Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Type: Apt. / Condo
Book this 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apt. / condo in Victoria today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a parking space, , and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 35 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $928.00 to as high as $949.00, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 80% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar 2 weeks ago.
FlipKey Award Winner 2011-2012-2013 1 BR Downtown Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Additional Location Information
Downtown Victoria just 1.5 blocks from Victoria's Inner Harbour, a 5 minute walk to Beacon Hill Park, a couple of blocks away from downtown shopping, banks, restaurants, theatres.
Close to major transportation terminals, including Victoria Bus Depot, Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal, MV Coho Ferry Terminal and Harbour Air Float Plane Terminal.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, City vacations, Waterfront
Nearest airport: YYJ Victoria International, 10 miles
Nearest ferry port: Victoria Inner Harbour, 0.25 miles
Car is not necessary
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Victoria Attractions
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Victoria Attractions
Last updated on November 24, 2016
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in CAD)
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the owner’s discretion.
Additional notes from the owner
Applicable GST/PST/MRT Taxes are extra
Our rates are based on our minimum 7 night stay. Parking & Exit cleaning, local and long distance phone calls to anywhere in N. America are all included.
No Taxes on stays on 30 nights or more
We accept most major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card and Union Card. If you have a Canadian bank account you may also pay by Email Interac payment.
We do require a credit card authorization for a $500 security deposit. This authorization does not affect your spending limit and does not appear as a charge on your credit card unless we are required to process charges for damages sustained to the property while you are in occupancy.
PLEASE NOTE: BOOKINGS OF MORE THAN ONE MONTH ARE TAX EXEMPT (You may book for one month + one additional night to qualify for a tax exemption of your booking)
- Cleaning Service
- Local Guides/Maps
- Washing Machine
- Hair dryer
- Linens Provided
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Towels Provided
- Fitness Room
- Central heating
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Alarm Clock
- Clothes Dryer
- Corporate bookings allowed
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Elevator access
- Secure parking space
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Balcony or terrace
- 4 Dining chairs
- 4 Lounge chairs
- 650 square feet
based on 31 reviews
of guests would stay again
“Clean, great location for walking”
I stayed in the metro suite. I found their description on their website to be true. Extremely clean, centrally located, and almost everything walkable--took shuttle to Butchart Gardens and cab to Oak Bay. So centrally located it was easy to stop back at the suite if I forgot anything or wanted to drop off purchases mid-day. Greatly appreciated that Trish and Steve stocked the suite with modest breakfast foods (fruit, bread, butter, and beverages) prior to arrival. They also provided great restaurant and walking tour recommendations. Would stay again in a heart-beat! This is a city suite which means you will hear city noise day and night. I actually like city noise, but if this is a problem for you bring a white noise machine or download a white noise app on your smart phone
Response from the owner, Steve & Trish Young - 11/20/2013
Many thanks for your gracious review of our Metro Suite. We sincerely appreciate all of your positive comments and your great suggestion about the white noise app, which will be a very useful tool for us to suggest to any of our guests who may be extra sensitive to the sounds of the city. As all of our properties, like all the major hotels, are located in downtown Victoria, there will always be the noises of the city outside (although when the windows are closed they are barely audible). This is why we branded ourselves as City Life Suites, as we would never want our guests to think they will be staying in a quiet, rural retreat where there are no cars or people. So, thanks Katie for a wonderful suggestion and thanks again for the great review. Hope we'll see you and Greg again, the next time you head north of the border. Steve and Trish
Val and Steve
“Absolutely incredible experience overall.”
The condo was impeccable and exceptionally well equipped with high end everything including: kitchen cookware, dinnerware, utensils and small and large appliances as well as everything you would need including: dishwasher detergent, dish detergent, pot scrubbers,rubber gloves, etc. It is beautifully and comfortably furnished and has a lovely balcony that gets lots of sun. The condo has an apartment size washer and dryer and the owner has kindly provided detergent, stain removal, iron and ironing board. The owner also provided cable TV and limitless long distance calling in Canada. The location of the condo is perfect; it is walking distance to the harbor, restaurants, bars, grocery shopping, liquor store and family shopping. The owner warmly welcomed us to the condo, was available if needed for the duration of our stay and provided us with some essential groceries including, milk, bread, coffee, fresh fruit, butter, etc., to get us started. How nice is that? And if that isn't enough, at the end of our stay, the owner drove us to the airport. To sum it up, our visit in Victoria could not have been any better. The owners have gone above and beyond expectations. Many, many thanks to Trish and Steve for making this trip for a family wedding so enjoyable and memorable!
