Executive House Hotel (Victoria, BC)
Executive House Hotel in the downtown Victoria core was a total surprise to me in many ways, all of them positive.
My first surprise was how close it was to everything in downtown Victoria: the Inner Harbour, James Bay, Fort, etc. It wasn’t really difficult to walk from there everywhere. And it’s pretty much 1 block away from the Greyhound bus terminal (for those of us insane enough to travel using Pacific Coach Lines for ease of transfer).
My second surprise was how spacious it was, and the good taste and design. I could have easily hosted a dinner party in my room (which perhaps is even a bit bigger than my own apartment in Vancouver).
The second surprise was just how nice the staff and service were. I felt like I was at home, and not only did I feel that way. I noticed that many of the guests felt the same way. As I usually do whenever I travel I talked to several guests. Since I travelled over the Christmas holidays, I wanted to see how they felt about spending their Christmas at Executive House. Everyone I talked felt that they were at the right place (it also helps that the Executive House Hotel is very family and pet-friendly).
Executive House Hotel is a family owned business that has been serving Victoria and her visitors since 1965. As a team, we strive to make sure your experience meets every expectation for service and quality. Your comfort is very important to us, and we have implemented many changes to accommodate this based on guest comments and feedback. Over the last two years we have upgraded our rooms, elevators, exterior windows, bathrooms and kitchens in order to enhance our guests’ experience. We are committed to providing you with a relaxing, enjoyable stay and are prepared to assist you in any way possible to ensure that your visit to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is a memorable one! We are proud to be a ’3 Key’ Green Key certified property. Our location, just one block from the Inner Harbour, gives you direct access to the best of Victoria’s restaurants, shops, tour companies, museums, theatres and more without the need for transportation. Those wishing to travel further afield, to visit the incredible Butchart Gardens for example, need only ask our helpful Concierge.
As I said, the suite I stayed at was so big that I could have easily hosted a dinner party without detriment to my own relaxation (I could have just closed the door and if there were guests, I would have had no need to interact with them). This helps if you plan a trip with a bunch of friends or with your family. The fully equipped kitchen also helps a lot (and it’s quite sizable!).
And despite the dreary and dismal weather, I had a lovely view.
Many of the amenities that we take for granted everywhere are also present here, with a very nice and elegant touch. Plus there are 3 different bars/lounges/restaurants within Executive House Hotel where you can eat, drink and be merry. I’d definitely come back to the Executive House Hotel, and I’m glad I finally accepted their invitation (it’d been too long!).
Disclosure: 2 nights of my stay at The Executive House Hotel were compliments of the hotel, as they had extended an invite a while ago to come visit. My expenses to travel to and from Vancouver Island and every other expense I incurred on during my trip I paid on my own. I also paid for one extra night at the hotel. 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 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.