Very short 2 block drive from the Moho Ferry (vehicle transport ferry from Washington state) to... See full review
An extensive traveler now living in FL
May 17, 2009
Welcome to The Oswego Hotel, in BCs capital city of Victoria. Located in the residential neighbourhood of James Bay, the Oswego is just two blocks from the Inner Harbour and the magnificent Legislative Buildings. The downtown core is a 5-minute walk away, making the hotel convenient for both business and pleasure.
The Oswego Hotel is unique in its design, offering an eclectic mix of rugged West Coast and contemporary design. The hotel boasts a Bistro & Bar on the ground floor space. As well, the stunning Pacific Great Room welcomes both international and local travelers. Guests can enjoy all the amenities of an elegant boutique hotel, and because each spacious suite has a full kitchen with sitting area and internet access, The Oswego Hotel is also perfect for longer stays and snowbirds seeking a home away from home. Victoria is located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island and is known for its temperate climate and natural beauty. The Oswego Hotel...a sophisticated boutique hotel for cosmopolitan travelers, in the beautiful city of Victoria.
The Oswego Hotel consists of 16 studios, 49 one bedroom and 15 two bedroom suites, all with queen beds and many with additional sofa beds. All rooms come complete with full service kitchens and bathrooms and comfortable living spaces.
In-Suite Features & Amenities:
Large windows for plenty of natural light and views of the harbour, the domes of the Legislature, the Olympic Mountains, and city lights
Fully equipped kitchen including stainless steel appliances, slate floor, granite countertops and granite backsplash Indulgent bathrooms with custom spa products, mood lighting, robes, slippers, and plush towels
Satellite television, and internet access
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-Separate bedroom with a queen size bed. -A sofa bed and a balcony. City views
No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Female executive rooms
24 hour security
Coffee maker in room
Audio visual equipment
AM/FM alarm clock
Electronic door locks
International direct dial
Sprinklers in rooms
The Oswego Bar Bistro
Tapas with a westcoast flair
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz
Very short 2 block drive from the Moho Ferry (vehicle transport ferry from Washington state) to this ultra clean hotel. We (3 adults and 2 infants) stayed in a 2 bedroom suite. Short 5 minute walk to Parliament Building, Inner Harbor and the start
of tourist shopping area.
Front desk staff was cordial but not useful for identifying things not to miss or good non-tourist restaurants (may have been college students??). Skip this hotel's restaurant (most every guest did) and try the downtown ones. Recommendation: Exit hotel, walk 1 block towards the water, and eat at the restaurant on the right side of the street (their Sea Bass is awesome).
Best way to describe the hotel is super clean and quiet but with zero personality. Didn't see very many guests during our entire stay. Fitness Center was empty... My guess is others stayed at the Empress Hotel or one of the others closer to the downtown section of Victoria that have history and architecture personality to them or the very inexpensive ones east of downtown shopping area.
Don't miss the bell tower near the museum that plays music each hour (gift from the Dutch queen), and the totem pole park behind the museum. Tourist shopping is above average for a cruise line stop and extends to a Chinatown section (easy walk from hotel).
Note: the cruise ships come in Thursdays so skip the downtown shopping and drive north on the island to see the neighborhoods and coastlines... This island is very beautiful when you get away from the tourist areas.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
Stay away from shopping areas when the multiple Cruise lines come into port on Thursdays. Very overcrowded.