The Oswego Hotel

Victoria, Vancouver Island

The hotel

A sophisticated space, The Oswego Hotel is an upmarket urban escape just a stroll from Victoria’s Inner Harbour and downtown delights. Oozing style through every inch, you can laze in the lounge with its comfy sofas and grey stone walls, unwind on the patio, or head into O Café and Bistro to drink and dine. By morning the bistro brings you breakfasts of Bond Bonds Bakery pastries, with your caffeine-fix courtesy of Bows & Arrows Coffee Roasters. Then, come evening, it dishes up sharing plates of local and foraged food, sometimes served up with live piano or jazz. Of course, you could simply retreat to your room, with its gourmet kitchen dressed in stainless steel, slate, and granite — and there’s always in-room dining if you’re no Nigella.


  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in the residential neighborhood of James Bay. Transfer time from Vancouver Airport: 3 hours 10 minutes to include a ferry crossing.

Hotel information

80 rooms. All with flat-screen TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, coffee maker, microwave, mini-fridge, kitchen, bathroom with separate soaker tubs and showers, hairdryer and iron and board. Studio Rooms have a kitchenette and most have a private patio with beautiful views of the historic surrounding neighbourhood. With 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

One-Bedroom Suites include a fully equipped gourmet kitchen and a large living space with a queen-size pull-out sofa bed, flat-screen television and dining area. The large patios offer panoramic city views. With 1 queen-size bed and 1 queen-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Two-Bedroom Suites feature 2 bathrooms a fully equipped gourmet kitchen and a large living space with a queen-size pull-out sofa bed, flat-screen television, dining area and balcony access. Each bedroom has 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

O Café and Bistro featuring the finest in local bites and coffees by day and globally inspired sharing plates and authentic beverages by night. In-room dining*. Live piano and live jazz events throughout the year. Victoria Spa Services*. Fitness centre. Underground parking available for CA$15 per day (payable locally, subject to change). Laundry facilities*.

*Denotes local charge.

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Jun 15, 2019 juned139 Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Lovely comfortable suite rooms. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good position just a short walk for sightseeing in Victoria. Nice selection of food and drink ( Happy hour) small but sheltered outside seating area.
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Jun 10, 2019 Road509613

The charge for this room and quality of pull out bed and other amenities was definitely not worth the money ! Definitely could find a cheaper property for better room quality in the area of downtown Victoria
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Jun 8, 2019 Navigator537136

Hotel was clean, comfortable and convenient to everything. Enjoyed being able to have breakfast out on the patio. Staff was very helpful and courteous. Would love to visit again and highly recommend this hotel
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Jun 7, 2019 Happiness48833288797

I loved staying at the Oswego Hotel. It is very close to the ferry dock, downtown, the museum, and lots of other activities. We had a lovely suite with a sweeping view of the city and a small balcony. I loved having a kitchenette. Wonderful for our special occasion.
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Jun 6, 2019 Dreamer28022133170

The staff at the Oswego were exceptional and arranged for my early check-in, the rooms were clean and comfortable with a kitchenette which was much appreciated. Out of all the hotels I have stayed at in Vic, this one has the best coffee.