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James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites

Edwardian hotel with restaurant, near Emily Carr House

  • Free WiFi

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270 Government Street, Victoria (and vicinity), V8V 2L2, BC, Canada
8.8.Fabulous.
  • We enjoyed very much our staying in this well located, beautiful and tastefully decorated…

    Jul 20, 2019

  • The hotel has historic old charm. There was no elevator and there was no air…

    Jun 30, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Quiet
Safe
Convenient
Easy parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 40 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport pick-up service

For families

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • In James Bay
  • Victoria Harbour - 11 min walk
  • Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal - 13 min walk
  • Royal BC Museum - 10 min walk
  • Victoria Fisherman's Wharf - 18 min walk
  • Emily Carr House - 2 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Traditional Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Studio, 1 Queen Bed
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Traditional Room, 1 King Bed
  • Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Cottage, 2 Bedrooms
  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed
  • Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Terrace
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden Area
  • Premium House, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Garden Area

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In James Bay
  • Victoria Harbour - 11 min walk
  • Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal - 13 min walk
  • Royal BC Museum - 10 min walk
  • Victoria Fisherman's Wharf - 18 min walk
  • Emily Carr House - 2 min walk
  • British Columbia Parliament Building - 7 min walk
  • Beacon Hill Park - 9 min walk
  • Chinatown - 20 min walk
  • Government House - 30 min walk
  • Craigdarroch Castle - 34 min walk

Getting around

  • Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ) - 34 min drive
  • Victoria, BC (YWH-Victoria Inner Harbour Seaplane Base) - 5 min drive
  • Friday Harbor, WA (FRD) - 122 min drive
  • Roche Harbor, WA (RCE) - 133 min drive
  • Friday Harbor, WA (FBS-Friday Harbor Sea Plane Base) - 115 min drive
  • Port Angeles, WA (CLM-William R. Fairchild Intl.) - 159 min drive
  • Airport pick-up service
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270 Government Street, Victoria (and vicinity), V8V 2L2, BC, Canada

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 40 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-6:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Children

  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Water dispenser

Things to do

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

Working away

  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built - 1911
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Handrails in stairways

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

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

Recreation

On Site

  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Awards and 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.

Small print

Also known as

  • 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

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between CAD 12.00 and CAD 14.00 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

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.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, JBI Cafe. Nearby restaurants include Bent Mast Pub and Restaurant (5-min walk), Beacon Drive In (7-min walk), and Heron Rock Bistro (7-min walk).
  • Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a garden and access to a nearby health club.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic Staff

    1 night trip, Apr 23, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Awesome and friendly staff. There aren’t fridges in the rooms but the staff let me use their fridge :)

    1 night business trip, Apr 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    all good

    1 night romance trip, Apr 7, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    I loved the historic old hotel and the location was great. Close to beautiful James Bay for great walking trails and also a short walk to downtown Victoria shops and restaurants. Hedy at the front desk went above and beyond to ensure we were happy and have everything we needed. Great value and atmosphere.

    3 night family trip, Mar 25, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Nice location, clean, restaurant and pub attached. Not enough hangers. I prefer to have an in-room safe.

    4 night family trip, Mar 22, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Friendly, casual. Great location. The front desk folk are great.

    1 night family trip, Mar 22, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Stay was okay, staff was a bit too friendly in an annoying not helpful manner . We had a long drive and just wanted to go to our room and not have an epic chat. Room was clean but oddly laid out. Good water presssure and heat

    1 night romance trip, Mar 5, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We stayed in the 'cottage' which was much nicer than we had expected. It was a fairly well appointed house with a small driveway around the corner from the Inn. The location is close to several coffee shops and restaurants (flat walk ~300-500m). Close to downtown. Quiet. Very friendly service. The on-site restaurant is a bit dated but served good food (similar to pub food) and was priced similar to other like restaurants in the area.

    1 night family trip, Jan 24, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    only difficulty was that there is no elevator but staff helped us to the room

    sally, 2 night romance trip, Jan 8, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I love the food

    Amazing

    Adeshina, 1 night trip, Jan 1, 2021

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