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Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Victoria, BC, Canada (YYJ)

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Oak Bay Beach Hotel
1175 Beach Dr, Victoria, BC Canada V8S2N2

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Dining options at Oak Bay Beach Hotel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/cafť. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility and a steam room. This hotel has a business center and offers small meeting rooms and audiovisual equipment. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include gift shops/newsstands, a porter/bellhop, and an elevator (lift). This is a smoke-free property.

All guestrooms at Oak Bay Beach Hotel feature fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Kitchens or kitchenettes include microwaves and refrigerators. Bathrooms feature hair dryers. In addition to phones, guestrooms offer free local calls (restrictions may apply). Televisions have pay movies. Rooms also include irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is offered and guests may request wake-up calls.

Based on 1054 reviews
from Halifax, Canada
Submitted on 04-06-2016
Usually use this hotel when in Victoria; great location for Oak Bay, but worth considering for downtown too. It has the upscale elegance and service that the four-star chains have lost. I usually get up early, put on the warm gown they provide, and walk down through the gardens to the waterside exercise room, then on to the warm-water pool and then to one of the hot-tubs. Perfect start to the day. Always look forward to the visit.
from Anacortes, Washington
Submitted on 04-06-2016
If you are looking for something other than the inner harbor experience, this is it. Great customer service, pools and food. Good size rooms with great amenities. An overall relaxing weekend using the spa, pools, hot tubs with a great vibe.
from Calgary, Canada
Submitted on 05-06-2016
If you have not stayed at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel you are missing out. Treat yourself as it is truly an amazing experience. We walked to downtown which was a lovely stroll and a great way to see the neighbourhood. We were out for the Oak Bay Half Marathon and will continue to come out for the rate just to be able to have the luxury of staying at the hotel.
from Tacoma, WA
Submitted on 06-06-2016
This review should have been 5 stars, and honestly, if I could I would give it 4.5 stars. We stayed there (room 511) the evening of June 4th to celebrate our anniversary. My husband surprised me with a trip to Victoria via the Clipper and he decided on our lodgings so I had no idea what to expect. As soon as we pulled up I was in awe. The grounds, the facility is amazing! And then you get that amazing view upon entering the building. Just perfect. Our room was just as nice with a wonderful vie... Read more
from missouri
Submitted on 06-06-2016
We booked a 2 night stay at this property and were so pleased. The inside and outside are lovely and the setting of the mineral pools over the bay is a real treat. Our room was beautifully appointed and spacious with a partial ocean view. Ocean views are available from the restaurants, pools and common areas - designed to take in the vistas. This is a luxury property without any stuffiness. The bellman will take you downtown and back for a $15 fee - same as a cab fee, but nicer vehicle. The fro... Read more
from Friday Harbor
Submitted on 07-06-2016
Oak Bay High School Class of 66..Some of us stayed for the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful relaxing surroundings. Quiet and friendly with plenty of space to gather. Nicely supplied rooms with kitchen supplies can bring a few goodies . Wonderful comfortable beds !
from Kitchener, Canada
Submitted on 24-06-2016
Peaceful location. Staff is obliging and friendly. I remarked often how it does not feel like a hotel but a post condominium complex. Spectacular ocean front property, impeccably groomed pool area. Never an overcrowded feeling in the hotel but it was full at the time. Excellent dining in the Pub and Dining room.
from Laval
Submitted on 26-06-2016
Waited until 5:30 to get my room Once in the room the door wouldn't lock We had to wait another hour for the door to be fixed We waste our time waiting in the hotel and had less time to explore the city This hotel isn't worthy of 5 stars
from Vancouver, Washington
Submitted on 27-06-2016
Our visit to the hotel was met with much anticipation! We were so excited to be returning. Once we got settled we noticed that things were a little "off". There were fees for things that previously complimentary. Housekeeping services were so different that there was no comparison to past stays. We had to request for our shower drain issue to be addressed for two days before it was resolved. The mineral pools were no longer a quiet sanctuary. There were kids jumping, diving, and screaming... Read more
from Kelowna
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Oak bay is such a beautiful location. The views from the spa/pools are unbelievable. Go after 10pm or before 8am if you'd like it to be quieter. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. Food in the dining room was okay, not amazing, but this did not deter from the quality of the our stay. Absolutely coming back to the Oak Bay Beach hotel for our next getaway.
from Brisbane
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Our daughter arranged everything from Australia for us! Our 3 children gave us this gift for our 40th wedding anniversary! What a lovely surprise! It all ran very smoothly considering it was arranged out of country! A wonderful stay in a beautiful suite overlooking the ocean! Utmost cleanliness & pampering as well as a great sleep!! A real memorable treat for us!! Thank you!
from Erie
Submitted on 01-07-2016
This hotel is not at all as advertised! The service was substandard in many ways. There was no beach front to explore on as mentioned in the ads, there were only a few rocks on an area in front of the pool. The natural mineral pools on the beach front were only in the SPA and it required an expensive spa appointment to even see them.The maid service left a lot to be desired and the phone service was even worse.
from calgary
Submitted on 02-07-2016
We had a great room over looking the ocean and pools. Definitely take the time to use the different pools and steam room. It was a great way to start and end your day. The food was typical pub food so don't get your hopes up too much.
from Stirling, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Excellent hotel in great situation. Views from the hotel are stunning as are the massive rooms. This hotel has been constructed to a very high standard throughout. Staff are also excellent and well trained.
from Kelowna
Submitted on 05-07-2016
We love this hotel! It's so gorgeous. Updated yet retains an old-world, Victorian charm. Oak Bay is a lovely part of Victoria, albeit a wee bit out of town. Cab ride from the airport was very expensive ($60 plus) & it's a bit of a jaunt to walk anywhere except maybe Oak Bay Village, which is quaint. Great spot to go for a nice run/walk along Willows Beach and through the lovely neighbourhoods. Excellent spa and the hot pools over looking the ocean are divine. Rooms are spacious with a nice kitch... Read more
from Vancouver
Submitted on 05-07-2016
really love this trip. will come back pretty soon. fantastic place for getaway, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. the hotel is quiet, pool is beautiful and it opens until 12 am is really great. but the mattress seems a bit soft.
