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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rooms are dated and in need of refurbishment but are clean and comfortable. It is in the middle of Victoria and only minutes from the waterfront, shops, bars and restaurants. The hotel contains the biggest nightclub in the city but this did not stop us sleeping as we were on floor 5. Breakfast buffet style and adequate if you like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The location was very good and the room was small but quaint. The major drawback was the noise (music and screaming) from the bar(s) below us. It was a Saturday night so the noise lasted until 3am. The Sunday and Monday nights were fine though. Staff was not overly sympathetic. Just be careful where your room is located. Not sure... More 

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

Frank, Thank you for your review. Yes if you can reserve a room on the north or east side the rooms are quieter. More 

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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even when you specifically ask for a room away from the night clubs, they put you directly over one and lie to your face about when it closes. And when I brought up the black mold on the shower walls I was blown off and given a tale that it was only discoloration. Avoid like the plague.

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New Westminster, Canada
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were very friendly and the continental breakfast was good. But bed was hard and pillows very lumpy. Gave me and husband a bad back!! Great location though and the Sticky Wicket restaurant attached was very good value for money.

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

Angelamfrancis, Thank you for taking time to comment about your stay at the Strathcona Hotel. Please contact the front desk or housekeeping if your pillows do not suit your as we do have other pillows available. More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights in this central hotel conveniently located for shops and eateries as well as key city attractions. Bus 70 from Tsawwassen ferry terminal stops along this road. This is an older hotel with 4 floors inside a traditional pub building. The small lobby has a charming old-world interior with an elevator and complimentary coffee/tea self-service available during... More 

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

Serena, Thank you for your review. Great tip about local BC Transit from the BC Ferry terminal at Swartz Bay. More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have had breakfast twice at Strathcona (not guests/ not staying) during our stay in Toronto & surrounding area. We just walked in off the street. Both times the food both hot & cold has been fantastic. For 14.99CAD you can eat as much as you want. I love Canadian bacon that i am happy just to eat that and... More 

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

Kari, Thank you for your review. May I ask you to re-post as we are not affiliated with the Strathcona Hotel in Toronto and I would like to see them get the credit for their breakfast. As a history lesson Lord Strathcona was Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal was a Scottish-born Canadian businessman who became one... More 

Milan, Italy
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the hotel is very conveniently located at walking distance from everything. it has a pub downstairs which is always crowded and lively. The rooms however are very small and hot, there is no air conditioning, just a small fun. Our room was on the 4th floor but looking at the street, there is no acustic isolation and it gets very... More 

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

Maraspin, Thank you for taking time to write a review. More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just of the habour front (5 minute walk) so very good location for the price , stayed here in 2014 and 2016 and no complaints apart from the lack of AC , but with it being a old hotel its to be expected , stayed on the top floor this time , room was very good 2 king size beds... More 

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

Paul, Thank you for taking time to write this review. I am very pleased you enjoyed the Sticky Wicket. One comment to correct is we only have queen sized beds. See you again soon. More 

Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend booked this hotel for us. After arriving, it definitely wouldn't have been my first choice. First of all, the room they had for us was for two, and we needed a room for three. The person who helped us Malcolm was not very friendly or accommodating. He basically was saying he couldn't guarantee we would have a room... More 

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

Nikki, Thank you for taking time to write a review of our property. I hope we managed to accommodate you with a larger room than your friend booked for you. More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, close to the water front is about all it has going for it. hotel is tired, bashed and battered, in need of redecoration, re modernising, cleaned. Breakfast appauling . Service dreadful.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
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The Rooftop Surf Club
Cuisines: Bar, American
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Strathcona Hotel is located ion the heart of downtown Victoria within walking distance of the Empress Hotel and Victoria Conference Centre, Royal BC Museum, Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour and downtown shopping. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Strathcona Hotel

Address: 919 Douglas St | British Columbia, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2C2, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range: $59 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Strathcona Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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