Oak Bay Beach Hotel

1175 Beach Drive | Victoria, British Columbia V8S 2N2  [SEE MAP]Victoria, British Columbia  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

All rooms offer water views
Expensive rates

Victoria's Oak Bay Beach Hotel impresses guests with its breathtaking setting, quality customer service and its well-equipped rooms, all of which feature fireplaces, flat-screen TVs and bathrooms with heated tile floors. For dining, you'll find The Dining Room, which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in an elegant setting. There's also the Snug Pub, which guests commend for its jovial atmosphere and traditional pub eats like fish and chips. If you're in a hurry, venture to Kate's Café for light fare like sandwiches, soups and pastries. Also on-site you'll find the Boathouse Spa & Baths, which offer a variety of treatments. For more adventurous endeavors, sign up for a whale-watching excursion or enjoy wine-tasting in popular wineries found in villages like Saanichton and the Cobble Hill district – both of which are located approximately 20 miles north of the hotel. 

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Location
Victoria
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Hotel, 100 rooms
Primary View
Ocean, Mountain(s)
Style
Traditional, Modern, Opulent
Best For
Business travelers, Families, Couples

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  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2018

Fodor's

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Built on the site of an historic landmark hotel, the new Oak Bay Beach Hotel retains much of the original's old world charm, from the leather sofas by the zinc-framed fireplace to the cozy British-style pub.

Frommer's

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This luxurious seaside boutique resort property sits right at the heart of one of Canada’s toniest neighborhoods. Oak Bay is known for its genteel British heritage, not to mention its many Tudor-style mansions, a charming boutique-filled village, two marinas, three golf courses, and all the accouterments of a life well lived.

Frommer's Exceptional

Forbes

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Your butler will stock your refrigerator, draw you a bath, and act as your own personal concierge. Guests can also travel around town in style, by booking a ride in the hotel’s Rolls-Royce, although once you’ve settled into the soothing mineral pool or your in-suite spa tub, even a ride in the Rolls may seem superfluous.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1677 have reviewed the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, giving it a rating of 5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1677 reviews 5.0 (based on 1677 reviews)

Guest Rooms

All guest rooms at Oak Bay Beach Hotel feature beds with pillow-top mattresses, spa-inspired bathrooms with heated tile floors, galley kitchens and flat-screen televisions with movie channels. Other cozy touches include tufted leather headboards, fireplaces, coffee and tea services and bathrobes. Guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the marina, ocean or city, and some rooms have private patios or balconies. Rooms are traditional in style, with elegant furnishings like carved wood furniture, iron chandeliers, a warm beige color palette and paintings by Canadian artists.

    Standard room size375 square feet

    • Internet (free)
    • Premium channels
    • Workspace/desk
    • Minifridge
    • Bathrobes/slippers
    • Minibar
    • Shower/tub combo
    • Separate shower
    • Separate tub
    • Wireless Internet
    • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
    • Adjoining rooms available

    Location & Parking

    The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is located on the tip of the east coast of Vancouver Island, about 3 miles east of the island's capital city of Victoria. Located in the English-style neighborhood of Oak Bay, the waterfront hotel overlooks both the Pacific waters of the Strait of San Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains. The hotel is within walking distance of neighborhood shops, art galleries and restaurants on Oak Bay Avenue, Oak Bay Village's main thoroughfare. The hotel also offers complimentary shuttle service to Oak Bay and downtown Victoria
    • Airport and area transportation is available for an extra fee
    • 24-hour valet parking (free)
    • 24-hour self-parking (free)
    • Airport shuttle (with fee)
    • Car service (free)

    Within walking distance of:

    • Grocery store
    • Movie theater
    • Theater
    • Shopping
    • Bus stop
    • Train station
    • Subway/metro stop
    • Restaurants
    • Beach

    Dining

    Guests at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel have three dining options, including The Snug Pub, a classic British eatery that serves pub fare staples accompanied by a large selection of local and international beers, wine and spirits. There's also the casual Kate's Café, which serves comfort food like homemade soups, sandwiches, baked goods and gourmet coffee. For fine dining, the intimate Dining Room showcases Pacific Northwest regional cuisine.

      Number of restaurants3

      • Fine dining
      • Casual dining
      • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
      • Bar/lounge
      • Room service
      • 24-hour room service
      • Free breakfast

      Pool

      Oak Bay Beach Hotel has an oceanfront pool area that features three warm mineral pools, including a heated swimming pool and a hot tub. The pool deck, located on a rocky peninsula, offers both chaise lounges and dining tables with umbrellas; food and beverage service is available.
        • Family pool
        • Infinity pool
        • Whirlpool/hot tub
        • Adults-only pool
        • Lap pool
        • Wading pool
        • Lazy river
        • Seasonal
        • Indoor
        • Outdoor
        • Indoor/outdoor combo
        • Pool bar
        • Lifeguard on duty
        • Poolside service
        • Waterslide
        • Deck chairs or cabanas

        Spa

        The Boathouse Spa & Baths's menu is filled with various ocean-inspired treatments, including massage therapies, facials and body treatments, plus nail services, waxing, tinting and threading. There are also treatment rooms for individuals and couples, three outdoor mineral baths and a eucalyptus steam sauna.
        • Guests must book an hour of treatments to receive access to the on-site mineral baths

        Services offered:

        • Massage
        • Facial
        • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
        • Salon services
        • Outdoor treatment area
        • Steam room
        • Sauna

        Kids

        Families have room to spread out in Oak Bay's spacious penthouse suites, which are equipped with full kitchens and two bathrooms. Standard amenities include cribs and high chairs, and kids will enjoy the outdoor heated pool. Nearby Willows Beach, popular with local families, offers shallow waters suitable for small children.
          • Kids club
          • Cribs
          • High chairs

          Fitness

          Located within the spa facility, the fitness center features basic cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, but most guests prefer to take their workout outdoors by partaking in adventure excursions. The hotel offers bicycles for guests to explore the nearby coastal trails, and the hotel's concierge can arrange off-property activities like fishing, kayaking and whale-watching cruises.
          • Fitness classes available for an extra fee
          • Weight equipment
          • Cardio equipment
          • Yoga mats
          • Free fitness classes
          • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
          • Bicycles (free)
          • Tennis
          • Guided runs
          • Paddle boats
          • Motor boats

          Business

          The Oak Bay Beach Hotel features three meeting venues, including the unique David Foster Foundation Theatre that can accommodate up to 170 attendees for a presentation or 300 guests for a cocktail reception. The intimate Study and the cozy Library provide seating for a boardroom-style meeting or private dining and the Conservatory, adjacent to the courtyard, can accommodate small gatherings of up to 45 guests for seated events. All-inclusive meeting packages include room rental, parking, a basic audiovisual package, pens, paper and white boards.

            Number of meeting rooms4

            • Business center
            • Meeting rooms
            • Meeting and event planners available

            Pets

            Pets weighing up to 30 pounds are welcome for an additional fee of $30 CAD (about $23 USD) per night.
              • Pets allowed (with fee)
              • Dog walking
              • Pet-sitting

              Wedding

              Oak Bay Beach Hotel offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception venues. Options range from a terrace garden with ocean views to the grand David Foster FoundationTheatre. All-inclusive wedding packages are available for intimate elopements, as well as large celebrations with up to 150 guests.

                Maximum wedding guest capacity150

                • Hotel hosts weddings
                • Outdoor space for weddings
                • Wedding planners available

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