Response from the owner, Steve & Trish Young - 08/01/2013
Val, thank you very much for your extremely complimentary review, we are truly humbled and most grateful for your kind words. We're happy that you and Stephen enjoyed your stay with us, and your time in Victoria and are glad that you found everything met your expectations. We hope you'll come back again for another visit soon. Thanks again for everything! Steve & Trish
“Apartment and service are absolutely the gold standard!”
We stayed in this apartment for two weeks in early July 2013, and liked everything so much that we have already made reservations to return next year. Owner Steve Young was waiting at the front door of the building when we arrived (alerted by cell phone) and promptly showed us in and gave us a tour of the apartment and the building, including our reserved parking space. Not only is the apartment comfortably and completely furnished (including quality cookware), but the kitchen was already supplied with lots of little things we expected to have to buy: laundry and dish soap, fully-stocked spice rack, saran wrap, paper towels, coffee filters. There was even a welcome fruit basket, a loaf of bread and enough coffee to get us started. In the closet is a shopping wagon to tote the groceries home from the market about five blocks away. The owners told us to call them immediately if we needed anything. As for the apartment, it is secure, quiet, and only 3 blocks from the beautiful Victoria harbor. We enjoyed sitting out on the two-person balcony most evenings, and walking to the harbor and around the neighborhood most days. Steve and Trish were very helpful with suggestions and information about Victoria. We had a wonderful stay. There are great restaurants in the immediate neighborhood, but the kitchen is so well-equipped we had fun fixing many meals at home. The location is perfect for exploring the city. Absolutely no complaints--we considered ourselves very lucky to have found this place!
Response from the owner, Steve & Trish Young - 07/20/2013
Thank you so much for the very comprehensive review, Sue and for the lovely compliments. We really enjoyed meeting you and Bob and are very much looking forward to seeing you again next year. We are glad that you found everything you needed in the Metro Suite and that you enjoyed the location which, in our opinion, is the best in town. So, until next year, take care and we'll see you next summer:-) Steve and Trish
Bill and Elaine
“A true home away from home!”
We just spent February and March in the Metro Suite; this is our 5th year staying with Steve and Trish and City Life Suites. They welcome us every year with such warmth and friendliness. The high standard they set for the suite is aways 100%. The Metro Suite has truly become our home away from home and we look forward to our winter vacation in the most walkable city in Canada. We spend most of days walking and exploring the downtown area, the harbour and the beautiful Beacon Hill Park. The location of the astoria building is so convenient to a wide assortment of restaurants and attractions. We have already reserved the suite for 2014!
Response from the owner, Steve & Trish Young - 04/12/2013
It is always such a pleasure to have such loyal guests! We are, of course, most grateful for your review Bill and Elaine and are so pleased that your experiences with us have been so positive. We always strive to maintain high standards of excellence for all of our guests and enjoy meeting and getting to know each and everyone of them. Thanks again....see you same time next year! Steve and Trish
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Comfortable & Tasteful”
Very pleasant apartment, tastefully furnished, very well equipped kitchen, and everything was immaculately clean. Very helpful, warm and welcoming hosts.
Response from the owner, Steve & Trish Young - 10/22/2012
It was a pleasure to meet you and we loved swapping "coffee stories" with you:-) We're pleased that you found the apartment to be well-equipped, clean and tastefully furnished and we hope that you will return again soon. Thanks for the kind words.
“Owner's attention To Detail Makes This Our Favorite Vacation Ren”
The self-catering vacation rental-The Metro Suite-has become an all-time favorite. We've stayed 4 times. The location, so close to the Harbor and old town Victoria, is excellent. The place sparkles and is nicely decorated, but the thing that keeps us coming back is the incredible hospitality of Steve and Trish and their attention to detail. Although it is self-catering, the fridge is stocked with bread, butter, milk. Fresh coffee and fruit too so one doesn't have to wake up and go grocery shopping immediately. Shampoo, conditioner, laundry supplies, cereal, popcorn, cocoa, tea and a shopping cart...all there. Any problems? Steve is available anytime and promptly addresses it. They are there to greet you, get you familiar with the place and help you down with your luggage when you leave. Their warmth and caring is genuine. It is a city suite so expect some traffic noise but by 10pm it is usually quiet. The bed is a little low for we older folks but the mattress is quite comfortable. Don't hesitate to use this rental for your next stay in Victoria, BC.
