You’ll find this set of cozy—and affordable—guestrooms way on the other side of the harbor, in West Victoria. They’re perfect for the traveler who’s looking for charm and character, and doesn’t mind a touch of inconvenience. Five of the rooms are tucked away in a restored 1884 heritage home; they all have private patios, fireplaces, and, thankfully, new wiring and plumbing. For couples who want to spread out a little, there is also the updated 1940s one-bedroom bungalow, with its heritage fruit trees, herb garden, and honeybees. And then there are the spacious garden suites, which were originally created as a personal residence for architectural designer Michael Cullin. They have fireplaces, living rooms, and kitchens or kitchenettes, as well as a lush garden setting, and are perfect for longer stays and families traveling together. Guests receive a complimentary beer and truffle tasting at Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub, still the city’s iconic pub.
- Frommer's Staff