Victoria Travel Guide

Sleep

There are a number of areas to stay in Victoria with the most popular location being downtown. Other options include Sidney, the West Shore and the Upper Harbour district.

Budget
Blue Ridge Inns3110 Douglas StreetPhone: +1 250-388-4345Tollfree: +1-800-997-6797Fax: +1 250-388-7613Pretty wide range of pricing, from $70 a night for a single bed to $500+ a week for deluxe cabins. Quaint rooms, but they have coffee makers, and you can request rooms with microwaves and fridges.
Comfort Hotel & Conference Centre3020 Blanshard StreetPhone: +1 250-382-4400Price: $85Free parking, hot breakfast and Internet. Fitness room, sauna and jacuzzi.
HI-Victoria Hostel516 Yates StreetPhone: +1 250 385-4511Tollfree: +1 888 883-0099Fax: +1 250-385-3232Price: Dorms from $20/member, $24/non-members. Private rooms from $57.75/members, $65.75/non-membersA bit institutional, but a good location otherwise. 24 or 44 people in a dorm. Private rooms also available. Internet access, free wifi, laundry, luggage storage, and lockers offered.
Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites345 Quebec Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 1W4Phone: +1 250-385-2405Price: $85Downtown, 196 guestrooms, ocean and mountain views.
Ocean Island Inn791 Pandora Ave.Phone: +1 250 385-1788 or 1 888 888-4180Price: Shared dormitory-style rooms (4-6 people in a room) $19-$27/night; Private hotel-style rooms $28-$78/nightOpen 24/7. Weekly and biweekly rates available. There are also discounted monthly rates from October to May. Accommodations are comfortable and this place definitely has character (and an all-ages licensed caf). Lots of rooms info and online booking on their website. Cheapest budget hotel downtown, free wireless internet in every room, and an internet caf with computers that even have Skype.
Travellers' Inn1850 Douglas St.Phone: +1 -888-872-8355Price: $50-100One of a chain of nine budget hotels in the area, closest to the inner harbour.
The Turtle Refuge1608 Quadra StPhone: +1 250 386-4471Fax: +1 250 386-4471Price: $14 for a dorm bed a night to $35 singlesFree coffee every morning, linens are provided, free wireless internet, Laundry facilities, etc. Pretty standard, located in a very small house just outside of downtown (about a five minute walk). If you are looking for a cheap and fun place to crash, this is about as good as you can get.
UVic HousingPhone: +1 250 721-8395Accommodation is available at Craigdarroch House for $60 (including cafeteria breakfast). Most suitable for those visiting the University. In the summer the University dorm rooms are available for $44-55, or a 4 bedroom unit in the cluster housing for $160.
Victoria Travelodge229 Gorge Road EastPhone: +1 -800-578-7878, +1 250 388-6611Fax: +1 250 388-4153In the heart of Victoria along the Gorge Waterway, rates starting at $69 per night with free internet and free parking. Pets are welcome and kids under 18 stay free. Rooms with kitchens are available.
Mid-range
Abbeylee Guesthouse255 Government StPhone: +1-888-831-5660 (US & Canada toll-free)Fax: +1 250 389-2857Price: $79-$199/nightA quiet elegant 1892 Victorian gingerbread masterpiece in historical James Bay, 3 doors away from the Emily Carr house. Antiques and modern comforts, gourmet breakfasts. Alternate tel +1-250-370-1469. skype: abbeyleeryan.
Ambrosia Victoria Historic B&B522 Quadra StPhone: +1 877 262-7672Price: $125-$255Ambrosia Victoria bed and breakfast is a historic 1897 heritage home.
Best Western Carlton Plaza642 Johnson StPhone: +1-800-663-7241Price: $89-$179Featuring free internet and complimentary bicycle rental.
Best Western Plus Inner Harbour Hotel412 Quebec StPhone: +1 250 384-5122Tollfree: +1 888 383-2378Fax: +1 250 384-5113Price: $99-$699Complimentary continental breakfast buffet and covered parking. Outdoor seasonal heated pool, indoor whirlpool, sauna, steam room, and fitness room. Rooms are spacious, and each has a balcony or patio, some with a partial view of the harbour. Free wired and wireless internet access and tea/coffee maker are included.
