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“A True Gem in Victoria”
Review of The Oswego Hotel

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The Oswego Hotel
Ranked #5 of 49 Hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Edmonton
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“A True Gem in Victoria”
Reviewed 27 June 2013

It's rare that you have the opportunity to stay in a hotel that really feels connected to it's community, history and culture. The Oswego Hotel is one of those true experiences. I really feel like there was intentionality at every step of my experience. The property itself is well maintained, clean and appropriately decorated. Each and every staff member I encountered was friendly and going out of their way to give me a hand. They were also able to serve in a way that was very authentic and unpretentious. The location is also favorable if you're looking for great places to eat out while staying in Victoria. I'll be back for sure!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this review, 2 July 2013
Wow - thank you for your lovely review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us recently.

Each and every staff member works together as a team to provide a great guest experience. It is genuine and authentic! We love our loyal guests!

We look forward to welcoming you back again to stay with us next time you come to Victoria.

Thank you!
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Riverside, California
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Reviewed 27 June 2013 via mobile

We booked the Oswego together with ferry tickets. It was directly across the d treet from the Victoria Clipper terminal and a short walk to the Parliament building and the Empress. The room was well appointed and a nice size. There was music playing when we walked in. It felt like home. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone looming for place to stay in Victoria.



  • Stayed June 2013
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this review, 2 July 2013
We are thrilled you enjoyed our location and your stay with us.

We work closely with the Victoria Clipper and many of their travelers choose to stay with us due to the great location.

Our guest experience is very important and we are glad that you enjoyed the little touches we provide our hotel guests.

Thank you for your positive comments which I will definitely pass onto the team.
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Reviewed 25 June 2013 via mobile

Only spent one night. Service was prompt and courteous. Only downside on an otherwise great room was the carpeting. It was stained and ratty looking. Apparently, I have not reached my 200 word minimum! The location was nice, easy walking distance to the harbor area.

Stayed June 2013
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this review, 2 July 2013
Thank you for choosing the Oswego and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.

All of our carpets are cleaned regularly! Even now in the busy summer months we have continual carpets being cleaned as required. I have discussed your comments to our Executive Housekeeper for further inspection. I apologize if your carpet was of a sub standard level of cleanliness but you have my assurance that this has now been addressed.

We hope to be able to welcome you back to stay with us in the not to distant future.

Thank you!
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Deerfield Beach
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Reviewed 25 June 2013 via mobile

We are a family of 5 and our suite could not have been more perfect for our visit. Great fully equipped kitchen with delicious and strong coffee that we could make fresh in the French press provided. Two nice rooms and a comfortable enough sofa bed.

I would definitely recommend this for families visiting the area.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this review, 2 July 2013
Thank you for posting a review and letting everyone know how much you enjoyed your stay with us.

Our suites are very spacious for families and being close to all the downtown attractions.

Come back and visit us again soon.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2013

We booked a night as part of the package with ferry fares on BC Ferries site. We felt we got a whopping discount and could not be happier for the stay at Oswego Victoria. The hotel was modernly decorated inside out. There were about 7 or 8 units on our floor and the floor layout of these rooms seemed to help minimizing disturbances from each other. This hotel made us felt like we were in a home away from home. Right after we entered the room, both ceiling fans were turning and the jazz music was filling the rooms. The room temperature was right on the spot. And we were surprised that our one bedroom suite was furnished into a stylish and actually functional living space. Two TV’s were placed in the living room and the bedroom. The bathroom had separate walk-in shower and bathtub. The kitchen and full kitchenware in the cupboards were actually useable and not just for shown that we had seen from other suites. A French coffee press was placed on the granite countertop and a bottle of wine was chilled and sitting in the fridge. Although we did not drink it this time because we were busy sightseeing the city, but we were already talking about to just relax and enjoy the wine along with some snacks and cheese, on the balcony in a summer night if we were coming back Victoria and staying multiple nights at Oswego. And we will recommend that to anyone who stays at Oswego as well.

Some of our observation:
- Located in a relatively tranquil residential neighborhood with some other hotels.
- A short walk at night to the nearby BC Parliaments Building would be charming
- Downtown Victoria is about 1 km away
- Gated parking is available underground

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this review, 2 July 2013
Thank you for your amazing review and we are so glad you loved your stay at our hotel.

Many of our guests are pleased with the size of the suites and the fully equipped kitchens.

Live jazz every Wednesday night in our Bistro is enjoyed by locals and hotel guests.

We hope that you come back and stay with us again when you find your travels next bring you to Victoria.

Thank you!
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

Great hidden gem just a block away from the main tourist spots.
Very classy, contemporary decor.
Well-stocked kitchen for longer stays. Nice touch with ambient music and attention to detail.
Excellent bistro downstairs with gourmet menus and cheerful service.
Would definitely stay here again if we come back to Victoria. Too bad there's only one of this fantastic hotel. Highly recommend it!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this review, 25 June 2013
So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us - I will definitely pass on your positive comments to the hardworking Oswego team.


We appreciate you as our hotel guests. We know there are many choices of hotel to choose from in Victoria. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us in the very near future.

Thank you!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2013

Highly recommend this hotel! The unexpected room upgrade that we enjoyed was most welcome. The two bedroom suite was so nice that we contemplated moving in full-time. The staff was incredibly polite and helpful as we Yanks got our bearings for our one night in Victoria. We enjoyed walking from the hotel to wherever we wanted in the downtown area, including the hotel's neighborhood itself which was a lovely part of town.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this review, 25 June 2013
Appreciate your review. Very glad you enjoyed the hotel and our location. Many of our guests really enjoy being close to everything but on the quieter side of the inner harbor.

We look forward to welcoming you back again with us soon.

Thank you!
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Additional Information about The Oswego Hotel

Property: The Oswego Hotel
Address: Hotel 500 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 5C1, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Victoria
#4 Luxury Hotel in Victoria
#8 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
#10 Family Hotel in Victoria
#11 Business Hotel in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Oswego Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Oswego Hotel experience is unique to Victoria, British Columbia. We are a sophisticated, urban, boutique hotel steps away from the Inner Harbour and downtown. This is a chic destination for the discerning and adventurous traveler. Whether romance, business travel or a much-needed getaway brings you to Victoria, the Oswego's combination of modern design, incredible service and the luxury amenities makes it the perfect place to get a taste of the city's natural surroundings and urban vibe. Whether you make it a base for business meetings or for taking advantage of the city's many cultural, shopping or outdoor adventure options, the Oswego offers a boutique-hotel experience in a prime setting. Enjoy all the action vibrant Victoria has to offer from a downtown destination that's like no other. ... more   less 
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