The Oswego Hotel

500 Oswego St | Victoria, British Columbia V8V 5C1  [SEE MAP]Victoria, British Columbia  [SEE ADDRESS]

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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, expansive dining areas and 32-inch 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 Bistro restaurant, which dishes up fresh West Coast cuisine and offers several gluten-free options for guests.

Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 80 rooms
Primary View
City center, Neighborhood, Bay
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Families, Couples, Solo travelers


  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews



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


The hotel attracts business travelers and tourists alike, and the large, apartment-like suites make this property a good choice for long-term guests who want to do some of their own cooking.



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, dark wood furniture and ceiling fans. There are kitchenettes or full kitchens, depending on the room type, with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and 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

  • 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 boutique Oswego Hotel is located in James Bay 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 $12 USD)
  • Located 17 miles south of Victoria International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($20 CAD)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($15 CAD)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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


The O Bistro at the Oswego Hotel offers a contemporary Pacific Northwest menu made from locally sourced ingredients; it also offers seasonal outdoor dining. The restaurant is open for breakfast, brunch and dinner.
  • Wednesday Jazz Nights with live entertainment available from 6 to 8 p.m.

Number of restaurants1

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


There is not a spa on-site; however in-room spa treatments are offered by Victoria Spa Services. Guests can choose from a variety of massage and facial treatments, as well as nail services.
  • Appointments can be scheduled with the Guest Services team
  • Services available from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Services offered:

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


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)
    • Bicycles
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats


    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


    The hotel welcomes pets with no size or weight restrictions for $15 CAD (about $12 USD) plus tax per night.
    • Maximum of two pets per room
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting


    The property offers the Penthouse Suite with a rooftop terrace for small wedding ceremonies, along with the O Bistro, which can accommodate private events with up to 90 guests. In addition, the Kingston meeting room is available for bridal showers.
    • Group room rates
    • Wedding packages
    • Complimentary Honeymoon suite

    Maximum wedding guest capacity90

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

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