"Nice place, crummy bed."
Note that we stayed in the Judges building, not the main Gatsby building, but you don't get to choose when booking (or I didn't anyway...) They had to change our room because our reserved room hadn't been cleaned (it was 8pm!)... the room was fine, but I was expecting more from a Victorian mansion. The bed was not good. Every move produced a loud creak, […] and the mattress was average to poor. Four-poster beds don't matter if you can't sleep. Two antique chairs in the room didn't make up for the feeling that it just wasn't a comfy place for us to hang out and spend time. Thank heaven the weather was gorgeous that weekend and we didn't have to spend a lot of time in the room. The onsite restaurant was average-to-high priced, with decent food (not great), but we only had the one breakfast there, so maybe not a fair judgment. However, I enjoyed the omelet I had down the street at the Days Inn more than the Gatsby's... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, neat hotel, needs updating"
The Gatsby was in a great location on the harbor, close to shops, restaurants and bars, with a nice view. It's a very neat, historical hotel with beautiful gardens outside. Our bed and linens were very comfortable and we had a great night's sleep. The rooms are definitely in need of a little overhaul though (e.g. carpet and paint), but overall, it was […] clean and comfortable. It has a very nice porch for having breakfast however they had no cook that day (or apparently the day before), so we had to go next door. This was a bummer because I was really looking forward to breakfast on such a beautiful porch. I do think it was a bit overpriced. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Gatsby Mansion-An amazing historical hotel"
The perfect location to see the inner harbor of Victoria and sit on the beautiful porch an dine.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Dirty, rundown, and back-breaking bed with the cheapest linens possible. Horrible!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very good value and location"
We'll definitely be back. Location was extremely convenient, great staff, and very clean and nice. Only recommendation is the hotel needs a much better bike rack in the locked garage.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed in the Judges house, carpets and floors are old and worn. The bath/shower solution left the user with no place for soap or shampoo, except outside the shower on a shelf, the shower curtain was so long that it plugged the drain and the user had to stand on the curtain. The LOCATION WAS FABULOUS Check which room you are assigned to before you […] accept, our room had not outside air available in August Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is in a perfect location. However what we booked was not available so we ended up with a regular hotel room with fairly old furniture.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
If you are looking for a modern new hotel then this is not the place. If you were looking for character and charm then this is definately the place. It was very quaint, historic and if you were looking for a romantic getaway with a very unique feel then I highly recommend this place. we loved it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful Inn Downtown Walking Distance"
I enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Gatsby Mansion Inn. The rooms are timeless with lots of space for luggage. Beautiful location with walking distance to the downtown area, has lovely gardens and ponds with outside sitting areas to enjoy. Located on the harbor with near by tourist attractions. The food was amazing and wonderful service by friendly and […] helpful staff. I would recommend this location to anyone! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A place with Caracter"
It was a Grand place to stay within short walking distance to "Old Town".Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, excellent staff. period charm."
