Embassy Inn - Victoria

520 Menzies Street, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8V 2H4show map
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FabulousBased on  309 reviews
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Overview

Embassy Inn is a 4-story hotel in the historic district around 1200 meters from Beacon Hill Park and approximately 1150 meters from Chinatown offering non-smoking rooms and friendly services. An example of royal architecture, this hotel was opened in 1982 and was fully restored in 2003.

The property is located within a 20-minute walk from the city center. Thanks to a ferry port nearby, the traditional hotel is well connected with other parts of Victoria.

Occupying a great location, the hotel lies close to gardens and a harbour.

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

Rooms

Embassy Inn offers 70 rooms fitted with wireless internet, cable TV with on-demand movies, a safe, a private balcony and a living area for a comfortable stay in Victoria. Some rooms at Embassy Inn have a view over the hills. Guests can make use of a bathtub, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The hotel’s dining area welcomes guests with a hot hot buffet breakfast. Dishes of seasonal cuisine are served in the outdoor restaurant. Courtyard Caf_ and Santiago's Cafe are located within 200 meters away.

Services

The property offers an elevator, a car park and a luggage storage along with a business centre, a meeting room and computer rental.

Relax

A spa lounge and a sauna are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   70.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Cafe

Breakfast room

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Spa and relaxation

Sauna

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Free breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach access
  • Sun terrace
  • Sauna

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Living room
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:30-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 17 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
17 years or adults
Extra bed
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Royal BC MuseumRoyal BC Museum1000 ft
Downtown/ City CenterDowntown/ City Center1700 ft
Emily Carr HouseEmily Carr House2000 ft
Maritime Museum of BCMaritime Museum of BC2300 ft
James Bay Athletic AssnJames Bay Athletic Assn2000 ft
James Bay Community School CtrJames Bay Community School Ctr2000 ft
Royal and MC Pherson TheatresRoyal and MC Pherson Theatres2700 ft
Victoria Edelweiss ClubVictoria Edelweiss Club3000 ft
Polish White Eagle HallPolish White Eagle Hall3000 ft
British Columbia Parliament BuildingsBritish Columbia Parliament Buildings500 ft501 Belleville St
Inner HarbourInner Harbour1200 ft Victoria, British ColumbiaCanada
Government StreetGovernment Street2000 ft Victoria, British ColumbiaCanada
Bastion SquareBastion Square2400 ft Victoria, British ColumbiaCanada
Helmcken HouseHelmcken House2700 ft638 Bc-1 Thunderbird Park
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The Embassy Restaurant and LoungeThe Embassy Restaurant and Lounge100 ft520 Menzies Street
Pacific Restaurant,The - Hotel Grand PacificPacific Restaurant,The - Hotel Grand Pacific600 ft463 Belleville St
James Bay Tea Room and RestaurantJames Bay Tea Room and Restaurant600 ft332 Menzies Street (Superior)
The Mark - Hotel Grand PacificThe Mark - Hotel Grand Pacific600 ft463 Bellville St
Courtyard Caf_Courtyard Caf_600 ft463 Belleville Street
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Craigdarroch CastleCraigdarroch Castle1.3 mi
Performing ArtsPerforming Arts5000 ft
Oak Bay Park SvcOak Bay Park Svc2.5 mi
Cedar Hill Recreation and TennisCedar Hill Recreation and Tennis2.4 mi
Windsor CentreWindsor Centre2.5 mi
Henderson Masonic HallHenderson Masonic Hall2.5 mi
Monterey CentreMonterey Centre2.7 mi
Goward HouseGoward House4.7 mi
Camosun CollegeCamosun College3.0 mi
Craigflower Manor and SchoolhouseCraigflower Manor and Schoolhouse3900 ft800 Johnson St (Vancouver Island -- 90 minute ferry ride from Vancouver)
Ross Bay CemeteryRoss Bay Cemetery1.1 miDallas Rd.
Point Ellice HousePoint Ellice House1.2 mi2616 Pleasant St
Government HouseGovernment House1.3 mi1401 Rockland Ave
Fort StreetFort Street1.3 mi Victoria, British ColumbiaCanada
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Getting around
Airports
Victoria Inner Harbor (YWH)4300 ft
Victoria International (YYJ)15.9 mi
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Reviews
8.2
FabulousBased on  309  reviews
  • 7.4
    Very good

    The location was convenient, within walking distance of many amenities we wanted to visit.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    An excellent location within easy walking distance of all aspects of the heart of Victoria. Outstanding assistance from hotel desk.

