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“Excellent place to stay. Great location!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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133 Gorge Road East, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 1L1, Canada (Formerly Oxford Castle Inn) (Burnside)   |  
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Ranked #29 of 58 Hotels in Victoria
Penticton, Canada
1 review
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“Excellent place to stay. Great location!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We loved our stay at the Oxford!!!!
Our one bedroom suite was great. Nice spacious, bright and clean, with a comfortable bed. It’s beautifully furnished with wood cabinetry and wood floors and it even has a private balcony!!!. The building it’s always clean and well maintained.
It’s centrally located. Close to the gorge waterway, the galloping goose and downtown Victoria.
We would recommend to Oxford for any short or long term stays.
Thank you Stephanie and Winston, keep up the hard work. The Oxford is amazing!!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I am a retired police officer who along with my wife split the year between California and Victoria. The last 2 years we have rented at the Oxford at a very affordable price. The owner, Stephanie, has ensured our stay has been enjoyable. We have watched her continually renovate the building and this shows pride in ownership. The rooms are pleasant and the building and grounds are immaculate ! This building is close to the galloping goose (bicycle path that takes you the 2.5 miles to downtown in one direction and the ferry in the other) and to the Gorge waterway which can be seen from the front of the building. This building is extremely quiet and close to all the amenities one requires. I fully recommend the Oxford for any short or long term stays.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Loved loved loved this place. I needed a place to stay while I was doing business in Victoria and this place felt just like home. The rooms are beautifully decorated and very clean. I was lucky to have a room with a view. It was close to water so there was a wonderful path to walk each morning. The manager and his dog were awesome and extremely helpful. Whenever you needed help they were available. If you need a place to stay for extended period of time while in Victoria this is the place!!!!! Thank you Oxford for making my time in Victoria wonderful!!!!!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bullhead City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Our second trip to the Oxford, and it was just wonderful. The one bedroom had recently been renovated and had everything you could possibly need. The outside facade was being repainted and completes the look of an English manor. The location is convenient to downtown Victoria and is on city bus routes. My husband and I were able to vacation with our dog and cat while walking to nearly everything. The security of the building and rooms is excellent.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The manager who runs the place is a fantastic woman with a very outgoing personality. The big white dog that sits at the front door all day is also very friendly, and the woman who takes care of the facilities is extremely helpful. These two people are honest and trustworthy.

The rooms themselves, at least the cheaper-priced single rooms, although they look nice, are kind of crappy. The walls are paper thin and our neighbour was a young girl who might have been trying out for an "Idol" show with her constant singing to herself. The fuses and wiring were outdated as such our iron, coffee maker and other power-intense modern appliances kept busting the fuses. Also the internet kept tripping out and would spend long amounts of time without any connection. Next door is a sports bar/comedy club and weekend nights can be very noisy.

All in all it is the best place to hunker down for an extended period in Victoria. I highly recommend the Oxford to anybody who is willing to put up with excessive noise and old fuses.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

THIS WAS MY SECOND TIME AROUND AT THE OXFORD WHILE WORKING IN VICTORIA. MY APARTMENT WAS VERY COMFORTABLE , BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS. AND I ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH AS A SECONDARY RESIDENCE.










This was my second time around staying at the oxford. My apartment was very bright, spacious and quiet with friendly neighbours. My suite had its own private balcony with views of downtown Victoria and the gorge waterway. Management was efficient and courteous. The staff was very friendly. I would recommend the oxford to anyone looking for a great stay in Victoria at a reasonable rate.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Enjoyed my one bedroom suite-it was perfect for my needs. I needed a furnished one bedroom place in Victoria while I shopped for the right condo to purchase. The oxford gave me the time I needed to complete the sale of my house in Ontario. I rented the suite over the phone and i was pleasantly surprised that it was all that the ad claimed - no gimmicks no hidden costs.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Oxford

Address: 133 Gorge Road East, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 1L1, Canada (Formerly Oxford Castle Inn)
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > Burnside
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Victoria
#20 Business Hotel in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to THE OXFORD: In September 2009, the former Oxford Castle Inn was re-opened under new management. THE OXFORD is now a stylish, trendy, welcoming place you can call home. We provide 2 categories of fully furnished one bedroom suites on a month-to-month extended stay basis. We welcome tenants from all over the world. We offer ideal accommodation for College, University and ESL Students, Trades People, Professionals, Government Employees or anybody looking to relocate to Victoria and who is looking for a great place to live. We are located just minutes from downtown Victoria, the bus stop is at our doorstep, the Galloping Goose Trail is a two minute walk away, and there is shopping in walking distance from us. You can enjoy Free Local Calls, Free Extreme Speed Internet and Free Cablevision as well as Free Heat, Hot water, Electricity and Parking. The building offers Coin Operated Laundry and an Elevator. Our mission is to provide you with a comfortable home atmosphere! If there is anything we can do to make your stay with us more enjoyable, please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you. Stefanie ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Oxford Castle Hotel

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