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James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites

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Front of property
Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden Area | Terrace/patio
Traditional Room, 2 Queen Beds | Terrace/patio
Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden Area | Private kitchenette
Classic Room, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk

Overview of James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites

James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites

3.0 star property

9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar
270 Government Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 2L2

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRoyal BC Museum10 min walk
  • Popular LocationVictoria Harbour11 min walk
  • Popular LocationVictoria Clipper Ferry Terminal15 min walk
  • AirportVictoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.)33 min drive

Room options

About this area


James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites is located in James Bay, a neighborhood in Victoria, and is in the entertainment district and near the beach. Chinatown and Government House are notable landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Victoria Harbour and Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal. Thunderbird Park - Royal BC Museum and Royal BC Museum are also worth visiting. Kayaking and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and skydiving nearby. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Emily Carr House - 2 min walk
  • Legislative Assembly of British Columbia - 7 min walk
  • Royal BC Museum - 10 min walk
  • Victoria Harbour - 11 min walk
  • Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ) - 33 min drive


  • Beacon Drive in Ltd - 7 min walk
  • Q at the Empress - 9 min walk
  • Floyd’s Diner - 7 min walk
  • The Old Spaghetti Factory - 9 min walk
  • Browns Socialhouse - 12 min walk

About this property

James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites

3-star eco-friendly hotel revitalized in 2019 and located in James Bay
Located close to Emily Carr House and British Columbia Parliament Building, James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites provides a terrace, a coffee shop/cafe, and a garden. Active travelers can enjoy amenities like hiking/biking and ecotours at this hotel. Be sure to enjoy a meal at JBI Cafe, the onsite restaurant. Free in-room WiFi and a bar are available to all guests.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Free self parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), access to a nearby health club, and a 24-hour front desk
  • A water dispenser, tour/ticket assistance, and a computer station
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the overall value, helpful staff, and walkable location
Room features
All 40 individually furnished rooms offer perks such as premium bedding, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and free newspapers. Guests reviews give good marks for the clean rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with tubs or showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Recycling, heating, and daily housekeeping

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.


English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Daily cooked-to-order breakfast available 7:30 AM–11:30 AM for a fee: CAD 10–30 per person
  • A bar/lounge
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • A restaurant
  • Coffee and tea in common areas
  • Snack bar/deli

Restaurants on site

  • JBI Cafe

Things to do

  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails

Family friendly

  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Vending machine
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour and ticket assistance

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • 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
  • No elevator


  • Renovated entire property - December 2019
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Premium bedding


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


  • Flat-screen TV with premium cable channels


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free daily newspapers
  • Free local calls
  • Heating
  • Individual decor
  • Individual furnishings
  • Iron/ironing board on request
  • Phone
  • Recycling

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 19


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 11 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: approximately CAD 10.00–30 per person

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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 reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
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
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

Property is 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

Frequently asked questions

Is James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites?

As of Mar 30, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites on Apr 10, 2023 start from CA $114.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 6:00 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites located?

Located in James Bay, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Emily Carr House and Beacon Hill Park. British Columbia Parliament Building and Royal BC Museum are also within 10 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites and receive a full refund?

Yes, James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Quaint, old hotel in a terrific neighborhood. We had a small, economy room with a double-sized bed that was comfortable. We liked the pub downstairs, busy, lively, but good service and food.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Quiet and decent room. Not really renovated but a good basic place to stay near the harbour.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The James Bay Inn is an old and charming property that opened in 1911 but that still has modern plumbing, electrical, and wifi. The innkeeper is very friendly and made us feel welcome the moment we walked in. The lounge area is comfortable and charming. I made a point of spending some time there instead of just walking through, which is how I usually treat lobbies. James Bay Inn is close enough to walk to the wharf and the Parliament buildings on one side and the beach and parks on the other. It's very well situated. On our last day, we ate in the diner below the hotel and I wished we'd eaten their earlier. It was very nice and very reasonable.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
This hotel is a great little place to stay. Clean rooms, friendly staff.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Awesome place thank you
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Very noisy room.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
We enjoyed our first stay at James Bay Inn very much. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The location is perfect - just a stone's throw away from the Victoria Harbour, but far enough to be quiet and away from traffic. The place itself is charming and well-kept. Just a couple of things that prevent me from giving it a top rating: - no hair dryer. I expect that to be standard these days. - a very warm room. We turned the radiator way down, and opened up several windows (it was 10C outside), but even so, had trouble sleeping as it was so warm. We were only there two nights...had we stayed a third, I would have mentioned it.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful historical boutique hotel, great charm, walking to harbour restaurants parks, colourful rooms, cosy, comfortable, excellent price, pub downstairs looks good with an interesting menu
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It's a beautiful hotel with antique charm. Excellent location. Walkable everywhere. Very attentive staff.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent

William Martin

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We very much enjoyed our stay at James Bay Inn.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2023