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270 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L2 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 21-02-21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21-02-21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#24 of 45 in Victoria
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Located in the Historic district facing lush Beacon Hill Park, a green walk to the ocean and steps to the picturesque Inner Harbour next to the downtown's shopping and entertainment district. Quiet, Cozy and affordable accommodation is provided in this three story Edwardian architecture landmark along with some Studios and Suites in our Heritage House and a 2-bedroom private Cottage. Some day-dreaming cases have been reported on our sunny verandahs where birds are tweeting and frequent horse-drawn carriages are trotting by. Enjoy our Art-deco Café-restaurant and friendly Pub, We offer Free parking and Free reliable Wi-Fi
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Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Restaurant
Vending machine
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
ATM on site
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Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Seating area
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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City view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Jo S wrote a review Jun. 26
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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.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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VicCosentino wrote a review Jun. 14
Sacramento, California419 contributions149 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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SEOku wrote a review Jun. 7
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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.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Kristen D wrote a review Jun. 6
Calgary, Canada47 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: If you like the idea of being made to feel like your stepping back in time, this is your place.
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smcvan wrote a review Apr. 2022
Vancouver60 contributions38 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Lauren B wrote a review Apr. 2022
Calgary, Canada47 contributions20 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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bclady54 wrote a review Apr. 2022
british columbia29 contributions7 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Tim K wrote a review Apr. 2022
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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!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Bev A wrote a review Mar. 2022
Pender Island, Canada16 contributions11 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Ric Allen, General Manager at James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage
Responded Apr. 9, 2022
Always a pleasure to have you as our guest. Thank you Bev for your kind review. Cheers
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Virginia_Yukon wrote a review Jan. 2022
91 contributions25 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Ric Allen, General Manager at James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage
Responded Jan. 24, 2022
Thank you very much for staying with us and following up with this wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we hope to have you visit again soon. Cheers
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PRICE RANGE
US$103 - US$237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
james bay inn hotel, suites & cottage hotel victoria, james bay inn hotel, suites and cottage, the james bay hotel, james bay hotel
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandVictoria Capital Regional DistrictVictoriaJames Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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Frequently Asked Questions about James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage?
Nearby attractions include Carr House (0.2 km), Terrible Truffles Fine Chocolate (0.2 km), and James Bay United Church Thrift Shop (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Legislative Dining Room, Heron Rock Bistro, and Floyd's Diner.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (0.6 km), Craigdarroch Castle (2.1 km), and Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada (0.7 km).
Does James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.