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The Strathcona Hotel

919 Douglas St | British Columbia, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2C2, Canada
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  • 2 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 4 days ago
The heart of the downtown action
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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...

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Buderim, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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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 1 week ago

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.

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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 2 weeks ago 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...

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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.

Port Angeles, Washington
Reviewed 5 December 2016

If you're going to stay at the Strathcona, you've got to understand that its big allure is the location and price. It's barely a few minutes walk from the ferry, various shuttle pick ups, and we could see the Royal BC museum from our room. It was a great place while we were out and about being touristy during the...

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

Hccfl8, Thank you for taking time to write this very detailed and thoughtful review. Reasonable price for a great downtown Victoria location is what we are all about. I will be talking to maintenance and housekeeping today regarding the windows.

Tacoma, Washington
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Helpful staff; older rooms but with modern amenities; some rooms are noisy - can request "quiet" room; walking distance to all inner harbor sights/activities; close to public bus stop. Great restaurants and shopping nearby. Good pubs/restaurants in hotel.

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

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

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Stayed here a few weeks ago as the there was a great deal on rooms and I needed a quick get away from Vancouver. Staff was VERY nice. The building is cool and old.... not fancy; if that is what you want this is not for you. If you want walking distance to everything, a very cute old fashioned room,...

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

Raincitysenorita, Great staff, great location, great value, thank you for your review about the Strathcona Hotel and wonderful downtown Victoria. We hope to see you again soon.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

My friend & I stayed here last weekend for 1 night (a Saturday). We had come to see an exhibit at the Royal BC Museum. I have to say the location is great. We took public transit from the ferry terminal & the stop was a block away. It was also only 10 min by foot to the Royal BC...

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

Eevers, Thank you for your review. Your notes about our location and transit will be very helpful to future travelers. The Royal BC Museum is truly a treasure in downtown Victoria and is a must see when visiting. We hope you visit us again soon.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $77 - $135 (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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Also Known As:
Strathcona Hotel Victoria
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Victoria
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“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
“We asked for quiet rooms they were fine…”
 of 5 bubbles ourlass2016, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Great for a 2-3 day visit if all you want is a room and no great luxury.”
 of 5 bubbles 366patp, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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