"Great location and price"
The Helms is a very nice hotel located walking distance from the Inner Harbor. The room was cllean, comfy, and very well laid out. The only thing I would improve on is the pillows, they are too soft for me. Overall I would recommend to anyone and would stay again, but I'd bring my own pillow.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quiet and comfortable"
Have stayed here many times and love the quiet neighborhood feel. Close to the Provincial Museum and totem park, an easy walk from the ferry. Helpful staff who recommended eating places and allowed us to check in early after a morning arrival by ferry. Breakfast places 2 blocks away that were quite good but the option of having even a continental breakfast […] at the hotel would have been nice. Will stay here again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Room was not cleaned one day...not sure why. Otherwise, good value and a great location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
You ask too much. You want responses don't make it a burden.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great location! Five min. Walk from inner harbor. Across the street from Beacon Hill Park. Modern, clean and very comfortable with kitchenette.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We were pleasantly surprised as to how nice, clean, convenient and friendly this reasonably-priced Inn was. We walked from the Seattle Clipper easily to the Inn - and could walk everywhere from there as well. The Beacon Hill Park (kitty-corner from the Helms Inn) is a lovely place for an early morning or late afternoon stroll. We will definitely come […] again and encourage our friends as well. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent Location for Reasonable Price"
I was really pleased for the location of the Helms Inn. It is very close to the harbor and the Museum of British Columbia, as well as a large municipal park. The facilities themselves (at least our room) were in very good condition. My biggest complaint is what can only be described as the bizarre location of our room. There were plenty of rooms located […] in more "traditional" parts of the hotel. Ours was located right off the lobby. The door to our room was sandwich in between the public bathroom and the lobby vending machines. It really limited our privacy. We had been concerned about noise, but it turned out not to be an issue. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, great service."
Helms Inn, Greetings and thank you. Your Hotel was just lovely, and we could walk to all the "Hot" spots, right from our room. We plan to visit again next year. Again, thank you for a wonderful stay. Sincerely, The Olson'sGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very convenient to downtown and the park."
Very kid friendly staff and a good family stay. Beacon Park is just across the street, the RBC Museum is in the back yard and and downtown starts a block away. Victoria is great for families- lots of kid activities. Helms Inn staff were very nice, the room amenities were apartment-like and everything was clean and fresh. THe only downside is the age […] of the buildingings. They're very well maintained, but the walls and floor/ceilings were old style thin. The first night and morning were a bit noisy overhead, but the rest of our stay was fairly quiet. With our 4 and 5 yr old boys in the room, I hope our neighbors thought the same. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location and excellent boutique hotel."
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Helms Inn. The rooms were surprisingly large and had small kitchens. Beds were great and service excellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice location, modern, large room with kitchenette"
We were very impressed with the renovation, decor, cleanliness, and the great location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great place to stay"
This hotel is nicely updated. The room I had was large and comfortable. The location was near everything we wanted to see in Victoria. I'd stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"nice hotel closer to downtown"
it was nice hotel, had kitchen. only thing was the shower head, not enough pressure.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very convenient location"
Very good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We had the smallest size room. It was a little cramped. Had a king bed, kitchen with 2 burner stove, small refrigerator, sink, and dishes. Hotel is in a great location, 2 blocks from the inner harbor, next to the BC Museum and Beacon Hill park, and walking distance to many restaurants and shops.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, friendly staff"
My wife and I stayed for three nights prior to heading to Vancouver for Canada Day. First off, the location is perfect. It's right across the street from a large park, and within easy walking distance to the waterfront, and downtown areas, along with being a block from the Royal BC Museum and the buses to Butchart/etc. The staff was very friendly, and […] they easily dealt with a problem with our reservation dates. Although it's an older building, the room had newer furnishings. It was much larger than we expected, with a king bed and small kitchen. The only minor complaints I have are that the bed was only moderately comfortable, and the showerhead was one of those old designs which don't spread the water very well (and tend to waste water). Overall, though, a great place to stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close to major attractions"
We stayed at the hotel for three nights. We were pleasantly surprised by its location – it was close to major attractions and bus stop (so we took a bus from Tsawwassen ferry terminal and to Butchart Gardens as we traveled without a car). Our room had full kitchen and nice view at the park.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely quiet and convenient hotel"
My husband and I took the ferry and bus to Victoria, no car. This hotel was a quick 2 blocks from main charter bus station in town. It is 5 min walk from Parliament Building and downtown Victoria. It's on a quiet beautiful street. They have free coffee and tea and apples in lobby. The kitchen was great as we ate several meals in our room. There was […] a table with four chairs and separate sleeping room from living/kitchen area. There is a full grocery store about 12 min walk and we loaded up on breakfast and dinner foods. We had a toaster, microwave, stovetop, and toaster oven as well as coffee machine. The staff was friendly and very helpful. We would definitely stay there again. The fixtures were a little dated, but clean and functional. It is a great home base for exploring the lovely Vancouver Island. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
What a pleasant surprise this place was! Great location easy walking distance to the wharf/downtown but in a quiet residential area. We were concerned when we saw our room was off the driveway and sort of in the basement but inside, a gem with wood floors, nice kitchen, separate living and sleeping with door that closed! Couch in front room converted […] to bed. The four of us were very comfortable and only regretted we did not stay longer! Excellent value! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Oasis within the Capital"
Great location, only a block from Empress and Parliament. Suggest middle building where rooms have kitchenettes and patio/balcony. Staff was great and room was very comfortable. Considering everything, this hotel offers great value.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Helm's Inn a Great Choice!"
