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Helm's Inn

#14 of 58 Hotels in Victoria
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600 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2P8, Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fairfield, Ohio, United States
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a nice hotel centrally located in Victoria. It is walking distance from the harbor and BeaconHill Park. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room was a king suite with a Murphy bed. It had large refrigerator and stove with dishes. The room was large and comfortable ( nice sitting chairs). The WiFi was not very... More 

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Fort St. John, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here while visiting the city.Older hotel,but rooms are redone .Very close to all the tourist areas.Beds are good and has a kitchen if needed.There is no elevator but that is ok.All n All i thought this place was very good for the price.Will for sure stay here again.

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Invermere, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Helms Inn twice this summer while on visits to Victoria. It's obviously a good enough property to a entice us to stay twice in a couple of months! As others have said, the walking distance proximity to the downtown core, inner harbour and Beacon Hill Park are huge pluses for the Helms Inn. The reasonable rack rate... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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51 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked here on the advice of a friend, and I hesitate with the "Average" rating. Depending on what you are looking for, it may well be a 4 or 5 star experience. We had our two teenagers with us and had booked a one bedroom suite, hoping for some privacy. What we found was a lovely king bed in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is in an ideal location for the BC museum, parks, shopping and the ocean. Helm's Inn is a really pleasant place. When we arrived I had my fingers crossed that I hadn't booked a duff one when I saw the exterior, I hadn't. The room was nice and the beds were really comfortable (much more so than the Hyatt... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this hotel, perfect location for walking everywhere, and a short walk up the hill from the Pacific Coach Terminus and Budget car rentals if you do need a car. There was lots of space in the apartment (room 202) although our bedroom had a very noisy a/c unit but i'm sure its fixable. You also need to carry... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 3 nights here, the location was perfect for Fisherman's Wharf, and downtown Victoria. The room was very spacious, and the staff could not have been more helpful. Only a short walk to the legislature building, and Coast. The laundry was useful as we had been on the road for two weeks. A nice touch was coffee and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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73 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an independent hotel. It is directly across from Beacon Hill Park and the absolutely best place to walk to multiple attractions in Victoria. Add to that a staff that is extremely helpful and friendly and rooms that are comfortable and clean. The price is right as well so what more could you want. One caveat is that there... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location to downtown area of Victoria was great. A short walk 5 to 10 min round the back of the museum was all it took to get to the marina. This was perfect for us as we were attending a dragon boat festival there. Rooms were a nice standard, we were frustrated that we got 2 double beds, although... More 

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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spacious rooms, friendly staff and a not to be beat location. We stayed for a stopover and were very satisfied. It's a bit noisy though and not new, but great value for the price. Right at Inner harbor area.

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