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James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage

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270 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L2, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved the James Bay inn for my solo trip to BC. Super close to everywhere I'd want to go, the staff is great, the rooms are clean and cozy. Not very spacious though, but perfect for one person. Free wifi is a plus and the cable package is extensive! The only downside is that the walls are PAPER thin.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To a history buff like me, the James Bay Inn is rich with the aire of Victorian-era BC; staff is personable, thoughtful & accommodating. I have stayed here annually over the 15 years I have frequented Victoria; and I wouldn't stay anywhere else. Whether in the summer months, or for a winter get-away, the Inn is my perfect stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented the 2 bedroom cottage for 3 nights. It's located right next to the hotel and in a very convenient location within easy walking distance to stores, downtown core of Victoria as well as the inner harbor and right next to the Beacon Hill park and James Bay. It's a very comfortable older cottage with 2 small bedrooms, nice... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location of the hotel was great very close to parliament and Government street. The room was clean and so was the bathroom, however there was a wide gap under the door revealing the light from the corridor. It was so wide that somebody could have peeked through if they wanted to. This needs to be rectified.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We love the JBI. They give you a voucher for 15% off at the Pub downstairs which is decently priced to begin with. The corner rooms are great - lots of light and the bed is a dream. It has character, staff are approachable and great location.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

As part of our Christmas gift, we spent 3 days in Victoria, and stayed 2 nights at the James Bay Inn. Very cozy, comfortable, quiet, and clean Inn. A 8-minute walk to downtown Victoria. The Inn has a restaurant and a bar. At the Reception Desk, one can get coupons for a 15% discount on meals. Good service, and coffee... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I recently spent 2 nights in Victoria, BC as part of a package deal on the Victoria Clipper. The price was $310 for the ferry, hotel and a visit to the Butchart Gardens to see the holiday lights. The ferry ride was pleasant - we left at sunrise on a clear day, so the view from the ferry was awesome,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I chose the James Bay Inn because of its proximity to an event I wanted to attend. I needed to stay overnight. Lovely place to stay. Quiet, yet easy walk to the beautiful Victoria Harbour, Parliament Buildings, Museum, Beacon Hill Park, etc. Because the hotel is very old, I had expected it to be shabby. It was NOT. Its warmly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were upgraded on our arrival to a large "apartment" in the little house next to the main hotel with a fully equipped kitchen, making it possible to prepare meals instead of eating out, a great money-saver. The location is an easy walk to downtown and there's a large supermarket a couple blocks away. The attached restaurant/bar seems a friendly... More 

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