Downtown Victoria Hotel – The Oswego

View of Inner Harbour in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

As the capital of British Columbia and the largest city on Vancouver Island, Victoria is a wonderful place to immerse yourself in history, culture, and the great outdoors. Whether you’re looking for a summer getaway or somewhere to escape harsher winters, Victoria is a beautiful destination year-round and an excellent choice for your next vacation.

Finding the right place to stay in Victoria can be difficult. If you’re looking for a quieter, more unique alternative to the larger chain hotels of downtown Victoria, the Oswego Hotel may be a great option. The Oswego is a boutique hotel situated in the residential James Bay area, just steps from Victoria’s downtown Inner Harbour and parliament buildings.

Tips For Hotel Bookings in Victoria

If you plan to visit Victoria during the summer, or on weekends between April-October, it is best to book in advance. Victoria is popular, particularly during summer months, and booking well ahead will help ensure you get the best booking option.

If you’re looking for a long-term winter stay, The Oswego Hotel’s well-appointed studios and suites feature everything you need for deluxe extended-stay living.

The Location – James Bay

The Oswego Hotel is nested in the heart of James Bay. James Bay is located just south of the Inner Harbour, to the south west of downtown Victoria. The short walk to the downtown area makes James Bay a centrally-located, convenient place to stay while benefiting from the quiet surroundings. The neighbourhood is filled with character homes and wide, residential streets for wandering. Hop on a horse drawn carriage from the Inner Harbour into James Bay, or head out to the BC Museum or Ogden Point Breakwater Park, all just a short walk away. Head for a stroll in nearby Beacon Hill Park or discover the excitement of downtown Victoria – staying in James Bay provides endless opportunities.

The Accommodation

Our 80 modern studio and one or two bedroom luxurious suites feature modern amenities and are pet-friendly. All rooms are spacious and well appointed, each with its own soaking tub, separate shower, and mini kitchen. 

Check out all of our available accommodation options here.

 Studio Suites

Our studio suites are as luxurious as they are comfortable and functional. Studio suites have a queen-size bed, flat-screen television, and a fully equipped kitchenette, along with a desk and wireless internet access. The suites are open concept with a dining table and large bathrooms with a deep soaker tub and separate shower, mood lighting, and plush robes and towels. Our average studio suite is 420 square feet and most have a private patio with beautiful views of the historic surrounding neighbourhood.

One Bedroom Suites

Located on our top floor, this Honeymoon Suite boasts romantic views of the downtown Victoria city skyline, domes of the legislature, and historic James Bay neighbourhood. It features one queen bedroom, one four piece bathroom, and a fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Amenities in the large living space include a pull-out sofa bed, flat-screen television, and dining area. The patio holds up to 10 people — intimate enough for a late brunch and large enough to entertain family and friends with cocktails.

Two Bedroom Suites

Located on our top floor, these suites provide magnificent ocean, mountain, and city views. They feature two bedrooms, each with a queen-sized bed and flat-screen television; two bathrooms; and a fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Amenities in the large living space include a pull-out sofa bed, flat-screen television, and dining area. The large balcony holds up to 25 people — perfect for a small reception.

Book Your Downtown Victoria Stay

Ready to book your stay in Victoria? Take advantage of Victoria’s many cultural, shopping and outdoor adventure opportunities with a stay at Oswego. Just minutes from downtown, Oswego offers a boutique-hotel experience in a prime setting.