Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel
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Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel

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4.5
#17 of 42 hotels in Victoria
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
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At the Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel you're sure to find that little something extra. With our modern amenities and thoughtful design, the Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel will stand out among other hotels in Victoria,BC. For the business traveler, a spacious work desk and free internet access are included in all our guest rooms to ensure you don't miss a beat while you're away from the office. For extended stays, each room provides a convenient in-room mini fridge that is ideal for drinks and snacks. We also have an in-house fitness room, so you can keep up your workout routine while you're on the road. As always, the Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel will provide you with the superior customer service that you are used to at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Salon
Baggage storage
Wifi
Vending machine
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Location

642 Johnson St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1M6 Canada
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Victoria Intl Airport
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Y7033WNdarrenr wrote a review June 2023
Burnaby, Canada6 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Always enjoy staying right in the heart of Victoria at the Best Western Carlton hotel, so close to many amenities. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable of the area and go out of their way to make guests comfortable.
My latest trip I encountered vehicle problems with a flat tire, which our hotel staff assisted in getting repaired. They went out of their way to fix the problem and make my trip less stressful.
Great hotel, wonderful staff and accommodations are perfect.
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Date of stay: June 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Chris Watson, General Manager at Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel
Responded 17 July 2023
Thank you very much for the kind, 5 star review. We really appreciate the comments toward our attentiveness under challenging circumstances.
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Disneylovers2000 wrote a review Feb 2020
Canada177 contributions40 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is right downtown and within walking distance to so many things. We had a great stay and would stay again. Rooms were so roomy, so great to stretch out after long days of walking and sight seeing. We had a kitchenette which included a large fridge! Our room faced the back of the hotel and had minimal noise. My parents room faced street side and it was a bit noisier. If you are a light sleeper, request a room on the backside. Room was very clean and newly renovated. Bedding and towels were very clean. Keurig coffee maker in room as well as service for 4 with a kettle and toaster as well. Shampoo, conditioner, hand soap and lotion were all in larger bottles hanging
from the wall. There isn't any breakfast offered but there is a restaurant for breakfast and lunch.
The only negative we could find with this room was that the air/heat was super noisy and clunky. We turned it off at night so that we could sleep.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from ChrisWatson27, General Manager at Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Thank you to the reviewer for such a kind and informative review. We are very excited about our newly refreshed rooms. We will take a look and replace the air conditioner.
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amybud2020 wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My stay here in January was great! I came for a week long yoga course, which was right around the corner from this hotel (great location!). Walking distance to so many good restaurants and coffee shops, and of course the yoga studio I was training at. It would have been nice to have room service available in the hotel for breakfast while I was getting ready each morning, but I skipped breakfast instead. The staff were very friendly and helpful and were always checking in to make sure my stay was good. The only two downsides to my stay were that they were finishing up construction in the front lobby for most of my stay which meant that we had to keep going in and out of the little side door and part of the front lobby was barricaded, you could also hear some noise during the day; and second, the heater/air conditioner in the bedroom is noisy when it kicks on and off which meant not good sleeps for me.
I very much recommend this hotel still because of the great location, great service, and great price. The beds were also very comfy and the room is very quiet when the heater is off.
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Elsa M, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel
Responded 14 Feb 2020
Thank you Amy for staying with us, and for taking the time to share your experience! We're happy to have helped you have a great time in downtown Victoria. Thank you very much for your kind words towards our staff members, and for your feedback on the in-room ventilation and the services at the Ruby. We're also happy to report that our lobby work has completed, and we hope you'll come back again soon to see the improvements!
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M H wrote a review June 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The service at from initial booking to check out as excellent.
My booking initially had some questions which I called the call center service. They answered it in very helpful ways which led to me staying at the location.
The room itself was a bit small but had everything I needed and advertised. Toilet was tiny as well as bathroom. Room cleaning and towel service is on demand due to company being more eco friendly. There was no delay in getting towel service if needed.
The customer service was excellent. I had questions on bus schedule and it was answered very well and really helped me to to where I need to go on time.
When I checked out I left a personal item and got a text message form the hotel. This is something I would never expect from a hotel in my city.
The location is a bit negative due to being next to street where the homeless lives on the street. Make it a challenge to to go out after 5PM. Some of homeless are clearly mentally ill. Screaming for no reason.
As a visitor for pleasure I may chose the Best Western near the harbor instead and pay the extra cost.
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Chris Watson, General Manager at Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel
Responded 29 June 2022
