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Bedford Regency Hotel: What Every Traveller Needs to Know

If location in the heart of Victoria is what you're looking for, the Bedford Regency Hotel is a good choice. This European-inspired boutique hotel is situated very close to the historic Bastion Square which is home to the Bastion Square Public Market in the summer.

The Bedford Regency is located on Government Street in Victoria which has the distinction of being the first Canadian street that was built west of the Rockies. It is renowned for its world-class shopping - the place to find unique clothing, accessories, gifts and souvenirs in Victoria.

With its perfect downtown location, guests at the Bedford enjoy easy access to the waterfront for numerous activities such as kayak rentals, a beautiful walk along the sea or the best fish and chips in town. 

The hotel itself usually features flower-filled window boxes outside of its 40 suites and 2 restaurants on site. Sadly the flowers were not planted this year, seemingly due to COVID. 

Currently the city has blocked off Government Street to vehicular traffic to allow more room for social distancing. Check with the hotel directly for the current situation regarding access to parking.

Amenities at the Bedford Regency

  • Water Views
  • Accessible
  • Mini fridge and coffee makers
  • Cribs and infant beds available if required at no charge; extra rollaway beds available for $20 per night
  • Elevator access
  • Free WiFi
  • One bundle of firewood available if you are staying in the Superior Queen room; additional firewood available for $10 per bundle

Policies

  • A credit card is required for the room deposit
  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM however the hotel can accommodate storing your luggage if you arrive early
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM; a late charge of $40 will apply after 1:00 PM if you're really delinquent and don't leave until after 3:00 PM, you'll be charged an additional night plus taxes
  • No smoking anywhere on the property. Any remediation required due to smoking will be the responsibility of the guest; a minimum of $100 charge will apply.
  • Parking is off-site approximately 1.5 blocks away; current rate is $18 daily

Guest Comments

Guests of the Bedford Regency gave this property an overall rating of good. Some guests found the room cleanliness sub-par which may be a result of the hotel being under-staffed related to COVID.  While the location is outstanding, some people found the off-site parking somewhat inconvenient. There are some complaints of the suites being a bit noisy from the street traffic and interestingly other guests remarked how quiet it was! It may depend where your room is situated and how well you sleep when you're not in your own bed. 

We hope you enjoy your stay in beautiful Victoria BC and recommend you rent an RV to explore the rest of Vancouver Island. Find local RV rentals here

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