Ratings based on 891 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Welling, Alberta

Old character hotel short walk to waterfront

Posted 29-Jun-2015
This old hotel goes out of its way to maintain it's historic charm. It has cool antiqe furniture and funky patterned carpets over creaky floors. It is a short walk outside the hustle and bussel of the touristy waterfront. You pass by older Victorian homes on the walk which makes it all that much more quaint. The room was clean and comfortable and had the old style hot and cold ribbing shower. Ice cold lemon water or coffee in the lobby added a nice touch.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Wonderful friendly staff

Posted 29-Jun-2015
I had a very pleasant stay at this hotel. The location was excellent and the rate was very reasonable. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. They made the stay a real pleasure. Only one small quibble -- the strong smell of potpourri in the lobby and the hallways is completely unnecessary and not pleasant at all.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Quaint and comfortable

Posted 25-Jun-2015
We loved the charm of this older hotel. It was very clean and the office staff were very kind and helpful. The building is older so you can feel a slope of the building which we actually found kind of funny. You can definitely tell it is an older hotel but it is very clean and had a lot of charm. We preferred a genuine,older hotel while visitng Victoria rather than the larger, chain type. I would stay here again. :)
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Edmonton

Basic but pleasant hotel

Posted 22-Jun-2015
Pros: Location
Location: Parliament buildings, inner harbour, Beacon Hill Park
This hotel is in what may have been a rooming house or possibly a large mansion in James Bay in the middle of a residential district. It is 4 blocks from the Parliament Buildings and 2 blocks from Beacon Hill Park. It has been restored quite nicely and has a nice lobby and also a veranda on the second floor. The room I stayed in was small and basic. It was clean and comfortable. There was only a shower. Parking and Wifi are free. There is a pub and restaurant on site. Despite this I found it very quiet.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from australia

Quaint and friendly staff. Great location

Posted 19-Jun-2015
Pros: Staff helpful. Clean and welcoming. Good restaurant and pub. Close to harbour and attractions.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Harbour, BC museum, empress hotel and parliament building ten minute walk. Downtown 20 minute walk. Safe to walk alone during evening hours.
Only 3 floors. No lifts. However this is a minor detail. This place is quaint and lovely. Staff great. Restaurant and pub serve good food at reasonable prices. Close to everything and yet so quiet at night. Great for sleeping. Fresh air in rooms. Being able to open windows is a plus. Harbour is ten minute walk. What a find for the price!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from North Van

Not for seniors or any with walking difficulty.

Posted 18-Jun-2015
Pros: It was clean and had a good location,
Cons: About 35 steps from outside to second floor room. Needs an elevator.
Location: Location good.
Clean, comfortable bed, but room is very basic. Many steep stairs and surprisingly no elevator at all. Pub located in basement of hotel.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Salt Lake City, Utah

Close to downtown

Posted 15-Jun-2015
The only inconvenient is there is not air conditioning but over all it is a great hotel with a great pub.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 15-Jun-2015
Pros: Good mattress.
Cons: Needs air conditioning.
Location: Very good location.
Pleasant experience and a close walk to the Empress and other sightseeing locations,
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 14-Jun-2015
Excellent staff, very clean. I would try to get a little larger room there next time.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Very nice hotel with plenty of character good loca

Posted 11-Jun-2015
Pros: I liked fact it is attached to a pub.
Location: close to legislature, great
I enjoyed my stay and found the hotel to be in a great location and worth the trip by bus to get there.