We stayed at James Bay Inn for 3 nights. The rooms are small but we like the atmosphere of a historical hotel. The room was very clean and the service at the front desk was great. This is our second stay here and we will definitely be back.
Once upon a time I lived and worked about two blocks from the JBI. I’ve eaten in their restaurant and their pub countless times but have never been a guest of the hotel. Flash forward to present day — I live in another city and recently went back for a weekend with my husband. Perfect opportunity to complete my JBI experience! If you want to get a sense of Victoria in its early years this is the place to stay. The hotel has been lovingly maintained. No elevator but not an issue for us. Our room was on the second floor just above the entrance so it had a lovely view of quiet Government Street. Oh, how I’ve missed the sound of those horse-drawn carriages! Our room was a toasty warm haven during a cold snap and it had huge windows to let in lots of light. Newly renovated with a massive washroom and a comfy, comfy bed. Friendly staff. We had breakfast both mornings in the restaurant and the food is just as good and reasonably priced as it was when I was part of the neighbourhood. And James Bay is one of my favourite Victoria neighbourhoods with its heritage charm, safe streets, and close proximity to downtown. Loved that the parking was free and we could walk to everything we wanted to do. Whenever we go back to Victoria, we’ll definitely stay at the JBI.
James Bay Inn Hotel
270 Government Street, Victoria, BC
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.