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Helms Inn

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Suite, 1 King Bed | In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Suite, 2 Double Beds | In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Double Room | In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Studio, 1 King Bed | In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
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Overview of Helms Inn

Helms Inn

2.0 star property
City-center hotel within easy reach of Victoria Harbour

9.0/10 Superb

1,003 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
The price is $96
Price available on 11/30/2022
600 Douglas St, Victoria, BC, V8V2P8

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In James Bay
  • Victoria Harbour - 9 min walk
  • Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal - 13 min walk
  • Government Street - 3 min drive
  • University of Victoria - 16 min drive
  • Butchart Gardens - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Victoria, BC (YWH-Victoria Inner Harbour Seaplane Base) - 1 min drive
  • Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ) - 35 min drive
  • Friday Harbor, WA (FBS-Friday Harbor Sea Plane Base) - 118 min drive
  • Port Angeles, WA (CLM-William R. Fairchild Intl.) - 122 min drive
  • Friday Harbor, WA (FRD) - 127 min drive
  • Roche Harbor, WA (RCE) - 139 min drive
  • Lopez Island, WA (LPS) - 20.2 miles/32.6 km
  • Deer Harbor, WA (DHB-Deer Harbor Seaplane Base) - 21.7 miles/34.9 km


  • Tre Fantastico - 5 min walk
  • Browns Social House - 6 min walk
  • Noodlebox - 6 min walk
  • Cora - 6 min walk
  • Floyd's Diner - 7 min walk

About this property

Helms Inn

Located 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from the airport, Helms Inn puts you 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Victoria Harbour and 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal. Guests will have free perks like WiFi and wired Internet. The comfortable beds and central location get great marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 48 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 19
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

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


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


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


  • Uncovered onsite self parking (CAD 10 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Library


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Recycling

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)


  • Uncovered self parking costs CAD 10 per night with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; 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

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

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, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Helms Inn
Helms Inn Victoria
Helms Victoria
Helm`s Hotel Victoria
Helms Hotel Victoria
Helms Inn Hotel
Helms Inn Victoria
Helms Inn Hotel Victoria

Frequently asked questions

Does Helms Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Helms Inn 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 Helms Inn?
As of Nov 29, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Helms Inn on Nov 30, 2022 start from $96, 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 Helms Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Helms Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Helms Inn?
Yes. Self parking costs CAD 10 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Helms Inn?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Helms Inn and nearby?
Helms Inn has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Helms Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Tre Fantastico (5-min walk), Browns Social House (6-min walk), and Noodlebox (6-min walk).
Does Helms Inn have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a stovetop, a refrigerator, and a microwave.
What's the area around Helms Inn like?
Helms Inn is in James Bay, a short 9-minute walk from Victoria Harbour and 4 minutes' walk from Royal BC Museum. Travelers say the local area is good for shopping and very central.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very Good

Patricia, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Enjoyed our Victoria Stay
Nicely furnished, quiet, and even a kitchenette. Bathroom was tiny but otherwise outstanding room
Richard, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

bronwen, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Linsay, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Top Drawer
You cannot do better for the price point. Top drawer on all counts. My wife and I travel cross continent road trips every couple of years. We're gone for a couple of months so we have a very good idea as to what you get for your money. The Helms Inn is worth every penny. If back in Victoria, B.C Canada we won't stay anywhere else
T, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very pleasant and helpful staff. The room was clean and spacious.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Shiella, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Martin Winnipeg
Martin, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great spot to stay in Victoria
Great location, accommodations and staff. Highly recommend.
Ken, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Jenifer, 2-night trip
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