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Markham House

9.9 | Excellent | #1 out of 5 hotels in Sooke

Just off Highway 14, great free breakfast, helpful staff, clean rooms

  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's breakfast was praised for its quality and variety
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • This hotel is not wheelchair accessible
  • No restaurant on site (free breakfast only)
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Mar 7, 2014
Located just off Highway 14 and about a 14-minute drive from Sooke's city centre, Markham House is geared towards road travellers who prefer B&B accommodations with extended kitchen amenities, a free breakfast and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a DVD player, a stereo and a private bathroom with a hair dryer. Rooms with a kitchenette, a BBQ, a jetted tub and a balcony are also available, and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

The hotel also offers 10 acres of gardens and natural forest, a hot tub, massage services, a free breakfast and free parking. Pets are not permitted.

Sooke Region Museum is roughly a 10-minute drive from the hotel, while Westshore Town Centre can be found 12 minutes away by car. Olympic View Golf Club is about a 16-minute drive away and Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 42-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 25, 2014)

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

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as friendly, attentive, informative and helpful with dining recommendations and directions.

Many guests praised the hotel's breakfast, describing it as delicious, yummy and beautifully presented. One patron remarked, "I especially enjoyed the exceptional breakfasts each morning that were complete with fresh fruit, homemade granola, yogurt, tea, baked assortments along with a full plate of hot breakfast. They also made the best eggs benedict [I]'ve ever had!".

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by several travellers. They described their rooms as clean, spacious and tastefully decorated, with comfortable beds.

Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location, describing it as beautiful and peaceful, as well as close to Victoria. One guest noted, "The property of this house is astonishing with beautiful trees, a stream and amazing gardens".
The Bad
There were no notable negative reviews online for this hotel at the time of writing.

Guests considering this B&B may want to note that it is not wheelchair accessible.
Show Sources
Sources guest reviews ranked the hotel #7 of 28 Sooke B&B and Inns with an average rating of 5 out of 5 from 29 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 4.8 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 6 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 5 out of 5 from 1 review.

The author called the hotel on February 25, 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.
Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
9.9 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
1 / out of 5
hotels in Sooke

The average guest rating for Markham House is 9.9 out of 10 based on 33 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Markham House at #1 out of 5 hotels in Sooke.

Map Marker Markham House
1775 Connie Road, Sooke, BC