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“Very Comfortable place to stay awhile.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel

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Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Sidney
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Kamloops, Canada
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697 reviews
126 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
“Very Comfortable place to stay awhile.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

this is not a new hotel, but completely re-done. crispy sheets. nice , soft towels, face cloths, the smell of new carpet. my room had a small kitchen, so you could stay for quite awhile and not have to eat out at all. although, there are tons of places to eat, within a few blocks.
good bed. good pillows. nice & quiet. free Wi-Fi is always nice too.
spotlessly clean. good service at the desk.

Room Tip: never get too close to the ice machine or the elevator......just saying.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rocketman000
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Scott H, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you for your comments! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Best Western PLUS Emerald Isle and your time in Sidney! We look forward to welcoming you back.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Oliver, British Columbia
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161 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

I entered a very clean, spacious and quiet room. Perfect for my 3 night getaway.
There was a large counter area on one side enclosing a stainless steel bar size sink. A microwave, coffee maker and small refrigerator made for a kitchenette.
The bedside radio had an IPOD feature. Beside the large flat screen TV was a wrapped, fresh remote control device.This Best Western is located in the heart of downtown Sidney and it is an easy walk to all amenities.
It was a treat to receive the morning paper at the door and sip on a good cup of coffee (they provide Seattles Own.)
The desk clerks and housekeeping staff were all friendly and informative.
Would I stay here again? You betcha!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gail P
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Scott H, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Thank you for your comments, we are thrilled you enjoyed our hotel and Sidney-by-the-Sea! We will have a "mock up" room prepared for the upcoming upgrades to the hotel to share with you next time we welcome you back.
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Kootenay Rockies, Canada
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242 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

We stayed 3 nights at this Best Western location in Sidney "by the sea". Very nice property with friendly front desk staff. Guest computer and coffee are provided in the lobby. Excellent wifi throughout the hotel. Very clean and comfortable rooms. Since there were no pet-friendly rooms available, the manager went out of her way to accommodate us on the second floor. Room with a full kitchen. Clean bathroom with all the basic amenities. Bed had a good mattress. Breakfast discount vouchers for Smitty's restaurant are provided (25% off). Within easy walking distance to the water front and grocery stores are across the street from the hotel. The Victoria airport is nearby, so it was a bit noisy because we had the window open. No problem if you keep it closed. Actually very nice to see airplanes coming in for landing.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank garden-witch
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Scott H, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you for your comments! I am delighted we made such a positive impression on you. Sidney is a great sea side town, close to everything. We look forward to welcoming your back.
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British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great location for a visit to lovely Sidney, BC - a seaside Booktown - and also very close to the Victoria airport. I did have a heater? cycling on and off all night. That wasn't pleasant. Nice room, though Internet access was spotty. And staff forgot to ask me about Air Miles. But room and public areas all very clean, tidy and nice looking.

Room Tip: This is a pet friendly place so ask if that's important. And some rooms have kitchens.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank eicuthbertson
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Scott H, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay. Please contact me directly so I can ensure your Air Miles account has been credited. Best Regards.
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St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

We had some difficulty with an injury and the front desk staff as well as housekeeping were incredibly supportive. We were provided with medical aides for ease and the staff assured us that they were happy to help in any other way. It made a very stressful time that much less stressful.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 120Bonnie
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Scott H, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Thank you for your comments, particularly your recognition of our great team here at the Best Western PLUS Emerald Isle.
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Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank mashark
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Scott H, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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3 Thank Lauri R
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Scott H, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel, 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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Property: Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel
Address: 2306 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1X2, Canada (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Emerald Isle Motor Inn)
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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 #2 of 5 Hotels in Sidney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel in Sidney-by-the-Sea. PLEASE refer to the Management Photos as these are our new Hotel photos, we have renovated. Our location is perfect for an early or late flight as we are only a five minute drive from the Victoria International 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 Center is 7 blocks away! Experience Sidney-by-the-Sea also known as Book Town with over 9 book stores. Everything is at your doorstep of our clean and quiet Hotel. Enjoy a beautiful walk along the Ocean front and watch the seals and otters play, Be sure to check out the Manager Photos not the prior Traveler or Expert photos as those are very old, We are Newly renovated, large comfortable rooms, free parking, free internet, options of Kitchen Suites, or Family suites or a large standard King or Queen Bedded room. Come and see us soon! ... more   less 
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