Oak Bay Beach Hotel in Victoria, BC

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Updated: April 18, 2022

• Location: Beach Drive.
• Hotel website: oakbaybeachhotel.com
• Hotel phone: 250-598-4556
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Review of Oak Bay Beach Hotel in Victoria

The beautiful heated outdoor pool at Oak Bay Beach Hotel overlooks the ocean.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel – Voted #1 hotel in Canada by Condé Nast Traveler, this outstanding and distinctive oceanfront hotel features spectacular views and three outdoor heated mineral pools perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, in addition to an award-winning spa. All guest rooms offer lavish décor, gas fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, kitchenettes, paintings by Canadian artists, and exquisite bathrooms with soaker tubs and heated tile floors. There are three eateries — The Dining Room, The Snug Pub, and Faro Handcrafted Pizza. Access to the Spa’s eucalyptus steam room, chauffeur service to Oak Bay Village, nightly turn down service, and underground self-parking are all included. The hotel is situated in the city’s picturesque and affluent neighborhood of Oak Bay, a quick drive from downtown Victoria. Note the outdoor mineral pools are adults only. Pets are allowed in designated rooms.

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Oak Bay Beach Hotel – The Location

  • Area: In the picturesque and affluent residential neighborhood of Oak Bay. 15-minute drive from downtown Victoria.
  • Address: 1175 Beach Drive.
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Newport at Margate is 2 blocks (400m) west.
  • How to Get There: Victoria International Airport is 32 km from the hotel.
  • Handy to: Victoria Golf Club, Oak Bay Marina, Tilikum Memorial Stone, Turkey Head Walkway.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel – The Basics

  • Ages: All ages allowed in the hotel. One small crib is available. Outdoor pools are adults-only (16+).
  • Pet Policy: Pets allowed, up to 2 pets per room. Max weight is 75 lbs. Designated pet-friendly rooms; must book in advance.
  • View: Panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Oak Bay Marina, and residential homes in Oak Bay.
  • Parking: Valet parking at $35 plus tax per night.
  • Nice Perks: Complimentary access to the Spa’s eucalyptus aromatic steam room. Underground self-parking included.
  • When to Book: 3 months in advance.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: 250-598-4556
  • Email: guestservices@oakbaybeachhotel.com
  • Website: oakbaybeachhotel.com

Oak Bay Beach Hotel – Amenities

  • Pool: 3 outdoor heated mineral pools (largest pool is warm; 2 smaller pools are hot). Adults only (16+ years). Food and beverages available poolside from The Boathouse Kitchen & Bar.
  • Pool Hours: Hotel guests 8 am to 10 pm.
  • Spa: The Boathouse Spa & Baths – Award-winning full-service spa with spectacular oceanfront location. Victoria’s only waterfront spa. Open daily. Hours: Thu-Mon 9 am to 9 pm. Tue-Wed 9 am to 7 pm.
  • Fitness Center: Small gym with an amazing view. May thru Sep outdoor sunrise Yoga classes on the back lawn (for a fee).
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants: Faro Handcrafted Pizza and Tasting Room – Phenomenal wood stone pizzas with indoor and outdoor seating. 7 am-10:30 am and 11:30 am-9 pm. • The Dining Room – Upscale contemporary dining with wine-paired menus. 7 am to 10 pm.
  • Pub/Lounge: The Snug Pub – Very popular for its delicious pub food and premium drinks. Breakfast: 7 am-11 am, Lunch & Dinner: 11 am-9 pm (Fri/Sat open until 10 pm). Happy Hour: 2 pm-4 pm (Mon-Fri).
  • Breakfast: Not complimentary.
  • Room Service: 7 am-9 pm (Mon-Thu). 7 am-10 pm (Fri/Sat).

Oak Bay Beach Hotel – Rooms

  • Room Types: Guest Rooms • Boutique Suites • One Bedroom Suites with King bed • Penthouse Suites • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Hotel is 100% smoke free.
  • Best Room: Penthouse Suite.

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Oak Bay Beach Hotel – The Hotel

Oak Bay Beach Hotel location

The front of Oak Bay Beach Hotel faces Beach Drive, a scenic and meandering route into downtown that hugs the shoreline.

Lobby of Oak Bay Beach Hotel

The elegant lobby features a piano, fireplace, and plenty of seating.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel lobby

Additional seating off the lobby.

View from the lobby

The lobby offers fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean.

Standard Guest Room at Oak Bay Beach Hotel

All Standard Guest Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, heated tile floors in the bathrooms, fireplaces, and air conditioning.

Kitchenette in Standard Guest Room

The small kitchenettes in each room are well-equipped.

Standard Guest Room bathroom

Bathrooms feature dual vanities and separate bathtubs and showers.

View from Standard Guest Room

Some Standard Rooms offer magnificent views of the ocean.

The Dining Room at Oak Bay Beach Hotel

The Dining Room is the hotel’s upscale restaurant.

View from The Dining Room

It offers great views of the ocean.

Sunrise from The Dining Room

Watching the sunrise during breakfast is an amazing experience.

Faro Pizza at Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Faro Handcrafted Pizza, the hotel’s amazing wood-stone baked pizza and tasting room.

Outside patio of Faro Pizza

Faro also offers outdoor seating.

The Snug Pub at Oak Bay Beach Hotel

The Snug Pub is Victoria’s first neighborhood pub. It offers a casual atmosphere with amazing views.

Rear of the hotel

The back of hotel overlooks the ocean. Steps lead down to the 3 outdoor heated mineral pools.

Heated pool at Oak Bay Beach Hotel

The main pool overlooks the ocean.

Heated pools at Oak Bay Beach Hotel

The 2 smaller hot tubs adjoining the pool also offer ocean views.

Pooldeck at Oak Bay Beach Hotel

The pool deck is fully licensed. Amenities included bottled water and towel service. Light snacks and beverage service available.

Spa at Oak Bay Beach Hotel

The hotel’s full-service spa is Victoria’s only waterfront spa and is located beside the outdoor mineral pools.

Gym at Oak Bay Beach Hotel

The gym is small but adequately equipped and offers great views.

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