Hotel and Accommodation Information

ASLO has selected nine (9) hotels, all within walking distance of the Victoria Conference Centre, which will host the ASLO meeting delegates. Each has its own unique charm and is located close to the breath taking inner harbor, many restaurants, shops and local pubs. These hotels provide a range of sleeping room rates. (Refer to the map of downtown Victoria for the location of these hotels.) Please make your hotel reservations by contacting the hotel directly via phone, fax or e-mail and specify that you are entitled to the “ASLO Room Block” rate. The cut-off date for each hotel is shown on the hotel listing. It is important that you make your reservations early since June is the high season in Victoria and availability and rates will be affected after the cut-off date. We hope you will support these hotels.

Please note that room prices are stated in Canadian dollars.

Conference Hotels

The Fairmont Empress
721 Government Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1W5
Phone: 250-384-8111 or 800-441-1414, Fax: 250-389-2747
Standard Rooms: $206.00 CDN (single/double)
Reservation Cut-off Date: May 4, 2006

Adjoined to the Victoria Conference Centre, The Fairmont Empress provides an ambiance of old world charm and a tradition of hospitality and service dating back to 1908. With 477 beautifully appointed guestrooms, including such amenities as lush terry robes in the room, in-room coffee makers with complimentary coffee and tea, on-demand in-room movies and video games, iron and ironing board and mini-bar. Situated on the edge of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, The Fairmont Empress, as been fully restored to its timeless elegance of a grand heritage hotel and reflects the stately beauty of the Victorian Era. Other features that uniquely identify The Fairmont Empress are The Empress Dining Room offering the sophistication of fine dining, world-famous afternoon tea, the Colonial setting of The Bengal Lounge, known for their famous curry and live jazz on weekends, a full European spa, as well as complimentary use of our indoor pool and fitness center facilities. For more information, please visit http://www.fairmont.com/empress. Use promo code: GRASL1 when makinging your reservations. Parking is $25.00 per day. Hi-speed internet service and wireless are available in the guest rooms at a cost of $14.95 per day. Dial up is also available at the current long distance rate.

Royal Scot Suite Hotel
425 Quebec St.
Victoria BC  V8V 1W7
Phone: 250-388-5463, Fax: 250-388-5452
Standard Suite Room: $162 CDN (single/double)
Reservation Cut-off Date: May 15, 2006

The Royal Scot Suite Hotel is located in the beautiful inner harbor, and a short walk to downtown. All suites are equipped with a full kitchen, microwave, fridge, stove, dishes/cutlery, tea/coffee. We offer free parking, free local telephone calls, free local newspaper, free parking, and shuttle service to the downtown area, including the Victoria Conference center. Jonathan’s Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, lounge and patio dining. To make a reservation for your 2006 conference, please call toll free 800-663-7515 or email royalscot@royalscot.com, fax 250-388-5452, mail 425 Quebec St. Victoria BC V8V 1W7. Please visit our website www.royalscot.com    

Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites 
740 Burdett Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1B2
Phone: 800-663-5891, Fax: 250-380-1950
Standard Room: $117.00 CDN, (single/double), Suite: $152 CDN, (single/double)
Reservation Cut-off Date: May 4, 2006

Affordable elegance right downtown. A short three minute walk to the conference centre and steps to the inner harbour, shops and attractions.  177 guestrooms and suites.  Indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise room and in-room spa services.  Vista 18 Restaurant - Martini & Wine bar on the 18th floor open daily from 6:30 am until midnight.  Victoria Jane’s lobby lounge open daily from 11 am until 11 pm.  Complimentary parking, local calls and high speed internet access.

