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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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New Westminster, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Has the basics covered. Central location, reasonably priced. Handy to have a bit of breakfast before leaving the hotel for the day. By 4:30ish on our 2nd day our room had not yet been tidied. We didn't really need it so put out the "do not disturb" sign so we didn't bother with it. Only 2 nights so it wasn't... More 

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

Leslie, thank you for your review. Great location at a very reasonable price is what we are all about.. We hope to see you again in our beautiful city. More 

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our room was on the 'quiet' side, and with 3 fans blowing through the night, was reasonably quiet. No AC, so they provide fans, and we brought one of our own. Lucky, as it was a very warm part of August. Service was very friendly throughout - front desk, pub, restaurant, etc. Only 2 blocks from the Empress, so very... More 

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

Gordon, thank you for your review it will be very helpful to future travelers. Thank you for mentioning our location and all the fun activities close by including the Victoria Harbour Ferries. More 

Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night recently and found it to be suitable accommodations. Definitely dated. Reminded me of many of the places I have stayed-in in the UK. If you want swank, stay at the Empress. If you want a decent place to put your head for a night that is close to all of Vic's sights, then the... More 

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

Sandsman, Thank you for your review. More 

Kingston, Canada
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked this accommodation last minute after travel plans changed and, arriving late and exhausted on a weekend night, I admit that I might have liked the hotel more under other circumstances. The lively atmosphere of this area on a Saturday night was exctiing but made for a less than easy bedtime. The room next door had a gathering going... More 

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

Fangio, Thank you for your review. I will be talking to housekeeping today regarding your comments. More 

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Bingen, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived about 3:10 pm to check in and our room was not ready. We were advised it would be at least a 1/2 hour or so. We also were advised we would be changed and additional $10.00 for parking. I advised this is my third stay and have never paid for parking. Our hotel person attitude was detached. After... More 

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

Dad222. Thank you for your review. I will talk to the Front Desk manager today regarding the staff's attitude. We have always charged for parking unless you booked a special package through the Hotel web site the last time you stayed. We do hope to see you again at the Strathcona Hotel. More 

Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can tell this place is a bit older, but nice!!! My wife and enjoyed the fact that you had 8 different bars to go to. This Hotel is a little expensive but its a party Hotel.. A great place to enjoy a weekend of drinking, eating and sleeping... There is no air conditioning but we just opened the 4"... More 

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

Ryan, I am pleased you enjoyed your weekend at the Strathcona Hotel. See you again soon. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently stayed at the Strathcona for two nights. It is nothing fancy, but if you are looking for a reasonable price room in a great location this hotel will do the job. The rooms are ok, somewhat updated. In the two days we stayed we did not get any cleaning service. We saw the cleaning staff in the halls and... More 

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

Hello Living the Dream. Thank you for your comments as I believe they will be very helpful to futures travellers visiting our beautiful city. More 

Sarnia, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was fairly small and no A/C in the room. Windows only opened 4 inches and faced a brick wall from my room. The fan in the room did keep it fairly cool with the window open while I was there. Alright for a single night when it's not hot out but not a long term stay. No ice machine... More 

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

Bob, Thank you for taking time to write a review. The A/C is something we are looking at but trying to retro fit an old building has been an issue. Hopefully new technology will come along and allow us to upgrade. More 

portland oregon
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and two youngest children (ages 6 &8) spent three nights in August 2015 at the Stathcona Hotel. The room was pristine. The lobby was lovely. The front desk staff was exceptional. We stayed Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights, there was absolutely noise on the street and in the alley behind the hotel. Some of the noise in the... More 

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

Skoester, I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay in Victoria. Thank you for commenting about a wonderful staff and our great downtown location. You kids must have enjoyed our kids (baby goats) at Beacon Hill Park. Cheers. More 

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were in Victoria for only one night. We chose the Strathcona because of its central location in Victoria, as we chose to leave our car in Port Angeles and walk onto the ferry. We were a little concerned about nighttime noise because our room overlooked the beach volleyball and roof bar, but that turned out to... More 

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

Mickey, Thank you for your review. Your comments about our location and pubs will be very helpful to future travellers. As a note what started as continental breakfast breads, jams, juice, coffee and tea now includes muffins, bagels and cream cheese, waffles, fresh fruit, choice of 3 cereals, almond milk and yogurt. More 

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