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Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Sidney
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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192 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel”
Reviewed 4 September 2011

We stayed here at the end of a bike trip to the Gulf Islands. We stayed in an inside room with no view as we had to get up very early to bike back to Victoria in time to catch the Clipper. The room was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast for the room was in the fridge and was pretty good. It was nice to have something to eat as we had to leave before most hotel breakfasts are ready. Breakfast consisted of an apple, orange juice and a frozen cheese quesadilla that we heated in the microwave. The hotel let us keep our bikes in the room and there was enough room so was quite convenient. The hotel is on the lovely town boardwalk along the waterfront and there are lots of nice restaurants within walking distance. The town of Sydney was charming and well worth strolling around. This hotel was clean, welcoming, helpful and nicely located and we would return.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2011

I stayed at the Sidney Waterfront Inn and Spa while travelling to the Victoria area for a wedding. It has a wonderful location right near the ocean and Sidney is a surprisingly charming little town. The Inn was a decent value, with comfortable beds, although my bathroom smelled a little mildewy. The staff when I was checking in were very helpful, but the lady at the desk at check-out time seemed a little frazzled. Overall, a decent experience.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Campbell River, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2011

Ocean view after you look at the parking lot. Breakfast included - a freezer burnt something in the tiny freezer in the bar fridge with a juice box!
"Waterfront Inn" don't be fooled its an overpriced motel!!

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for the 2nd floor(there are only 2) and not at the end to get any view at all!
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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High Wycombe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2011

Clean, comfortable, quiet, friendly place to stay. Rooms are a reasonable size and most have a small balcony with views over the water. Centrally located, so everywhere is within easy walking distance. Pub & restaurant on site. Would certainly go back there.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Nanoose Bay
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2011

It was amazing sitting on the balcony with my morning coffee enjoying the fabulous ocean view. I was lulled to sleep each night by the waves lapping against the shore. Great staff, beautilful room , it is definitely my new home away from home when I visit Sidney! Oh...and did I mention the spa...wonderful experience!

Connie

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Calgary, Alberta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2011

I reviewed this hotel online and was a little skeptical at first, when I arrived I had an oceanview room on the second floor (top floor). This hotel is very quaint and is so comfortable! The room amenities were fantastic! There's was even a little fake fireplace, desk, table, couch, mini-fridge with apple slices and a breakfast quesadilla, very comfortable white linen robes and the bed... well the bed was extremely comfortable.

The view was priceless, a very quiet area right on the pier and the best location. I walked all over Sidney and had dinner a long the pier at a local pub which was fantastic. Less than a one minute walk behind the hotel is the boardwalk a long the pier, they have a small beach called "Glass Beach". Many years ago there was a cannery above the beach and somehow jars from the cannery got swept out to sea. The beach is filled with beach glass, for those of you who aren't familiar with beach glass it's glass that has been weathered by the sea and is soft around the edges. Therefore the beach is safe for children and your pets to enjoy.

There is a nice grocery store directly across the street, liquor store on the next building and everything else you want close by. For being a 40+ year old inn & spa it certainly has been maintained magificently.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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Victoria, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 25 January 2011

I spent a night here alone in November/10 (on business) and enjoyed it so much my hubby and I came back for two nights for our anniversary in January. When they heard it was our anniversary they upgraded us to an amazing suite at no extra cost -- and our original room was already pretty nice! The manager and front desk manager were both on site and very helpful and friendly, and our stay exceeded all our expectations -- a great breakfast waiting in the fridge, watching sailboats go by while soaking in the jet tub, handy shopping. We''ll absolutely go back -- soon, I hope!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites

Property: Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites
Address: 9775 First St, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3E1, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Sidney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Sidney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites is conveniently located on the waterfront, the only Hotel on South Vancouver Island with a beach. Just 20 minutes from Victoria and five minutes from Victoria International Airport, BC Ferries & the IOS. From your balcony, only feet from the ocean, take in Sidney by the Sea's breathtaking waterfront & views of the Gulf Islands. Relax in front of your fireplace in a cozy wicker chair or soak in a large jetted tub. Enjoy our recently updated rooms and suites. We offer breakfast, free internet, free local and North America phone calls, HD sports movies and HBO & free parking. Enjoy Boutique shopping on-site in The Cannery & discover waterfront dining in our Beacon Landing Restaurant and Lounge. The most Affordable rates on the Waterfront in Sidney-by-the-Sea. ... more   less 
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