The location was perfect for anyone who doesn't mind a short walk. Within walking distance of the harbour, Empress Hotel and downtown shops and restaurants. Beacon Hill Park is right across the road and is a beautiful park with gardens and very friendly peacocks! The Inn itself was very clean with friendly staff. Our room was a little odd with a sink next to the bed, but it came in handy. Our king bed was very comfortable and it was quiet so we had a great nights sleep.
Very helpful and accommodating staff. Nice rooms and lots of character. Everything clean and as advertised. We especially appreciated use of storage area as we arrived with a bike and some dripping wet gear. Definitely think location was a bonus to easy access to downtown with free parking.
This gem of a hotel is in James Bay, an outstanding neighbourhood for its architecture and history. (Google the James Bay Heritage Walking Tour for a self-guided tour map.) The hotel is a short and pleasant walk away from the Legislature, the harbour, Carr House museum and the enchanting Beacon Hill Park, plus the bus to Butchart Gardens stops just down the street. The staff are welcoming, helpful, and kind to the guests and to each other. Try the breakfast skillets; tasty, ample, and reasonably priced.
The building is very old. So it seems as though your stepping numerous decades back in time. But it's a nice place, infact I think the buildings age should add to it's alure. And because of the buildings age, it should come as no surprise there's no elevator there. Tho rooms are clean and comfy. And the bed was comfortable. I slept well. It's near the downtown, but the neighborhood is quiet. And the staff there were friendly and inviting from arrival to departure. The restaurant is a bit more reasonably priced than others, and the food is good. The pub was lots of fun too. I would recommend it for a stay.
Lovely older hotel. Staff were really friendly and helpful and they recognized me. Stairs and more stairs, but they are transparent about that. Room was exactly as described. Comfortable new mattress, nice bathroom and shower. Restaurant was decent and the pub was very enjoyable. I'll come back here.
This hotel was in an ideal location for our trip to Victoria and was a beautiful building. The restaurant was the best place for breakfast we went to (food was great, service was great, food came quick and best price around). Only downside was the room seemed to be on a slant which made the bed uncomfortable however, being an old building was part of the charm.
I had the pleasure of staying at the James Bay Inn.The rooms are old. But simple and clean with lots of Windows for the morning light. Within walking distance of all that Victoria has to offer. The restaurant has a limited menu but the food is fresh, good and reasonably priced. Courtney my server was wonderful. The staff at this establishment is friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.
Booked for my wife and I to spend some time away exploring the Victoria and area. I initially booked the "Petite Suite" which was just a bit too cozy for us (my fault - didn't read the details). Despite the busy time, the desk staff were incredibly gracious and worked to accommodate a swap to a larger room. Unfailingly helpful and polite - they made our stay. The actual Hotel is ridiculously charming and cozy, and ideally located within walking distance of various parks, pubs, restaurants, etc. When we come back to Victoria, we'll be at the James Bay Inn!
This is our third visit to the Inn and we will definitely come back. We were travelling with friends that had mobility issues and they couldn’t have been more apologetic or understanding or helpful. There is no elevator, but they are more than willing to help you with your luggage. Love this hotel and the staff!
Charming hotel, with an excellent location and really friendly and welcoming staff. I was only able to spend two nights there, but plan to return soon. Easy walking distance to harbour, parks, and downtown. Cafe was covid-closed, but the pub was great and served food until 10 p.m.. Can't wait to go back!