Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
At a Glance
Boutique hotel close to the harbour
All suite hotel with studios, two and three bedroom suites
Walking distance to the harbour, museums and central Victoria
Live Jazz every Wednesday evening
Magnificent views of the ocean, city and mountains
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The resort is open year round.
BC’s varied climate is influenced by latitude, elevation and ocean proximity but it’s generally warmer in the south and cooler in the north. Winters are mild in Vancouver and Victoria, with only brief snowfalls, while other regions – especially the north and the interior – are subject to freezing temperatures and heavy snow from November to March.
Spring and fall are often warm and pleasant but rainfall can be heavy, particularly on the coast. Summers (June to September) are mostly dry and sunny with warm temperatures, but the interior is hot in July and August, with temperatures surpassing 30°C
To start planning your holiday to Oswego Hotel
A modern and chic urban retreat in a prime location just steps away from Victoria's Inner harbour, the Oswego Hotel offers contemporary all suite accommodations perfect for couples and families looking for a comfortable base whilst exploring the city
Step inside The Oswego to find a warm and inviting contemporary interior. Relax with a cocktail in the intimate lounge or enjoy West coast dining at its finest in the O Bistro, complete with warming fireplace in the winter months. During the summer, dine al fresco in the warm Victoria sunshine whilst enjoying fresh local dishes.
With a choice of Studio, one bedroom and two bedroom suites, most with wonderful city views, there is plenty of space to make yourselves at home. Stay in one of the stunning boutique suites and enjoy your own private balcony with magnificent ocean, mountain and city views.
The hotel has a fitness centre and also offers in suite massage services, ideal after a day exploring this charming colourful city on foot.
80 studio, one bedroom and two bedroom suites come with gourmet kitchens, complimentary WiFi, queen size beds with luxurious bedding, French press coffee makers, bathrobes, full bathrooms with Acca Kappa bath products and opening windows. The two bedroom boutique suites have panoramic private balconies
Children are welcome but no facilities. Cots are available
In room massage service, concierge service and room service (limited hours)
Bar and lounge with fireplace, fitness centre, laundry facilities, O Bistro, complimentary newspapers, tour desk
Anna Northeast (Staff)
Although not having all the bells and whistles of a conventional hotel, Oswego more than makes up for this with its contemporary apartment style and its setting, in more of a residential area of Victoria, yet still within 10 minutes walk of the inner harbour and shopping areas. Its also just 5 minutes from the Victoria / Seattle Clipper dock so ideal if travelling to or from Seattle. The lobby is all dark wood and bright green apples, I have a very warm welcome from the staff who are young, efficient and very friendly. Stepping in to the lobby, I see that the whole of the hotel is laid before me, there is a comfy bar and lounge where guests are enjoying a great looking brunch, Im informed that they have live jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings as well which must make for a great atmosphere, popular with guests and locals alike. Thats all downstairs, except for a small but adequate fitness room. Upstairs all the accommodation is apartment style and comes with a kitchenette (in the studios, perfect for two people) or a full kitchen in the one and two bedroom suites. The price is great here too which means that families can splash out on a two bedroom suite with plenty of space for a great price. Accommodations are modern and functional and most of the rooms have pleasant balconies with residential views which you can upgrade to a higher floor for harbour glimpses if desired. One thing to mention is that to be in line with the environmental concerns of the city, the hotel is not air conditioned so can get hot in the summer. They do have opening windows and of course the balconies, but this is just something to be aware of and perhaps ask for a non south facing room to avoid direct heat. This is a great option for a short stay in the city, especially with a family or when lots of facilities isnt the main aim. A fab little find all in all.
Tea at The Fairmont Empress
High Tea at The Empress is a quintessential Victoria experience. The grand Fairmont Empress has been serving exquisite afternoon tea to royalty, celebrities and the public since 1908 and the chance to enjoy this sophisticated event must not be missed.
Whale Watching from Victoria
This amazing sea excursion by open Zodiac is an unforgettable way to get up close and personal with the minke, gray and orca whales that inhabit these waters during the summer months, along with an array of other marine species such as harbour seals.
Location & directions
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Located on Oswego Street, in the heart of Victoria close to the Inner harbour and British Columbia museum, Vancouver Island.
How to get there
10 hour direct flight to Vancouver International Airport, followed by a 30 minute domestic flight to Victoria and a 40 minute taxi ride to Oswego Hotel.
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