The Oriental Hotel

The Oriental Hotel (HMX4J)

Location: Victoria, BC V8W 1K8 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 25.617', W 123° 22.148'

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Built 1883;1888

William McKeon operated the Oriental Saloon on this site, at the corner of Oriental Alley, prior to 1883. That year, he commissioned architect John Teague to build the Oriental Hotel on the lot next door. Teague doubled the size of the hotel in 1888, adding this corner entrance and an imposing tower.

The hotel then had about 80 bedrooms, each with a fireplace and closets. On the ground floor were ladies' and gentlemen's dining saloons able to seat over 200 diners.

McKeon operated the hotel until 1903. Under different owners the hotel was later known as the St. Francis. Although the tower has been removed, the building remains one of the most significant structures in Old Town.

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HM NumberHMX4J
Placed ByBritish Columbia Heritage Trust
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 7:26pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472692 N 5363821
Decimal Degrees48.42695000, -123.36913333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.617', W 123° 22.148'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 37.02" N, 123° 22' 8.88" W
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Area Code(s)651, 507, 612
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 534 Yates St, Victoria BC V8W 1K8, CA
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