Best Western Plus Emerald Isle2.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Great location, nice property, nice people. Wonderful room, needs an extra bar on shower to help with easy access but loved the bathroom and tub. Very clean, comfortable bed extra chairs and a fireplace! Very convenient to Victoria, Butchart Gardens and other activities.
This hotel is very clean, everything working properly & neatly placed in room, washer/dryer avail. beautifully blooming flowers around property, great restaurant (which can be accessed fm within hotel), good location to Buchart Gardens, Town of Victoria about 20 miles south, Duncan & beautiful port of Naniano north, the nice water front of Sidney just blocks away - very good place to stay for vacation or business.
This is a well run property. Fairly modern decor. Our front desk gal at check in was a gem. Room was clean and quiet. We stayed two nights. Bed was comfy and towels fluffy. Great location since you can walk to restaurants, shopping and if you want to catch buses to sites (butterfly/insect garden and/or Butchart Gardens) or south to Victoria
We enjoyed the one bedroom suite. It had all we needed for our four night stay. The location was handy to groceries. The suite was big enough for entertaining. The only opportunity for improvement I found was the Internet connection. It would bounce in and out. It would allow emails to be received but would not send them. I had to go out and find a WiFi connection in order to send emails. We enjoyed being right downtown close to the restaurants and bookstores.
This hotel is a fine place to stay away from downtown Victoria. The check in receptionist was very friendly, courteous, & professional. The suite we had was clean with all amenities in good working order. The bed & pillows were to our liking. There was no noise heard. The experience at this hotel was very pleasing and would definitely give a high recommendation to stay.
The location is great but there is no free breakfast. Sarah made the reservation for me and was very helpful. I have to move my date to a date earlier and she made it happen! The town is fairly small and everything shuts down by 5 pm. The buchard gardens are about 30 mins from the hotel, with traffic.
This hotel is well situated on Beacon Avenue (Sidney's main street) , close to many of the necessities you find a need for when travelling (Pharmacy, Grocery store, Gas station, etc.) The hotel has laundry facilities in the Killarney building (across the parking lot from where you check in). The staff are very friendly, accommodating and helpful. Arriving early is not recommended as the cleaning staff have a very regimented way in doing the rooms in a particular order. This is not a reason to avoid this facility, rather just advance notice. The hotel is extremely comfortable and caters to many choices of room style, pricing is about average for the better hotels in the area. Lots to see and do in the area and just a half hour drive to Victoria. There is a great local inexpensive bus service to the city if you don't want to drive. The front desk are happy to provide directions to the bus stop. You can walk to just about everywhere in Sidney. Close to the airport and ferry terminal from the B.C. mainland and also the Anacortes ferry in the USA.
My room was very clean and comfortable. My only complaint would be noisy guests at about 2:30 in the morning. I really appreciate being in walking distance of shopping and restaurants. I was able to walk to the water and enjoy the view from a small restaurant.
We went primarily to see Butchart Gardens. The hotel was really well located near everything. We could walk to along the main street to the ocean and all the great restaurants and little shops. The drive to the Gardens was easy and well signed. The room was comfortable and had a lot of space.
It was my first time in Victoria and I'm more than glad I chose this hotel for my stay! Was in such a convenient location -will defiantly come back. However the wifi would always disconnect me from BW. Besides that little error I enjoyed my stay!
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Fitness center
Located in Booktown, Best Western Plus Emerald Isle is adjacent to Mary Winspear Centre and within a 5-minute walk of Sidney Museum and Archives. This 64-room hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's near the airport and also a short walk from Sidney Skatepark and Iroquois Park.
Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Smittys Family Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Start each morning off right with cooked-to-order breakfast served for a fee.
All 64 recently renovated accommodations feature sitting areas. 40-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. MP3 docks, microwaves, and refrigerators are other standard amenities.
Renovated in 2015, Best Western Plus Emerald Isle offers a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and express check-in.
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80% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 342 reviews