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“Immaculate, luxurious Victorian B&B”

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Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast Inn
Ranked #10 of 92 Victoria B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
San Jose, California
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Immaculate, luxurious Victorian B&B”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

The Humboldt House is a beautifully restored, well-maintained Victorian decorated with antiques and period furnishings. It's in a very quiet location a few blocks from downtown and Beacon Hill Park. A delicious gourmet breakfast is delivered privately to each room, with a choice of three or four menu items and at your choice of time (within a window of an hour and a half or so). A small parlor at the front of the house is available with sherry and cookies, books and tourism information. My husband and I stayed in the "Celebration Room" at the back of the house. It is decorated in romantic, frilly pastel colors and has a jacuzzi tub in the room. It was spacious, very quiet and private. Currently the building is for sale so the business may be under new management. I hope the new owners keep things as they are because it is just about perfect.

Room Tip: The jacuzzi tub in the Celebration Room is the only way to bathe. It was a little hard to climb into...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Firstly, I was saddened to see a 'For Sale' sign out front. Hosts were lovely, gave us ideas on restaurants, and the truffles we ordered were the best we have ever eaten. Breakfasts were huge and perfect, as was our room. We stayed in the Edward Room at the front upstairs of the inn. Street noise was not a problem at all and the views were great. You cannot beat the location. Room was very clean and well appointed. Loved it.

Room Tip: I peeked into all the rooms and do not think there is a bad one. Ours on the front was large and we...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Birmingham
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014

My husband and I stayed at Humboldt for two nights during our travels around BC. I cannot praise this place enough. Really friendly hosts and I loved the quirky features - for example the port and biscuits in the sitting/reception room (delicious by the way). The room was lovely and absolutely spotless. The huge Jacuzzi bath and welcoming mini bottle of fizz with two truffles were a real treat (we had the celebration room). Don't leave without buying some 'terrible truffles'. They certainly made us terrible - we bought some as gifts, but demolished the lot soon after purchase! Highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

We stayed in the Mikado room, but next time I think we will go Windsorian. The entire experience was exceptional. Sherry and delicious homemade baking in the front parlour for socializing with other guests if you so choose. Local phone calls can be made here and there are directories of Victoria amenities if you need them. Our room was meticulously and beautifully decorated in the Japanese motif, the jacuzzi is so much larger than it looks in the photos and there is a Japanese wall slide panel over the window allowing for opening so the hot air can be released, or closed for added privacy. There is even an in-suite fireplace for winter visits and rainy nights. The breakfast menu was absolutely delicious and felt like a private indoor picnic. They thought of everything and somehow managed to make it all fit into the picnic basket. It was then delivered through a small cubby at the time of our choosing so that you can enjoy it privately with your partner, and not have to dress for other guests. There is a tiny bar fridge to chill your white wine and truffles for storage for later, towels and bathrobes were provided, so you don't have to pack those, and if you book the Windsor suite, there is a small deck off the hall on same level so you can have your coffee outdoors in the sunshine.
You arrive to the welcome of sparking wine and truffles made by a chocolatier, it's heavenly!
About 3 blocks walk from the seaplane inner harbour, away from all the noise on the waterfront strip, yet close enough to walk to all the action. Great hosts. reasonably priced and a great spot. See you again next year, I hope.

Room Tip: Mikado room is on the main entry floor at the front, seems to be very quiet, I could not hear other...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tampa, FL
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We were greeted by an employee who pleasantly told us about the house and showed us to the Floral Suite. The overall experience at this bed and breakfast as great thought we only were able to stay for two nights. The hot breakfast delivered to our suite the first morning was outstanding. We both ordered different crepes which came with fruits and tea. The second morning we had to leave before breakfast was served so the staff stocked our refrigerator the day before with the continental breakfast. The suite was pleasant with a newly remodeled bathroom. The house is located within walking distance of downtown Victoria and the harbor.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Campbell River, Canada
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Humboldt House is walking distance to almost everything downtown Victoria. Its a small Bed and Breakfast in a Historic building. We staying in the Celebration room, on arrival we were greeted at the door by a very friendly employee who gave us all the information we needed for our stay. In our room was a small bottle of champagne, fresh flowers and a fire place ready to burn if needed. The only draw back in this room for us was the bathroom or lack of, a large bathtub is in the bedroom and so is the sink. The toilet is in a small closet like room that has a glass brick wall that allows you to see someone in the tub while in the water closet ..hmmm. Long story short we missed having bathroom privacy and a shower. Breakfast was amazing both mornings, delivered to our room on time and cooked to perfection. I would return, just another room.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Whistler, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 9 July 2014

As promised truffles and bubbles on arrival. I thought that would be the icing on the cake for my girlfriends 30th bday getaway but the best was yet to come. The breakfast served through the hatch into our private quarters that resembled a room from a james bond movie might just have clinched it. We selected the breakfast from the menu the night before and had debated the logistics. Clearly David and co have done this all before, pristinely presented in a wicker picnic basket we excitedly laid our breakfast out item by item like excited and hungry children on Christmas morning....I'm still stunned that the eggs were perfectly cooked. The best start to a birthday ever. Humboltd house is conveniently placed and yet somehow quiet .We managed to take advantage of the nearby park to laze in the sun and then potter into town for the usual touristy stuff. If we were out in town for the afternoon or evening we always felt we could return to the solace of this b and b whenever we grew weary. Perfect b&b experience. Also the flowers were all freshly cut and David makes his own truffles. Thanks David and co.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast Inn
Address: 867 Humboldt St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2Z6, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > Fairfield
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 92 B&Bs / Inns in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant Room featuring large Jacuzzi baths & wood burning fireplaces. Gourmet in-room breakfasts, chocolates, and sparkling wine included. Located two blocks from city center. ... more   less 
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