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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This has to be the worst hotel I have ever seen. Upon my first arrival the out side of the building is a very old heritage building, with homeless people begging for change right outside the front doors. Going upstairs to see our room, we found the room in a disgusting state with God knows what on the headboard? 😕...

1Thank Shane B
Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would say that the best part about this hotel was its location-right in the middle of downtown. Other than that, I would probably never stay there again. Our room was pretty gross, as it seemed like it had never been cleaned. During your stay, nobody will clean your room. They will give you some new water glasses, but that's...

Thank Megan N
Ladner, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at this centrally located older hotel. The front desk staff are very efficient and friendly. The daily continental breakfast which is included in the price of the room, is a great way to start your day. They serve waffles, muffins, toast,cereal, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruits, juice and tea/coffee. We stayed on the 5th floor, our...

Thank Morag V
Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Morag, Thank you for your review. Your comments will be helpful for travelers visiting our beautiful city.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Appearance was great, very clean. Beds were comfy, but not the softest. Pillows were my fav part of the stay. I love my pillows, and the more pillows the merrier. Would recommend it, especially for downtown.

Thank Jennifer K
Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Jennifer, Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 22 January 2017

On the 1st night of my stay, at the Strathcona, there was banging and other noises as if someone was repairing plumbing. I was about to complain when the noise ceased. (This was at 11:10pm). I then had a relatively good sleep, but overslept, so wasn't up as early as I'd planned re the noise late into the night. The...

Thank Daphne G
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 20 January 2017

If you really want to stay right in the heart of the city, this is the place. The hotel has the greatest selection of bars/restaurants in the whole city - right in the ground floor. But everything else is right nearby. Stay here and you are walking distance of everything. Front desk staff are friendly and very efficient.

Thank vichockeyfan
Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Vichpckeyfan, Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 19 January 2017

Obviously, at $70 a night, you shouldn't expect the lap of luxury. But that being said, the Strathcona is a very good hotel for the price. Some Pros and Cons that may or may not be important to you in your decision making: Pros: -hotel is very charming, and the rooms are basic but clean -staff very helpful and friendly...

2Thank Ozbackpacker1199
Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Ozbackpacker, Thank you for your very detailed review. Your comments will be very helpful for other guest visiting Vitoria.

Buderim, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Central location, friendly staff, easy access, very comfortable room and downstairs bar/restaurant all combined to make this a great place to stay whilst in Victoria. Easy to walk to a range of sites and to link in with public transport.

Thank Brendan H
Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Brendan, Thank you for your review. Your comments will be helpful for future travelers visiting our beautiful city.

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2017

stayed here for 3 nights. In a great location right in centre of town walking distance to everything and close to the bus from the ferry from Vancouver. Room was well priced excellent size. The onsite pub and restaurant were good and would be happy to stay here again.

Thank Inkylegs
Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Inkylegs, Thank you taking time to review our property. Location and value is what we are all about. We hope to see you again soon.

Leiden, Nederland
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The people from the hotel were very helpfull and really nice, they gave good advise. The breakfast was great and had a lot of choice. The rooms were nice, especially the bath. Good wifi. Not expensive. We even came back for diner in their pub with Christmas while all the restaurants in town were closed and their food was good...

Thank yaelvdkommer
Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Yaelvdkommer, Thank you for the kind words. Your review will be very helpful for future travelers.

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Rooftop Surf Club
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, American, Canadian
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Strathcona Hotel is located ion the heart of downtown Victoria within walking distance of the Empress Hotel and Victoria Conference Centre, Royal BC Museum, Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour and downtown shopping. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Strathcona Hotel

Address: 919 Douglas St | British Columbia, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2C2, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range: $83 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Strathcona Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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“Get a room far away from the bar!”
 of 5 bubbles 808megann, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an upper room, on the quiet side away from the elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles MoragV_13, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No quiet rooms that I could determine.”
 of 5 bubbles 397daphneg, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Request upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles jzytravler, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were in 518. It was quiet enough but the killer bed frame ruined it!!”
 of 5 bubbles 773heidir, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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