Victoria, BC Hotels
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“As with the rest of Canada, the most expensive time to visit Victoria is during the summer months of July and August.”
Nicknamed “The Garden City,” Victoria is a beautiful little coastal city that is full of sights and activities. Whether you’re going to Victoria for business or for pleasure, there are many accommodation options for every budget.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Victoria, BC

Days Inn - Victoria On The Harbour
Days Inn - Victoria On The Harbour
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3.8
427 Belleville St, Victoria
from $102
Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites
Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites
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4.3
740 Burdett Ave, Victoria
from $70
Victoria Travelodge
Victoria Travelodge
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3.8
229 Gorge Road East, Victoria
from $63
Red Lion Inn and Suites
Red Lion Inn and Suites
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3.9
3366 Douglas St., Victoria
from $38
Hotel Grand Pacific
Hotel Grand Pacific
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4.4
463 Belleville St, Victoria
from $130
Paul's Motor Inn
Paul's Motor Inn
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3.6
1900 Douglas St, Victoria
from $54
Super 8 Victoria BC
Super 8 Victoria BC
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2.9
2915 Douglas St, Victoria
from $71
Swans Hotel & Brewpub
Swans Hotel & Brewpub
506 Pandora Ave., Victoria
from $121
Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel
Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel
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4.2
642 Johnson St, Victoria
from $49
Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour
Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour
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4.3
728 Humboldt St, Victoria
from $130
More About Victoria, BC Hotels...

With so much beauty to indulge yourself in, it’s best to get your accommodation figured out first so you can focus on enjoying your stay. This guide will help budget-conscious travelers save money on accommodation as well as inform you on transportation options and popular activities.

From budget hostels like Ocean Island Inn to beautiful private bedrooms on Airbnb to cheap hotels like Helm’s Inn,  you’ll have plenty of cheap options from which you can choose.

Save on Accommodation by Avoiding the Busy Summer Months

As with the rest of Canada, the most expensive time to visit Victoria is during the summer months of July and August. Not only is this the country's warmest months but it’s also when kids are out of school and families are taking vacations. May, June, and September will also have good mild weather and the city will be less busy, which will lower the cost of hotel rooms. However, some attractions may not be open during the non-busy months so timing your visit may depend on what you wish to accomplish. The winter months are great for Victoria hotel deals but carry more rain, chillier weather, and can be quite gray. Many activities will be closed in the winter as well. Christmas and New Year's can also bring the prices up for accommodation.

Transportation from the Airport

Victoria’s airport (YYJ) is located approximately 30 minutes from city center and has plenty of different options for getting into the city. Although there are public transportation options, they aren’t that great. It’s far more convenient to take a shuttle bus, taxi, or a rental car.

The YYJ Airport Shuttle will take you to downtown Victoria for $22. You don’t need to book in advance. Simply show up at their kiosk inside the airport and they will arrange your trip.

Taxis are another option and are easy to find with their bright yellow colors. Simply exit the airport and you will see Yellow Cab of Victoria taxis waiting to take you where you need to go. A taxi usually costs around $50.

If you want maximum flexibility, there are many rental car companies available on-site including Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National Car Rental. Enterprise is also available but is located off-site. Victoria is generally easy to navigate, but if you’re not looking to explore the island a rental car is typically unnecessary.

Moving Around the City

Victoria is quite small for a city and moving around is simple and straightforward. If you’re staying downtown, walking is a great option to explore the area. You can walk to museums, coffee shops, and restaurants, as well as the harbor and its popular pubs and bars.

Buses are another popular option and cost a flat fee of $2.50 for each fare. Depending on your plans, you might be able to save money by buying a day pass for $7.75. You can also buy a package of ten bus passes for the price of nine. You might be pleasantly surprised to find that Victoria uses double decker buses as their public transportation, which adds to the charm of the city. Transfers can be requested and are active for 90 minutes.

Biking is also popular considering that Victoria is one of the most bike-friendly cities in Canada. You can rent bikes from CycleTreks or CycleBCRentals. Bikes usually start around $6.

Finding Cheap Hotels in Victoria

While hotel prices can differ greatly depending on the month you visit, there are plenty of options for all budgets and needs. Accommodation typically consists of private Airbnb listings, hotels and hostels.

For those looking for cheap hotels, a popular option is Helm’s Inn, which is situated right in downtown Victoria and has suites available with kitchens allowing you to save money by eating in. Other popular options include Accent Inn Victoria, James Bay Inn Hotel, Sandman Hotel Victoria and Admiral Inn. Those looking to stay near the harbor should consider Days Inn Victoria on the Harbour.

Solo Travelers Save Money with Cheap Hostels

Those traveling solo can save a considerable amount of money by staying at the few hostels available in the city. With dorm rooms starting at $22 and privates from $45, it will save you money over a budget hotel. Popular options include HI-Victoria and Ocean Island Inn. Those with HI memberships who stay at Hi-Victoria will enjoy additional savings.

Save More Money with Airbnb

Another cheap option for finding accommodation is Airbnb, which has many locals willing to rent private rooms in their homes. With rates starting at just $30, Airbnb is the best option for cheap accommodation, especially if you want a private room. Some rentals have more than 50 positive reviews, so you can rest easy with the listing you choose.

Explore Beautiful Victoria

Now that you’ve booked your place to sleep, it’s time to get out and explore the beautiful city you’ve come to visit. Depending on the time of year you visit, there are lots of things to do in Victoria and places to see. By far the most popular tourist attraction is the Butchart Gardens, which is located in an old limestone quarry. Not only is it likely one of the most beautiful floral gardens you will ever see, it’s also a National Historic Site of Canada. Another popular activity is whale-watching tours that take you out into the chilly waters for a chance to see the majestic killer whales along with Humpbacks and other massive mammals.

There’s also a lot of great walking and hiking paths for those who want to explore the natural side of Victoria. One popular trail leads from the Inner Harbor through Dallas Road and across a blue bridge and into Esquimalt. From here, you’ll have stunning views of both the Victoria Harbor and Port Angeles. Another popular hike is Galloping Goose Trail, which takes you on a decommissioned rail bed from downtown Victoria to Sooke. 

 

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