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“Great Hotel Good Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   146 Kingston Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada   |  
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Ranked #14 of 58 Hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Kamloops, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Hotel Good Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Thank you Cedric (? spelling) - we had a wonderful stay at the Coast Hotel Harbour side in Victoria, B.C. The hotel is at a great location - we were able to walk downtown and to Fisherman's Wharf and take the water taxi right outside the hotel. Room was nice and clean and the view was spectacular. Will return again. Friendly staff. Next time we will book a whale watching tour which is right outside the hotel at the Marina.
Phyllis & Dave

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CoastHarbourside, Front Office Manager at Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear Phyllis & Dave,

Thank you very much for your feedback - and for spelling my name correctly! I was happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay. We look forward to welcoming you back, perhaps on our Whale Watching Package.

Regards,

Cedric Nagy
Front Office Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brampton, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We booked through Expedia which offered rooms with partial harbour and a city view of the neighbouring condominium. We were able to check-in early; very friendly front staff. Our hotel room had a juliet balcony which is a standing balcony and cannot fit a chair. You can also see the mountain ranges of Seattle. The hotel lobby has a very pleasant scent which is the same as the room's toiletries. No need to bring shampoo or soap as there are large dispensers and smaller samples provided daily, Coffee in the room was very good. If you use the small fridge, you may need to adjust the temperature from the gauge located on the right back side. Overall, our room was clean, quiet and comfortable. The cleaning and maintenance staff work very hard and are pleasant. The pool and exercise room are accessible only through the change rooms - make sure you exit to the correct change room as they tend to keep the men's door open. The pool is heated, whirlpool and exercise room are well maintained. Downtown area is only 10 minute walk and the hotel offers a free shuttle which we did not take. My only suggestion for the hotel is to update all their carpets and bathrooms and not charge for parking to make this a 4.5 star operation. A nice carpet choice would be that of the lobby's.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CoastHarbourside, Front Office Manager at Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear pearlqueen18,

Thank you for your recent visit to the Coast Victoria Harbourside. I am sure your detailed review will be very helpful to guests considering our hotel for their next visit to Victoria. The subtle scent that you noticed in the lobby is a blend of white tea & fig, and is the signature scent of Coast Hotels. Bathroom upgrades were completed in our Harbour View guest rooms last winter; the other rooms are scheduled to be completed beginning in October so as to not cause any disturbance to guests during the busy summer season. We frequent compare our parking charge to that of other similar downtown hotels; unfortunately the cost of waterfront real estate in Victoria does not provide the opportunity for us to offer complimentary parking. However, we remain the lowest cost among similar hotels.

Thank you very much for your feedback; it will be used to review our future plans. We look forward to the opportunity to be of service on your next visit to Victoria.

Regards,

Cedric Nagy
Front Office Manager
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Fort Langley, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I chose this hotel because we were travelling with our dog and was initially disappointed with the location. But once we arrived and found that the hotel is only a short walk from the inner harbour area and just around the corner from Fisherman's Wharf, its location was no longer an issue. The hotel itself is very clean. Our room overlooking the harbour was quite roomy and equipped with a coffee maker, fridge and free wi-fi. We ordered room service on a couple of nights. Our meals were tasty and still hot when delivered. Overall I was quite pleased with the hotel and would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CoastHarbourside, Front Office Manager at Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear Bridget C,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Coast Victoria Harbourside. As a Top Contributor on TripAdvisor, it is likely that your review will carry more weight with readers, and I was delighted to see that you were pleased with the hotel, room service, cleanliness and location.

We look forward to welcoming you (and your dog!) back.

Regards,

Cedric Nagy
Front Office Manager
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Portugal
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

This is about 15 minute walk from downtown Victoria which is a plus because it is quieter. Big room, comfortable bed friendly staff. A short walk from Fishermans Wharf which is worth a visit and if you don't like walking to/ from downtown there is a free shuttle service which is a great idea. If you do like walking its a pleasant walk along boardwalk and Marina area to downtown. If you are staying in Victoria and like An area a little bit away from the buzz then this is it. The only downside is hot tub out of order and for too long.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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CoastHarbourside, Front Office Manager at Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear TomPortugal,

Thank you very much for your comments regarding your recent stay at the Coast Victoria Harbourside. I am pleased to report that the installation of a brand new energy efficient boiler and heat exchanger for the pool and hut tub was completed on July 4th. I apologize for the inconvenience experienced by the outage, but hope you were able to take advantage of the hot tub in the adjacent building during your stay.

We look forward to having the opportunity to be of service in the future.

Regards,

Cedric Nagy
Front Office Manager
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Cheyenne
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We chose this hotel blindly and wound up very pleased. The service by the concierge was amazing, the room was lovely, the location was terrific, and the wifi was fast. The food was a bit pricey, but everything we ate there was good.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CoastHarbourside, Front Office Manager at Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear Angry446,

It is always a pleasure to receive such a strong recommendation from a Senior TripAdvisor Contributor. Very happy to note that the concierge, room and location all contributed to your positive impression. Further, I was encouraged to see that our recent investment in upgrading our guest internet network to a fibre optic connection has ensured a fast and complimentary wifi connection speed.

We look forward to the opportunity to once again being of service should your travel plans return you to Victoria.

Regards,

Cedric Nagy
Front Office Manager
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I stayed overnight with family and friends. I enjoyed my experience at the Coast Harbourisde. Its nice getaway location is far enough, but within a reasonable walking distance, to downtown. My friends & I were fortunate to have beautiful weather so that we can spend much of our time strolling along marine side walkways and to Fisherman's Wharf, accessible from the hotel. The room was not the most modern, but it was clean and bed was comfortable. The staff at the service counter were friendly and attentive, making sure that we were satisfied and happy with our experiences in Victoria and at the hotel. I'll definitely stay the Coast Harbourside on our next visit to Victoria.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CoastHarbourside, Front Office Manager at Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear Laurie L,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Coast Victoria Harbourside. We hope your feedback will be useful to other travellers considering our hotel on their next visit to Victoria. We look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back.

Regards,

Cedric Nagy
Front Office Manager
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Kinsale, Ireland
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We choose this hotel based on its location and it was great. It is within easy reach of everywhere either by foot along the shorefront walkway or by water taxi. We had harbourview rooms, a busy harbour, which we love although some people might not like the noise of the seaplanes coming and going. The rooms were a bit dated and the bathrooms cold, seems to be a canadian thing, but the beds were very comfortable. Plenty of places to chill out in in the common areas inside and outside and very friendly, mellow staff. What we were not expecting and were delighted with was the standard of the food and drink. It was superb, they know how to cook fish. And their wine recommendations were excellent ! We only stayed two nights but would happily have stayed longer as we didn't get to do as much as planned in Victoria.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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CoastHarbourside, Front Office Manager at Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear Ellybanelly,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recommendation of the Coast Victoria Harbourside with the TripAdvisor community. I was very pleased to note that we were able to exceed your expectations at the Blue Crab!

Should your travel plans allow a return to Victoria in the future, we look forward to being of service on your next visit.

Regards,

Cedric Nagy
Front Office Manager
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Additional Information about Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina

Address: 146 Kingston Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Victoria
#14 Business Hotel in Victoria
#15 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina 3.5*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A captivating location, a 42 slip marina, the award-winning Blue Crab Seafood House, and Victoria's only indoor/outdoor swimming pool make the Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel one of Victoria's most popular. Guests return time and time again for the quiet ambiance, unique waterfront setting, friendly hotel service and delicious food. ... more   less 
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