Inn at Laurel Point
What We Love
- The popular Sunday brunch, held in the waterfront Ballroom Terrace
- Floor-to-ceiling windows that frame tranquil views of the harbor and gardens
- In-room spa treatments–including facials, massages, and wraps available 7 days
- Both the indoor pool and fitness center have great sea views
What To Know
- Reservations are recommended for brunch, even for hotel guests
- The hotel is extremely pet-friendly, though there is an added charge of $30 per night
- Free WiFi
- The hotel attracts a business crowd
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
First built in the 1970s, this Modernist-style hotel has had several face-lifts over the years, and the general vibe today is one of streamlined minimalism, with a recently updated wing designed by well known Canadian architect Arthur Erickson. Guest rooms feature light maple furniture and an autumnal palette, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing stunning views of Victoria Harbour on three sides. The 66-seater restaurant Aura has a waterfront indoor dining room and 58-seat patio, where you can dine on heart-warming dishes like Thai-style shellfish broth and chicken pot pie.
In the Area
Get out on beautiful Victoria Harbour with Ocean River, an outfitter known for their kayaking tours and classes. Back on dry land, book a table at the Superior Street Bistro, just opposite Fisherman’s Wharf, and tuck into an eclectic menu from chef Justin Grenda–he even does a playful take on Canada’s edible treasure, poutine. Work off the calories with a stroll around Fisherman’s Wharf, a colorful micro-neighborhood of floating homes, cafes, and boats offering eco-tours.
How to Get There
We stayed during a construction project. It was disappointing that the restaurant was closed. That said - breakfast, coffee, and snacks were available throughout the day for guests. The room was clean and quiet. The employees were very helpful. We even made a seagull friend!
We stayed one night at The Inn at Laurel Point during major renovations. We were made aware of the renos repeatedly so we were well-prepared so it. Rooms were discounted as a result and even though we booked the cheapest room available, we were given a free upgrade. The room was spacious, clean and stylishly modern. But what impressed us the most was the amazing service from the staff. They went above and beyond our expectations. Also, the view of the water from our room was lovely as we watched the sun set glisten off the CBD buildings.
Hotel is badly dated. they are upgrading the lobby and restaurant, but the hotel overall needs to be updated badly. No amenities other than coffee and muffins.
We were just not comfortable there and part of that is due to construction, which I can overlook, but, the hotel needs a desperate facelift overall. The best part of the room was the bathroom. The rest was underwhelming for the money.
This hotel is beautiful and the staff are sincere in making your stay memorable.
The renos put a bit of a damper on the whole experience but not enough of one that would turn me away.
Thank you for having me Laurel Point!! I will be back! Weekly!!
We were close enough to downtown Victoria that we didn't need a vehicle, yet far enough away we couldn't hear any traffic. The staff is super nice, they even engaged our young children. The little details make a difference, like the little bath robes and step stool for the bathroom for our little ones.