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 getaway .

Nov 13, 2019 jldonnelly Vancouver, Canada

Another great visit. View, amenities , bistro , staff , green apples - many of the reasons this is a first choice in Victoria . The location is feast for walking either into the downtown or walking along the bluff into the cool street village .
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Modern and Central

Nov 9, 2019 Jay H Halifax

Convenient location for everything - business, tourism, dining, walking, etc. Very nice, quiet and well-equipped hotel for short to long stays. I have stayed here before, and will stay here again. Highly recommend.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great short term stay, especially if you like to prepare your own meals

Nov 8, 2019 deannalouwho Calgary, Canada

I love staying here when I visit Victoria for work because I feel like I have my own apartment. I love the separate living space and bedroom, the balcony, and the well-stocked kitchen. Grocery stores are a short walk away, and you have everything you need to make yourself any meal you'd make at home! It would be nice if they provided some… Read more
I love staying here when I visit Victoria for work because I feel like I have my own apartment. I love the separate living space and bedroom, the balcony, and the well-stocked kitchen. Grocery stores are a short walk away, and you have everything you need to make yourself any meal you'd make at home! It would be nice if they provided some seasonings and cooking oil for rooms with kitchens, but I'm sure the restaurant would have helped me out if I'd asked. Soaker tub is AMAZING. Bed is average (not bad, not life changing). Super clean and welcoming! Staff are all exceptionally nice and helpful. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel, great rooms, great views and quiet.

Nov 7, 2019 489donf Cowichan Valley, Canada

I love this hotel when I come to Victoria for work trips! Friendly staff and quiet rooms (a must for me as I have sleeping issues). My first choice for work related trips. Location is nice for walking as well!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely little hotel 2 blocks from the Victoria Clipper

Nov 4, 2019 Wendy D

We really enjoyed our stay here. The coffee is wonderful. Super clean and great location. We will stay there again and I would recommend to my clients as I'm a professional Travel Advisor and I send alot of clients to Victoria.