Staff were very helpful, ready to please. Love the period charm of the place, Although it may be lackiing in modern comforts, it is made up for in charm. we were very comfy here.Genuine Expedia guest review
We were here 20 yrs ago for Dinner. It was so well kept and beautiful. I don't think they have done Anything since then. It is in rough Shape. Even the menu was of no Interest to us. My wife is a red seal Chef and was quite disappointed. I, myself am a master electrician Who has been involved in the Residential industry for 25 yrs as a Business owner/operator. I […] will not be recommending this Inn anytime soon. If it would have Been kept up, they would have a Real gem. Now I know why it was so Cheap. When I first thought of going I expected to pay around $ 500.00/nt Not the $ 150.00 it cost. I think they Are short changing themselves Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A BEAUTIFUL Mansion"
There was nothing really wrong with the room, and nothing wrong with the hotel - especially considering it's age (like lack of enough electrical outlets, need for extra space heater). There is nothing there that shouldn't be expected with a 100+ year-old structure. It is a beautiful building, squeaks and all :) I scored 'convenience of location' & 'surrounding […] neighbourhood' low only because it is located near the far end of the tourist area - which is only a problem if you don't have a car. Even then, it's a 10-15 minute walk to the downtown area. That said, we specifically chose this hotel BECAUSE it is an old mansion. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"old world charm"
It was a great place to enjoy the way things use to be.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Loved the Old Style Character of this Hotel"
It's old and not renovated to today's standards... but the for the price and location: loved it! Loved the old style characteristics of the place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quaint Inn great location"
It was what we expected for the age of the building. Location is great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Stayed there as it was close to Victoria marathon start. Good location and price. Generally friendly staff although the first woman who I spoke with was not pleasant. Very strict about the 3pm check in time. Confusing layout with Huntington hotel and Gatsby mansion-ended up walking through the restaurant to find the lobby based on the address. It was […] tricky to find my room. Room was fair. Bathroom was old but the bed was very comfortable. The plumbing is noisy and the floors creak which is to expected for the age and type of building. I didn't utilize the restaurant/s. Not sure if there was room service. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Need some TLC"
Hotel is a historical mansion, so obviously some things are old and part of the charm. But it needs some maintenance and updates, mainly cosmetic stuff, that will make it much better. E.g., there were a lot of tiny holes in the room that could easily have been patched. The doors were scruffed up and could have been easily painted. The light fixture […] in the bathroom flickers due to loose wiring. The furntiure needs reupholstering (stuffing is flat and the fabric frayed). Not much food services during off seasons but lots of choices in downtown about 1.5km. Location is nice-walked right out to see the inner harbor, and 500m from the historical government building. Free parking. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"View of inner harbour ,cozy bed, quiet, beautiful."
The staff are for the most 20 something, issued up...20's, but once your past that it is a complete pleasure. Smoke free rooms, rooms with beautiful views of the inner harbour, perfectly located with every amenitie available within walking distance. One of the first homes built in the area, so if you like architecture you are going to love this.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Historic character"
Very enjoyable and was close to all must-see sightsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Hotel is close to the beach but!."
The Gatsby Mansion and the Judge's House are run like a "Bed and Breakfast". First we were going to be put in a room in the Judge's House but the "Smell" in the room was sicking, we asked to be placed in the "Gatsby Mansion" as booked. I do know what "Old Homes" are like (I come form an old country) but I was not ready for this one. When you go into […] the foyer of the "Gatsby" you get hit with a "musty-pissey" smell, though, not as bad as the room in the Judge's House. In my opinion,both Houses need extensive upgrading, such as; Carpeting, Wallpaper (peeling from the walls in our room) re-furbishment of the "Hide-a-bed" (seat-cushings were all thread-bare and holes in them) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Grand Old House"
We did have a great view of Victoria's inner harbour. The house is over one hundred years old, and has been converted to a 10 room B + B, so I guess you can't compare these rooms with that of a modern hotel. Our room was in the attic and had a number of issues.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location and beautiful, but not a Mansion"
