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4.3 out of 5

"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 attr ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 23 Jul 2018

Hotel Description

3-star Edwardian hotel near Government Street

In entertainment district

Within a 10-minute walk of this James Bay hotel, you'll find Government Street and British Columbia Parliament Building. Beacon Hill Park and Holland Point Park are also within half a mile (1 km).

Renovated in 2017

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

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
$106* Per night/room Sep 3 - Sep 4

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 10 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites

Everyone (5) Couples (5) 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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5 out of 5

Beautiful historic hotel

Victoria is a delightful city, and the James Bay was no exception. Lovely old hotel close to the waterfront and historic sights. The staff was gracious, the food in the restaurant delicious, and the room exceptionally clean and comfortable. We look forward to returning some day.

Posted by , from North Carolina on Aug 13, 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice, quaint inn

The James Bay Inn (or JBI, as they call it) is a delightful inn tucked away up the road from a very nice port in Victoria. The walk down the hill is three blocks. The Inn itself is very nice, but be aware that due to the weather year around, the room we stayed in did not have air conditioning. We stayed there in August and while the room was warm, it was not uncomfortable. Other than that, the room was very clean and comfortable.

Posted by , from San Diego, CA on Aug 11, 2015

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4 out of 5

The James Bay Inn is a quaint charming hotel

Pros: Great staff. Clean and quaintly elegant. Close to everywhere we wanted to go. Internet was fast. We were able to access the right roads easily.
Cons: The charm of the place is its country inn elan. So, I don't suggest any changes.
Location: On Government Street a few blocks from downtown. Easy access to all the places we wanted to go (by car.) Parking was immediately outside the door.
The Inn is a great experience. It is straight out of an earlier time. The staff are very helpful, knowledgeable and kind. The room was small but adequate. It was clean and comfortable. We took time on the patio deck to plan our days and it was delightful. It is close to downtown and all the roads to places we wanted to go. Just a great experience.

Posted by , from Idaho on Aug 1, 2015

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5 out of 5

QUAINT HOTEL CLOSE TO ATTRACTIONS

Pros: FRIENDLY AND KNOWLEDGABLE STAFF
Cons: PARKING
Location: THE HARBOR IS NEARBY. WHALE WATCHING ,RESTAURANTS,AND SHOPPING.B.C. MUSEUM., AND FISHERMANS WHARF ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE HOTEL.
THIS HOTEL WAS IN GREAT LOCTION TO SHOPPING, THE HARBOR AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. IT IS EASY TO WALK TO SHOPPING AND OTHER TOURIST ATTRACTIONS,YET FAR ENOUGH AWAY IF YOU DONT WANT TO BE IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL OF IT. THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS THE SMALL PARING LOT.THERE IS A RESTAURANT DOWNSTAIRS AND THE PARKING LOT IS FOR THE RESTAURANT.THERE ARE SUITES AVAILABLE ,BUT I DID NOT STAY THERE,SO I CANT REVIEW THEM.

Posted by , from ROUND ROCK TEXAS on May 4, 2015

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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

Posted by on May 20, 2019

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About the James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites

Location 270 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2L2

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. 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 roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times 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. Free self parking is available. 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 2017. This 3-star Victoria hotel is smoke free.

  • 40 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1911
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • 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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

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

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.) (27.2 km / 16.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

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. This Victoria hotel provides 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
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 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
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times from 6:30 AM to 11:00 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Airport transportation is offered at scheduled times from 6:30 AM to 11:00 PM. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.

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.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are 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. 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 are 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators

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)
  • Airport shuttle fee: CAD 20 per person (one-way)

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

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.

*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.