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14 Best Vancouver Island Hotels for Summer from $156

Vancouver Island, located off Canada’s Pacific Coast, lures travellers in with its stunning scenery and off-the-grid charm. This outdoor lover’s paradise ticks all the boxes for a perfect summer adventure with its rugged mountain landscapes meeting beautiful ocean vistas. You can marvel at local wildlife, cool off in secret swimming holes and walk hand-in-hand along sandy beaches, then relax in one of its picturesque coastal towns.

With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve compiled a list of the best hotels on Vancouver Island. These holiday havens were designed as idyllic summer sanctuaries with outdoor pools, luxury day spas and gourmet restaurants.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Oak Bay Beach Hotel is a luxury beach hotel near Victoria, known for its seaside mineral pools and historic Snug Pub. Other inviting perks include chauffeur services, in-room chefs and a full-service spa with a eucalyptus steam sauna. The cosy Kate’s Cafe is the perfect spot to unwind, serving delectable baked goods and glasses of wine.

The 2 Queen and 1 King rooms include marina or ocean views from floor-to-ceiling windows, bathrooms with heated tile floors, HDTVs and fireplaces. Many also include private balconies or terraces. For top-floor, bi-level living and panoramic ocean views, upgrade to the palatial Penthouse Suite.

Hotel Highlights

  • Ocean views and an intimate setting at The Dining Room.
  • A spa deck with poolside food and beverage service.
  • A five-minute walk from the resident harbour seals at Oak Bay Marina.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 233 – USD 524
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: 1175 Beach Drive, Oak Bay, British Columbia, Canada

The Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort & Spa

The Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort & Spa

Offering unbridled 5-star luxury, The Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort & Spa is set along lush golf greens framed by Mount Finlayson. Boasting the quaint charms of a rustic mountain lodge, the 2 Queen, Golf View room features a private balcony, mini fridge and coffee maker, while the Penthouse, 1 King has a whirlpool, living area and fireplace. 

Your summer vacation awaits at the sparkling outdoor pool, while the hotel’s award-winning Sante Spa Victoria offers couple’s massages, body wraps and therapy baths. Sharpen your skills at the 18-hole golf course, then refuel with house-made pasta and fresh seafood at Bella.

Hotel Highlights

  • All rooms feature private balconies, Westin Heavenly beds and deep-soaking tubs.
  • Victoria’s only resort with 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golf.
  • A 10-minute drive from the scenic trails and cascading waterfalls in Goldstream Provincial Park.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 307 – USD 371
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 1999 Country Club Way, Langford, Canada

Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa

Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa

At Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa, you can choose from 36 OceanSuites or OceanVillas, which feature king-size beds, gas fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling windows. Couples can upgrade to a One Bedroom and soak up Brentwood Bay views from an outdoor hot tub on a private balcony or terrace. 

Spend a sun-drenched summer day at the on-site Marina & Eco-Adventure Centre observing local marine wildlife, then relax with a cold beverage at the outdoor pool or treat yourself to a massage at the luxury spa. For a colourful retreat, drive to The Butchart Gardens to see its summertime blooms.

Hotel Highlights

  • The spa’s tranquillity lounge, outdoor pool and hot tub.
  • A cosy fireplace, Saanich Inlet views and sushi menu at the Brentwood Bay Dining Room.
  • Local craft beers, regional wines and specialty coffees at Brentwood Bay Pub.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 292– USD 756
Guest Rating: 9.3
Address: 849 Verdier Avenue, Brentwood Bay, Canada

Magnolia Hotel & Spa

Magnolia Hotel & Spa

A five-minute walk from downtown Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Magnolia Hotel & Spa exudes timeless elegance throughout its upscale facilities. Spacious Superior Rooms feature one king, one queen or two queen beds, while Signature Corner Rooms include stunning city views from floor-to-ceiling windows, Nespresso coffee machines and filtered bottled water.

Relax tired muscles at the on-site spa or indulge in classic French bistro cuisine, such as fresh-shucked oysters, at The Courtney Room. Ready to start your summer adventure? Sign up for a whale-watching expedition, boat tour or horse-drawn carriage rides.

Hotel Highlights

  • The romantic gas fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows and top-floor location of Diamond Room, Harbour Side.
  • The Spa Magnolia uses organic brands free of fillers, paragons and synthetic dyes.
  • A short walk from the Royal BC Museum, Victoria Conference Centre and Beacon Hill Park.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 340 – USD 423
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: 623 Courtney Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Hotel Grand Pacific Victoria

Hotel Grand Pacific Victoria

Hotel Grand Pacific Victoria is two blocks from Victoria’s downtown restaurant and shopping district. Each of the rooms includes a private balcony, as well as high-speed Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, while Signature Suites add separate living areas, fireplaces and whirlpool tubs.

