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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 #12 of 57 Hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Binghamton, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel had lovely rooms with a well equipped kitchen. The front desk was very helpful with any of our needs or questions. This hotel is very close to the harbor so we could walk there in the evenings.

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Keswick, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel while visiting Victoria. Right across the street from the park. Walking distance to downtown and the wharf, Robert Bateman gallery...It's an older hotel. No elevators, but the room we had was amazing. Lots of space. Kitchenette. King bed and very bright. Loved it. Very homey feel to this hotel. If we were staying longer in... More

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Lacombe, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two of my daughters and I hiked the West Coast Trail this September, and we needed a place close to the bus terminal to catch the bus to Bamfield, the start of our trail. We flew into Victoria so also needed to store our carry on baggage that we did not want to take on the trail. This hotel was... More

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Penticton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an older hotel that has had all the rooms redone, right next to Beacons Hill Park and the inner harbour where all the activities take place. The rooms are fully equipped with a great kitchen with everything you would need to cook a meal. The room which is really a suite, have a great A/C and have two... More

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Westbank, BC
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very nice hotel for a 3-star. Our only complaint is that it was a bit noisy, but since our room faced the street, that is understandable. It came with a fully equipped kitchenette (fridge & stove, dishes & utensils), plus a Murphy bed. We would stay there again when visiting Victoria.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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Edmonton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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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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