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The Oswego Hotel, Victoria

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This sophisticated, boutique, all suite hotel is only steps away from the pretty Inner Harbour of downtown Victoria – and has all the views to match. A suburban yet chic destination, The Oswego Hotel showcases a combination of modern design, excellent service and luxury amenities making it the perfect place to get a taste of both the city’s natural surroundings and its buzzing urban vibe. Though you have the option to self cater in your suite – a fantastic bonus for families - there is also a wonderful restaurant offering excellent locally sourced food. With regular Jazz nights and delicious in-room spa treatments your biggest problem will be how to tear yourself away.

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  • rooms

    The hotel offers 80 well-equipped studios and suites, featuring contemporary furnishings and décor and oversized windows offering magnificent views of the harbour, the beautifully lit city, sweeping ocean and Olympic Mountain panoramas.  

    All rooms incorporate queen double beds and flat screen TVs, french press coffee makers and bathrobes.  Whilst the cosy studios are ideal for couples, if you are looking for additional space to stretch out, opt for a one bedroom suite with separate living space, gourmet kitchen and panoramic city views.  If you are travelling as a larger party, the two bedroom suites offer an additional bedroom and bathroom. All suites come in the option of standard, premium or boutique, with ever increasingly stunning views. The boutique suites also have large balconies that can hold up to 25 people – perfect if you are planning a reception.

  • 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.

    Guests at The Oswego Hotel can enjoy the hotel’s complimentary fitness centre or, for a special treat, why not indulge in an in-room spa treatment after exploring the sights.

    If you are seeking some on-site entertainment, the hotel’s O'Bistro restaurant hosts live jazz every Wednesday evening. 

    Chargeable laundry facilities are available so you can depart with a refreshed suitcase. There is also secure underground parking and valet service (both chargeable).

  • dining

    Despite the varied dining options available nearby there is much to recommend the hotel’s own restaurant O’Bistro. The chefs here have created wonderful brunch and dinnermenus from the freshest local and seasonal West coast ingredients and they are served in a setting that reflects the hotel’s stylish, modern feel. Gluten free clients are well catered for with their own excellent menus.

    At the restaurant’s happy hour each evening from 4-6pm clients can enjoy complimentary freshly made flatbreads and dips with their drinks – the perfect antidote to a hard day’s sightseeing. Enjoy the atmosphere created by the stone fireplace in the cooler months or dine al fresco on the patio in the crisp ocean air when the weather is warm. The hotel’s intimate Lounge is also an excellent casual option for sipping a cocktail, fine wine, or beer.

  • family

    The location, close to the many family friendly attractions of Victoria, will suit those travelling with younger guests. A variety of watersports and whale watching trips are available from the harbour and both a zip line adventure tour and children’s farm are close by. 

    The hotel’s suites are particularly suited to families as their fully equipped gourmet kitchens offer the option to self cater. One-bedroom suites include a queen size bed in the bedroom plus a sofa bed in the separate living space. The two bedroom suites are also ideal for families seeking a 'home away from home' as each bedroom has a queen size bed plus a pull-out sofa bed in the large living space. There are two bathrooms in these larger suites, each with a soaker tub and separate shower. Cots are also available.

  • location

    Located on Oswego Street in the heart of Victoria, Vancouver Island’s pretty capital, the hotel is within easy walking distance of museums, art galleries and shopping, but also close to the Inner Harbour and the many water-based activities it has to offer.

    Victoria itself, on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island, can be reached from the UK by a direct ten-hour flight to Vancouver International Airport followed by a 30-minute domestic flight to Victoria and 40-minute taxi journey to the hotel. 


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