from Churchville
Submitted on 06-07-2016
We stayed 2 nights at Oak Bay during a recent return from an Alaskan road trip. We could not have been happier with the service or accommodations. The hotel and it's grounds are beautiful. From the moment we pulled in the staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. We had made a special request to have some extra bedding sent up to the room and the front desk was extremely helpful. We enjoyed the pool with the beautiful view of the bay and dined in the pub which was also wonderful! This ... Read more
from West Orange, New Jersey, USA
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Fantasric setting, gorgeous grounds, spacious rooms and a delightful staff. While it is a drive to downtown it is worth it. Everyone working at OBBH looks to make your stay special. You will love this spot.
from Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Submitted on 11-07-2016
After a couple of not so great days in Vancouver we needed a positive when we returned to the island and choose this hotel. What a lovely treat to end off with before heading home up island. The staff were so gracious and understood our needs for a little break and bent over backwards to accommodate us. The room was beautiful, the view magnificent, and all this on short notice. We were delighted with our stay.
from Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
Submitted on 11-07-2016
After the busyness of life, this experience was like being on a tropical Island being served like royalty & having your body return to life! The view was nothing short of soectacular as we layed behind glass panels overlooking the ocean with it's ever changing views of sealife, sailboats and sky formations. Breathtaking! Sooo what we needed :)
from Calgary, Canada
Submitted on 11-07-2016
My husband and I stayed there the first week of July for 5 nights. For the price that we paid, I wish we had gotten an ocean view. The front desk staff were great and very accommodating. The pool is lovely but as soon as the sun goes down, the mosquitos come out and the hotel did nothing to prevent them (citronella candles might have helped?). We were going to order room service until we noticed there was a $5.00 fee plus 18% service charge on top of the regular tax so we ate at the Snug Pub and... Read more
from Munster, Germany
Submitted on 12-07-2016
The hotel is located close to Oak Bay Village with the charming Oak Bay Marina (meet the locals there) and some nice shops and restaurants. The rooms are good, the view is stunning but best of all are the pools close to the pacific. The only drawback is the distance from downtown, you will have to take a taxi (the hotel shuttle costs the same) or the bus or bicycle to get there.
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 12-07-2016
We Torontonians have family in the area ....a great place for us to gather , tour from . When you go, don't miss Butchart Gardens ,downtown Victoria or the tranquil deer wandering the local Oak Bay Village area.
from Surrey, Canada
Submitted on 13-07-2016
There were 14 guests and everyone had nothing but excellent things to say about their stay. It is not easy to please a large group of people at all times but The Oak Bay Beach Hotel sure did that! My birthday was perfect! Thank you for such a lovely stay. We will be returning again.
from Maple Plain
Submitted on 13-07-2016
We came for a day of business in Victoria and decided to stay the weekend since the pictures of BC seemed so lovely. This hotel is not surrounded by other hotels or the hustle and bustle of downtown Victoria, BC (which by the way is close and is a very neat city). It provides, luxury, serenity & pampering at its best. You will not be disappointed.
from southern gulf islands, bc canada
Submitted on 14-07-2016
great staff, clean rooms, plenty of amenities. the slope return from the spa baths is an issue. continental breakfast would be a perfecting addition. good for middle aged, elderly may find a bit too strenuous, unless you are in athletic form at 85. beautiful hotel, incredible views all around, excellent neighborhood. our room was unfortunately facing the street at both sides, and we needed to be careful with the curtains, that the entire street could see in the giant picture window. so if your s... Read more
from Nanaimo
Submitted on 14-07-2016
The hotel itself is beautiful - very high end rooms, quiet, comfortable, spacious and clean; some with beautiful views. The food was wonderful. The pools are amazing...different temperatures to move from one to another. I spent a couple of hours in them with my friend, visiting and enjoying the warm temperature, then moving to the next warmer one when the evening got cooler, and finally into the hottest tub. It was lovely to sit there and breathe in the sea air. I'd come back in a heartbeat... Read more
from Red Deer
Submitted on 15-07-2016
We had a great time. Have already recomended it to all my family and friends . The staff was very kind, helpful in any need or questions you had. The rooms we Awesome Iv stayed in many 5 stars and this hotel was that and above. My husband has food allergies so we recommend a full kitchen to do most of our own cooking. The kitchen had ever think you would need. The lobby, and the rest of the hotel was emacculan! . The out side mineral pool was so nice and warm. In three days there I was in th... Read more
from Beaverton
Submitted on 17-07-2016
This was the perfect place to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The service in both the hotel and the restaurants was excellent. The room was quiet, well-appointed, comfortable, and clean enough to satisfy even customers with the highest of standards. Located on the bay near a marina, the hotel is in a gorgeous neighborhood setting. Our only regret is that we didn't call early enough to reserve a room with a full bay view. We definitely plan to return!
from Victoria, British Columbia
Submitted on 18-07-2016
Room no where ready on time, staff do not communicate with guests about what is going on. They check you in then tell you your suite is not ready. I asked the front desk to make sure my room was cleaned after the first night as I was having people into the room for a drinks and when we arrived back to the room it was not cleaned.
from Helsinki, Finland
Submitted on 18-07-2016
Oak Bay Beach Hotel ticks the boxes for demanding family customers. Pool which is next to the shore and gets sun rays all day long has really warm water which makes your young ones to love swimming in this exceptional hotel pool. Rooms are large and high quality and staff friendly. Location in Oak Bay region is excellent. Highly recommend this hotel and will surely come again ourselves.
from Lloydminster
Submitted on 18-07-2016
Wasn't offered help with bags at check in. Great view; however very expensive. Miscommunication with the reservation agent led me to believe we had a room with a jacuzzi tub & only a soaker tub in the room - only jetted tub is outside in the spa.
from Burgess Hill
Submitted on 19-07-2016
Good views, very good quality rooms, snug bar excellent views, food and drinks. Spa clean and accessible up until midnight. Dining room a bit expensive so we just ate in the bar. Nice to have the open (artificial) fire in the lounge. Free parking underground is good benefit.
