The number of hotels and bed and breakfasts in a city might be indicative of the beauty and appeal of its locality. If so, Victoria accommodations make such a statement – there are literally hundreds of bed and breakfasts alone. There are probably as many such types of Victoria accommodations on Vancouver Island as in the whole of British Columbia and Washington State combined.
Victoria accommodations come in all the usual guises – hotels, motels, vacation rentals, campgrounds, inns and bed and breakfasts. When selecting somewhere to stay in Victoria, whether for business or pleasure, you will find that the wide range of bed and breakfasts offer high quality accommodations and amenities, good value (a full breakfast is always included) and the unique opportunity to discover Victoria from the local perspective of your hosts.
For example, the Best Bed and Breakfasts of Victoria group has over forty area members providing something for everyone. Stay in heritage houses or contemporary homes, urban or rural, always with all the amenities for a comfortable visit. All are members of the Western Canada Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers Association and have been inspected and approved for their hospitality, food preparation, cleanliness, housekeeping and for safety and security issues – for your quality assurance.Each is individually owned and operated, providing personal touches, a high level of service and an attention to detail. Good hospitable B&B hosts recognise and respect those who want privacy for romance or business and those who want to enjoy conversations and make local discoveries. Some welcome families, others pets, whilst others are adult oriented. Their diverse rates reflect the range of amenities and the quality of the accommodations.
Being the provincial capital of British Columbia, Victoria attracts many government and business visitors and it is also an education centre having two universities and many language colleges. Business travellers have traditionally sought their Victoria accommodations in hotels catering to their requirements. Things are changing, with many bed and breakfasts now offering all these needs free of charge: high-speed wireless internet, desks, telephones and some have a guest business centre with such facilities as a computer, printer, fax and copier. The provision of free local telephone calls, free parking, free movies, free newspaper and sometimes free beverages make for significant savings – and that is not to mention the inclusive breakfast at the sumptuous standards expected at a bed and breakfast.
Victoria, “The Garden City“, has the mildest climate in Canada, heritage architecture and many excellent attractions including the Butchart Gardens, the picturesque Inner Harbour and whale-watching tours drawing tourists worldwide. There are museums, galleries, festivals, antique stores and outdoor pursuits for all. You can search for the narrowest commercial street in N. America or for over 1,000 hanging baskets. The city is friendly and safe: a B&B guest once remarked to me on seeing local crime statistics: “You have as much serious crime in a year as my city does in a bad weekend!”.
It is hardly surprisingly that visitors throng to Victoria for pleasure: for a refreshing break, a romantic getaway, a family vacation or an adventure holiday. They will find that bed and breakfasts offer gracious Victoria accommodations which will exceed their expectations for both quality and value. So your choice for Victoria accommodations from hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts is probably an easy one to make!