Ratings based on 1,614 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller from Burnaby, BC

All the right features

Posted 21-Feb-2017
Pros: walking distance from tourist areas, pool/hot tub, games room, room service, kitchen
Cons: Some more kitchen conveniences and tools, ie. large bowls, baking pans
Location: Parliament, museum, whale watching, dining, Beacon Park, Antique Row, Chinatown
We were very pleased with the location in James Bay, pool and hot tub amenities, towel service, staff and kitchenette. the decor is quaint and felt homey.
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

In transit

Posted 04-Feb-2017
Arriving back on V Island for brief appt before heading back north again, turned to our trusty accomo at the Royal Scot. Price was a little higher than some advertised but worth it for the quiet location and facilities, the comfortable and spacious room. Paying extra for parking still rankles though.
4out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Mulino, Oregon

Apartment type rooms lots of space

Posted 28-Dec-2016
We have stayed at the Royal Scot about 8 times over the years, we usually get a 1 bedroom suite so there is plenty of room for 4 people and it has a full kitchen. 3 blocks from a grocery store. A block down from Parliament and walking distance all through town. A pool and hot tub after long walks and wonderful food. We will definitely stay again
4out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Seattle

Nice hotel. Reasonable stay and facilities.

Posted 27-Dec-2016
Pros: Location, staff service
Cons: Room and facilities upkeep
Location: Very close to harbor/clipper docks. 2 blocks to Empress, Royal BC museum. 1 block to government building. 5 blocks to grocery store and downtown
Hotel is within 5 mins walking distance from Clipper docks. They can even come to pick/drop in shuttle. The hotel is also within walking distance to Empress, downtown shopping district, China town, etc. Overall great location, although no view of harbor. The hotel service is very good. Staff is friendly. Room is clean. Kitchen has basic facilities - couple of utensils, few bowls, plates, cutlery, etc. No dishwasher - so you need to wash everything yourself. We had to get sugar and other basic stuff from the store (grocery store is 5-6 blocks away). Bed was reasonable, not very comfortable. But cant expect a Westin style mattress either. Sofa-bed was good enough for kids. Shuttle service is great. They drop/pick you up from most surrounding places. Pool is good. Basic gym (treadmill, elliptical, bicycle). The game room was great to entertain kids. You can even take board games/cards to your room. Only reason for 4 stars is because of chipped tub and sink in bathroom...not that it affects the stay in any way. It only reflects the upkeep of the hotel/rooms.
4out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Port Alberni, BC

Cute hotel

Posted 09-Dec-2016
Very clean and friendly hotel. While the rooms are a bit dated in decor, everything is in excellent condition and clean. Only complaint would be that the limit on blankets, so we were cold. Thicker quilt or several more blankets would be recommended. Overall we had a fantastic stay.
4out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Vernon, BC

Close to downtown

Posted 29-Nov-2016
Pros: Quiet area; close to parliament; close to lights parade.
Cons: Provide equal pricing for all. Next time we will wait for the last day.
Location: Museum, Imax, parliament, harbour, sea walk.
Disappointed in not getting the reduced price - by $28.00 per night!!!
4out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Vancouver BC

Easy access to harbor and shops.

Posted 27-Nov-2016
Very good- non pretentious, lovely building, well maintained. Staff very efficient and helpful throughout. Restaurant is clean and comfortable and well staffed. Hotel is great value.
4out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

great James Bay location

Posted 25-Nov-2016
A quaint hotel for a relaxing weekend. One block off James Bay, excellent for walking to the downtown area and sea wall.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 23-Nov-2016 on Hotels
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Great location & clean...

Posted 21-Nov-2016 on Hotels
it is in need of updating but it is clean and a great location!!