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James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites, Victoria

3-star3 stars
270 Government StreetVictoriaBCV8V 2L2Canada

Edwardian hotel with restaurant, near British Columbia Parliament Building
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.4
Great location
Delicious food
Awesome vibe
Tasty breakfast
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From 515 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites, Victoria

from $76
  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Traditional Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Studio, 1 Queen Bed
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Traditional Room, 1 King Bed
  • Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Cottage, 2 Bedrooms
  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed
  • Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Terrace
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden Area
  • Premium House, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Garden Area

What’s around James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites, Victoria


  • In James Bay
  • British Columbia Parliament Building - 7 min walk
  • Government Street - 1 min walk
  • Emily Carr House - 2 min walk
  • Helmcken House - 6 min walk
  • Royal BC Museum - 9 min walk
  • Holland Point Park - 9 min walk
  • Legislative Assembly of British Columbia - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Victoria, BC (YWH-Victoria Inner Harbour) - 4 min drive
  • Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.) - 33 min drive
  • Port Angeles, WA (CLM-William R. Fairchild Intl.) - 131 min drive
  • Friday Harbor, WA (FBS-Friday Harbor Sea Plane Base) - 145 min drive
  • Friday Harbor, WA (FRD) - 152 min drive
  • Roche Harbor, WA (RCE) - 164 min drive
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 40 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-3 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Travelling with others


  • Children (11 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built 1911
  • Garden
  • Terrace

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


JBI Cafe - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites, Victoria’s small print

Also known as

  • James Bay Inn Hotel
  • The James Bay Hotel
  • James Bay Hotel


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between CAD 12.00 and CAD 14.00 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 573 reviews

James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites, Victoria
Location was convenient but beds are very small.
This hotel was okay. It was clean and seemed to be a historic building but the bed was really small. Barely a double for 2 adults. They offered to have us pay to upgrade to a little larger room but it was even very small. Probably would not stay again.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites, Victoria
Great location with a nice pub
Overnight stay. Very walkable, just a couple of blocks from the Empress. Super-friendly staff. The hotel looks very Victorian and has a really nice pub in the same building. It also has a nice balcony for every guest's use.
Stefanie, us1 night trip
James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites, Victoria
Very Good8.0
Beware room 227
A friend and I stayed 2 nights. Room 227 has the most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept in. We were able to change rooms in the front desk was very helpful. As a sufferer of multiple chemical sensitivities I had to keep a window open and fan going in order to breathe because of the artificial fragrance smells in the building. Love the old building charm and the resteraunt.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites, Victoria
Very Good8.0
Beautiful Hotel
Lovely old style hotel - very Victorian
Kent, usOther trip
James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites, Victoria
Clean, freshly painted, quiet...horrible old saggy bed, no temperature control, poor use of space in small room. I love updated old hotels - not this one
john, us1 night trip

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James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites, Victoria

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