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Hotel Rialto

3.5-star3.5 stars
653 Pandora Ave., Victoria, BC, V8W 1N8, Canada

Boutique hotel with restaurant, near Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
  • Free self-serve breakfast and free WiFi
  • Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
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From 1,928 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Bar is awesome
Fantastic service
Great location
Awesome vibe

Hotel Rialto

from A$165
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Superior Double Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Junior Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

What’s around Hotel Rialto


  • In Downtown Victoria
  • British Columbia Parliament Building - 15 min walk
  • Victoria Harbour - 16 min walk
  • Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre - 7 min walk
  • Royal BC Museum - 12 min walk
  • Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal - 18 min walk
  • Victoria Fisherman's Wharf - 25 min walk
  • Lower Johnson Street - 1 min walk

Getting around

  • Vancouver, BC (YVR-Vancouver Intl.) - 172 min drive
  • Victoria, BC (YWH-Victoria Inner Harbour) - 4 min drive
  • Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.) - 29 min drive
  • Roche Harbor, WA (RCE) - 155 min drive
  • Friday Harbor, WA (FRD) - 144 min drive
  • Friday Harbor, WA (FBS-Friday Harbor Sea Plane Base) - 137 min drive
  • Port Angeles, WA (CLM-William R. Fairchild Intl.) - 129 min drive
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 56 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 19
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 19

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets allowed *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking (limited) *


  • Casino shuttle *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free self-serve breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Free use of nearby fitness centre
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Conference space size (feet) - 850
  • Conference space size (meters) - 79
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1911
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Irish
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch plasma TV
  • First-run movies
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Special features


Veneto Bar Ristorante - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Hotel Rialto’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Rialto Victoria
  • Hotel Rialto Hotel
  • Hotel Rialto Victoria
  • Hotel Rialto Hotel Victoria
  • Rialto Victoria
  • Rialto Hotel
  • Rialto Victoria


Parking height restrictions apply.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs CAD 22.00 per day with in/out privileges

Parking is available nearby and costs CAD 16 per day

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CAD 50 per pet, per stay

Casino shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Superb 9.0 From 1,286 reviews

Very good 8.0
The immediate impression I got of the Rialto Hotel was how clean it was. It was bright and elegant. The room was elegantly furnished. The only downside was that the windows were really dirty so it wasn't pleasant to look outside; however, that wasn't really a big deal for us. The hotel is conveniently located next to a couple of bus stops, so access to the harbour, Empress hotel, Legislature, Government Street, etc, was remarkably easy on transit - not even a 5-minute commute. I would recommend the Rialto to anyone planning to visit Victoria.
ShaunaJ., caFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Legendary Service
On June 21st my wife and I checked in The Hotel Rialto anticipating two days of jazz, food, and destination photography at the Hatley Castle and Buchart Gardens. Jayden and Kelvin completed our registration process and had us set up in room 203 within a matter of minutes. Shortly, however, I realized I was going to need a special accommodation not available in that specific room. On my way to the business center I asked if other accommodations could be made for the second night of our stay. That I could adapt but that our vacation would probably be compromised if that were extended to two. Kelvin and Jayden proposed an immediate solution that would involve moving to an alternative room for that very evening. I was hesitant because we had already moved into one room for which the Hotel Rialto would loose that night's income. My proposal was that we would stay in our original room and change quarters the following evening. One night's discomfort for me, no lost revenue for the hotel. Jayden and Kelvin would not hear of it. They actually wanted to physically assist us in an immediate move to alternate quarters. Whereas we did turn down their offer to move us, we did move ourselves to room 106 where we have spent two wonderful nights. My point is, your staff pounced on this opportunity to provide legendary service to a customer and make alternative accommodations for a perfectly adequate room but for my own special needs.
usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent hotel in the heart of the city
I have come here to attend a conference at Westin Harbor. The hotel is within walking distance from conference venue, not too far from Stanley Park and right in the heart of food and shopping on Robson street. While it is on the street, the rooms are further from the street, so its not as if street buzz can be heard in the rooms. The rooms are in a quiet part and the Forage restaurant which is a part of the hotel is mainly street facing. There are small thoughtful things that do not cost much but make a difference- like the coffee service with freshly brewed coffee in the morning ( I have never looked forward to making coffee using the normally poor functioning and not clean coffee makers in hotel rooms). There is a clean coffee maker too in the room. There is water on each floor and bottles to fill up so you don't end up using mineral water bottles, recycling and waste separation containers in the rooms which made me feel that the hotel actually cares about little things that add to big things. Phone calls within Canada and States are included in room rates. And to top it all, there is a welcoming area with complimentary wine tasting from 5-6 pm in the lobby and a very enthusiastic hostess.
caOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
We were upgraded to a suite, which was very comfortable and clean. Nicely appointed with couches, a dining table, kitchenette, very comfortable beds, nice bathroom and shower. The young guy at the desk was really nice and helpful. You get a $10 voucher for breakfast, which doesn't really cover the whole cost, but most of it, depending on what you order. Would have been nice if the breakfast menu included fruit. The hotel is in a transitional neighborhood: Douglas St and City Hall Park are both pretty sketchy with homeless folks and derelict buildings. But even just half a block away, the neighborhood gets much nicer. Easy walking distance to Chinatown, Inner Harbour.
usFamily trip
Very good 8.0
Nice hotel with a great restaurant/bar.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay at the Rialto. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating is mainly due to it's location. The hotel seems out of place with the surrounding neighbourhood which is a little bit sketchy in parts although once you walk a block to the main downtown area, all is good. The restaurant was excellent and we really enjoyed the tapas that we ordered, especially the Korean Wings, they were delicious as was the complimentary cheese plate that the hotel offers at check-in. Also loved the cocktail that the bartender can whip up personally for you if you give him the basic details of your liquor of choice and whether you want it sweet or sour - he makes up a cocktail on the spot and mine was fantastic! The breakfasts in the café section were also very good and the added coupons for that were a nice touch. Check-in was smooth and the staff were always pleasant. Overall I would still highly recommend the Rialto as a pretty affordable and super clean and well maintained hotel in Victoria... just keep to the main downtown tourist area and don't venture towards the city hall area near the hotel.
Anthony, caOther trip

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