I booked the Hotel Grand Pacific as part of a two-night travel package with the Victoria Clipper. It is a short walk from the terminal and the location is perfect for Victoria sightseeing. We were able to walk everywhere in Victoria and to catch a tour bus from the hotel for a visit to Buchart Gardens. The hotel is quite nice and calm. Our room was spacious, comfortable, and had a great view overlooking the harbor area, including the Empress Hotel, at which I also considered staying. However, after visiting the Empress, I was glad I chose the Grand Pacific. Mainly, this is because I did not find the Empress as opulent as I expected it to be, and I enjoyed sitting out on the balcony of our room at the Grand Pacific. There is a cafe at the hotel for a morning latte, and the lounge was nice for a nightcap.