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“Wonderful service at reasonable rates”
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Embassy Inn
Ranked #12 of 52 Hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Ladysmith, Canada
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53 reviews
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“Wonderful service at reasonable rates”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

I chose to book into the Embassy Inn because it was where my cousin was staying on his trip to B.C. Rather than dash down and back I decided to take it easy for a change. I was surprised at how reasonable the room rate was if booked online which I usually do anyhow. What really impressed me was how helpful the staff was at all times. They even opened up the lounge early so I could have a rum & coke. Rooms were plush and I loved the above ground parking which enabled me to do a visual check on my car occasionally. Thanks to all the staff for making me feel special.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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John J, General Manager at Embassy Inn, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Thanks to the writer for the review of our hotel. I will be sure to pass on your kind comments to all the staff. We have a great team here at the Embassy In that are committed to ensuring our guests enjoy their stay. We look forward to being of service again in the future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

This hotel is a little gem on the way up. My wife and I had an excellent stay and the service was outstanding. The front desk was very helpful and the complimentary breakfast in the restaurant was very good. Location is outstanding. Great value.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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John J, General Manager at Embassy Inn, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Thank you to the writer for the recent review of your stay with us. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. I will be sure to pass on your kind comments about the staff and the chef will be pleased to hear about the free hot breakfast. And yes, our location is close to wherever you want to be in sunny Victoria! We look forward to serving you again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

We booked in to the Embassy Inn early, not expecting room to be ready. However a very nice man on reception advised us we could move in, great. The room was spacious and light. Lovely bed and bed linen. Coffee machine, free wi-fi.
Location excellent beside Legislation Building with a lovely walk along the waterfront to downtown, few minutes. So much to see on the way.
Adjoining restaurant served free buffet breakfast, staff so friendly and accomodating.

We dined there, great menu and the food, wow!! Compliments to the Chef, again the Girls serving were delightful.

Room Tip: Our room was in the main building on the 3rdfloor. Request room in the brick building.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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John J, General Manager at Embassy Inn, responded to this review, 7 October 2013
Thank you for the review of your stay with us. I will be sure to pass on your kind comments about the food to our chef. And yes, we are located close to just about everywhere you would want to be in Sunny Victoria! We look forward to your future return.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

We opted for this hotel which was the most affordable of the options in the harbour area, and were not disappointed. We had forgotten that a buffet breakfast was included so that was a nice plus. The buffet has all the basics you will need--no thrills but it does the trick. The room we got was very big and was more like a small apartment with its own kitchenette. It did face the pool so in order to have privacy we had to keep the blinds down. Although the hotel advertised free wi-fi in the rooms we did not have any wi-fi reception in the two days we stayed. This was the only disappointing aspect of our stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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John J, General Manager at Embassy Inn, responded to this review, 7 October 2013
Thank you for the review of your recent stay with us. Yes, all guests do receive a free hot buffet style breakfast. We are always adding items based on customer feedback. Please don't be surprised if there are more items the next time around. I'll be sure to check our wifi.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

The room was big, nice and clean and was facing the harbor side. But even though it was on the third floor, you still could not see neither harbor nor boats. But a few minutes walk takes you down to where it all happens in Victoria.
The rate is very fair for what you actually get in terms of cleanliness and location. Beds as well as bed linen were of superb quality.
Breakfast was included, but the variety was rather limited. Juice as well as other supplements could be bought in addition, but it was rather confusing what was already included and what was not.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms on the top floor, then you have a chance of some kind of view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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John J, General Manager at Embassy Inn, responded to this review, 7 October 2013
Thank you for the review of your recent stay with us. I am glad to hear you found our new beds and bedding to be a good quality. As for the juice at breakfast, it is included. I will be sure that the serving staff are made aware there as some confusion. We look forward to serving you again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

What's to fault with this hotel? Perfect location, great value, high standards of cleanliness, free full breakfast, friendly and helpful staff and a heated swimming pool to boot. Need I say more? Oh, faultless Wi-fi, non-smoking throughout, free parking on the premises.
My worry is that one day soon the groovy old motel-style wing and swimming pool will be bulldozed and replaced with a concrete tower. Someone, please, tell me this won't happen.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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John J, General Manager at Embassy Inn, responded to this review, 4 October 2013
Thanks to the writer for the review of your recent stay with us. Yes, our location is very convenient being close to all Victoria has to offer. The free breakfast, wifi and parking are a hit with many guests looking for value in their hotel stay. I will be sure to pass on your kind comments to our staff. We look forward to you visiting our beautiful city again.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

They accommodated our Gluten Free needs at the buffet which was included in price. Had nice room in Tower with a little balcony - nice surprise. Excellent location for walking to harbour and downtown; bonus of frer parking topped it all off.

  • Stayed September 2013
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John J, General Manager at Embassy Inn, responded to this review, 4 October 2013
Thank you for the review of your recent stay with us. Yes, all 70 guest rooms in our Tower building have a balcony. Our one bedroom suites have two! Our new chef is very sensitive to the needs of our guests and is happy to provide many options for all. We look forward to serving you again.
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Additional Information about Embassy Inn

Property: Embassy Inn
Address: 520 Menzies St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2H4, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > James Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Victoria
#21 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Embassy Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Embassy Inn in conveniently located close to all of Victoria's great attractions, dining spots, shopping and theatres. All guests receive a free hot buffet breakfast, free fast wifi and free parking. All rooms are air-conditioned, have balconies, fridges and all the comforts of home. Bring along the family pet as we are a pet friendly hotel. ... more   less 
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Embassy Hotel Victoria
Embassy Inn Victoria, Vancouver Island

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