by Courtney Elko
Situated on Vancouver Island in the capital of Victoria, this hotel is centrally located to everything Victoria has to offer. Families can easily walk to a variety of restaurants, shops, museums, the Inner Harbor, parks and much more when staying here.
Kids will love the indoor pool which features a nice shallow section. The guestrooms and suites offer families plenty of space, along with a kitchenette for convenience. Dogs are welcome here, too. The onsite restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a complimentary shuttle service can transport families around town.
Our Editor Loves
- Indoor pool
- Pet friendly
- Ideal, central location
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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The 177 guestrooms and suites feature complimentary Wi-Fi, and cribs are available upon request.
The guestrooms feature one king or two queen beds, a flat-screen television, a mini-fridge, coffeemaker and a shower/tub combination in the bathroom.
The spacious one- and two-bedroom suites feature a separate sitting room area, and some feature a wet bar or a full kitchen. Families will love the walk-out balconies offering great downtown Victoria views. The one-bedroom suites can easily accommodate families with one king or two queen beds and a sleeper sofa. There is a wet bar with a microwave, sink and mini-fridge and a small dining table. The superior suites feature a full kitchen with a stove/oven and a full-size refrigerator, but only one queen bed and a sleeper sofa. The bathrooms feature a shower/tub combination.
by Barbara E
Great from the first contact. Friendly staff the restaurant Vista18....amazing Happy hour and breakfast. Never needed to venture out at the end of the day. Or a great start to checking out the city. Hotel is well located.
by Rosemary G
Our Saturday through Monday stay with our dog was a very pleasant experience. All staff from waiter/waitress in the Restaurant, cleaning staff and especially the front desk were extremely friendly and helpful. The Breakfast buffet had everything you could want from yogurt, fresh fruit, cereals, juice, sausages, bacon, potatoes, French toast, scrambled eggs, toast, to slice cheese, meat and smoked salmon. For a reasonable price. Our room was very clean and quiet. It was a busy weekend with the Victoria Marathon on. My husband especially liked the coffee every morning in the lobby downstairs. Every Staff member was very attentive to our labradoodle as well.This was our second stay and we intend to book for next year too. The location is excellent being on the road kitty corner behind the Enpress, so easy walking distance to main attractions in Victoria.
The recently renovated indoor pool, which now offers a shallow end for children, is located on the second floor near the fitness center. Cozy chairs and a six-person hot tub are available as well. Pool towels are provided and there are full showers, restrooms and changing rooms at the pool area. The pool is open from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily.
Vista 18 Westcoast Grill and Wine Bar
Located on the hotel’s 18thfloor and designated the only rooftop restaurant in Victoria, Vista 18 features stunning city and harbor views. Fresh and seasonal cuisine is always offered here and live music is featured on Friday and Saturday. Some menu items include beef, lamb, duck and chicken. The kids’ menu, for kids 12 and under, features pizza, grilled chicken or salmon, pasta and chicken fingers.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Vista 18 is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily. Dinner reservations are recommended. In-room dining is also available.
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All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Self-parking is available for an additional daily fee. Electric car charging stations are also available.
- Fitness Center
An onsite fitness center, located near the indoor pool, offers cardio and weight machines. The fitness center is open from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily.
- Dog Friendly
Dogs are welcome to stay here for a fee. Treats, bedding, bowls and waste bags are all provided for your pet. Only one dog per room is permitted.
The hotel is happy to arrange babysitting services with a third party service.
The Best Time to Visit
Victoria has the mildest of temperatures in all of Canada. It never gets too hot or cold here, making it a great year-round destination.
Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria International Airport and the ferry port are both less than 30 minutes away from this hotel. Seaplanes and water taxis at Inner Harbor are a five-minute walk from the hotel.
Victoria is a very walkable city. Families can easily walk to most of the things to do in Victoria. Taxis are also readily available in front of the hotel. Complimentary shuttle service to area attractions, restaurants and the airport are also available.
The lobby lounge/bar is a nice spot to have a before or an after-dinner cocktail.
The hotel can book in-room spa treatments through a third-party spa service.