Birds of a Feather206 Portsmouth DrPhone: +1 800 730-4790Price: $140+Bed and Breakfast Waterfront Accommodation with free parking.
Dashwood Manor Bed and Breakfast1 Cook StPhone: +1-800-667-5517Beside historic Beacon Hill Park. Eleven ocean view rooms, some with fireplaces and double Jacuzzis. Full breakfast. Free off-street parking. The style and elegance of an old-world and gracious home. Monthly and weekly rates available.
The Embassy Inn520 Menzies StPhone: +1 250 382-8161Tollfree: +1 800 268-8161Price: Starts at $89 plus taxesAn inner harbour hotel, offering a wide variety of rooms and suites available at your request. Free parking and wireless internet included in your booking.
Fairholme Manor B&B638 Rockland PlacePhone: +1 -877-511-3322Price: $145-$325A Victorian mansion.
Gazebo Bed and Breakfast5460 Old W Saanich RdPhone: +1 -877-211-2387Price: $145-210Country manor house near the Butchart Gardens. Quiet central location with secluded cottage and elegant rooms.
Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites4670 Elk Lake DrPhone: +1 250 704-4656Price: $109-248Clean, comfortable rooms.
Huntingdon Hotel & Suites330 Quebec StPhone: +1 -800-663-7557Price: $100-250Good location on the south side of the Inner Harbour. Slightly faded rooms with British character.
Marketa's Bed and Breakfast239 Superior St.Phone: 1 250 384-9844Price: $90-$140Edwardian heritage home serves continental breakfast.
Ocean Island Suites143 Government StPhone: +1 250 385-1788Tollfree: +1 888 888-4180Price: Starts at $95/nightIndividually designed and decorated bright character suites. In quiet and historic James Bay, one block from Beacon Hill Park. Fully-equipped kitchens, queen sized beds, spacious garden/deck, private entrance, TV/DVD, laundry facilities, free parking, free wireless internet.
Quality Inn Downtown Victoria850 Blanshard StreetPhone: +1 250-385-6787Meeting & banquet fascilities, pet friendly, on site restaurant, heated indoor swimming pool, free WIFI, fitness room, free local phone, kitchenette available, jacuzzi suites, executive suites
Queen Victoria Hotel655 DouglasPrice: $100-200
Ramada Victoria Hotel123 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC, Canada, V9A 1L1Phone: +1 250-386-1422Price: $69-$199Meeting & banquest rooms, business center, seasonal pool, complimentary internet, free parking, kitchenette suites, pet friendly
Victoria Harborwalk Bed & Breakfast Suite427 Heather StPhone: +1 250 294-9985Price: $108-148A popular private character suite in James Bay just behind the Legislative Buildings and the Royal BC Museum.
Splurge
Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe45 Songhees RdPhone: +1 800 667-4677Price: $130-$350A nice hotel, with charming staff and a slightly modern feel to it. Beautiful harbor views and lovely harbor-side dining.
The Empress Hotel721 Government StPhone: +1 250 384-8111Price: $350-500Victoria's grand old hotel and most famous luxury hotel, designed in the same Edwardian style as many former Canadian Pacific Hotels such as Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City.
Fisher House Victoria Bed and Breakfast333 Simcoe StPhone: +1 250 386-6252Tollfree: +1-877-386-6252Fax: +1 250 386-6254Price: Winter (Oct 1May 1) $75100, high season (May 2Sept 30) $110-150Comfortable, quiet accommodations in a boutique setting.
Hotel Grand Pacific463 Belleville StPhone: +1 250 386 0450Price: $175-$350Every room has a private balcony and cable TV.
Laurel Point Inn680 Montreal StPhone: +1 250 386-8721Price: $250-450A nice hotel with a subtle Oriental feel to it. All rooms have a view over the harbour area. Free taxi vouchers sufficient to get you to The Bay shopping centre are a nice touch.
The Magnolia Hotel & Spa623 Courtney StPhone: +1 877 624-6654Price: $149-$499The Magnolia is a boutique hotel, infused with European elegance.
Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour728 Humboldt StPhone: +1 250 480-3800Price: $150-$500A newer building.

source: Wikivoyage

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