Victoria BC Hotels: Simplify your search for Victoria BC Lodging starting with these award-winning hotels, mid-range hotels and hostels.
From historic B&B mansions to waterfront hotels to the world-famous Empress Hotel to very basic hostels, there is something for everyone to choose from.
This page presents Victoria BC hotels and hostels of varying price points.
The Fairmont Empress Hotel
721 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5, Canada
The Empress is an historic landmark in Victoria's Inner Harbour. The hotel itself opened on January 20, 1908 and has since, with consummate elegance, hosted the wealthy and famous, amidst many thousands of regular folk.
In 1965 this "heart and soul of Victoria" was under threat of demolition due to its age and condition. After the public voiced its opinion, the decision was instead made to embark upon a massive renovation project. And indeed, subsequent renovations have recently been completed.
906 McClure Ave., Victoria, BC
This boutique bed-and-three-course-breakfast hotel is for adults only (above age 13). This Victoria BC hotel is located three blocks from downtown and the Inner Harbour. The historic 1930's Tudor building is a heritage property, beautiful, but no elevators. Average $250-$400 CAD/night/2 people (approx. $203-$325 USD)
Magnolia Hotel & Spa
623 Courtney St., Victoria, BC
Boutique hotel in downtown Victoria, two blocks from the Inner Harbour. A mix of traditional and contemporary, the guest rooms in this Victoria BC hotel have been recently updated. Treat yourself to a massage and more at The Spa Magnolia. The on-site restaurant offers meals with a Mediterranean spin, with the Cicchetti Bar offering tapas, wine and cocktails. Magnolia has been ranked #10 in the world with Conde Nast business travelers. Average $300-$450 CAD per night for 2 people - (approx. $243-$325 USD)
Oak Bay Beach Hotel
1175 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC
Stunning waterfront location near the village of Oak Bay on the east side of Victoria. This is an upscale, nightly turn-down-service type of luxury hotel with full-service spa at the Boathouse Spa & Baths. Also offered are three dining choices: The Dining Room, the Snug Pub, and Kate's Cafe.
Average $230-$460/night/2 people (approx. $187-$373 USD)
There are many, many more highly ranked hotels in Victoria that are wonderful, reasonably priced and in good locations. Here are a few good values:
520 Menzies St., Victoria, BC
Located near the Inner Harbour, just a little south of the Parliament Buildings. Priced under $200CAD ($160 USD) per night for two people with free hot breakfast.
Royal Scot Hotel & Suites
425 Quebec St., Victoria, BC
844-913-7905 / 800-663-7515
Located about one block from the Inner Harbour, within walking distance to all the downtown attractions, restaurants, pubs and shopping. Accommodations include standard guest suite; studio and one or two bedroom suites which come with kitchens. Johnny's Restaurant is located next to the lobby for a quick and easy bite. Standard guest suites run under $200 CAD (approx. $162 USD); larger suites under $300 CAD (approx. $244 USD).
Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
740 Burdett Ave., Victoria, BC
Located in the heart of downtown Victoria, close to all the great restaurants, shops, pubs and other attractions. There is also a restaurant and lounge on site. Standard guest room available for under $200 CAD (approx. $162 USD) to under $300 CAD (approx. $244 USD), for one or two bedroom suites - down duvets and fine linens included.
Huntingdon Manor Hotel
330 Quebec Street, Victoria BC Canada V8V 1W3
Step off the Coho Ferry. Walk 1/2 block to the right and then 1 block to the left. It's hard to get more convenient than this for the price (CAD$99/night), especially for a Victoria BC hotel within the Inner Harbour district.
The Gatsby Mansion is over 100 years old; the Hotel itself dates back years, however in both cases, renovations have ensured the rooms are warm and inviting. The floor in our room was wooden (or perhaps Pergo), which might have been an issue, except slippers were also provided.
919 Douglas Street, Victoria BC V8W 2C2
The Strathcona is a "Family-owned and Operated Entertainment Center," a full-service Victoria BC hotel situated downtown in a renovated gold-rush-era building. In addition to the hotel and a liquor store, the Strathcona also includes these facilities:
Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa
849 Verdier Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C5, Canada
“Victoria’s only 5-star oceanfront boutique hotel, resort and spa.”
This Victoria BC hotel is located just minutes from Butchart Gardens on the Saanich Peninsula.
Quality Inn Waddling Dog
2476 Mt. Newton Cross Roads, Saanichton, BC V8M 2B8, Canada
The Waddling Dog Inn is probably 30 minutes from Victoria on the Saanich Peninsula, but it is also only 3.9 miles (6.28 km) east of Butchart Gardens. I prowled through Butchart Gardens all afternoon, and then stayed here so I could return and enjoy the Gardens again during the quieter morning hours.
It is situated along Highway 17, and is very easy to find. This Victoria BC hotel has a rustic ambiance, and the stay was lovely. The sports-bar eatery attached to the hotel serves excellent food and craft beer.
Three hostels are located in Victoria proper. If close mingling is your thing and you're on a super-tight budget, here are these three hostels.
Ocean Island Inn Backpacker's Suites
791 Pandora Ave., Victoria, BC
Located downtown in an historic, renovated 1891 building. Walk a few blocks to Market Square and Chinatown. Apartment suites are located in a second location - a 1907 Craftsman home in the neighborhood of James Bay just a short walk to the Inner Harbour. Offers a choice of hostel type dorm style rooms, private rooms and apartment suites for a reasonable price of $30 CAD per person for a dorm room to $145 CAD, for an apartment suite (approx. $25 - $118 USD).
Hostelling International Victoria
516 Yates St., Victoria, BC
Located downtown with an easy walk to shopping, restaurants, the Inner Harbour, Royal BC Museum, and more. For single or double room rates run $29-$81CAD - (approx. $24-$66 USD).
1608 Quadra St., Victoria, BC
We're including this one as a last resort. Yes, this place is cute and funky from the outside, the stay won't break the bank, and the location is downtown. But, carefully check the reviews on this one. For shared dorm to private double room: CAD$20-$32 - (approx. USD$16-$26).
By staying in a Victoria BC hotel that is downtown, you'll have the advantage of walking to as many places as possible. But even so, there is so much to do all around the city and up into the Saanich Peninsula, if you have the time, you'll still need that car rental.
Victoria also offers terrific public transportation to get to outlying areas, like Butchart Gardens and the wineries and cider houses on the Saanich Peninsula. You can hardly miss no matter where you choose to stay.
Prices are offered in Canadian Dollars, so be sure to figure that into your costs. Get current exchange rates by googling CAD vs USD, or your country's currency.