I have been here on two separate trips, and frankly, the only thing this place has going for it is location - it is convenient to the Victoria airport (about a 10 min drive), and close to the main strip in Sidney where all the amenities and restaurants are, as well as a short walk to the waterfront. The rooms are small and stuffy. The king sized beds are comfortable but they barely fit in the rooms. The bathrooms are very small, the bathtubs are small. The decor is ugly and dated. Front desk service is ok, but nothing special. The breakfast offer is just a scam - a few dollars off at the Smitty's next door. The prices are very high for what you get and should include a full free breakfast. I will most likely look for something else next time I am in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel in Sidney-by-the-Sea. PLEASE refer to the Management Photos as these are our new Hotel photos, we have renovated. Our location is perfect for an early or late flight as we are only a five minute drive from the Victoria International Airport. The BC Ferry Terminal at Swartz Bay, and Washington State Ferry to Anacortes WA are both five minutes drive as well. We are the closest Best Western to Butchart Gardens, Butterfly World, Church and State Winery, and the SHAW Ocean Discovery Center is 7 blocks away! Experience Sidney-by-the-Sea also known as Book Town with over 9 book stores. Everything is at your doorstep of our clean and quiet Hotel. Enjoy a beautiful walk along the Ocean front and watch the seals and otters play, Be sure to check out the Manager Photos not the prior Traveler or Expert photos as those are very old, We are Newly renovated, large comfortable rooms, free parking, free internet, options of Kitchen Suites, or Family suites or a large standard King or Queen Bedded room. Come and see us soon! ... more less
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