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Perfect location for walking to everything downtown. Great restaurant attached to hotel. Nice to have breakfast there. Room was pretty small but comfortable.

Liked the breakfast included, ran out of toilet paper as we were getting ready in the morning and approaching checkout time

We stayed at the Strathcona for 2 nights in June 2019. It's an old, distinguished hotel situated very close to Victoria's Inner Harbor (about 2 blocks from the Empress Hotel) on the waterfront and within easy walking distance of the older parts of the city and Chinatown. There are many restaurants and pubs downstairs and close by. The rooms have high ceilings and large windows. Our bathroom was small and there is one elevator, but the staff were friendly, and we loved this place.

great customer service! the room clean and comfortable.

I love the place and location. Unfortunately, I was given a room by the elevator, which I didn’t think would be a problem on a Thursday, but it went all night with drunk, screaming people shouting down the hall and alot of young partiers per room. Then the construction workers started early across the hall. That was expected since I booked through Orbtiz though. So, great place, people, food if you want to be up all night but not if your older and/or have a job.

Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice continental breakfast. Best deal altogether.

First time in Victoria and we loved the hotel and the staff are so helpful. We will definitely stay there again

Centrally located.Staff was helpful . The included breakfast was adequate. I will return to this hotel.

Centrally located, near all downtown destinations, but the property is old. They take good care of it, and have upgraded a number of features, such as heavy doors with electronic locks. The elevator is adequate. We expected a room with at least one queen bed, but the room had two doubles. The bathroom featured a full tub, with an old showerhead. The best feature of this somewhat historic establishment is its location -- not on Government Street, where all the tourists and noise are found, but a block away. There is a breakfast, but it is definitely a "continental" style, with fruit, juices, toast, pastries, yogurt and cereal.

Good location, spacious room, adequate breakfast, efficient check-in

Staff very pleasant and helpful. Rooms are very basic and dated. The hotel is adjacent to 3 bars and a disco, making it very loud on the weekends.

Great. Perfect location. Serve tea coffee water at the lobby. Super convenient

We only stayed for one night but we had a great time. I like how it was close to everything so it made it easy to walk around the town. I also enjoyed the “hillbilly bar” that’s attached to the hotel.

Lobby is kind of tight. Room seems very clean though no coffee maker whatsoever. We could not get a cup of hot water easily except go all the way down stair to the lobby where there is a pot of coffee and a pot of hot water. They are available, though seems very inconvenient. The breakfast was Okay, not hot stuff except a toaster where you could toast your own bagel or bread. That's more or less expected for a 3 star hotel except when I check out, I wanted the them to use a different credit card which has no foreign transaction fees. They were Okay except one stuff came over & whispered to the guy who was handling my credit card saying "charge first, if comes through, then cancel her previous holding card." I realized that they are treating me as if I am a thief trying to use a fake card or something. That was a terrible experience! When I said:"Come'on, don't treat me like that!", that guy never apologized to me, just try to laugh as if it was a joke. It's NOT!

Staff was accommodating, room very clean, appreciated the fan

We were placed in a room after traveling all day which had a concrete wall as our window view. Since we hungry and tired we just let it go, as we figured they put us in the least desirable room because we booked on a discounted site. Also my husband hates when I ask to change rooms as he finds it a bother. Also our room was right adjacent to the ice machine which was quite noisy when in use. Second night we has extremely loud neighbors. While drying my hair the bathroom lights went out and never came back on. Our portable fan made a rickety rack sound so we had that switched out.

Very clean room with nice amenities (fridge, microwave, kettle, dishes), large and comfortable space. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Good location. Got a quiet room at back of hotel.

919 Douglas Street Victoria BC

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to British Columbia Parliament Building and Victoria Harbour
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Downtown Victoria, Strathcona Hotel is next to popular attractions like Victoria Bug Zoo and Greater Victoria Public Library. This 69-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a nightclub.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at The Sticky Wicket, the hotel's onsite restaurant.


Rooms

A TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, free newspapers, and a safe.


Property features

At Strathcona Hotel, guests have access to a nightclub, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is offered for CAD 10.00 per night. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with concierge services and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and free newspapers.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Queen Premium

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Strathcona Hotel

Everyone (12) Couples (3) Family (2)
5
Families

Perfect location for walking to everything downtown. Great restaurant attached to hotel. Nice to have breakfast there. Room was pretty small but comfortable.

By on Oct 8, 2019

4
Partner Couples

Liked the breakfast included, ran out of toilet paper as we were getting ready in the morning and approaching checkout time

By on Sep 28, 2019

5
Partner Couples

We stayed at the Strathcona for 2 nights in June 2019. It's an old, distinguished hotel situated very close to Victoria's Inner Harbor (about 2 blocks from the Empress Hotel) on the waterfront and within easy walking distance of the older parts of the city and Chinatown. There are many restaurants and pubs downstairs and close by. The rooms have high ceilings and large windows. Our bathroom was small and there is one elevator, but the staff were friendly, and we loved this place.

By , from Boston, Mass on Jun 9, 2019

4
Families

great customer service! the room clean and comfortable.

By on May 31, 2019

4
Everyone

I love the place and location. Unfortunately, I was given a room by the elevator, which I didn’t think would be a problem on a Thursday, but it went all night with drunk, screaming people shouting down the hall and alot of young partiers per room. Then the construction workers started early across the hall. That was expected since I booked through Orbtiz though. So, great place, people, food if you want to be up all night but not if your older and/or have a job.

By , from Seattle, WA on Dec 9, 2018

5
Everyone

Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice continental breakfast. Best deal altogether.

By on Dec 7, 2018

5
Everyone

First time in Victoria and we loved the hotel and the staff are so helpful. We will definitely stay there again

By , from Washington on Nov 26, 2018

4
Everyone

Centrally located.Staff was helpful . The included breakfast was adequate. I will return to this hotel.

By , from Prince George, B.C. on Nov 7, 2018

3
Everyone

Centrally located, near all downtown destinations, but the property is old. They take good care of it, and have upgraded a number of features, such as heavy doors with electronic locks. The elevator is adequate. We expected a room with at least one queen bed, but the room had two doubles. The bathroom featured a full tub, with an old showerhead. The best feature of this somewhat historic establishment is its location -- not on Government Street, where all the tourists and noise are found, but a block away. There is a breakfast, but it is definitely a "continental" style, with fruit, juices, toast, pastries, yogurt and cereal.

By , from Santa Rosa, CA on Sep 13, 2018

5
Everyone

Good location, spacious room, adequate breakfast, efficient check-in

By on Jun 24, 2018

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