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“excellent value, great location”
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Victorian Hotel
Ranked #39 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“excellent value, great location”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We stayed in a standard king room with a private bathroom across the hall. The room was comfortable and very clean, with an excellent bed with fabulous bedding. Despite facing Homer Street the room was quiet (with the windows closed), and we slept well.
The room, as with much of the hotel, is full of character; instead of bland Ikea-style furnishings in the room we had an eclectic mix of old furnishings.
The hotel is in a great location, just a short walk to the Downtown shops and the bars and restaurants of Central
A basic but tasty breakfast was offered, fresh french bread, cereal, juice and coffee.
Both check-in and check-out were handled so quickly and efficiently that it left me flabbergasted as to why it ever needs to take as long as it does at every single other hotel I have stayed at.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brian M, General Manager at Victorian Hotel, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Thank you so very much for your comments and we are delighted you found everything to your liking. With all due respect to Ikea, we love being anything but. Thanks again and safe travels.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Stayed two nights before Alaskan Cruise. Room was small but very clean. 3 Bathrooms on our floor were immaculate. No elevator, so be prepared for very European like small hotel experience.
Staff was very friendly and helpful, Breakfast was good. Fantastic fresh croissants as good as we've had in France.
Location was within walking distance to Waterfront station connecting to Airport, and surrounding city. Walking distance to Canada Place and Gas Town. Would stay there again,

Room Tip: 3rd floor can be warm in summer.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brian M, General Manager at Victorian Hotel, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Dear Hyvapoika, thanks so much for your cheery review and we look forward to your next visit.
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East Islip, New York
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Great stay with a nice breakfast.. Very good location.. Easy access to public transportation.. We had a king room with a street view.. Very comfortable and quiet at night.. Lobby with a lovely chandelier ...in a city with every high end and economy hotel to choose from,The Victorian has something for everyone with charm as a bonus!

Room Tip: We loved the king suite.. Large room, overlooking the street .. Bay windows with window seats
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brian M, General Manager at Victorian Hotel, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
What a GEM of a review! Thank you so very much Lynnf54. Hope to see you again soon.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We were here for 4 nights on a quick whirlwind tour of Vancouver en route to Toronto. This is in a great location, being at the edge of Gastown, and a quick walk to major tourist attractions and Yaletown.

Despite paying for the Superior King Room, the room was quite small and we suspect there was a mix up and we were given the Standard King instead. Given that we had already unpacked most of our bags, we didn't want to move rooms, so, just stayed put.

The room itself whilst small is comfortable - good bed & pillows. Lack of an individualised thermostat was an issue as we had several warm nights which necessitated leaving the windows open for fresh cool air, which subsequently highlighted another problem. Being on the 1st floor (1 floor up from reception), there was a lot of traffic and passer-by noise, into the early hours of the morning every night (one disadvantage of being close to Gastown I guess), which we found quite disruptive to sleep.

Breakfast was basic, but adequate given the price point. Staff were a mixed lot - some friendly and helpful, whilst others were perfunctory.

Having said all that, this remains a charming little boutique establishment that could be great if all the small issues are addressed.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brian M, General Manager at Victorian Hotel, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Boutiquetraveller, thank you for choosing to stay with us and for your helpful comments. Sorry to hear you may have been given the wrong room type, as that would have been a pretty easy fix. It's great to hear that you took advantage of our location for your 4 day "whirlwind tour" and I trust you enjoyed the city. Please look us up again on your next trip.
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Ponce Inlet, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We stayed here for two nights in the family suite. We had three double beds with bathroom. It was on the back alley with three large windows that could be opened. 6 adults (3 couples-all related) fit comfortably. The front desk was very helpful with lunch reservations, ice when asked for, extra towels and calling for a taxi. Continental breakfast was fruit, Greek yogurt, croissants, coffee, cereal and tea. We highly recommend this hotel, close to the cruise port and in Gastown.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Brian M, General Manager at Victorian Hotel, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Well thank you very much for your kind words Bettysac. "A family that cruises together, stays together". Or something like that. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again.
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

My wife was attending a Chemistry conference in Vancouver for 5 days. I tagged along and we added a few days before and after to sight see. We stayed at the Victorian for 10 days.

We found the Victorian clean with really comfortable beds. The staff were very friendly and the location was excellent: 5 to 30 minute walk from Stanley Park, Gastown, Convention Centre, Waterfront skytrain station.

The complimentary breakfast was simple but tasty and filling, and since we were a five minute walk from Gastown there were lots of restaurants to choose from.

As per other reviews, there was maintenance work going on while we were there, but they were very careful to work during the day so noise was not a problem.

Room Tip: We were in room 211 which had a private bathroom.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brian M, General Manager at Victorian Hotel, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Many thanks Wulinuchem. It was a pleasure having all the chemists and their significant "tag-a-longs" with us for almost the entire week. It sounds like you got the best of the convention, in a fashion, and we sure look forward to seeing you on your next swing through Vancouver.
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

I found the Staff to be great. They were helpful and pleasant, in dealing with several different people, they were all a joy. The place itself, our room had a vintage feel, complete with a hardwood floor. The shared bathrooms were being renovated. The ones that were already complete, were super modern. Probably the fanciest bathroom I've ever showered in. I'm not complaining. The hotel itself was very noisy though. The front doors were all wonky, and every time someone came in or out, they would close hard, creating a slam noise. The in and out of the people in the rooms around you could be easily (and annoyingly) be heard as well. The breakfast provided was underwhelming. Greek yogurt, fruit, bread and coffee. I expected a few more options. On a final note, although the location was centralized and easy to access public transportation (or even walk), it is on the outskirts of Chinatown which is where an overwhelming amount of drug addicts reside. Although we were never pestered by them, it's something to think about.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Brian M, General Manager at Victorian Hotel, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Many thanks for your review Megan S. I must say your opinion of our shared washrooms is high praise indeed.
For the uninitiated, these new facilities are for the private use of those staying in our economy rooms. 3 separate, men's and women's washrooms are shared by no more than 8 rooms so rarely does one ever have to wait. In addition, all the economy rooms have their own sinks, full mirrors hairdryers and bath robes.
As for the front door, the timing of your comments are amazing. It has been replaced today, putting a happy end to the "Grand Slam".
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Property: Victorian Hotel
Address: 514 Homer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2V6, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Gastown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #39 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Victorian Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, discover the Victorian Hotel-a newly renovated boutique-style property housed in a beautiful brick Victorian era building dating back to 1898. Once inside,guests are transported to the 21st century with 47 beautifully appointed guest rooms designed to create a truly alternative hotel experience.The location is at the nexus of 3 distinct neighborhoods. Historic Gastown,trendy Yaletown and the brand new development of Coal Harbour next to the Convention Centre, are all within walking distance.The shopping district of Robson street and the entertainment sector of Granville are also just minutes away. Waterfront Sky Train station and Roger's Arena are both approximately 5 minute walks from the hotel. ... more   less 
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