The Good: Great central location, iconic looking mansion, great restaurant, attentive staff. The Bad: 1. Disingenuous/cryptic room descriptions makes impossible to understand the variety of rooms. Although the main building is indeed a historic Mansion, we were put into the "Judges House" next to the busy ferry loading ramp and a bar. I guess I selected […] that class of room, but honestly, I had no way of knowing what I had booked until we got there. They should describe their room choices much more clearly! 2. The tub/shower is missing simple little things like a simple shelf to hold soap, shampoo etc. Even the tiny shelf along the other wall was nothing more than a crudely cut and unpainted board screwed up with brackets better suited for a garage 3. The shower curtain arrangement is so ridiculously long that it covers the drain in the claw-foot bathtub! 4. The mechanism that changes the flow of water from tub to shower is broken and has been that way for a long time. We mentioned it to the front desk, but the maids should have identified this ages ago. It is literally falling apart and makes showering very difficult. 5. The carpets in the front entry area smell very musty. 6. Door to room did not close/latch properly. Even though the facility that uses physical keys instead of magnetic swipe cards, I was always afraid that the door could be very easily pushed open at any time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good Location, shame about the hotel"
We booked the Gatsby for our 26th wedding anniversary, the room featured was a lovely picture of a King four poster bed with canopy and all the drapery. It looked beautiful. After confirming my booking, which stated a king room with a sofa bed, I checked with the hotel we had definitely booked this room, however the Gatsby said I booked two doubles […] beds but they would change the booking. When we entered the room, it was 2 doubles. I contacted reception and said this was not the room we booked. As the king room was available, they moved us. The second room was a king four poster, but it was noting like the picture. It had no drapery or canopy, the room hadn't smelled as though it had not been occupied for some time, it had cobwebs on the ceiling, pubic hair in the bathroom from previous occupants, no plug for the sink, and one of the room curtains wouldn't pull properly, giving little privacy from the condo units next door. The room was furnished with cheap reproduction furniture, of varying periods, and cheap awful pictures, similar to those in a charity shop, dirty well worn dusky pink carpet and duck egg walls. A night away from the kids, and expectations of a lovely romantic setting, I treat us to a bottle of champagne, the same brand we had served at our wedding, but the hotel was such a disappointment, we took it home with us, unopened. So disappointing, I will not recommend the Gatsby Mansions nor will I be staying with them again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I booked a room in the Gatsby house and get a Judge's room. It's right opposite to the inner habour and 5 minutes' walk to major attractions, including the parliament building, the empress, museum, beacon hill park, etc. Great location. Room is victoria style and over 100 year's old. But clean and neat.Genuine Expedia guest review
"unique as ever."
Great place, great location, great service, friendly staff. Great priceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to the harbour"
One of the two rooms had stunning views of the harbour. The other had geese for an alarm clock. Close to the harbour and the centre of town.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice location by the harbour"
This hotel needs upgrades and better food services. The hotel is quaint but the furnishings are way too old. They could do so much more with this place, it's really too bad.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent ambience but a little run down"
The architecture was stunning. Definitely in need of some upgrading of flooring and there were dust bunnies on high ceilings. Overall though a nice stay at an excellent location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
There's a great vibe to the Gatsby Inn. The architecture is amazing, the decor spot on and the service is great. We went on a ghost walk in the downtown, and for a touch of irony, the last stop was the Gatsby, where we learned room 5 had some spectral residents. The only problem I had with the building was the mould in the shower.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good stay if you give the people a chance to assis"
Service and staff make a difference in any stay. While the hotel is an aging property, it is well maintained. However, the staffing is exceptional, from bellman to counter. Food is very good as well. Anthony, the front desk manager runs a good team, which is obvious throughout the hotel with all of the staff. The people are good, friendly, timely without […] being obsequious. Very nice experience that way Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"a bit dissappointed"
We thought we were booked into the Mansion but were in fact in the house next door.Genuine Expedia guest review
"don't stay there for the money"
only good location and bad everything else. on top hotel staff got a little weird attitudeGenuine Expedia guest review
Lots of character. Very low quality TV (but we didn't care). Old house odor. Our room was street level, just about eye to eye with people on the sidewalk, and a busy restaurant in the next room. Extremely close to the harbor, so easy to get to the fun.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Comfy King Size in a Room with a View"
My husband and I stayed at the Gatsby Mansion for our honeymoon, and it was so lovely. I had emailed the staff before our stay to confirm that they had received our reservation, and since I mentioned that it was our honeymoon they sweetly upgraded our room for free. Upon arrival and throughout the stay the staff was friendly and helpful, and I really […] have no complaints. The view from our room (North Shore room) was amazing - it looked right out over the harbour. We got there on Canada Day and downtown Victoria was a zoo, but with our view we got to avoid the zoo and see the entire fireworks display right from our couch! Finally, the last thing I want to mention is the four poster king size bed. It was extremely comfortable. My husband, who usually has some trouble falling asleep, fell asleep in seconds every night. Our stay was entirely relaxing, and we were excited to go back to our room every night after our long days of being tourists. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Gatsby Mansion not recommended"