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 19-07-2016
I booked online without much attention, great photos and reviews was all I needed to see. The hotel does not disappoint- very good quality, great service, reasonable prices too. We ate at the bar which was Okay and later in the stay did breakfast which was superb. Pool is heated but pretty small so loses its appeal when crowded and bar is quite limited on selection. Nice views from most rooms but check when you book or you'll be enjoying the aircon on the neighbours roof like us. Only drawback r... Read more
from Wrightsville Beach NC
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Upgraded to larger room with a view of bay and it was well worth it. The room was very spacious with a outside patio. We could see the bay from our room. The air conditioning worked well and the bed and pillows were very nice.
from Calgary, Canada
Submitted on 20-07-2016
We had such a fabulous day at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel! We booked a dog friendly main floor patio suite. As in most of our vacations, we like to mix a combination of hotels and Airbnb. And I stay here definitely gave us the "Luxury fix" we were after. We melted into our beds, fine linens, Beautiful furnishings, lovely deep soaker tub. The patio access still had a lovely oceanview and private patio onto the path towards the pools and ocean. We will definitely be back!
from Vashon
Submitted on 21-07-2016
The hotel offers comfortable, upscale accommodations in a perhaps too grand renovation that has lost much of the place's original charm, but the wait for service during breakfast was the longest I have ever experienced in a long life, and my scrambled eggs, when eventually they did arrive, seemed to have been waiting around for longer even than I had.
from Huntersville
Submitted on 22-07-2016
Loved the Oak Bay Beach hotel! - Excellent Service - Friendly and knowledgable staff - Large rooms - Great location for quiet walks or bike rides along the water I highly recommend the Oak Bay Beach hotel.
from Glasgow, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-07-2016
This hotel is a solid 3.5. Nice spacious rooms, a comfortable bed, amazing views and in a lovely part of the town. The spa and outside pool was lovely with views of the ocean but book ahead for treatments as I couldn't get a slot when I arrived. There are nice walks nearby and it is close to the Victoria docks for boat trips and nice restaurants. The food at the hotel was average and the products in the room were really poor quality (I had to re wash my hair with my own shampoo after using the... Read more
from Onex
Submitted on 24-07-2016
Nice hotel by the sea with nice outdoor pool and jacuzzi. Room and barthroom we're great and big. Unfortunately the wifi didn't work well in our room. Hotel located a little bit far from Victoria centre but on the scenic drive.
from Austin
Submitted on 24-07-2016
We very much enjoyed our experience at Oak Bay. The concierge and the valets/drivers were especially helpful and friendly - they really made the trip. Thanks for a wonderful time - I hope to come back soon,
from Spartanburg, South Carolina
Submitted on 25-07-2016
Great location (Oak Bay - do spend some time in the small town area), great (stunningly picturesque in my opinion) view, great pools, very nice rooms (with refrigerator/micro-kitchenette). Be aware of a beach walk within a 15-20 minute walk from the hotel. Kayak rentals also available at the nearby marina. I feel you get a lot more for your money here than anywhere else.
Submitted on 25-07-2016
I recently posted a slightly negative review of this hotel but due to new circumstances have changed my views. My wife and I stayed here on our anniversary on May 14th and because of a mistake at dinner we came away feeling quite put out. Since then the hotel contacted us and apologized for the bad experience and invited us back for dinner on them. We took them up on it and went for dinner in June. We had a wonderful meal and where treated like royalty. Christian, the food manager came by and pe... Read more
from Raymond
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Room was very nice and service was great. Staff was courteous and very helpful. It was a very good venue for the wedding. Overall experience was excellent with one exception: "still waiting for my email receipt".
Submitted on 27-07-2016
We absolutely loved our stay at Oak Bay Beach Hotel. The hotel itself was gorgeous and the rooms were so accommodating: comfortable sheets, extra larger tub that had a view of the ocean, large washroom. The service was absolutely amazing as was the food. The kitchen was VERY VERY good about handling my gluten free needs. The pools were so nice and relaxing. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer.
from Sacramento, California
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Great resort away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Victoria. Great paths to walk and enjoy the ocean views. The spa and pool were great and very relaxing. The room was the highlight of the trip! five stars!
from British Columbia, Canada
Submitted on 27-07-2016
This was a nice surprise for us driving over from downtown Victoria. It is on a small promontory overlooking the Oak Bay Marina and beaches. The day was perfect so the ocean was as blue as the Caribbean. We stopped for a break in our walk to check it out and enjoyed some time in The Snug overlooking the view. This is somewhere I shall definitely stay next time we are over here.
from Mississauga, Ontario
Submitted on 28-07-2016
This hotel is incredible. Our room was clean, luxurious, had comfortable beds and modern. The washroom was spacious, had a large tub, separate toilet and shower. Better than my washroom at home. The stunning mineral pools have a view I have never seen anywhere else. Every detail was thought out in this hotel to make our stay beyond perfect. Only downside, if I had to pick one, is it is a bit out of the way. We made the short walk part of our adventure each day to Oak Bay, or the bus stop to get... Read more
from Winnipeg
Submitted on 29-07-2016
Very impressive hotel, staff were very professional. Room was large with a huge bathroom and heated floors. All the dining facilities were very good. The mineral pool was very warm and you can't beat the views.
