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1175 Beach Drive, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 2N2 Canada
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 22-06-24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 46 hotels in Victoria
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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)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Valet parking
Wifi
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
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
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 )
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
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
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Radio
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
Suites
Family rooms
Pool view
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Romantic
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 2 more
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Natalie B wrote a review Aug. 11
Victoria, Canada4 contributions
Great , clean, traditional (much millwork) rooms, book with a view for a better experience. Pizza restaurant is excellent (not just pizza). Mineral pool/steam room adult oriented and relaxing. Professional staff, highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Laura R wrote a review Apr. 2022
Toronto, Canada265 contributions147 helpful votes
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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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Karin M wrote a review Aug. 10
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Just returned from a three week trip, Victoria to Calgary. Stayed at all highly rated/high end hotels along the way giving us the chance to experience many types of hotels/resorts. Spent 3 nights at Oak Bay which was clearly designed for those who want to get away and rest and relax by the pool/ocean. On this level it was 5 stars including great service from the pool area staff who were attentive and offered great information about the pool services. The room was nice although aside from the view ( ocean front) it did not offer anything special and on several aspects it did not match other places we stayed. The bathroom while pretty had little to no counter space to place toiletries etc. The room itself offered no where to unpack clothing as their was almost no drawer space other than bedside table drawers. As we were there for three nights and had clothes for our entire trip this was inconvenient and meant we had to live out of our suitcases. On this note regrettably this also is where the service did not meet our expectations of the level advertised. The room had no luggage racks ( standard in every other hotel) so our suitcases remained on the floor the first night in hopes housekeeping might notice and provided some. Unfortunately they did not, however on day two upon request 2 were provided. Additionally the room had no waste baskets, after the clean up on day 2 one appeared in the bathroom but it was odd not to have one in the main room. Regarding service I also should note that this was the only hotel in our travels that the person checking us in did not take time to point out where things were located, how to access the wifi, the need to swipe our room key in the elevator etc. We were able to figure it all out but this lack of information did detract from the welcome and was obvious when compared to other hotels in on this trip. Had this been a budget friendly hotel the lack of service, lack of luggage racks, lack of waste baskets, limited place to store items would have been acceptable. At this price point however it was a disappointment and not at the level of some other comparable hotels. I would certainly recommend it for the pool experience but suggest that if you have experienced other 5 start type resorts you might want to lower your expectations regarding the level of service you might receive here.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Ocean front essential to get the most out of this hotel.
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Debbie N wrote a review Aug. 9
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I have stayed many times at the hotel. We were celebrating our 45 th anniversary this time. From the time we stepped out of our car until the moment we were leaving the staff were absolutely amazing, So kind friendly and helpful. We spent a lot of time at the pool. The views of the mountains and ocean are breath taking. We even got to see a beautiful wedding taking place from our patio! The restaurant’s were amazing and our meals delicious. We were a party of eight and not one complaint. I highly recommend The Oak Bay Beach Hotel. You won’t be disappointed. Thank you for making our stay perfect.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Amalann wrote a review Aug. 5
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Gorgeous property in Oak Bay with amazing views. Rooms are comfortable and well appointed. Hotel has two great restaurants to choose from. And the mineral pool with bar service was very nice! Service was great from hotel staff to restaurant service, overall experience was amazing.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Shanda Mizel, Other at Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear BC2rist, Thank you for visiting the Oak Bay Beach Hotel – it was an absolute pleasure to host your stay! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Shanda Mizel Guest Relations
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Richard N wrote a review Aug. 1
