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“Beach, boardwalk, and 5 minutes from the airport”

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The Cedarwood Inn and Suites
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Sidney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beach, boardwalk, and 5 minutes from the airport”
Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

It's dated, and the bed was a little soft, but the view of the Ocean makes it all worthwhile. You are a short and scenic walk from downtown Sidney, but just 10 minutes from Victoria Airport, which makes even the earliest flight very manageable. Beats a normal airport hotel hands down.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, ONT
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

WE love this place. We have been coming to Sidney/Victoria for years and always stay at the Cedarwood. It feels like home. The location can't be beat, a walk to the village of Sidney and just across the road from the water. The gardens are just spectacular, as are the views. The rooms feel like cozy cottages, they are not super modern but for us they suit perfectly. We always have a GREAT time, the Cedarwood is always and will always be our first choice. Also, SUPER awesome staff!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

Have stayed here many times over the years. This place is very clean, quaint and hospitable. This time we stayed in one of the original cabins, very cute. We love this place, would not stay anywhere else in Sidney. It is the picture of the Canadian spirit!

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013

We went there for the BC Day long weekend to attend a wedding near Sidney. Most places were booked up, and this is one of the very limited choices with a king-sized bed. The price is about the same as some cheaper places in downtown Victoria, but it's much closer to the wedding place.

I believe it's hard to not have a good first impression of this inn, because you must drive by the waterfront to enter it, and most people would go WOW on the scenery. This inn is literally across the street from the shore. There aren't many buildings nearby, so it's a very quiet place.

We had one of the regular rooms, as those private huts were all booked up. Everything was clean and tidy, except maybe the kettle which only opens at the mouth, so nobody can really clean its inside.

Although the surroundings were quiet, the fridge, which was only a few feet away from the bed, was quite noisy. Also, as the building is built with wood, you can hear people's footsteps. But otherwise, it's very quiet at night.

The town centre of Sidney is only about 3 minutes of drive away, and there are several restaurants and a Safeway, amongst other stores. There's no restaurants at the inn.

Room Tip: One of the two complexes faces south and the other faces north. It is my personal preference to liv...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

The Cedarwood is a very good option for staying near Victoria if you don't want or need to stay right in the heart of downtown. Located less than a kilometre from the centre of picturesque Sidney, The Cedarwood offers very quiet rooms that are clean and hospitable. The decor is a little dated, but that's part of the charm. The view from the grounds of the water and islands is spectacular, and a relaxing seawall walk is easily accessible just across the street. We also found the price to be quite reasonable. They offer a good range of accommodation options, from queen bed suites for couples all the way up to a handful of fully-equipped cabins for families. Pets are also welcome.

The hotel is especially handy if you need to catch an early ferry from nearby Swartz Bay Terminal, as we did, since it's only about 10 minutes' drive away.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leduc, Canada
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Reviewed 26 July 2013 via mobile

We were late arriving and stayed here as it was the first place we saw. Beautiful manicured grounds with close access to the ocean. Inside, another story. Rooms are dark, all wood panelling and furnishings look like they came from someone's attic. Otherwise, bathroom was clean, and if you like this decor, this is an ok place to stay for proximity to ferry and airport. The towels were badly in need of replacing as is the carpet which in our room was badly stained. Bed was on soft side and every time someone moved it felt more like a trampoline. I would not stay here again.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Robyn C, Front Office Manager at The Cedarwood Inn and Suites, responded to this review, 2 August 2013
We here at the Cedarwood are very sorry that our rooms did not meet your expectations. We try to achieve clean suites and have regularly scheduled steam cleaning for all our units. Therefore, there is no excuse for the stains you witnessed.

We also have a range of suites with varying decors. Wood walls are only in a few of our rooms and cottages. We also have more recently updated suites. Usually at check in we discuss your room options. Since you checked in late we would like to offer you a complimentary upgrade from the unit you were in to a James Islnd Suite, if you would consider staying with us again. Please just print this posting and bring it in with you.
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Sidney, Canada
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

The Cedarwood is in our neighbourhood. Since we have downsized we don't have a spare room. So when we have guests we put them up there. Everyone has confirmed that the rooms are clean, quiet, great beds, well functioning kitchens, spectacular views and wonderful walking areas along the gardened waterfront. The gardens at the Inn are equally beautiful and cared for by the owner. We think it's GREAT and convenient to have the Cedarwood in our neighbourhood.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: The Cedarwood Inn and Suites
Address: 9522 Lochside Dr, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1N8, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Sidney
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Sidney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Cedarwood Inn and Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set among award-winning gardens in a quiet, residential area of Sidney-By-The-Sea, the Cedarwood provides waterfront accommodation with a difference. When you stay with us, you are close to the world-renowned Butchart Gardens and within walking distance to the San Juan Islands ferries. You will have the opportunity to enjoy spectacular views of the waterfront and gardens by the sea, Olympic Mountains and Mount Baker. Just a few blocks away, there are restaurants, cafes, banks, supermarkets and unique specialty shops to serve your every need. Whether on holiday or on business, we invite you to stay at The Cedarwood, where it is our intention to provide each and every guest with a home away from home, all year long. ... more   less 
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