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James Bay Inn Hotel

James Bay Inn Hotel Room
James Bay Inn Hotel Room

I loved my stay. The hotel definitely has a lot of character and the location can’t be beat for exploring downtown Victoria. My friends and I stayed in the adjoining room and it was a real bargain-2 rooms for the price of one, you just have to share the bathroom. Steven at the front desk was always friendly and helpful. There are no elevators so if you have mobility problems or if you want posh 5 star accomodations this is not the place for you. However if you like clean,charming boutique hotels in great locations at a great price this is the place for you. The only negative – the bed was too firm.

CHECK HOTEL AVAILABILITYJames Bay Inn Hotel
270 Government Street, Victoria, BC

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Victoria heritage hotel boasts an on-site restaurant and a pub. Free Wi-Fi and a cable TV are featured in every guest room. Free parking is available.  Select rooms at the James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage include a kitchen, a balcony and garden views. JBI Restaurant at the James Bay Hotel offers all day casual dining options in an Art Deco setting.  Wood furnishings feature throughout this hotel including a handmade grand staircase.

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James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites Amenities
24-hour front desk
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Bar
Concierge service
Cycling
Designated smoking area
Family rooms
Fax/photocopying
Free WiFi
Garden
Luggage storage
Non-smoking rooms
Restaurant
Sun terrace
Terrace
Vending machine (drinks)

James Bay Inn Hotel

James Bay Inn Hotel Room
James Bay Inn Hotel Room

There’s really nothing to fault here – we stayed in an agreeably sized modern room, with a king size bed, modest decor, everything clean and fresh and thought through for an all-round pleasant experience. The guys at the front desk are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable (we were directed to a fantastic new restaurant). The location is great for walking to parks, sea and city. The building itself is early 20th century, and a delight to the eye. And the pub/restaurant downstairs offers good, tasty unfussy victuals.

CHECK HOTEL AVAILABILITYJames Bay Inn Hotel
270 Government Street, Victoria, BC

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Victoria heritage hotel boasts an on-site restaurant and a pub. Free Wi-Fi and a cable TV are featured in every guest room. Free parking is available.  Select rooms at the James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage include a kitchen, a balcony and garden views. JBI Restaurant at the James Bay Hotel offers all day casual dining options in an Art Deco setting.  Wood furnishings feature throughout this hotel including a handmade grand staircase.

View James Bay Inn Victoria on a map

James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites Amenities
24-hour front desk
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Bar
Concierge service
Cycling
Designated smoking area
Family rooms
Fax/photocopying
Free WiFi
Garden
Luggage storage
Non-smoking rooms
Restaurant
Sun terrace
Terrace
Vending machine (drinks)

James Bay Inn Hotel

We stayed at the James Bay Inn (room 215) for 5 nights in February 2016. It was our first time staying there and we were pleasantly surprised. The staff was very friendly at check-in. Our room was quiet and faced Government Street. We experienced very little street noise. The room was very clean and the housekeeping staff did a wonderful job keeping it that way every day. The bed sheets were the softest I have ever had in a hotel and we found the bed comfortable. The furniture is sturdy and in excellent condition. The water pressure in the bathroom was strong. I don’t know what the other rooms in the hotel were like, but based on the fire exit drawing on the back of the door, room 215 is one of the larger rooms.

My only reservation with this hotel would be for someone with mobility issues. I don’t know if there is an elevator in the hotel (I didn’t see one, but didn’t look or ask for one either). There are approximately 15 steps up from the parking area to the hotel lobby. We climbed another 15 – 20 steps to get to the 2nd floor (there are rooms on floors 2, 3, and 4). In addition, the floor in our room had a noticeable slope (the original building for the hotel was built in 1911) which someone with balance issues or someone who uses a walker might find hard to manage.

Our stay was reasonably priced and I whole-heartedly recommend this property.

CHECK HOTEL AVAILABILITYJames Bay Inn Hotel
270 Government Street, Victoria, BC

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Victoria heritage hotel boasts an on-site restaurant and a pub. Free Wi-Fi and a cable TV are featured in every guest room. Free parking is available.  Select rooms at the James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage include a kitchen, a balcony and garden views. JBI Restaurant at the James Bay Hotel offers all day casual dining options in an Art Deco setting.  Wood furnishings feature throughout this hotel including a handmade grand staircase.