from Palm Springs, California
Submitted on 30-07-2016
We just returned home from our first stay at this wonderful property. Three nights proved to be too short, we left knowing we will return again as soon as we are able to experience more. The staff, concierge team and location are second to none. A job well done Oak Bay Beach Hotel!
from Walnut Creek
Submitted on 30-07-2016
An excellent hotel in a beautiful, coastal setting, in one of the loveliest neighborhoods in Victoria. The remodeled and expanded Oak Bay Beach Hotel retains the extraordinary warmth and superior service of the historic original, with thoughtfully redesigned and luxurious accommodations, wonderful new dining choices, a spa, mineral pools, and an onsite theater. This is our family's very favorite place to stay.
from Nanaimo, Canada
Submitted on 01-08-2016
We only stayed for one night. We went to the pool and while it is advertised as a serene experience, there were around 20 noisy kids and 12 adults all trying unsuccessfully to keep them quite. No effort made by staff to enforce any form of decorum. We ate dinner at the pub and had possibly one of the worst servers ever!!! Food was just ok. Our room itself was well appointed and quite comfortable. Based on the high price of this hotel, we would not return!!!
Submitted on 01-08-2016
I booked in advance for a personal trip with a new girlfriend. The service was fantastic right from the second we arrived. The staff knew me by my last name and were incredibly accommodating given my friend had her dog with her. They gave us a beautiful suite with oceanic views and direct access to the yard for the dog to do its business in the morning. After settling in, we had a meal at the restaurant which was exquisite and we then went to the pool by he Oceanside. It was the perfect te... Read more
from annapolis, md
Submitted on 03-08-2016
We came here for several days with another couple who had raved about this place. Booked a room on the first floor (with patio) with a waterfront view. Expensive but worth it, especially for Americans where our dollar goes much further. Staff was outstanding, remembering our friends who had stayed here before and welcoming them as old friends. Rooms were luxurious, just fabulous and I believe the place was recently renovated. Bed so comfortable, I couldn't remember falling asleep. This plac... Read more
Submitted on 04-08-2016
The location and view were remarkable. We spent 4 nights at this location and used it as a base for hiking, kayaking, whale watching, touring trips. The service was remarkable. Dillon was especially helpful, serving as not only the Concierge, but also front desk, valet, and whatever else needed to be done. My family and I had a wonderful time and will absolutely return. This place is simply a jewel. If forced to come up with something constructive, my only criticism would be that they seemed u... Read more
from Kent, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-08-2016
One of the nicest hotels we have ever stopped in on our travels around the world.. Amazing mid sized hotel, beautifully designed, amazing views, very helpful and friendly staff. Food was amazing. We will remember it for the rest of our lives. Ty wish I could add more pictures !
from St. Petersburg, Florida
Submitted on 05-08-2016
Fabulous room with soaking tub. Delicious options to dine or relax. Lovely gardens and pools. Serene amazing weather in August. Staff are helpful and knowledgeable. The room was welcoming and extremely comfortable.
from Europe
Submitted on 05-08-2016
Good, but not inexpensive hotel. Great location (sea view) some 4 km's from the center. Swimming pool with views of sea is the winner, together with luxuoury rooms. Some detail criticism: had to wait for our room (not ready at 16:00, and could not enter the pub-restaurant with our minor daughter. Got a seat at the interior of the hotel. Can't seem to grasp that logic. Overall - great hotel, but pricey.
from St. Louis
Submitted on 06-08-2016
Our stay was short, but we loved it none the less. The fact it is away from the busy downtown area of Victoria is enough, however everything about our stay was first class. The hotel and grounds are beautiful. Our room was very large and inviting. Our view was of the circle drive and the balcony faced the street, but the view was still very inviting. The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable. Everything was perfect, including the parking. I highly recommend this hotel.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-08-2016
My wife, 7 month old baby and I stayed here in July. It is a lovely hotel in a beautiful part of Vancouver Island, however, some aspects of the service really let this hotel down: (1) We had to wait over an hour for our bags to be brought up to our room. Not ideal when you have a baby and most of the supplies were in our luggage (naturally). Indeed, we had to remind the front desk to bring them up or otherwise who knows how long it would have taken (2) Despite leaving our room at 9am, the roo... Read more
from Oak Brook, Illinois
Submitted on 08-08-2016
We arrived in Victoria harbor via the M/V Coho car ferry and immediately were impressed and excited about our visit to Vancouver Island. But when we started to drive away from the busy tourist attraction area found in downtown Victoria we were concerned that perhaps our hotel choice, the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, was a bad choice that put us too far away from the action. No so. This wonderful property is set away in the quiet tony community of Oak Bay and just a short drive northeast of the harbor. T... Read more
from Bournemouth
Submitted on 13-08-2016
Let me start off by being clear that the 2 points I have rated the hotel is not what I would expect most visitors would feel fair and one that on 99 times out of 100 I would not give the hotel myself. But I must review the hotel on our stay and as such I struggled to decide between a 2 or 3. (I've now edited it back to a 3) We booked 4 nights for the early August, ending our road trip of the Pacific North West. Having started in Vancouver we travelled through Washington, Oregon and back up to ... Read more
from Vancouver, Canada
Submitted on 13-08-2016
We can't wait to come back. The King room (296) was in the perfect location of this beautiful hotel, nestled right in the corner. It has a nice little patio area that can seat 4 people and offers great privacy compared to the other ground level pet friendly suites. The food, the hot tubs and pool were so nice, Kate at the front desk was very accommodating and super friendly. So was pretty much everyone that works there from room service, concierge, and valet. Can't wait to come back. Truly... Read more
from Seregno, Italy
Submitted on 14-08-2016
This is a wonderful hotel, some kilometers far from Victoria downtown. The hotel is really nice, rooms are big, clean, and well equipped, with a wonderful view. It is the best place to spend some relaxing moments. Also the terrace out of the pub in the hotel offers a lovely view on the bay. People working there are really kind and always helpful. There is a nice pool with warm water. Only two minor negative points. Few sunbeds compared to the number of guests. Cocktails at the pool bar were not ... Read more
from Parkland, Florida
Submitted on 16-08-2016
We stayed in Victoria at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel during the first week of August 2016. The staff were attentive, professional and accommodating. The property grounds were beautiful, including the relaxing mineral pools. Our room was warm and inviting, beds were very comfortable and we loved the sunken tub and fire place. Hotel views were also spectacular, as was the food. We will definitely be back!!
