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Tacoma, Washington
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7 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Helpful staff; older rooms but with modern amenities; some rooms are noisy - can request "quiet" room; walking distance to all inner harbor sights/activities; close to public bus stop. Great restaurants and shopping nearby. Good pubs/restaurants in hotel.

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

Jzytravler, Thank you for your review. Your comments will be very helpful to travelers visiting our beautiful city. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here a few weeks ago as the there was a great deal on rooms and I needed a quick get away from Vancouver. Staff was VERY nice. The building is cool and old.... not fancy; if that is what you want this is not for you. If you want walking distance to everything, a very cute old fashioned room,... More 

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

Raincitysenorita, Great staff, great location, great value, thank you for your review about the Strathcona Hotel and wonderful downtown Victoria. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend & I stayed here last weekend for 1 night (a Saturday). We had come to see an exhibit at the Royal BC Museum. I have to say the location is great. We took public transit from the ferry terminal & the stop was a block away. It was also only 10 min by foot to the Royal BC... More 

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

Eevers, Thank you for your review. Your notes about our location and transit will be very helpful to future travelers. The Royal BC Museum is truly a treasure in downtown Victoria and is a must see when visiting. We hope you visit us again soon. More 

Victoria BC
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of fights and the staff seemed scared of the place once things got started Our room was so loud, we went to dine at night and it was nothing but fights outside on the street,. We witnessed the bouncers of the nightclub beat up a guy standing in line- we saw the whole incident and it was 200% the... More 

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

Jazmynn, We take your comment very seriously and I will be speaking with the Hotel Outlets Manager and the Hotel ownership today. If possible can you let me know the date and time you witnessed to fight outside the building. sales@strathconahotel.com More 

Winnipeg
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely a 3* hotel - but a pretty decent one. The location is great - a short walk to the inner harbour, lots of shops and restaurants close by and a nice restaurant and bar attached. The front desk staff were very welcoming and the hotel is clean. The 'not so great' is actually the room. It is... More 

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

Judy, Than you for taking time to write a review for the Strathcona Hotel. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Campbell River, Canada
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found the Strathcona to be a good place to stay on a budget. The rooms were clean. Being right downtown Victoria is handy. Be aware the the nightclubs in the hotel empty out around 1-2 AM and it's very noisy on the Douglas street side. Try and book a room towards the back. More expensive but if you value... More 

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

Islander62, Thank you for your review. Your comments will be helpful to future travelers. More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed Oct 29th, 2016. Liked the location downtown to take advantage of the Halloween parties. The bathroom was tiny but the worse part was smashing my ankle on the metal bedframe that stuck out past the single bed. When I told the front desk they said thanks for letting me know but no apologies or sign of any concern for... More 

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

Heidi, Thank you for your comments. Please contact me directly so I can talk to you about your stay. With thanks Joel. 250 383-7137 More 

Whitby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been staying with friends further up the island, we stayed at hotel before I left for UK .lovely old hotel . helpful staff and comfortable room. Handy to sightsee. Museum really a must see 10.minute walk.

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Thank ourlass2016
Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Ourlass, Thank you for your review. Yes the Royal British Columbia Museum is a must see while in Victoria. More 

Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Hotel ideally located in relation to the venue of the boxing event. However in retrospect so were several others in the same price range. Room was not large but clean and comfortable. Was originally had an adjoining room but now blocked by what appeared to be heavy wood, maybe plywood and any next to that talking, was a bit noticeable.... More 

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

Frank. thank you for your review. I will be talking to housekeeping today. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Called as we were taking the Ferry over, wanted to stay a week but only had Two nights, but said they would do there best for us and they did, stayed the week. Would stay here again no problem, nothing fancy but very clean and friendly. Didn't have to start the car all week we could walk. Was Great !!

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

Flo, Very pleased we were able to keep you here for a full week. We hope to see you again soon so you can enjoy more of beautiful Victoria. More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Rooftop Surf Club
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, American, Canadian
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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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: $57 - $85 (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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“Request upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles jzytravler, 3 days ago | Read review
“We were in 518. It was quiet enough but the killer bed frame ruined it!!”
 of 5 bubbles 773heidir, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“We asked for quiet rooms they were fine…”
 of 5 bubbles ourlass2016, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Great for a 2-3 day visit if all you want is a room and no great luxury.”
 of 5 bubbles 366patp, Sep 26, 2016 | Read review
“Room was cheap and on 5th floor so was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles angelamfrancis, Sep 16, 2016 | Read review
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