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The Strathcona Hotel

919 Douglas St | British Columbia, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2C2, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotels book up quickly in the downtown area of Victoria. I didn't heed the warning and had to book through airbnb for my last two nights here. Since most everything else in the area seems to be 2 or 3 times the price it was a no-brainer to stay here at $120/per night.. Yes the rooms are small, There isn't... More 

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

Thank you for your review. As we continue to update the property we will build to new codes and that would include more outlets in each room. More 

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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smooth checkin/out. Clean though very small room. Doors do slam so no sleeping in. Be sure to ask for room away from bars. Ours was right above and it was loud. Upgrades to ac in the room would have enabled us to close window to block noise out. Great location, well stocked breakfast included and great food at restaurants within.

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

Tina, Thank you for your review. It will be very helpful f to future travelers visiting our beautiful city. More 

Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an average hotel with the basics in the room. Clean. No A/C. Our room faced the hotel rooftop bar, so it was loud on weekend nights until about 11:30 pm. Bring earplugs because you need your window open in the summer and there's a fair bit of noise from the bar and outdoor traffic/pedestrians. The best part of... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review about the Strathcona Hotel and the Sticky Wicket pub. More 

Tallahassee, FL
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All and all a decent stay for the price. I was here for a conference down the street at the Fairmont Empress. The rooms here were a reasonable rate, $110 for a standard queen (very small room) and $122 for an upgrade (much bigger room with a couch), HOWEVER, be prepared for NO AC. We were here in July, and... More 

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

DasherGirl, Thank you for your review.n. I will stop by the Hotel desk today and pass along your kind words to Kara and the Ashleys. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

booked via 3rd party website and it was messed up. But the manager was able to fix the problem quickly and without fuss. 5 star service. And the other front desk staff were able to answer all our questions about how to get to Buchart Gardens cheaply. Room was clean and easy to accsss. Breakfast was great and price was... More 

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

Rob, I am very pleased the Hotel front desk staff fixed the booking issue with a five star attitude. I will stop by the desk today to pass along your kind words. More 

Duncan, Canada
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to say, it's a small room with a bed. No A/C, one chair. The sink would not drain. The room has a fan and they serve a free continental breakfast. The patio top bar is really nice with a great view. The bar has two volley ball courts with sand.

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Thank Steve154929
Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Steve, Thank you for your review. I will talk to maintenance today to look at the plugged drain issue. More 

Israel
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54 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: Location-location: great for a star walking to all the things to see and do in city. Friendly and help full stuff. Good Wi-fi Breakfast ok. Cheap private parking. Cons: Not a big room (usually as in big other cities). Our room was atop of a bar or club with loud music at night but lucky the windows were good... More 

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

Mosha, Thank you for the review. Great location, friendly staff and reasonable rates is what we all about. We do have a limited number of larger room so check with reservations when booking your accommodations. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Struggled to get anywhere in Victoria at last minute, so went for the Strathcona before reading the reviews, which were mixed. Only stayed for one night whilst visiting family. The hotel looks nice from the outside, although a little shabby inside, although some of the rooms have been refurbished. Was on the 5th floor with a great view of the... More 

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

Julie, Thank you for taking time to write a review you comments will be very helpful to future visitors. More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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157 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The hotel is well located in the downtown area of Victoria, Vancouver Island. The lobby is a good size and has a Victorian feel with timber panneling, marble and stome. Reception staff were friendly and efficient. The room we were allocated was quite spacious with two queen beds, a three seater sofa, arm chsir, coffee table, chest of draws and... More 

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

Trevor, Thank you for your review. More 

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Great hotel. Very centrally located and easy to get to. The rooms were charming and we'll maintained. The hotel features several pubs attached to it, which was a nice bonus. Food was awesome and staff was great. I would stay there again no problem.

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Thank blunoser73
Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Bluenoser, Thank you for the review. Your comments about our location and accommodations will be very helpful to future travelers. Yes we have a great staff. More 

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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: $61 - $136 (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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Strathcona Hotel Victoria
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#5 Best Value Hotel in Victoria
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