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Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria

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Located on the peninsula jutting into Victoria’s inner harbour the Inn at Laurel Point offers guests prime viewing position for all the mesmerising comings and goings of this panoramic bay. If you’re lucky enough to book into an ocean view room here, time spent watching the sea planes taking off, water taxis scudding around and the many seabirds and seals in the bay is endlessly entertaining. A lush Japanese garden and art filled walls add to the sense of Zen at this glass-fronted establishment – yet you are just a 15 minute stroll from all the city has to offer. Rooms are contemporary, clean, comfortable and spacious. But we think you will particularly love the welcoming and attentive staff who go out of their way to ensure guests can kick back and enjoy their holiday in style. 

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  • rooms

    Laurel Wing

    The hotel’s Laurel Wing has 135 rooms and family suites and is ideal for the solo traveller, family or a single night stay where comfort and function are paramount. These more affordable standard style guestrooms are traditional in style and available with one king bed, two double beds or a king and a rollaway bed. 

    Rooms have private balconies with views of the water and all feature tea and coffee making facilities, Aveda toiletries, bathrobes, TVs with on-demand movies, wireless internet and half-size fridges. 

    The Inner Harbour Guest Rooms have the same features, but are located on higher floors with better views. 

    The Sunset Guest Rooms offer one king bed and sofa bed and are larger than the other Laurel Wing rooms.

    Erickson Wing

    The Erickson Wing has 65 luxurious suites with extras like plush bathrobes and complimentary wi-fi, tea and coffee plus on-demand movies and Sony iPod/iPhone Dream Machine. The suites have separate living rooms with pull out sofa beds.

    In the Studios, choose from one king or two queen beds and relax in a deep soaker tub in the marble bathroom, with separate walk-in shower.

    The Bedroom and Terrace Suites have a separate living area, giving more space to spread out.

    The Dream Suite is modern and bright with an expansive terrace and the bathroom has a double Jacuzzi tub.

    The extravagant Mayr’s Suite is two-storey and a spiral staircase leads upstairs to the king bedroom.

  • facilities & activities

    From mid May to the end of October don’t miss the chance to go on a local whale watching tour. You will have an excellent chance of seeing Orca Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, seals, sea lions and other local wildlife. You could also try kayaking the inner harbour or take a floatplane tour.

    Downtown Victoria, a short stroll from the hotel, has many art galleries and museums including The Royal BC Museum, showcasing the human and natural history of British Columbia. The Butchart Gardens, 30 minutes by car, is another popular day trip.

    After a long day’s sightseeing guests can enjoy the hotel’s glass-enclosed indoor pool then chill out on a lounger on the nearby sundeck overlooking the Japanese gardens. Those who like to continue their fitness regime away from home can also enjoy the new well equiped fitness studio. Guests can also treat themselves to spa treatments in the relaxation of their own room seven days a week. Options include relaxation massage, couples massage, body scrub, facials, pedicures and manicures.

  • dining

    If you enjoy your food locally sourced we think you’ll love the hotel’s AURA Waterfront Restaurant and Patio: their motto is the closer, the fresher, the better. Their meticulously prepared Japanese and classic French cuisine uses local and organic foods, such as beef raised on Vancouver Island and salmon caught in local rivers and streams, together with herbs from the hotel’s own garden. Even wines are locally sourced. The AURA is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • family

    The hotel’s Family Getaway Package for younger guests includes a welcome pack with colouring book and crayons, treasure map with prize for completion and home-baked cookies. The hotel also offers cots and child-sized bathrobes plus a Things to do Guide and map of local playgrounds. There is a Children’s Farm at Beacon Hill Park, just a 15 minute walk from the hotel, plus a nearby zipline adventure tour.

    Babysitting can be arranged through outside companies via the concierge and there are a limited number of interconnecting rooms for families. 

  • location

    This perfectly positioned hotel is surrounded on three sides by Victoria, British Columbia’s panoramic harbour, yet the trendy downtown bistros, shops, museums and art galleries remain a mere 15 minute seaside stroll away. You can walk or run the seawall from right outside the front door. The hotel is also just a five minute walk from the Black Ball ferry line which visits Port Angeles, Washington.

    Victoria International Airport is a 40 minute drive away.

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