Victoria Inner Harbour hotels overlook one of the prettiest scenes in all of Canada. The city's scenic waterway is a gathering place for visitors and locals, a place to admire nature's splendor, do some shopping, and experience some of the best museums on Vancouver Island. A host of Victoria harbour hotels are located here, too, suitable for all budgets and vacation plans.
Victoria's grandest luxury hotels are located along the waterfront, including the Fairmont Empress at 721 Government Street. This hotel, ensconced in Victorian luxury, offers a elegant treats and ocean views. Like the other Victoria harbour hotels, the Fairmont offers many rooms with in a view. The hotel also is a Victoria landmark, especially for its high tea served in the grand lobby. The newly renovated rooms and suites have been equipped with modern luxuries, including flat-screen TVs, fluffy down linens, and Internet access. The Fairmont also has one of the best spas on the island and one of the finest restaurants found at Victoria Inner Harbour hotels.
Another one of the downtown hotels close to the waterfront, the Dalton Hotel & Suites at 759 Yates Street employs a staff committed to make every guest's stay comfortable and welcoming. Like the Victoria Inner Harbour hotels, the Dalton has a long history. Built in 1876, the hotel has a lot of experience in providing hospitality. Today, it offers a well-appointed luxury and a host of modern amenities. After guests step into the lobby with marble and brass elements, they'll get a picture of what's to come. The boutique guestrooms feature handsome oak paneling and entertainment centers, complete with granite countertops in the en-suite bathrooms. Many of the suites have fireplaces and balconies, perfect for relaxing after a long day exploring the things to do in Victoria. The rest of the guestrooms may be called standard, but they're quite a bit beyond that. These rooms feature warm earth tones and comfortable furniture. Some of the perks include complimentary breakfast and Internet as well as airport transportation and an onsite restaurant.
Budget travelers also have the chance to stay at Victoria harbor hotels. Many of the city's cheap hotels enjoy a location close to the waterfront and the downtown core. The Admiral Inn & Suites is found at 257 Belleville Street, just a short stroll from the ferry docks. This family-friendly inn has affordable rates and packages, and a prime location without the prime price. The room rates include much more than just the room, including parking, wireless, and continental breakfast. Guests also are welcome to borrow a bicycle, a fine way to travel in Victoria. The guestrooms, 33 in total, offer plenty of room to stretch out. The standard rooms have two beds and kitchenettes, while the larger suites have full kitchens and a separate bedroom. Guests can soak in the harbor views from their rooms' patio or balcony or from the lobby. The hotel's concierge is eager to work with guests; they're happy to supply games and books as well as knowledge about what to do nearby. Many of Victoria's best attractions are clustered along the waterfront, and the Admiral's concierge staff can help you find discount tickets for many of them.