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“Nice secret in the heart of Victoria”
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Embassy Inn
Ranked #13 of 49 Hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Zurich, Switzerland
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39 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice secret in the heart of Victoria”
Reviewed 22 July 2011

Finding a hotel offering a reasonable price in Victoria isn't that easy. The Embassy seems to be one that does!
Booked there very shortly (just some hours before staying), we got a room in the new building on the high floor.
The room has been very well equipped which has been the building, too.
Staff isn't that nice and could do better in some cases.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a room in the new building (as they always seem to offer first the ones in the old...
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Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2011

Negatives: I booked the Embassy Inn online through Expedia, and when we got there found out that the pictures that were posted online were misleading. We stayed in a run-down looking motel in a completely separate building! The beds were hard, the bathroom was tiny, there is no A/C, the TV was about 15 years old, and the wireless internet was very spotty. The walls are paper thin, so bring earplugs if you want to get some sleep.

Positives: There was a little kitchen area complete with stovetop, fridge, microwave which was nice. There's a charming little courtyard next to the pool where we sat and drank wine in the evenings. We also discovered that the 3rd floor had a patio where you can see part of the harbor and the side of the Parliament building. Although the Embassy Inn is in desperate need of renovation, the location cannot be beat. It's right next to the Parliament building, and we were able to walk to the B.C.Museum, the Empress, and Fisherman's Wharf.

Overall, the price we paid for the room was not worth the money because there are nicer hotels which we could have gotten for less. However, we booked only a week before the trip so it was the only hotel available within walking distance to everything.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2011

We stayed over Canada day and had a great experience. We had direct access to the pool and patio and enjoyed it alot. The kitchenette was handy for snacks and drinks. Customer service was super friendly & top notch. The buildings and rooms are dated but clean. The outdoor pool was very warm & clean as were the table and chairs on the patio were clean. They take pride in their hotel grounds as seen by the numerous flowers and hanging baskets around the property. The only complain I would have is when we went to turn on the tub tab, the water came out rusty orange.

Room Tip: Room 703 was great for pool and kids
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2010

We picked the Embassy because it was close to the harbour and sightseeing that we wanted to do. It didn't disappoint! Within walking distance to the Pacific Coach Line terminal for the ferry to the mainland. Free parking if you have a car. Modern, comfortable rooms. No breakfast included. Free WiFi included. Helpful reception staff. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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preston, uk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2010

Stayed for two nights.
This hotel is difficult to fault. It overlooks and is five minutes walk from the harbour and ten from a very beautiful city centre. There are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby.
The BC Museum and IMAX cinema are next door and both worth a visit.
We ate at the KEG restaurant nearby. Expensive but great quality steaks.
We also ate at the Old Spaghetti Factory. Reasonable food and great value.
Breakfasts good at the hotel.
Staff friendly and helpful

Stayed September 2010
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Additional Information about Embassy Inn

Property: Embassy Inn
Address: 520 Menzies St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2H4, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > James Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Victoria
#21 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,174 - ₹ 19,323
Hotel Class:3 star — Embassy Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Embassy Inn in conveniently located close to all of Victoria's great attractions, dining spots, shopping and theatres. All guests receive a free hot buffet breakfast, free fast wifi and free parking. All rooms are air-conditioned, have balconies, fridges and all the comforts of home. Bring along the family pet as we are a pet friendly hotel. ... more   less 
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