When you walk through the door it feels like home.
It is still a hotel and has all the feel of one as well.
A very clean spot and I very much value that a news paper is dropped out side the door in the morning. Few hotels offer that service any more.
A special little hotel.
The Bistro needs a bit of improvement with some of the items on the menu but over all a great place to stay!
Posted: 20 Dec 12
Being a young family, we have very few vacations a year. We have come back to the Oswego every year since it opened because of the superior service, friendly staff and especially for the clean - modern rooms. Victoria is a beautiful city, but most hotels here are laden with flowery bedspreads, doilies and other decorations stolen from Grandma's house. The rooms at the Oswego are open, airy and make us feel like we're far away from our regular life. The staff are always accomodating and kind. It's a perfect place to stay on the island!
Breeze and Brent
Posted: 30 Sep 12
We were never so happy as to find an hotel so welcoming and warm, especially to our best friends "Hamish and Tango". Such a dog friendly hotel is very hard to find. The room, the soft beds, the lovely hot shower....all excellent. We are looking forward to our return visit to The Oswego in the very near future.
Posted: 18 May 12
This is our 3rd visit to this unique hotel.
The staff are so attentive and caring, then even unjammed by laptop, (Jesse) sent up extra towels,
and mailed me by favourite scarf which I had left behind. (Michael)
I would stay there again for sure.
Posted: 13 Apr 12
We tried out this boutique hotel for the first time on New Years Eve and were thrilled with our one bedroom suite. Everything was really lovely: spacious rooms, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, tasteful modern decor, and everything we needed. Our dinner in the O Bistro was wonderful and the service in the restaurant and hotel were great! We found it to be good value and it is our new favorite in Victoria.
Posted: 01 Jan 12
I just wanted to write to express my thanks for hosting our Christmas party on December 4th. We were given the use of the one bedroom penthouse, and ordered canapes from your bistro. I cannot express to you enough what a fabulous experience we had from beginning to end! When I arrived, I was greeted by your fabulous front desk staff, and the room itself surpassed all our expectations. Not only is the room itself a beauty, but it was very tastefully decorated specially for our group. The food was fantastic - I couldn't find a single fault when asked for feedback! At every turn, every request we made was speedily and thoughtfully executed, and every member of your staff we came across was warm, friendly, and professional. The use of your Sales and Catering Coordinator was at all times easy and pleasant - she was a consummate professional, speedy in her responses to our questions, and accommodating of our needs and budget. From beginning to end, the Oswego hotel treated our small group like absolute VIPs, and I am very much looking forward to booking the Oswego for any upcoming events - both personal and professional. I will be happily endorsing your hotel to all of my colleagues and social acquaintances with full confidence, because our experience was so completely positive.
Posted: 05 Dec 11
Our total experience at the Oswego was excellent. We arrived early and were able to get into our room. We were upgraded to a one bedroom suite. We loved the spacious and well appointed rooms which were spotless. The location is excellent. It is in a quiet neighborhood but only a short walk to the center of town.We had dinner in the hotel restaurant which was very good.
The staff was friendly and helpful. I left clothes in the dresser. When I called, these were mailed to me. I was impressed with the service of everyone we met while in the hotel. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Victoria.
Posted: 21 Jul 11
Back at the Oswego for my weekend away in Victoria. They made my entire weekend worry free - from the moment I pulled up with my Vespa/vehicle & Trailer the staff were helpful, friendly and cheerful. They helped us unload the scooter/motorcycle and get the vehicles parked safe and sound in the underground parking lot. Check in was seamless. The room was gorgeous, comfortable and the price was right as well.
I will be back again soon, and will book my stay @ the Oswego.
Posted: 25 May 11
By far the best Hotel in Victoria, and I have tried most of them in the past year as I have been here frequently on business. The staff, the rooms, the service are all wonderful and it truly is a pleasure to find this gem in Victoria. Casual, comfortable, yet still has a contemporary feel that just says "class" in a slightly understated way. Great spot!
Posted: 16 May 11
This hotel may not come with all the bells, whistles and tea rooms of a notorious nearby spot like the Empress, but who needs tea when your room comes stocked with bottles of local wine! Rooms are HUGE, bathrooms are luxurious, kitchenettes are clean and well stocked. We stayed here for two nights but this place is ideal for those travellers looking to stay a few days or more. Great location, huge rooms with expansive (but inexpensive) living spaces, and a lovely staff. I'd recommend this place 100 times over.
A Traveller from San Francisco, CA
Posted: 28 Jan 11