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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
Map
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.)36 min drive

Room options

About this area

Victoria

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 skydiving and ecotours 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) - 36 min drive

Restaurants

  • Bent Mast Pub and Restaurant - 5 min walk
  • Beacon Drive In - 7 min walk
  • Floyd's Diner - 7 min walk
  • Heron Rock Bistro - 7 min walk
  • Jonathan's Restaurant - 10 min walk

About this property

James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites

3-star eco-friendly hotel revitalized in 2019 and located in James Bay
Victoria Harbour is located near James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites, which provides a terrace, a coffee shop/cafe, and a garden. Active travelers can enjoy amenities like ecotours and hiking/biking 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 computer station
  • Smoke-free premises, luggage storage, and free newspapers
  • 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.

Languages

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

Internet

  • 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

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–11:30 AM: CAD 10.00-30 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • JBI Cafe

Things to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails

Family friendly

  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Vending machine
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Handrails in stairways

More

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

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

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

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Recycling

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Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

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

  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 10.00 and CAD 30 per person (approximately)

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

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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 Dec 9, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites on Dec 12, 2022 start from CA $95.0, 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.

Overall score and ratings

9.0

Wonderful

Rating 10 - Excellent. 597 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 60%
Rating 8 - Good. 320 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 32%
Rating 6 - Okay. 57 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 6%
Rating 4 - Poor. 26 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 3%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 1 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 0%

9.3/10

Cleanliness

9.5/10

Staff & service

8.3/10

Amenities

8.6/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.6/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Good

Katherine
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
cute little Inn. not fancy, not modern but clean, convenient and the staff are lovely

10/10 Excellent

Jeffrey
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Friendliness of hotel front desk host.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

David, Sooke
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice, old, property in residential area, great pub, quiet at night.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Jeremy
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Charming, friendly and comfortable.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Terry
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Boutique hotel with great history! Smaller size rooms but clean and cozy. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Restaurant and pub below had great food and ambience. Good location - a lovely walk to downtown harbour area and Parliament buildings. Bastion Sq area also only a short 5 min walk away. Would recommend for sure if you want an great alternative to new, trendy hotels.

10/10 Excellent

Evelyn
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful old character hotel that has been well looked after in the perfect location for anyone wanting to visit Victoria. Staff are very friendly with complimentary coffee that is available early in a beautiful lobby and great breakfast make for a very nice place to stay. I highly recommend the James Bay Inn.

6/10 Okay

Thomas
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities
The property is in a good location for walking and shopping. The towels were too small and worn out, and there was no rack to hang them on if we wanted to save energy by not having them replaced. No hair dryer or information about picking one up at the desk. Upper floors are accessed by stairs only, no elevator.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Anne
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff was very friendly and kind. We would definitely go there again!! Thank you!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Deepanraj
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was a no fuss kinda place, it’s a simple tidy hotel that’s value for money. I would visit again.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Moreen
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is the third oldest hotel in Victoria so it has a lot of history. After reading Emily Carr's books, it has even more meaning! I love the fact that it is updated and comfortable but still has that historical feel. Love the seating areas in the halls, the deck and the large spacious lobby where we enjoyed sitting and reading. The staff are incredible. They care about you and your comfort. The restaurant on site is great--good prices and great food. And easy walking distance to the busses, and Parliament Buildings and a bit of a walk further to the interesting downtown area which is lovely and has lots of good shops and restaurants.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022