My wife and I decided to spend an evening at the Inn at Laurel Point, since the tariffs were reduced as part of a local promotion.
Stayed in a studio suite room (#250) which had a king sized bed and is quite large and well appointed. The room was clean, in fine repair, with a decent view of Victoria's outer harbour and overlooking the Inn's gardens. The bathroom included both a shower and very large bathtub (as two separate features either side of the door). Two sinks and all the usual goop in small plastic bottles. No noise at all from the neighboring room (which might have been empty).
The seaplane traffic is constant during daylight hours. It is entertaining to watch them come and go but light sleepers may find an afternoon nap difficult because of the noise. (I didn't.)
Oddly, the room didn't have a hotel guide in any of the desks or drawers and I get the impression that one is expected to surf through the various tv menus to find out when the pool is open (or just call the desk). I thought it a bit cheap to charge for tuning the tv to a music station (but the radio on the bedside table served well enough and allowed for iPhone docking). The films seemed a bit expensive to rent. (I've never seen one go for $14.95 before, but that might just be me.)
The staff is very helpful, including the waiter we had at the Inn's restaurant, Aura. The food was high-end, quite good and (mostly) in English. (There's currently a dine-around-town $30 per person deal which is most reasonable.) Go elsewhere with children or if you're yearning for a burger, however. Dress seemed to be is smart casual (but judging by the moron with hoodie and ballcap on backwards at the next table there are no set standards).
Altogether a fun stay and fine meal in a pretty place. Certainly worth considering as a place to stay if one is visiting Victoria.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Standing at the edge of Victoria's Inner harbour is a property of unparalleled distinction. With 200 guest rooms, spectacular waterviews, private balconies and 10,000 sq. ft of meeting space, Inn at Laurel Point is your downtown Victoria hotel. Shopping, entertainment venues, and tourist attractions are all a short stroll from our welcome mat. Take a break from the ordinary, soak up the water views and come stay with us. ... more less
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