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1175 Beach Drive, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 2N2 Canada
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#5 of 45 hotels in Victoria
2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Recognized as the #1 Top Hotel in Canada and #19 Top Hotel in the World by the Condé Nast 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards, the Oak Bay Beach Hotel is nestled on the shores of the Pacific Ocean near Victoria, BC, overlooking the Salish Sea and offering breathtaking ocean views of snow-capped Mount Baker in the distance. Just minutes away from the quaint boutique shops, cafes and galleries of Oak Bay Village, the hotel is known for world-class services such as the award-winning Boathouse Spa, The Snug (19+), heated seaside mineral pools (exclusive to guests 16 years and older), fine dining and more. Our well- appointed guest rooms and suites offer complimentary self-parking, Nespresso Coffee and customized K’Pure hand sanitizer in the room upon arrival and include large spa-inspired bathrooms. Have confidence in our care, knowing every detail has been thought through so we can continue to provide our guests with a safe and special vantage point from which to experience the best of the Pacific Northwest. Onsite adventure activities, private dining options, catering & conference facilities and event planning also available. Each stay includes: Underground parking (fee may apply), WiFi, local telephone calls, full access to our heated seaside mineral pools, eucalyptus-infused steam room and fitness studio, complimentary bottled water and custom hand sanitizer upon arrival, and more.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Valet parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycle tours
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Pool view
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Bay View
Residential Neighbourhood
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English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 2 more
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Kewarner wrote a review Jan. 2023
Parksville, Canada98 contributions48 helpful votes
Aside from the obvious, a lovely mineral pool and two whirlpool spas perched on the cliffs of Oak Bay with views to the extraordinary, the stand out at Oak Bay Beach Hotel is the the service. From the Ambassador’s greeting at your car, to the front desk, to the exceptional service in The Dining Room, The Snug, Faro’s, and the mineral pools, the consistency of top level service at this hotel is unparalleled. Every member of the staff greeted you with such sincere warmth that you cannot help but feel appreciated and welcome. And that, on top of some of the best food one could possibly enjoy in one location - albeit three restaurants. We had expectations when we chose Oak Bay Beach Hotel - clearly they have a goal of exceeding expectations at every turn. They did that well!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Laura R wrote a review Apr. 2022
Toronto, Canada278 contributions169 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
After a wonderful two nights stay, there is not doubt as to why the hotel is so highly rated in Canada and globally. It has been the best experience I’ve had at a hotel of this calibre. Everyone on staff who we engaged with was friendly, helpful and competent. Exceptional and friendly service without pretension. The food in both The Snug pub and the Dining Room is outstanding. The rooms are well appointed and gloriously comfortable beds. We spent almost two full hours in the mineral pools which was a treat after a crisp morning waterfront run. Highly recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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AlbertaChristiegirl wrote a review Jan. 2023
Calgary, Canada2226 contributions1096 helpful votes
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel last week. The staff were welcoming, friendly and professional, especially Dillon Carfoot, Chef Concierge. Our 2nd floor room was comfortable, cozy and quiet. There were events in the David Foster Theater both Friday & Saturday nights but the music ended at 11:00 pm which we thought was reasonable. The hotel was doing a refresh of the Snug Pub so it was temporarily relocated to the main lobby area during our stay. We did have the opportunity to have breakfast by the window one morning which was lovely. An easy walk to downtown Oak Bay, we enjoyed visiting the local shops and services in town, as well as the prime location allows for both residential or beach walks from right out the front door of the hotel. We did miss the free shuttle to downtown Victoria, hopefully that will be up and running again soon. Guests have unlimited use of the mineral pools and we took full advantage of that. We also enjoyed a couples massage at the Boathouse Spa one day (fantastic deep tissue by Mary & Heather). It does get noticeably busier on the weekends with groups of guests using the spa. We will continue to return to Oak Bay Beach Hotel in the future.
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Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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David R wrote a review Jan. 2023
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A little out of the way, but that could be a good thing! It is a relaxing spa resort after all. The fireplace, heated bathroom floors, and in room tub were awesome. The mineral pools and spas were a unique experience, with a view of the water! You will love it here :)
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Goude2015 wrote a review Dec. 2022
Zarra, Spain69 contributions25 helpful votes
The best hotel I have ever stayed in. Rooms where large bright and airy well equipped we had a fantastic view from our balcony. The hot tubs and spa swimming pool were brilliant as were the robes and towels we had. The restaurants were good and a good choice of things on the menu. Staff were brilliant and could not do enough for you. The freebies in the bedroom were great the hand sanitizer smelt fantastic and the face mask was good. Would go there again in a heart beat. Loved the whole island.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Dianne Morris wrote a review Dec. 2022
Vancouver Island, Canada2 contributions
The Oak Bay Beach Hotel never disappoints. From check in to check out its perfection at its finest. Love the bath tub that opens up to our room, cozy fireplace, the bed and pillow are like sleeping on a cloud. This is our 5th time staying here, and we will be back again soon. Had a couples spa, and it was beyond fantastic. We had dinner and breakfast in the Snug, I highly recommend the lemon ricotta pancakes ( Delish ). The dinner was equally as good. The service is impeccable, they are very attentive to your needs. The pool was fabulous, and an extra perk was pool side service in Oct for drinks delivered to your deck chair. Can hardly wait for our next weekend away at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book early so you won't be disappointed.
