For a romantic break for two, one of the best choices is Abigail’s Hotel Victoria Victoria. Abigail’s Hotel in Victoria is a classic hotel that emulates old-world charm and boutique luxury, with a feel more like a cozy bed-and-breakfast inn. The property is located in downtown Victoria, just three blocks from the Inner Harbour and within walking distance of many of Victoria’s main attractions, as well as restaurants and bars.
Vancouver Island Stay at Abigail’s Hotel Victoria
The building dates back to the 1930s and has a very distinct Tudor style. Abigail’s is comprised of 23 guest rooms and suites over six categories named for jewels: amethyst, ruby, opal, rose, emerald and sapphire.
There are also special packages available for some room types, which can include tickets to local attractions, culinary offerings such as a bottle of Zanatta Vineyards Fatima Brut with a plate of chili truffles, or other perks. For example, as part of the “Sexy Sleepover” package, guests are treated to a bottle of wine along with a “Sexy Amenity Tray” with a tantalizing toy!
Abigail’s is an adults-only hotel and guests must be a minimum of 13 years old. All rooms and public spaces within the hotel are 100% non-smoking. Pets are not permitted to stay at Abigail’s unless they are licensed service dogs (not therapy or emotional support dogs). As best practice, check ahead of time for any updates to hotel policies and operations due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
*Note that the hotel is expanding to include eight new guest rooms and construction will take place from January 2021, with expected completion in early 2022. Therefore, there may be some slight disruption or construction noise in the daytime from Monday to Friday, and the guest rooms adjacent to the expansion area will be closed to guests.
Abigail’s Hotel Victoria Location
Hotel address: 906 McClure Street, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8V 3E7
Abigail’s Hotel is a nine-minute walk from the Royal Theatre, Christ Church Cathedral and the Royal BC Museum.
Abigail’s Hotel Victoria Rooms
Standard room amenities include tea & coffee facilities, free and reliable WiFi access, plush down duvets and pillows, bathrobes, a flatscreen TV with a DVD player (there is a complimentary DVD collection in the library), an iPod docking station with an alarm clock, a hair dryer, fresh cut flowers and air conditioning.
A daily three-course breakfast, evening canapes, and fresh cookies upon arrival are also included at no extra charge. Check-in is 3pm and check-out is 11am.
Amethyst Rooms (rates from CAD189 per night)
The four Amethyst Rooms are the hotel’s entry-level rooms, located on the first and second floors of the Main House. Covering 200 square feet and configured with queen beds, the rooms are opulently furnished in a classic style with cream walls, dark woods and dark drapes. There is an ensuite bathroom with a shower, plus an in-room pedestal sink.
Ruby Rooms (rates from CAD219 per night)
The five Ruby Rooms are approximately 300 square feet in size and can be configured with a king bed, two double beds, or a queen bed (see below). These rooms are located on the first and second floors of the Main House, on the northern side of the property, close to the parking lot.
As you may expect from the name, these room types feature splashes of red in décor, with red patterned wallpaper, linens and drapes. There is an ensuite marble bathroom with a clawfoot deep-soaking bathtub and a separate shower with a 12-inch rain-can shower head.
Ruby Queen Room (rates from CAD259 per night)
Included in the collection of Ruby Rooms mentioned above, the Ruby Queen Room can also be an accessible room type for travelers with mobility restrictions and features a pull-out queen sofa bed for guests traveling together.
Note that there is also no air conditioning in this room (as it’s very shady) and the clawfoot bathtub is replaced with a full bath with shower.
Opal Rooms (rates from CAD259 per night)
Also located on the first and second floors of the Main House, the four Opal Rooms are configured with king beds and measure around 300 square feet in size. Décor is elegant and romantic, featuring a wood-burning fireplace with logs and a deep-soaking bathtub or jetted bathtub.
Rose Rooms (rates from CAD259 per night)
Located on the third floor of the Main House, the two Rose Rooms are approximately 200 square feet in size and are configured with king-size beds. There are double-sided natural gas fireplaces and clawfoot soaking bathtubs in the bathroom, plus rain-can showers.
Emerald Rooms (rates from CAD259 per night)
The six luxurious Emerald Rooms can be found on the first and second floor of the private Coach House, which is adjacent to the Main House. Covering 300 square feet of space, this room type includes a king-size bed, two chairs facing an electric fireplace, a writing deck and a marble ensuite bathroom with a jetted bathtub. There is also a wet bar and a mini fridge.
Sapphire Rooms (rates from CAD299 per night)
The most extravagant room type at Abigail’s Hotel, the two Sapphire Rooms are situated on the third floor of the Main House, expanding to 380 square feet in size. These rooms feature a four-poster king bed, a wood-burning fireplace, a two-person jetted bathtub and shower, stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings and antique chandeliers. There is also a wet bar.
Abigail’s Hotel Victoria Facilities & Services
- Complimentary light appetizers for all guests, served from 4.30pm to 6pm
- 24-Hour Library Lounge, which includes free daily newspapers, board games, books and a DVD collection. Wine and beer is also available here.
- 24-Hour front desk
- Complimentary parking
Abigail’s Hotel Victoria Dining
Abigail’s Hotel does not have a full-service restaurant, however there is a three-course breakfast available every morning (consisting of a fresh baked good, fruit salad and an entrée), from a menu that changes daily, as well as complimentary appetizers served each evening, which acts as a social hour for guests. Drinks such as local beers and Canadian wines are available too.
There are plenty of high-quality restaurants located near the hotel if you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy lunch or dinner.
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