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Helm's Inn

600 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2P8 Canada
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#16 of 45 hotels in Victoria
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Victoria, Helm's Inn is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Helm's Inn makes it easy to enjoy the best of Victoria.

Helm's Inn offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers baggage storage, to make your visit even more pleasant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to parking.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as British Columbia Parliament Buildings (0.3 mi) and Victoria Pier (0.3 mi), guests of Helm's Inn can easily experience some of Victoria's most well known attractions.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Victoria's popular burritos restaurants such as John's Place Restaurant, Restaurante La Tortilla Mexicana, and Shine Cafe, all a short distance from Helm's Inn.

Should time allow, Beacon Hill Park, Craigdarroch Castle, and Chinatown are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Helm's Inn is sure to make your visit to Victoria one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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William wrote a review 15 Jan
6 contributions
We have stayed at this property many times and will continue to patronize it. Friendly helpful staff, comfortable clean rooms and well located just minutes from the Inner Harbour. All rooms have kitchens or kitchenettes which is a real bonus when staying for longer periods.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We have not had a problem with any room
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pudman43 wrote a review 4 Jan
Surrey, Canada403 contributions150 helpful votes
We usually use Airbnb, but waited too long on a recent Xmas trip and had to book a hotel. So glad we choose Helms Inn. You can't get more central (it's right behind the Royal BC Museum), with everything in the inner harbor/downtown in easy walking distance. Rooms are spacious, and it's rare to find a modestly priced hotel that also includes a full kitchen. We booked 2 rooms (1 for our grown children) and they placed us right next to each other - super convenient. The only improvement we could think of, was perhaps to have a small shoe/boot mat in each room's entryway? We found that visiting during late Dec, we were coming in with slushy boots and they then dripped all over the floor. A small mat/tray with a lip with solve this nicely.... Cheers!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Daniel C wrote a review Dec 2021
9 contributions5 helpful votes
Pleasantly surprised by this warm and friendly hotel. Clean and comfortable room staffed by friendly and helpful employees. The bathroom has good water pressure/temperature and was very clean. The heating worked very well and we slept comfortably during a cold minus 5 night. Only downside was minor noise from the nearby road. Excellent value.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Joe_Cruzer wrote a review Nov 2021
Toronto, Canada1761 contributions162 helpful votes
We stayed for 4 nights and mostly good experience except for the paper thin walls and floor. Older hotel but was renovated since. Nice suite style room but comes with a price. You will hear all sounds from hallway and from other rooms due to the thin walls and floors. Our room was clean and well equipped. This is a very busy hotel likely due to the lower rates. High foot traffic. Multiple buildings. Walking distance to waterfront and downtown. We were lucky to have 1 night of noisy neighbour only. Otherwise it would have been a nightmare experience.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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tdsuperstar wrote a review Oct 2021
Toronto, Canada18099 contributions599 helpful votes
Pleasantly surprised with the Helms Inn. On the cheap side for Victoria, especially with the proximity to the downtown core, it's right beside the Royal BC Museum. Fabulous location! The parking cost $10.50 with taxes. So reasonable. The staff was friendly, the guy at the front desk brought me outside to show me where to park for the "overflow" parking. That's just good service. The room was clean, the beds were nice enough, though could be comfortable. The place was quiet, had a fridge and microwave. My family and I would not hesitate in using the Helms Inn again when in Victoria!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Helm's Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Helm's Inn?
Nearby attractions include Inner Harbour (0.4 km), Royal BC Museum (0.2 km), and IMAX Victoria In the Royal BC Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Helm's Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Helm's Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Helm's Inn?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Helm's Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Legislative Dining Room, Ithaka Greek Restaurant, and Clive's Classic Lounge.
Are any cleaning services offered at Helm's Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Helm's Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (0.4 km), Craigdarroch Castle (1.7 km), and Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada (0.4 km).