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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful old hotel in the heart of the city. We found it charming upon check in. That was before the noise started. Our room was just above street level, directly over the pub downstairs. The noise was so loud we might as well have been inside the pub! Why the staff did not warn us about this...

Thank 712luckygal
Surrey, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recently in Victoria for a concert and this hotel was the perfect location for the downtown core, and the arena for the concert. When we arrived i was impressed by location, and the look of the hotel. Very old which is cool, and under reconstruction to update things, but that wasn't a problem. Our room on the 3rd...

1Thank Brent F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for a conference next door. Smells of booze by pub downstairs. Weyerhaeuser loud at night from the pub despite desk staff saying we're far away. To top off, my car was towed from their parking lot cuz we were out one digit on the license plate, also despite make, model and color included in a 30...

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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? 😕...

3Thank Shane B
Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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 13 February 2017

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 12 February 2017 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.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
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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: $91 - $172 (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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“request a room away from the bar!!”
 of 5 bubbles 712luckygal, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“be aware of noise on weekends, not sure how it is during the week.”
 of 5 bubbles brentferg7, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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