Location, location, location, plus great amenities. Walking distance to ferry, downtown Victoria, and Beacon Hill Park, and Thrifty Food Market (nice!). Would definitely stay here again! Room choices with two double beds or a king, plus a kitchenette and tiny patio. Only negative was that the "living room" was a bit dark, and the pillows not terribly […] comfy. Minor issues compared to the over all quality and great price ($118 night). Service with a smile and sense of humor. Got everything I requested online- two rooms adjacent to each other on the first floor of middle building near the back- quiet location. I researched heavily on TripAdvisor and was not disappointed! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nicely renovated inside - friendly staff"
Great value in a great location. Although the hotel is older, it has been recently renovated inside, so my room and the front lobby were really nice, more like a 4 star hotel. It could use some refreshing on the outside, but overall I was quite pleased, given the cost compared to other choices.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice location, especially for the price."
This hotel is located on the same block as the Royal B.C. museum, within walking distance of the local attractions. For the location, the price is very hard to beat. The facilities and staff were great, though the room was a bit cramped. Kitchenette includes basic dishes and cooking utensils. Again, unbeatable for its price.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location for the $"
Helpful, friendly staff, great location for the $. Only issue was no elevator to our 3rd floor roomGenuine Expedia guest review
"An Easy Walk From the Ferry"
It was a nice hotel that offered a kitchen for making your own meals. I found it very relaxing and close to down town area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A quiet homey hotel close to harbor attractions"
The Helms was a great place to stay. It was within easy walking distance to all the main Victoria harbor-area attractions. While it was not glitzy, it was very comfortable, quiet, and staffed with nice helpful people.Genuine Expedia guest review
loved having apples, tea, and coffee at the reception. walking distances to many attractions, including a museum parking lot away. oven, microwave, frig all very nice to haveGenuine Expedia guest review
"Clean, Big, Comfortable place to spread out"
This hotel was nice, the greeting staff were very nice, courteous and helpful. The room was great, big. Small kitchenette, dining table and chairs, reading leather chairs, and a comfy king sized bed. Some things are a little out dated but it is not noticeable as they go well with the cottage decor. Would much rather stay here than the Executive, or […] Bed ford Regency. The location is right next to the bus stop, restaurants, the parliament building, the inner harbor, and it all. A good value/quality to cost ratio! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for the Price"
Close to all the sights in Victoria. At first glance, Helm's Inn looks a little seedy, but the inside was in good condition. The lobby looked like it had been updated recently and so did parts of the room. The room with beds was a little cramped, but definitely great for the price. Would book again and recommend to friends and family.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great place to stay1"
I arrived on the ferry from Port Angeles in the morning and headed straight to the hotel. They locked up my bags and offered me information on Victoria and the surrounding area as well as a cup of tea! The staff was very helpful. our room was superb, the location is great for walking being less than 3 blocks from the museum, the Empress Hotel as well […] as Beacon Hill (across the street). Restaurants and shopping are in easy walking distance and the ferry is about 4 blocks away. Great time! Thank you! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I have stayed at Helm's Inn twice and have been very pleased both times. The location is perfect for walking downtown, to the park, to the beach, or just around the beautiful neighborhoods. But they also have parking if you need a car. There is no restaurant on sight but there are plenty within walking distance. The staff were always pleasant and helpful. […] The housekeeping staff were very helpful and were happy to do as much or little as you needed on your schedule. The apartments were very clean and had what I needed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Well located in Victoria"
Staff attentive, friendly and accommodating. Small intimate feeling. All special requests made when booking the room were honored. Well located. Reasonable walk from Victoria Clipper dock but a bit of a challenge if you have substantial luggage (Taxi fare-$7.50). Close to Inner Harbor, near down town district, auto rental agencies a couple blocks away […] and across the street from Beacon Hill Park with beautiful trails to the eastern island shore. Tidy, well appointed but bathroom cramped, and furniture arrangement awkward. More operable window needed. Top floor interior room quiet. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Our room was a little small, but very clean and well appointed. We were surprised by a parking fee when we checked out.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful room and great location!"
