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“Phenomenal place to stay in Victoria”
Review of The Oswego Hotel

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The Oswego Hotel
Ranked #6 of 47 Hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We stayed here while looking for a house, and we fell in love with this hotel. Even though we paid a little more than our hotel budget we saved overall thanks to the full kitchen, which allowed us to spend a lot less on food.
Service here is excellent, the rooms feel like home and you're only two blocks away from the inner harbour. We saved money on gas being walking distance from tourist attractions, shopping, banks, grocery stores, etc.
The cleaning and turn-down staff were great. It was always a pleasure coming back to our room to find they had worked their magic.

Room Tip: Our room was a Premium Suite with a balcony facing the ocean and the mountains in Washington. It was...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jennifer B
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Wow! Thank you for your lovely review. We are so very pleased that you enjoyed not only the service and location but everything that encompasses the guest experience for our loyal and special guests.

I will pass on your comments to the hardworking Oswego team.

Even though you have now moved to Victoria we very much hope that you visit the Oswego when you are settled

Welcome to Victoria!

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

From the front desk staff, to the housekeeping, & the Bistro. The people at the Oswego made our stay a wonderful experience. They were helpful, attentive and friendly at all times. We had a lovely breakfast on the patio - tasty & satisfying!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Tina H
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2014

Thank you!

Yes the team work hard together to ensure our guests have a wonderful experience whilst staying at the Oswego hotel.

I will pass on your positive comments to the team.

We hope to welcome you back to stay with us again soon.

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

From the very beginning of my stay until the very end, I was so incredibly happy and well looked after. A beautiful hotel, with amazing suites (so much space, and an AMAZING bath, not to mention a GREAT bed with awesome wall-mounted flatscreen TV), and incredibly helpful staff. A big shout out to Amanda at the Front Desk who was so welcoming, helpful, friendly and made my stay one to remember. She really took the time to explain things to me, help me with booking tours and creating an itinerary, and telling me about cool events happening locally. Plus she was just so gosh-darn upbeat! Loved it, great energy! The hotel is close enough to the heart of the city of Victoria to be but a short walk away, but far enough away to have some quiet space. Loved this place. Would recommend it to ANYONE.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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2  Thank Emily S
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2014

Wow, we are thrilled that you had a good stay with us.

Yes Amanda is a very valued member of the front office team. The whole team work hard together under the terrific leadership of Jessie Hsu, our Guest Services Manager to ensure our guests have a wonderful stay at the hotel.

Thank you again and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to stay with us in the near future.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

I recently shared a room with my mother at The Oswego Hotel for my cousin's wedding. I was lucky to get the room early to change for the wedding as we arrived same day. The room is fantastic and has great amenities like a fully functional kitchenette. I so wish we were staying longer. The bed was very comfortable. The room is spacious with lots of lighting. We were lucky to have a nice view as well.

The wedding reception was also held at the hotel and was also catered by the hotel. The food was cocktail style, lots of variety and very tasty.

The hotel is also within walking distance to many of Victoria's sites and attractions. A beautiful place!

PS: Turn down service featuring chocolates, and mint water at your bedside!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Lesley C
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Thank you for your recent review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the hotel not only for your stay but for the Wedding that was located at the O Bistro in the Hotel.

I will pass on your positive comments to the team.

We hope to welcome you back to the hotel when your travels bring you back to Victoria.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

A wonderful experience. Close to everything, new, clean, friendly service and studio was very convenient, all utensils provided. Need blackout curtains to block out sunlight. Restaurant was very good.



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Thank Vivienne G
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Thank you for your review. We hope to welcome you back to stay with us again soon

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

I first visited the Owsego when they opened a number of years ago. Upon my arrival this time there was a personal note from the manager welcoming me back! ( nice touch you...) While there was a wedding on Saturday night which closed the bistro, the staff made great recommendations for cool restaurants in walking distance. Our room was spotless, quiet and a great couples escape. We'll be back!

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Neo604
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Thank you for your review - We definitely value all of our guests but especially our guests that keep returning to stay with us. We appreciate you!

Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us along with our location and amenities

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

Thank you!

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

The suite was large and comfortable, with modern high-end decor. Bed was great, and all suites have kitchenettes and luxurious bathrooms.
Staff was helpful, friendly and knowledgeable, and noticed that hotel security was perhaps a step above.
We only stayed one night, but it would probably be good for longer stays, although there is no pool or hot tub. Had breakfast only in the restaurant (too many favourite restaurants in the area!), and although the food was quite good the service was slow, even though it was not busy.
The lounge is very quiet, if you like that, but we weren't there the night they have live jazz, so may be livelier then.
Overall, would be happy to stay here again if the price was right (which it sometimes is)

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rockhoun
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OswegoHotelGManager, General Manager at The Oswego Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to complete an online review.

I apologize that you found our service a little slow in the O Bistro. I have passed your comments onto the Food and Beverage Supervisor so that we can improve for all of our guests.

We are pleased that you enjoyed the hotel overall and we hope to welcome you back to stay with us again soon.

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Additional Information about 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: £75 - £179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Oswego Hotel Victoria
The Oswego Hotel Victoria, Vancouver Island

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