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James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely room. Clean and really comfy beds. View not great but only here to sleep. Walking distance to lots of sights and things to do. Remember a blow dryer! Friendly staff easy to find from downtown, parking included which is a plus as you pay for parking everywhere in Victoria.

Thank grwilli50
Broadbeach, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having stayed in queen twin room 105 for three nights, we left feeling rested, relaxed and contented. Having flown from Australia, Stephen's welcome was warm, the room was quiet and spacious and the beds very comfortable. Wi- fi was appreciated as was the suggestion to eat in the pub and also the cafe downstairs. The discounts were appreciated. In both,...

Thank Salma56
Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at James Bay Inn for 3 nights. The rooms are small but we like the atmosphere of a historical hotel. The room was very clean and the service at the front desk was great. This is our second stay here and we will definitely be back.

1Thank Jan S
Powell River, Canada
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Once upon a time I lived and worked about two blocks from the JBI. I've eaten in their restaurant and their pub countless times but have never been a guest of the hotel. Flash forward to present day -- I live in another city and recently went back for a weekend with my husband. Perfect opportunity to complete my JBI...

Thank kernonda
Stoughton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We stayed here over the holidays in a petite suite for a very reasonable price. Check staff were friendly. This place is not wheelchair friendly at all. Lots of stairs and no elevators. The hotel is old and a bit dated. The rooms are not quiet. The petite suite has the basics for a good nights sleep and no extras...

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Older hotel no elevator but clean. Decent sized room. Friendly helpful staff. Has both a restaurant and a pub. Slightly off the beaten path in a quieter neighbor, but walking distance or quick taxi to anything you need.

Thank Amy C
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We booked this thru the Victoria Clipper. The hotel is a ten minute walk from downtown and a twenty minute walk from the Clipper dock. It is a pleasant walk down safe streets. The building has several floors with no elevators. Our room was large with two queen beds and private bath. No A/C, but we were there in December...

Thank ScubaEagle
Brandon, Canada
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is by no means like your average chain hotel. It is a well maintained older, turn of the century style hotel. It is furnished about the place with furnishings and décor to meet the era of the building. The rooms, although a bit small, are comfortable and well furnished. I will say it was nice to have the mini...

Thank Mike L
Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Spent 8 nights with a buddy, who, when he mentioned that his room was noisy from the housekeeping room, they immediately gave him a great upstairs room and made me jealous because it was bigger than mine. Steve and the rest of the front desk staff were wonderful, and the area around there was fun to walk around in. You...

Thank headingaway
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I loved this little hotel. It's location is just south of the main business district; the location is on a "main" street but the surroundings are residential in its immediate area. I found it very convenient. The lobby was very warmly appointed, the rooms clean and the bed excellent. Staff was more than helpful. The on-site restaurant was more than...

Thank Robert S

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the Historic district facing lush Beacon Hill Park, a green walk to the ocean and steps to the picturesque Inner Harbour and downtown's shopping and entertainment. Cozy, simple and affordable accommodation is provided in this three story Edwardian architecture with Heritage House and Cottage. Some day-dreaming cases have been reported on sunny balconies with birds tweeting and frequent horse-drawn carriages trotting by. Art-deco Café-restaurant and friendly pub.Free parking. Free Wi-Fi. Free Spirit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage

Address: 270 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L2, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range: RM368 - RM616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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Also Known As:
James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites And Cottage
James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage Hotel Victoria
The James Bay Hotel
James Bay Hotel
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#5 Best Value Hotel in Victoria
#25 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
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“Try to book the annex in advance”
 of 5 bubbles GeraldineM53, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No elevator so, choose accordingly.”
 of 5 bubbles 306davidi, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No elevators, three story hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles CliveMacgregor, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“A few blocks off the beaten path....great bargain. Friendly and fun atmosphere.”
 of 5 bubbles angelanD6734WF, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I read each room at the hotel itself is an outside room. We enjoyed staying at the Heritage House next door, owned by the Hotel.”
  • Our bedroom at the Heritage House
 of 5 bubbles guest3773, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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