I love the location of this hotel. It is right in the middle of the tourist area so safe and convenient to all tourist attractions. The view of Parliament (next door) lit up a night is spectacular, and the view of the historic Empress Hotel is beautiful too. The Royal BC museum is just past Parliament, whale watching cruises and water taxis and ferries (Victoria Clipper & Washington State ferries) depart right there from the harbour, and shopping abounds. Couldn't be a better location.
The rooms are comfortable and acceptable. The balconies are a treat. Having comfortable air conditioning, balconies, views from the rooms, and good sized bathrooms makes this hotel far better than the nearby historic hotel that tours flock to (and much better priced). I could watch floatplanes landing on the water from my hotel balcony.
The pool and exercise area is phenomenal. It's actually a health club with paid memberships for locals, free to hotel guests. It's a large indoor swimming pool including lanes for lap swimming, huge hot tub, sauna, full locker rooms with good facilities, and a good sized exercise facility. From the edge of the pool through a window the gold statue of George Vancouver on the top of the Parliament building next door can be seen!
I had considered another hotel across the water, but the location at the Hotel Grand Pacific was much, much better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facing Victoria's Inner Harbour and adjacent to the British Columbia Legislature, the Hotel Grand Pacific, recently voted World's Best, Top 500 places to stay by Travel + Leisure Magazine, is 2 blocks from Victoria's downtown restaurant and shopping scene, 2 blocks from the Victoria Conference Centre and 5 blocks from Fisherman's Wharf, a working harbour surrounded by an array of food kiosks, unique shops and ecotour adventures. The Victoria of today is urban, outdoorsy, culinary and hip. Experience Victoria today. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Pacific Hotel
- Grand Pacific Victoria