Helms Inn - Victoria

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

CAD 5 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour
Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Kitchen facilities

Kitchen

Microwave

Refrigerator

Electric kettle

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Facilities for kids

Cribs/ Baby cots

Overview

The hotel lies in the center of a downtown area, in the vicinity of Craigdarroch Castle, Royal BC Museum and The Parliament Building. Founded in 1953, the hotel underwent a renovation in 1999.

Its location next to a ferry port allows to see a museum, a castle and a parliament building in Victoria. The venue is 2 km away from the city center.

Helms Inn lies within 5 minutes’ drive to Victoria Inner Harbor airport.

Rooms

Helms Inn has non-smoking rooms fitted with satellite television, a laptop safe, a sofa, a microwave and a personal computer. The guestrooms look out on the garden. They also have an electric kettle, kitchenware and coffee/tea makers available for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

A variety of dishes are served in The Old Spaghetti Factory and Tre Fantastico, which are only 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

The hotel offers laundry, housekeeping and newspaper service together with a storage room, a safety deposit box and a car park for guests' comfort.

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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • 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/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Library

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

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

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 13 years
Existing bedding FREE
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
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

Helms Inn photos Room
Double Suite
  • Room size:

    23 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This suite offers a cable TV, full kitchen, and dining area. Free WiFi is included.

Standard Double Room
  • Room size:

    23 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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    • Air conditioning
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  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Helms Inn photos Room
King Studio
  • Room size:

    23 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This suite offers a cable TV, full kitchen, and a dining area. Free WiFi is included.

Helms Inn photos Room
King Suite
  • Room size:

    23 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This suite offers a cable TV, full kitchen, and a dining area. Free WiFi is included.

Helms Inn Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Victoria Bug Zoo400 m
  • Fishermans Wharf600 m

Popular areas

  • Government Street500 m
  • Inner Harbour600 m

Places of interest

  • Victoria Courthouse Library400 m
  • Pacific Undersea Gardens400 m

Convention centers

  • Victoria Conference Centre200 m

Shopping areas

  • The Bay Center600 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Helmcken House100 m
  • St. Anns Academy Chapel200 m
  • Victoria Public Librairy300 m
  • British Columbia Parliament Buildings300 m
  • Fairmont Empress Hotel300 m
  • The Parliament Building400 m
  • Old Burying Ground500 m

Museums

  • Crystal Garden200 m
  • Downtown/ City Center200 m
  • Royal BC Museum200 m
  • British Columbia Festival-Arts400 m
  • Miniature World400 m
  • Emily Carr House500 m
  • Royal London Wax Museum500 m
  • Royal London Wax Museum600 m

Halls

  • Crystal Garden Administration200 m
  • Royal and MC Pherson Theatres600 m

Theaters

  • The Royal Theatre500 m

Galleries

  • Mercurio Gallery500 m
  • Emily Carr Gallery600 m
  • Artevo Gallery600 m

College Campuses

  • University Canada West - Victoria600 m

Local attractions

  • Craigdarroch Castle1.7 km
    1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria
  • Point Ellice House2.1 km
    2616 Pleasant St., Victoria
  • Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary5.2 km
    3873 Swan Lake Road, Saanich
  • Government House1.8 km
    1401 Rockland Avenue, Victoria
  • Abkhazi Garden2.9 km
    1964 Fairfield Road, Victoria

Near the hotel

  • Royal BC Museum250 m
    675 Belleville Street, Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Hotel380 m
    721 Government St., Victoria
  • Miniature World430 m
    649 Humboldt St., Victoria
  • The Robert Bateman Centre480 m
    470 Belleville Street, Victoria
  • Thunderbird Park200 m
    675 Belleville st., Victoria
  • Parliament Buildings440 m
    501 Belleville St, Victoria
  • Victoria Bug Zoo490 m
    631 Courtney Street, Victoria

Restaurants nearby

  • The Old Spaghetti Factory190 m

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

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

  • Legislative Dining Room220 m

    Address: 614 Government St.
    Phone: 387 3959

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

  • The Bengal Lounge - The Fairmont Empress Hotel380 m

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

    73% likes this, based on 344 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary, Indian
    Price Range: GBP 20 - GBP 76

  • Le Petit Dakar200 m

    Address: 711 Douglas St

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

  • Tre Fantastico240 m

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

    85% likes this, based on 53 reviews
    Price Range: GBP 3 - GBP 15

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

Hotel Awards

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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
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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