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4.2 out of 5

"Cute old hotel. Nothing fancy, but perfectly adequate for touring Victoria. The bed was comfortable. The location, close to the downtown and key touri ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 08 Aug 2019

Hotel Description

3-star Edwardian hotel near Emily Carr House

In entertainment district

You'll be steps from Emily Carr House and within a 10-minute walk of British Columbia Parliament Building with a stay at this James Bay hotel. Beacon Hill Park and Royal BC Museum are also within half a mile (1 km).

Renovated in 2019

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas and free Internet in public areas. A coffee shop, a terrace, and a garden are also on offer.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and free newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include premium bedding and free local calls.

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$116* Per night/room Jul 14 - Jul 15

Traditional Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Traditional Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium House, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Garden Area

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden Area

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites

Everyone (3) Couples (3) Family (1)
4 out of 5
Small, older hotel, only a few blocks from the parliament building. If you are just looking for a quiet place to sleep that is reasonably close to everything and reasonably priced - this fits the bill. Our room was on the street side and the road seems to be on one of the horse drawn carriage routes, so listening to the horses clip clop down the street was a plus.

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019

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4 out of 5
Very clean and quiet. Check in was very smooth. We stayed in the green house next to the hotel. Stairs are very steep but nicely remodeled suite with microwave and full size fridge in kitchen area.

Posted by on Apr 4, 2019

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4 out of 5

Close to downtown, park and beach

This was a nice hotel for the price and a great location! Very quiet area within residential houses but within walking distance to most Victoria attractions. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. We loved that they had a luggage storage room when we needed to check in too early and again when our flight was leaving later in the evening. We also received a discount card for the restaurant downstairs. The room was large (2 queen beds). No air conditioning but with the windows and the provided fan, it kept nice during day and cooler at night. No in room coffee but they did provide it the lobby in the morning. There was always yummy iced lemon water at lobby as well. There are only stairs and the hotel is older. It felt like the floors were slanted quite a bit especially when walking up to the 3rd floor and in our own washroom. We would stay again!

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018

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4 out of 5
Pros: Location was good
Cons: Rooms need updating
Location: Close to downtown where there are many attractions and activities.
Charming older property. Good food, clean but a bit tired.

Posted by , from alberta on Oct 4, 2016

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4 out of 5
Cute old hotel. Nothing fancy, but perfectly adequate for touring Victoria. The bed was comfortable. The location, close to the downtown and key tourist stops, is great.

Posted by on Aug 8, 2019

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5 out of 5

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About the James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites

Location 270 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2L2

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available on request) is available for a fee. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and a vending machine are also featured at the eco-friendly James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites. You'll have access to the health club at a partner property. A complete renovation of James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites was completed in December 2019. This Edwardian Victoria hotel is smoke free.

  • 40 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1911
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Transport

  • Airport: Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ) (27.3 km / 17 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport pick-up

Room Amenities

James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites offers 40 accommodations with complimentary newspapers and complimentary toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

JBI Cafe - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Handrails in stairways

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 19

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff does not wear personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 12.00 and CAD 14.00 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • James Bay Inn Hotel
  • The James Bay Hotel
  • James Bay Hotel
  • James Bay & Suites Victoria
  • James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites Hotel
  • James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites Victoria
  • James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites Hotel Victoria

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.