As a female who has travelled with my bike on several continents, it had always bothered me how North America's hotel standard is so overblown and geared towards couples. And don't get me started on single supplement pricing....
I've been on the lookout for "solo-friendly," homey places to stay when I travel and found my first visit to James Bay Inn a wonderful surprise. Bonus: it's in a safe, central area of Victoria and not in the city's corporate tourist hotel district.
I was really pleased by how the James Bay Inn felt like a nice fit, right from the start. My room was modest, clean, and extremely quiet. The neighbourhood is one of the most historic in Victoria--artist Emily Carr's birthplace is right across the street!
I could easily walk to the beach, to downtown, and to locally-owned shops and cafes. The staff were very friendly. My bicycle was safe in a locked storage space. in the morning I could pour a cup of complimentary tea and wake up slowly in a tucked away verandah. And in the evening I could sip wine and chat with other travellers in the hotel foyer if I didn't feel like going out.
I thought this little place was perfect for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Historic district facing lush Beacon Hill Park, a green walk to the ocean and steps to the picturesque Inner Harbour and downtown's shopping and entertainment. Cozy, simple and affordable accommodation is provided in this three story Edwardian architecture with Heritage House and Cottage. Some day-dreaming cases have been reported on sunny balconies with birds tweeting and frequent horse-drawn carriages trotting by. Art-deco Café-restaurant and friendly pub.Free parking. Free Wi-Fi. Free Spirit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage Hotel Victoria
- James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites And Cottage
- The James Bay Hotel
- James Bay Hotel
- James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage Victoria, Vancouver Island