If you aren't hung up on luxury, and you are flexible, then this might work for you. The hotel is VERY quirky, with creaking stairs and floors, no elevator, smallish rooms and huge bathrooms, unreliable hot water in the shower, but even so, it is a nice place to stay for the price!
On the no elevator/big suitcase question, we just took what we needed out of the suitcases in the trunk of the car and put it in a smaller bag. The bar and restaurant downstairs are cozy and fun, the bar has a clear neighbourhood clientele, especially on darts night--but watch out these guys are serious!
Our first night we had a bed with a soft mattress, and they agreed to shift us to another room. Also, that room was over the central courtyard and with the window open got a lot of smell from the restaurant exhaust.
It has a good location, very quiet, and walkable to the James Bay neighbourhood cafes and restaurants. If you want something laid back, inexpensive and welcoming, you couldn't do better in Victoria.
- 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
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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