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The Strathcona Hotel
Ranked #36 of 49 Hotels in Victoria
Gig Harbor
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82 reviews
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Reviewed November 13, 2011

Not the most exciting room, very quaint & small, but nice. View out window was of a wall 15' away. Very centrally located within walking distance of all the attractions downtown. Several fun bars in this hotel, all worth checking out. Cheapest place in town without reservation! I'd stay again.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2011

Woke up with bed bug bites all over my legs and abdomen.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

While the location is great and the building itself looks like it would be a regal place to stay it is anything but. You are required to place a deposit down. They claim its in case you stay an extra night, but I have a feeling its more likely because rooms get trashed.

The room itself was clean but extremely small. The building walls prevented the sound from the 3 pubs downstairs from creeping in. However the sounds from the other guests could be heard as if they were coming from inside our own room. For the first time ever I had to call the front desk as the neighbors music was too loud.

Its a great location and perfect if you are there to party. Otherwise choose another hotel

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

OK.....value for location verses value for money......On a good point, I did not come away with any bed bug bites, the bed was actually very comfy. Shabby washed out curtains with no block out, and single glazed windows allowed plenty of street noise. Once I put my ear plugs in all was well. Glad I had hubby with me, the room had an adjoining door, only locked by a flimsy slide snib. The couple next door must have been watching a funny movie, what else could all those giggles be??? I enjoyed the seagull, that knocked at the window and must be very accustomed to being given treats...the gull liked "Cheerio's" Basic breakfast, night club noise Friday night, Saturday wasn't so bad. Upside, close to waterfront and restruants, bus service good.

Room Tip: Room off mainstreet, and upper floor, although told in summer club has roof top party's.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

The Strathcona is a renovated heritage hotel in central Vancouver. There was nothing luxurious about my room, but I slept surprisingly well, even though Douglas Street outside was thronged by fans of the Strathcona's bars and hockey fans celebrating a big match. The bed was comfortable and the shower was strong and hot. Power sockets were hard to find. Breakfast downstairs in the Clubhouse, included in the room rate, was good -- cereal, bagels, bread, fruit, juice and coffee. The location was excellent for my early morning bus departure for Vancouver as well. Reception staff were friendly.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

I would never ever stay here again or recommend that anyone stay here. I am suprised it has not been inspected and closed down. When you register the receptionist asks you to pre authorise the total amount of your stay on a credit card, plus an additional $100.00 deposit in case you "Trash the room". This in itself should have been enough of a warning. However, nothing could prepare you for the room. The decoration is in itself depressing awful - Mustard painted unevenly plastered walls, with no decoration, and the furnishings including the bed, bedding,curtains and carpet were badly stained. Everything in the room appears to have been purchased from a victorian charity shop and desperately in need of a good cleaning. Seriously only the brave could sleep comfortably in this place so be warned. The area around the hotel is also frequented by substance abusers and homeless people at night .

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2011

THe staff and were untrained and had no knowledge of cuts of beef including the person in the kitchen whos attempt at cooking a steak was horrific . I blame the management for this very bad experience and will never return there'

Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 49 Hotels in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Strathcona Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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