My wife and I will spend a night in Victoria on our anniversary get-away, and I'm looking for a special place to stay. I'd like to keep it under $150, but still find a lot of character, history, and romantic atmosphere. (I started to say, "find a lot of...romance", but I guess that part's up to me.:) )
We'll have a rental car, so a few miles out is okay.
From TripAdvisor reviews, the English Inn looks good, and Hotels.com has Estate Suites for $91 and Crown Suites for $118. Priceline has both Large King Room and Deluxe King Room for $99, but I don't know whether those are Estate or Crown rooms.
The Magnolia Hotel has great reviews, but looks a bit more sterile and is $197.
The Fairmont Empress has a Fairmont room, non-refundable, for $148. That would be cool since we had high tea there once 15 years ago and it seems like "the" hotel. I'm sure some will reply that it's over-rated because of that.
Oooh... A Fireplace or Foxglove room at the Abigail looks fantastic (canopy bed, wood-burning fireplace, claw foot tub)! But it's $239. :(
Maybe I need a bed and breakfast in Victoria instead. But it's getting too late. I'll research that tomorrow.
So any input on hotels?