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Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast Inn

9.6 | Excellent
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Downtown B&B, in-room jetted tubs and fireplaces, good food at breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms and the house as well appointed
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing area attractions on foot
  • The hosts were frequently complimented for their welcoming service
  • The food at the free breakfast was frequently praised
  • Many guests appreciated the in-room jetted tubs
Cons
  • No on-site elevator
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 1, 2013
Overview
This B&B is situated in downtown Victoria and is a minute walk to the waterfront. This property is well located for guests who prefer B&B accommodations, but still want to be within walking distance of downtown attractions.

This property is 100% smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed or one king bed. This B&B also offers a private guest cottage, which is equipped with free Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, a gas fireplace, a TV, a sun deck and a jetted tub.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted. The common parlour area includes a fireplace and library. Homemade sweets and sherry are served in the afternoons.

A free breakfast is served to guests in their rooms via a private two-way pantry (or dumbwaiter). Guests are able to choose menu items and specify a time for their breakfast service the night before.

Other on-site amenities include trip planning, in-room spa services (massages and facials), wedding services and free chocolate truffles and sparkling wine on arrival. 

The Bug Zoo and Miniature World are both about 8 minutes away on foot, while The Empress Room (tea room and restaurant), Pacific Undersea Gardens and British Columbia Legislature Buildings are all about a 10-minute walk away. The Craigdarroch Castle is a 4-minute drive away, while the Uptown Shopping Centre is 9 minutes away by car. The Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is 28 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Many guests described enjoyable experiences at this B&B, among the reviews used for this analysis, and many aspects of the property were complimented.

Many guests described their rooms and/or the house as well appointed. One reviewer specifically noted the artwork throughout the property and thought that the house was beautiful. Many reviewers appreciated the in-room jetted tubs, while several guests enjoyed the in-room fireplaces. A few guests described their rooms as clean and quiet.

Many reviewers complimented the hosts for their welcoming service and guests described the hosts as gracious and knowledgeable. One guest thought that the hosts were "perfect and unobtrusive". Many guests mentioned the sparkling wine and chocolates that were made available upon their arrival as a nice touch.

The food delivered to guest rooms for breakfast was frequently praised. However, a few reviewers felt the opposite and did not enjoy that the breakfasts were delivered to rooms (see below for more details).

Many reviewers described the location as a quiet residential area, but central. Guests found the B&B within walking distance of museums, restaurants and shopping.
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The Bad
There were very few concerns or complaints found for this property, among the reviews used for this analysis. While many guests praised the breakfast service, as mentioned above, a few reviewers said that they would have preferred breakfast service in a common dining room. A couple of guests found the delivery to the rooms inconvenient because their rooms lacked a proper dining area and one reviewer said that he missed the interaction with the hosts and other guests that typically occurs during breakfast at other B&Bs.
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #16 out of 113 B&B and Inns in Victoria, with an average score of 5 out of 5, from 138 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
9.6
Excellent
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4 / out of 57
hotels in Victoria

Rated 9.6/10 based on 384 reviews

Ranked #4 out of 57 hotels in Victoria

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Location
Map Marker Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast Inn
867 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC