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Buderim, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Central location, friendly staff, easy access, very comfortable room and downstairs bar/restaurant all combined to make this a great place to stay whilst in Victoria. Easy to walk to a range of sites and to link in with public transport.

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

stayed here for 3 nights. In a great location right in centre of town walking distance to everything and close to the bus from the ferry from Vancouver. Room was well priced excellent size. The onsite pub and restaurant were good and would be happy to stay here again.

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Leiden, Nederland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The people from the hotel were very helpfull and really nice, they gave good advise. The breakfast was great and had a lot of choice. The rooms were nice, especially the bath. Good wifi. Not expensive. We even came back for diner in their pub with Christmas while all the restaurants in town were closed and their food was good...

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Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Yaelvdkommer, Thank you for the kind words. Your review will be very helpful for future travelers.

Port Angeles, Washington
Reviewed 6 December 2016

If you're going to stay at the Strathcona, you've got to understand that its big allure is the location and price. It's barely a few minutes walk from the ferry, various shuttle pick ups, and we could see the Royal BC museum from our room. It was a great place while we were out and about being touristy during the...

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Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Hccfl8, Thank you for taking time to write this very detailed and thoughtful review. Reasonable price for a great downtown Victoria location is what we are all about. I will be talking to maintenance and housekeeping today regarding the windows.

Tacoma, Washington
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Helpful staff; older rooms but with modern amenities; some rooms are noisy - can request "quiet" room; walking distance to all inner harbor sights/activities; close to public bus stop. Great restaurants and shopping nearby. Good pubs/restaurants in hotel.

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Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Jzytravler, Thank you for your review. Your comments will be very helpful to travelers visiting our beautiful city.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Stayed here a few weeks ago as the there was a great deal on rooms and I needed a quick get away from Vancouver. Staff was VERY nice. The building is cool and old.... not fancy; if that is what you want this is not for you. If you want walking distance to everything, a very cute old fashioned room,...

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Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Raincitysenorita, Great staff, great location, great value, thank you for your review about the Strathcona Hotel and wonderful downtown Victoria. We hope to see you again soon.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

My friend & I stayed here last weekend for 1 night (a Saturday). We had come to see an exhibit at the Royal BC Museum. I have to say the location is great. We took public transit from the ferry terminal & the stop was a block away. It was also only 10 min by foot to the Royal BC...

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Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Eevers, Thank you for your review. Your notes about our location and transit will be very helpful to future travelers. The Royal BC Museum is truly a treasure in downtown Victoria and is a must see when visiting. We hope you visit us again soon.

Victoria BC
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Lots of fights and the staff seemed scared of the place once things got started Our room was so loud, we went to dine at night and it was nothing but fights outside on the street,. We witnessed the bouncers of the nightclub beat up a guy standing in line- we saw the whole incident and it was 200% the...

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Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Jazmynn, We take your comment very seriously and I will be speaking with the Hotel Outlets Manager and the Hotel ownership today. If possible can you let me know the date and time you witnessed to fight outside the building. sales@strathconahotel.com

Winnipeg
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is definitely a 3* hotel - but a pretty decent one. The location is great - a short walk to the inner harbour, lots of shops and restaurants close by and a nice restaurant and bar attached. The front desk staff were very welcoming and the hotel is clean. The 'not so great' is actually the room. It is...

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Judy, Than you for taking time to write a review for the Strathcona Hotel. We hope to see you again soon.

Campbell River, Canada
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We found the Strathcona to be a good place to stay on a budget. The rooms were clean. Being right downtown Victoria is handy. Be aware the the nightclubs in the hotel empty out around 1-2 AM and it's very noisy on the Douglas street side. Try and book a room towards the back. More expensive but if you value...

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Islander62, Thank you for your review. Your comments will be helpful to future travelers.

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Strathcona Hotel is located ion the heart of downtown Victoria within walking distance of the Empress Hotel and Victoria Conference Centre, Royal BC Museum, Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour and downtown shopping. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Strathcona Hotel

Address: 919 Douglas St | British Columbia, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2C2, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range: $76 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Strathcona Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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Strathcona Hotel Victoria
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#5 Best Value Hotel in Victoria
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“Request upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles jzytravler, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were in 518. It was quiet enough but the killer bed frame ruined it!!”
 of 5 bubbles 773heidir, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We asked for quiet rooms they were fine…”
 of 5 bubbles ourlass2016, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Great for a 2-3 day visit if all you want is a room and no great luxury.”
 of 5 bubbles 366patp, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room was cheap and on 5th floor so was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles angelamfrancis, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
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