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James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites

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Front of property
Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden Area | Terrace/patio
Traditional Room, 2 Queen Beds | Terrace/patio
Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden Area | Private kitchenette
Classic Room, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk

Overview of James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites

James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites

3.0 star property
Edwardian hotel with restaurant, near Emily Carr House

9.0/10 Superb

1,000 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Bar
The price is $72
Price available on 12/11/2022
270 Government Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 2L2
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Computer station
  • Snack bar/deli
  • ATM/banking services
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In James Bay
  • Victoria Harbour - 11 min walk
  • Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal - 15 min walk
  • Government Street - 1 min drive
  • University of Victoria - 18 min drive
  • Butchart Gardens - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • Victoria, BC (YWH-Victoria Inner Harbour Seaplane Base) - 2 min drive
  • Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ) - 36 min drive
  • Friday Harbor, WA (FBS-Friday Harbor Sea Plane Base) - 119 min drive
  • Friday Harbor, WA (FRD) - 129 min drive
  • Roche Harbor, WA (RCE) - 140 min drive
  • Port Angeles, WA (CLM-William R. Fairchild Intl.) - 159 min drive
  • Deer Harbor, WA (DHB-Deer Harbor Seaplane Base) - 22 miles/35.3 km
  • Lopez Island, WA (LPS) - 20.4 miles/32.9 km


  • Bent Mast Pub and Restaurant - 5 min walk
  • Beacon Drive In - 7 min walk
  • Floyd's Diner - 7 min walk
  • Heron Rock Bistro - 7 min walk
  • Jonathan's Restaurant - 10 min walk

About this property

James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites

Located 0.6 mi (1 km) from the airport, James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites puts you 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Victoria Harbour and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal. For a bite to eat, guests can check out JBI Cafe, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This Edwardian hotel also features a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace. The helpful staff and overall value get great marks from fellow travelers.


English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 40 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 6:00 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 19
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 19


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


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–11:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Beach nearby
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1911
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Handrails in stairways


  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Recycling

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.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between CAD 10.00 and CAD 30 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

James Bay Inn Hotel
The James Bay Hotel
James Bay Hotel
James Bay & Suites Victoria
James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites Hotel
James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites Victoria
James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites Hotel Victoria

Frequently asked questions

Does James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites?
As of Nov 29, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites on Dec 11, 2022 start from $72, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a garden and access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, JBI Cafe. Nearby restaurants include Bent Mast Pub and Restaurant (5-min walk), Beacon Drive In (7-min walk), and Floyd's Diner (7-min walk).
What's the area around James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites like?
James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites is a short 11-minute walk from Victoria Harbour and 7 minutes' walk from British Columbia Parliament Building. The local area is popular for its beaches and our guests say it is very walkable.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

111 Years old
Wow what a great stay, loved this hotel very clean and staff where so very nice. Price is a bonus as well, loved hearing the history of this hotel as well. When in Victoria stop by, the pub and restaraunt have super great food. We will stay again while in Victoria. Thanks
KEN, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great James bay stay
Great location and service. Is in an old building so stairs and a little creaking floor boards but gladly stay again. Bed very comfortable and good pillows.
ANITA, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Island stay-cation
We visited to Victoria for a relaxed trip from Central Vancouver Island. The hotel has classic looking with beautiful decor. Emily Carr's pictures are fascinating. Surprisingly it was quiet at night. Food at Cafe/ Pub was very good. We enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much for all the hotel staff.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Shannon, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Jill, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Faith, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff is amazingly friendly and helpful. I enjoy the setting. The restaurant is good for breakfast or a casual meal and the pub is well known and appreciated in Victoria.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Silver fish in room
philip, 2-night trip
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