from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Submitted on 06-09-2016
Our son gave us a gift certificate for the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. We used it for a one night visit with a trip to the spa and a dinner in the dining room. We were pleased with every aspect of our visit. The hotel room was very nice with a galley kitchen so one could make real tea and coffee using an authentic tea kettle and coffee maker. The little soaps and such in the bathroom were very nice and easy to use. The bed was comfy with nice linens. The spa was top notch and the dining room serv... Read more
from Vancouver, Canada
Submitted on 07-09-2016
Absolutely beautiful! Rooms large, well appointed, view lovely, and clean! Stayed just one night over Labor Day weekend. Could not find anything available in Victoria and Oak Bay Beach Hotel popped up at the last minute. Located on my favorite street in Victoria. Breakfast was good as well. Want to come again!
from Vancouver, Canada
Submitted on 07-09-2016
My husband and I spent 1 night at this hotel on BC day long weekend. the Hotel environment was really nice and neat, very clean and luxury suite, the beach faced swimming pool and Jacuzzi were incredible. However, the hotel receptionist was not so helpful. As a customer, I expect the hotel understand the needs of guests and help them to enjoy the most of their time during their stay. We reach to hotel at 1:00 PM but there was no way to use the hotel facilities before the check-in time which was ... Read more
from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-09-2016
I wanted to take my husband somewhere special for our wedding anniversary and thought that the Oak Bay Beach Hotel looked ideal. I emailed them beforehand and they responded promptly and with lots of information. When we arrived, they had left a card and a little surprise in our room which was completely unexpected and very sweet. The bath was lovely and it is a nice touch that you can see the view from the bath :) We just stayed one night but we did use the spa area briefly which was lovely. Th... Read more
Submitted on 08-09-2016
Just leaving the hotel, done with the first leg of our vacation and am very sad. The staff at the Oak Beach hotel or spa I would call it are incredible. One of the best experiences I've had of feeling really well taken care of at a hotel. They know you by name when you come in the door, always in a cheerful mood. The Snug bar was delicious. Local beers and basic food fare. Golfing at the Victoria Golf Club is available within walking distance. The rooms were clean, beautiful views an... Read more
Submitted on 09-09-2016
Stayed at hotel for 2 nights and wish it had been more! Beautiful resort, amazing food! Pools and sauna were amazing! The rooms are comfortable as are the beds. My new hotel in Victoria....I WILL be back!
from Alpharetta, GA
Submitted on 11-09-2016
We've stayed in hundreds of hotels and inns and the Oak Bay Beach Hotel is in the top five. The rooms are spacious, the service is impeccable, the place is spotless. We enjoyed the steam room, pool and hot tub. The views from the pub are beautiful. it's away from the bustle and touristy feel of downtown Victoria which suited us just fine. We wanted a place to relax for the start of our week long journey and it was the perfect place to begin.
from Lake Stevens, Washington
Submitted on 11-09-2016
The location in oak bay is great. Right on the water with small town feel, yet only a few minutes from downtown Victoria. Hotel was immaculate and had small kitchenette with small cooktop, micro and refer. We did not make it to the pools but they looked relaxing since they were heated and the temp outside was only around 70. The only thing I could complain about is the check in time, it was 4:00 pm. Later than normal and we were beat after walking around town all day but we were not able to get ... Read more
Submitted on 13-09-2016
My husband and I were delighted with our stay at Oak Bay Beach Hotel. Their service, amenities and attention to detail exceeded our expectations. We were tired from s long day of travel and greatly appreciated their heavenly beds, mineral pool, hot tubs and friendly service. The setting and views are lovely! It offers old world charm with the most modern, updated accommodations including a luxury shuttle into Victoria. We definitely look forward to returning! Many thanks to the helpful, frien... Read more
from Vancouver, Canada
Submitted on 13-09-2016
My wife and I visited the Oak Bay Beach Hotel for several days at the end of August. We have been several times in the past, but not for a couple of years and we were curious to see if it was still as good as we experienced on previous visits. It was. From the greeting by the concierge to the front desk staff our first impressions were outstanding. Likewise, ourroom was in pristine condition and everyone we met during our three-night stay were professional and warm towards us. On this visit... Read more
from Vancouver, Canada
Submitted on 16-09-2016
During my recent stay to Victoria, I stayed at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. It only takes about 15 minutes to get to downtown from here as it is located in the Oak Bay area. I prefer to stay by the water during vacations and Oak Bay Beach Hotel was right on the ocean. I really enjoyed my stay at Oak Bay Beach Hotel. It was full of amenities and had a very central location. I liked not being right in downtown and did not feel far from it. The ocean views were incredible and the hotel is situated amon... Read more
from New York City
Submitted on 16-09-2016
Our family was visiting cousins in Victoria and they recommended this hotel, which is a 7 minute drive out of downtown Victoria. The hotel is located on land jutting out into the water and all views are beautiful. The heated pool permits you to float around observing the sea. Very convenient bar menu and food service, abutting their spa. We needed a room change and the staff was gracious and accommodating. Parking easy. We dined there for dinner and breakfast and enjoyed it. Would certainly ret... Read more
from Huntington Beach, California
Submitted on 17-09-2016
My husband and I spent a week at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel and had wonderful time. First and foremost, the staff, to a person was great. The concierges, Dylan and Brandon were exceptional. They really made our stay special from getting last minute reservations for dinner, arranging for transportation throughout our stay to making suggestions on activities on Victoria island. Kate's Cafe was cozy for breakfast and The Snug was great for lunch, a beer and appetizer or dinner. A pub atmosphere ... Read more
from Slave Lake, Canada
Submitted on 18-09-2016
Wow! The new Oak Bay Beach hotel surpassed all my expectations. You cannot beat the ocean front location and the spacious and well appointed rooms. The onsite restaurants were great and the front desk staff were very professional and helpful. Lots of parks, beaches, and shopping within a short walking distance.