    Lack of a desk in the room made it less tha convienient for computer work.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Our room had a good view, the bed was very comfortable, the staff were very helpful and the restaurant/lounge provided surprisingly good food. We stayed in 8 hotels during our trip and this was the best.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    All staffs are freindly and wounderful.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Location was great staff were friendly and helpful , food was very good room was good size and very clean

    would be nice if room had a small fridge

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Great for location.

    Habour wing building is really bad, but the tower building is ok. I booked the room in wing but upgraded to tower building.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    It was walking distance to everything, very centralised we were put in the older building but was clean with partial view of the harbour if the trees and other buildings weren't so tall and you had to go outside of your room to see it, I was able to have my husbands attention since he had no internet service in the building, we enjoyed our visit to Victoriaand the hotels location was good but we would not stay there again. If asked we would tell them how it was maybe it'll be ok for other people

    The building we were in had no internet service! They told us we could go to their lobby and would be able to use it there, we stayed 2 nights so when the room was cleaned the next day we did not get new soap, a small thing but it's nice to have a new bar of soap to shower in the morning since they are so small

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Location and when I booked for the original date in May the price was good. By July the rate was not as good once they added in the taxes but the location was good

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The Embassy is very well located in the heart of Victoria. There is great value for the money if you are looking for nice accomodations at a reasonable price. The rooms are a good size with nice furniture. The front desk staff were very helpful with suggestions for ammenities and attractions in the area.

    Then only negative was that the mattress top was thin and we could feel the springs.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    What I like The Embassy Inn best is the location.. I can look around the city just walking. Around the hotel, most of the attractions I want tour are located. So It is easy to access those places.

    "No deposit will be charged" is in the booking details. But a lady at the front desk asked me to put out my credit card for deposit money. It was $160. The price we shoud pay was $107. But the lady insisted that we shoud pay a kind of deposit . When we checked out The Emabassy Inn. We paid the price in cash. And told the lady at the front desk to cancel the $160 pre- authorized from my credit card shoul be recoverd.at my account. She said "Yes, of course" the charged price will be canceled But the money hasn't been recovered yet . Please, answer me what is wrong with that.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The beds, bedroom.

    The breakfast and the service in the breakfast room.very bad in quality considering the price.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Older but clean rooms with a kitchenette. Not crowded. It is at a great location very near the harbor in Victoria. A very good value.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The response of the staff to a minor problem was excellent, quick and efficient. The room was exceptionally clean. We really enjoyed the kitchenette since we had to on the go in the morning begore any restaurants would be open.

    I would have preferrred some method of cooling the room down other than opening windows. Air conditioning should be added to the low building as well as the tower.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Location, value, friendly and helpful staff. I'm visiting from Kansas and came to the island to see Victoria and the Butchart Gardens. This is a perfect hotel to use as a "home base".

    Stayed in the old section of the building. Very clean but the mattresses need to be replaced. I stayed the end of April and did not need air conditioning but if you are staying in the summer, you will need the air conditioning. Maybe they could use a fan to help circulate stale air.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    - Location - I wanted to be close to the downtown area. Since I lived previously in James Bay, I wanted something in that area. Economy - I had some medical/dental appointments and other personal/business contacts and just wanted an inexpensive place to stay. I found the rates at the Embassy to be reasonable. -

    I was very disappointed that there was no "food service" in the evening. I had stayed at the Embassy in late September last year for a night after vacating my apartment and at that time I was able to obtain a light "supper" in the Lounge however this seems to have been discontinued. I can't believe a hotel of your size couldn't make some provisions for serving an evening meal - there are a number of quick entrees that just need micro-waving and could be served with a quick salad which would be more than adequate and not require a fully- qualified chef. It was pouring rain and I didn't feel like going down the street to the recommended restaurant and the 10% off ticket given by the front desk only applied to full priced meals which I didn't want so this wasn't much help.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  309 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:30-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 17 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
17 years or adults
Extra bed
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Victoria Inner Harbor (YWH)4300 ft
Victoria International (YYJ)15.9 mi
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