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“location good but standard rooms are tacky motel style” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites

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Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites
9775 First Street, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3E1, Canada   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Sidney
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“location good but standard rooms are tacky motel style”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2005

Stayed one night in a standard "ocean view" room and glad we didn't stay longer. Felt like I was staying at a highway motel. The view consisted of a patio looking out into a parking lot with the ocean in the distance. The pictures as advertised were of the deluxe rooms which were, unfortunately, all booked. The walls were so thin we could hear conversations in the next room and the people upstairs sounded like they were going to come through the ceiling. The beds were soft and uncomfortable and the linens were very average. We were delivered "breakfast" outside of our door at 7am....2 muffins, 2 dodgy looking apples, 2 bananas, and 2 juice boxes.
We paid only $80 for the room which seems a bit much for the awful experience. Don't bother staying here.
Last year we stayed at the Shoal Harbour Inn which was far nicer.

Stayed April 2005
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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2004

The updated renovations are wonderful. My wife and I stayed in the suite for two nights. One of the best. We love the town of Sidney and surrounding area including Victoria. Well done Waterfront Hotel in Sidney. We cannot wait to get back.
Jack and Dovie Sorensen,Crosby,Texas

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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
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
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Sidney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 36
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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