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Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast Inn

9.7 | Excellent | #3 out of 49 hotels in Victoria
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Highly praised Victoria B&B near Inner Harbour with free: breakfast, parking & Wi-Fi

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking
  • Rooms were clean and quaint with comfy beds
  • Location was in a quiet neighbourhood, and an easy walk to the Inner Harbour, restaurants, attractions and downtown
  • Hosts were very kind and helpful
  • The free hot breakfast was well enjoyed by guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • No elevator
  • No air conditioning
  • Some guests missed having a shower in their room
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Sep 26, 2017
Overview
About the inn: This B&B is located an 8-minute walk from the Inner Harbour, and an 11-minute walk from The Bay Centre and downtown’s restaurant and shopping district.

The 2-storey B&B has 6 smoke-free and pet-free rooms. There is no elevator and some rooms require stair access.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV with basic cable, a wood-burning or electric fireplace, a 2-person hot tub or soaker tub, a hair dryer, and an ensuite bathroom.

Some rooms include a single sofabed, a private entrance, a living room, a dining room, a walk-in shower and heated marble floors.

A private guest cottage (not on the same property) offers free Wi-Fi, a TV, a gas fireplace, a full kitchen, a jetted tub, a washer and dryer and a sun deck.

Rooms are furnished with 1 queen bed or 1 king bed.

Free outdoor parking is available on site.

Afternoon coffee, tea and cookies are offered in the sitting room.

A free hot 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.

There is no restaurant on site, but guests will find Fire & Water Fish and Chop House a 4-minute walk, The Old Spaghetti Factory a 6-minute walk and Café Fantastico TRE a 2-minute walk.

Hotel amenities include a common parlour with fireplace and library, in-room spa services, free chocolate truffles and sparkling wine on arrival, concierge services, luggage storage and wedding services.

What’s nearby? Beacon Hill Park is a 3-minute walk from the B&B. Royal BC Museum is 6 minutes’ walk. The BC Legislature is a 9-minute walk. Fisherman’s Wharf is a 23-minute walk. Craigdarroch Castle is 5 minutes’ drive. Butchart Gardens is 27 minutes by car.

Getting around:
The bus stop to downtown is a 5-minute walk. The Trans-Canada Hwy is a 1-minute drive. The Clipper Ferry Ramp to Seattle/Port Angeles is a 13-minute walk. Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 30- to 40-minute drive. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed by hotel Sept 25, 2017: all rooms have a flat screen TV with basic cable and an ensuite bathroom

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The Good
Guests found this a comfortable place to stay.

Rooms were clean and quaint with comfy beds.

Guests liked the location. It was close to the Inner Harbour, restaurants, attractions and downtown. It offered easy access to bus stop and airport shuttle.

Hosts were very kind and helpful and provided information on local attractions.

Guests enjoyed delicious home-made breakfasts. They were sent up in a picnic basket to their rooms at a pre-selected time and included such items as fresh fruit, Eggs Benedict and crepes.

Guests also liked: free chocolate truffles and sparkling wine, uniquely furnished rooms, freshly baked cookies each afternoon, and coded entry for security.

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The Bad
Some guests offered negative feedback.

Room complaints found were: room was cluttered and cramped, Jacuzzi was awkward to get in and out of for the elderly, bed was uncomfortable, bathroom lacked a shower, room had some dust, no table for eating breakfast in the room and table was small and low for eating breakfast.

Noise transferred from: the sound of water draining from the Jacuzzi and city noise from outside.

Other comments found: stairs to room were very narrow.

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Show Sources
Sources
TripAdvisor.ca guest reviews ranked the hotel #10 out of 92 hotels Victoria B&B/Inns with an average rating of 5 out of 5 from 241 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9.3 out of 10 from 161 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.7 out of 5 from 96 reviews.
Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
9.7 / out of 10
"Excellent"
Ranked by Guests
#
3 / out of 49
hotels in Victoria

The average guest rating for Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast Inn is 9.7 out of 10 based on 442 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast Inn at #3 out of 49 hotels in Victoria.

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