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Front of property
Suite, 1 Bedroom | Balcony
Suite, 1 Bedroom | Hypo-allergenic bedding, down comforters, desk, iron/ironing board
Suite, 1 Bedroom | Hypo-allergenic bedding, down comforters, desk, iron/ironing board
Suite, 2 Bedrooms | Hypo-allergenic bedding, down comforters, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of The Oswego Hotel

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The Oswego Hotel

4.0 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
Map
500 Oswego Street, Victoria, BC, V8V5C1

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationVictoria Harbour4 min walk
  • Popular LocationVictoria Clipper Ferry Terminal6 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal BC Museum10 min walk
  • AirportVictoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.)37 min drive

Room options

About this area

Victoria

The Oswego Hotel is located in James Bay, a neighborhood in Victoria. Royal BC Museum and Thunderbird Park - Royal BC Museum are local attractions and those in the mood for shopping can visit Government Street and Bay Centre. Miniature World and Maritime Museum of British Columbia are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and skydiving. Guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Legislative Assembly of British Columbia - 4 min walk
  • Victoria Harbour - 4 min walk
  • Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal - 6 min walk
  • British Columbia Parliament Building - 6 min walk
  • Royal BC Museum - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ) - 37 min drive

Restaurants

  • Nourish Kitchen & Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Santiago's - 2 min walk
  • Il Covo Trattoria - 5 min walk
  • The Pacific Restaurant - 5 min walk
  • Floyd's Diner - 5 min walk

About this property

The Oswego Hotel

4-star eco-friendly hotel located in James Bay
Close to Victoria Harbour, The Oswego Hotel provides a terrace, a coffee shop/cafe, and a garden. The onsite restaurant, Bar500, features light fare. In addition to dry cleaning/laundry services and a fireplace in the lobby, guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
Other perks include:
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), self parking (surcharge), and express check-out
  • A front desk safe, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, luggage storage, and outdoor furniture
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All 80 rooms boast comforts such as bathrobes, in addition to perks like free Internet and free weekday newspapers. Guest reviews speak positively of the comfortable, quiet rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Heating and ceiling fans
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, down comforters, and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and deep soaking tubs
  • TVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, kitchens, and refrigerators

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (CAD 17 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee 8:30 AM–1:00 PM on weekdays and 8:30 AM–1:00 PM on weekends: CAD 20 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • Bar500

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Lever door handles
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Down comforter
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Portable fan

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Entertainment

  • Cable/satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Paper towels
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster

More

  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers (weekdays)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of CAD 39.00 per pet, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: CAD 100 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: CAD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: CAD 17 per day
  • Pet fee: CAD 39.00 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Parties and events are allowed on site
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Hotel Oswego
Oswego Hotel
Oswego Hotel Victoria
Oswego Victoria
The Oswego Hotel Hotel
The Oswego Hotel Victoria
The Oswego Hotel Hotel Victoria

Frequently asked questions

Is The Oswego Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, this hotel allows dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of CAD 39.00 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at The Oswego Hotel?

As of Dec 6, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Oswego Hotel on Dec 27, 2022 start from CA $174.6, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at The Oswego Hotel?

Self parking is available for CAD 17 per day.

What time is check-in at The Oswego Hotel?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Oswego Hotel?

Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is The Oswego Hotel located?

Located in James Bay, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Legislative Assembly of British Columbia and Victoria Harbour. Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) away.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Oswego Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Oswego Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Oswego Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.6

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 728 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 73%
Rating 4 - Good. 208 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 44 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 14 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 1%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.6/5

Eco-friendliness

3/5 Okay

Robert, Black Creek
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities
Overall this hotel was just okay. Room felt small in all spaces.Shower clogged quickly, toilet ran continuously, kitchen was not outfitted to really use, and there was lots of street noise (from 4th floor). Service in restaurant was terrible and menu is extremely limited. Good location, and great bath products were the positives. We did appreciate the free parking.

5/5 Excellent

Laurel
Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Oswego has a great location, wonderful staff and well appointed rooms.

4/5 Good

Monica
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Requested a higher floor. Placed on 2nd floor and was subjected to terrible road noise to include trash trucks emptying commercial trash cans outside of our unit. At check in, learned it is a time share type of building where the owners have priority for the higher floors.

5/5 Excellent

Elissa
Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Love the location!

5/5 Excellent

Susan
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice, comfortable and clean. Great value, exceptional staff and perfect location.

5/5 Excellent

Brian
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice, quiet, central location. Excellent polite staff
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Tammy
Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, suite spacious, kitchen handy
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

3/5 Okay

Donna
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Overrated. It’s clean and aesthetically nice—but it had no restaurant service while we were there. The rug in our room was disgusting old and dirty, the rest of the room was aesthetically fine. The bed was VERY hard as were the pillows. Cleaning staff are very friendly as was the evening front desk person when we checked in, but the day front desk person the next day was snooty, like she couldn’t be bothered. The free underground is a perk.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Paul
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Always the best option for a quiet and clean downtown option. A safe neighbourhood and a great small hotel with friendly staff.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

2/5 Poor

Iva
Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness