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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Stayed Oct 29th, 2016. Liked the location downtown to take advantage of the Halloween parties. The bathroom was tiny but the worse part was smashing my ankle on the metal bedframe that stuck out past the single bed. When I told the front desk they said thanks for letting me know but no apologies or sign of any concern for...

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

Heidi, Thank you for your comments. Please contact me directly so I can talk to you about your stay. With thanks Joel. 250 383-7137

Whitby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I had been staying with friends further up the island, we stayed at hotel before I left for UK .lovely old hotel . helpful staff and comfortable room. Handy to sightsee. Museum really a must see 10.minute walk.

Thank ourlass2016
Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Ourlass, Thank you for your review. Yes the Royal British Columbia Museum is a must see while in Victoria.

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Hotel ideally located in relation to the venue of the boxing event. However in retrospect so were several others in the same price range. Room was not large but clean and comfortable. Was originally had an adjoining room but now blocked by what appeared to be heavy wood, maybe plywood and any next to that talking, was a bit noticeable....

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

Frank. thank you for your review. I will be talking to housekeeping today.

Reviewed 25 October 2016

Called as we were taking the Ferry over, wanted to stay a week but only had Two nights, but said they would do there best for us and they did, stayed the week. Would stay here again no problem, nothing fancy but very clean and friendly. Didn't have to start the car all week we could walk. Was Great !!

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

Flo, Very pleased we were able to keep you here for a full week. We hope to see you again soon so you can enjoy more of beautiful Victoria.

Sunshine Coast, Canada
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Nice old hotel, right downtown 4 or 5 bars and restaurants. We were here to watch the Bluejays loose their last chance. In the sports bar, we filled out a ticket to win a baseball jersey, but after waiting an hour, for the entertainment ticket lady, gave up and went next door to eat. The 3rd presidential debate was coming...

Thank Reggie44
Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Reggie, Thank you for your review. Sorry about the debate being hard to watch in the pub. A perfect storm, Canadian football, Blue Jays, Cubs vs the Dodgers and the debate. We are know for our sports viewing so the debate was on the back burner. We did have the Demarcates Abroad Association book our banquet space for the debate...

Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights & thought it was a lovely spot. Great price - for the area. Very handy location close to the harbour & downtown Victoria. We had a queen room & private bathroom which was adequate for our needs. Clean and tidy. Lovely views toward the harbour with afternoon sun streaming in. Breakfast was included -...

Thank jok419
Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Jok, Thank you for taking time to review the Strathcona Hotel. Your comments will be very helpful for future visitors. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for the Victoria Marathon. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are well appointed, comfortable and look freshly renovated. They serve a very nice breakfast in the resterauntsh there are several restaurants as part of the hotel. Close to shopping and downtown attractions.

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

Chuck, Thank you for your review. As a note to future travelers we continue to update the property but not all rooms have been updated.

Opglabbeek, Belgium
Reviewed 3 October 2016

great hotel middle of downtown all in walking distance, shops restaurants, the fairmont Hotel great to visit inside, china town, etc.... you can spent more than 2 days to see all. a lot of tourists but very nice destination.

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

AFR, Thank you for your review. I a very pleased you enjoyed our beautiful city and I hope you return soon so you can explore more of Victoria and Vancouver Island.

Saginaw, Texas
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This was a nice hotel at a good rate. It is an old hotel that is located in downtown Victoria. The staff was very helpful and the building was well maintained. The room reminded me of a hotel in New York City.

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

David, Thank you for your review. Comparing us to a New York hotel was delightful.

Invermere, Canada
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a portion of our honeymoon thinking it would be a beautiful hotel in the perfect location. However, the hotel felt dirty, there is no air conditioning, just a window that slides open that does NOT have a screen, and the bath tub had mould in it. Not impressed and would never stay again or recommend to anyone....

Thank morgno

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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 - $173 (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.”
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