Salt Spring Inn

Salt Spring Inn

132 Lower Ganges Rd, Ganges, British Columbia V8K 2S9 Canada
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Small tv. Larger tv would intrude on walking space.
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Current togo menu
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4.5
#1 of 1 inn in Ganges
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
One of Salt Spring’s finest restaurants & inns. The restaurant serves globally inspired cuisine made with locally harvested foods (Open for breakfast, Sunday brunch, lunch & dinner). The Inn's seven cozy rooms situates guests in the heart of Salt Spring Island, BC - walking distance to galleries, shops, marinas, the seaside boardwalk and the famous Saturday Outdoor Market.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Hiking
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Room features
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbour View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

132 Lower Ganges Rd, Ganges, British Columbia V8K 2S9 Canada
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 93 out of 100
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Stephen G wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just finished a 2 night stay in one of the deluxe rooms at the Salts Spring Inn. What a fun place to stay! It is located right in the heart of Ganges within walking distance to everything. The room we had was facing the water and was very cozy. It even had a gas fireplace. The entire hotel was very clean and the innkeepers hospitality was amazing. Jeremy truly is a great host. We were especially impressed with all the sustainably choices being made. We did not find anything single serve. Even the shampoo and conditioner in the rooms was bulk. We ate twice at the restaurant. Dinner and breakfast were both amazing and once again we were happy to see no disposable sugar or cream containers. We would recommend this Inn for anyone coming to visit the island.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jeremy Milsom, Owner at Salt Spring Inn
Responded Apr 4, 2020
Thank you so much, Stephen. You covered so many things that pleased you so my staff will be equally thrilled to hear your appreciation. Regards, Jeremy
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Abbot71 wrote a review Oct 2021
Reno, Nevada544 contributions366 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Salt Spring Inn is a charming boutique hotel. That means, to a guy who is 6 foot 1, very small rooms. But if you want to stay in town and use public transit (bus, cab), as we did, it worked fine. The owners have invested a ton of money into remodeling and the results are superb. The tv is small but fits the space it needs to fit. Everything is on "European scale" which means tiny, including the shower and bathroom. But being so close to the harbor, the shops, the Sat market, the waterfront, was perfect for our 2 night stay.

We stayed in room 2 (queen bed, private toilet and shower and sink) which had a nice view of town and the waterfront. The pilot light in the fireplace made the room a bit warm so we kept the window open and the fan running, which made for a bit of noise. Breakfast was not included but there was a Keurig coffeemaker in the hallway shared by others on the floor. TV has limited stations and not great reception but that's not why we came to Salt Spring! Two of the managers, Jerry and Beth, are incredibly nice and helpful. Beth helped us think of an alternative ferry plan (using taxi to Fulford ferry to Swartz Bay ferry to Tsawwassen) when the Long Harbor ferry back to Tsawwassen time changed to late night (we wanted to return mid afternoon)

