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
Parking

CAD 5 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour
Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Kitchen facilities

Kitchen

Microwave

Refrigerator

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Facilities for kids

Cribs available

Overview

The family Helms Inn is a 2-star property within proximity of Point Ellice House, Belfry Theatre and Abkhazi Garden. Helms Inn has been welcoming guests to its non-smoking rooms since 1953.

Helms Inn lies in the center of Victoria. The property is located within a 20-minute walk to the center of Victoria.

The hotel is set next to a museum, a castle and a parliament building.

Guests will find themselves a 5-minute walk from Mercurio Gallery train station. Victoria Inner Harbor airport can be reached within 5 minutes' drive.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 44 rooms equipped with satellite television, a laptop safe, a sofa, a personal computer and a kitchenette. Helms Inn offers rooms with the garden view. They feature bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

The bistro The Old Spaghetti Factory is approximately 200 meters from the property.

Services

Guests of Helms Inn are welcome to use computer equipment and a photocopier.

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
  • Free 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 available

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
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Television
  • 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. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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

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City Center
  • Victoria
    3700 ft
Airports
Restaurants
  • The Old Spaghetti Factory (cuisine: Italian)
    700 ft
  • Le Petit Dakar (cuisine: Vegetarian, African)
    700 ft
Parks
  • Thunderbird Park
    700 ft
  • The Robert Bateman Centre
    1600 ft
Ski areas
  • Ogden Point Breakwater
    1.2 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    44

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Bed type: Double bed
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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
    3700 ft
Airports
Restaurants
  • The Old Spaghetti Factory (cuisine: Italian)
    700 ft
  • Le Petit Dakar (cuisine: Vegetarian, African)
    700 ft
Parks
  • Thunderbird Park
    700 ft
  • The Robert Bateman Centre
    1600 ft
Ski areas
  • Ogden Point Breakwater
    1.2 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    44

Hotel Awards

CanadianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedVictoriaHelms Inn

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Helms Inn Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Popular areas

Places of interest

Convention centers

Shopping areas

Monuments and Landmarks

Museums

  • Crystal Garden - 700 ft
  • Downtown/ City Center - 700 ft
  • Royal BC Museum - 700 ft
  • British Columbia Festival-Arts - 1400 ft
  • Miniature World - 1400 ft
  • Emily Carr House - 1700 ft
  • Royal London Wax Museum - 1700 ft
  • Royal London Wax Museum - 2000 ft

Halls

  • Crystal Garden Administration - 700 ft
  • Royal and MC Pherson Theatres - 2000 ft

Theaters

  • The Royal Theatre - 1700 ft

Galleries

College Campuses

Local attractions

  • Craigdarroch Castle - 1.0 mi
    1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria
  • Point Ellice House - 1.3 mi
    2616 Pleasant St., Victoria
  • Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary - 3.2 mi
    3873 Swan Lake Road, Saanich
  • Government House - 1.1 mi
    1401 Rockland Avenue, Victoria
  • Abkhazi Garden - 1.8 mi
    1964 Fairfield Road, Victoria

Near the hotel

  • Royal BC Museum - 900 ft
    675 Belleville Street, Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Hotel - 1300 ft
    721 Government St., Victoria
  • Miniature World - 1500 ft
    649 Humboldt St., Victoria
  • The Robert Bateman Centre - 1600 ft
    470 Belleville Street, Victoria
  • Thunderbird Park - 700 ft
    675 Belleville st., Victoria
  • Parliament Buildings - 1500 ft
    501 Belleville St, Victoria
  • Victoria Bug Zoo - 1700 ft
    631 Courtney Street, Victoria

Restaurants nearby

  • The Old Spaghetti Factory - 700 ft

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

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

  • Legislative Dining Room - 800 ft

    Address: 614 Government St.
    Phone: 387 3959

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

  • The Bengal Lounge - The Fairmont Empress Hotel - 1300 ft

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

    73% likes this, based on 344 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary, Indian
    Price Range: USD 27 - USD 101

  • Le Petit Dakar - 700 ft

    Address: 711 Douglas St

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

  • Tre Fantastico - 800 ft

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

    85% likes this, based on 53 reviews
    Price Range: USD 4 - USD 21

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

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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
    3700 ft
Airports
Restaurants
  • The Old Spaghetti Factory (cuisine: Italian)
    700 ft
  • Le Petit Dakar (cuisine: Vegetarian, African)
    700 ft
Parks
  • Thunderbird Park
    700 ft
  • The Robert Bateman Centre
    1600 ft
Ski areas
  • Ogden Point Breakwater
    1.2 mi
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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