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Helm's Inn
Ranked #21 of 47 Hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Walked in the wrong building at first, was welcomed by the smell of urine. Found our room, which is basically a converted basement next to the laundry, boxing in the hallway, doors of the hinges and a bad smell. The room itself looks ok. Never pay more than sixty bucks to stay in this hostel

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We have enjoyed staying at the helms Inn in Victoria for that past 8 years. The rooms are clean , comfortable , have a kitchenette, sitting /eating area and either a Murphy bed or pull out.
You can get one room or a one bedroom. The hotel is conveniently located to the downtown area, the ocean, James Bay area, Cook Street village and Beacon Hill park. There is a small $5 parking charge. Once there you will be able to walk to everything. Staff are friendly, and very helpful. they have wifi and a computer available for guests. Coffee and tea are available in the lobby along with fruit and cookies. Their rates are low compared to other hotels and they have a real homey atmosphere. A very good deal for your money.

Room Tip: the second and third buildings are perhaps a little quieter.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

We came here only for one night, but it was very nice. The room we had was literally around the corner from the front desk. I was terrified we would be listening to noise all night, but it wasn't noisy at all!

The room was very spacious and had a great kitchen.

The hotel itself is situated close to town, so you can walk to the museum, parliament, along the water, or downtown for a stroll. The parking is a bit odd but you will find a spot. We arrived later at night from a family gathering and all the spots were gone! Someone from the hotel ran out and helped guide us to a spot that wasn't technically a spot but was fine to park in. We had no issues with it as it was on the hotel's lot.

It is a cute older building, but you can tell it has been maintained very well.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

The Helms Inn does what many hotels and Inns fail to do. The management maintains an older building in perfectly fine shape and they manage to keep it up and keep it updated quite nicely. It is a busy inn, and it is very conveniently located. It is NOT new, but, as I said, it is quite nice. It is a sort walk to everything in downtown Victoria, and a reasonable walk to the Fisherman's Wharf area. We love this place and we will be back soon. One small complaint... it would be great to see fresh baked cookies served during tea time instead of the ones from a tin.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We were hesitant to book this hotel simply because of exterior pictures. However, after a recommendation from family, we gave it a try. It was wonderful. We had a king bed in the Thunderbird building. The suite had a kitchen, sitting area, and if you need it a Murphy bed in the closet. The only down side was no elevator, but not a problem. The room was extremely clean and the hotel staff super friendly. We were in easy distance to all the locations we needed such as Wharf Street, Fort Street, and Government Street. Be sure to stay here, rates are very affordable!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

Perfectly situated for Beacon Hill Park and the Inner Harbor. We walked to both everyday. Our room was clean but felt small for a family of five. The front desk was cordial and helpful. It was fine for what we needed for our short stay.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We stayed at Helm's Inn for two nights and enjoyed our stay a lot, as well as the beautiful city of Victoria. We stayed in a spacious room, with living room and kitchenette. Everything is present to make your stay comfortable. Thanks to the great location, you can reach city centre after a lovely walk of 5 minutes. If you have kids: go to the children's farm in the park nearby the hotel. Our 1.5 year old son had the time of his life!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Helm's Inn

Address: 600 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2P8, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > James Bay
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Victoria
#11 Family Hotel in Victoria
#19 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
Price Range: £56 - £131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Helm's Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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Also Known As:
Helm`s Hotel Victoria
Helms Hotel Victoria
Helm's Inn Victoria, Vancouver Island

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