Laurel Point Inn
680 Montreal Street
Victoria, BC V8V 1Z8
Phone: 800-663-7667/250-386-8721, Fax: 250-386-9547
Standard Rooms: $199.00 CDN (single/double)
Reservation Cut-off Date: May 4, 2006

The Laurel Point Inn is a downtown waterfront hotel on Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Our welcome mat is within easy walking distance of the Parliament Buildings, conference center, Royal BC Museum, Beacon Hill Park, downtown shopping, and entertainment venues. The hotel features 135 harbour view rooms and 65 ultra-luxurious suites, with balconies and spectacular water views. All guestrooms contain cozy down duvets, complimentary in-room coffee and tea, a hairdryer, CD player mini stereos, free local, toll-free and calling card calls as well as complimentary internet and parking. Hotel amenities include two restaurants (one seasonal), cozy piano lounge, oceanside patio, lush Japanese garden, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, business centre, gift shop, air-conditioning and 24 hour room service. Methods of reservation: phone, fax or e-mail: reservations@laurelpoint.com. Please quote reservation #80427.

Hotel Grand Pacific
450 Quebec Street
Victoria, BC V8V 1W5
Phone: 800-663-7550, Fax: 250-380-4474.
Standard Rooms: $189.00 CDN (single/double).
Reservation Cut-off Date: May 15, 2006

The Hotel Grand Pacific is Victoria’s only five-star luxury hotel. Located on the Inner Harbour, the hotel is two blocks from the Victoria Conference Centre. There is complimentary high-speed Internet access from all guest rooms. Fine dining at the Pacific Restaurant and The Mark dining rooms - specializing in Pacific Northwestern cuisine. Complete training and fitness centre at the Grand Pacific Athletic Club with 25-metre indoor ozonated lap pool, steam room, sauna & Jacuzzi. Underground parking is available for $8.00 per night or $16.00 per night for valet service. Reservations can be made by phone or fax or via e-mail at: reserve@hotelgrandpacific.com.

Harbour Towers Hotel
345 Quebec Street
Victoria, BC V8V 1W4
Phone 250-385-2405 or 800-663-5896, Fax 250-360-2313
Standard Rooms: $129.00 CDN (single/double), 1-Bedroom Suite: $149.00 CDN (single/double), and 2-Bedroom Suite: $169.00 CDN (single/double)
Reservation Cut-off Date: May 25, 2006

The Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites is a 12 story, 4 Star, 3 Diamond property just minutes away from the Victoria Conference Center. From our larger than average Standard rooms, to One or Two Bedroom Suites with kitchens, all the way up to our fabulous two-level Penthouse Suites (some with 2 fireplaces and jacuzzi), you are sure to be completely satisfied. Some of the finest Pacific Northwest food in Victoria can be found in Impressions Restaurant & Lounge on the lobby level and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We also boast a fitness centre that is fully equipped with cardio machines, free weights, and Apex fitness machines as well as a soothing experience at Features Penthouse Day Spa. Delegates of the ASLO conference are entitled to complimentary underground parking.  We have wireless internet available in all public areas as well as ADSL in all hotel rooms at a nominal fee.  Please call our toll free line at 800-663-5896 to reserve your room. www.harbourtowers.com

SOLD OUT The Magnolia Hotel and Spa
625 Courtney Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1B8
Phone: 877-624-6654, 250-381-0999, Fax: 250-381-0988
Standard Rooms: $169.00 CDN (single/double)
Reservation Cut-off Date: May 15, 2006

Only two blocks from the Victoria Conference Centre, The Magnolia Hotel & Spa is centrally located in Victoria’s Inner Harbour.  Four Diamond, AAA Rated, this 63-room boutique hotel is infused with European elegance, beauty, and charm. Welcoming small touches in your room include fresh fruit, chocolate and spring water, gourmet coffee and AVEDA products. Every morning complimentary European Buffet Breakfast is served in the restaurant. Air-conditioned guestrooms feature harbour and city views.  Rooms include 27-inch color TV with enhanced movie offerings, private mini-bars, in room coffee makers, irons, hairdryer, private voicemail message service, data-ports for computer hook ups, complimentary hi-speed internet and spacious working desks. Opulent bathrooms feature walk-in glass showers, separate deep soaker tubs and lush terry bathrobes. Attentive personal service will take care of all your needs including valet parking. Full service Aveda Lifestyle Spa and two uniquely different restaurants are here to serve you.  Hugo’s Grill offers relaxed dining in an atmosphere richly appointed with warm textiles and wonderful woodwork. Hugo’s Brewpub offers a more casual experience of a micro-brewery. Registration can be made by phone, fax, or by e-mail at: sales@magnoliahotel.com

