Embassy Inn
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Embassy Inn

520 Menzies St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2H4 Canada
View from hotel balcony of Legislature.
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4.5
#7 of 42 hotels in Victoria
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
The Embassy Inn is conveniently located close to all of Victoria's great attractions, dining spots, shopping and theatres. All guests receive a free continental breakfast, free fast and reliable wifi and free parking. All rooms are air-conditioned, have balconies, fridges, microwaves and all the comforts of home. Suites have a completely supplied kitchen with everything you need. Bring along the family pet as we are a pet friendly hotel, (for a fee).
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Car park
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French

Location

520 Menzies St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2H4 Canada
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 93 out of 100
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Victoria Intl Airport
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Roberta R wrote a review Feb 2020
Tacoma, Washington3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We selected the Embassy Inn for its location (a block away from the ferry and from the BC Museum and across the street from Parliament), reasonable price, and complimentary cooked breakfast. We were very pleased with the reception staff who adjusted our prepaid reservation that was made for the wrong date. As ferry walk ons, we arrived in the morning, relieved that our error could be corrected, and then was offered luggage storage and breakfast as our room would not be ready until the afternoon! We highly recommend the Embassy Inn for its excellent service from staff, comfortable beds and furnishings, microwave and refrigerator in the room, updated bathroom, delicious complimentary breakfast, expresso machine in the dining area—all for a reasonable price.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from 142JohnJ, General Manager at Embassy Inn
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Thank you for the great review of your recent stay with us here at the Embassy Inn. Many guests find our location to be ideal as we are close to EVERYTHING Victoria has to offer. Literally across the street from the BC Parliament Buildings. Close to attractions, dining spots, shopping areas and theatres. Our awesome staff truly take a lot of pride in making sure all guests enjoy their visit to our hotel. Very happy to read we were able to assist with the date mix-up. The addition of the all day coffee maker has been a hit with everyone who enjoys a late day cup of coffee. We do look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Kevin P wrote a review July 2021
Fort St. John, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our experience with the Embassy was great from the moment we booked the room! When I called to book, the manager was the person who answered the phone. We booked a room with a king sized bed and he automatically bumped our room up to the suite at no additional cost, the room was very clean, the bed was extremely comfortable, and when my daughter came up to visit, she said it was like an apartment. They offer a free continental breakfast that offers hot dishes ( eggs, potatoes, waffles) as well as cold. A very friendly and accommodating staff as well. I highly recommend staying here on your next trip to Victoria!
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: I don’t think there is a bad room.
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Response from John John C, General Manager at Embassy Inn
Responded 20 July 2021
Thank you for the review Kevin. Glad we were able to get an upgrade for your stay. If we are able, we will do that more often than not so, glad you were able to experience a larger room. Please come see us again soon.
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warren or dee wrote a review Dec 2021
Courtenay, Canada34 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Although this inn is 30 plus years old, it has been updated and is very clean and modern. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast included with the room price was fairly extensive with several staff on duty to keep all food items well stocked and the area immaculate.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from John C, General Manager at Embassy Inn
Responded 28 Dec 2021
Thank you for your review. And a belated Merry Christmas to you. We have more staff on hand to keep up with Sanitizing all the touch points in the breakfast room and all public areas. Come see us again soon.
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vbrother wrote a review Oct 2020
Abbotsford, Canada834 contributions391 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a great place to stay in Victoria. It’s in a wonderful location right beside the legislature so we were able to easily walk to downtown Victoria and fisherman’s wharf. Embassy Inn offers free parking and continental breakfast. The value for the dollar is very good. Most hotels in the downtown core charge a fee for onsite parking and with covid being active most do not offer breakfast. They even had housekeeping services but you had to be out of your room.

We found our room to be a decent size. It was very clean, the bed was comfortable and it was well stocked with toiletries and linens. There was even a Nespresso machine in our room.

We were very placed with our stay at Embassy Inn. Staff a friendly and efficient. All covid protocols are in place, rooms are well furnished and clean and the value is very good.

