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Charming, Historic and Unique Accommodations in Greater Victoria

Posted on July 13, 2020

Greater Victoria is a historic and charming city filled with unique traditions and classic architecture that's become a cherished part of our identity. In Victoria, history lovers can meander through neighbourhoods admiring elegant heritage homes, century-old manors and commanding castles. To connect more intimately with Victoria’s history and charm, check-in to one of these elegant bed and breakfasts, converted from heritage homes and manors around the city. Support local this winter by treating yourself to a retreat closer to home.

Please note that all bed & breakfasts and Inns mentioned have taken the necessary steps to adapt their business to safely serve you during this time. Please check directly with the business you wish to visit for their COVID-19 safety protocols. 

 

Marketa’s Bed & Breakfast 

Just a short walk from downtown Victoria, Marketa’s Bed and Breakfast is a fixture in the charming neighbourhood of James Bay. Visit this 1912 Edwardian heritage home and relish in comfort as you experience one of Victoria’s best-kept secrets, firsthand. From four-poster beds to air-jetted tubs, freshly baked goods and gourmet breakfast, you’ll fall in love Marketa’s wholesome offerings.  

Marketa's Bed & Breakfast
Image by @marion.mjr

 

Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed & Breakfast 

Situated on the corner of Dallas Road and Cook Street, Dashwood Manor is just steps to the Salish Sea and a quick jaunt from Cook Street Village’s boutiques, shops and eateries. This beautiful and historic manor house has been a bed and breakfast since the 1980s with each of the 11 rooms offering an ocean view. The cozy elegance and breathtaking vista make it no surprise that Dashwood has been named one of the most romantic inns worldwide. 

Dashwood Manor B&B
Image via @dashwoodmanorbnb

 

Abbeymoore Manor 

Ideally located in the neighbourhood of Rockland, Abbeymoore Manor is just a short drive from downtown Victoria but ideally nestled amongst castles, gardens and tree-lined streets. Enjoy your gourmet breakfast on the patio surrounded by lush garden, soak in a clawfoot tub and relish in the tranquillity Abbeymoore offers. Stroll across the street to Government House to visit their gorgeous garden, a true hidden gem in Victoria.  

Image via Abbeymoore Manor

 

Farm Table Inn 

The Farm Table Inn is located in the scenic Cowichan Valley and offers a farm to table experience like no other. Indulge in organic, homegrown and homemade food, straight from the farm. Truly savour the experience as you unwind at this stunning property. Connect with the owners, Evelyn and George, whose passion for the region, fresh flavours and creating a great guest experience, shine through. 

Image via Farm Table Inn

 

Abigail’s Hotel 

Combining old-world charm with romantic luxury, Abigail’s is a boutique bed & breakfast hotel on the edge of downtown Victoria. Their three-course breakfast brings the bed and breakfast experience to the next level. This adult-only, Tudor style mansion offers splendour and charm to guests while delivering unsurpassed luxury. 

Abigail's Hotel
Image via @abigailshotel

 

The Craigmyle 

The Craigmyle is tucked away in the historic neighbourhood of Rockland, just steps from the iconic Craigdarroch Castle. This bed and breakfast likes to call itself a BBKB – a bed, breakfast, kitchen and beyond! Their continental breakfast allows you to start your day at your leisure and their deluxe amenities will allow you to relax and recharge after a long day of exploring the city.  

Image via The Craigmyle 

 

Pendray Inn & Tea House 

Ideally located a short walk from downtown Victoria, experience this luxurious boutique hotel with a full B&B experience. This exemplary Victorian-era manor is elegantly accented by gardens, wandering pathways and lovely fountains. Indulge in the Victorian tradition of afternoon tea overlooking the Pendray’s property.  

Image by @mabookies

 

Spinnakers Guesthouses

Across the Johnson Street bridge, overlooking Victoria's Harbour find Spinnakers Brewpub and Guesthouse. Nestled on the grounds of the brewpub and restaurant, the guesthouse offers rooms and suites outfitted with comfort, charm and livability. Picture garden patios, rain showers, fireplaces and a hot breakfast.

Image by @fieldandforest

 

Beacon Inn at Sidney 

Relish in comfort in the heart of Sidney as you indulge in guestrooms equipped with all the luxuries of home, complimentary breakfast each morning, afternoon sherry a snack station and more at this mock-heritage property. Relax and unwind after exploring Sidney’s charming boutiques, eateries and coastline.  

Image via Beacon Inn at Sidney

 

James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottages 

Just steps to the Inner Harbour, discover this quaint and cozy Edwardian-style Inn. Picture bay windows, an art-deco café-restaurant, onsite pub and more! 

 

Cedarwood Inn and Suites 

Ideally located a stone's throw from the airport and ferry terminals in Sidney, B.C., this waterfront accommodation is the gateway to relaxation. Enjoy spectacular views of the ocean, Gulf Islands, Mt. Baker and the Olympic Mountains.

 

Farm House B&B @ Snowdon House 

Located along the Greater Victoria Flavour Trails, discover this charming farmhouse bed & breakfast at Snowdon House. Relax and unwind as you take in the beauty that surrounds you, and nourish yourself with the freshest fare, available at your doorstep. 

 

Helm’s Inn  

Ideally situated in downtown Victoria, spend your days exploring the Inner Harbour or taking in B.C.’s history at the Royal BC Museum before tucking into your charming guestroom. 

 

Ocean Island Suites  

In the historic neighbourhood of James Bay, discover bright character suites in a charming heritage house, just a few blocks from ocean bluffs and beaches.  

 

The Union Club  

Stay in a National Historic Site at The Union Club, offering old-world flair blended with modern conveniences. Take in spectacular views of the Inner Harbour from your bedroom window.