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Best Western Plus Inner Harbour
Ranked #7 of 49 Hotels in Victoria
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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
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“Wonderful stay”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Great location close to Coho ferry and close to downtown. The room was lovely, the bed was very comfortable, bathroom spacious and very nice, plus kitchenette. Complimentary breakfast in beautiful street level atrium rounded off very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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BWIH_Manager, General Manager at Best Western Plus Inner Harbour, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Dear Cam,

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how wonderful your recent stay at our hotel was. We really appreciate the compliments and hearing what you particularly loved. We often have guests stay with us, then catch a morning ferry to Port Angeles or Seattle - both terminals are very conveniently located around the corner. And we are also very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the full breakfast and service of our attendant.

We look forward to your next stay!

Sincerely,
Joanne Mills
General Manager
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We arrived very early in the day due to flight times. However, the Front Desk staff were wonderful to talk to; offered to store our luggage; recommended some close sites to take in during the afternoon. Upon our actual check-in, we were upgraded to a corner suite on the 5th floor. Lovely surprise!

Every day when we passed the Front Desk to take in sites, and when we returned later in the afternoon, the Front Desk staff were delightfully pleasant.

Complimentary breakfast was also wonderful! Pleasant location just off the Lobby; pleasant staff in the 'dining room', and meal items were always 'topped up' quickly - trays were never empty!

Location could not be better; we love to walk, and this location is so handy to many sites - Royal BC Museum, Legislative Building, Empress Hotel; Beacon Hill Park; Fisherman's Wharf, etc.

Would certainly recommend and stay at this BW Plus location again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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BWIH_Manager, General Manager at Best Western Plus Inner Harbour, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us and others how much you enjoyed your recent stay with us!

Our team do their best to assist our early arrival guests, with luggage storage and parking, so you can get the most out of your time at the harbour. Lots to see and do nearby, and sounds like you were able to get to see the most popular sites, like the Vikings exhibit on now at the Royal BC Museum.

Thanks for your high recommendation of our hotel, and we look forward to welcoming you back!
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Sequim, Washington
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

My daughter and I stayed here two nights (6/6/14 and 6/7/14). The room on the 6th floor was large and the kitchenette with a small table was an added bonus. Loved the small balcony, too! We faced south and though we did not have a harbor view, it was nice having a sunny spot on the patio to relax. We could see the Olympic Mountains in the distance. The rooms had been recently remodeled and everything was clean. Beds were very comfortable and the staff was super friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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BWIH_Manager, General Manager at Best Western Plus Inner Harbour, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Thank you so much for staying with us, and we are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your time as our guest.

We appreciate all the kind words, especially the compliments to our hard working housekeeping team and the service of all our staff. And we are looking forward to welcoming you back!
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Jasper, Georgia
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

As I say, this Best Western had a good location within walking distance of downtown, and friendly people, but it had some serious downsides. First, we reserved our room with a harbor view 6 months before our arrival date, but we obviously did not get a prime room. Our "view" was almost completely blocked by trees which would not have been a problem on a higher floor. It also included a kitchenette which we neither asked for nor wanted, but which made our room very cramped. However, since it was a holiday weekend, it was not possible to change to a better room. Parking was convenient (and expensive), there was no air conditioning which can be a problem in the summer even in Canada and the breakfasts were really pretty bad. Altogether a so-so stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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BWIH_Manager, General Manager at Best Western Plus Inner Harbour, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you for staying with us, and for letting us know what you liked about our hotel and some areas we can improve on.

I apologize that our hotel did not exceed your expectations and that you were not able to see more of the harbour from your studio. The "park view" rooms, which is where you had booked goes up to the 5th floor and do not include views of the harbour. The upper floors (which are called "park and partial harbour view" on-line) are a different category which guarantee 6th or 7th floor location, and offer some harbour views, and this category would have been booked in advance for a peak weekend. I am sorry that we were unable to offer you a higher floor option given our limited availability.