Our Saturday visit to the outdoor market was a very short walk as was the harbor and little quaint restaurants. We really enjoyed our 2 night stay. One more tip: if the public bus leaves before you arrive on ferry, don't be afraid to share a taxi with other stranded travelers. The taxi drivers will eventually come back to get you if they are full on the first round, just go slow and adopt to "island time."
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Room with fireplace can be warm in summer but probably nice in winter
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Response from Jeremy Milsom, Owner at Salt Spring Inn
Responded Oct 25, 2021
Wow, your very comprehensive review really brought smiles to our staff who love to hear back when they "hit the happy-spot"! Thank you for taking time to give us your very kind comments within this review. Regards, Jeremy
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Dr. Love wrote a review Jul 2022
Ladysmith, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first visit to Salt Spring Island and we were not disappointed with Salt Spring Inn food. Missus had the butter chicken pizza - excellent thin crust, loads of chicken and zesty. Hailing from Scotland I had the two piece cod and chips and it was fantastic. Too many restaurants serve it very crispy, but Salt Spring Inn had pure white cod meat and little crisp on the edges. The tartare sauce was also excellent. We had planned to have dessert, but there was no room left ! Amanda our server was smiley, cheery and chatty and we both expected to wait a lot longer for the food, but it was there very quickly. Looking forward to return and maybe have appetizers and then dessert.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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island_m0m wrote a review Jan 2022
Bowen Island, Canada201 contributions82 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a very quaint inn, not to be confused with a hotel. We did have what was probably the best room, which had a full 3-piece bathroom. Other rooms shared facilities. My only complaint on the room itself was that we didn't realize how noisy the road would be in the morning. It is the main road, after all. However, good news that there was no noise at night, which was welcome. The view would have been compromised by moving to the other side of the building. A little hiccup upon arrival was swiftly met with full accountability by staff and owner. We really appreciated that. Location is perfect. Lots to see and do without driving, which was especially welcome at night.
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Date of stay: January 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Jeremy Milsom, Owner at Salt Spring Inn
Responded Jan 31, 2022
Thank you for your review and kind comments. We are usually very quiet at night and in the daytime, yes, there is lots to see and, unfortunately, hear in our nearby village which also wakes up early. I certainly appreciate your patience over your room not being ready, totally our mistake. We hope that you will visit our island again. Regards, Jeremy
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Genesm12 wrote a review Sep 2020
Vancouver, Canada31 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I can't say enough about SSI (Salt Spring Inn). The location is right in the middle of downtown Ganges. Jeremy is a phenomenal host. I felt very safe, especially as a solo, queer, female traveller.
From the washrooms to the rooms themselves, every thing was spotless. They run a tight ship, and it shows.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: rooms 1-3 face the marina. Very beautiful
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Response from Jeremy Milsom, Owner at Salt Spring Inn
Responded Oct 13, 2020
Your review is very much appreciated, even if delayed, my fault! Your kind compliments will be also passed along to our hard working staff, it really energizes them, too. Regards, Jeremy
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Lori de Wet wrote a review Aug 2022
Victoria, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’ve stayed on Saltspring Island many, many times; cabins, hotels, Airbnb‘s and camping but this time I decided to try the Inn. Going forward, I will probably never stay anywhere else ever again! The room was lovely with lots of charm and a super comfy bed. The entire place was impeccably clean and the staff were fabulous! The restaurant downstairs was great (I often eat there when on Saltspring). This time I had their mango ice tea - the best ever! You cannot beat the location as it is right in the heart of Ganges, amidst all the action. For the price, I didn’t have high expectations and I can honestly say I was very pleasantly suprised . 315.00 for 2 nights for 2 of us during peak season!! This charming place is lovely on it’s own but add in the fabulous staff and you have a definite winner! See you soon guys! Xx
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Free2bgr8ful wrote a review Apr 2024
Seattle, Washington18 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Staff was really friendly and informative. We stayed overnight in the Deluxe Queen room. The room was very clean and we were happy to have our own bathroom. The bathroom lighting is very dim which made it challenging to shave (husband) or apply makeup. Also note that is was 15°C (~65F) and the room was almost too warm. There is no air conditioning. We did open the window. We would not stay here in the summer, the room would be too hot. The hotel is located on a busy street, so was noisy until about 10:30. Great location for walking to the shops and the Saturday market.
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Date of stay: April 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Note that the Inn advertises parking. There is only street parking which can be difficult to...
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Response from Jeremy Milsom, Owner at Salt Spring Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for staying us and for your kind review. Our apology for the warmth in the room and our dimmer on the bathroom lights, it is a bit tiny. The island's Saturday Market is a fun feature to enjoy, particularly on sunny days. Regards, Jeremy
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Angela B wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A perfectly central spot! Very clean.. I even brought along my “inside the hotel slippers” - not needed. Even the carpets are clean. Quaint and tidy room (room 5). Friendly but exhausted staff… I was told the restaurant was shut today due to under staffing and staff exhaustion. Tough times, I feel for them. I did book this spot specifically because it has a restaurant right inside but was happy with the restaurant across the way (Oystercatcher Bar and Grill - Very good food, atmosphere and service.) I will look forward to visiting the Salt Spring Inn again and hope to catch the restaurant open. Cheers!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Jeremy Milsom, Owner at Salt Spring Inn
Responded Oct 25, 2021
Thank you so much for your positive review and understanding of the widespread staffing challenge. We are now open again on Sundays We really hope that the Southern Gulf Islands arena entices you to visit again. Regards, Jeremy
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Robbie wrote a review Nov 2020
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
So I check their website and see $7 appys every day from 3 to 5 so my partner and I decide to try them. Ask the waitress for the appy menu and was told that hasn't been offered for months! So why is it still on the website? Very irritating...surely they can keep their website updated!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Jeremy Milsom, Owner at Salt Spring Inn
Responded Dec 6, 2020
Thank you for pointing out our "mis-step" in website updating. Whew, since Covid disrupted our lives we have made hundreds of changes and we missed this one. My apologies, your review was a catalyst and a reminder to take a very close look at all of the web based material on several levels. I do hope that we will have an opportunity to serve you on another visit so we may bring back a smile, too. Regards, Jeremy
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ww11hort wrote a review Jul 2022
La Verne, California60 contributions32 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Probably as close as you can get to an English style inn over a pub. Despite being over the restaurant, the room was quiet except for the outdoor traffic. Room was very average. Our room had an en-suite bathroom, some rooms didn't so make sure that is clarified before you book. Hotel is in walking distance of downtown Ganges.
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Date of stay: July 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Answer from lalabel1
Vancouver, Canada127 contributions91 helpful votes
When we stayed they put the charge on our credit card through their debit/credit card machine. I would probably call the hotel to ask because you might need to make other arrangements.
janemccoy asked a question Feb 2015
Olympia, Washington27 contributions46 helpful votes
Do you allow dogs?
Answer from Jeremy M
10 contributions2 helpful votes
Hello, Thank you for your interest in Salt Spring Inn. Unfortunately, we do not have any pet friendly rooms here. I believe that both the Harbour House and Seabreeze Inn do have rooms where pets are welcomed. Regards, Jeremy
Free2bgr8ful wrote a tip Apr 2024
Seattle, Washington18 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Note that the Inn advertises parking. There is only street parking which can be difficult to find a place to park when it is busy. "
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EatWell1234 wrote a tip Mar 2023
Guelph, Canada90 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The main road is right out front of the Inn, so if you want to sleep in beware it’s a bit of a louder/busy road."
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Abbot71 wrote a tip Oct 2021
Reno, Nevada544 contributions366 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room with fireplace can be warm in summer but probably nice in winter"
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Rod L wrote a tip Dec 2020
4 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Unit 3 Premium + the Deluxe Rooms as these have their own bathroom w/shower."
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Ann H wrote a tip Oct 2020
Gabriola Island, Canada187 contributions139 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Back side or west side. Most quiet away from the street side."
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PRICE RANGE
C$151 - C$174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
salt spring hotel salt spring island
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaSalt Spring IslandGanges
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Salt Spring Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Salt Spring Inn?
Nearby attractions include Salt Spring Island's Saturday Market (0.2 km), Ganges Inner Harbour (0.2 km), and Jill Louise Campbell Fine Art Gallery (0.09 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Salt Spring Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Salt Spring Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Salt Spring Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Salt Spring Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tree-House Cafe, Restaurant House Piccolo, and Barb's Bakery & Bistro.
Is Salt Spring Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Salt Spring Island.
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