In a quiet residential area within walking distance of city
Comfortable rooms renovated in 2014 with flat-screen TVs and iPod docks
Three-course cooked breakfast included in room rates
bottled water, tea and coffee, and baked cookies on arrival
appetizers served in the lobby each evening
Computer and printer available for guests' use
Free parking and hotel-wide Wi-Fi
library with DVD collection, books, and games
on-site restaurant or bar
hotel closes for two weeks in early January
Children under 13 not allowed (pro for some)
Occupying a 1930s Tudor revival-style mansion, Abigail's Hotel is a small, mid-range heritage inn decorated in a rustic, romantic style that makes it an attractive alternative to generic chain hotels. The 23 rooms were renovated in 2014 and come equipped with
luxurious amenities such as flat-screen TVs, iPod docks,
fireplaces, and whirlpool
baths. A three-course breakfast is included in the room rates,
as are evening appetizers. Parking and Wi-Fi are also free. However, the hotel has a
strict adults-only policy, with only children above the age of 13
allowed to stay. Guests wanting a comparably priced hotel that allows kids may want to check out the four-pearl Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour, which also has a swimming pool, a spa, and a restaurant.
Charming bed-and-breakfast housed in a Tudor revival-style mansion
in the 1930s, Abigail's Hotel was originally a luxury apartment
building before being transformed into a bed-and-breakfast in 1985.
The property is made up of two different buildings: a four-story main
house, and an adjacent three-floor coach house surrounded by
lush gardens. The half-timbered original building is a designated heritage property, with many of its original Tudor revival-style
architectural details preserved, including multi-paned windows, a steep-sloped roof, and rough-hewn timber beams. The hotel has the atmosphere of
an inn, and its interiors are
decorated in a rustic style, with antique-style furniture, richly
patterned carpeting and fabrics, and framed artwork on the walls.
Abigail's Hotel is especially popular with couples on weekend
breaks, but children under the age
of 13 are not allowed.
a quiet residential area, within walking distance of downtown
Hotel is located in a quiet residential area within walking distance
of downtown Victoria and the harbor. There are many fine dining
restaurants located just a short walk away from the hotel. It's a 10-minute
walk to Victoria Conference Centre, a 12-minute
walk to the Royal British Colombia Museum, and a 13-minute
walk to the Inner Harbour Centre and the British Columbia Legislature Building. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and downtown Victoria are around 15 minutes away on foot, and the Victoria Clipper ferry is a few minutes farther. Government House, Craigdarroch Castle, and Chinatown are all around a five-minute drive away. Butchart Gardens and Victoria International Airport take around half an hour to reach by car.
Impeccably well-maintained rooms with romantic, rustic decor
guest rooms at Abigail's Hotel are clean and impeccably
well-maintained, and were refurbished in 2014. Rooms range from cramped Amethyst Rooms to spacious Sapphire Rooms, and all have air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, bathrobes and slippers, and Malin + Goetz luxury toiletries. The decor is rustic and romantic, with
flower-patterned wallpaper, rich fabrics such as velour used in the
upholstery, antique-style furniture, and elegant desk lamps. Many of
the higher-category rooms have wood-burning or gas fireplaces.
Bathrooms are well-equipped with pedestal sinks and shower/tub
combos, while some have claw-foot soaking bathtubs with rainfall showerheads or whirlpool baths. The lower-category Amethyst Rooms
have pedestal sinks located in the bedroom areas, and small
bathrooms equipped with walk-in showers. The Double Rooms feature two double
beds, while the Ruby Queen Room has a queen-size bed and a pull-out queen sofa bed. Guests with compromised mobility should request a room
located on the ground floor, as the hotel does not have an
True to its bed-and-breakfast status, Abigail's Hotel offers a range of features centered on breakfast and social gatherings. A
three-course breakfast is served free of charge and receives
enthusiastic reviews from past guests for its freshness and quality. It
includes fresh fruit, homemade baked goods such as muffins, and entrees ranging from homemade
granola to wholewheat waffles to omelets and scrambled eggs. Every
evening there's a social hour with free
appetizers and snacks and a selection of local beers
and Canadian wines (for a fee). The cozy library is stocked with books, games, and a collection of DVDs. A computer and printer are at guests' disposal,
and Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.
On-site parking is also available free of charge.