Response from the owner, Steve & Trish Young - 09/22/2012
Thank you so much for your very kind review Maria. You and Don are such wonderful guests, we just love having you stay with us and appreciate your warmth and generosity. We're glad that you enjoy your surrounding in the Metro Suite and that it is helpful to you to have it well-stocked with supplies when you arrive. We have noted your comment about the bed and are planning to increase the height of it in order to make it easier for people, like you, to get in and out with greater ease. We sincerely hope that you'll come back again soon and want to let you know that you are welcome at ANY time.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
My husband was giving a conference at the Fairmont Empress and we wanted to extend our stay and therefore we rented the metro suite for three days. The apartment was very close to all the places to see. Very cosy, neat and pleasant suite. The owners went out of their way to assist us in every possible way. I strongly suggest this apartment and you will not be sorry for chosing such a fabulous place. Thanks to Trish and Steve our stay was very agreable. I am more impressed with this apartment than the Empress.
Response from the owner, Steve & Trish Young - 09/21/2012
Irène et Louis-Georges, vos commentaires sont donc très appréciés. Nous sommes heureux que rester dans le bureau de métro a été une expérience fabuleuse pour vous (surtout que vous avez été plus impressionné par ce que votre séjour à l'Hôtel Fairmont Empress). Nous espérons que vous reviendrez bientôt pour une autre visite, nous serions ravis de vous revoir. Irene and Louis-Georges, your comments are so very much appreciated. We're glad that staying in the Metro Suite was such a fabulous experience for you (especially that you were more impressed by it than your stay at the Fairmont Empress Hotel). We hope you'll come back for another visit soon, we would love to see you again.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
My family and I had a great time staying at the Metro Suite. Steve and Trish was extremely welcoming and friendly, they were great hosts and we felt at home staying in this comfortable apartment in the city center. Everything was nice and tidy when we got there and it was just like a hotel except we had more room and a fully equipped kitchen! We would definitely come again and recommend it to friends and family.
Response from the owner, Steve & Trish Young - 09/19/2012
Vicky, thank you so much for your very kind words. We loved meeting you and your family and we're so pleased that you found the apartment to be so comfortable and roomy. Please come back and stay with us again, you and your family will always be welcome at City Life Suites.
“Wonderful Hosts and an Impeccable Condo!”
My new fiance and I stayed at City Life Suites this past July (2012) on our way home to Ontario for a family visit. This was our first time in Victoria and we were so so pleased with this rental unit! It is by far the best location in the city in our opinion as it is steps from the main streets without being directly in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. Steve and Trish made the check-in and check-out incredibly easy and even gave their time to chat with us about Victoria and surrounding areas and gave recommendations for places to eat and explore. The unit was spotless and the kitchen had everything you would ever need to make your meals (especially since there was a great grocery store nearby). This was perfect for us as we are very active people who eat extremely healthy and didn't want to spend a week eating out at restaurants. The kitchen was fully equipped with all the necessities for a gourmet meal! Other perks include free parking, free Wi-fi, and free Long-distance. Where have you ever seen that! We would recommend this rental unit to anybody visiting Victoria who's looking to stay right downtown, a beautiful unit at an affordable price! Thank you Steve and Trish! Josh Barks and Holly Kalyn (Soon-to-be Barks!)
Response from the owner, Steve & Trish Young - 08/28/2012
Holly and Josh, we are so glad that your stay with us was so enjoyable. We really appreciate all your kind comments and hope that your upcoming "Big Day" is a joyous event for both of you and your families. Like you, we prefer the option of cooking our own meals and, having travelled a lot, we are always mindful of the many conveniences that make our life easy when we're preparing our meals, so we have equipped all of our apartments accordingly. It was a true pleasure meeting you both and we certainly hope that the two of you (and maybe #3??:-) will come back to visit us again some day. Thanks again and good luck to you both.
Three of us stayed in the Metro Suite for a week and it was the perfect spot to come home to. Tasteful decor, comfortable beds, convenient in-suite laundry and secure parking all contributed to making the stay so enjoyable. The owners provided many thoughtful details, from outfitting the kitchen with every possible amenity, to stocking the fridge with "starter" groceries and a welcome bowl of fruit. They were also very helpful with suggestions on restaurants and tour companies. The location couldn't be better for seeing the sites...close to downtown, the inner harbour and Beacon Hill Park. We would be very happy to book here in the future.
Response from the owner, Steve & Trish Young - 08/25/2012
Thanks for the wonderful review Louise. It was a pleasure having you as guests in the Metro Suite and we hope you'll return again soon. We're pleased that everything lived up to your expectations and that you were comfortably and conveniently located there. Thanks again for your kind words....see you again when you come back to Victoria.
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