This hotel was really a pleasant surprise. I took the ferry from Seattle to Victoria and this hotel was so conveniently located that I could walk to everything. The room was very large with a full kitchen so I could eat in if I chose to do so. I loved it and would definitely stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
As others have mentioned, this was really a great find! So close to everything, yet quiet. Best of all were the beds - they were so comfortable - even the rollaway! It is very unusual for this family to find sleeping arrangements that are as good as home! The space was ample for our family of 4 (including two 'adult' children)! The kitchenette fully […] enabled us to cook breakfast each day. The only thing we would have wanted was an extra mirrored area/desk/table for someone to use while others are using the washroom! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good for a family vacation"
It combines the comforts and convenience of a hotel with the feeling of a smaller inn. Excellent, close-in location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect location for Victoria vacation"
This was our second visit to Helms Inn and we definitely would stay there again. We love to walk, and it was easy to get to downtown locations in Victoria. Our recently refurbished room was very comfortable as well as being very attractive. The staff was helpful and accommodating.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"No car needed."
Perfect location, next to the BC Museum and 2 blocks from Parliment. We walked everywhere. Roomy rooms and nice lobby and patio area to relax if needed.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is conveniently located within easy walking distance to the Inner Harbor, museums, Parliament and Beacon Hill Park. We would stay in the hotel again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best kept secret in Victoria"
The Helm's is a lovely hotel in a very nice section of Victoria......Very close to the inner harbor and the B.C. museum. A short walk to a food store where we bought food and drinks to stock the kitchenette.......The room was very spacious and the bed was comfortable......We took a walk in Beacon Hill Park which did not dissapoint and was across the […] street from the hotel.......Loved the hotel and loved Victoria Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient Hotel for ferry travelers"
Helms Inn is a great place to stay when visiting Victoria. It is conveniently located to the ferry and all downtown attractions. The only complaint about our stay was on one day when insufficient towels were supplied and we had to ask for more. But we received an immediate response for our request for more towels.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, comfortable at a reasonable price!"
Clean, quiet, comfortable accommodations in a great location close to ferries, museum, parks, buses, and other attractions. We'd definitely stay here again!Genuine Expedia guest review
The Helms Inn was the perfect place to stay during our recent visit to Victoria. Even though it was right downtown, we weren't bothered by noise. The staff was very helpful and courteous. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The only downside is that our room had very little space around the beds, which were in a separate room from the kitchen area, […] couch/sofa bed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great getaway hotel"
I loved this hotel. It was quiet and clean. In walking distance to everything in town but just far enough away from the busy streets that it was peacful and quiet. The beautiful park across the street was perfect for a morning jog and an evening stroll.Genuine Expedia guest review
"close to downtown and harbor"
no elevator ... lugged bags up three flights of stairsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Dated room in a great location"
Great location, one block from Royal BC Museum; 2 blocks from harbor; walking distance to restaurants, shopping and activities. Room was very dated except for kitchen which was modern and new. Room was clean and spacious. The plumbing was a little loud and you knew when others in the hotel were showering etc. The hotel was in the process of updating […] the beds when we were there but our was not done yet. The bedding and pillows were dated. All that said, this hotel was a great price for the location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It's convieniently located within walking distance of everything you need. Shopping, dinning, and entertainment. The staff was very helpful, kind and very knowledgable.Genuine Expedia guest review
comfortable and pleasantGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We loved having not just a microwave but fully functional kitchen, and we were right next to the museum and so close to the inner harbor. Can't ask for more. It's not all brand spanking new, but that mattered less to us that the opportunity to have what was essentially an apartment for so reasonable a cost.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beyond our expectations"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Helms. The hotel across the street was full so we booked at the Helms for a lower rate expecting less. However, we later remarked that we were happier at the Helms than we would have been inn the high rise. The staff went out of their way to accomodate us and the room was just what we needed with a little kitchen, […] sitting area and separate bedroom. The location is terrific.... we walked to all the sites we wanted to see while in Victoria (except Bouchart Gardens which is outside of Victoria but definitely a must-see if you go). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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