The Oswego Hotel

500 Oswego St | Victoria, BC V8V 5C1  [SEE MAP]Victoria, BC  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Travelers appreciate the hotel's central location yet quiet accommodations
Recent guests warn there is no air conditioning in rooms
Recent guests call this hotel their home away from home while in Victoria, British Columbia. The modern design, convenient location and value of the Oswego Hotel are its main draws. This boutique hotel sits a few blocks away from the Inner Harbour waterfront in Victoria, within walking distance of many top attractions. The rooms are more comparable to apartments, with your choice of studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom accommodations. All rooms come equipped with queen-sized beds, kitchenettes or kitchens, dining areas and flat-screen TVs. Book a room on one of the higher floors for better views of the city and harbor from a patio or balcony in your one- or two-bedroom suite. If you're looking for a bite to eat, visit the hotel's O Café & Bistro restaurant, which dishes up fresh West Coast cuisine and offers live music on Wednesday and Sunday nights.
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Location
Victoria, BC
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 80 rooms
Primary View
City center, Bay, Neighborhood
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Families, Solo travelers

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Scorecard

  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

Rankings

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Critic Reviews

Frommer's

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Located in James Bay on a quiet street corner not far from the bustle of the Inner Harbour, the Oswego Hotel is an understated gem.

Frommer's Exceptional

Oyster.com

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All of the units are suites -- ranging from Studios up to Two-Bedroom Boutique Suites -- and all come with modern kitchens full of stainless-steel appliances. Amenities include in-room spa services, a fitness center, and an on-site restaurant with weekly live jazz.

Fodor's

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The look—black and white offset with soft neutrals, natural stone floors and countertops, and walls of windows—is airy and contemporary, with a touch of West Coast.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2260 have reviewed the The Oswego Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2260 reviews 4.5 (based on 2260 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Offering apartment-style accommodations, the all-suite property has studio, one- and two-bedroom suites. Rooms feature contemporary styling with neutral color palettes and dark wood furniture. There are kitchenettes or full kitchens, depending on the room type, with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and French press coffee makers. Accommodations include a separate sitting area with flat-screen TVs, and bathrooms have soaking tubs and separate showers.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Standard room size420 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The boutique Oswego Hotel is located in the James Bay neighborhood on Victoria Island, about three blocks from the Inner Harbour. The property is located within walking distance of the Royal BC Museum, Victoria Conference Centre, the Robert Bateman Centre, Miniature World and Chinatown.
  • Ferry terminal is about three blocks from the hotel
  • Underground valet parking available for $20 CAD (about $15 USD); self-parking available for $15 CAD (about $11 USD)
  • Located 17 miles south of Victoria International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($20 CAD ($15 USD))
  • 24-hour self-parking ($15 CAD ($11 USD))
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

The O Café & Bistro at the Oswego Hotel offers a contemporary Pacific Northwest menu made from locally sourced ingredients. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in addition to all-day espresso beverages.
  • Live music offered Wednesday and Sunday nights
  • Happy hour specials offered from 4 to 6 p.m. on select days

Number of restaurants1

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

Kids

This hotel is located near plenty of family-friendly activities, but offers no kids amenities on-site.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs

    Fitness

    The hotel offers a small fitness center with cardio machines, strength-training equipment and free weights.
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

      Business

      The Oswego Hotel offers the Kingston meeting room for business events with up to 20 attendees. The hotel offers green and eco-friendly planning services, including recycled paper napkins and certified fair trade organic coffee.
      • Full service catering available
      • Meeting packages
      • On-site audiovisual equipment

      Number of meeting rooms1

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

      Pets

      The hotel welcomes pets with no size or weight restrictions for $20 CAD (about $15 USD) plus tax per night. Pet amenities include a bed, organic dog treats, waste bags and food and water bowls.
      • Maximum of two pets per room
      • Pet parents will need to sign a pet waiver at check in
      • Pets allowed (with fee)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting

      Wedding

      The property offers the Penthouse Suite with a rooftop terrace for small wedding ceremonies.

        Maximum wedding guest capacity25

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

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