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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 #11 of 57 hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Santa Barbara, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic and welcomed stay after having a horrible experience at a property immediately before our arrival at Helm's Inn. Rooms were immaculate, well appointed, and nicely decorated. The location really couldn't be any better tucked away on a quiet street, but just a short walk to all the Victoria attractions. The staff were very friendly and provided great suggestions of... More

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Coppell, Texas, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We used TripAdvisor to select Helm's Inn for our 3-day stay. There were other more expensive hotels in Victoria but the TA reviews and value-based pricing sold us on this one. The hotel does not have the initial "curb appeal" in hotels that we typically choose but it certainly is a hidden gem in Victoria. Though the hotel is an... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother and I spent one night at Helm's Inn. We found the location very convenient: close to the bus depot where we arrived and departed, and near the Parliament building and harbor. Despite being in the heart of things, our room was not facing the street, and was very quiet and comfortable. In fact, my mother kept remarking how... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An older property that has been maintained, updated and equipped with friendly and helpful staff. Room was great, clean, updated and well furnished with a functional if small kitchenette all for a reasonable price. The property is well located and easy walking distance to the inner harbour which makes a great jumping off point to exploring the downtown core. Parking... More

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Vancouver, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed last year at the Helm's Inn and enjoyed it, but this year managed to book earlier and got an upgraded room on the third floor of the main building (for anyone with mobility issues this could be a problem as they have no elevator). They also like to see repeat customers, so that may have helped out my cause.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Helms Inn is very well located for the Victoria bound travel. Located at the end of the down town core one block off the harbour you can walk to most down town facilities and services. It is also right behind the Royal museum and IMAX centre which is a must visit. The hotel is very clean, well kept and... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
18 reviews 18 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Helm's Inn is a very clean, very nice little hotel with an excellent location, and perfectly met our needs during a 2-night stay in Victoria. It is next door to the Royal BC Museum, and blocks away from the harbor and major sights. We loved that the furnishings were a bit funky - not your typical hotel decor. It... More

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Beloeil, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel composed of 3 different buildings is conveniently located downtown. At first we had problems parking(there was no space left), we had to go inquire inside and seek help. Then we got the room, it was a corner room(206) on the parking side of the museum, the door was very hard to open, as we got in a foul... More

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Belton, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: Excellent location, good budget pricing, small, intimate, nice quiet hotel. Cons (depending on your point of view): No views, no hotel restaurant, meeting rooms or extensive services, no hustle & bustle. Our challenge on this long weekend stay was to accommodate the needs of 7 family members (basically 3 couples) including one member who has mobility issues and all... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at Helm's Inn countless times. If you drive by and don't know this place, you might feel it is outdated. That is where it ends. Checking in, you have friendly service but what I also appreciate is that the rooms are nicely decorated and you don't feel like you are in a standard hotel room. There is... More

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Helm's Inn 2*
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Helm`s Hotel Victoria
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