There are several large, branded hotels in Victoria. But many people prefer their overnight accommodations be small, quaint and reasonably priced. The city offers many boutique options as well. An example is Swans Hotel. This location at the end of Wharf Street began as a granary warehouse in 1913. Four decades later, the building became Buckerfield’s country store. In 1987, local developer Michael Williams began restoring the property to fulfill his dream of being a hotelier. Complimenting the 31 rooms – each decorated with wooden beams and a kitchen – is a pub serving their own craft beer. Notice the woman watering the flowers. These hanging baskets are among the 3,500 decorating the city during the summer.