My husband, myself, and my father-in-law stayed at this B&B in Spetember 2006. We absolutely loved it! Every part of our stay was wonderful, and we would love to return sometime.
First, booking and value:
We booked directly with the inn, and had no problems. In fact, I switched rooms after I had booked, without any trouble. My father-in-law stayed in the Pender Islands room, and my husband and I stayed in the San Juan Island room - both were lovely! We especially liked the jetted tub, and the fireplace was nice for chilly evenings. The price was great as well - we originally wanted to stay in Victoria itself, but found that the room prices were too high - especially as we needed 2 rooms. I was quite happy to find this B&B, and Sidney is not far from Victoria. Not only is it a pretty drive, but Sidney is an adorable, picturesque seaside town. Everyone was quite friendly, although be aware if you are "night owls" that grocery stores and restaurants in the area do close early.
The staff are quite friendly; they even gave me a vase to keep, for the flowers we had purchased at the florist around the corner. We loved the coffee and tea placed in the hallway each morning. (There is also coffee and tea available anytime downstairs, but this way, you can have coffee while getting ready in the morning, without going downastairs in your robe!) The breakfasts each morning were indeed gormet, and quite enjoyable, served in their beautiful dining room.
They also have a large book with menus from the various restaurants nearby; they can assist you in making reservations as well. We also chatted a bit with the other guests; everyone was friendly and easy to talk with.
As I said, the rooms are wonderful - no matter which one you choose. They are immaculate, and the beds are plush and delightful to sleep in. They do provide nice robes, and the bath amenities are good quality as well.
Side note: If you like lavender, don't miss the downtown lavender shop - I believe it's called "Saltspring Lavender". Also, do walk down by the pier.
Overall, we would not hesitate to recommend this B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The award winning Beacon Inn offers 5-Star luxury in the heart of Sidney. Centrally located in the quaint seaside community of Sidney, close to Victoria, Butchart Gardens, BC ferries (to Vancouver & Gulf Islands) and WA State ferries (to San Juan Islands & Anacortes), as well as the Victoria airport. The Inn offers many complimentary extras, including full breakfasts; afternoon Sherry; coffee/tea/snacks; off-street parking; local phone calling and WiFi. Nine beautifully appointed guestrooms with feather beds, spa-inspired ensuite bathrooms, gas F/P's and A/C. An easy stroll to many unique local shops, a great selection of eateries, coffee houses, and the spectacular Sidney waterfront just 2 blocks away. Area activities include, golf, wine tasting and tours, whale watching, cycling, kayaking and boating to name just a few. ... more less
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