We visited the lovely, pet friendly Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, situated overlooking Victoria's Inner Harbour. The resort is located along the waterfront Songhees Walkway, a scenic 5km path, perfect for taking your dog for a walk. There are also two off-leash dog parks within a 5 minute walk from the hotel.
We stopped by and were greeted with a lot of dog loving from the staff and visitors. Rupert thoroughly enjoyed our visit!
We chatted with Nicole and she told us:
"We understand that your pet is a member of your family, and we want to provide a pet-friendly environment which allows your whole family to enjoy a vacation together."
I asked them about their pet friendly amenities:
"The lobby and guest rooms are pet friendly. In the lobby, dogs are welcomed by the front desk staff with dog treats. When staying overnight, the guest rooms for our four-legged guests are prepared with a dog dish, small towel to wipe paws, pick-up bags, and a bag of treats."
When asked about travelling tips they said:
"Pack a favorite comfort toy for your dog when travelling. When traveling by car, never leave your pet alone in the car. Ask our front desk staff for a map outlining the best nearby walking paths and dog-friendly parks."
Danielle at the front desk even provided a memorable pet story for us! (Thanks Danielle!)
"Last summer, I had a couple check in with the sweetest beagle named Muddy. I fell in love with him over their stay, giving him pets and treats every time they came through the lobby. Funny enough, 3 month later when I was traveling through Quebec with a friend, I bumped into the same couple at a train station and only recognized them because of Muddy!
We all laughed how even at a busy station across the country, I was able to recognize Muddy like he was an old friend. Dogs are my favorite kind of guest!"
They sent along this quote from an email of a guest:
"we always appreciate a pet-friendly hotel. Again, our expectations are exceeded as all staff are genuinely happy to see our dog and make us feel welcome. In some "pet-friendly" hotels you can tell that you are tolerated. Here, even our dog is made to feel special."
In the spring, Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort hosts an annual fundraising event for the SPCA, called Best in Show. Best in Show is a fun, casual dog show where families can have their dog participate in a number of contests including Best Dressed, Most Endearing Rescue Dog, Best Trick, Cutest Puppy, Cutest Male Dog, Cutest Female Dog, Most Original Hair. All proceeds are donated to the BC SPCA Victoria Branch, and prizes are awarded to the top 3 in each category. This year’s Best in Show is on Saturday, June 2nd.
We really appreciated the time they took to talk with us and show us around, as well as all the information they provided! Below are our photos from our Ocean Pointe Adventure (as well as Rupert's commentary!)
Be sure to check out the links below for more information!