I would highly recommend Embassy Inn.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from John John C, General Manager at Embassy Inn
Responded 28 Oct 2020
Thank you so much for the great review of your stay here at the Embassy Inn. Glad to read you thought the location is ideal. We are close to all Victoria has to offer. And with everything we provide for our valued guests like the breakfast, wifi and parking, (I think we are one of two hotels that still do not charge for parking), it truly is a great deal to stay with us! Glad also to read you noticed our pandemic protocols. Ours guest's and staff's safety is very important to us. We hope to see you again soon.
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Climber811936 wrote a review Jan 2022
Fort Qu'Appelle, Canada58 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked this hotel because of its central location and reasonable price. I was expecting an older hotel and was very happy that it appeared to have been through a renovation recently. Most everything looked new and made our stay a very pleasant one. We were in a king bed room which we found to be very comfortable for two people. The only issue was the heating which we had to turn on and off to keep the room at a comfortable temperature . The bed was comfortable and the shower worked fine with lots of hot water.
Breakfast was your standard continental buffet, not a lot of options but all we needed. The buffet are was very clean with someone cleaning the serving spoons whenever they were used.
The area was quiet too.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: King rooms are good choice for a couple
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Response from John C, General Manager at Embassy Inn
Responded 17 Jan 2022
Thank you for your review. I am glad to see we were a pleasant surprise to you. We like to Under Promise and Over Deliver. :) We hope to see you again soon.
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Susan M wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent location! Breakfast was fantastic…the chef and his team were constantly making sure the trays were full and the area kept spotless. It was nice to be able to do laundry during our enjoyable and relaxing stay in very clean rooms. Everyone was helpful and very courteous.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Terry Wong, General Manager at Embassy Inn
Responded 19 May 2022
Thank you for your kind comments. We are happy to hear our complimentary breakfast satisfied your needs to start your day of fun.
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LeahMarieHoldsworth wrote a review July 2020
Toronto, Canada16 contributions38 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel had a great location but wasn’t clean at all. Thankfully we had requested an ‘updated’ room as per a lot of the hotel reviews as the older side looked scary. Continental breakfast was a free for all of zero social distancing and all food being touched by every guest. Not very comfortable during covid times. I usually love Embassy hotels but this one needs some major updates and higher cleaning standards.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from John John C, General Manager at Embassy Inn
Responded 28 July 2020
Thank you for the review. I am sorry you didn't find your room clean. If I may ask that you reach out to me personally, (the hotel's GM), I'd like the opportunity to investigate and make it right. We do pride ourselves on proving clean and comfortable accommodation ALL THE TIME. The Embassy Inn is made up of two buildings. One is our current hotel with 70 guestrooms. The other building is the original and has been closed for over 5 years. We do not sell rooms in the old building which by the way is slated for demolition in 2 months. It sounds to me as if you might have thought it was opened but it is not. As for the breakfast area and food provided, I can confidently state, (because the provincial health inspector was just hear) we are currently exceeding all requirements as set out by the Provincial Health Officer. Tables are located 2 metres apart. There are ample signs advising all guests to practice physical distancing. There is hand sanitizer at the entrance to the breakfast area with ample signage advising guests to sanitize before entering the breakfast area. We have extra staffing in place to sanitize all touch points throughout the breakfast area. I look forward to hearing from you so that I can further address any concerns you might have had. Thank you.
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islandrockin wrote a review Nov 2020
Comox Valley, Canada2,537 contributions299 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good,clean and basic hotel with a very good location.
Good value here for the room rates they ask for a property in the Inner Harbour Victoria.
Tired and uninspired room where they serve a continental breakfast that is a carb fest.
Staff were all very friendly
Parking is free
It's a reasonable choice
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Date of stay: November 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from John John C, General Manager at Embassy Inn
Responded 10 Feb 2021
Thank you for your review of your stay back in November. Sorry to hear the free breakfast didn't meet your level of expectation. Many of our guests are appreciative of the offerings. we are unable to provide the usual eggs, meat and hash browns due to the current pandemic. Once things get better and travel restrictions are lifted, we will get back to our awesome breakfast. Hope to see you again sometime.
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lara3426 wrote a review July 2022
Rome, Italy92 contributions65 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
centrally located, breakfast with many choices and all really excellent.
There was a lot of attention in cleaning and disinfecting the hands and using the mask. the rooms are very spacious and always clean. quiet place and silence. amazing breakfast room. great hotel
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: non saprei
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Response from Terry Wong, General Manager at Embassy Inn
Responded 19 Sept 2022
Thank you for staying with us. We take great pride in the cleanliness of our property inside and out.
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Paul M wrote a review Sept 2021
Markham, Canada20 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the Embassy Inn for two days in Victoria, BC, and discovered this prime location with walking distance to everywhere - the harbour, the Legislative Building, the fishermen's wharf, Chinatown, Government Street cafes, .... and we even have a kitchenet in our room.
Embassy Inn included a buffet breakfast up to 10:30 a.m. , but no dining in the evening, and that is no problem at all because there were lots of eating places all around town.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from John John C, General Manager at Embassy Inn
Responded 8 Sept 2021
Thank you for being our valued guests. I am pleased to read you were pleased with our location and our hot buffet breakfast. Please come see us again soon.
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NC asked a question May 2023
12 contributions1 helpful vote
Is the pool still token?
Answer from Susan C
Calgary, Canada3 contributions
Didn't see a pool anywhere.
Answer from Susan C
Calgary, Canada3 contributions
Please provide English translation!
Answer from Robert W
Burnaby, Canada127 contributions15 helpful votes
I would say credit card.
SeaG37 wrote a tip Mar 2024
Kelowna, Canada145 contributions59 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early if you want a suite."
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reddheaddc wrote a tip Oct 2023
Washington, DC18 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is available."
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peacealways wrote a tip Oct 2023
Ottawa, Canada120 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Laundry facilities available Laundry room has a shelf of books left by previous guests, so enjoy the choices "
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Linda S wrote a tip Aug 2023
11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Location in Victoria is excellent. Walks along the harbour and park are close by and it is very safe to be out in the evening."
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Sandra C wrote a tip Aug 2023
Finland36 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is generous car parking available"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$273 - AU$468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
embassy hotel victoria
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandVictoria Capital Regional DistrictVictoriaJames Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
70
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Frequently Asked Questions about Embassy Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Embassy Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Pedaler (0.3 km), Inner Harbour (0.3 km), and Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Embassy Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Embassy Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Embassy Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Embassy Inn?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Embassy Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Legislative Dining Room, Nourish Kitchen & Cafe, and Floyd's Diner.
Are any cleaning services offered at Embassy Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Embassy Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Embassy Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Embassy Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Embassy Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (0.1 km), Craigdarroch Castle (2.1 km), and Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada (0.4 km).
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