by Kaitlin Braun
At the Hotel Grand Pacific, you’ll not only enjoy adult favorites like luxurious spa treatments, a cocktail lounge, and live music every weekend: you’ll find perfect-for-families amenities and activities too. Whether it’s the array of board games and puzzles to borrow, the kid-sized pool (there’s also a 25-meter lap pool), the check-in “goodie bag” for kids, the duck-feeding time, or the personalized mini-bar where you can pre-order a fridge filled with juice, snacks, and fresh chocolate chip cookies, it’s safe to say that nobody will be feeling left out during your stay.
Location-wise, the hotel is similarly successful in its family appeal: the Inner Harbour property is close to the Bug Zoo, National Geographic iMax theatre, Royal BC Museum, and more. Plus, Victoria’s restaurant and shopping district is a mere two blocks away. And, of course, the beautiful views of the harbor and fresh sea breeze will make you want to spend plenty of time on your private balcony.
At the onsite Pacific Restaurant, you’ll find a great kids’ menu–and afternoon hunger can be satisfied by the “West Coast Kid’s Tea,” featuring scones, fruit, grilled cheese, and other light snacks, plus hot drinks or custom-made “tea soda pops.” (Don’t worry–an adult tea is available too, so enjoy it as a family!) For coffee, tea, baked goods, smoothies, and snacks, head to the Courtyard Cafe. Finally, if you want a late-night snack or early-morning breakfast brought to you, there are in-room dining options readily available — including popcorn for family movie night! If you’d rather make your own, note that microwaves and fridges are available on request for an additional fee.
Our Editor Loves
- Indoor lap pool and kids' pool
- Onsite family dining
- Beautiful harbor-front location
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kids' Pool
- Onsite Dining
by mia m
I have stayed here several times this year by choice. Love the gym and decent-sized pool. Room are very comfy, clean and quiet especially the newly renovated ones. Love the bicycles that you can ride around the city by simply arranging with concierge. great view of the harbour .
Stayed 1 night in a harbour view room. The room was very well equipped with everything you would want. Robes are provided. Quality bathroom products. Lovely comfortable bed with crisp white linens. Deep soaker tub.
There is a small balcony with 2 chairs to enjoy the lovely view of the harbour. Could lay in bed and watch the various float planes, ferries and boat.
My only dismay was the front desk when I enquired about the Airport Shuttle schedule for our check out the next day. She was not helpful at all and appeared somewhat short advising me that she could not help me and I would have to search it out on line.