Accommodations in Victoria
Victoria's hotel scene has undergone a wonderful metamorphous in the last few years as the seedy motels are quickly being replaced by wonderful boutique hotels with incredible amenities. Even with the dramatic upgrade in quality, Victoria remains a bargain destination especially in the shoulder seasons. Here are a few suggestions to make your trip to the city special.
If budget is not a problem, the grand old dame of the Inner Harbour remains the Fairmont Empress Hotel, which made the Conde Naste Gold List in 2011.
Another full service, first class option on the Inner Harbour is the Hotel Grand Pacific. With a slight edge for the business traveller there are still enough amenities to keep the pleasure traveller happy.
A perennial favourite for business and pleasure travelers is the Chateau Victoria Hotel. Just steps from the harbour, the year 2012 saw the reveal of a full renovation inside and out.
If you plan to stay longer than a few days, you should check out the Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa, a full-suite hotel with gourmet kitchens, a 25 meter indoor pool and rooftop gardens.