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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely place to stay in Victoria

Aug 17, 2019 Lillianandian E Melbourne, Australia

Very nice to stay at with the location just around the corner from the city centre. Fisherman’s Wharf was five minute walk in other direction. Room was excellent size although a normal lounge chair to sit in would be good rather than high bar seats/chairs. Very friendly and helpful staff.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Boutique hotel with great location

Aug 13, 2019 SLTraveller2914 Sugar Land, Texas

Lovely unique small hotel—small suites perfect for a longer stay. Strange thing though—the bathroom is on the other side of the kitchen—not near the bedroom. I’m not sure if all rooms are the same layout. Classy little fully equipped kitchen, living room with big screen TV. Separate bedroom with another TV. Balcony to enjoy your morning coffee. … Read more
Lovely unique small hotel—small suites perfect for a longer stay. Strange thing though—the bathroom is on the other side of the kitchen—not near the bedroom. I’m not sure if all rooms are the same layout. Classy little fully equipped kitchen, living room with big screen TV. Separate bedroom with another TV. Balcony to enjoy your morning coffee. All in all it was very nice except bed was small and not too comfy Read less
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Aug 13, 2019 ShawnaLee J

Staff is very accommodating. We arrived early and were going to just drop luggage off, but our room was ready. We stayed in a two bedroom suite. Beautiful room. So close to the harbour and good food. Would stay here again
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Aug 11, 2019 Roger S

Hotel was very close to Clipper/Ferry, just a short walk. The hotel staff was great and the two bedroom suite was big enough for our friends and family to drop by for a visit for dinner during our stay.
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Aug 10, 2019 corcoransally1

Clean, comfortable and great location. Location has food and a bar. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. They have a great understanding of the area and can give recommendations and directions around town