Helms Inn - Victoria

600 Douglas St, Victoria, Bc, Ca, Victoria, Canada, V8V-2P8  show map
 2 stars
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Helms Inn - Victoria

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

 Pets

No pets allowed

 Air conditioning

Overview

The family Helms Inn is a 2-star property set next to Craigdarroch Castle, Fairmont Empress Hotel and Thunderbird Park. Helms Inn has been welcoming guests to its air-conditioned rooms since 1953.

Helms Inn is 20 minutes' walk from the center of Victoria. Helms Inn is also located near Inner Harbour.

The hotel is set next to museums, the castle and the parliament building.

5 minutes' drive from Victoria Inner Harbor airport and 5 minutes' walk to Mercurio Gallery train station.

Rooms

The property offers 44 guestsrooms appointed with individual climate control, a safe, a sofa, a microwave and a seating area. There are private bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer along with a toaster and a fridge for self-catering.

Services

Business facilities feature computers, a business corner and a copier.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site at CAD 5 per day.

Number of rooms:   44.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Limited time reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators

Services

  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Library

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cookware/Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Television
  • Telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  4 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 13 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

600 Douglas St, Victoria, Bc, Ca, Victoria, Canada, V8V-2P8

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City Center
  • Victoria
    1.1 km
Airports
  • Victoria Inner Harbor (YWH)
    1.7 km
  • Victoria International (YYJ)
    25.8 km
Train Stations
  • Mercurio Gallery
    600 m
  • Emily Carr Gallery
    700 m
Restaurants
  • The Old Spaghetti Factory (cuisine: Italian)
    190 m
  • Le Petit Dakar (cuisine: Vegetarian, African)
    200 m
Parks
  • Thunderbird Park
    200 m
  • The Robert Bateman Centre
    480 m
Ski areas
  • Ogden Point Breakwater
    1.9 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    44

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Rooms and availability

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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Helms Inn - Victoria Victoria location
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    Hotel Address:

    600 Douglas St, Victoria, Bc, Ca, Victoria, Canada, V8V-2P8

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Victoria
      1.1 km
    Airports
    • Victoria Inner Harbor (YWH)
      1.7 km
    • Victoria International (YYJ)
      25.8 km
    Train Stations
    • Mercurio Gallery
      600 m
    • Emily Carr Gallery
      700 m
    Restaurants
    • The Old Spaghetti Factory (cuisine: Italian)
      190 m
    • Le Petit Dakar (cuisine: Vegetarian, African)
      200 m
    Parks
    • Thunderbird Park
      200 m
    • The Robert Bateman Centre
      480 m
    Ski areas
    • Ogden Point Breakwater
      1.9 km
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      44

    Hotel Awards

    CanadianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedVictoriaHelms Inn

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Family Hotels in Canada

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    Helms Inn Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • The Royal Theatre - 500 m
    • Fishermans Wharf - 600 m

    Places of interest

    • Victoria Public Librairy - 300 m
    • British Columbia Parliament Buildings - 300 m
    • Victoria Courthouse Library - 400 m
    • Pacific Undersea Gardens - 400 m
    • Old Burying Ground - 500 m

    Train stations

    • Mercurio Gallery - 500 m
    • Emily Carr Gallery - 600 m
    • Artevo Gallery - 600 m

    Convention centers

    • Victoria Conference Centre - 200 m
    • Government Street - 500 m
    • Inner Harbour - 600 m

    Shopping areas

    • Royal BC Museum - 200 m
    • Miniature World - 400 m

    Monuments and Landmarks

    • Helmcken House - 100 m
    • St. Anns Academy Chapel - 200 m
    • Fairmont Empress Hotel - 300 m
    • The Parliament Building - 400 m

    Museums

    • Crystal Garden - 200 m
    • Downtown/ City Center - 200 m
    • British Columbia Festival-Arts - 400 m
    • Emily Carr House - 500 m
    • Royal London Wax Museum - 500 m
    • Royal London Wax Museum - 600 m

    Halls

    • Crystal Garden Administration - 200 m
    • Royal and MC Pherson Theatres - 600 m

    Business areas

    • The Bay Center - 600 m

    Golf courses and Country clubs

    • Victoria Bug Zoo - 400 m

    College Campuses

    • University Canada West - Victoria - 600 m

    Local attractions

    • Craigdarroch Castle - 1.7 km
      1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria
    • Point Ellice House - 2.1 km
      2616 Pleasant St., Victoria
    • Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary - 5.2 km
      3873 Swan Lake Road, Saanich
    • Government House - 1.8 km
      1401 Rockland Avenue, Victoria
    • Abkhazi Garden - 2.9 km
      1964 Fairfield Road, Victoria

    Near the hotel

    • Royal BC Museum - 250 m
      675 Belleville Street, Victoria
    • Fairmont Empress Hotel - 380 m
      721 Government St., Victoria
    • Miniature World - 430 m
      649 Humboldt St., Victoria
    • The Robert Bateman Centre - 480 m
      470 Belleville Street, Victoria
    • Thunderbird Park - 200 m
      675 Belleville st., Victoria
    • Parliament Buildings - 440 m
      501 Belleville St, Victoria
    • Victoria Bug Zoo - 490 m
      631 Courtney Street, Victoria

    Restaurants nearby

    • The Old Spaghetti Factory - 190 m

      Address: 703 Douglas St
      Phone: (250) 381-8444

      64% likes this, based on 252 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian

