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“Perfect All Around”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Embassy Inn

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Embassy Inn
Ranked #12 of 52 Hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Perfect All Around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Why stay here?
Perfect location, everything downtown in walking distance.
The friendliest most accommodating staff ever.
Free hot breakfast.
Peaceful atmosphere.
Comfy beds and crisp linens.
You like clean? You will find it here.
Best value anywhere downtown .

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank CanadaDelia
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John J, General Manager at Embassy Inn, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review of your recent stay with us. Yes, our location is ideal as we are close to everything Victoria has to offer. I will be sure to pass on your kind comments to our great staff. We look forward to a future visit.
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Waxahachie, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

Beds and sheet and pillows were SO comfortable. People
We're very helpful, cheerful and nice. Restaurant was great! French onion soup was seriously the best I've ever had. Breakfast was excellent. Caesar salad was delicious. Very well located. Great price.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Thank Ss1959
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John J, General Manager at Embassy Inn, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you for the recent review of our hotel. It sounds like you were very pleased with the food provided in our dining room. I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments to our chef. And I am happy to hear you found the bed and bedding comfortable. After all, we do sell sleep! We look forward to serving you again in the future.
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stayed here for two nights in September. The hotel is very well located close to the Fairmont Empress and the parliament buildings. The inner harbour is a short stroll away. The room was basic but clean and spacious with a little kitchen area. The restaurant was very busy during the breakfast service. We had to wait for a table each morning and the service was a little slow, but the buffet breakfast was ample and the staff were extremely friendly.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank LAB31
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John J, General Manager at Embassy Inn, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you for the recent review. Yes, our location is close to all Victoria has to offer. We have made recent improvements to our service in the dining room. We look forward to a return visit.
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

This hotel is located next to parliament buildings in Victoria, so is an excellent location if you are on foot. The hotel isn't fancy, but is excellent value for money. The rooms are large, clean and come with a kitchen. I stayed there overnight with my wife and two teenage daughters and the room was comfortably big enough for the 4 of us. The TV is old, but the beds are comfortable, and breakfast which is reasonable is included. If you are looking for convenience rather than luxury this is a good choice.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Andrew255103
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John J, General Manager at Embassy Inn, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you for the review of you recent stay. I am glad you found our location excellent. Please note that we are continually making improvements to our rooms. Recent changes include new beds and bedding. Coming soon are new drapes, new artwork, etc. We just added in room safes and fridges in all rooms. Please stay tuned for more great changes. We look forward to your return visit.
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Perth, Australia
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120 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

Very pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Located about a block from the waterfront and just near the Parliament building. Easy walking distance to everything. We had booked a room with two queen beds for my son and myself. Hotel is in beautiful condition - I actually asked if it had been recently refurbished and was told 'no', although new beds and linen were installed earlier this year. Spotlessly clean, best shower, fridge in room and a wonderful cooked breakfast. We've stayed in 9 hotels in Canada in the last 12 days and this was by far the best for comfort, cleanliness, shower and breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank TwoGoodFriends
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John J, General Manager at Embassy Inn, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thank you for the recent review of your stay with us. I am happy you were pleased with our location. We are close to just about everything Victoria has to offer. I am pleased as well that you found your room clean, comfortable and functional. And yes, we do provide a free hot breakfast to all guests. We hope to be able to accommodate you again on a future trip to Victoria.
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

We travelled to Victory for sight seeing and we stayed in the hotel for one day. The location is great. It's not water front but almost. The room is plain but I won't complain since it serves the purpose and the price is reasonable comparing with others. The front desk is friendly and helpful. We lost our voucher for the breakfast and they re-issued one for us very quickly. The included breakfast isn't bad at all. There are 2 choices, buffet or order your own. I couldn't order my own because they're very busy to serve a large group at that time.

In short, I recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank frog2011
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John J, General Manager at Embassy Inn, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Thank you for the review of your recent stay in Sunny Victoria. We are pleased you found the location and price met your expectations and am glad the staff looked after your needs. We look forward to your return trip.
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Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

We stayed here for the Victoria marathon and found it perfect for what we needed. Not only was it right at the start line but they had set up a "runners-table" with water bottles and maps and pace charts and running quotes. I realize most people will be staying here at other times of the year but I just really appreciated the extra touches that were added in. Regardless, it is in a perfect location for anyone wanting to stay downtown.

The beds were quite comfortable and the room was clean and quiet.

Breakfast is included and you can either choose the buffet (hot but basic) or order off the menu.

The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Becky C
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John J, General Manager at Embassy Inn, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope your marathon was a PB, (Personal Best for those non runners out there). We enjoy looking after everyone who stays with us and if we can find something just a little more special such a free, all you can drink water for the runners attending the annual Victoria Marathon, we will do what we can. The additional maps and pace charts were well received. We look forward to your return visit for another road race!
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Additional Information about Embassy Inn

Property: Embassy Inn
Address: 520 Menzies St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2H4, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > James Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Victoria
#21 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Embassy Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Embassy Inn in conveniently located close to all of Victoria's great attractions, dining spots, shopping and theatres. All guests receive a free hot buffet breakfast, free fast wifi and free parking. All rooms are air-conditioned, have balconies, fridges and all the comforts of home. Bring along the family pet as we are a pet friendly hotel. ... more   less 
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