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Inn at Laurel Point Victoria Review

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INN AT LAUREL POINT

We just returned back Victoria, staying at Inn at Laurel Point. It’s been quite some time since I’ve visited the little capital city of ours!

I went for a quick one day trip. We took a smooth float plane ride to the island, I will do a blog post on this later! It was around 45 minutes; super easy and landed right next to our hotel, Inn At Laurel Point!

THE HOTEL

It was really unique to view Inn at Laurel Point as we landed on the Victoria Harbour. From there, it was a 5 minutes cab ride to the property. We tried checking in early; however, it was around 1 pm and our room was not ready.

So, we checked our bags (dying for that) in, went for lunch, came back around 3 pm and the room was still not available. We went for happy hour in the restaurant, ordered a couple of beers, and enjoyed the harbour view.

As soon as the room was ready for us, we received a text noting that someone was on the way to the restaurant to give us our keys. For me, that was so kind and personal.

The on-duty manager escorted us to our room, extra brownie points for Inn at Laurel Point!

THE ROOM

We booked the Studio Suite in the Erickson Wing.

Normally I would book the BEST room in the hotel (which here I felt like the “dream suite” was beautiful) but anyways, I wasn’t going to pay that much for a room in Victoria for one day.

I did view the room and it’s gorgeous… for a special occasion for sure, wish I could use that tub!


Our room, on the other hand, was still very nice and spacious for an introductory room. It is located in the Erickson Wing – highly recommend this wing, it is newer and a lot more modern looking.

The other wing (Laurel Wing) is quite outdated in my opinion. Inn at Laurel Point was developed in 1989, but the rooms were redesigned in 2007.

In-room amenities were great, you can move the TV to your liking and the couch was nice to have. Only thing was that they didn’t have a dining table, so in room service was kind of hard, we had to eat from the desk (not the appealing experience for me).




We added a “naughty package” to our stay because I blogged about it for Valentines, so really, I just had to find out what it’s all about Loved walking into the room with rose petals covering the entire washroom and bed. The treats were delicious and the wine was perfect. The package also included a late checkout and breakfast for two (more on that later in the blog).


The bed was super comfy, I even took a little nap. My favorite part of the room was the balcony with the day lounger. I could sit out here all day and night, a nice change from the noise in downtown Vancouver. WIFI works great and robes were plush and comfy, two things I highly take into consideration when rating hotels.



The accommodations here all have spacious balconies that face the Harbour Inn and the surrounding nature. There is also the very spacious bathroom with a huge tub, separate shower, with the complimentary l’occitane amenities for the guest to enjoy.


RESTUARANT

We didn’t eat at Aura, but had the breakfast room service the following next day, so I am assuming it’s from Aura since it’s the only restaurant? Don’t count me on this. The breakfast was REALLY REALLY good, truly surprised us both as we didn’t expect this. I am pretty picky when it comes to room service too. My omelet was done well, and my boyfriend’s croissant sandwich was delicious and fresh.




Bathtub from the Dream Suite!

I didn’t use the rest of the hotel services like the pool/gym so can’t comment on that. They are a pet-friendly hotel & King was supposed to come along (too bad Harbour Air screwed it over) I was really sad King couldn’t join, but next time for sure he will!

Overall, we enjoyed the hotel and the service was amazing. The staffs are friendly as can be and always were very obliging.

During the middle of the night, we went for a late night walk and found 711. I bought instant noodles (when do I not?!) and realized we didn’t have a kitchen in our room.

So as I was walking back to my room, we saw some staff and asked if they have some bowls and utensils. OMG! They went out of their way to get the equipment for me, and I felt soooo loved! I was the happiest camper that night. I wish I remembered their names to thank them personally.

The location at Inn at Laurel Point is perfect too. Right on the water, you can easily walk around and find many great restaurants. Too bad we went on a rainy day, hence we cabbed everywhere. The cabs are always outside of the hotel lobby as well, never had to wait long for one.l

Tip: If you stay here on the first Sunday of the month, the Terrace Ballroom transforms into an elegant setting for brunch…I can imagine it being delicious!

Also a green tip here: If you’re driving to Victoria with a hybrid car, know that they have an electric charging station here, so cool!

+ Tofino Wickin Inn + Uculet Blackrock Resort

— WRAP IT UP —
location: Located about 30 mins from the ferry, 40 mins from airport, 3 mins walk if taing helijet, 10 mins walk if taking harbour air! Located centrally downtown.
hotel facilities: 1 restaurant, swimming pool, japanese garden, in room spa, gym, harour view & seawall access
Service & personalization: Manager is very personal, called to check up to see if the room is good. Staffs went out of their way to accomadate my request!
rooms & amenities: large balcony, bathrobe, large tub, coffee, hot water, great products!
food & drink: room service breakfast is a must!
parking & shuttle service: $17 parking overnight, cabs availabe nearby
when I went & weather: March, rainy
price: $400-500 CAD a night for studio suite

WEEKEND TRIP ESSENTIALS


my carry on bag!

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