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“Convenient and Quaint” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bedford Regency Hotel
Ranked #31 of 53 Hotels in Victoria
Vancouver, BC
Level Contributor
68 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Convenient and Quaint”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2011

The Bedford Regency is a typical boutique hotel. I do not mean that as a negative, but only to illustrate that it is a hotel you choose because it is a boutique hotel and not for many other reasons. I have stayed at this hotel a number of times and the check in process is always an event. On one occassion the young Japanese girls, although curteous, were impossible to understand, another the check-in girl argued with me regarding the type of room and room number I wanted (I had booked weeks prior for a specific room - in my opinion the back side rooms 37,38 and 47, 48 are the best - they have some partial views of the harbour and are quiter). The best experience was the latest one, the manager was very efficient and helpful, I hope he is there the next time if visit.

The rooms are throw-back but nicely appointed, each have working fireplaces and windows that open to allow a nice breeze off the harbour. The cleaning staff do a very good job, the rooms are always very well maintained. The hotel is directly on Government Street and steps from Bastion Square. The Irish Times Pub, Bard and Banker pub, to name but two, and Pescatore's Seafood Restaurant are all easily walked.

Parking is, pay yourself in the impark lot behind the hotel (expensive) or in the hotel lot (still impark) about a block and half away. The elevator is so slow, it seems quicker to walk the flights of stairs!

If you are used to pillow-top beds, flat screen tv's, and a good internet connection, then this hotel is not for you. If you like character hotels, that are not 'cookie cutter' styles, then this is your hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2011

Stayed here for 2 nights during the floating boat show. Our friends picked it so we just went along with their choice. I wasn't expecting much for a basic room which was quite inexpensive. I was pleasantly surprised by how clean the rooms were. The location was great and the price certainly can't be beat. Water pressure for the shower wasn't great and parking for our overheight vehicle turned out to be a bit of a pain but the location was well worth it. We could walk everywhere in under 10 minutes and the wifi worked just fine.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rockville, MD USA
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2010

Hotel room had 2 beds as requested, but no dresser or other enclosed furniture in which to put clothing. Closet had no door and was about 6 inches wide. There were 2 high open shelves with extra pillows and other items on them, which we removed to use to place our clothing. There was one chair in the room and a large table/desk with no drawers. A/C was a window box unit. TV was a 15 inch set on stand. Bathroom door was a sliding door which frequently came off its track, locking someone in until a person on the outside put it back on track. A card to indicate the free coffe/tea service in the morning was present upon checkin and delivered the first morning, but no card or service for the rest of the stay. To get ice, it was necessary to go up to the bar/restaurant and ask for it. It was willingly and quickly given, but not the best atmosphere. The odor of strong coffee permeated the hallways from the 'bistro' downstairs. Location on the main street was good, but a 15 minute walk to the harbor. No good restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2010

We were looking for a sinlgle night stay in Victoria as we were on our way elsewhere, so wanted to stay in the middle of the action. A more palatial room was not needed as we were intending to get out to some restos/pubs and see the town. This hotel fits the bill. Simple room. Simple amenities. Simple tv. Clean and quiet. Great location. There are a few pubs nearby some one wonders and about the noise but we never heard a peep even with the window open. Coffee shop in the lobby was a little strange. The only thing I think they could improve is getting the laundry and cleaning carts out of the corridor. It seems they sat there all day. Good value. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank javaboy1
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2010

We spent 3 days in Victoria to celebrate our anniversary and chose this hotel as we love the location...Bastion Square and Lower Johnston Street. Chinatown is close by as well. Step out the lobby door and turn right and go to Munro’s Book Store and Murchies teas with a fabulous tea shop and casual pastry/deli just right for your own high tea. A block away is our new favorite...The Bard and Banker. We did not eat but had an after dinner drink while enjoying the music of the evening.
Turn to the right and you are at Bastion Square and the Times Square Pub offering lovely outside seating and delicious fish and chips. Keeping going a few block and hit Johnston street - the many shops and great restaurants kept us going throughout the day and night.

When we checked in, the person told us he had upgraded our room from a standard to a jr. suite at no extra charge. We had an interior court yard room #34 and it was charming and very clean. The view is not really into a court yard but rather at rooms across from us. The windows were decorated with lovely window boxes full of flowers and the only person we saw was the maid watering the boxes. The bed was comfortable, the water hot and everything was clean. This hotel reminds us of the typical European hotel only with a larger room. Oh, and sharing the lobby of the hotel is a wonderful coffee shop that opens at 6:30 serving breakfast and lunch. Try the spinach and Assiago cheese croissant - really tasty. And, their coffee selections put Starbucks to shame!

Over the years, we have stayed in various places in Victoria including the Empress, but for our money, this location just cannot be beat. The shops are small, quaint, fun and funky. Bastion Square offers an open air art booths and a farmers market. Anchored by the Irish Times on the Government Square side, walk towards the water and there are 3 more establishments offering outdoor seating as well.

The inner harbor is a bit of hike but definitely do able. Since we have been there done that so many times, we did not get down there this trip. No need, we enjoyed gorgeous views sitting on the many benches located in the area and ate at the water view restaurants. For the money, this hotel can't be beat. We will definitely go back.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Bedford Regency Hotel

Property: Bedford Regency Hotel
Address: 1140 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y2, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 53 Hotels in Victoria
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,283 - ₹ 8,872
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bedford Regency Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bedford Regency Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Victoria, bordered by beautiful Government Street and Bastion Square. This location is within walking distance to major local attractions including the Inner Harbour, the Royal BC Museum, Craigdarroch Castle, Beacon Hill Park, China Town, and the Royal London Wax Museum.We owned 40 classic European style guests rooms. Each of our guest room are furnished with work desks and refrigerators. We also include cable TV and complimentary high speed Internet access.The Garrick's Head Pub is the on site sport pub for guests to enjoy. Nowadays, our business have up to 30 employees as full-time and part-time to provide our best service in Victoria BC. ... more   less 
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