When I’m staying at a hotel for the first time I consider it a bit of an adventure. You can get recommendations and read reviews, but you never know what your actual experience will be. That is half the fun of visiting a city for the first time. Recently I was in Victoria and discovered a hotel I wanted to try, the Oswego. The difference this time being that I was traveling with a bunch of extended family and they put their trust in me to find decent accommodations.
I had a few rumblings about the Oswego and decided to give them a try. I would be underplaying it immensely if I said they delivered. The overall experience we had from walking in the door, to checking out was nothing less than superb.
The rooms are quite spacious and designed with very refined detail. The extra attention to detail made it that much more special. I rely on a cup of coffee each morning to get going and the coffee in the room and Bistro was the best O have had in quite some time. It comes from Milano Boutique roasters. The Oswego and their sister hotels are the only hotel group to carry this product.
The strata hotel concept is now very common amongst new build hotels. There are many variations but our model involves whole ownership of a unit with a mandatory rental pool. This means that the owner gets a share of the revenue pool each day. Owners can use their units up to 14 days in the summer and 90 days in the winter making these units a real estate investment with the benefit of usage.
Little tidbit about the name -Oswego is an aboriginal word for the coming together of water as in 2 rivers meeting, a natural place for people to gather. This was the inspiration for the flavored water station and the name “O” Bistro.
The Oswego Victoria BC Hotel
500 Oswego Street
Victoria, BC, V8V 5C1
Information & Reservations: 1-877-7OSWEGO (767-9346)
Phone: (250) 294-7500