Downtown Victoria hotels, close to the scenic Inner Harbour, provide places to stay in the heart of one of Canada's prettiest cities. Whether you're traveling on a tight budget or seeking out luxury, you'll find a find place to stay that suits your style.
The Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites is one of the downtown Victoria hotels close to all of the action. Located at 345 Quebec Street, the inn is just minutes from the great shopping and attractions found in Victoria's city core. One of the ferry terminals is just minutes away by foot, and plenty of parking is available onsite if you decide to drive. This pet-friendly nonsmoking hotel specializes in warm welcomes. Its cozy surroundings include guestrooms and suites. The smaller rooms still are big enough for two queen-size or two double beds as well as a work desk and a spacious bathroom. With an upgrade, you could enjoy a bigger room, one with two queen beds, a kitchenette, and dining table. These rooms overlook the scenic Strait of Juan de Fuca and the mountains, or downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. For even more space and king beds, consider booking a stay at one of the suites. Regardless of the size, all rooms at this fine choice for downtown Victoria BC lodging offers high-speed Internet and coffee complimentary in each room as well baggage handling and downtown shuttles. Guests also have access to business machines, a fitness center, and an indoor pool. The Harbour Towers Hotel also is home a steakhouse that serves Canadian beef and wine crafted in British Columbia or Ontario.
Also in close proximity to the Inner Harbour and old town, the Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel is another great Victoria BC lodging option. Found at 642 Johnson Street, the Best Western is within an easy walk of a host of things to do, including whale watching tours, the IMAX Theatre, and some fabulous antique shopping. Another one of the pet-friendly downtown hotels, the Best Western offers many perks including wireless Internet, a morning newspaper, and an available breakfast. The hotel also has a business center and free bicycle rentals for all guests. A variety of room suites are available, from rooms with two double beds to spacious suites. The biggest rooms are corner rooms, with two windows for enjoying the scenery, along with a sofa bed and kitchenettes. A variety of packages are available that keep the rates reasonable for weekend getaways or extended stays.
Downtown Victoria Hotels - Empress Hotel
You'll also find luxury hotels among the mix of downtown Victoria BC lodging providers. And when talking about luxury hotels, none is more elegant than the Fairmont Empress Hotel (pictured) at 721 Government Street. With 477 well-appointed guestrooms and suites, the Empress offers a gracious retreat in the heart of Victoria. Famous for its afternoon tea, the hotel offers many more amenities and dining experiences. Guests enjoy duvet linens with down, Internet connectivity, and in-room coffee. The hotel also is home to a spa and a salon, in addition to a lounge and fantastic wine room.
The Embassy Inn at 520 Menzies Street is nestled in the heart of downtown, a short stroll away from the Inner Harbour. With 103 guestrooms and hotel suites, the Embassy Inn specializes in affordable rates and welcoming hospitality. The accommodations are spilt into two buildings: the original Harbour Wing has 33 suites while the newer Tower Building is home to the guestrooms and rest of the suites. Many of the suites have kitchens and vaulted ceilings, while the guestrooms still have plenty of room, complete with cozy sitting areas. Guests are welcome to enjoy the outdoor swimming pool in season and wireless Internet access.