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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 2 days ago NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Paranaque, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strategically located in Downtown that’s near everything and everywhere. The exterior appears like a Victorian age building and the interior is classy and nice. But rooms are too, basic with not much to offer (we booked 2 rooms for one night only).

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

ECLadines, Thank you for your review I hope you enjoyed our beautiful city, Cheers More 

St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Strathcona for one night in a deluxe room and it was great. Room was comfortable, great location, very good staff, good breakfast. Couldn't fault it & the food in the sticky wicket was very good!!

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

Neil, Thank you for this great review, We hope to see you back soon in our beautiful city and at the Strathcona Hotel, More 

Rock Creek, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breakfasts here are fantastic. The rooms are located in a Victorian building so rooms are small. The curtains are quite thin see through . The whole hotel is very clean. The service provide by staff here is great. Value for all is good too. Close to all things. The staff are so friendly, efficient and helpful. Hugs to them all... More 

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

Marie J. Thank you for commenting about our great front desk staff and the complimentary continental breakfast. I will personally stop by the front desk today and pass along your thanks. We hope to see you again at the Strathcona Hotel. More 

Vancouver, British Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed on 4th floor overlooking volleyball court/rooftop restaurant so we dealt with a lot of noise but we were so tired after walking all day we fell asleep with no problem. Room was very tiny but had an authentic feel and was clean. Dealt with some rowdies on our floor coming in very early in the morning drunk and yelling... More 

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

Reneer005. Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and the complimentary continental breakfast. More 

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