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James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   270 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L2, Canada
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Ranked #30 of 57 hotels in Victoria
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In a pleasant neighborhood just a walkable few blocks south of the inner harbor and a block west of the Beacon Hill city park, the James Bay Inn worked out well for us. Booked through Expedia and had a reasonably priced, clean, large, enjoyable room on 3rd floor (but note: no elevator and no A/C but wasn’t a problem for... More

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

booked JBI through Clipper Vacations as a package with round trip fare from Seattle. The room given was small and the last room on 3rd floor. Room decor and equipments were spartan and cheapish. Hotel feels old but with a nice sort of charm, though no elevator so carrying a heavy suitcase up to the 3rd floor is painful. It... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When first coming to the hotel we were concerned that it would be too far from where 'it' is at, but we found that the location was perfect: in a quiet neighborhood near the park but also a quick stroll from the downtown destinations. We were lucky to stay in a suite the newly renovated Annex. It was as spacious... More

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to stay at this hotel after reading some good reviews. But my experience was completely opposite. Any hotel provides a very minimum basic standard. This hotel even doesn't provide that. All the furniture including the bed, chair, table and drawers outlived their lives and should have been scrapped long back. They were chipped off, bore deep scratches, stains... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the James Bay Inn for 3 nights. We loved the location, ever so slightly off the beaten path in a quiet residential neighborhood. It's an easy walk a few blocks to the main shopping / entertainment area of Victoria. While the room was very basic, it was clean and comfy. The floor sloped, which was a bit... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved my stay at the JAMES BAY INN. The hotel is furnished in a European style that I was hoping for. Check-in was quick and pleasant and my room was ready. THE room was clean and had enough space to walk around. The hotel doesn't have elevators, so you will need to carry your luggage up the stairs to... More

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London, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at the James Bay Inn Hotel and Suites numerous times in my 15 yrs living in BC. I believe I have stayed in 90% of the rooms. The ownership, management and the long time staff make you feel like you belong. The care and attention that is given to a guest is 1st class. An old building... More

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Delta, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Inn dates back to the late 1800's and has no elevator. However the staff were most helpful in carrying our luggage up the two flights a stairs to our suite on the top floor. As we were both disabled with bad backs, this was not suitable to our limitations. Cafe on the ground floor was quite well run and... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had a "petit" room which was perfect for a solo traveler. Employees at the desk were great. Came in late one night really craving a cup of hot tea, the man at the desk got a cup for me. I think that was outside his actual duties, but it was greatly appreciated.

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Southsea
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9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Older hotel with many character features in the quiet area of Victoria behind the Legislative Buildings. Offers good value and friendly staff and a restaurant and a bar downstairs. The restaurant provides hearty breakfasts at very reasonable prices. I will definitely return again and would recommend this hotel to those who like a comfortable stay, a comfortable price without resorting... More

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Address: 270 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L2, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage 2*
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James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites And Cottage
The James Bay Hotel
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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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 
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