Thank you for the very kind, informative review. Certainly the entire city, if not the entire west coast of North America has its challenges with the unhoused population, many of which are mentally ill. That said, they appear a bit more concerning than reality. As someone that lives, works and plays in the downtown area, I do not feel it is a safety concern.
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Equinox71 wrote a review July 2020
Vancouver, Canada135 contributions82 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for four nights and had a great stay. The location is very central and thus easy to walk to not only anywhere downtown, but even some of the other neighbourhoods like James Bay and Rockland. The staff couldn't have been more welcoming and the room was comfortable and had everything we need for a relaxing stay. Unfortunately the only parking option is the pricey valet option but given the premium downtown location, I suppose somewhat understandable. Overall had a great stay.
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Date of stay: July 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Chris Watson, General Manager at Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel
Responded 28 July 2020
Thank you Equinox for such kind comments about our wonderful team. Victoria is an incredibly walkable, bikeable city and we are as centrally located as one can be. As we are set in an urban setting, our convenient valet service at a rate of $25 per night. There are less costly option nearby, but they come with the discomfort of navigating busy streets. When on vacation or navigating business meeting, we find our guests appreciate the ease of a valet service.
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Jerry B wrote a review Mar 2022
11 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Located only a 10-minute walk from most restaurants, bars, and attractions in the harbour area was the reason we chose to stay here. The attentive staff, clean rooms, and classy appearance of the hotel itself is why we will go back. The valet service (extra fee) was particularly appreciated, as parking in this part of Victoria can be tricky, especially at the height of tourist season. This would have been a 5-star review if we didn't wake up early each day to (presumably) garbage trucks or delivery vehicles outside our window. The location of our room (west side of the building, lower floor) probably contributed to this more than anything else. A higher floor, or one on the south or north sides (which is the majority of the hotel) would likely result in quieter mornings.
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Date of stay: March 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Chris Watson, General Manager at Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel
Responded 19 Apr 2022
Thank you Cupofjoe for your very informative review, we sincerely appreciate your continued patronage. Our valet parking takes the stress out of parking in an urban location. We can certainly appreciate that our property is susceptible to urban noise, such as morning waste haulers.
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kosmo1968 wrote a review Sept 2020
north of the 49th193 contributions66 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at this hotel with 2 rooms with another family. Rooms were clean and nice bonus to have a window that could open! We found no issues with housekeeping and the hotel was implementing full Covid19 measures. Central as it's right downtown close to everything. Valet parking is offered but I would comment that the valet parking spot is not at the hotel. You can drop the car off close to the front however there is a bit of a wait to get it back.
Staff are very accommodating and polite. No dinner option available at restaurant at the hotel; breakfast and lunch only
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Date of stay: September 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms off the front street side I think are more quiet.
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Response from Chris Watson, General Manager at Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel
Responded 3 Oct 2020
Thank you Kosmo for such a kind response. Being the most urban location of Vancouver Island, we are happy to take stress out of driving by including our valet service. We park cars in one of two locations - both gated overnight. We have a small lot right around the corner of the hotel, however most vehicles are parked one block away. Due to the one way streets, and the location the car may be parked in, retrieval takes between 1 minute and 15 minutes. We always ask for the latter to be safe. Guest can conveniently request for their car by dialing 0 on their room phone, texting us through our concierge service, or pre scheduling the vehicle. Chris Watson General Manager
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Mitchell E wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked our stay via Clipper Vacations and honestly could not be happier with our choice. The hotel is very nice, updated, and the service has been impeccable. I cannot believe the level of service and quality we’ve received for the price paid, but it’s certainly a great value. The location is also very convenient and centrally located near food, entertainment, shopping, etc. For anyone looking to stay somewhere for a reasonable price where quality is not sacrificed, look no further.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Elsa M, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel
Responded 13 Jan 2020
Thank you 630mitchelle for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your experience! We deeply appreciate your very kind words towards the service provided by our dedicated staff members, and are happy to here we could help make your stay in downtown Victoria a success. We hope you'll come back and stay with us again in the future!
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jwarren11 wrote a review July 2021
Sooke, Canada9 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room was clean and well spaced. We mentioned that it was our anniversary and the front desk brought us up a complimentary bottle of wine and some macarons. We were worried about the location as it has been a bit sketchy lately downtown Victoria but we were pleasantly surprised. The shower had great water pressure too.
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Chris Watson, General Manager at Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel
Responded 17 Nov 2021
Congratulations Jwarren on your anniversary, we are so happy to learn you and your spouse chose our property for such a special day. I am happy to hear our team was able to add a little extra to make your stay the best it could be. Although it is true that the City of Victoria has its challenges with the unhoused population, the experience on the ground is not diminished. Don't be scared of the headlines.
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Lubiere wrote a review Nov 2021
Ottawa, Canada4,806 contributions251 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked via BW for about 125$ per night (tax included) for 4 nights.

