Downtown Victoria BC is known the world over for its picturesque and unique beauty and staying around or near the inner harbour is the most desirable location to to procure your accommodation needs. The inner harbour in Victoria BC is so desirable because of the close proximity of many attractions. It’s also a good starting point for getting transportation to points of interest further out of town, the Victoria Tourism information centre is located near by, the close proximity to some of the best restaurants Victoria BC has to offer, world class and eclectic shopping opportunities and, most importantly, the shear beauty of the inner harbour and causeway is like no where else.
So lets talk about some of the Victoria BC hotels around the inner harbour and what unique services they have to offer.
The Inn at Laurel Point
Conde Nast Traveler rated the Inn at Laurel Point one of the top 25 hotels in Canada in 2007, and I’m not surprised. The view from your room will encompass a large part of the inner harbour and you will have close ups of the Coho Ferry sailing into port, seaplanes taking off and landing and all manor of small water craft sailing by the point. Some of the features of the Inn at Larel Point are its fine dining experience at the Aura and its famous Sunday brunch, in room spa, pool, gardens and walking paths around the scenic point itself. More details and reservation information can be found here.
Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites
One block away from the inner harbour this hotel is one of the taller buildings in Victoria. A suite on one of the higher floors provides a spectacular view of downtown Victoria BC and beyond. Close to the inner harbour and the associated attractions, this hotel also has a fitness centre, business centre, a pool and is pet friendly. Vic’s Steakhouse and Bar is their in house restaurant that has breakfast, lunch and dinner services. For more information about the Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites click here.
The Hotel Grand Pacific
Right in front of the Royal London Wax Museum and footsteps from the Port Angeles to Victoria BC ferry terminal this hotel is Grand indeed! Full views are available of the inner harbour and causeway, easy access to downtown attractions and the Tourism Victoria information centre. This hotel on the inner harbour has a gym, pool, spa, salon, coffee shop, lounge, great seafood at the Pacific Restaurant and a picturesque fountain and garden with resident ducks. For more information on the Hotel Grand Pacific click here.
Delta Ocean Point Resort
Located on the quieter side of the inner harbour and is uniquely situated for scenic and outside activities. Arguably the closest hotel to the downtown Victoria shopping district and the eclectic Market Square. From your room you have the best view of the inner harbour, highlights being the lights on the Parlaiment Buildings at night, marine traffic comming in and out of the harbour and on Canada Day (July 1st) the fireworks display is launched from the Delta’s waterfront, simply spectacular. Amenities like a spa, pool, exercise room, tennis courts and the fabulous Alure Restaurant with a piano bar are available here. Perhaps one of the biggest bonuses of staying at the Delta OPR is that the Songhees Walkway starts at their doorstep and winds its way along Victoria West’s scenic harbour. For more info on the Delta click here.
The Fairmont Empress
Simply the centerpiece inner harbour hotel with the causeway at its doorstep. This historic and world famous hotel has attracted celebrities, socialites and royalty for almost 100 years. Experience fine dining at its best in the Empress Room, have a drink in the regal Bengal Lounge or have genuine English High Tea. There is also a spa, pool, business centre, rose garden, gift shops, galleries and The Fairmont Empress is attached to the Victoria Conference Centre for those people who want to mix their business with pleasure. If you are seeking a true first class experience The Fairmont Empress hotel is a must. For more information or to make a reservation click here.
All the Victoria BC inner harbour hotels we have talked about so far are at the high end of the accommodation spectrum and a single night alone at one of these hotels could cost you in excess of $300.00. The next hotels mentioned mentioned are still considered to be in the inner harbour but could potentially save you a lot of money while still being in one of the most desirable spots in Victoria BC.
Admiral Inn & Suites
A smaller hotel very close to the inner harbour and the Port Angeles Coho ferry and Victoria Clipper terminals. Close to the downtown Victoria attractions and amenities include free continental breakfast, free parking, free wifi, pet friendly and much more. For more information on the Admiral Inn click here.
Best Western Inner Harbour
They actually have two locations in downtown Victoria, but since we are talking about the inner harbour we’ll limit the conversation to just the one location. This is probably one of the better economical options considering location and amenities offered. There is a pool, whirl pool, sauna, exercise room, free continental breakfast, internet access, free parking, laundry facilities, kid and pet friendly. It’s location to all the inner harbour attractions makes for an easy walk to the Causeway, Royal BC Museum, Parliament Buildings, restaurants and transportation hubs. For more info and bookings click here.
Map of Victoria BC Hotels Inner Harbour
Where is the best place to stay in Victoria BC’s inner harbour?
That is a hard question to answer because everyones needs and price threshold are different. What I can suggest is that you head on over to TripAdvisor and take advantage the one of the worlds largest and up to date travel and hotel review web sites and search for the Victoria BC inner harbour hotels we have mentioned here.
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