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“Tired and I'm not talking about me.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Motor Inn

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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 #3 of 5 Hotels in Sidney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Tired and I'm not talking about me.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Hi,

I find this hotel to be convenient when we need to take a early flight. The value is here. Continental breakfast is only OK but it's food and it's out super early. The room has many amenities, and they are clean. Everything is just tired. I know I will stay here many times in the future and that's OK.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 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, January 25, 2013
Mashark,
Please contact me to review your comments. I wish to confim you have rated the correct hotel.
Our breakfasts are prepared fresh and to order in the adjacent Smitty's restaurant. A significant discount is extended to our hotel guests. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I stay here a couple of times a year and have been doing so for many years. I'm always pleased with the rooms and service. The location is ideal for visiting Sidney, within walking distance to everything you want.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Scott H, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Motor Inn, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Thank you for your comments about The Best Western PLUS Emerald Isle, the Town of Sidney and your loyalty. We look forward to your return.
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

My wife, daughter and I recently stayed several times in this hotel. It's location was very attractive as it is literally a 10 minute drive to Victoria International Airport.
This hotel will take dogs, which was a huge bonus (lovely walks in the nearby area) on our first stay.
Clean, quiet, perfectly functional for it's purpose of an over nighter. Encountered several front desk staff, all very friendly.
Location is just about 'downtown' Sidney, with a large groceries store a short walk away.

Traveler's tip: This hotel will allow you to park your vehicle for the duration of your absence (in our case a week) as opposed to the much more expensive option of leaving it at the airport.
Rate quoted was $4.00 per day (Vic airport parking comes in at $15.00 per day if I recall and a cab ride from this hotel to the airport is about $20.00 ; do the math...)

Room Tip: I believe all rooms are non smoking, but needs to be double checked; you may want to stay away from...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, December 21, 2012
Thank you for your comments and your loyalty. Our Stay, Park and Fly rates are very reasonable...and available year round! Pets are always welcome too.
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Even though I was leaving before breakfast was being offered at the adjacent restaurant the clerk made a recommendation for one that was close by.

This hotel is very close to the airport but I did not hear any noise.

Well facilitated room, relatively clean...but who knows these days after the expose on CBC Marketplace.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 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
We appreciate your positvie comments about our hotel, particularly our staff - thank you. We work very hard to maintain high levels of cleanliness, our most recent (November 22nd) Best Western Inspection gave us a perfect score for cleanliness and housekeeping! We look forward to welcoming you back.
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
69 helpful votes 69 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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42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
57 helpful votes 57 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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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 #3 of 5 Hotels in Sidney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 64
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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