Great location, across street from Harbor and Ferry services. Within walking distance of good sightseeing and restaurants. Meals there were very good. Loved the atmosphere and decor of a turn of the century mansion.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A very pleasant stay"
I am very fond of the Gatsby Mansion Inn. The staff has always been very good to me and the rooms are very nice. I look forward to many future stays.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Charming, Heritage Hotel"
The Gatsby Mansion is a Heritage building in a beautiful city. Although it was not super luxurious it had great charm which contributed to my stay in Victoria. I would book another stay in this delightful Inn.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Our Stay at the Gatsby Mansion Inn"
We did not mind the stairs to our room on the third floor. If you cannot climb stairs this is not for you. We loved it. The location is perfect. Just across the street from the harbor and the dock for the ferry from Port Angeles, WA.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I was a little disappointed with our stay. Our daughters are very interested in Pioneer times, and we thought that staying at an old house would be fun. I know that it was a character house, but it was a little too bit run down, with floors that sagged and caused me some fear, no overhead lights that made it difficult to see in our room. At check-out, […] it was rushed and I didn't feel like I was being paid attention. I also felt that there was a lack of personal touch, not seeing anyone or having anyone ask how are stay was of it we needed anything. I don't think that we will return. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Classic building with historical feeling"
Great building that has a truly historical feeling. Quiet and quaint. The rooms are nice and spacious but there is no shower in the room. Also, checking in was quite complicated as the office closes in the early afternoon. We were not informed where then to check in. after some exploration, phone calls and door knocking it turned out to be the hotel […] next door. Read moreGenuine 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
"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
"Location is its best feature."
It was advertised that there would be complimentary bathrobes in the room, so we didn't bring any. There were none. (We phoned the desk and two were delivered.) It was advertised that ice is available on the 2nd and 3rd floors. No such thing. The armchair in the room was shabby to the point of being ripped. We were shocked upon returning to the room […] after breakfast on the second day to discover the glasses and cups were unchanged and unwashed. The bath towels, quite flimsy, had not been changed, though the cost for the second day is the same as that for the first day, when you do get fresh stuff. There was one lamp beside the bed, the other having been moved to a bureau, where it was needed. The room had a dark atmosphere to it, as a result. The paintwork on the outside stairs suggests a building being left to decline. The dining room, which we declined to use, is at best basic in decor. The staff, however, were helpful and friendly. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable and quiet with historic atmosphere"
Central location overlooking inner harbor. Pleasant staff. Reasonable rates. Spacious rooms. Nice and quiet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Gatsby Mansion is a unique hotel."
I stayed at the Gatsby Mansion Inn for two nights. The Gatsby had dignified quietness in a busy city. My room was totally captivating. Original door, window, and ceiling mouldings, in room #1 were painted, but the room felt warm and welcoming. The deskclerk from the Huntington House assisted with my luggage upon check-in, and that was the last employee […] I seen at the Gatsby Mansion. Stately quietness assended! It is located on the Inner Harbor, and a minutes walk away from the Undersea Gardens. The grounds are well kept. I enjoyed my stay and would be a return guest. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
It was not clear where I was to check in. I went to The Gatsby only to be told to turn around and go to the Huntington for check in. What should have taken 5 mins. took about 15. When I arrived at the Gatsby, no one was there to greet me....it was like I was staying in a big empty house.....not welcoming at all. There was no one around in the morning […] and I had to unlock the front door in order to leave. The history is fascinating but the reception not one to encourage my return. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
CAME TO VICTORIA FOR A FUNERAL, AND WAS SOOOOO DISSAPPOINTED IN YOUR HOTEL. THE CARPETS DIRTY,NO SHOWER,KNOB IN BATHDUP MISSING, VERY NOISY IN BACK ROOMS, MOST OF THE LAMBS DID NOT WORK.ORDERED A SALAD WITH TOAST, GOT HALF A SLICE OF TOAST COULD NOT EAT SALAD AS THE CUTLERY WAS MISSING. COFFEE-MACHINE IN A LITTLE CLOSET SO UNABLE TO SEE WHAT IS GOING […] ON. AFTER THE FUNERAL AND THEN THIS HOTEL THAT WAS REALLY TOO MUCH FOR ME, WILL NEVER VISIT YOUR HOTEL AGAIN. N E V E R Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"our recent stay"
We were expecting to be in the Gatsby Mansion and were in The Judges House instead. The website is not clear about which rooms are in which building. The room was not very welcoming. It was freezing cold because the heat had not been turned on. It also smelled a little musty as if it hadn't been used for a while.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely Victorian masterpiece..very romantic"
After all the mixed reviews, I was skeptical of what I would find. It was unfounded. It was like stepping back in time with the waste-coated walls, the trayed ceilings, the old wrought iron bed...totally romantic and just lovely, relaxing experience. The personnel were genuinely friendly and helpful. Our high tea in the hotel restaurant was just what […] we wanted...and at a far less price than competitors nearby in the Empress. We will go back there gladly in future Victoria excursions. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"needs a little tlc"
old mansion with lots of character but room in Judge's house had very dirty carpet and very musty smell in hallway and room//also no elevator so had to carry luggage up the stairs to 2nd flr.not suitable for elder people. good location close to harbour.Genuine Expedia guest review
Third story, with no elevator. No air conditioning. Not doable for a senior in 26'c weather. Switched over to the Huntingdon, still no AC and badly in need of updating but we managed. Gatsby needs to more accurately portray its facility. Very disappointed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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