The Hotel Grand Pacific (Victoria, BC)

A few months ago, I was invited by Tourism Victoria to participate in an outreach event where I and a few other fellow travel bloggers in Vancouver had a chance to chat with a few businesses in the Victoria hospitality industry. I participated in a raffle and won a 1 night stay at the Hotel Grand Pacific. I knew of the Grand Pacific because I had walked past it in my many trips to Victoria, so I was really delighted. I saved the gift certificate knowing I might redeem it sometime. Here’s some information from their website:

The Hotel Grand Pacific is modern luxury at its finest. Conveniently located on the Inner Harbour in Victoria, British Columbia, the Grand has everything you look for in a great hotel — exceptional service, wonderful amenities and a premium location. Our award-winning hotel was named the Best Hotel in Canada in 2008 by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine.

So for JT’s birthday, I went all out and took him to Victoria by helicopter (post forthcoming) and then we stayed at the Hotel Grand Pacific. I was perhaps expecting a bit more luxury, but that’s maybe because I got used to the Fairmont Empress and the Parkside Victoria. But this should not detract from a good experience at the Grand Pacific. Much to the contrary, it IS a very nice hotel. And the view is spectacular (I paid $40 for an upgrade to have a suite that had a full view of the downtown harbour in Victoria).

The view from my hotel room (The Grand Pacific Hotel, Victoria, BC)

I would definitely recommend The Hotel Grand Pacific for a short stay at a nice hotel and a reasonable price. I think the night was $109 per night when I visited (I forgot the gift certificate so I paid in advance and then got it reimbursed once I submitted the gift certificate). And the location is pretty unbeatable, in the Victoria inner harbour.

Disclosure: My stay at The Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria was complimentary, but not as a media trip but as a gift certificate I won in a draw at the Tourism Victoria event. I covered every other single expense I incurred during this travel, including (but not limited to) breakfast, lunch, dinner and transportation (except when explicitly indicated). I wasn’t paid to write this review, nor was I required to do so either. The purpose of this blog entry is just to describe and document my experience at the hotel. In any review I write or publish on my site, I retain editorial control at all times. Should you have any questions/concern feel free to contact me via e-mail through my contact form.

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