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“Best Stay Always” 5 of 5 stars
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Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites
9775 First Street, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3E1, Canada   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Sidney
Port Renfrew, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Stay Always”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My husband & I always stay here when we're in town. The rooms are lovely & comfortable & the staff are all so nice.
Great location with everything within walking distance.

It always feels like coming home to family.

Highly recommended!

Brick & Rosie Betsworth
Choice Charters & The Homestead Cabins
Port Renfrew B.C.

Room Tip: We love the Cannery building. It's private & the rooms have the most fantastic oceans views...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Juan Islands, WA
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We stayed here on our return trip to the San Juan Islands from Tofino. Check-in was pleasant and room was updated and comfortable. Hotel is located right in the shopping district with restaurants close by for easy walking. The ferry landing is also a few blocks away.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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British Columbia
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22 hotel reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We've stayed here before and are always satisfied with the friendly staff, clean rooms and wonderful location. Sidney is a wonderful choice for a trip to 'greater Victoria'. It's a quick trip down the Pat Bay Highway to anywhere in Victoria but there's plenty of reasons to explore the town itself. Great bookstores, restaurants, waterfront walkways, interesting thrift stores, coffee shops galore and lots of pet stores. On that note, this hotel is pet friendly and so are the staff. Much appreciated. But pet people stay in a designated part of the hotel so you don't have to be cool with dogs to stay here. Sidney is also a real transportation hub. The Victoria International Airport is just across the highway and the ferry to the mainland (Vancouver) is a short drive away.

I hope this helps you plan your trip - have a great time!

Room Tip: Suite 121 was nice, with kitchenette, balcony, LR with fireplace and large jacuzzi tub
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The staff were very friendly and hotel is at a great location but I had a terrible sleep as there was a lot of noise from other rooms (toilets flushing, showers, footsteps etc.), hallway and our own room. Our bathroom door made the most awful squeaking noise when opening and closing so we had to leave the door open to use the washroom at night. The decor is dated but everything was very clean. I understand they are doing renovations so we will likely try this hotel again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SidneyHotel, Manager at Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Dear valued Guest, Thank-You for taking the time to write a review, We are sorry the hotel guests in the other rooms were noisy. Thank you for your comments re bathroom doors; We have advised our maintenance man and they have all been oiled. Re décor, yes we have ordered all new furniture which should arrive in January 2014. Yours in hospitality, Denis Paquette GM.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The management here is Awesome, very helpful. We just had two nights here over the long weekend. The first night they put us in a room on the first floor at the end. The fridge was noisy so I unplugged it to find in the middle of the night that it had a freezer in it and it dripped all over the floor. Just as I was trying to get back to sleep the person in the room above us at 4 a.m decides to get up and have a shower, an hour later they finished what they were doing and I finally got back to sleep. Do not take the room at the end of the hall on your left!!! The management was very good and put us in a room upstairs in the middle overlooking the water. It was much better. I still unplugged the fridge but this time put a towel inside. Had a great nights sleep. You do get free breakfast and the rooms are very clean. We have stayed before and had no problems at all. As I said the staff is very friendly and very nice, the price was very good too.

Room Tip: Pay a bit more ( which I think we will do next time, because they are so nice here) There are suites...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SidneyHotel, Manager at Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Dear valued Guest, Thank-you for letting us know about the fridge noise in your room . We are pleased we were able to accommodate you with an upgraded room that suited you better. We look forward to your next stay.
Yours in hospitality, Denis Paquette GM.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Very enjoyable stay - we loved the ocean view, and the breakfast room made this hotel an incredible deal. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was spotless, and the beds were comfortable. We will be back!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SidneyHotel, Manager at Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Dear valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, our staff work hard to help our guests feel comfortable and at home with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay as well as the complimentary breakfast. Yours in hospitality, Denis Paquette GM.
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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Excellent hotel. This is a waterfront hotel , looking out onto the ocean. It is very clean and the beds are very comfortable. It was a 5 min drive from the airport which was really nice as we had traveled for awhile. The front desk was very friendly and helpful as well. Cant wait to come back!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SidneyHotel, Manager at Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear valued Guest, Thank-you for taking the time to write such a favorable review. We are fortunate to be located on the waterfront with amazing views of the ocean, Mount Baker and the Gulf Islands. Our staff, who read the reviews, will definitely appreciate your comments, we look forward to your next stay with us. Yours in hospitality, Denis Paquette GM.
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Address: 9775 First Street, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3E1, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Sidney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Sidney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites is conveniently located on the waterfront, the only Hotel on South Vancouver Island with a beach. Just 20 minutes from Victoria and five minutes from Victoria International Airport, BC Ferries & the IOS. From your balcony, only feet from the ocean, take in Sidney by the Sea's breathtaking waterfront & views of the Gulf Islands. Relax in front of your fireplace in a cozy wicker chair or soak in a large jetted tub. Enjoy our recently updated rooms and suites, high speed internet, free N.American long distance 24/7, 45 HD TV Channels and free parking. Enjoy Boutique shopping on-site in The Cannery & discover waterfront dining in our Beacon Landing Restaurant and Lounge. The most Affordable rates on the Waterfront in Sidney-by-the-Sea. ... more   less 
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