Thank you again for all the feedback!
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Sioux Falls
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We spent one night passing through Victoria. We arrived on the Clipper and it's just a very short walk from the dock and just a block off of parliament and bay.

We were greeted with warm smiles and checked in smoothly. The clipper arrived prior to our room being ready but they were very accommodating by offering to secure our luggage and made an excellent suggestion for lunch.

Room was very comfortable with a view of the garden and small outdoor deck. I really appreciate hotels that still offer queen size beds!

Breakfast was "ok"... nothing to rave about but on the other hand it is a GREAT value and I appreciate having it. With the cost of things in Victoria I would guess you would drop $50 pretty quick on a family of 4. Lots of options if the eggs, sausage and potatoes aren't your cup of tea. One son said the pancakes were terrific and you can't go wrong with toast, yogurt fruit or one of the other many options.

I would stay here again if ever in Victoria. The location is ideal. The value is very good compared to other choices. The service is everything you could ask for and it is clean and quiet.

Room Tip: Garden/bay side if you can get it. Tour Parliament if you can. It's a very informative tour, it...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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BWIH_Manager, General Manager at Best Western Plus Inner Harbour, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you again for choosing to stay with us for your recent family vacation. We sincerely appreciated the opportunity to be of service.

For guests who arrive prior to our 4 pm check in time, if the room is not ready, we are always pleased to provide luggage storage and parking, so you can maximize your time enjoying the nearby harbour and sights.

We do our best to offer great value, and having the full breakfast included offers not only a convenient on-site start to the day, but also with lots of choices and some items change daily. And, your son was correct - the pancakes are delicious!

Thanks again for all the feedback and for recommending our hotel!
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Stayed for two nights in Victoria and this hotel was practically perfect for it. Great location (especially if you are coming in on the Victoria Clipper from Seattle or MS Coho from Port Angeles) and the staff are exceptional. Rooms bigger than we expected and very well equipped.

If we make it back to Victoria (and it is a wonderful place) then this hotel will be first on our list to stay in.

Room Tip: Harbour view is worth it, and as high as possible.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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BWIH_Manager, General Manager at Best Western Plus Inner Harbour, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thanks so much for staying with us, and for taking the time to let us know what you enjoyed the most about our little hotel! We also hope to see you again, when travels next bring you to Victoria, BC!
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Awesome Room , Great Bed , Super Clean , Fantastic Staff and Breakfast , and
literally minutes away from all the Action , But , the only bad thing is ...
We had to leave for home in Calgary ... AL & Michele Swanky

Room Tip: High Season High Price , but WOW , you just can't beat the location . You can get to anywher...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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BWIH_Manager, General Manager at Best Western Plus Inner Harbour, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Dear Al and Michele,

Thank you so much for your lovely review and kind words!

I wanted to let you know that there are many daily flights from Calgary to Victoria so come as often as you want! In fact, we have some fantastic Calgarians that come for a couple months every February to escape the snow. And we offer incredible value for kitchen studios and suites when staying for week or month from November to April, as part of our winter long stay program.

So, don't be too sad... just come again!

Sincerely,
Joanne Mills
General Manager
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Property: Best Western Plus Inner Harbour
Address: 412 Quebec Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W5, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
#5 Family Hotel in Victoria
#6 Green Hotel in Victoria
#6 Business Hotel in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Plus Inner Harbour 3*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great hotel located at Victoria's famous scenic Inner Harbour, just steps to attractions, shops and restaurants. Simply park your car and walk to all Victoria's sights. We offer a complimentary full breakfast buffet. Underground parking (max 6'6") is available for a daily charge. Well-appointed guest studios and one-bedroom suites include a private balcony, fridge, microwave, free wifi & DVD player. Ask about kitchen studios for extended stays. Luxurious penthouses offer stunning harbour views. Relax & unwind in the outdoor seasonal pool, indoor whirlpool, sauna, steam room and fitness studio. ... more   less 
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