You’re spoilt for choice with on-site activities, from a 25-metre lap pool with Aquafit classes and guided walks to Afternoon Tea. Enjoy fine dining at The Pacific Restaurant, where bistro-style dishes are served on an outdoor terrace open in summer, which offers fire tables and views of Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

Hotel Highlights

  • Signature martinis, cocktails and flights of exotic bourbon at The Pacific Lounge.
  • A hot tub, steam room, kids’ pool and sauna.
  • The outdoor patio with Olympic Mountain views, tranquil pond and a man-made waterfall.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 199 – USD 426
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 463 Belleville Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Fairmont Empress Hotel

Fairmont Empress Hotel

Fit for royalty, Fairmont Empress Hotel offers sophisticated rooms housed in a chateau-style building, just a short walk from the Royal Theatre. Rooms feature harbour, city or garden views in addition to flat-screen TVs and coffee makers. Upgraded One Bedroom Suites add separate living areas and sofa beds.

Served daily since its opening in 1908, the Tea at the Empress is a century-old tradition served in the elegant Lobby Lounge, while the Willow Stream Spa boasts signature massages, a steam room and sauna. In summer, visit The Veranda for Inner Harbour views and handcrafted cocktails.

Hotel Highlights

  • Willow Stream Spa is considered one of the best spas in Canada.
  • Pacific Northwest cuisine served in the storied Q at the Empress restaurant.
  • Live entertainment, signature cocktails and an extensive wine list at Q Bar.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 448 – USD 958
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 721 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

Royal Scot Hotel & Suites offers a convenient location in the heart of downtown Victoria, a short walk from the Black Ball Ferry Line. Guest rooms include flat-screen TVs, lounge chairs and coffee makers, while Studio Suites add fully-equipped kitchens. For a spacious living room with a queen-size sofa bed, upgrade to the One Bedroom Suite.

HotelsCombined visitors rave about the outdoor seating at Jonathan’s Restaurant, which offers the perfect setting for a dinner menu with coconut prawns, seafood fettuccini and baked Cajun halibut. Cool off from the summertime heat in the pool or relax your muscles in the whirlpool and sauna, then hop on the complimentary shuttle or book a tour at the on-site gift shop.

Hotel Highlights

  • A games room, billiards and shuffleboard.
  • The Two Bedroom Suite has a second bedroom and living room with a sofa bed.
  • A five-minute walk from renowned artwork at Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 224 – USD 312
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: 425 Quebec St, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites

Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites

Located in downtown Victoria, Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites is a five-minute walk from Victoria Bug Zoo. Traditional Rooms boast pillow-top beds and flat-screen TVs, while Suites add walk-out balconies, separate sitting areas and full kitchens. Need some pampering this summer? Reserve a luxurious in-room spa treatment.

Food lovers are spoilt for choice with on-site dining options. Vista 18 Westcoast Grill and Wine Bar takes dinner with a view to the next level with rooftop vistas from the 18th floor, while Clive’s Classic Lounge lures revellers in with its chic setting and creative cocktails made with house-made ingredients.

Hotel Highlights

  • In-room massages, facials, manicures and pedicures.
  • A swimming pool, Jacuzzi and exercise room.
  • A Two Bedroom Penthouse Suite with sweeping views of the Inner Harbour, Olympic Mountains and Downtown Victoria.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 196 – USD 435
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 740 Burdett Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Inn at Laurel Point

Inn at Laurel Point

Inn at Laurel Point is an alluring waterfront hotel overlooking the picturesque Laurel Point Park. The Erickson Wing Studio features a terrace-style balcony, while the Erickson Wing Bedroom Suite adds separate living spaces. Couples will love the Erick Wing Dream Suite’s double Jacuzzi.

Stretch out on the sundeck by the pool, then find your zen with an in-room spa treatment. You can indulge in locally-sourced cuisine at Aura Restaurant before burning off calories at the fitness centre. Travelling with your furry friend? Fido will feel like a pampered pet with a doggie bed, bowls and welcome cookies.

Hotel Highlights

  • Kid-friendly card and board games available, as well as kids’ menus at the on-site restaurant.
  • In-room massages, body scrubs, facials, pedicures and manicures.
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows and a wrap-around balcony in the Erickson Wing Executive Suite.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 239 – USD 369
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 680 Montreal Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites

Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites

Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites is perfectly situated on the Inner Harbour, a five-minute walk from one of the oldest Chinatown in North America. In addition to its prime location, the hotel features complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast and parking as well as in-room spa services.

