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The Strathcona Hotel
Ranked #38 of 47 Hotels in Victoria
Reviewed November 5, 2012

For the price, this place could not be beat. Rooms were a little small and outdated, but it's a historic hotel so you have to accept a little bit of outdated-ness. We stayed 5 days here and the service was good for us. The breakfast food and staff left a little bit to be desired but it was just nice bonus. All in all, a great stay. I would stay again just for the location in Victoria.

Room Tip: Stay on the side that isn't on the street by the bars + clubs. Super quiet and you don't eve...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Check in was quick and the staff were helpful. The room was large and clean and the hotel was located right in the centre of Victoria with easy walking distance to most things. Breakfast was good and served in the restaurant located onsite. Parking was available just round the corner from the hotel.

We would recommend visiting Victoria to others and if so, you should stay in the Strathcona hotel as you can't beat the location for value for money.

The only negative was the hotel bar did seem like the centre of the party for everyone in Victoria so I imagine the rooms on the lower floors could be quite noisy at night. Also the lift smelt like stale beer but really, how much time do you spend in the lift?

Room Tip: Go for a room on the higher floors
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

The Strath is an old hotel right in the heart of Victoria. The staff were friendly and helpful. Our stay was quiet and we got a good nights sleep but I could see in the peak summer season that it might be noisy with the busy club and bars in full swing. It is an old hotel but was pretty clean and you just can't beat the value and location right in the heart of Victoria. Need a place to crash for a few nights that is close to everything... this is it.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank Chris C
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Great location and close to everything you need. Extremely well priced with the rooms quite small but well appointed.
Friendly staff, breakfast basic but everything you need. Would recommend and stay here again.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Great value. Had a New York small boutique hotel feel. 2 happening pubs attached and a nightclub few doors down. Room was updated clean and beds were comfortable. Staff was helpful and we felt very secure which was important as it was 2 moms and 2 teenagers traveling and I can be picky. Lots to walk to and see or eat. Very easy walk to Save More Memorial. Our 2 teen agers liked the hotel and the vibe of area. We go to DT Seattle quite often for week ends so we plan on coming back to this hotel and seeing more of Victoria in the future. Great area to get away and pub crawl with other couples. Cold wine and beer store next door. Cant wait to come back in the summer to check out the roof top beach volley ball court which at nite is a club??. Overall cool vibe - not for everyone if u like the big chain hotels but if you like character and a comfy bed at a great price this is worth it.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

right on the main high street, many shops on this street.
waterfront amn many restaurants all very close within 5 minutes walking distance.
15 minute walk from ferry terminal and 5 minutes from fload plane.
rooms are good, clean, new.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

front desk staff are very helpful, cleanliness is good, and breakfast is included. If you can get a quiet room on the side street then its a great place to stay.The rooms are smallish but functional, and there is free wifi so you can stay in touch with home.

Room Tip: Phone up and get one on the side street
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Address: 919 Douglas St | British Columbia, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2C2, Canada
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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 #38 of 47 Hotels in Victoria
Price Range: $72 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Strathcona Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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 
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