Ratings based on 1,071 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.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Great location

Posted 03-Feb-2016
Pros: Location is great and so is the restaurant.
Cons: Needs an elevator and a workout room would also help.
Location: Very close to downtown Victoria and within easy walking distance of the Museum/IMAX, provincial legislature, and the marina.
This is an old hotel and does not have elevators so it would be a challenge for anyone having physical limitations. It has an excellent location close to downtown and the restaurant is very popular with the locals because it has great meals. Overall we enjoyed our three day stay at the Bayshore.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Calgary, Ab

Excellent hotel with lots of charm

Posted 03-Feb-2016
This hotel is well worth a visit. Stayed for 4 nights. It is full of charm and in an excellent location. The staff is great and the restaurant is very good. Would stay here again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Nanaimo

Comfortable hotel close to town.

Posted 31-Jan-2016
Pros: Very clean.
Cons: Coffee pot in the room would be nice,
Location: Close to IMAX and inner harbor.
Nice lobby. Walking distant to shopping and attractions,
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Convenient for our 4 night stay

Posted 30-Jan-2016
Pros: Quietness
Location: Access to Beacon Hill Park
Welcomed the free parking and enjoyed many meals in the dining room.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from ottawa canada

read me first

Posted 27-Jan-2016
Pros: the character.
Cons: lots of stuff, but it wouldn't be the same place.
Location: Sightseeing, Museums, Harbours, shopping, land/water/air tours
first of all I loved it, but: no A/C (I was there in February didn't miss it). Rooms were too hot but you could regulate the temperature by opening windows. Oh yeah - no elevator! Really more European "pensione" than hotel. hot water radiators older hardware. But I loved it. Older building full of character smack dab in the middle of one of the beautiful areas of on of the beautiful cities. I would stay there again in an instant - extended stay, no problem! On a business trip you might want to avoid it, but as a tourist you don't want to miss it.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from B.C.

Hotel rating is misleading

Posted 26-Jan-2016
Couldn't change channels on TV because the Shaw box is behind the TV against the wall. Hotel and decor is dated....... Not what I was expecting considering the rating and the nice photos Definitely not a 4
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 23-Jan-2016
quaint little place. very handy location
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from seattle WA

its an ok inn

Posted 27-Dec-2015
More of a 2-star instead of 3-star. Bathroom is very small and has no venting fan. No coffee maker /hair dyer available in room.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Olympia, WA

Smell the roses!

Posted 25-Nov-2015
Pros: It was exactly as I expected, in a quiet neighborhood.
Cons: Get rid of the pot pourri smell that permeates the lobby and 2nd floor.
The hotel is charming. In keeping with the quaint decor, the lobby area was heavily perfumed with a pot pourri scent of old English garden roses. The problem was the smell was overpowering! I could still smell it in my room on the 2nd floor. Anyone with fragrance sensitivities, allergies, or asthma will not survive in that toxic cloud of knock-you-over rose-smell. It was choking, to say the least.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Cozy, stylish

Posted 24-Nov-2015
The only complaint I have is that the room was rather small. It's close to downtown, the wharf, and beacon park. Beautiful decor and a classic style that actually felt luxurious.