Great location and friendly staff
I chose Helm's Inn both for its proximity to the attractions I wanted to visit, the shopping I wanted to do and its reasonable price. Also, it is located just a block away from the bus depot from which I was leaving early in the morning. The room was small but well-appointed with a kitchen stocked with dishes, a refrigerator, a stove, coffee maker, kettle, and microwave. The bed was large, but a little bit soft for my liking.
The lobby,was festive and the staff was friendly. There was coffee available and although the welcome book said they served tea at 4 pm, I went there and nothing was set out.
My only concern was that I could hear the people talking in the next room and doors closing frequently.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a convenient location from which to explore Victoria.