Executive House Hotel
777 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2B5
Phone: 250-388-5111/800-663-7001, Fax: 250-385-1323
Standard Rooms: $125.00 CDN (single/double), Suite: $145.00 CDN (single/double)
Reservation Cut-off Date: May 15, 2006

Family owned and operated Hotel, located one block from the Inner Harbour, shopping and attractions, 181 Rooms/Suites, complimentary high speed internet. Featuring Barkley’s Steakhouse, Bartholomew’s Bar & Rockefeller Grille, Doubles Oyster Bar, and Caffe d’Amore. Parking is on an availability basis at a charge of $2.00 + taxes for a total of $2.14. Web site address: www.executivehouse.com. Reservations can also be made via the email at reservations@executivehouse.com.

SOLD OUT Queen Victoria Hotel & Suites
655 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC V8V 2P9
Phone: 800-663-7007, Fax: 250-381-4312
NEW: Standard Rooms: $105.00 CDN, (single/double), 1-Bedroom Suite: $160.00 CDN, (single/double), $25.00 Canadian surcharge for additional adults sharing the room
Reservation Cut-Off Date: May 15, 2006

Located one block from the Victoria Conference Centre, the Queen Victoria Hotel & Suites is steps from Beacon Hill Park, the Royal Museum and the Inner Harbour. The hotel offers standard and one-bedroom suites, beautifully appointed with balconies, coffee makers, hairdryers, iron and ironing boards. The hotel’s Mediterranean style health facilities include pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and exercise room. Enjoy West Coast cuisine in Samuel’s Restaurant overlooking Thunderbird Park. Parking for hotel guests is $3.00 CDN per day. High-speed internet service is available in each guest room for a fee of $4.50 CDN for one hour or $6.00 CDN flat fee per day. Reservations may be made by calling our toll free number or by sending a fax. You can also e-mail your reservation to: reservations@qvhotel.com. Please ensure that you identify yourself as being a part of the ASLO Meeting in order to qualify for the special rate.

Alternate Accommodations

Rooms also are available at the University of Victoria. Located approximately 10km from downtown Victoria, it is easily accessible by car (15 minutes), bus (30 minutes), or bicycle. If you chose to stay at the university and do not have a car or a bicycle, it will be necessary that you utilize local city or public transportation to get to the meeting and back each day. Approximate room rates range from $38.00 to $50.00 CDN. To make reservations, call 250-721-8395 and ask for reservations.

These rooms can be single or shared, and all have centrally located washrooms. Lounges with cable TV are on every floor. A limited number of self-contained units with four single bedrooms, kitchen, living room, two washrooms and separate shower room also are available. UVic offers a variety of licensed cafeterias and dining services.

Victoria’s daily transit service includes a number of buses traveling between UVic and downtown.  Buses leave from the University Exchange across from the UVic Bookstore.  #4 UVic/Downtown drop off is one block before the VCC; #7 UVic Downtown drop off is across the street from the VCC; #11 Tillicum Mall/UVic West (and East) drop off is at Douglas and Yates, 5 blocks north of the VCC; and #14 UVic General/via Craigflower drop off is at Douglas and Fort, 3 blocks north of the VCC.  The fare is $2 CDN one way.  A book of ten tickets is $17.50 CDN and a day pass is $6 CDN. Books of tickets and day passes can be purchased at the UVic Student Union Building.

For more information, including specific times, bus routes, fares, accessible services and other user tips, visit their Web site: www.bctransit.com.  Bus schedules (The Riders Guide) are available at the Tourism Information Centre, 812 Wharf Street, a block behind the Victoria Conference Center.

Taxicab services are also available. 

   
 
           
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