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“2 min walk to Gastown, small quiet hotel”
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Victorian Hotel
Ranked #37 of 90 Hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Sidney, Canada
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116 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“2 min walk to Gastown, small quiet hotel”
Reviewed November 13, 2011

High ceilings, large corridors, windows, very Victorian. Rooms renovated, facade not yet. Clean , practical hotel to stay at reasonable price, very light continental breakfast incl and a few parking spots at $10. Back rooms are very quiet. Best Check-in service we had in a long time. King bed but a bit too soft.

Room Tip: Front rooms are deluxe but street noise especially week-ends, back rooms, superior very quiet and fi...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

The Victorian Hotel is conveniently located within easy reach of many of Vancouver's attractions. Approximately 10-15 minutes walk to Canada Place - Vancouver's waterfront - and 20-30 minutes, depending on pace, to Stanley Park. If coming from Vancouver airport (YVR) take the skyTrain to downtown, Waterfront, turn right onto Cordova street - in the direction of gastown (old, lovely cobbled street part of Vancouver) and Homer st is one of the streets off of there on the opposite side of road going up - think like a grid. The Victorian Hotel is where Homer Street and W.Pender street cross. If you continue up Homer street you come to Yale Town - the posh side of Vancouver where all the nice bars and restaurants are. Continue along West Pender street, going to the west side of Vancouver and you'll find Robson Street where all the shopping malls are. My advice is to stay out of the east side where Chinatown is at this area is dodgy!!

The only thing I would say location wise about The Victorian Hotel is when we first arrived, W Pender street, especially victory square looks like you've wandered into the wrong neighbourhood - in fact we nicknamed it 'crack street' as it isn't without a few weirdos - especially at night, although we were never bothered it can be a little scary at times! My advice is to head into Yale Town way after dark and avoid this area.

The Hotel itself is lovely - was undergoing some renovation work when we arrived but still the staff were very friendly and happy to give out tourist information. Our room - deluxe two double beds - was gorgeous - hard wood floors, spacious, very clean, comfortable beds, fab shower and a little sofa area. It was cleaned regularly with fresh towels. There was no air con however and so the room did get quite hot (we went in August) but a standing fan was provided in the room. Also we faced W.Pender street and it did get very noisy at night.

The Breakfast is what is says it is - cereal, croissants, jam, fruit, tea and coffee. The breakfast room is small and many guests overspill into the reception area but it's a good sociable area to chat to other guests and enjoy a light breakfast. The hotel does have a storage room where you can store luggage free of charge for evening flights. There is free internet access which is fantastic and came in really handy. Only down side to the hotel is that there isn't a lift.

All in all The Victorian Hotel is comfortable, friendly and convenient and everything you really need if you've come to Vancouver to explore and you just want a place that's clean and comfortable to sleep. Wherever you stay Vancouver is a great city that mixes city life with the great outdoors and I would recommend a trip to anyone!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

We rented a room for a day, post-cruise so we could clean up and stash our bags for the day... Room was on third floor, no elevators! Ended up leaving our bags in the holding room downstairs. Turns out we should have just rented locker space from this establishment as the room was very stuffy, no air-conditionning and barely big enough to move in! Shared bath needs to be taken lightly as there are three bathrooms for the whole floor, not to mention that two of them are for women only which figures as most guests seamed to be playing for the other team!

Room Tip: First floor with cross ventilation in the summer would be a wise bet...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2011

We stayed in a room with private bathroom. The room was big enough, plenty of space to put our stuff and the bed was very comfortable. The room was located on the first floor so we were a bit afraid of the street noise but the isolation was good enough. The hotel is also very well located in town. Breakfast was not very big but sufficient with fresh fruits and yoghurt. The only minus was the parking. We had quite a big car and the parking spaces are quite small (especially if other big cars are already parked), we had some problems to get in and out the parking space. Overall a very good hotel!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Vancouver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2011

I found a gem in the heart of Vancouver. The Victoria Hotel is on the edge of Gastown, and is an old mansion converted to beautiful rooms with lovely furnishings. One would never know from the street that it is such a treasure. The hotel is old, and the furnishings are showing their age, but I loved every moment. It was inexpensive, included a great breakfast, and the staff were each warm and helpful.
I had a room with a shared bathroom outside my door. It was a slight inconvenience, but the room comes with a robe and since it is a small boutique hotel, the halls were empty.
It is my new favourite.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 5, 2011

We stayed here on our first night after a long flight and for the last five nights of our trip. We had a deluxe king room both times and were very happy. The beds are very comfortable and the rooms are really cozy with clean marble bathrooms.

We were also really impressed by the baby-friendly service we received.

Best of all has been the really friendly service - particularly from Cecile. We really enjoyed chatting to Cecile each morning during breakfast and she was extremely kind in organising a late check out for us as we had a late flight.

Overall a really positive experience - and thanks so much Cecile!

  • Stayed October 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2011

A very clean and conveniently located hotel. Rooms can be smallish, but we opted for the queen size bed and the room was comfortable. The shared bathrooms were very clean. Self serve breakfast was ample, Free internet on desktops at several loctions

Room Tip: Street frontage room had a nice bay window
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Victorian Hotel
Address: 514 Homer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2V6, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Gastown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #37 of 90 Hotels in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Victorian Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, discover the Victorian Hotel-a newly renovated boutique-style property housed in a beautiful brick Victorian era building dating back to 1898. Once inside,guests are transported to the 21st century with 47 beautifully appointed guest rooms designed to create a truly alternative hotel experience.The location is at the nexus of 3 distinct neighborhoods. Historic Gastown,trendy Yaletown and the brand new development of Coal Harbour next to the Convention Centre, are all within walking distance.The shopping district of Robson street and the entertainment sector of Granville are also just minutes away. Waterfront Sky Train station and Roger's Arena are both approximately 5 minute walks from the hotel. ... more   less 
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