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BEST WESTERN PLUS Emerald Isle Motor Inn

BEST WESTERN PLUS Emerald Isle Motor Inn is a 3 star hotel in Sidney, British Columbia, Canada 2306 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC, Canada
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Affordable rooms, convenient to airport, downtown restaurants and ocean walkway

  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the airport (YYJ) and exploring the downtown area
  • Several reviewers thought that their rooms were well equipped with amenities
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Several guests complimented the staff for their accommodating service
  • Fully licensed restaurant on-site serving 3 meals per day
  • Convenience store, sauna, hot tub, fitness room and hair salon
  • A couple of guests found the room interiors to be somewhat dated

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Jul 23, 2014
This hotel is situated in the downtown Sidney area among shops, restaurants and museums. This property is well located for guests looking to explore the downtown area or access the Washington State ferries on foot. The Sidney - Anacortes and Sidney - Friday Harbour ferry terminals are a 13-minute walk away.

This property is 100% smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a hair dryer and air conditioning. Select standard rooms also include a work desk. Standard rooms are furnished with two queen beds, one queen bed and a sofabed, or one king bed and a sofabed.

Two-room suites feature a jetted tub, a kitchenette, bathrobes and a separate sitting area. These suites are furnished with one queen bed and a sofabed. Rooms and suites in the Killarney Wing of this hotel are more spacious and situated closer to the on-site recreational amenities. 

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $15 per night. This hotel features wheelchair-accessible rooms.

The on-site Smitty's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Other on-site amenities include a hot tub, a fitness centre, a sauna, meeting space, a hair salon, a convenience store, guest laundry facilities, free newspapers and a 24-flight information screen in the lobby. Park-and-fly options are also available. Sheltered designated smoking areas are available on site.

Shopping and dining in the downtown area surround the hotel. The waterfront area and Bevan Avenue Fishing Pier is a 10-minute walk away. The Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and the Glen Meadows Golf and Country Club are both about a 7-minute drive away. The B.C. Ferry Terminal is about 10 minutes away by car, while the Butchart Gardens attraction is 17 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
Many guests described enjoyable experiences at this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many reviewers seemed impressed with the cleanliness of their rooms and one guest said that this property was the cleanest hotel he or she had ever stayed in. Several guests appreciated that their rooms were equipped with amenities like a mini-fridge and a microwave. A few reviewers also mentioned that their rooms were quiet, spacious and generally comfortable. However, there were a couple of minor complaints about rooms (see below).

Many guests found the location convenient for accessing the airport (YYJ) and ferry terminals. Many reviewers also mentioned that this hotel was ideally located for exploring the downtown area on foot.

The staff were complimented by several guests for their friendly and accommodating service.

A few guests found the on-site Smitty's restaurant to be an added convenience and one reviewer thought that the food was good. 

A couple of reviewers appreciated that this hotel permitted pets ($15 per night) and did not have a pet weight limit.

The Bad
There were very few concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, a couple of guests thought that the room interiors were somewhat dated. One reviewer described his room as tired. A couple of other reviewers thought that the lighting in their room and bathroom was too dim. gave this property an average score of 7.9 out of 10, based on 7 guest reviews. ranked this hotel #2 out of 5 hotels in Sidney, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 55 reviews.
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Rating: 8.5 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 78
Guest Recommended: Yes
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Emerald Isle Motor Inn is #3 out of 5 hotels in Sidney ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Sooke, BC CA rated BEST WESTERN PLUS Emerald Isle Motor Inn 10 out of 10 on February 24, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Margaret from Miramichi, NB US rated BEST WESTERN PLUS Emerald Isle Motor Inn 8 out of 10 on March 15, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Albert from Strathmore, AB CA rated BEST WESTERN PLUS Emerald Isle Motor Inn 9 out of 10 on February 12, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Campbell River, BC CA rated BEST WESTERN PLUS Emerald Isle Motor Inn 9 out of 10 on October 10, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The room was very warm. When we turned on the air conditioners, they were too noisy so didn't leave them on."


  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Airport shuttle
  • Concierge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • News Stand
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Golf Course (nearby)
  • Photocopier
  • Courier
  • Salon
  • Jacuzzi
  • Beauty Salon
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Ice Machine
  • Vending Machines
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Self Laundry
  • Free Parking

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#3 out of 5 hotels in Sidney city based on 78 guest reviews

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