Known as the “Garden City”, Victoria is a beautiful city on Vancouver Island with a lot to do. The most fascinating is Butchart Gardens, a Canadian National Historic Site and gorgeous flower garden. The garden is a National Historic Site of Canada, and the flower beds are filled with the scent of flowers, reminiscent of quaint villages in the English countryside.
Vancouver Island is quickly becoming one of the more expensive places to visit in Canada, but budget-conscious travelers can certainly save money on accommodation. While hotel prices may vary, we’ve put together a list of some of the cheap hotels in downtown Victoria that offer you the best value for money.
The embassy inn
From $139/night in Canadian dollars
The hotel is located in the heart of Victoria, just 5 minutes’ drive from the city centre. This hotel is located in the heart of Victoria’s city centre, offering a restaurant, a bar, a 24-hour front desk, a newspaper, a non-smoking room, a business centre, a laundry service, a breakfast delivery service, free parking, television, air conditioning, satellite TV. You can settle into one of the spacious rooms in the recently upgraded Serta Perfect Sleeper suite. You can keep up to date with the latest news through the free newspaper. Free amenities include a hot breakfast, parking and a seasonal outdoor heated pool.The Embassy Inn is the closest hotel to the BC Parliament building and is within easy walking distance to Victoria’s Inner Harbour and Beacon Hill Park.
Swan Brewery, Bar & Hotel
The historic building was once used to store grain, a tradition that Swan Brewery had when it began serving beer. The Swans Brewery, Bar and Hotel is home to 30 apartment-style suites in central Victoria, with fully equipped kitchens and comfortable bedding. Enjoy a variety of pub fare and locally brewed craft beer at the hotel’s open-air bar and glass patio. Stroll into the nearby Old Town and enjoy all the sightseeing Victoria has to offer.
Capital City Center Hotel
The hotel is located in the heart of Victoria, just a black and white away from the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. You can enjoy room service from Splash Restaurant & Lounge’s new menu in the comfort and privacy of your hotel room. Take a dip in Canada’s only licensed poolside lounge and patio, and top attractions like Point Ellice House and McPherson Theatre are within easy reach.
The Strathcona Hotel has escaped the influence of the Canadian Gold Rush era and retained some of its historical charm. Located in the heart of downtown Victoria, you’ll never be short of things to do in this bustling area. Rooms include a continental breakfast served daily at the Clubhouse Grill, and the Strathcona is part of 8 venues in the area where you can dine, party and entertain. The friendly staff went out of their way to help and was a highlight of this downtown hotel.
The Bedford Regency Hotel
Guests love the location of this boutique hotel in Old Town Victoria, just a 5-minute walk from the Inner Harbour. The historic building and spacious and bright rooms capture the old world charm of the time it was built. The hotel’s Garrick’s Head is one of Canada’s oldest bars, founded in 1867 – the same year as the Canadian Confederation. This pub serves traditional English cuisine and nearly a hundred craft and imported beers. Adjacent to the Bedford Hotel is Bastion Square, a traditional Victorian pedestrian street where local musicians and artisans perform every summer.