Ratings based on 866 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great Ambience

Posted 12-May-2015
Very friendly staff. Old style with modern amenities. Loved the fact they still use a real room KEY!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom England

Friendly old hotel

Posted 10-May-2015
Pros: It's location, its size, friendly staff, good dining and clean comfortable room.
Cons: I probably would have preferred a bath, instead of or as well as a shower.
Location: It is within walking distance of the Museum, Visitor Centre, shopping, the Inner Harbour (for ferries etc.,) and the lovely Beacon Hill Park.
I enjoyed my stay at the hotel as the staff were helpful and friendly and my room was just a few steps from the lobby. The dining room was always clean and the food and service were good.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Saskatoon

Character Hotel

Posted 10-May-2015
Pros: Staff are good, and the restaurant and pub are handy.
Cons: A hair dryer in the room would be nice.
Location: This is in walking distance of the harbour, and Beacon Hill Park and the ocean. It is a quiet area with many old character homes.
This is an older hotel but clean and comfortable. It is a little off the beaten track but easy to walk to most places. The staff was very helpful and courteous. Our room was very small and there was very little room to sit, but there is a nice seating area on each floor. There are no elevators so some stair climbing is involved.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Vancouver Island

Heritage hotel close to downtown.

Posted 06-May-2015
Pros: Price and proximity to downtown Victoria.
Cons: The room was quite warm, and the ability to control the temperature depended solely upon opening windows.
Location: There are great walking areas in the local neighbourhoods; it is close to the Royal BC Museum, the Parliament buildings, the inner harbour and more.
A pleasant stay in an affordable, no-frills room. All we needed was a place to sleep and shower, and it was sufficient for that purpose. It was not luxurious, but we only booked a basic room, so had no expectations for more.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Prescott, AZ

Many Thanks!

Posted 03-May-2015
Pros: Convenience to the city.
Location: Museums, shops and of course the ferry.
The hotel staff spent extra time with us to answer all our questions. We loved the convenience of the hotels location to the inner city. Thanks again for the excellent service !!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Other
by A verified travellerfrom Winnipeg, Canada

Great Location!

Posted 26-Apr-2015
Pros: Location, location, location. Rates are competitive .
Cons: It is what it is, a dated guest house albeit comfortable and well located.
Location: Inner Harbour, Beacon Hill Park, Dallas Rd, coffee houses, eateries, downtown shopping, museum, churches, buses.
Perfect location. Easy walking distance to public transportation, shopping and restaurants in downtown area. Located in midst of quaint, historic James Bay with it's picturesque 19th century residences. The Inn was built in 1911 and reflects the design and amenities of that era. For example, there is no elevator, it's a three story walk-up. The on-site restaurant offers decent food at a reasonable price.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 24-Apr-2015
Pros: The James Bay Inn is located close to town, however, in a lovely neighborhood.
The James Bay Inn is perfect for a reasonably priced hotel!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom washingtonstate

Comfortable and walkable

Posted 21-Apr-2015
Pros: Cheerful and comfortable
Cons: One has to ask for hairdryers at the front desk.
Our stay at the hotel was very pleasant. It is cheery and comfortable. The food in the restaurant was quite good with many options on the menu. It is located in a neighborhood which is walkable to the waterfront and other attractions
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Toronto

Nice location, close to downtown

Posted 20-Apr-2015
Pros: The nice neighbourhood where it is located.
Location: Located in James Bay. Close to Emily Carr's house and a 10 minute walk to the Inner Harbour and all that downtown has to offer.
Staff was very courteous and willing to provide anything to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Safe, Comfortable, Friendly

Posted 11-Apr-2015
Pros: I like the friendly staff.
Cons: I don't have any improvements. I enjoy stepping through the door, enjoying the visual pattern of the carpets.
Location: Close to everything.
We've stayed here over 10 times in the last few years. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are spotless. And the area is safe. I always enjoy the unique rooms. The James Bay Inn is located a few blocks from the Inner Harbour - - and easy stroll.