The Two Bedroom Suite is ideal for families or groups with its fully-equipped kitchen and private terrace, while the Standard King Room includes air-conditioning and a balcony with city views. For full waterfront views and space to accommodate six guests, upgrade to the Penthouse Suite.

Hotel Highlights

  • The spa’s Luxury Mudd Wrap, Aromatherapy Facial Massage and Raindrop Therapy Massage.
  • Daily breakfast items, such as bagels and bread, waffles, yoghurt and fruit.
  • A Golf Concierge with extensive knowledge and experience for recommendations and reservations.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 220 – USD 450
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 1234 Wharf Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

The Oswego Hotel

The Oswego Hotel

The Oswego Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation a block from the Inner Harbour. Accommodation ranges from cosy Studios to one and two-bedroom suites, which feature flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes and complimentary Wi-Fi. For a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, large living space and queen-size pull-out sofa, upgrade to the Two-Bedroom Premium Suite.

In the morning, the on-site O Cafe and Bistro serves tasty pastries and hot coffee, but by night it transforms into a social space with live music and locally-sourced cuisine. Explore the waterfront, then feel renewed after a long day of sightseeing with an in-room spa treatment.

Hotel Highlights

  • In-room spa menu with massages, facials, reflexology and mud wraps.
  • Complimentary dog treats, beds, bowls and recommendations on nearby dog parks.
  • A large 25-person balcony in the Two Bedroom Boutique Suite.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 461 – USD 638
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 500 Oswego Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort is nestled along the waterfront, a short walk from the lively Fisherman’s Wharf. Most rooms feature flat-screen TVs, mini bars and coffee makers, while certain rooms have balconies with water views. Alternatively, stay in the Deluxe for Olympic Mountain views from a private patio.

Tuck into creative cuisine at the nautical-themed LURE Restaurant and Bar or pick up Starbucks and snacks at Harbour Grab ’n Go. Keep fit in the 24-hour fitness centre, indoor pool and tennis court, then visit the award-winning spa for rejuvenating treatments.

Hotel Highlights

  • Body scrubs, eye treatments, facials and couple’s massages at the on-site spa.
  • An indoor swimming pool and whirlpool.
  • The Kid’s Scavenger Hunt and Kid’s Story Time with cookies by the fireplace.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 406 – USD 577
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 100 Harbour Road, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour appeals to business and leisure travellers with its meeting spaces, a business centre and airport shuttle. Rooms include mountain or city views, flat-screen TVs and coffee makers, while Suites add separate living rooms, mini fridges and private balconies. Upgrade to an MClub Lounge room for complimentary breakfast.

Savour locally-sourced seafood at Fire + Water Restaurant, which has a street-level outdoor patio or swim in the indoor pool. Ready to explore more? The hotel is the perfect base for hopping aboard a ferry or strolling along the Inner Harbour Causeway.

Hotel Highlights

  • The indoor pool and 24-hour fitness centre.
  • An on-site convenience store and 24-hour room service.
  • Less than a kilometre from the Royal BC Museum, Chinatown and Beacon Hill Park.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 398 – USD 572
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 728 Humboldt Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Prestige Oceanfront Resort BW Premier Collection

Prestige Oceanfront Resort BW Premier Collection

Rising above the Pacific Ocean, Prestige Oceanfront Resort BW Premier Collection is a haven for relaxation in Sooke. Budget-conscious travellers can stay in a Single Queen to enjoy a pillow-top mattress, mini fridge and complimentary Wi-Fi, while families will appreciate the extra space in the Two Queen Ocean View or the full kitchen in the King Kitchen.

If you’re feeling adventurous, sign up for scuba diving, hiking, cycling or fishing excursions. Borrow one of the complimentary bikes, then get pampered at the on-site spa, swim laps in the indoor pool or soak in the hot tub.

Hotel Highlights

  • Big-screen TVs and pub-style food at the sports-themed Vault Lounge.
  • Beautiful views of Sooke Harbour, Sooke Basin, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains.
  • Sporting equipment, board games and beach toys available.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 156 – USD 364
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 6929 West Coast Road, Sooke, Canada

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A Summer Adventure Awaits at These Top Vancouver Island Hotels

The largest island on the Pacific coastline of North America, Vancouver Island boasts a varied landscape perfect for adventurous travellers seeking mountains, lakes and rugged views. The array of outdoor recreation includes water sports, orca watching and exploring picturesque harbours. Recharge at one of these top hotels on Vancouver Island, which offer spacious rooms and suites, on-site restaurants and spa services.

Where will you stay on Vancouver Island? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Charity De Souza

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.

Charity De Souza
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.
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