There didn't seem to be anyone at the desk during the day where I stayed except the main part of the hotel. Most of all, the smell of the Gatsby Mansion was unbearable when walking into the main entrance --- I was totally turned off! My eggs benedict was skimpy --- a few more cold potatoes please! I was not pleased with my stay for the amount of money […] I spent. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Everything was OK!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Tired and in need of a good decorating and upgradi"
We were in the Judges House, it smelled and was sparsely furnished. The phone didn't work nor the TV. The mattress was most uncomfortable. A poor attempt in providing a vintage type room. Very overpriced for the amenities, but location good. Apparently the hotel is in receivership. Reservations should not be made without disclosing this.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Great Gatsby experience"
I totally loved the decor of the room, not to mention sleeping in a 4 poster bed. It was fabulous! The staff were most friendly, accommodating and helpful. The grounds of the mansion were also delightful and set in a beautiful landscape of running water with views of the inner harbour. Would definitely visit again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Found the Gatsby Mansion Inn very disappointing. Diningroom is not open for dinner, only breakfast & lunch. We did not stay in the Gadsby but Judge Hall. Room was very tired looking, not too inviting, although a very large room. Rip in one chair, stuffing coming out, pillows needed replacing and the bed drooped towards the foot. Both Mansion & Judge […] Hall had that "old house smell" which is not pleasant. Location is great for walking downtown Victoria & free parking is a plus. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Grand old Hotel"
Very nice old hotel, brings you back to a different time. The only thing I have to question is why is there not showers in all rooms?Genuine Expedia guest review
"quaint and comfortable"
wonderful old mansion, nice breakfastGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The Gatsby Mansion Inn is a spectacular Inn, however, it does require much upgrading. The restaurant staff was exceptional (very busy for one person). Would stay again if our room was in the main Inn and no the Judges House.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Birthday Surprise"
We received a complimentary up-grade to the North Shore Room. The room was clean and very quiet despite being on a busy street. The king size bed was a treat as well as very comfortable. The hotel is close to the downtown core of Victoria with lots of attractions and restaurants within easy walking distance. The staff was friendly and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"April 7/8 at Gatsby"
A nice place to stay but a lack of other guests made this old.mansion seem a little abandoned and lifeless.Genuine Expedia guest review
Wasn't good. Hot water wasn't working in bathroom and they changed room for us but second one was ...in the bath tub, paint was cracked up and has blue water stain, drain was broken...I couldn't get in there. I really think that price they have for that room is so wrong. I wouldn't stay at Gatsby Mansion Inn again. The location was great but I don't […] know what to say...Well I was so disapointed...I haven't been Victoria for 15 yrs and I was expecting nice stay at Gatsby Mansion Inn... well...I'll chose other hotel next time. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Neat historic hotel"
The Gatsby is 140 years old. That is some of the charm and it has been reasonably well maintained. Our delightful room was on the 3rd floor so lots of stairs since elevators were not in the original plans. Good bed great view of the harbour and good ensuite. Very central to downtown Victoria.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very Different Possibly Haunted?"
Very nice sleep and beautiful setting. Was awaken to some sounds at 1:30pm. I was the only person at the mansion that evening??. A very rewarding experience!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
the bahtub was dirty. we were buried with dust when we turned on the ceiling fan, and all furnishings were dust covered. While we realize it was the down season there appeared to be no effort to ready the room for us.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Gatsby has changed!"
When we arrived I went to the main hotel to register, Then up to the room in the Gatsby. When I first entered our room I noticed that the floor was well worn and dirty (Not vacumed) - food particules on the carpet. There were cob-webs all over in our room and the windows were dirty. There was an old style tube tv in our room. The drinking glasses and […] coffee cups were clean. They had 1 ea. of reg and decaf complimentry coffee. (More was offered the second day.) The bed was clean. The bathroom was almost clean (Dirt in the corners) and the tile grouting could have used a good cleaning. They supplied towels and soap (1 small bar of soap). The first evening we had dinner down stairs - there was only one staff member on for the whole restaurant. She did a fantastic job serving us and the other guests. She was always there when needed offered drinks and wine, and topped up our drinks quickly. I think she gave us the best service of any restaurant we were at during our stay in Victoria. The food was great. My steak was done perfectly. The downstairs areas were clean and tidy. No drink or ice machines in the Gatsby. You have to go to the main Hotel 2nd floor to get anything. Overall I was unhappy with this visit. I stayed at the Gatsby in the past and was extremely pleased before. It has sure changed. Probably will not go back again. (I will probably have dinner there though.) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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