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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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Leicester
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good location with a nice and affordable restaurant next door and if staying at the hotel you receive a discount voucher. The room was basic but very clean. I would have preferred tea and coffee making facilities in the room. There is complementary tea and coffee in the lobby until 10/11am. Jovan I'm not sure if that's how you spell... More 

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Nelson, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After spending an hour+ viewing this hotel, guest reviews and room tips we decided James Bay Inn was the perfect choice and wishing for a 3rd floor room facing the Parliament Buildings. When calling to make a reservation were told they could only guarantee the type of room (e.g. Classic Queen, King, etc.) but not the location. You get whatever... More 

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Courtenay, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is a step back in time. It's an Edwardian masterpiece. Stately, attractive, old. It's like some of the classic hotels in London. Located in a nice residential area, it's away from the hustle of the city. It's really close, though, only a 5 minute walk to the museum, parliament buildings and the Inner Harbor. The rooms have charm.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We always love coming out to Victoria! There are cheaper places to stay but I love the proximity to everything when staying at the JBI. The staff has always been friendly and accommodating. I especially enjoyed the duel shower heads in the bathroom of our suite!

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came from up-island for a "date" and decided to go to Victoria. We booked online and chose this place because it was close to downtown, walking distance. and withing our budget. The staff was friendly and the hotel was just right. Don't expect fancy modern looking place, the building was built in 1904 and looks it, but it's clean,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was 4 of us and we stayed 2 nights. The room was large and comfortable. The beds were excellent. Had a really good sleep. Nice firm mattress. The bathroom was clean and in good condition. I loved the lobby with the beautiful antique sofa's and chairs. Beautifully decorated. The older gentleman at the desk was very friendly and had... More 

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Black Creek, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is an old building, nicely maintained. The regular rooms are small, but clean and quiet. There are no hairdryers provided so you will want to take your own. If you are challenged by stairs then give it a pass, as the front steps up into the lobby are long and steep, and inside there are no elevators. All fine... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Enjoyed JBI very much. Tons of character and charm. Room was simple and CLEAN!! I love the old building and creaking floors. Restaurant is great and pub has nice vib. I do recommend the James Bay Inn.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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