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“Highly recommended”
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The Oswego Hotel
Ranked #6 of 52 Hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Leeds, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a lovely hotel, in a central location, where the accommodation and service is to a very high standard. We loved the little touches; fresh water in a bedside carafe each night, flavoured with a fresh mint leaf, housekeeping staff who go the extra mile to keep the kitchen area clean and tidy. We were delighted to find that our room was the size of a small apartment, with a good size kitchen / lounge area, as well as a separate bedroom and bathroom. This meant we could do much more catering for ourselves, both breakfasts and evening meals. The kitchen area was extremely well equipped, enabling us to easily prepare meals. On a 24 night trip to Canada, self catering was a welcome break from eating out each night.

I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to travellers visiting Vancouver Island, we had a memorable stay there.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
We recognize that when guests travel for many reasons having a wonderful hotel to stay in makes the trip so much better. Our guests experience staying with us is very very important and the little touches and genuine service is a standard for all guests staying with us.

Thank you for you kind comments which will be passed onto the wonderful Oswego team

We hope to welcome you back to the Oswego if you find your travels bring you back to Victoria.

Hope you have a safe trip back home
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Santa Clara, California
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

I only stayed a couple of days on my recent trip to Victoria, but the Oswego Hotel stood out as a unique and pleasant place to stay. The decor and style of the hotel are modern yet rustic - photos of BC wilderness in place of the usual art, lots of rock and natural colors. The bed was comfortable and the room clean and spacious. But the highlight was the staff who were always ready to serve. The breakfast in the cafe was lovely, though some more offerings with lighter fare would be appreciated, and the cafe staff was especially warm and accommodating. Of course the location of the hotel was fantastic - walking distance to downtown shops and restaurants, the legislature and the harbor. Great price given the room size and location! I note below that this was a trip with friends, but in fact it was a mini-family reunion - an opportunity for siblings from 3 countries to meet up for the first time in years! did not click on family, as there were no children with us.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Thank you for staying with us! We appreciate it!

We also appreciate that you enjoyed the service and standards that we provide to our guests. We genuinely care and want our guests staying with us to have the best experience possible.

Your comments will be passed onto the team

Come back and stay with us again soon.
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Kelowna, BC
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

We overnighted at the Oswego on our way up island, with our 2 year old daughter who was sick. They checked us in super early (11 AM) and were very helpful with getting us organized so our daughter could quickly nap. The service from the front desk to the bellman Ryan was really great.

The location is amazing, 3 minute walk around the corner to the parliamant buildings, marina, restaurants and shopping. You can park your car and walk anywhere. Great little wine/lobby bar with an excellent wine list showcasing soome great Okanagan Wineries.

I would stay here again anytime if I needed to overnight in Victoria.

Room Tip: We had a 1 bedroom suite, with a full kitchen, bar with stools, it was very handy.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Sorry to hear about your daughter being sick and we hope that she is feeling better.

Thank you for staying with us and I am glad to hear we could accommodate your requests and get you settled in your suite early.

We are pleased you enjoyed the hotel, location and service.

If you find your travels bring you back to Victoria we very much look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us.
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Halifax
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Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

So hard to choose a hotel in a city in another country but I would have no hesitation in recommending this one. Whilst not city centre as such it's a 10 minute max walk to the harbour and city centre. It is an immaculate hotel, super smart rooms and bathrooms and staff to match. We only stayed one night but wished we'd stayed longer. We didn't have a view but it sounds like some rooms do if you ask up front. Parking is in an underground car park but you could easily park on the tree lined street and you can't say that for many hotels. We had to leave early to get the ferry to Vancouver from north of Victoria about 20 miles away and despite worrying about the potential traffic, we shouldn't have as it was a doddle and we arrived an hour early and caught the 8.00am ferry instead. This is a great hotel in Victoria.

  • Stayed June 2014
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
We know that there are many choices of hotels in Victoria and we really appreciate that you chose to stay with us at the Oswego.

Yes we are located on the quieter side of the inner harbour with a very short walk to the attractions.

We are so pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and the staff.

We hope your travels find you back in Victoria and we very much hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to stay with us.

Thank you!
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Bangor, Maine
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

We liked The Oswego Hotel a lot. Very comfortable, roomy, on a quiet street, convenient parking, less than 15 minutes walk from Fairmont Empress and Inner Harbor. Good price, great bathroom, very comfortable beds. Did we tell you it was quiet? Soundproofed well and no street noise - we slept very well once the nearby float plans stopped taking off. We shared a two-bedroom unit with friends, enjoyed the common area and two bathrooms, and the views out the window were amazing. Good restaurant for a civilized breakfast, too (we didn't try it for dinner). What we call a "class joint," and one we will use again if/when we return for a longer trip to Victoria.

Room Tip: Your choice: north and east water view, or less float plane takeoff noises to the south.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your stay with us - its valued and appreciated.

We are glad that you enjoyed the hotel, service and the details that will make you come back and stay with us again.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2014

Stayed three nights here whilst visiting Vancouver Island. Beautiful and clean. Our room was large with a good bed. Having the ability to prepare a small meal and a drink was much appreciated. We were able to walk to all areas of the city, 5 mins. to the waterfront. No noise at all. Be prepared to pay for parking the car. Fresh apples and carafe of minted water by the bedside each night with turndown service was a nice touch.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Appreciate the review and that you enjoyed your stay and the little touches we do for our guests.

Look forward to welcoming you back with us again soon

Thank you!
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Only stayed one night, wish that it had been longer. We had a great room looking out to the outer harbour and beyond.Had a small balcony, just right for a glass of wine. Room was great, staff friendly and attentive and near enough(for us) to walk to downtown. Did not eat at the restaurant, however, overheard others saying that it was good. Would stay again.

Room Tip: End of the hall facing South has best
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you for staying we us and we are glad that you had an enjoyable stay.

Please come back and visit us again soon.
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Property: The Oswego Hotel
Address: Hotel 500 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 5C1, Canada
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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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