from Bend, Oregon
Submitted on 21-09-2016
It is amazing that this hotel is Trip Advisor's #3 hotel in Victoria. It makes me curious what the two higher-rated hotels in the city are like. The mineral pool and hot tubs were great. Warm, relaxing, and not very crowded in mid September. Open until midnight. One night we had them all to ourselves for about an hour. A sauna is available, too. The spa is co-located but my wife and I didn't use any spa service. Public beach access is co-located as well. We had nothing less than excellent serv... Read more
from Courtenay, Canada
Submitted on 21-09-2016
We had a wonderful stay at Oak Bay Beach Hotel with family in August. The views, the outdoor pool, the food and the service were all top notch. The rooms were very nice and extremely quiet for a Hotel by the Ocean and in a great city such as Victoria. We cannot wait to go back!
Submitted on 24-09-2016
5 star in every way! From the lovely lady who checked us in at the front desk to the wonderful pool bar staff, we were taken. The hotel is impeccably maintained and we loved being in the beautiful Oak Bay neighborhood vs staying downtown in the touristy area.
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Check in was quick and easy, paid for the top room, deluxe ocean view room. Most expensive room I have ever booked anywhere but it was a well needed and deserved getaway and my friends birthday.. So here were our positives.... spectacular view, great beds, a nice Happy Birthday surprise when we arrived and one of the nicest pools we have ever swam in!! Too many negatives sadly.. when we walked in the room and as we looked around we found a used water bottle in the bathroom, no coffee, many missi... Read more
Submitted on 25-09-2016
I had booked a room for my husband's birthday, we were impressed with the room and the dinner at the Snug was lovely. Unfortunately a few hours in to our stay, we had a family emergency that required us to leave immediately. The kindness that the staff showed was above and beyond anything we could have expected. We will absolutely be returning and telling people about this beautiful hotel.
from Uccle, Belgium
Submitted on 27-09-2016
A very confortable hotel with perfect equipments and an outstanding view of the bay; Hot pools overlooking the bay,spa. But clearly the place lacks a management who would care. It could be the perfect place for a few days stay . It only needs proper management.
Submitted on 28-09-2016
We stayed at the Oak aBay Beach Hotel 25 years ago for our honeymoon and recently for our 25th wedding anniversary. The Hotel has changed a lot but for the better. The feeling of beautiful opulence is still there with the most amazing views of the water! The staff is wonderful, very polite and helpful. The only improvements I'd make are very small attention to detail stuff. Like a hand mirror or rotating make up mirror in the master bath of the penthouse suite would be nice as well as a ... Read more
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 28-09-2016
This hotel and the area near it is fantastic. There is so much to do. Everything is close by and easy to get to. Very peaceful and relaxing vacation due to this. The hotel itself is great. It has all the amenities you need and want without dealing with aggravations of a giant hotel (and giant hotel chains). The pub is good for both a casual beer or drink situation as well as a nice meal with your significant other. The spa and views are incredible. The service is ridiculously good. Fo... Read more
from Sydney
Submitted on 28-09-2016
Situated about 10-15 mins from downtown Victoria overlooking Oak Bay, this is a beautiful hotel. Our room was very spacious with a huge bathroom, small balcony and a supremely comfortable bed. It has the option of a formal dining area or pub style dining with a more relaxed feel. There is bicycle high available and the hop on hop off bus can be hailed across the road from the hotel. All the staff were fabulous and the help they provide my husband was fantastic. Car parking was free as well as Wi... Read more
from Bakersfield, California
Submitted on 08-10-2016
This was an amazing hotel. The pool was warm and the spa was hot. Rooms were clean, bed comfortable and had a kitchenette. I would splurge next time on a room with ocean view. It was nice that the front desk was able to exchange American currency at no charge. The hotel also has car service. We were able to use car service to take us to dinner.
from Vancouver Island, Canada
Submitted on 08-10-2016
We recently stayed in a garden suite with our dog and had a fabulous stay. Beautiful, quiet room, lovely gardens, beautiful bathroom with a deep tub, fireplace in e main room, and very comfy beds. The outside access through our patio made it a very easy stay with our dog. The outdoor pool was warm which was lovely in the cool weather, we enjoyed the hot tubs, and the steam room was the best. Loved that parking was free and the fee for our dog was minimal, even though we had to stay in the garden... Read more
from Napa, California
Submitted on 10-10-2016
We had a great stay at oak bay beach hotel. The staff was very courteous and professional. The room was comfortable and clean and well equipped. The hotel was quiet and we had a very comfortable sleep. Best of all were the mineral hot tubs and warn pool.
