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3-minute walk from ocean, free breakfast, great staff, clean but dated rooms

  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • The hotel's staff were praised for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • The hotel was close to downtown and the waterfront according to several reviewers
  • Some guests reported worn rooms and noise transfer
  • The hotel's rates were overpriced according to a few travellers
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 21, 2014
Located about a 3-minute walk from the ocean on Salt Spring Island, the Seabreeze Inne is geared towards travellers who prefer a hotel with a free breakfast, extended kitchen amenities and easy waterfront access.

Each of the hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a patio or balcony, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and a sitting area. Rooms with a kitchenette, air conditioning and a jetted tub are also available, as are smoking and non-smoking rooms. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

The hotel also offers a hot tub, a playground, BBQ facilities, a meeting room, guest laundry, free parking and a free breakfast. A free ferry shuttle is also available (please contact the hotel for details). Dogs are permitted for an additional $20 per pet, per night.

Salt Spring Saturday Market is about a 10-minute walk away, while Artspring Arts Center can be found 2 minutes away by car. Ganges Marina is roughly a 3-minute drive from the hotel. Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 1-hour and 13-minute drive away, a route that includes a ferry trip. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, dogs only $20/pet/night, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 14, 2014)

The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms and location.

Many guests praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as friendly, helpful and attentive. One patron remarked, "the Manager went out of his way, over and over again, to help us with our needs, including even personally picking us up with our luggage, from the Marina, where we came in on our family boat, AND giving us a ride to town".

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by several lodgers. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, well equipped, spacious and well maintained, with comfortable beds and linens and good Wi-Fi. Some reviewers were disappointed with their lodgings, however (see below).

Several travellers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it close to shopping, restaurants, downtown, Ganges Marina, art galleries and the waterfront.
The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and rates.

Although several guests were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, some lodgers were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn fixtures, no air conditioning in some rooms, small TVs and cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms. Noise transfer from adjacent rooms was also reported by a few travellers.

The hotel's rates were criticized by a few reviewers, who found them expensive and overpriced for the quality of room they received.

Show Sources
Sources guest reviews rated the hotel 7.8 out of 10 from 84 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #2 of 3 Salt Spring Island hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 54 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 8 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 14, 2014 to verify some information.

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Map Marker Seabreeze Inne
101 Bittancourt Road, Ganges, BC