Known as ‘The Garden City,’ Victoria is a beautiful city on Vancouver Island with plenty of things to do. The most popular draw to the city is Butchart Gardens – a National Historic Site of Canada and gorgeous floral garden. The bleeds over into the colourful downtown area reminiscent of a quaint village in the English countryside.
Vancouver Island is quickly becoming one of the more expensive places to visit in Canada, but budget-conscious travellers can certainly save money on accommodation. While hotel prices can vary, we’ve compiled a list of some of cheap hotels in downtown Victoria that will offer the best value for money.
The Embassy Inn
From CAD $139/ night
Stay in the heart of downtown Victoria at The Embassy Inn. Guests love this hotel for its central location and attention to detail in the well-appointed rooms and suites. Settle in to one of the spacious guest rooms that have been recently upgraded with Serta Perfect Sleeper sets. Stay up to date with the latest news with complimentary newspapers. Complimentary amenities include a hot breakfast, parking, and access to a seasonal outdoor heated pool. The Embassy Inn is the closest hotel to the BC Parliament Buildings and a leisurely walk to Victoria’s Inner Harbour and the Beacon Hill Park.
Swans Brewery, Pub & Hotel
From CAD $155/ night
This historic building was once used for storing grain – a tradition Swans built upon when it began serving beer brewed on the premises. Swans Brewery, Pub & Hotel is home to 30 condo-style suites in downtown Victoria with fully equipped kitchens and cozy bedding. Enjoy a broad selection of pub fare and locally brewed craft beer at the on-site pub with open-air and glass patio. Take a stroll to the nearby Old Town and enjoy all the sightseeing Victoria has to offer.
Capital City Centre Hotel
From CAD $89/ night
Park your vehicle and explore the city on foot from this well-located downtown Victoria hotel, just one black away from the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Dine in the comfort and privacy of your hotel room with room service from Splash Restaurant & Lounge’s brand-new menu. Take a dip in Canada’s only licensed poolside lounge and patio. Top attractions like Point Ellice House and the McPherson Theatre are just a short trip away.
From CAD $105/ night
The Strathcona Hotel emerged from Canada’s gold rush era and has maintained some of its historic charm. Located in the heart of downtown Victoria, you’ll never be short of things to do in this lively area. Rooms include continental breakfast served daily in the Clubhouse Grill. The Strathcona is part of a group of eight venues in the area where you can dine, party, and play. The friendly staff who go out of their way to help are a highlight of this downtown hotel.
The Bedford Regency Hotel
From CAD $89/ night
Guests love the location of this Old Town boutique hotel in Victoria, just a five-minute stroll from Inner Harbour. The historic building and bright, spacious room capture the Old World charm of the time it was built. The on-site Garrick’s Head Pub is one of the oldest in Canada, established in 1867 – the same year as Canada’s Confederation. The pub serves traditional English fare and nearly a hundred craft and import beers. Adjacent to the Bedford Regency is Bastion Square, Victoria’s heritage pedestrian walkway that fills with local musicians and artisans in the summer season.