View James Bay Inn Victoria on a map

James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites Amenities
24-hour front desk
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Bar
Concierge service
Cycling
Designated smoking area
Family rooms
Fax/photocopying
Free WiFi
Garden
Luggage storage
Non-smoking rooms
Restaurant
Sun terrace
Terrace
Vending machine (drinks)

James Bay Inn Hotel

We booked on line for a standard room, no frills, at a great price off season. Upon arrival we were upgraded at no extra charge because we inquired about a fridge which the original room did not have. Much appreciated and an excellent decision from the front desk. The upgraded room is nice and very cozy and had a huge bathroom. This is a historic building complete with squeaky and slanted floors and added to the heritage character. Now being a retired hotel GM I am apt to be more critical but this Inn met our expectations for the price paid. We used the hotel’s restaurant for dinner and breakfast. The staff is very friendly but the kitchen needs some direction with food preparation, we did have an issue with the quality of the dinner which we made the server aware of. Based on our experience I would suggest they hire a more qualified chef for the kitchen to improve the guest food experience.

CHECK HOTEL AVAILABILITYJames Bay Inn Hotel
270 Government Street, Victoria, BC

See Rates | Pictures | Reviews | Maps

Victoria heritage hotel boasts an on-site restaurant and a pub. Free Wi-Fi and a cable TV are featured in every guest room. Free parking is available.  Select rooms at the James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage include a kitchen, a balcony and garden views. JBI Restaurant at the James Bay Hotel offers all day casual dining options in an Art Deco setting.  Wood furnishings feature throughout this hotel including a handmade grand staircase.

View James Bay Inn Victoria on a map

James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites Amenities
24-hour front desk
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Bar
Concierge service
Cycling
Designated smoking area
Family rooms
Fax/photocopying
Free WiFi
Garden
Luggage storage
Non-smoking rooms
Restaurant
Sun terrace
Terrace
Vending machine (drinks)

James Bay Inn Hotel

We arrived on Vancouver Island by public transport and after a several blocks’ walk easily found the James Bay Inn with no option but quite a few stairs to climb from the footpath (dragging our luggage) to reception. Then another flight of stairs (with luggage) to our room which was fine except it had an enormous separate bathroom with bench and shower but the sink was in the bedroom area not the bathroom which felt odd. A bit like an old fashioned hotel. We are both in our seventies and found our arrival a bit of a struggle. Once ensconced however, we went downstairs to the restaurant/bar area which was lively, ambient and thoroughly enjoyable. Great staff, good food, good value comparatively and a most agreeable experience. In the morning we could get coffees from an area near reception, the staff were friendly and helpful and we did enjoy our stay there and our time wandering around Victoria. If I ever return to Victoria I would stay there again but would need help up the front stairs with bags!!

CHECK HOTEL AVAILABILITYJames Bay Inn Hotel
270 Government Street, Victoria, BC

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Victoria heritage hotel boasts an on-site restaurant and a pub. Free Wi-Fi and a cable TV are featured in every guest room. Free parking is available.  Select rooms at the James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage include a kitchen, a balcony and garden views. JBI Restaurant at the James Bay Hotel offers all day casual dining options in an Art Deco setting.  Wood furnishings feature throughout this hotel including a handmade grand staircase.

View James Bay Inn Victoria on a map

James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites Amenities
24-hour front desk
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Bar
Concierge service
Cycling
Designated smoking area
Family rooms
Fax/photocopying
Free WiFi
Garden
Luggage storage
Non-smoking rooms
Restaurant
Sun terrace
Terrace
Vending machine (drinks)

James Bay Inn Hotel

I stayed at the James Bay Inn in early November. My room was small, but clean and comfortable. The location is great. And the hotel restaurant surprised me. The decor is straight out of the 80s (1980s, unfortunately). But the service was friendly and efficient, and the veggie hash I had for breakfast was very tasty.

CHECK HOTEL AVAILABILITYJames Bay Inn Hotel
270 Government Street, Victoria, BC

See Rates | Pictures | Reviews | Maps

Victoria heritage hotel boasts an on-site restaurant and a pub. Free Wi-Fi and a cable TV are featured in every guest room. Free parking is available.  Select rooms at the James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage include a kitchen, a balcony and garden views. JBI Restaurant at the James Bay Hotel offers all day casual dining options in an Art Deco setting.  Wood furnishings feature throughout this hotel including a handmade grand staircase.

