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James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding location equal distance to downtown shopping / Government Street attractions, and the Dallas Rd. beaches/ waterfront and Beacon Hill park. Also less than 2 blocks away from the Emily Carr house. The inn is an interesting historic building, with an antique-y feel. Slanted floors (I did not mind them - they add character imo!) and old- fashioned coil heaters,... More 

Thank VncrCanada
Vancouver, BC
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for one night last year at Christmas. The lodge was very cozy and full of character and I loved it. The main lobby could use some redecorating, I remember it felt a bit tired.The *free* breakfast was served in the main lobby, it wasn't anything fancy but it was wonderful to have a selection... More 

Thank pallonia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great room on the second floor in the corner of the hotel with a bay window. It was large and comfortable. The hotel is filled with antiques and old photos. It even has it's own resident ghost!! The restaurant has amazing food. Breakfast there will keep you going for the entire day! The chef's evening three course... More 

Thank Jim M
Vancouver, Canada
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225 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

It seems like Victoria has a year-round high season, so finding a room at a reasonable price can be very challenging. I looked at a number of discount web sites but none offered a good deal within easy walking distance of the Inner Harbour and the downtown area. So I went back to the James Bay Inn website and found... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016

This hotel, located a few blocks from the waterfront, is a good base for a walking tour of Victoria. We stayed one night in a "connected room". We had a queen bed in one room connected through the bathroom to a double bedroom. Mattress was very comfortable in the Queen room. Not fancy, bathroom fittings from the 70's/80's, otherwise a... More 

Thank Notnab
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40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2016

I started this in April. I stayed here for the third time in March/April, It was not a holiday this time but a funeral. Steve and Nerysa were amazing as usual and did everything to make our stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Thank you you both and all of the team at the James Bay. I stayed here... More 

Thank Mike C
Vail, Colorado
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Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Had only a night but really enjoyed this little boutique hotel. Nothing fancy but everything you need including the bar-restaurant on site! Don't like the chain hotels much so this was perfect. We walked to several places near by. Bed/mattress was okay. Parking onsite! Enjoyed football on the TV in the bar too!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed September 29, 2016

First impressions, the room seemed a little bare, no coffee making facility or kettle and no information in the room, which is a shame cos I like that. Very comfortable bed, free coffee available down in reception during the morning, which I nipped down and took back to bed. Excellent position for sightseeing only 5-10 min walk to the harbour... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2016

We stayed here for two nights recently - we were allocated a room in an adjacent annex of the hotel - not the main building. We had a lovely suite - bedroom, plus separate sitting room with a full kitchen. Really enjoyed our stay - there was free coffee in the lobby all day, staff were extremely friendly and there... More 

Thank GeraldineM53
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Cottage was a better deal then two rooms and I am happy we made the choice. It has been loving updated with some of the vintage details left intact. One TV in the living room with 3 couches/love seats, dining room with seating for 6, FULL kitchen with coffee pot & electric teapot. Just provide the food. 2 bedrooms with... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the Historic district facing lush Beacon Hill Park, a green walk to the ocean and steps to the picturesque Inner Harbour and downtown's shopping and entertainment. Cozy, simple and affordable accommodation is provided in this three story Edwardian architecture with Heritage House and Cottage. Some day-dreaming cases have been reported on sunny balconies with birds tweeting and frequent horse-drawn carriages trotting by. Art-deco Café-restaurant and friendly pub.Free parking. Free Wi-Fi. Free Spirit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage

Address: 270 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L2, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range: $71 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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Also Known As:
James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage Hotel Victoria
James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites And Cottage
The James Bay Hotel
James Bay Hotel
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#4 Best Value Hotel in Victoria
#25 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
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“Try to book the annex in advance”
 of 5 bubbles GeraldineM53, Sep 28, 2016 | Read review
“No elevator so, choose accordingly.”
 of 5 bubbles 306davidi, Sep 24, 2016 | Read review
“No elevators, three story hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles CliveMacgregor, Sep 17, 2016 | Read review
“A few blocks off the beaten path....great bargain. Friendly and fun atmosphere.”
 of 5 bubbles angelanD6734WF, Sep 13, 2016 | Read review
“I read each room at the hotel itself is an outside room. We enjoyed staying at the Heritage House next door, owned by the Hotel.”
  • Our bedroom at the Heritage House
 of 5 bubbles guest3773, Aug 24, 2016 | Read review
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