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Swans Hotel & Brewpub
Ranked #28 of 49 Hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Austin, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Great place to stay. Would highly recommend it. Will be back.”
Reviewed 6 October 2011

Great hotel. I will be back. Loved the location.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Victoria BC
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

This was the first hotel my husband and I stayed at when we were sent to Victoria on a house-hunting trip and it quickly became our favourite. Each room is beautiful. They are all suites, have loft bedrooms with massive and comfy beds. The art is ever-changing and unbeatable. The location is exactly where you want to be and the prices are more reasonable than an overrated chain hotel. There is a great restaurant and fun bar attached and you are in the centre of everything.

The only thing I suggest as a local is to secure your vehicle and leave NOTHING out to be seen. There is a problem with theft from vehicles in our city but if you leave nothing out - you are fine. Trust me, they will break your window for a quarter. The City is safe - don't get me wrong but like any major city -- there is a certain population that has no regard for other people's things. DO NO let this deter you from staying at Swan's as it is PERFECT and we send all our out-of-town guests to this spectacular boutique hotel.

Get a walking map of downtown and be sure to take a horse & carriage ride located at the side of the Parliament buildings. Walk the harbour front and DO NOT miss taking at little green Harbour Taxi ferry to Fisherman's wharf and have the fish n' chips. In the summer, there is a new Pirate Ship for famililes that takes you in the harbour with real pirates and a show that includes the kids in costumes!

Room Tip: They were all good from what we could tell. Very quiet considering the central location.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

Our foursome of girlfriends stayed at the Swans Suite for one night when we arrived for our 5 night trip to Vancouver Island. The bar and restaurant downstairs is convenient for meals and cocktails, and we found that this hotel had some of the liveliest nightlife in Victoria. The crowd was quite a bit older than our group, but everyone was having fun. The hallways are fairly dark, as is the furniture in our living room and kitchen cupboards, but the room was clean and comfortable. We walked around downtown, enjoyed dinner and drinks, and called it a night fairly early. Depending on where your room is situated, you can get a lot of street noise. There was a guy spraying a hose on the flowers in the flower box outside our window at 5AM. Too early for that when you're on vacation! Overall a great choice for a downtown hotel.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 September 2011

My husband and I spent part of our honeymoon here. We are from Minnesota, not familiar at all with the area, and found the staff particularly helpful in recommending transportation and places to go (especially Curt!). Our suite was quite spacious and the kitchen fully stocked. We were pleasantly surprised to find we had a private outdoor patio as well. I agree with a previous review that it would've been nice to have had a bathroom on the bedroom floor, which was a minor thing. It was also nice to have newspaper service every morning, as well as a pub and liquor shop attached. We loved it and loved the central location as well.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

My husband and I stayed at Swans Suite for two days. Our suite was fabulous, kitchen and living room on first floor, lofted bedroom on 2nd. I only wished we had need for a full kitchen, but we opted to eat out instead (I highly recommend nearby Kim's Vietnamese Restaurant at 748 Johnson Street). Only thing I'd change was that the bathroom was on the first floor; I would have preferred to have it upstairs, off the bedroom. That was a minor issue. The studio was very spacious, both upstairs and down) and we just loved the location of the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

This was our first stay at the Swan. When we arrived the lobby was ok but very small and nothing special, the hallway leading to our room seemed small and dark and provided a bit of foreboding. But when we got to the rooms they were great. Large, original art work, clean, great bathrooms - all in all very nice. Staff was friendly and we really liked the neighborhood. Tons of small restaurants within a few blocks from the hotel. I prefer this to being right on the inner harbor where you tend to have to walk a long ways to get to the restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Delft, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2011

Very nice suite on two levels, with little kitchen. Stayed 2 nights here with our boys.
Bar and restaurant in the same building are great. Live music every night and value for money food.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Swans Hotel & Brewpub
Address: 506 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N6, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Business Hotel in Victoria
#24 Family Hotel in Victoria
#26 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Swans Hotel & Brewpub 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Swans Hotel & Brewpub offers 30 unique and comfortable suites and is conveniently located in the heart of historic "Old Town" Victoria. We are a short walking distance to downtown's Inner Harbour, museums, galleries, events, entertainment, shopping and much more. ... more   less 
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