Helms Inn

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Suite, 2 Double Beds | In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Double Room | In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Studio, 1 King Bed | In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Basic Studio, 1 King Bed | In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board

Overview of Helms Inn

Helms Inn

2.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Top rated for staff & service (4.6/5)

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Business services
  • Parking available
  • Laundry
Map
600 Douglas St, Victoria, BC, V8V2P8

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRoyal BC Museum4 min walk
  • Popular LocationVictoria Harbour9 min walk
  • Popular LocationVictoria Clipper Ferry Terminal13 min walk
  • AirportVictoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.)26 min drive

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About this area

Victoria

Helms Inn is located in Downtown Victoria, a walkable area in Victoria with good shopping. Thunderbird Park - Royal BC Museum and Royal BC Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Victoria Harbour and Victoria Fisherman's Wharf. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre or Royal Athletic Park. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping. Guests love the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Thunderbird Park - Royal BC Museum - 2 min walk
  • Royal BC Museum - 4 min walk
  • Victoria Conference Centre - 4 min walk
  • Victoria Harbour - 9 min walk
  • Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ) - 26 min drive

Restaurants

  • Tre Fantastico - 4 min walk
  • Browns Social House - 5 min walk
  • Noodlebox - 6 min walk
  • Cora - 6 min walk
  • Floyd's Diner - 7 min walk

About this property

Helms Inn

Hotel in the heart of Downtown Victoria
Near Victoria Harbour, Helms Inn provides a garden, a library, and laundry facilities. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Self parking (surcharge), coffee/tea in the lobby, and luggage storage
  • A front desk safe, a 24-hour front desk, and newspapers in the lobby
  • Smoke-free premises and a computer station
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the central location
Room features
All guestrooms at Helms Inn include perks such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews give good marks for the clean rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • TVs with cable channels
  • Recycling, kitchenettes, and refrigerators

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Uncovered self parking on site (CAD 10 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Limited onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Family friendly

  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • Garden

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop

More

  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Recycling
  • Safe

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Check-in

98% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Minimum check-in age - 19

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Uncovered self parking fee: CAD 10 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

Helms Inn
Helms Inn Victoria
Helms Victoria
Helm`s Hotel Victoria
Helms Hotel Victoria
Helms Inn Hotel
Helms Inn Victoria
Helms Inn Hotel Victoria

Frequently asked questions

Is Helms Inn pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Helms Inn?

As of Sep 26, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Helms Inn on Oct 11, 2022 start from $103.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Helms Inn?

Self parking is available for CAD 10 per night. Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at Helms Inn?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - midnight. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability).

What time is check-out at Helms Inn?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (amount may vary, subject to availability).

Where is Helms Inn located?

Located in Downtown Victoria, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Helmcken House and Victoria Harbour. Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Helms Inn and receive a full refund?

Yes, Helms Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Helms Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 589 out of 1008 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 332 out of 1008 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 58 out of 1008 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 21 out of 1008 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 8 out of 1008 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.2/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Shivjeet
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Welcoming staff
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

1/5 Terrible

Patricia
Traveled with partner
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
We had upgraded to a kitchen suite. Upon arrival ..after a late flight …we were greeted with ‘Oh your finally here!’ Bathroom towels -a set each- very thin. No counter Soave in bathroom & the shower curtain was very old & hung with various shower hooks. Screws showing in the wall from the tv in the other room. Very Noisy from traffic, staff, people in rooms above & workers outside our bedroom window. Large bushes that kept the light out of the living room. Very little interaction with front staff, they did not inquire how your stay was going etc etc. they appeared very disinterested. Definitely not worth the money.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Curtis
Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Awesome location, nice rooms but no elevator, otherwise 5 stars!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Thamer
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I stayed there for two nights, I didn't need to use my own car, all the fun was just a 4 minute walking to the coast and from there you can start your journey to enjoy the beautiful scenic views. The hotel rooms are a small apartments with a nice simple kitchen , always good service and I will book again if I decide to visit Victoria in another season
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Ursula
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice property. Quiet and peaceful
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Natalie, Toronto
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Second time staying at this hotel. This is the only place I will stay in Victoria! Clean, quiet, safe, and great location. Feels like a home away from home and kitchenette cuts down on food expenses. Highly recommended!
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Paula
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The location was great. Hotel was charming.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

1/5 Terrible

Kelly
Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Bathroom has mold and outlet to charge phone doesn’t work
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Dona
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Clean room - very well equipped. Staff was very efficient and friendly. Very convenient location. Would recommend.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Wendy
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great location, very spacious rooms, friendly staff. Loved the kitchenette for coffee in the mornings! Great value as well. We would definitely stay again!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022