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“Excellent - but no air conditioning in the rooms”
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The Oswego Hotel
Ranked #6 of 47 Hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 5, 2013

We love this hotel, except for the lack of air conditioning. It's been very hot in Victoria for the last few days and the room has felt like a sauna. In addition, the water from the tap tastes a bit weird, so some free bottles of water would be much appreciated, as opposed the $5 bottle in the fridge.

Other than that, the food is quite good in the restaurant and the service there is very good.

The bed is comfortable and the room is spacious. It's very close to the Clipper terminal without being on the main road. Would definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 605 and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Try leaving your balcony door open...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2013

We appreciate your recent review and are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.

In Victoria there are very few hotels with air conditioning. We have had a warm summer this year and this is not the norm therefore, causing some of our suites to be warmer than usual. Most of our guests find that the ocean breeze cools things down and the fact that the windows can open along with fans in all the suites, helps with this cooling.

We hope that you choose the Oswego hotel again on your next visit to Victoria.

Thank you!

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Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is the nicest hotel we've ever stayed! The hotel staff are friendly, helpful, and professional. The hotel s well maintained and ver clean. Very nice decor in the common areas as well as the rooms. Nice bar/ restaurant. The hotel is very detail oriented and they didn't miss anything (apples and lemon ice water in the lobby). We had booked a studio which was spacious with a well stocked kitchen for longer stays. Excellent location (5 minute walk tithe ferry, 8 minutes to the Empress Hotel). This is a DOG FRIENDLY hotel!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2013

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We strive to give all of our guests a special and unique experience whilst staying with us. Our attention to detail is important on achieving this.

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to the Oswego hotel in the not to distant future.

Thank you!

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

we stayed only one night with our two children and had the luck to be upgraded to a two-bedroom-suite. the staff was most helpful and friendly, beautiful big room, well equipped kitchen and
overwhelming views of the surroundings - plus a newspaper delivered to our room in the morning - definitely a great place to stay.

Room Tip: if you chose one of the upper rooms you have a wonderful view
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2013

Thank you for your recent positive review. We really appreciate you choosing the Oswego Hotel as your hotel of choice in Victoria.

Please come back and visit us again very soon

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We booked a studio suite for 2 nights here. The room was great, much bigger than expected and the murphy bed was perfectly comfortable for both of us. The staff was super friendly and helpful, remembering our name and greeting us any time we came by. The kitchen in suite looked to have everything you would need to cook just about anything (we didn't cook on this trip). We enjoyed sitting out on the balcony and reading both in the morning and the evening. The hotel had been notified that it was our anniversary and left chocolate truffles and a nice card in our room on check-in. They held our luggage for us both on arrival day and departure day. We have stayed various places in Victoria, however this is our new favorite and we will be back!

Room Tip: More views the higher up you are.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post a positive review - we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Congratulations on your anniversary! Thank you for choosing the Oswego hotel to celebrate this special occasion. Our team work hard to provide a wonderful guest experience and the 'small details' are important to provide our guests not just with a wonderful guest experience but an exceptional guest experience!

We look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us again in the not to distant future.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

We locked in a nice queen/king bed room for about $120. It's a very nice and modern place that's about one block from where the ferry arrives if you're coming from Port Angeles. It's an easy 10-minute walk from downtown Victoria... maybe a little less. They have underground parking, free apples and a nice-looking restaurant and bar (though we didn't dine there). Staff was friendly. Everything was clean. Our room had a nicely-equipped full kitchen, and a bottle of red and white wine for a fairly reasonable hotel price (I think $16 for smallish bottle).

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay including our location and the hotel amenities.

We hope that you come and stay with us in the near future.

Thank you!

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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Great location with a quick walk to the ferry terminal. We visited in April and I managed to book us (not on purpose) a larger than needed room with a living room, separate bedroom and a big kitchen. Although we didn't bring the dog, this is a pet friendly hotel...
Also, if you need a place for dinner, go to Ulla. Amazing food.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Thank you for choosing the Oswego hotel to stay at during your visit to Victoria - we know that there are many choices.

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us again soon.

Thank you!

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We booked two nights here as part of a Clipper Vacations trip from Seattle. The hotel is just two blocks from where the Clipper disembarks, and a short walk from the center of Victoria. The neighborhood is astonishingly quiet for being so close to the center. The hotel is not a cookie-cutter place, from the moment you step through the doors. Tiny check-in desk, lovely lounge/restaurant area. Our room was bigger than I expected with a huge kitchen that was surprisingly well stocked. Would be a great place for a week-long stay. There are no rooms in the hotel with two queen beds, but the sofa bed was very comfortable. I do wonder if the room might get super hot on those rare warm days--there didn't seem to be air conditioning, and the room was equipped with three fans. Despite that one hesitation, I look forward to staying here again one day.

Room Tip: We stayed in a room on the 6th floor looking south--beautiful view and reasonably quiet.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your positive stay with us. We really appreciate all of our guests.

Your kind comments I will definitely pass onto the team.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the not to distant future.

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Additional Information about The Oswego Hotel

Address: Hotel 500 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 5C1, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Victoria
#4 Luxury Hotel in Victoria
#8 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
#10 Family Hotel in Victoria
#11 Business Hotel in Victoria
Price Range: $101 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Oswego Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Oswego Hotel experience is unique to Victoria, British Columbia. We are a sophisticated, urban, boutique hotel steps away from the Inner Harbour and downtown. This is a chic destination for the discerning and adventurous traveler. Whether romance, business travel or a much-needed getaway brings you to Victoria, the Oswego's combination of modern design, incredible service and the luxury amenities makes it the perfect place to get a taste of the city's natural surroundings and urban vibe. Whether you make it a base for business meetings or for taking advantage of the city's many cultural, shopping or outdoor adventure options, the Oswego offers a boutique-hotel experience in a prime setting. Enjoy all the action vibrant Victoria has to offer from a downtown destination that's like no other. ... more   less 
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