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Second time for us. Great room, excellent resort location. Love the pools and Spa. We tend to dine away from the hotel - Victoria has some amazing restaurants a 20 minute cab ride away. Will be booking our third trip shortly. The hotel did an amazing job working with all the Covid health protocols both times we were there - no easy task. We’ll done. It’s at the very top of our price range so any stay is definitely a treat for us, but worth every penny. Definitely best viewed as a couples getaway - ideal for that.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Shanda Mizel, Other at Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear richardnZ4761EW, Thank you for sharing your 5-star review with the Tripadvisor community – it was an absolute pleasure to welcome you back to the Oak Bay Beach Hotel! Whether visiting for a weekend escape, romantic staycation, or corporate trip, our welcoming team is pleased to help make your stay at the OBBH a unique and unforgettable experience. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We cannot wait to welcome you back! Warm regards, Shanda Mizel Guest Relations
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Muffin wrote a review Jul. 2022
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No options at all for gluten free people. Just bread! No pasta options, pizza option. DO NOT stay in ANY room on the 2nd floor ocean view. The noise from the patio below prevents and quiet privacy at all. For the price, the value is just not there. The pool deck is too small as well.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Shane Gould, Other at Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Vancouver54, Thank you for providing us with your valued feedback surrounding your stay. Please accept my sincere apologies for not leaving you with a memorable impression. The Oak Bay Beach Hotel team work hard to impress Our Best at every opportunity; on this occasion, it appears we were unable to deliver on this promise. Our Panoramic Ocean View rooms do share the same fabulous view as the Snug Pub patio. By design, the ocean views were incorporated in as much of the architecture as the plans would allow. Given the proximity to this space, there are occasions when voices may carry beyond the patio confines. Lastly, I am sorry you missed the many gluten free offerings we offer in all our dining settings. Should you require assistance with dietary requests on a future visit, please ask any of our helpful team members. Though your experience did not meet your expectations, I hope you were able to take away some fond memories from the balance of your stay. Should you allow me the opportunity to review your experience further, I can be reached at reached at 250.940.0301, or via email at sgould@oakbaybeachhotel.com. With appreciation, Shane Gould Hotel Operations Manager 250-940-0301 sgould@oakbaybeachhotel.com
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Chris R wrote a review Jul. 2022
Stony Plain, Canada1 contribution
Thank you, thank you, thank you! The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is beyond perfection and can only be described in one word “magical”... All the staff are well trained, professional, pleasant and friendly. When I go to Heaven, I want it to be the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Ocean view offers a incredible breathtaking view that also includes mountains on the mainland.
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Response from Shanda Mizel, Other at Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear CRcyclist, Thank you for sharing your 5-star review with the Tripadvisor community – it was an absolute pleasure to welcome you to the Oak Bay Beach Hotel! As a full-service boutique hotel, we are pleased to offer our valued guests a large variety of luxurious comforts and amenities. We sincerely appreciate the kind words about our team members; our stellar team is what truly makes our property so special. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Shanda Mizel Guest Relations
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SavvyTXTraveler wrote a review Jul. 2022
Dallas, Texas2 contributions
The Oak Bay Beach Hotel's amazing rooms, grounds, ocean views, pool and mineral pools were absolutely perfect! It is an EXCEPTONAL luxury property and we received EXEMPLARY customer service from the entire dedicated hotel staff! The front desk (special call out to Brian), bell/valet staff, concierge, and the culinary team all pampered us and made our stay in Victoria the vacation of a life time!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms are AMAZING!
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Response from Shanda Mizel, Other at Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear SavvyTXTraveler, Thank you kindly for sharing your 5-star review with the TripAdvisor community. Whether visiting for a weekend escape, romantic staycation, or corporate trip, our welcoming team is pleased to help make your stay at the OBBH a unique and unforgettable experience. We are so glad our staff made a memorable impression. We will be sure to share your kind words with our Guest Service Agent Brian and our amazing front office and culinary teams. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Shanda Mizel Guest Relations
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Jacob wrote a review Jul. 2022
Jersey Shore, New Jersey2 contributions
It is not the first time I have been there, but I still got surprised every time from there excellence! quiet, relaxed, the view, the pool, the Spa - Darin was amazingly great! And above all: the service! I will definitely be there again next year!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Shanda Mizel, Other at Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jacob7613, Thank you kindly for sharing your 5-star review with the TripAdvisor community. We are so thrilled you felt relaxed and well taken care of by our talented and friendly staff. We will be sure to share your kind words regarding your Boathouse Spa treatment with Darin, and the rest of the team. We hope to be of service again soon! Shanda Mizel Guest Relations
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US$225 - US$526 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandVictoria Capital Regional DistrictVictoria
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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, Saveur Restaurant, and Legislative Dining Room.
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.