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Kaarina40 wrote a review Dec. 2022
Victoria, Canada22 contributions14 helpful votes
We booked online, turns out it was a ‘third’ party, we booked a room for our pupper to come with us. Once arriving, we were told the room did not allow dogs. So we were forced to upgrade to a room that was $200 more a night, as these are the only rooms that allow dogs. Room/View was amazing! Very very windy so the pools were closed. We enjoyed room service, went to The Snug for drinks later in the evening, all lovely the Winter Citrus drink was incredible! The crab cakes were the best I have ever had. We enjoyed the tub in the room, though we could not get the tub to drain. We did spill water, dropped dog water dish, upon cleaning it with the closest towel, the towel was absolutely filthy, we did not wear our shoes in the room, thank gawd we didn’t have white socks on. As well there was dog poop, had been there for some time, in our patio. We sent an email telling them the above, we received a phone call from hotel stating they do a deep clean once a month!? Whaaaaat??? Washing the floor is ‘deep cleaning’?! They refunded us $200 for cleanliness issues.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Shane Gould, Other at Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Responded Dec. 17, 2022
Dear Kaarina40, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Though I was glad you enjoyed our seaside location, beautiful views, and our many Food & Beverage offerings, I was disheartened to learn that the balance of your stay was not to the high standard we hold ourselves to. We take great pride in the presentation of our guest rooms and do sincerely apologize for the inattentive housekeeping services you received during your stay with us. As a token of goodwill, our Manager on Duty did remove your $200 upgrade fee. Nonetheless, I can assure you, and the TripAdvisor community, all floors are washed daily with further room deep cleaning scheduled monthly. I regret if our Manager on Duty misinterpreted this in any way. All rooms bookable via a third-party websites are listed as non-pet friendly. We only allow our 12 exclusive dog friendly ocean view terrace rooms to be bookable directly on our website or with one of our experienced in-house reservation team members. Please visit our website for further information or by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-668-7758. Despite some of the shortcomings, we are glad you were able to take away pleasant memories of your stay. If I can be of any assistance during a future stay, please feel free to contact me directly. With appreciation, Shane Gould Hotel Operations Manager 250-940-0301 sgould@oakbaybeachhotel.com
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Carmelle N wrote a review Nov. 2022
Victoria2 contributions
My niece and I just spent an overnight At the Oak Bay Beach Hotel and it was just superb. We had a very enjoyable room with a magnificent view. We spent a whole afternoon at the spa which left us feeling relaxed and happy. The Faro is the best pizza we ever ate and the salads are gorgeous. We had breakfast at the pub. The mineral pools are delightful. The staff bends backwards to make your stay enjoyable. I highly recommend this hotel. It’s the place to be.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Leslie wrote a review Nov. 2022
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This hotel is incredible. Food is excellent in both restaurants, lobby, hotel rooms and spa are so beautiful. Pool and hot tubs near the ocean are amazing. Landscaping and design outside hotel leading down to ocean is very well thought out. Plenty of free parking underground.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: 3rd floor oceanside rooms have great views!
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Lady G wrote a review Nov. 2022
New Brunswick, Canada128 contributions64 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay at Oak Bay Beach Hotel. We were going to stay here for our honeymoon a few years ago but there was a change of plan. This hotel has stayed on my radar since then and I am so pleased we finally stayed here. Everything was well-thought out, and more than once I was reminded of "Our Best" that the hotel prides itself on. Room: we saved some money by booking a residential view instead of ocean view as we were mostly going to be in our room after dark anyway and we planned to use the pools. The room was very nice, well decorated, with seating areas - this is a big thing for me, like, I don't want to just sit on a bed the whole time I'm staying somewhere, though the bed was definitely comfortable - and there was a kitchenette even though we weren't in a suite. There was a small balcony, which I'm sure would be great in an ocean view room, but we didn't use it due to privacy as our room was facing the hotel's entrance. Pools: Everything was great at the hotel, but the pools are a definite highlight. I usually like to be out exploring all day when I'm on vacation, but made an exception here and blocked off an afternoon just to lounge and use the pools. They had great views of the ocean. It was busy, but we were able to get seats and have a few drinks. It was sunny out and the temperature was above-seasonal; it was the perfect use of such a beautiful day. Staff: The staff here were great, Everyone we interacted with was professional and pleasant. We were on a two-week trip with only carry-on bags, so had to be selective in what clothes we packed - we didn't look like our best, but we were never treated as less-than. The hotel called the night before to ask when we expected to check-in to ensure our room would be ready. We ended up arriving a bit earlier than we said and the gentleman at the desk was very apologetic that our room wasn't ready, obviously not their fault as we were early, and was able to put us into a different room. We also booked the car service to go to dinner downtown. The concierge who drove us, Thomas, was phenomenal, a true asset to the team for sure. We did not eat here as we had so many other restaurants that we wanted to try in Victoria, but I do wish that we could have at least gone for "Aperitivo Hour" at Faro. Next time!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Oak Bay Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Axe and Grind (5.1 km), The Pedaler (5.5 km), and Russell Books (4.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Oak Bay Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Oak Bay Beach Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Oak Bay Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Oak Bay Beach Hotel?
Yes, secured parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Oak Bay Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Roux Patisserie, Legislative Dining Room, and Saveur Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Oak Bay Beach Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Oak Bay Beach Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Oak Bay Beach Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Oak Bay Beach Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Oak Bay Beach Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Oak Bay Beach Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, and Vietnamese.