    • Legislative Dining Room - 220 m

      Address: 614 Government St.
      Phone: 387 3959

      80% likes this, based on 43 reviews
      Cuisine: Canadian

    • The Bengal Lounge - The Fairmont Empress Hotel - 380 m

      Address: 721 Government St
      Phone: 250-389-2727

      73% likes this, based on 344 reviews
      Cuisine: Contemporary, Indian
      Price Range: GBP 21 - GBP 81

    • Le Petit Dakar - 200 m

      Address: 711 Douglas St

      74% likes this, based on 41 reviews
      Cuisine: Vegetarian, African

    • Tre Fantastico - 240 m

      Address: 810 Humboldt St
      Phone: 1-250-590-8014

      85% likes this, based on 53 reviews
      Price Range: GBP 3 - GBP 16

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      44

    Hotel Awards

    CanadianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedVictoriaHelms Inn

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Family Hotels in Canada

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    Helms Inn Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Helms Inn

    Average guest rating

    8.8out of 10
    Superb
    Based on 264 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    9.5
    Rooms
    9.0
    Value
    8.0

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      8.8

      The hotel was quaint but fully upgraded. I liked the modern kitchenette, location to downtown Victoria and beautiful James Bay area

    • Group of friends
      8.8

      The staff was really kind, and the room was excellent. Full equipment for cooking, very clean bathroom. Highly recommend.

      Our room was just beside the street but the street was not very noisy. And it was park view. we were very tired after city tour so we slept very well.

    • Family with children
      10.0

      I very much enjoyed my stay at the Helm's Inn. The staff was very friendly and helpful. For example, when my internet connection didn't work anymore after the first night, they did their very best to make sure it wasn't a problem on their side... and it turned out it was my laptop...The room that I stayed in with my 19-year old niece was very clean and comfortable, including a fully equipped kitchenette (at no extra cost), iron and ironing board and flat screen TV. It was VERY clean and 5 - 10 minutes walking distance from the Inner Harbor and downtown. My niece could go out on her own when she wanted and had no problem finding her way back. I also loved that Beacon Hill Park and the ocean was only a few minutes away. A perfect location.

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      Real value for money. Well equipped kitchen with modern facilities.

      Absence of a lift, and having to walk up to the 3rd storey apartment with 2 heavy suitcases.

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      Clean tidy hotel in excellant location

      Did not realise it had no breakfast facilities

    • Group of friends
      9.4

      A very pleasant friendly atmospherein a great location.Thank you for the very pleasant stay.It wasn't my first visit and definately won't be my last.

    • Family with children
      8.8

      The staff was great. Very helpful and always pleasant. The location was excellent.

      The only thing I did not like was the fact this hotel has three buildings that are not connected and the building I stayed was not monitored. Anyone could have entered by following a guest. For women travellers, I would recommend to ask for the rooms in the main building.

    • Older travelers
      8.0

      Wonderful location. Friendly staff.

      Housekeeping was very late with our room one day to the point we told them to skip it and just give us some towels. Bathroom was very small.

    • Group of friends
      8.8

      location was great. cleanliness was good and room rates were very reasonable.

      there was no laundry bag. and no restaurant within the inn for snacks or drinks.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      The value of Helms Inn is outstanding. Very nice, remodeled rooms, nice linens, kitchenette and location is great - in the middle of everything. Staff very helpful.

      The only thing we didn't like was the pillows.....would be nice to have a choice of styles.....firm or soft. Also, we are used to a continental breakfast being offered at most hotels and having at least muffins and fruit offered would be nice. Did appreciate the coffee.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      It would be best if the floor of the rooms were carpeted and the doors were hydraulicly closed to minize the noise made by other guests.

    • Couple
      10.0

      Staff were very helpful and friendly. Booked a whale watching trip at late notice for us which wasnt a problem at all for them. Stayed in a king room which was really nice.

    • Couple
      10.0

      For location and value in Victoria this hotel can't be beat

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      Friendly counter staff who were very welcoming and helpful about the city.The lobby was well appointed and we were made to feel at home.It was a short but wonderful stay.

    • Family with children
      9.2

      A friendly hotel in the city center of Victoria close to the Royal BC Museum and other attractions. Rooms are comfortable with a small kitchen and sitting area. The staff is friendly and helpful. No breakfast provided, but there are lots of places to eat within a block or two. Free WiFi. Recommended.

      Minor things, such as some of the younger staff not knowing where important facilities in Victoria are located (probably summer students), no breakfast provided (but there are cookies and free coffee and tea in the lobby and rooms).

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Helms Inn - Victoria Victoria location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    600 Douglas St, Victoria, Bc, Ca, Victoria, Canada, V8V-2P8

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Victoria
      1.1 km
    Airports
    • Victoria Inner Harbor (YWH)
      1.7 km
    • Victoria International (YYJ)
      25.8 km
    Train Stations
    • Mercurio Gallery
      600 m
    • Emily Carr Gallery
      700 m
    Restaurants
    • The Old Spaghetti Factory (cuisine: Italian)
      190 m
    • Le Petit Dakar (cuisine: Vegetarian, African)
      200 m
    Parks
    • Thunderbird Park
      200 m
    • The Robert Bateman Centre
      480 m
    Ski areas
    • Ogden Point Breakwater
      1.9 km
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      44

    Hotel Awards

    CanadianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedVictoriaHelms Inn

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Family Hotels in Canada

    Use Badge