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 11-10-2016
I usually stay at the Empress in the middle of Victoria, but had heard good things about the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. It is do wonderful that I will make this an extra stop any time I visit Vancouver Island. You would need to use the free shuttle to downtown, but the hotel and the restaurants by the marina are reason to stay put. The mineral pool beside the ocean are fantastic. No extra fees. The pillows and duvet are the most comfortable ever. I booked a queen room Ruth a courtyard view but was up... Read more
from Gdansk, Poland
Submitted on 12-10-2016
We stayed here last week for one night. It was amazing. The only bad thing I could say was that during our stay, there was a HUGE storm that was happening. One of the branches snapped on a power line and there was a blackout for about an hour or two. During this time, understandably, we were not allowed to go into the hot pools. Boo. Once the storm stopped and the power was up and running, I went to the pools. It was unreal being out there watching the waves crash and the powerful wind gusts. ... Read more
from Vernon, Canada
Submitted on 12-10-2016
This was my first stay at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, and I chose the hotel in order to attend a wedding. I was impressed with the hotel as soon as I walked through the front doors. Check-in was quick, professional and I immediately got a good first impression dealing with the pleasant staff at the front desk. To begin with, the location and setting of the hotel are magnificent, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and next door to the yacht club. My room was modern, well appointed with a King size bed,... Read more
from Cambridge, Canada
Submitted on 13-10-2016
We were married at the old Oak Bay Beach Hotel 34 years ago, and over the years have returned many times to celebrate. For our anniversary this year we decided it was time to check out the new facility, as in our minds nothing would top the great memories we had of the old hotel and it's great location. We booked a king boutique suite with a residential view. It was such a nice comfortable, spacious room with so many amenities, the fact that we didn't have an ocean view didn't bother us too much... Read more
from Pender Island, Canada
Submitted on 14-10-2016
I've stayed at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel several times and each time when I walk into the room I am wowed by the view and the warmth of the room. It's a delicious extravagance that makes me feel like I'm truly on vacation. The room design allows for a window from the tub as well as very comfortable beds. The full view of the ocean is unsurpassed in Victoria. the staff always pleasant and the parking so easy and accessible. They even have a charming cafe and a restaurant on the main floor. - both t... Read more
Submitted on 17-10-2016
The Oak Bay Beach Hotel was a beautiful shoreline resort on the west side of Victoria B.C. As soon as we arrived from Seattle on the Victoria Clipper, we had car service to escort us to the hotel. While waiting for our room, we ate at the Snug Pub and watched amazing views of the Pacific Ocean! The room was decorated in a dark wood and the bed was extremely comfortable. There were complimentary robes and fantastic showers! We visited the hot tub and heated pool which was therapeutic on a cool a... Read more
Submitted on 17-10-2016
Awesome vacation location; ocean view, spa, heated outside pool, great service and pub food and accommodating staff. The "Only" negative.....request for wake up call for transport to the airport did not happen. Worked out... but caused a bit of a panic!
from Delta BC Canada
Submitted on 21-10-2016
This hotel has a stunning location and great potential, but it seems to have run out of puff. Our stay was comfortable, but there were disquieting signs. The restaurant, for example, was poor but expensive. It took an age for the one-man staff to bring the mediocre food -the whole dinner took 2.5 hours. Unacceptable. The whole place was devoid of atmosphere inside. Yes, the pools are great. On the whole, the hotel lacked energy and commitment. You are definitely paying for the view and location ... Read more
from Saskatoon
Submitted on 22-10-2016
We were there for a wedding. Everything went smoothly. The rooms were great. The restaurant was very good . The pool and spa was fantastic. Check in and check out went smoothly. They had difficulty arranging a wheelchair for my elderly mother, so after several requests , we found a way to do it ourselves.
Submitted on 26-10-2016
I stayed here last weekend for a girls getaway and it was a perfect choice. The rooms are luxurious, beds are comfy and the bathroom is spa quality. The Snug is a great place for food and/or drinks, and Kate's is perfect for breakfast. The 2 stars of the show though are the pools and the service. I felt like I was in an oceanfront hot springs. Glorious swimming experience. I had one hiccup when another guest (with poor pool etiquette) unceremoniously dumped all their pool stuff on top of m... Read more
from Winnipeg Beach, Canada
Submitted on 27-10-2016
Ocean view suite was spacious, had a fireplace, fridge and microwave. ad a jacuzzi tub and was very quite. close to the elevater and large screen TV. There was a storm warning so they supplied flashlights and lanterns just in case the power went out. It did not.
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 27-10-2016
We just spent two nights at the Oak Bay. We had been there once before and loved it so decided to stay again on our trip to VIctoria. We have stayed at a lot of really nice hotels around the world but the Oak Bay is without a doubt one of my favorites. The hotel is full of English charm. The rooms especially the water view ones are perfect. Comfortable beds, spotless rooms, deep soaking tubs and a wonderful pool and mineral pool outside. They have a spa but I have not used it. The staff i... Read more
Submitted on 28-10-2016
We stayed here two years ago for a week and enjoyed our stay so much that we decided to stay again for 3 nights when we returned to Victoria. It's in a great location right on the water. The rooms are very large, typically with a good size living room area, eating table, large upscale bathroom etc. Our current room is on a corner with great two sided views through large windows and a kitchen efficiency. The food is very good and reasonably priced and the Boathouse Pool & Spa is excellent. H... Read more
from Marin County, California
Submitted on 01-11-2016
From check in to check out, a wonderful experience. Enjoyed the mineral baths, eating in the pub, and the hospitality of the staff. An area of Victoria we hadn't explored yet, so it was a lot of fun! Be sure and take some walks down to the waterfront. It was a great value for this hotel!
from Calgary, Alberta
Submitted on 01-11-2016
The room, loved it. Cozy, comfortable bed with a really fireplace in the room. Bathroom floor heated, deep Jacuzzi tub with a view out a window. Room services was excellent. The restaurant, The Snug Pub, delicious food, great drinks, atmosphere engaging. Sitting on the balcony enjoyed the comfort.