View James Bay Inn Victoria on a map

James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites Amenities
24-hour front desk
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Bar
Concierge service
Cycling
Designated smoking area
Family rooms
Fax/photocopying
Free WiFi
Garden
Luggage storage
Non-smoking rooms
Restaurant
Sun terrace
Terrace
Vending machine (drinks)

James Bay Inn Hotel Amenities

CHECK HOTEL AVAILABILITYJames Bay Inn Hotel
270 Government Street, Victoria, BC

See Rates | Pictures | Reviews | Maps

Victoria heritage hotel boasts an on-site restaurant and a pub. Free Wi-Fi and a cable TV are featured in every guest room. Free parking is available.  Select rooms at the James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage include a kitchen, a balcony and garden views. JBI Restaurant at the James Bay Hotel offers all day casual dining options in an Art Deco setting.  Wood furnishings feature throughout this hotel including a handmade grand staircase.

View James Bay Inn Victoria on a map

James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites Amenities
24-hour front desk
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Bar
Concierge service
Cycling
Designated smoking area
Family rooms
Fax/photocopying
Free WiFi
Garden
Luggage storage
Non-smoking rooms
Restaurant
Sun terrace
Terrace
Vending machine (drinks)

James Bay Inn Hotel

 James Bay Inn Hotel Room
James Bay Inn Hotel Room

Great location in the Inner harbor – close to the ferry, walking distance to most anything you could be looking for. Hotel is very warm and friendly with great service. On-site Pub is fun and the food rivals a 4-star restaurant.

CHECK HOTEL AVAILABILITYJames Bay Inn Hotel
270 Government Street, Victoria, BC

See Rates | Pictures | Reviews | Maps

Victoria heritage hotel boasts an on-site restaurant and a pub. Free Wi-Fi and a cable TV are featured in every guest room. Free parking is available.  Select rooms at the James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage include a kitchen, a balcony and garden views. JBI Restaurant at the James Bay Hotel offers all day casual dining options in an Art Deco setting.  Wood furnishings feature throughout this hotel including a handmade grand staircase.

View James Bay Inn Victoria on a map

James Bay Inn Hotel

 James Bay Inn Hotel Room
James Bay Inn Hotel Room
 James Bay Inn Hotel Pub
James Bay Inn Hotel Pub

We spent four nights here during a visit to Vancouver Island it is several blocks from the port and we travelled to and from the Island on the Victoria a Clipper. Walking in the area is easy to everything, restaurants, grocery stores, landmarks, we brought Texas level heat with us and the first night was uncomfortable due to daytime sun exposure but they graciously moved us the next day and all rooms had fans so we were fine after that. There is a great home cooking restaurant on the ground floor and our room on the second floor had access to a great common hall balcony where we sat and read and watched the horse drawn carriages go down the street. Rooms are rather economical grade but were completely adequate for us.

CHECK HOTEL AVAILABILITYJames Bay Inn Hotel
270 Government Street, Victoria, BC

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Just 1 km from the Pacific Ocean, this Victoria heritage hotel boasts an on-site restaurant and a pub. Free Wi-Fi and a cable TV are featured in every guest room. Free parking is available. A desk and an alarm clock are provided in each brightly decorated room at James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage. Select rooms include a kitchen, a balcony and garden views. JBI Restaurant at the James Bay Hotel offers all day casual dining options in an Art Deco setting. For pool, darts and keno, guests can visit the on-site JBI Pub. Fax and photocopying services are available at this hotel. Free luggage storage is offered. Wood furnishings feature throughout this hotel including a handmade grand staircase.

View James Bay Inn Victoria on a map

James Bay Inn Hotel

 James Bay Inn Hotel Room
James Bay Inn Hotel Room
 James Bay Inn Hotel Pub
James Bay Inn Hotel Pub

There is no air conditioning and we were there when it was pretty hot but cools off at night and day time was not too bad although we don’t sit in our hotel during the day. Great restaurant for breakfast, quiet pub – Just a charming place – We rented the least expensive room which was smaller but it’s all we needed — Big bathroom though. Very friendly at front desk – everyone! Could easy walk to harbour – I don’t think you would want to use this if you had trouble walking since you have to climb those stairs in the front. Definitely would stay again!

James Bay Inn Hotel
270 Government Street, Victoria, BC

See Rates | Pictures | Reviews | Maps

Just 1 km from the Pacific Ocean, this Victoria heritage hotel boasts an on-site restaurant and a pub. Free Wi-Fi and a cable TV are featured in every guest room. Free parking is available. A desk and an alarm clock are provided in each brightly decorated room at James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage. Select rooms include a kitchen, a balcony and garden views. JBI Restaurant at the James Bay Hotel offers all day casual dining options in an Art Deco setting. For pool, darts and keno, guests can visit the on-site JBI Pub. Fax and photocopying services are available at this hotel. Free luggage storage is offered. Wood furnishings feature throughout this hotel including a handmade grand staircase.

View James Bay Inn Victoria on a map