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Victorian Hotel
Ranked #38 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 August 2011

Clean rooms, nice linens, shared bathrooms are convenient, clean and really nice. Breakfast better than the average continential. Convenient to public transportation, walked to the ship port with two children without any problem. Thought the surrounding area was fine. No problems at all. Would stay there again!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

We had a good overall experience at the Victorian Hotel. It was absolutely clean, roomy with 3 queen beds and a nice continental breakfast. The bathroom was old and needed some work. It was not as advertised with marble and fashionable hardware but met our needs for a family of five on holiday. The beds were cozy, soft cotton sheets, NO BEDBUGS. The location was perfect, close to Gastown, downtown, access to Granville, Chinatown and Stanley Park. The Salvation Army across the street was a non issue. Our room was on the front of the hotel and the street was quite loud until late, but the fans set up in the room drowned it out - no A/C. Parking in the hotel lot is $20/ day, but we found street parking to be fine instead.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank mirabelle7430
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

This hotel has a great location, is quiet, clean and updated room, private, and an excellent price.

I regularly recommend it and fear others ruinning our hidden gem!

Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
Thank FraserCarrie
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

Fantastic hotel. Excelent room. Very friendly staff. Very good breakfast. Convenient localion near Grainville Street and Pacific Center. A very nice place to stay in Vancouver.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Thank engenheirow
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

Our wedding was on May 22nd and we had many out of town guests. We were looking for a hotel with a decent reputation and reasonable prices close to Gastown where our wedding venue was located. When we called the hotel they said that we would receive a discount for booking our wedding party/friends with them. We advertised this to our guests and family. We were embarrassed to be denied a group discount during check out. Even though we mentioned the name of the hotel manager, they denied the possibility of any discount. What's most unprofessional, is they claimed they could not get in touch with my husband so they decided to charge his bill to his mother's card because she had the same last name. When she called to dispute the charge, they had the nerve to admit to doing this on purpose because for some reason the card would not go through and since his mother had the same name they didn't see any harm in charging it to hers so they could get credit. This caused a lot of initial confusion and unnecessary stress to his mother. The hotel refused to reimburse his mother for overcharging and so my husband paid her what she was overcharged when they should have called my husband. Now I just found out I have 3 charges to my card from the Hotel and I have no idea what they are for. I called to get a break down of the costs and they told me I had to call back during specific hours when the manager was in. I think the front desk clerk or someone else on duty should be competent enough to handle billing enquiries. So now I'm left with an overcharge of $500 and playing phone tag to dispute an overcharge.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

We stayed here 4 nights. Upon arrival the receptionist did not ask how our trip to the hotel had been and for the 1st time of all our travels around the world we had to pay the full amount beforehand. Not so much trouble, but a little strange. The room was nice, clean (however we saw a mouse one afternoon under the closet) and with a lot of antiques. If you like a quiet and roomy breakfast, you will not find it here. The space is too small for 45 rooms, however they might rebuild this, as there was some renovation going on. There is small kitchen in this area and about 5 tables, so we ended up eating our breakfast in the small lounge. The hotel is located near Gastown which was nice as there are nice places to have dinner. During our stay and at checking out, no receptionist asked if we liked our stay, which gave us a quite unpersonal feel. Maybe our expectations were too high.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2011

We stayed here for our first night in Vancouver, and it was a lovely place to stay. Full of character, comfortable, and in a convenient location. Also great value. No complaints, and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank zenzen1984
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Additional Information about Victorian Hotel

Address: 514 Homer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2V6, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Gastown
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Price Range: £58 - £135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Victorian Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, discover the Victorian Hotel-a newly renovated boutique-style property housed in a beautiful brick Victorian era building dating back to 1898. Once inside,guests are transported to the 21st century with 47 beautifully appointed guest rooms designed to create a truly alternative hotel experience.The location is at the nexus of 3 distinct neighborhoods. Historic Gastown,trendy Yaletown and the brand new development of Coal Harbour next to the Convention Centre, are all within walking distance.The shopping district of Robson street and the entertainment sector of Granville are also just minutes away. Waterfront Sky Train station and Roger's Arena are both approximately 5 minute walks from the hotel. ... more   less 
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