Hotel Rialto in Victoria, BC

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Updated: April 18, 2022

• Location: Pandora Avenue, on the intersection with Highway 1.
• Hotel website:
• Hotel phone: 250-383-4157
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Review of Hotel Rialto in Victoria

The boutique Rialto features elegant, modern, and spacious guest rooms.

Rialto – This Italian-inspired boutique hotel boasts a sophisticated style and excellent location, easily walkable to countless restaurants, bars, and boutique shops, and three blocks to Victoria’s Chinatown. The guest rooms are sleek and modern and feature stereo systems, heated bathroom floors, and espresso makers. The restaurant and bar is upscale and classy and there’s a wine and beer store as well. Guests receive complimentary access to a top-notch fitness center close by. Hotel bicycles are available to rent, children fifteen years and under stay free, and they offer pet-friendly rooms (for small dogs only).

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Hotel Rialto – The Location

  • Location: Prime location in downtown Victoria, close to Chinatown and surrounded by bars, restaurants, and shops.
  • Address: 653 Pandora Avenue.
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Douglas & Pandora, opposite the hotel.
  • How to Get There: Victoria International Airport is 27 km from the hotel. Highway 17, a block east of the hotel, goes straight to the airport.
  • Handy to: Chinatown, The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, Miniature World.

Hotel Rialto – The Basics

  • Ages: All ages allowed. Cribs are available. Children 15 years and under stay free.
  • Pet Policy: Dogs only and under 40 lbs. $50 per dog/per stay.
  • View: City views.
  • Parking: Valet parking $22 plus tax per night. Self-parking (underground) $18, a block away.
  • Nice Perks: Shortbread cookies on arrival. Hotel has 2 bicycles available to rent.
  • When to Book: 3 months in advance.
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: 250-383-4157
  • Email:
  • Website:

Hotel Rialto – Amenities

  • Pool: No pool.
  • Spa: No spa.
  • Fitness Center: No gym. Complimentary access is available to Studio 4 Athletics including group fitness classes (5-minute walk from the hotel / 250-382-3687). Hours: Mon-Fri 5:45 am to 10 pm. Sat/Sun: 8 am to 7 pm.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.

Hotel Rialto – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Bar: The Palms Inspired Kitchen & Cocktails offers modern, casual dining and great cocktails. Dinner only. Hours: Tue to Sat 4 pm to 11 pm (until 1 am on Fri-Sat). Happy hour: 4 pm – 5:30 pm. Sun/Mon: Closed.
  • Breakfast: No complimentary breakfast.
  • Room Service: None.

Hotel Rialto – Rooms

  • Room Types: Superior Queen • Superior Double Queen • Superior King Room • Junior Queen Suite • Junior King Suite • Superior King Suite • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Hotel is 100% smoke free.
  • Best Room: Superior King Suite.

Hotel Rialto – What’s Nearby

Best Nearby Restaurants

  • John’s Place: Casual cozy diner serving fresh made-from-scratch comfort food. Open for breakfast and lunch. Great for families; kids menu available. Reservations recommended.
  • Boom & Batton Restaurant & Café: Restaurant offers fabulous location on the water. Great food. House-made pasta. Their café is a great place to grab a snack while out for a harborside stroll. Situated on the seawall pathway (Songhees Walkway).

Rialto – The Hotel

Review of Hotel Rialto in Victoria

The boutique Hotel Rialto is conveniently located in downtown.

Hotel Rialto building

It is on the corner of Douglas St. & Pandora Ave. Douglas St. is the main thoroughfare into downtown. And if you head west on Pandora St. over the Johnson St. Bridge, you can stroll the scenic seawall along Songhees Walkway.

Hotel Rialto entrance

The hotel features a beer and wine store just next door, and their stock includes craft beer, old world wines, vegan wines, syrups, and bitters.

Hotel Rialto lobby

The lobby is warm and welcoming.

Superior King Suite at Hotel Rialto

The Superior King Suite category offers the most spacious rooms with a separate bedroom, 2 flat screen TVs, dining table, and pull-out sofa.

Superior King Suite layout

Superior King Rooms feature luxury bedding, espresso coffee machines, microwaves, bath robes, and mini fridges.

Superior King Suite bathroom

The bathroom features dual vanities…

Superior King Suite bathroom

…and separate bathtubs and walk-in shower cubicles.

Hotel Rialto restaurant and bar

The hotel’s Restaurant and Bar is located street-level and is a great spot to watch all the activity along Douglas St. (Victoria’s main street).

Studio 4 Athletics nearby

The hotel offers complimentary access Studio 4 Athletics 2 blocks away.

Studio 4 Athletics gym

The gym at Studio 4 Athletics is large and very well-equipped. Check rates and availability: Hotel Rialto

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