Oswego Hotel: What Every Traveller Needs to Know

When my co-workers travel to Victoria, the Oswego Hotel is the accommodation of choice for many of them. They especially love the room amenities and convenient location; two of the many features visitors to the city will also appreciate. The all-suite boutique hotel is nestled in the residential neighbourhood of James Bay, just two blocks from the Inner Harbour. A perfect combination of quiet for sleeping and easy access to the activities of downtown Victoria.

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The Oswego Hotel is especially convenient to the Inner Harbour, the Royal BC Museum and Thunderbird Park, the BC Parliament Buildings, the Robert Bateman Centre and the Washington State ferry terminals. We also highly recommend a local eatery that even the locals line up for - Floyd's Diner (a bright pink building on the corner of Menzies and Superior). Finish breakfast on a Saturday morning in the summer and walk across the street to take in the James Bay community market featuring goods that are handmade, homemade and homegrown.

Amenities at Oswego Hotel Victoria

  • Water views
  • Pet-friendly hotel including bowls, poop bags, dog beds, locally made organic dog treats and suggestions for nearby dog parks and off-leash areas 
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Accessible/elevator
  • Smoke-free property
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Portable fans (property is not air conditioned)
  • Secured underground parking $17/night; complimentary parking for guests with hybrid or electric vehicles
  • Loyalty program 
  • Bathrooms feature both a soaker tub and separate shower and imported luxury bath products
  • Gourmet kitchens with appliances including French press coffee makers
  • Free WiFi in public spaces; wired internet in rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Locally sourced and foraged ingredients featured at the onsite dining establishment (Bar 500)
  • Jazz night on Thursdays (reservation required)
  • LGBTQ friendly hotel and bar


  • Pet fee is $25 plus tax per day (notify the hotel of your dogs at time of booking)
  • Cleaning fee of $100 plus taxes (weekly) or $125 plus taxes (monthly) for long term stays with pets
  • Maximum of two dogs per room
  • A pet waiver must be signed at check-in
  • Check-in from 4:00 PM to midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out before 11 AM; late check-out subject to a fee and availability
  • Free cancellation on select room rates
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Guest Comments

Oswego Hotel guests are wowed by the hotel, giving an overall rating of excellent. They especially like the cleanliness of the rooms and the fantastic location. People appreciated the quiet residential neighbourhood and full kitchens. They noted that there is no central air however rooms have ceiling fans and balconies. 

We hope you enjoy your stay in Victoria BC.

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