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James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage

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North Vancouver, Canada
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179 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stayed for two nights at the James Bay Inn. The room was very clean and the bed comfortable. We had dinner twice in the dining room and both nights the presentation was great and the meals delicious and very reasonable. Would recommend the JBI for a comfortable and reasonable stay.

Thank Danny50
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Lovely place to stay in Victoria. Blocks from Parliament Building, Royal BC Museum, waterfront, inner harbour, etc. Very nice lounges and outside decks on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Pub is excellent, very good service and food was good. Lots of locals which is usually a good sign. Nice quiet area but this is an old building so be prepared... More 

Thank David I
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel was clean, comfortable, and the service was excellent. The hotel staff were friendly and always smiling. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. The restaurant was also great for breakfast. Generous portions, and very decent prices.

Thank Andrew K
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is a hotel with character, situated in James Bay, a quiet area of Victoria yet only 5 minutes walk from the Inner Harbour, the Parliament building and the Royal BC Museum, and close to the Emily Carr House and beautiful Beacon Hill Park. No elevator but help was offered with luggage. No kettle in the room. But the hotel... More 

Thank Katharine J
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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86 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We stayed two nights in early September. The hotel is on the edge of a nice residential district. We were able to easily walk downtown to see the sights and for dinner as well. We also walked to Fisherman's Wharf. Our rooms was on the third floor. It was spacious, had two vanities and sinks, dated (as others have said)... More 

Thank Xenabird
Halifax, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

My wife and I stayed here for three days and had a room on the third floor (no elevators) which was OK by us, but don't take heavy bags. The room, bed, bathroom was fine if dated but that was some of the charm. Nice areas to sit in but can't beat the location, lovely James Bay area nice streets... More 

Thank CliveMacgregor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Homey, clean and welcoming hotel. Very quaint. Cute part of town, walked at night in and out of downtown and felt very safe (alone). Nice pub...great satisfying soups and shrimp toast. The staff was very informative and kind. No elevators....have to be able to lug your bags...or ask for help! Lobby coffee vs machines in the rooms which I don't... More 

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Grenoble, France
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158 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Our stay here was short. We were a bit disappointed with the small size of the room, and the somewhat dated feel to everything. Some would find this quaint, we on the other hand felt it lacked the vestiges of modernness. We suffered with the lack of elevator and two heavy suitcases. For location, this hotel is very well placed,... More 

Thank Grembo
Brisbane, Australia
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107 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Had a 'petite' room and found it big enough for a solo traveller. Includes a small desk and a small TV but would have liked a kettle in the room. Basic furnishings but comfortable and great value for money. Historic building with some nice public spaces to sit and relax outside of the room, but some creaking and other noises... More 

Thank Steve T
San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Just a couple of blocks from the downtown and ferry terminal, feels like a residential area. Small but charmingly decorated room, large bathroom. Felt more like a bed and breakfast. Coffee and tea in the lobby. We got 15% off in the restaurant with an amazing breakfast.

Thank Dansker58

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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: RM317 - RM497 (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 & Cottage Hotel Victoria
James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites And Cottage
The James Bay Hotel
James Bay Hotel
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#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.”
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 of 5 bubbles guest3773, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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