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270 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L2 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 21/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#23 of 46 hotels in Victoria
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Located in the Historic district facing lush Beacon Hill Park, a green walk to the ocean and steps to the picturesque Inner Harbour next to the downtown's shopping and entertainment district. Quiet, Cozy and affordable accommodation is provided in this three story Edwardian architecture landmark along with some Studios and Suites in our Heritage House and a 2-bedroom private Cottage. Some day-dreaming cases have been reported on our sunny verandahs where birds are tweeting and frequent horse-drawn carriages are trotting by. Enjoy our Art-deco Café-restaurant and friendly Pub, We offer Free parking and Free reliable Wi-Fi
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Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Restaurant
Vending machine
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
ATM on site
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Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Seating area
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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City view
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Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Brian W wrote a review 4 Jul
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada19 contributions43 helpful votes
From the moment the four of us walked in, "Uncle" Hedy treated us like we were the most important guests he'd had all year. Location and rooms were outstanding, and the food in the pub truly delightful. When I "lost my wallet "on our last day there, Hedy could not do enough to offer sympathy and assistance. We were pretty sure I'd dropped it in one of the stalls in the pub washroom the previous night, and Hedy contact all the staff on duty then, and checked everywhere for the wallet. Two weeks after we left and continued our Island tour, he found the wallet in an obscure place under our bed. He called our home phone many times to no avail, and then emailed us. A happy reunion with Hedy and the wallet was accomplished on our last day on the Island. We HIGHLY recommend this Inn!!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Both rooms overlooked the street and were delightfully quiet.
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TCMSG wrote a review Jun 2022
Orillia, Canada73 contributions3 helpful votes
We have stayed at the James Bay Inn a few times before when visiting family. There is always a great sense of being welcomed. The location to downtown and the inner harbour is perfect for walking and exploring. This time we noticed that renovations have recently been completed ie carpeting, painting and new hand rails going up the stairs. The rooms and the hotel, in general, are very clean with good amenities. The restaurant and separate pub are also very good. We will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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David L wrote a review Jun 2022
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We enjoyed our 3-day stay at The James Bay Inn. The room was spotless and it was a fabulous central location. The on-site restaurants were very convenient. We want to commend the person at the night desk on Tuesday June 21 who was very helpful when we registered. At first we were disappointed about not being able to keep our folding bikes in the room. But he was reassuring about the safety of the bike storage area (we had new bikes and had yet to buy locks, so we were nervous) and he offered several helpful suggestions. We felt he went the extra mile to make sure we felt comfortable about leaving them. It was much appreciated. -- Wendy and David
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Jo S wrote a review Jun 2022
5 contributions1 helpful vote
The location was perfect for anyone who doesn't mind a short walk. Within walking distance of the harbour, Empress Hotel and downtown shops and restaurants. Beacon Hill Park is right across the road and is a beautiful park with gardens and very friendly peacocks! The Inn itself was very clean with friendly staff. Our room was a little odd with a sink next to the bed, but it came in handy. Our king bed was very comfortable and it was quiet so we had a great nights sleep.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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VicCosentino wrote a review Jun 2022
Sacramento, California419 contributions149 helpful votes
Very helpful and accommodating staff. Nice rooms and lots of character. Everything clean and as advertised. We especially appreciated use of storage area as we arrived with a bike and some dripping wet gear. Definitely think location was a bonus to easy access to downtown with free parking.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book in advance. It fills fast
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SEOku wrote a review Jun 2022
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This gem of a hotel is in James Bay, an outstanding neighbourhood for its architecture and history. (Google the James Bay Heritage Walking Tour for a self-guided tour map.) The hotel is a short and pleasant walk away from the Legislature, the harbour, Carr House museum and the enchanting Beacon Hill Park, plus the bus to Butchart Gardens stops just down the street. The staff are welcoming, helpful, and kind to the guests and to each other. Try the breakfast skillets; tasty, ample, and reasonably priced.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Heads-up: no elevator.
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Kristen D wrote a review Jun 2022
Calgary, Canada47 contributions
The building is very old. So it seems as though your stepping numerous decades back in time. But it's a nice place, infact I think the buildings age should add to it's alure. And because of the buildings age, it should come as no surprise there's no elevator there. Tho rooms are clean and comfy. And the bed was comfortable. I slept well. It's near the downtown, but the neighborhood is quiet. And the staff there were friendly and inviting from arrival to departure. The restaurant is a bit more reasonably priced than others, and the food is good. The pub was lots of fun too. I would recommend it for a stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: If you like the idea of being made to feel like your stepping back in time, this is your place.
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smcvan wrote a review Apr 2022
Vancouver60 contributions39 helpful votes
Lovely older hotel. Staff were really friendly and helpful and they recognized me. Stairs and more stairs, but they are transparent about that. Room was exactly as described. Comfortable new mattress, nice bathroom and shower. Restaurant was decent and the pub was very enjoyable. I'll come back here.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Lauren B wrote a review Apr 2022
Calgary, Canada47 contributions20 helpful votes
This hotel was in an ideal location for our trip to Victoria and was a beautiful building. The restaurant was the best place for breakfast we went to (food was great, service was great, food came quick and best price around). Only downside was the room seemed to be on a slant which made the bed uncomfortable however, being an old building was part of the charm.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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bclady54 wrote a review Apr 2022
british columbia29 contributions7 helpful votes
I had the pleasure of staying at the James Bay Inn.The rooms are old. But simple and clean with lots of Windows for the morning light. Within walking distance of all that Victoria has to offer. The restaurant has a limited menu but the food is fresh, good and reasonably priced. Courtney my server was wonderful. The staff at this establishment is friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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PRICE RANGE
$103 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandVictoria Capital Regional DistrictVictoriaJames Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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Frequently Asked Questions about James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage?
Nearby attractions include Carr House (0.2 km), Terrible Truffles Fine Chocolate (0.2 km), and James Bay United Church Thrift Shop (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Legislative Dining Room, Heron Rock Bistro, and Floyd's Diner.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (0.6 km), Craigdarroch Castle (2.1 km), and Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada (0.7 km).
Does James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.