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The Oswego Hotel
Ranked #5 of 49 Hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Surrey, Canada
2 reviews
“A big thumbs up”
Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Walking distance to attractions & grocery store to make the most of the well equipped kitchen. The hotel staff could not be faulted they were friendly, polite and very helpful. We also had our dog with us who was also very welcome with his own treats, bed and walking map. Would recommend this hotel and stay again.

Stayed August 2014
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Thank you for staying with us and appreciate the positive comments about the service and team

We welcome pets in designated rooms and again we appreciate that all family members enjoyed your stay with us.

We hope that when your travels bring you back to Victoria that you come and stay with us again.
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Victoria, BC
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is the second time that we have stayed at this gem of a hotel. We are residents in Victoria and sometimes love being tourists in our own hometown. Since it was Symphony Splash last evening, we decided to avoid all the parking issues and challenges with driving home through the crowds...what a great idea!
Check in was smooth and our one-bedroom suite delightful. As many have already said, the suites have a full kitchen with everything a person would need (full fridge, dishwasher, French Press). Although a full fridge was not necessary for us, we did like having a place to put our chilled bottle of wine.
As others have said, no air conditioning. But, nice cool breeze when we opened the doors to our deck, so not a problem. Victoria rarely gets warm enough for air conditioning, so this recent hot spell is quite unusual. Cool evening breezes make up for no AC.
The hotel is a one block walk to Belleville Street which takes you straight into the inner harbor (another two blocks), so a very easy stroll to the Empress Hotel, Museum, Parliament Buildings and dozens of great restaurants.
We loved the little touches like the carafes of water by our bedsides when we returned in the evening. Each carafe had a mint leaf in the water ... much appreciated!
Will stay again when we want an evening in the heart of Victoria!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Wow - what a review - its positive and appreciative of all elements of your stay with us. I will pass on your comments to the team.

We recognize that there are many choices of hotels in Victoria, we appreciate that you chose us. We look forward to welcoming you back to stay in the not to distant future.

Thank you!
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is our second year at the Oswego Hotel. We travel as a famly with a 4 year old and biked there both years. They have fantastic bike storage and the location is perfect for walking to the common attractions in Victoria. The 1-bedroom suites with clean lines are luxe and large, with incredible separated shower and bath-tub, not to mention everything you need in the kitchen. Most of all, the service is incredibly friendly and we really appreciate that. I would go to the Oswego every time we go to Victoria.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
What a great way to travel to stay with us. We appreciate you as our guests and know that there are many choices of hotels to stay at in Victoria so we are pleased you keep coming back to us.

We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon......with the bikes

Thank you!
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Irvine, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2014

We booked the hotel via Clipper's vacation. When we booked, the hotel was ranked the 5th. Now, as I wright this review, it had dropped to 7th! We had a 1 BR Suite which was too big for us! Room had a large frig, a range and even a dishwasher. The frig made a starring noise as if some on is knocking on the door, whenever it turned itself on!It was a better fit for a family of 3 or 4 stay. Hotel was clean and we really did not have any interaction with staff other than the check-in and check-out time.

Room Tip: Try floors higher than 7 for any resemblance of a view. They have 10 floors.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
We are glad that you enjoyed the hotel and location.

Our temperature in Victoria does not normally warrant air conditioning however, we have had an unusually hot summer this year and the rooms have been warmer. Suites do have fans and the windows which open and this does cool down the suites a lot.

We look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us in the near future.

Thank you!
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our two night stay here. We have an 18 month old daughter, so it was nice to have a one bedroom and FULL kitchen! Our daughter had he bedroom with a crib/playpen (and she slept through both nights!) while my husband and I slept on the pullout couch, which was comfortable enough. Kitchen great, bathroom great, location great - it was pretty quiet, and close enough to walk where we liked. Will stay here again the next time we visit victoria! PS the food was delicious!!

  • Stayed July 2014
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. We appreciate you staying with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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49 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2014

large rooms, very clean, lots of extras, nice bar area and comfortable sofa areas for drinks and appts.
close to the harbour and other attractions such as shopping, restaurants
The staff was friendly and very helpful.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Thank you!

Appreciate that you took the time to post a positive review about your stay. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your vacation with us.

Come back and stay with us again soon!
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St. Paul MN
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had our family of four in a 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit in the top floor (lovely upgrade!). This is a first class property in a fabulous location. We did get a car for part of our visit to see some other areas of the island, but it would not be needed. The unit was beautiful, new and contemporary. The front desk staff was fantastic with helping with taxis, tours and tips. Highly recommend!

Room Tip: The top floor 2 bedroom suites have views of both directions and a HUGE outdoor deck!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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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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