Arrived very late (1h30AM) and check in was smooth and friendly. Was provide a room on 4th floor, with 2 double beds, fully appointed kitchenette with stove and fridge, microwave, toaster, keurig coffee maker (got pods everyday). sofa, big LCD TV (which i plugged my Roku in), good wifi....a super room for a longer stay.

Did some shopping at nearby market, and got bread, margarine, and other goodies, which i prepared for breakfast in my kitchenette. There are plenty of dining options nearby and this place is close to Chinatown and to some good craft beer places.

I rented a e-bike and stored it in my room; they do have bike racks in the garage, but felt it was safer to bring bike in room. Did not use parking.

There is a small gym on premise with decent equipment and weights.

A real good place!
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Chris Watson, General Manager at Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel
Responded 4 Dec 2021
Thank you Luc for this informative review. We are so glad you enjoyed your 4 night stay at the property.
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Hokenson asked a question Feb 2020
La Mesa, California204 contributions65 helpful votes
Are there in room safes?
Vancouver, Canada72 contributions7 helpful votes
Yes there are safes in the suites.
Answer from Sluggo16
London, Canada114 contributions54 helpful votes
I would say $5 is cool. Yes Canadian is best. I suppose you might be able to add it to the bill and ask them to forward it.
Ashleigh R asked a question July 2019
Salmon Arm, Canada4 contributions
What the cost for valet parking
Answer from shelleys38
Airdrie, Canada12 contributions
I think it was $11-$12/day. Which is pretty good considering the cost to park in downtown Victoria
Answer from KPNEAustin
Austin, Texas89 contributions31 helpful votes
Rubys...but open at breakfast time...not open all the time.,,not part of the hotel service (ie; no room service).....good breakfast, very nice staff. Fortunately, there are a dozen decent places within a 5 minute walk
Kevin C wrote a tip Yesterday
Hong Kong, China65 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It offers complimentary coffee n hot chocolate post 12 noon to all in house guests. Ruby’s has ver good bfast & brunch."
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intertravel29 wrote a tip 6 May
123 contributions19 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay elsewhere. Nightclub will keep you up all night. "
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Bohemian_me84 wrote a tip 2 May
Calgary, Canada1,958 contribution166 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Grocery store two blocks away . Liquor store just behind on the other side , bus that takes you to ferry remjnal Just on the corner ."
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Greg B wrote a tip Apr 2024
Calgary, Canada2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not book here on points Or request a certain room It will go on deaf ears"
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Kadefremont wrote a tip Apr 2024
11 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Amazing location, park your car cause everything you would want is walking distance!"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$239 - AU$409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western victoria, victoria best western
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandVictoria Capital Regional DistrictVictoriaDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
103
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Axe and Grind (0.4 km), Russell Books (0.4 km), and Government Street (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a fitness centre, and a business centre.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Block Kitchen + Bar, Finn's, and IL Terrazzo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (0.8 km), Craigdarroch Castle (1.7 km), and Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada (0.7 km).
Is Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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