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Victorian Hotel
Ranked #38 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 April 2013

After being unable to book a room at my regular hotel, I searched and came across the Victorian Hotel.
Reservations were made and my request for a room with en suite bath was easily made with the assistance of staff.

The hotel is currently undergoing renovations, but was extremely clean.
Our room was very clean, comfortable and reasonably priced for such a large, comfortable suite.
My only issue was the parking, or lack thereof.

But the staff were helpful with providing locations to park and we found that Easy Park lot (3) at 535 Richards was the best value - $9.35 for hours.

All in all, it was a great place to stay and I look forward to coming back again to stay when time and finances allow.

Room Tip: room 207 is awesome as it is at the end of the hall with no noise or disturbances.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Brian M, General Manager at Victorian Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2013

Dear Brandis, we're sure glad you found us and thank you for the review. We are very close to finishing the renovations which means we'll soon get our full parking lot back. We look forward to seeing you during the Canucks' play-off run!

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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Pros: The decor was Victorianesque. It was pretty close to things to do and places to eat. There was a really cool bar right nearby called EXP; it's for gamers and we found it highly entertaining. Complimentary breakfast was good. Shampoo and conditioner provided in the shower were fine.

Weird: The room had a stand-alone sink, which is important because the whole level shares a few bathrooms (toilets + shower). That was the strangest thing to me, but fortunately I didn't have to get up in the middle of the night to use the restroom.

Cons: The room was small, but it's only there for sleeping anyway. The blasted seagulls woke me up at 6:30am. They were painting during the day and requested we go around to the other staircase (there was another staircase?), so there were dropcloths all over the place and some paint on the carpet. The conceirge was not particularly friendly, but maybe Canada doesn't train it's people to be overly friendly (the servers at restaurants were friendly, so it was probably the dude just being no friendly). Checking out, the lady concierge didn't ask how our stay was, so I forgot to tell her the hairdryer didn't work.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Dian S
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Brian M, General Manager at Victorian Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2013

Dear Dian S., thank you for submitting your review. And thank you as well for enduring the final day of our painting project. I genuinely regret that you misunderstood our shared bath concept when you booked one of our economy rooms. Like you said it was unique to you. Sorry about that. Also your perception of the desk staff is a surprise, as if anything, I have to temper their ebullience. Hopefully you will give us another opportunity to display our true colours.

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Reviewed 1 April 2013

My self and my boyfriend just spent 2 nights here and found it wonderful. We stayed in a King Room and paid the extra for a Private Bathroom. The room was small but we expected this. Bathroom was across the hall but worked out well for us.
The hotel did have a lot of outside noise and we could here the people above walking around but thats what happens with older buildings.
The staff did not interact with us much at all but we did see them interact more with other guests.
Would definately stay again.

Room Tip: It is worth paying the extra for a private bathroom.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brian M, General Manager at Victorian Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2013

Dear Tamela81, I'd like to start by thanking you for your great review. Secondly, I'm at a loss for words with respect to you not getting a healthy dose of Victorian Hotel staff interaction. That's just it., rarely does our staff lack words to say to ALL our visitors. Make sure you raise this issue on your next visit and we'll chat your ear off! Be careful what you wish for and we look forward to seeing you next time.

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Reviewed 16 March 2013

We loved staying here! It was classy, had character, including a suit of armor (!), and they upgraded us for free when we arrived. The staff was friendly and the rooms were beautiful. I would travel back to Vancouver just to stay here again. It was in a perfect location, within walking distance of shops, restaurants, the steam clock, and not too far from the port where our cruise ship was leaving from the next day. Highly recommend!

Room Tip: It was nice having a room with its own private bathroom.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Brian M, General Manager at Victorian Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2013

Dear "Love2travel1821", what a wonderful review. Thank you very much and bon voyage.

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Reviewed 27 February 2013

I just stayed at the Victorian Hotel in Vancouver. The location was great for walking around with lots of resturants nearby. The rooms were warm and well appointed and sparkling clean shared bathrooms. It was the kind of intimate charm I like to feel when visitng a new city; so much more compelling that the huge homogenized hotel chains nearby.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Brian M, General Manager at Victorian Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2013

Dear 'San Francisco Fun
Thank you so very much for your kind words and genuine appreciation of our hotel's unique character.

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Reviewed 27 February 2013

A treat to find a funky old gal like this in the heart of Vancouver. Great location to base a trip out of - easy walking distance to any spot in the area.
I had a king room, en suite that was spotless clean, with fluffy towels and super comfy bed. The character comes from the hardwood floors, the crown mouldings and the unique furniture. The staff was very helpful and the breakfast substantial for a continental type.
Great dollar value in a city that is not known for deals.

Room Tip: Ask for the backside - quieter than the ones on Pender Street.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Brian M, General Manager at Victorian Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2013

Dear "Good2gotravel"
On behalf of this funky-old-gal I'd like to thank you for your review. It sounds like you two hit it off rather well and I know she will be anxiously awaiting your return.

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Reviewed 15 February 2013

My husband & I just spent a night @ the Victorian last weekend (February 10th) for our brother's 50th birthday! We stayed here with several other couples, so it was a great place to be all together. The rooms were very charming, with lots of character, and the king sized bed was very comfy & it had nice bedding! Despite the hotel itself being quite run down, the rooms were clean & very comfortable! Also we loved the location, as we were within walking distance to Gastown where we had dinner at The Alibi Room. Great price for being in such a great location!

Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Brian M, General Manager at Victorian Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2013

Many thanks Barb F and happy belated birthday to your very young brother. It’s great to have groups of friends and family in house as they make us feel a little more like home. Nice call on the Alibi Room, it’s just another in the long list of cool places to go in Gastown. We are this close to finishing our current renovations and I’m sure that by the time of your next visit you will be duly impressed with the results.

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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: £59 - £136 (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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