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Swans Hotel & Brewpub
Ranked #27 of 49 Hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 13, 2011

Our foursome of girlfriends stayed at the Swans Suite for one night when we arrived for our 5 night trip to Vancouver Island. The bar and restaurant downstairs is convenient for meals and cocktails, and we found that this hotel had some of the liveliest nightlife in Victoria. The crowd was quite a bit older than our group, but everyone was having fun. The hallways are fairly dark, as is the furniture in our living room and kitchen cupboards, but the room was clean and comfortable. We walked around downtown, enjoyed dinner and drinks, and called it a night fairly early. Depending on where your room is situated, you can get a lot of street noise. There was a guy spraying a hose on the flowers in the flower box outside our window at 5AM. Too early for that when you're on vacation! Overall a great choice for a downtown hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 5, 2011

My husband and I spent part of our honeymoon here. We are from Minnesota, not familiar at all with the area, and found the staff particularly helpful in recommending transportation and places to go (especially Curt!). Our suite was quite spacious and the kitchen fully stocked. We were pleasantly surprised to find we had a private outdoor patio as well. I agree with a previous review that it would've been nice to have had a bathroom on the bedroom floor, which was a minor thing. It was also nice to have newspaper service every morning, as well as a pub and liquor shop attached. We loved it and loved the central location as well.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Swans Suite for two days. Our suite was fabulous, kitchen and living room on first floor, lofted bedroom on 2nd. I only wished we had need for a full kitchen, but we opted to eat out instead (I highly recommend nearby Kim's Vietnamese Restaurant at 748 Johnson Street). Only thing I'd change was that the bathroom was on the first floor; I would have preferred to have it upstairs, off the bedroom. That was a minor issue. The studio was very spacious, both upstairs and down) and we just loved the location of the hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

This was our first stay at the Swan. When we arrived the lobby was ok but very small and nothing special, the hallway leading to our room seemed small and dark and provided a bit of foreboding. But when we got to the rooms they were great. Large, original art work, clean, great bathrooms - all in all very nice. Staff was friendly and we really liked the neighborhood. Tons of small restaurants within a few blocks from the hotel. I prefer this to being right on the inner harbor where you tend to have to walk a long ways to get to the restaurants.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

Very nice suite on two levels, with little kitchen. Stayed 2 nights here with our boys.
Bar and restaurant in the same building are great. Live music every night and value for money food.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

We had a wonderful 2 nights stay here. The Location can't be beat, in the heart of Olde Towne. Very comfortable beds and pillows, even the twin beds. The brew pub in the lobby was popular with locals and tourists. It has lovely seating on the street for people watching. The concierge service (thanks Curt) was top notch.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

We just spent 5 nights here and it was a delight. We liked having a suite(at a reasonable price). The suites are a generous size and sport original art. The hotel has a great pub downstairs which sports live bands (of various sorts) every night of the week. Monday night was latin night and the dancing was incredible. The weekend, rock and roll and the place heaved. It was a very entertaining place to be within 5 minutes walk of everything in the downtown core.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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Address: 506 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N6, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Business Hotel in Victoria
#24 Family Hotel in Victoria
#26 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
Price Range: $125 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Swans Hotel & Brewpub 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Swans Hotel & Brewpub offers 30 unique and comfortable suites and is conveniently located in the heart of historic "Old Town" Victoria. We are a short walking distance to downtown's Inner Harbour, museums, galleries, events, entertainment, shopping and much more. ... more   less 
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