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Helm's Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   600 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2P8, Canada (James Bay)
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Ranked #10 of 57 hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a month mid January to mid February for the tenth year in a row. The hotel is our home from home to miss part of the winter. Many guests are the same each year and the staff are long term people. The inn is so conveniently located just inks minute from Beacon Hill park, five ministers from the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 5 nights in early April and we were thoroughly impressed on all accounts. Our room was very spacious and well fitted out. Helms is located right next to the Museum and Beacon Hill Park, and is only a short (scenic!) walk downtown. There is a very good supermarket about a 10 minute walk the other direction. The staff... More

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Parksville, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Stayed here with a buddy while in town for an event. This is the best value for Victoria hands down. The location is within walking distance of anything downtown, the staff super friendly and the rooms are very nice and quite big. There is a continental breakfast inc. but I didn't have the chance to partake. There was a dinette/tv... More

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Calgary, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I stayed here for a couple of nights with a dear friend and several family members who were in town for a celebration of life for the recent passing of a family member. The front office staff were sensitive, kind, flexible and in general very accommodating. As a group we had several rooms so I was able to see many... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This hotel is close to town, bus stops close by and a park across the street. The room was quite large. It was nice to have a kitchen unit especially so, since I have celiac disease and need to be careful about eating. And all for an economical price.

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Vancouver, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
71 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The Helm's Inn is an older idiosyncratic place that hits that sweet spot where economical price, big clean room, and perfect location meet. This hotel is a connected string of 3 buildings, all of which appear to have been originally built as walk-up apartments. Retrofitted as a hotel, these walk-up buildings have rooms in a variety of unusual shapes and... More

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Surrey, BC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I have stayed here over the years; overall a very good and charming hotel. Cozy rooms with re-modelled kitchen units and I appreciate the hardwood and tile floors which keeps things cleaner. Beds were very comfortable. Room temperature was perfect. Bathrooms could use a few hooks. Front office dealt quickly and efficiently with some concerns I had. Housekeeping could be... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

First, the not so excellent ; A little bit noisy. Douglas Street outside our window say pretty quiet, outside of rush hour. If you don't mind wearing ear plugs to sleep-in... And the (infrequent but apparent) noise through the hallway door if someone was out there... A little shy on the cleanliness. If you look real closely (like my wife... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

This is a quaint little place that has been completely refurbished and is in excellent condition. The rooms are more like little apartments than motel rooms. Each has its own kitchen, dining area and bedroom----Perfect for longer stays when you want to save money on restaurant meals. Location is within 3 blocks of the Empress and harbor attractions. About one... More

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Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Excellent hotel, lovely room with Kitchenette. Walking distance to Parliament Buildings, Empress Hotel, Inner Harbour, BC Museum (IMAX Theatre), and downtown restaurants and great shopping. Hotel staff attentive and friendly.

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Also Known As:
Helm`s Hotel
Helm`s Hotel Victoria
Helms Hotel Victoria
Helms Inn
Address: 600 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2P8, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > James Bay
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Victoria
#13 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Helm's Inn 2*
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