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Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Motor Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2306 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1X2, Canada   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Sidney
Nova Scotia, CANADA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Very nice hotel.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for three nights and had a lovely size room and very quiet. The first morning we left our room (Sun Nov 11) to go to the Remembrance Day Service with our son and daughter-in-law, the room maid even washed up our dirty dishes. We were pleasantly surprised to see this, so did tip her. It is a very nice town, quiet and easy walking to lots of shopping and cafes. We enjoyed a couple of cafes, and of course, Rogers Chocolates. Would stay here again. The kitchenette had a full range with an oven so for long stays this would be ideal. It was very close on our last morning Nov 13th, to get to the ferry to Vancouver.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Scott H, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Motor Inn, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for your comments about the Best Western PLUS Emerald Isle and the town of Sidney, British Columbia. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Ontario's Highlands, Canada
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Great spot for connections in a sweet little town. Room was basic& clean, hot tub & sauna were good and staff were helpful for the most part. Be sure to ask for the new wing - Kilarney I think. Minutes from the airport or ferry and quite close to Buchart Gardens. Smitty's was handy & coupon for breakfast discount was a nice touch. No newspaper though and the weather post on the front desk was 3 days old...

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Scott H, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Motor Inn, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to pass on your comments about your stay. We are delighted you enjoyed your time here. Please accept my apologies for missing you with the newspaper and for overlooking the weather notice at the desk. Purely for humour, the weather didnt change for the 3 days, so we saved on paper.... Thank you for pointing out these oversights.
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Kamloops, Bc
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130 reviews 130 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Spent one night before taking the ferry. Great sleep and the Breakfast in Smitty's was excellent in the morning.

Easy access to the highway and quick down to the ferry. I am sure it would be the same for a plane trip!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Metro Vancouver
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Having stayed in Victoria many times, we decided we would stay in Sidney this time and take advantage of the many family-friendly activities in the Saanich Peninsula area. This hotel is the perfect exploration base! We had a room in the Killarney Wing and as we were right by the elevator, the stairs, laundry room, and the fitness centre, I had expected lots of noise, but we had terrific sleeps all three nights we were there.

We were in a room with two queen beds. There was also a large table with two comfy chairs, ample drawer space and closet space. The room was a good size given we have two 8-year olds. The bathroom consisted of a toilet and tub, but two sinks were outside the door. This allowed us to get ready in minimal time.

The hotel is in a great location with easy access to the highway, if you're heading to the Saanich Fair (Labour Day Weekend) or the mini golf at Mattick's Farm, and across the street from Safeway and Shoppers Drug Mart. It took us about 10 minutes to walk down Beacon Avenue, the main street in Sidney, to the waterfront. There's lots of restaurants and shops along the way, including a Starbucks. If you geocache, you might want to check out Statues in Sidney before starting your walk to the waterfront. We also took the opportunity to catch the ferry to beautiful Sidney Spit (summer only) which is also at the waterfront.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Scott H, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Motor Inn, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Thank you for the feedback from your recent stay at the Hotel. It sounds like you took advantage of all the community of Sidney has to offer - and more! We look forward to welcoming you and your family back! Buddies Toys is just up the street from the hotel for those requests that you don't get into Santa's workshop on time!
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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We stayed just one night at the Emerald Isle, and chose this hotel based on proximity to the airport for our 6:45am flight the next morning. Our king room was large but fairly basic. The decor was somewhat dated but I think it was possibly the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in! I mean sparkling! That alone can forgive a lot of sins in my book, not that there were any to speak of. The front desk clerk was also super friendly and helpful, setting a great impression right away. I mentioned to her we were leaving super early for a flight and asked if there would be coffee available in the lobby. She left a note for the night clerk asking to have it ready in time for us (earlier than usual) and it was there as planned! My only quibble was that the bathroom lighting was inadequate. I can imagine older folks like my parents finding that very difficult, and I suspect this hotel considers seniors to be a key customer base. I can't compare this hotel to any others in Sidney, but I think it is worthy of recommendation based on my impressions.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Scott H, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Motor Inn, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Thank you for the great comments about our Hotel and staff. Our housekeeping team works very hard and is very proud of what they do - and it shows! Upgrades to the rooms will continue again throughout this coming winter season!
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Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Pleasant hotel to stay in, fast and easy check-in and check-out, lots of parking close by and easy walking distance to grocery, shops, and the shore. Hotel rooms were fair sized, clean, and quiet, with lots of flowers/roses on the property. Didn't use the work out area but when walking by it was usually empty.
I was only there for 3 nights (business) but walked everywhere, and as mentioned you get a coupon for 20% off breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Scott H, Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Motor Inn, responded to this review, August 12, 2012
I am thrilled to see you enjoyed your stay with us and the delights of our Seaside Town!
Thank you for your comments and for noticing our gardens and grounds. We look forward to welcoming you back .
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for a weekend. Checkin was quick, rooms clean, jacuzzi/fitness room we used was a nice way to unwind, staff were helpful and very willing to help in any way, breakfest at restaurant next door with added 20% off for hotel guests (just mention your last name/room number), very close walking distance to seawall and many restaurants, very close (10min) to ferry which is what we liked, felt very safe. I would stay they again when we make a trip to the island. Wonderful hotel!!!!!!!! Only downside is the cost for the ferry to/from is way to steap. I wish the hotel would have a package like a few other hotels.... ie: 2 night package including ferry at least one-way...... just a thought. Thank you Bestwestern for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 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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mngr, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Motor Inn, responded to this review, June 18, 2012
Thank you for the great comments about our hotel! I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and our community. Keep in touch about specials on BC Ferries and here at the Best Western PLUS Emerald Isle.
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Address: 2306 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1X2, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Sidney
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Sidney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Motor Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Best Western PLUS Emerald Isle in Sidney-by-the-Sea. Our location is perfect for an early or late flight as we are only a five minute drive from the Victoria Internation Airport. The BC Ferry Terminal at Swartz Bay, and Washington State Ferry to Anacortes WA are both five minutes drive as well. We are the closest Best Western to Butchart Gardens, Butterfly World, Church and State Winery, and the SHAW Ocean Discovery Centre is 7 blocks away! Experience Sidney-by-the-Sea also known as BookTown with over 9 book stores. Everything is at your doorstep of our clean and quiet Hotel. Come and see us soon! ... more   less 
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