Great hotel, great location! A very short walk from the Victoria Clipper dock. We stayed in the older part of the hotel; very clean and comfy beds. A simple room, a little stark, small tv, small fridge. Little balcony with a great view of the inner harbour (room 341). They offer Aveda toiletry products - very cool. We did not eat in the restaurant, but did have a drink late one night in the quiet lounge - it had a beautiful view and great service, but was quite pricey. Easy walking distance to everything downtown, we had not rented a car and never regretted the decision. Took a bus to Bitchart Gardens - it was wonderful. Skipped the expensive tea at The Empress.