BEST WESTERN PLUS Inner Harbour
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... and had a nice meal and then off to bed as we had to pack up and head out in the morning for the ferry on the bus.
The day again turned out foggy and as we waited for the bus more people showed up that had tried to get a flight out by both sea plane and airplane but due to the fog both were cancelled, we boarded the bus and left on time again we were first on the ferry which meant we would be first off, we went up to the cafe and had a lovely breakfast and then out ...
... dipped his artificial leg to begin his run across Canada. His goal was to dip his leg in mile 0 of Victoria, BC - completing his Marathon of Hope. Unfortunately, he died along the way and was never able to complete the full run. I think it is nice that Victoria put a statue up in this city even though he never dipped his leg in these waters.
While walking along the beach, we were also in the Free Leash area of the park. This means that dogs are allowed to ...
We took our first proper ride with the bikes and all our stuff which took us along a bike trail through English looking fields and little farms and although it was a bit of a sweat in the sun we made it to my aunt and uncle's place in Saanich to a warm welcome and some much needed food!! Jane and Chris have spent the last four years building their dream home which is very comfortable ...
... Park: Beautiful park located just outside Victoria, accessible via bus or car. There is a number of hiking trails which lead to incredible viewpoints where the view is literally picture perfect. Definitely recommend this trail!
- Esquimalt: We spent the day walking along the waterfront. Beautiful ocean view and lots of old trees.
- Cadboro bay: located near University of Victoria. Cute little beach with nice walking trails. Great to relax ...
... bus for crew is half the cost which was perfect as I didn't bring much cash to this port. Once I was downtown I headed for Victoria's Chinatown, North America's second oldest chinatown. It was small and not much was there but I got to buy pocky! Totally didn't even think about the money exchange and had to pay for it in US Dollars but got change in Canadian coins, which I later exchanged ...
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Stayed one night (week of Nov7). Room is of reasonable size and facing the harbour. Location is good. Self serve breakfast is modest
For 72 Canadian Dollar it is a good deal. The high season rate which is well over hundred dollars is too much
You can do a lot better off season
I know I was at this hotel because I have my receipt but it sure doesn't get my vote. We left after 1 night. Room was small, halls narrow, musty smelling. Much better deals in Victoria especially off season. Was able to move to beautiful place in same area and get a large suite about 800 sq. ft for same price, beautifully appointed and courtesy van to take you around and pick you up. Also, restaurant. This was the worst BW I have ever stayed at.
The usual GREAT Best Western experience !
The Victoria Inner Harbour met our high expectations for Best Westerns OUTSIDE of the US. Clean, nicely appointed with spacious guest rooms. We could easily walk all over Victoria and it is close to the Clipper ferry terminal. Staff was friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast was basic, but delicious and filling. Kitchenettes are available.
Great location, nice rooms, quiet in spite of the nearby ferry and floatplanes
We stayed for three nights in this hotel at the beginning of September 2004. We loved the clean room with the kitchenette. We stayed on the third floor and you have no view from the balcony, only trees. Breakfast was good, but not a large choice of breakfast items.
The woman on the frontdesk was very friendly. her father came from Holland too she said. (nijmegen)
One thing lacked: wireless internet access from the room. But we went to the other side of the street to the harbour suites hotel; we were told they had internet access in the lobby, which was very handy for us, so that we could inform our relatives at home that we were oke. Around the corner of the hotel starts the towncenter and Harbour. Very convenient! We would stay here again!
Great place to stay!
We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in one of the one bedroom suites. We were very pleased with the cleanliness, the location (real close to the ferry), the service, and the breakfast. We would surely stay there again. Just a tip for the traveler if you are taking the Victoria to Port Angeles ferry you had to stay in line for a long time. We had arrived for the 10:30 ferry at 9:00 but had to wait until the 3:00 ferry. Might be better to walk on instead of bringing your car.
Best Western Inner Harbor Victoria BC
Just returned from a 3 night stay at this hotel in 9/04. Had reserved a king room with kitchen. We were given a one bedroom apartment with kitchen, living room, bath and bedroon. The bed was a queen. I went down to ask to get a king as requested. They worked hard to find a king but were unable to do so. They said if they did have a king it would be a one room suite. I agreed to keep the queen suite for a lesser price and they agreed. Service was really great. I happened to ask at the front desk about the Aerie resort, but the desk clerk said he did not know how to get there. When I returned to my room he called to say he had pulled up information and directions to the Aerie and it was available at the front desk. Breakfast is included in the price of the room. Mainly muffins, toast, scones, juice and coffee. They encourage you to take it to your room and they provide trays for you to carry it all. Parking is free and it is only one block from the Parliament building. An excellent location with excellent service.
When we arrived we were extremely surprised and how nice the hotel was in the Lobby. The spanish speaking lady at the front desk was very pleasant and helpful. We asked what her rates were for AAA and she gave us a price. We then asked her if they were running any specials. She immediately told us of the manager's special. It was a very reasonable price. We then proceeded to our room and were very surprised to find that the room was nicely decorated and clean. We did not expect that each room had a full kitchen. We then realized that we really got a great value. We then looked out our balcony and had a nice view of a park and then beyond the park was the inner harbour. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. I know you would be very surprised. Do not let the exterior of the hotel make you feel like it is just a hotel room because you get much more including a nice continental breakfast with about 30 to 40 items. In our next stay in Victoria we will definately stay at this hotel even if the price is higher simply because of the service and the quality.
Nice hotel at good location and good price
We stayed in this facility April 7-8, 2004. We had a great stay here. The location is great. It is next to Inner Harbor. We had got a room at 3rd floor. On arrival we requested for a higher floor and were given room on the seventh (top most) floor right away. We had a reasonable view of the harbor. Staff was very courteous and knowledgable about the area. Continental breakfast in the morning was OK (no hot stuff).Location of this is superb. It is right on harbor, close to Empress Hotel, BC museum, crystal garden, miniature world etc. Butchart garden and Butterfly garden are a long drive (about 15 miles) from this place. If you are taking coho ferry from Seattle, the coho lands right next to this hotel.
Friendly staff, modern clean rooms, good location, reasonable price.
Liked the balcony, and the sreen on the french door leading out. The rooms do not have A/C (and realistically they only need it a few days of the year), but for us, leaving the door to the balcony open was a refreshing change.
Although only one street away from the Inner Harbour, the trees in the adjacent part block the view (but also provide privacy without needing the curtains). If you are planning to arrive by the Clipper - it is literally a block and a half away from the hotel.
We liked the fact that the kitchenette had a tea pot which seems to be rare. We drink more tea than coffee and usually have to use the coffee maker to make tea (which sometimes tastes a bit like coffee :-)
Although it did not bother us - the harbour is a float plane airport with around 100 takeoff/landings a day. You also have the ferries hooting as they leave. If you think that might bother you - ask for a room on the side away from the harbor.
Great Value in Victoria
We have spent the last two Christmases at the Best Western Inner Harbor. We had a beautiful room with a kitchenette, and a fantastic view of the inner harbor and all the holiday lights.
The breakfast was quite good and egg nog was available all during Christmas Eve. The management gave each guest a mug filled with goodies which was a nice touch. We are going to be spending this Christmas at this hotel again this Christmas. It is a great value and very nice accommodations. Give it a try next time you visit beautiful Victoria, B.C.