Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Places to stay in Victoria.

Luxury Lodging: Victoria Canada Hotels

On our recent trip to British Columbia, we stayed at four different Victoria Canada hotels. Each property exhibits its own distinct luxury travel characteristics.

While I really enjoyed exploring vibrant Victoria and a little bit of natural Vancouver Island, I was struck by the fun variety of luxury lodging options in this part of British Columbia. Read on to learn about a Lake Como inspired villa, a waterfront full service hotel with Japanese influence, a boutique property, and a luxury yurt. Yes, a yurt!

Victoria Canada Hotels: Where to Stay in Victoria BC

Oswego Hotel

Oswego sits a block from the Inner Harbour and two blocks from Fisherman’s Wharf. Their 80 modern suites are spacious and comfortable; our room featured a living room, kitchen, balcony, and a fantastic view. Seeing in-house made chocolate truffles when entering our room almost distracted us from the snow capped mountains on the horizon.

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Victoria Canada Hotels. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

chocolate truffles at Oswego Hotel in Victoria, BC

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Victoria Canada Hotels. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

bedroom at Oswego Hotel in Victoria, BC

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Victoria Canada Hotels. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

living room in Oswego Hotel, Victoria, BC, Canada

The Oswego Hotel: 500 Oswego Street, Victoria, BC V8V 5C1 | websiteFacebook | Twitter | Instagram

Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina (Coast Harbourside)

As a member of APA Hotels, Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina (formerly known as Coast Harbourside) offers Japanese luxury elements like electric bidet toilet seats and origami cranes. The onsite restaurant, Blue Crab, receives critical acclaim, including “best seafood in Victoria” by Frommer’s. I loved the gorgeous inner harbour view from my room and made a friend in the lobby (see below). This Victoria luxury hotel sits between Fisherman’s Wharf and Parliament Building, along the brilliant coastal walking path. McCool Travel trivia: a friend‘s uncle built this hotel.

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Victoria Canada Hotels. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

origami crane on our Coast Victoria Hotel bed

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Victoria Canada Hotels. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

inner harbour marina view from Coast Victoria Hotel

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Victoria Canada Hotels. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Coast Victoria Hotel lobby friend

Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina: 146 Kingston Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1V4 | websiteFacebook | Twitter | Instagram

Merridale Ciderworks Luxury Yurt

Merridale Ciderworks produces award winning English style apple cider and also hosts weddings on their spectacular property. To support and encourage overnight guests—as well as wedding day prep areas and retreats for wedding participants—Merridale offers two yurts. Our yurt contains luxurious furniture, decorations, furnishings, linens; everything is first class and it is an amazing glamping, luxury lodging experience! In spite of its country setting, Merridale is only 45 minutes from Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Victoria Canada Hotels. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

glamping in luxury yurt, Merridale Ciderworks, Victoria, BC

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Victoria Canada Hotels. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Merridale Ciderworks luxury yurt

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Victoria Canada Hotels. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Luxury Yurt, Merridale Ciderworks, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Merridale Ciderworks: 1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0 | websiteFacebook | Twitter | Instagram

Villa Eyrie

The views from Villa Eyrie are world-class spectacular. While these views are reason enough to visit, the property, service, facilities, dining, and lodging opportunities are also exceptional. Villa Eyrie—about a 30 minute drive from downtown Victoria—partners with the nearby Vancouver Island Motorsports Circuit and caters to motor enthusiasts from Europe and around the world. If motorsports is not your thing, stay here for the views (of course) and proximity to golf, nature, and island activities.

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Victoria Canada Hotels. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

magnificent view from Villa Eyrie, Malahat, BC, Canada

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Places to stay in Victoria. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Villa Cielo building at Villa Eyrie Resort, British Columbia, Canada. Photo by FuninFairfaxVA.com

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Victoria Canada Hotels. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

bathroom with a view, Villa Eyrie, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Villa Eyrie: 600 Ebadora Lane, Malahat, BC V0R 2L0 | websiteFacebook | Twitter | Instagram


Which is your favorite of these four distinct and varied Vancouver Island luxury lodging options? Choose from the boutique hotel, luxury yurt, mountain top villa, or harbourside hotel; or try all four, like we did.

Do you have any other favorite Victoria Canada hotels?

Kindly leave a note in the Comments field with any Canada memories (Happy Canada Day 150!), questions about any of these properties, suggestions for other things to do in Victoria, or whatever.


Tourism Victoria introduced us to many great places to eat in Victoria and things to do on Vancouver Island in addition to these wonderful Victoria Canada hotels. While Tourism Victoria hosted us and picked up the tab for this glorious Victoria, British Columbia trip, please be certain that my message is carefully crafted for my awesome audience so that you can make informed decisions in order to Travel Happy on future trips. 

Some Victoria BC places to eat: 10 Acres. Blue Crab. Bridgeman’s (Mill Bay). The Dining Room (afternoon tea).

A few activities in Victoria BC to enjoy: Butchart Gardens. Eagle Wing Whale Tour. Kelp Reef kayak adventure. The Pedaler bike tour. Hiking at Cobble Hill and Kinsol Trestle.

We flew on the amazing Kenmore Air seaplanes between between Seattle lake Union and Victoria Harbor.


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14 Responses to “Luxury Lodging: Victoria Canada Hotels”

  1. Kristin Henning July 5, 2017 at 2:13 pm #

    How nice to learn about a range of options and locations in Victoria’s luxury hotel category. I’ll definitely check these out next time we go to Victoria.

  2. thetravellinglindfields July 5, 2017 at 2:50 am #

    We have always struggled to find nice hotels in Canada but these look lovely.

  3. Nathalie July 4, 2017 at 8:01 pm #

    Some top notch places on this round up. I especially like the yurt and that tub at Villa Eyrie, what a view!

  4. noelmorata July 4, 2017 at 2:38 pm #

    I love the mixture of hotels and locale and would probably stay in all of them. Looks like a fantastic visit and I haven’t been back to Victoria in a long time – need to go back again.

  5. Carole Terwilliger Meyers July 3, 2017 at 10:22 pm #

    I pick Villa Eyrie because it does remind me of a lovely place I stayed on Lake Como–Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio. I once stayed in a sweet English-style cottage hotel in Victoria. Would like to go back there, too.

  6. Marilyn Jones July 3, 2017 at 7:15 pm #

    Victoria is such a lovely city! I’d love to return and stay at one of the luxury hotels you described!!

  7. Karen Warren July 3, 2017 at 4:19 pm #

    I’m ashamed to say that my experience of Canada is very limited – a wonderful (if rather wet) few days in Vancouver a couple of years ago. But I’d love to go back and see more – that view from the Villa Eyrie is enough to tempt anyone!

    • McCoolTravel (@CharlesMcCool) July 4, 2017 at 8:14 am #

      I believe that Vancouver Island (where Victoria is) has different weather patterns than Vancouver city. When the weather is nice, wow this is a brilliant part of the world.

  8. Duke Stewart July 3, 2017 at 1:37 pm #

    That view from Villa Eyre’s got me hooked, man. Great shots and words on some really awesome places I’ll hopefully get to visit! Had you ever been to BC before? Thanks for sharing, Charles.

    • McCoolTravel (@CharlesMcCool) July 4, 2017 at 8:12 am #

      Spectacular views from Villa Eyrie. First class place, too. I last visited Victoria and Vancouver Island about, errr, 25 years ago. I last visited BC (Vancouver, Whistler) about 10 years ago.

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