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Review of James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage

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James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage
Ranked #23 of 52 Hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 reviews
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“Lovely”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay here. My husband and I stayed for 3weeks while we tried to find somewhere to live in victoria. The staff were beyond helpful and friendly and we were upgraded to a larger room which was lovely. It was clean and the free parking and wifi were great.
The pub was excellent. I would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kirkland, Washington
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

This hotel is old, smelly, and really awful. Do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else! There are no individual temperature controls in the rooms, no hair dryers, coffee makers or any of the amenities one is accustomed to. Location, free Wi-Fi and free parking are the only things this place has going for it. No elevators, and lots of stairs even to get to the lobby. Very, very disappointed!!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed 1 night in Victoria, the location is 5 minutes walking distance from the center of Victoria.
The Pub and Restaurant was excellent!
The building was very old though.
We booked for a std double room but they upgraded it for a king size bedroom for free :)

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

This is a neat spot. I was in 328 which was a single queen room. It was a little dark but bed was comfy and the room was nice. Hotel service was nice and there is a pub And resto! You get a 15% off coupon for the resto when you check in. There is a balcony out front of the second floor, good for jamming some tunes on the guit-fiddle! Close walk to downtown and did I mention good price! $68 after tax. Will stay here again!

Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here because it was inexpensive, and we wanted a quick trip away. It has character, being an old English style building, but it is definitely an Inn. The walls are paper thin, huge gaps under the thin doors. We could here the neighbours snoring........ If you need a cheap stay in Victoria, it'll work, but if you want a relaxing stay , go for a hotel.

Stayed March 2014
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Victoria
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

I wanted to go for a little weekend getaway with my girlfriend to Victoria. We searched and searched for the best deal and James Bay inn was it. I was not expecting a lot from the two star rating. We had an awesome weekend. Their rooms were very clean, the hotel was quiet and the staff helped in every question we had. Only a 5-10min walk into downtown I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage

Property: James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage
Address: 270 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L2, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Victoria
#25 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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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