Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Victoria, Vancouver Island

The hotel

You’ll find the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, stood in all its glory, on the North Shores with Mount Baker as its backdrop. With seaside mineral baths, in-room chef services, a spa with a eucalyptus steam sauna, and a spa-inspired tub in every room, it’s clear to see why this hotel has won award after award. You can sit back and enjoy the beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean while enjoying some food in one of the restaurants, or if you prefer eating out you’re just a short taxi ride away.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Free Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On Beach Drive in Victoria, overlooking the San Juan Islands and Mount Baker. Within walking distance to the Victoria Golf Club and Oak Bay Marina. Transfer time from Victoria airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

100 rooms, all with TV, telephone, air-conditioning, spa-style bathroom, fireplace, iron and board and hairdryer. Guest Rooms Residential View have views of the city, some with private balcony or patio, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Guest Room Partial Ocean View have partial views of the sea, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Guest Room Ocean View have uninterrupted views of the sea, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

One-Bedroom Suite Residentail View have views of the city, and feature a separate living room with kitchen and dining area, with 1 king-size bed and 1 pull-out sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

3 dining options: The Snug Pub (classic pub food and modern cuisine), The Dining Room (intimate, formal dining, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Kate's Cafe (freshly baked good and snacks, and hot drinks). Room service*. Boathouse Spa. 3 outdoor heated mineral baths. Fitness centre. Yoga classes*. Dry cleaning services*. Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary self-parking. Valet parking: CA$15 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: the Boathouse Spa and heated outdoor mineral pools have a minimum age requirement of 16 years.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Utterly sublime

Jul 2, 2020 explorer031 Vancouver, Canada

My wife and I decided to do a repeat visit to the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, one of our favourite spots for a quiet and romantic getaway on the island. This was our first time escaping the house since the Covid pandemic hit BC and we could not wait to get out of town and into that glorious setting. As expected, the OBBH did not disappoint. First,… Read more
My wife and I decided to do a repeat visit to the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, one of our favourite spots for a quiet and romantic getaway on the island. This was our first time escaping the house since the Covid pandemic hit BC and we could not wait to get out of town and into that glorious setting. As expected, the OBBH did not disappoint. First, kudos to management for providing us with a safe, sanitized and touches experience. While all staff wore masks and remained at a distance, we still felt the warmth and a welcoming vibe in all encounters. At this point, we are used to masks and the reality, but it did not touch how much we loved our experience. We booked a spectacular 2-floor suite (I highly suggest room 507) with a view of the pools and the water. It was dreamy and we didn't want to leave the room! Lastly, we dined in the Snug, a comfortable pub style restaurant. Their fine dining room is closed and this was the only option. The food, service, view and overall experience was perfect. Thank you team at OBBH, as always we love returning and will be back for more pampering! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Staycation Ever!

Jun 24, 2020 Trip438414

We are still beaming with baby moon bliss after our stay at the stunning Oak Bay Beach hotel. Upon check in, concierge Dillon made us feel very special and right at home. To follow, we were blown away by our spacious garden view ocean suite which includes a patio table to dine and overlooks the garden terrace and ocean views. We were just steps… Read more
We are still beaming with baby moon bliss after our stay at the stunning Oak Bay Beach hotel. Upon check in, concierge Dillon made us feel very special and right at home. To follow, we were blown away by our spacious garden view ocean suite which includes a patio table to dine and overlooks the garden terrace and ocean views. We were just steps away from the mineral pools and that was so wonderful to be able to quickly walk out to! There is nothing more relaxing than being surrounded by the ocean and floating in these pools! The poolside food and cocktail service is just an added bonus to this that very few hotels in Victoria would offer. It truly is like being on vacation! We very much appreciated the attention to detail with respect to social distancing safety precautions at the hotel. They did not go unnoticed. The beds are so comfortable, the proximity to downtown Victoria is unbeatable, AND their new Faro pizza is unquestionably some of the best in town. Thank you to Karina in reservations, Anneke in marketing, Tikvah at the Boathouse Spa, and Nolan at Faro Pizza for your exceptional and personable customer service. The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is definitely our home away from home and we cannot wait to return! Natasha Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating So over this hotel!

Jun 13, 2020 E7638QWchristinas Tsawwassen, Canada

This place has gone soooooo downhill! Used to be my absolute fave and totally understood why voted top 10 in BC, and even Canada, on so many levels, but boy the service is garbage now, PRE Covid... they begged me to take my last review post down, as it was one of my worst hotel stays ever, and offered to make it right next time I came... nothing… Read more
This place has gone soooooo downhill! Used to be my absolute fave and totally understood why voted top 10 in BC, and even Canada, on so many levels, but boy the service is garbage now, PRE Covid... they begged me to take my last review post down, as it was one of my worst hotel stays ever, and offered to make it right next time I came... nothing has changed and I don’t even want to be here for free, let alone pay the inflated rates they charge... will not stay here again and I don’t recommend anyone does unless you don’t mind horrible service. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolute favourite hotel for us!

Jun 7, 2020 Meghan M Victoria, Canada

We’re local and absolutely love the OBBH. We booked in for a night June 5 to get out of our house during covid. The hotel staff was amazing the moment we arrived. The staff is all wearing masks and we felt very safe the entire time. Our room was perfect, as usual. We had a wonderful time at the pool! Order the mojito, pool side. We will continue… Read more
We’re local and absolutely love the OBBH. We booked in for a night June 5 to get out of our house during covid. The hotel staff was amazing the moment we arrived. The staff is all wearing masks and we felt very safe the entire time. Our room was perfect, as usual. We had a wonderful time at the pool! Order the mojito, pool side. We will continue to visit the hotel due to the amazing time we always have!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! 5++++

Apr 11, 2020 Cherrybomb0413 Victoria, Canada

This was my third stay at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. We just managed to sneak in a last minute stay before the pandemic and I am sooo glad we did!! The hotel was pristine as always and the front desk remembered me from my previous stays. The hotel always goes above and beyond to make me feel so special and important. The heated mineral baths were… Read more
This was my third stay at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. We just managed to sneak in a last minute stay before the pandemic and I am sooo glad we did!! The hotel was pristine as always and the front desk remembered me from my previous stays. The hotel always goes above and beyond to make me feel so special and important. The heated mineral baths were amazing as always. Special shout out to the front office manager Shane for his kindness and understanding when I called in about bringing my puppers and to Tina at the spa for managing to get me a last minute much needed pedicure. We didn’t get a chance to dine in the restaurant this time but our room service as bang on and delicious. Kudos to the chef and culinary team :) Thank you for another memorable experience:) I love this hotel so much and can’t wait for trip number four when the world is back to normal. Read less