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.

Amenities

  • 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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Mar 18, 2020 Explorer18442745402

In difficult times, the stay was excellent! Front desk, restaurant, and cleaning services were all cheery and timely! The location is excellent! The room and amenities were clean and well-maintained. The staff were excellent!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cute, clean, comprehensive

Mar 15, 2020 FierySunSong Chilliwack, Canada

We stayed in a suite with a full kitchen, living room, and a bathroom with a soaker tub and standing shower, and it was lovely. We checked it out thoroughly and everything was sparkling clean, the kitchen came in very handy, and the room was generally nice-looking and comfortable. The only thing I would change is the bed. It was mostly… Read more
We stayed in a suite with a full kitchen, living room, and a bathroom with a soaker tub and standing shower, and it was lovely. We checked it out thoroughly and everything was sparkling clean, the kitchen came in very handy, and the room was generally nice-looking and comfortable. The only thing I would change is the bed. It was mostly comfortable, but a bit too stiff for my liking (just my preference though - my husband loved the bed). I was very impressed with the unique set up and enjoyed coming back to this room in the evenings. Read less
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Mar 14, 2020 margaret M Calgary, Canada

We have had three extended stays at The Oswego, very comfortable, centrally located. Quiet and friendly. The staff make you feel some welcome. Laundry facilities and the business office are well kept.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The staff was winderful and the room was clean and well stocked for a kitchen

Mar 13, 2020 bhotti Surrey, Canada

the staff were wonderful very friendly and the room was very well stocked for a kitchen in a hotel, the room was very clean and the bedding was excellent and the room was very quiet, cannot say anything bad about out experience at the hotel
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Mar 2, 2020 brent332

The Oswego is a gem in Victoria. I highly recommend it for location, the staff and the hotel itself! The rooms are spacious and have everything you could need. The staff courteous and incredibly helpful. The hotel is within easy walk of the downtown area. All in all couldn't have asked for more