from North Vancouver
Submitted on 01-11-2016
We have been visiting Victoria for decades now as we have close family there. We have therefore stayed in all the best hotels in the city trying to find the right hotel that fulfilled all our requirements. When the Oak Bay Hotel opened a few years ago, we found that very one and have been returning there on every trip. Located in the beautiful and quiet neighbourhood of Oak Bay - it has beautifully appointed cozy rooms; a fine dine dining restaurant as well as a pub and a coffee shop; a live en... Read more
from Manasquan, New Jersey
Submitted on 01-11-2016
Everything from the moment you step foot onto the grounds of this gorgeous hotel was amazing! The staff couldn't be more helpful. The view is breathtaking! The rooms with the fireplace and huge bathtub are spectacular. And top it off with a heated outdoor pool and two jacuzzis made this an awesome vacation spot. Whether you go for a spa weekend with the girls or a romantic getaway with your honey you will not be disappointed!
from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Submitted on 02-11-2016
My friend and I booked a girl's getaway here and loved every minute. The staff couldn't have been nicer or more efficient. We loved the spa, mineral pool, hot tub, and steam room. Our room was gorgeous looking onto the ocean and beautiful grounds. We ate at the pub in the hotel and it was delicious. In the lobby there is free lemon water which is lovely. One day we needed something sweet and I was hoping to find a free cookie or candy in the lobby, but no such luck. I did find Kate's café in t... Read more
from marthalena
Submitted on 07-11-2016
We had a wonderful stay here! We were fortunate to hit it right as rates went down...but before skies got too gray. There is absolutely nothing bad to say about the rooms -- among the best I've ever stayed in, anywhere in the world. And BIG. Great bathtub in the swanky bathroom, nice products, comfy beds...great for couples or family. Ask for a view -- it's worth it. And the pools and spa are great. The location is a little out of downtown Victoria so you will need a car...but it's just a few mi... Read more
from Kamloops, Canada
Submitted on 09-11-2016
A unforgettable stay in this great resort didnt feel like we were in BC once its truly a relaxing expieience and well worth it for anyone that wants a nice little getaway. Food is perfect even room service and the spa is amazing Much reccomended
from Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
Submitted on 11-11-2016
Beautiful ocean views, comfortable beds and pillows, very clean and attentive helpful staff. I love the outdoor mineral pool, steam room and poolside service and would recommend this hotel. There is a pub downstairs, spa services, and free parking .
Submitted on 12-11-2016
Enjoyed a weekend trip, the hotel is in fantastic shape and quite impressive great rooms and killer views. The restaurant pub served up some good food and good local beers. Enjoyed watching the stormy ocean from the pool. Free parking! I'd stay here gladly again.
from Okotoks, Canada
Submitted on 14-11-2016
Stayed at Oak Bay for our daughters grad from U of Vic. Can't say enough about the level of service and friendliness of the staff. Great location right on the ocean and in the nice area of Oak Bay. When I did go downtown I was chauffeured at no cost right to the harbour where I caught a float plane. Great service! We would recommend this resort to anyone wanting a weekend away or a great place for a conference as well.
from North Vancouver, Canada
Submitted on 16-11-2016
We had the opportunity to spend two glorious nights here over the Remembrance Day 2016 weekend. It was quite relaxing and comfortable, and definitely would come back if the opportunity arises. The waterfront location may be a bit out of the way if you are not driving (5 to 10-minute drive into downtown Victoria), but free parking is provided. The amenities here are impressive. The heated mineral baths overlooking the Juan de Fuca strait are a heavenly highlight. The spa and the dining options he... Read more
from Vancouver
Submitted on 20-11-2016
Second time at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, and both my wife and I just love it here. Rooms are clean, comfortable, spacious, and have a huge soaker tub, walk-in shower, and dual sinks. Had drinks and dinner at their pub last night, and everything was excellent, including the salmon burger, which was one of the best pieces of salmon I have had in years. The Oceanside mineral pool is one of the few places in Canada where you can swim outdoors in November! There‚??s an underground car park garage,... Read more
from Kingston, WA
Submitted on 20-11-2016
We found this 5 Star Resort on Trip Advisor and loved the we tried it for our 55th Anniversary Celebration. We spent four fun-filled and pampered days only leaving the Hotel to dine at area restaurants. I phoned the hotel in advance and was able to reserve great seats to a dinner-show on the night of our anniversary and have flowers brought to the room while we were out shopping. The parking was complimentary in the hotel and it is the first time we have been able to park in a p... Read more
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 24-11-2016
I was expecting Nice....Was thrilled to find Elegance! From the moment we entered the Hotel we were treated with 5 Star Service. Our 'Boutique Suite' was made available to us early. The room was spacious, comfortable and stocked with a full kitchen. Had we wanted to shut the doors and stay inside, it was possible. However, we ventured out to the dinning room for delicious food that was beautifully prepared. The food service in the main dinning room was top notch. The Hotel is situated ... Read more
from Calgary, Alberta
Submitted on 28-11-2016
This is one of the best kept secrets of Victoria. The hotel is simply outstanding. The amenities (spa, pool, hot tubs, exercise, theatre, restaurant) are outstanding! The views are simply breathtaking! The hotel is situated close to the Oak Bay Marina and shares the same view and is within walking distance of all of the wonderful shops, restaurants, and coffee houses within Oak Bay. The rooms / suites are very generous and well-designed. The restaurant offers a very nice English pub style ... Read more
Submitted on 30-11-2016
we have been to the Oak Bay Beach Hotel in Victoria BC on two occaisions and just loved it . The staff are wonderful and look after your every need . Both Dillon and Shane have made our stay a truly memorable one and the spa is amazing. The pool and hot tubs are so pleasant to spend time in and it is so easy to just relax and enjoy some down time at this five star hotel . We attended the dinner theater as well and what a truly superb evening that was . Not to forget the restaurant as the meal... Read more
Submitted on 01-12-2016
Oak Bay Beach Hotel is amazingly beautiful. The mineral pools & hot tubs are so beautiful to relax in as you stare out to the ocean.... The rooms are immaculate down to the last detail. The food was so delicious as well... Highly Recommend !!!!!