Ratings based on 455 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Vancouver Island

Not what I expected given the price

Posted Aug 25, 2014
Pros: I liked that it was in a pretty neighbourhood
Cons: Housekeeping staff, something to make the room unique, a better breakfast , update the Internet service
Location: The location was good
I have stayed at this hotel when it was the Olde England Inn. Everything was memorable. it was like stepping into a Shakespearean play The rooms were unique. The dining was excellent. So This latest experience was very disappointing. We paid over $500 for two nights. The room was ordinary. Nothing special. When we returned to our room to retire for the night we found the bed had not been made, nor had the room been cleaned They emptied the wastebasket and changed a couple of towels The continental breakfast was croissants with some jams and a few yogurt This was supposed to be a special occasion for us. We were disappointed! nb The staff were excellent ...the only nice thing about the experience.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Interesting place, but....

Posted Aug 23, 2014
Pros: Very quaint, beautiful historic hotel. Cleanliness was good although a bit musty due to no air conditioning.
Cons: Better directions, better lighting, better continental breakfast.
Very quaint, beautiful historic hotel. Cleanliness was good although a bit musty due to no air conditioning. Unfortunately we arrived late at night and had a horrible time finding the Inn. Once we finally found it the lighting outside was horrible - almost non-existent. The continental breakfast was very limited. Would be easy to dress it up with some danishes or dessert breads along with some granola. While the hotel staff was pleasant and helpful it seemed like more effort could be made.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Taken back 100 years in time

Posted Aug 3, 2014
Pros: Relaxing
Cons: Noise in the morning. Quite hot in the west-facing room(s). Guess it's probably around 90-95 degrees, compared to 70s just a few steps into the house
Built in 1906, it's a house fitting into your imagination from the old English novels. Quiet, cozy in the afternoon. Can be quite noisy in the morning due to street traffic towards downtown & harbor.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Winnipeg

Beautiful, vintage hotel.

Posted Aug 1, 2014
Pros: The atmosphere. The beauty. The gardens!!! The woodwork!
Cons: Interesting shower! And, if it had been hotter, air conditioning would have been needed, I think.
Location: Location was very good. Everything was close by - either by walking or by driving a few minutes. Nice area to walk around in.
We stayed in the King's Room (Room 14). Beautiful room, excellent view. LOTS of space! We were on our honeymoon, so this was really romantic! Staff was excellent, The grounds are to die for! I took tons of pictures. When we go back to Victoria, THIS is where we will stay.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from South Delta

The English Inn

Posted Aug 1, 2014
Pros: We liked the heritage buildings.
Location: This hotel is in Esquimalt, and is about 10 minutes from the inner harbour in Victoria.
If you like heritage buildings you will love this place. We stayed in the Picadilly Room. It was very spacious, with a King bed and a sunroom with French doors to a small patio. Lovely. We took some time and wondered around the gardens. Very nice.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Vancouver Island

Nice but old.

Posted Jul 31, 2014
Pros: The grounds
Cons: Upgrade the rooms
Location: Nice location, close to Victoria.
We enjoyed the grounds and character of the Inn but found that the room was hot (no air conditioning), the walls are very thin and the bed was a bit rickety. Breakfast was also a bit sparse. Not terrible but wouldn't go back.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Chilliwack

Loved the old home

Posted Jul 31, 2014
Pros: we loved the croissants very much. The complimentary breakfast was excellent
Cons: we enjoyed having an adjoining deck with other family but the furniture needed cushions to be comfortable to sit on
Location: Very central to Victoria
We were treated with care. We appreciated the help with the luggage going up the stairs.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by EJ from Langley,BC

Nice Hotel and close to downtown Victoria

Posted Jun 27, 2014
Pros: The old heritage feeling
Cons: The gardens need some attention.
Location: It is handy to Victoria for dining out and site seeing.
We enjoyed our stay at the Old English Inn. It has been many years since my husband stayed here, so it was great to revisit it. The staff was very helpful and made us feel welcome. We were upgraded to a kingsize room. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast and free wifi. We will stay here again and also recommend it to our friends. E & J
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

English Inn, Victoria

Posted Jun 27, 2014
Cons: Internet
While it was a nice place, it is not in a good condition. The internet was not working for us. Everything felt very old. While the room was huge, not having internet was bad for us. Even downstairs the internet wasn't working properly. Otherwise, it was a good place.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Susan from Vancouver

Nice location, Ok service.

Posted Jun 25, 2014
I definitely like the location of the hotel since it's just a 15 minute bus ride to downtown Victoria. However, you have to walk around 15 minutes to the nearest bus stop (#6). I didn't really like the attitude of some of the hotel staff members... They didn't really take my friend and I seriously when we posed certain requests; perhaps it's because we appeared to be quite young. Their furnitures are quite old and you can see the worn down spots on the wood furniture. Despite the pictures shown on their website, their hotel rooms are quite a bit smaller and did not appear to be as nice as the photos. The walls/doors were not very sound proof either so it could get quite loud if people walk past by your hotel room at night. On the other hand, the general areas of the hotels are quite nice and everything has an old english feel to it. If you like to rest at a very homely/relaxing place, the English Inn is not a bad choice.