yes, if you wish to stay further away from the downtown core you may find accommodations and parking at a similar price. More 

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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The location is really great, BUT the room where I stayed was super noisy and if you plan to stay during the weekend you're going to hear every single sound from the street and a very loud music from a pub or nightclub. The wifi is horrible, don't waste your time trying to access it.

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

Jeferson, Thank you for your comments. We are continuing to improve our wifi but as we grow our system the demand keeps growing also. More 

Burlington, Canada
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42 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We stayed only one night at the Strathcona where we were meeting friends who were coming to meet us and stay from Vancouver. The Strathcona staff were very helpful and friendly. The rooms are showing some age and look quite tired, but in some ways it adds to the experience of this historical hotel. The rooms were clean, the beds... More 

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Thank Emily1960
Joel C, Manager at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Emily, Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Natalie and I did a staycation in Victoria in December and stayed at the Strathcona Hotel. The desk staff were quick and efficient at checking us in, and offered us a choice of the front of the hotel (on the Main Street) or at the rear, away from the traffic and night club bustle. We Opted for the front of... More 

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

Danny B, Thank you for your your review. I will personally stop by the Hotel front desk and thank the staff on your behalf. I hope you enjoyed your "Staycation" and maybe even found something new about our wonderful city. More 

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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Fantastic, central location where it is a few minutes walk to everything. Continental breakfast, though basic (some fruit offerings, bagels/toast/waffles, cereal selection, yogurt), is provided. Staff were very nice and eagerly answered any questions that we had. No coffee/tea in the room but free offerings in the lobby. Cons were that wifi was very slow and kept timing out. Saturday... More 

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

Chantalle, thank you for your review. Our great location does come with downtown street noise. If possible request a room not facing Douglas Street. More 

Abbotsford, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The room was clean. Bedding was great! Furniture old and beat up. Black mould in corners of bathtub. Nothing special about the continental breakfast but the food was great at night at the Stickey Wicket. Be prepared when you check in to be rudely treated by Malcolm at the front desk!

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

Katie, Thank you for your review. I will be talking to Malcolm and his supervisor today. More 

Duncan, Canada
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Check in was easy and quick, staff were efficient and friendly. Was in a prime location downtown Victoria with restaurants and night life all around. The room was fine, clean and simple. Definitely outdated but that didn't bother me at all since we were only sleeping there anyway. Room rates were very fair and I would definitely recommend it to... More 

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

Emily, Thank you for the review. Your comments about the Strathcona Hotel will be very helpful to future travelers. More 

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