Ratings based on 425 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
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.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Michael from Calgary, AB

Stay at Old English Inn

Posted Jun 24, 2014
Pros: the 14 different room layouts. Quiet most of the time except when large group came for meeting in Dining Room.
Cons: the grounds need weeding and pruning. Upkeep of other buildings, especially Anne Hathaway's Cottage.
Location: Convenient location to Township of Esquimalt and about 4 kilometers to downtown Victoria.
The Inn itself is very nice. The Grounds and other building need a lot of work and upkeep. The bed was very comfortable in a large room. Staff went out of their way to make the stay a good one.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Sadiedawn from Chilliwack, BC

Nice Getaway

Posted Jun 22, 2014
Pros: It was well maintained inside and it was so quiet and peaceful!
Cons: The grounds needed some attention. But there were some zoning issues that they were dealing with that most likely contributed to that?
Location: Location was good and it was close to where we needed to be.
The Hotel was really nice. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was nice and comfy and it was so quiet and peaceful. The grounds were in need of some attention, but it didn't effect our stay at all. We would definitely come back again,
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great Hotel but very few amenities.

Posted Jun 20, 2014
It was okay. If it is a hot summer remember they don't have a/c.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by v from Vernon, BC

Perfect for romantic getaways, weddings

Posted Jun 19, 2014
Very quiet, charming location. Great croissants at breakfast.. It's a perfect spot for romantic getaways or weddings.
2 out of 5
by Peter from Edmonton

Big disappointment.

Posted Jun 6, 2014
We had stayed at the Olde England Inn 29 years ago, and thought it would be nostalgic to stay. Only the main building is open housekeeping is very poor (didn't replace towels or soaps) and no security (deck door unlocks from OUTSIDE).
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Kelsey from San Diego

Quaint English Hotel

Posted Jun 3, 2014
We stayed at the English Inn for three nights and absolutely loved it! The property and houses are gorgeous. It is too far to walk from downtown Victoria, but is a quick bus ride or a $15 cab ride one way. The complimentary breakfast was delicious and the croissants were to die for. The room was nice and had wonderful views of the property. This place was worth the extra travel time out of downtown.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Short walk to the Ocean park, with nice trails.

Posted Jun 1, 2014
Pros: Continental Breakfast was included. The croissants were baked each morning.
Location: I had a workshop downtown and it was a short drive to get there. Plenty of time to go out to the museum, dinner and walk by the parliament buildings.
We combined our anniversary and business trip getaway for a mini holiday.