Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites
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Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites

9775 First St, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3E1 Canada
Sidney waterfront
Traveller (109)
Townside room
Room & Suite (79)
upgraded rooms located above restaurant
Dining (2)

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AU$360
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#4 of 5 hotels in Sidney
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites is conveniently located on the waterfront, the only Hotel on South Vancouver Island with a beach. Just 20 minutes from Victoria and five minutes from Victoria International Airport, BC Ferries & the IOS. From your balcony, only feet from the ocean, take in Sidney by the Sea's breathtaking waterfront & views of the Gulf Islands. Relax in front of your fireplace in a cozy wicker chair or soak in a large jetted tub. Enjoy our recently updated rooms and suites. We offer breakfast, free internet, free local and North America phone calls, HD sports movies and HBO & free parking. Enjoy Boutique shopping on-site in The Cannery & discover waterfront dining in our Beacon Landing Restaurant and Lounge. The most Affordable rates on the Waterfront in Sidney-by-the-Sea.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Beach
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Spa
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Wifi
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Marina View
Green
Languages Spoken
English

Location

9775 First St, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3E1 Canada
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 86 out of 100
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Victoria Intl Airport
Inner Harbour Airport
25.9 km
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345Reviews9Q+A100Room tips

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stella k wrote a review July 2020
9 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Situated close to the waterfront, unfortunately we were not facing it. Needed an extra $120 to upgrade?! Hotel was empty. We had a lower level room, it had a stuffy, mucky smell. Was afraid to open the windows as it was lower level in the evening with no bars, as it was hot. The air con is super loud to sleep to.
We stayed there during covid, and I understand they cant serve proper breakfast but common, a juice box and yogurt and fruit cups dont cut it for paying so much. You can get a bit more creative.
Thankfully there is a supermarket across the street.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Joanne M wrote a review July 2022
Canada197 contributions79 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband, mother and myself stayed in the Waterfront Cannery Suite, which was perfect! It looks exactly as it does in the photos on their website (other than flooring upgrade as the carpet has been removed). We moved furniture around a little to accommodate three people, but the murphy bed was comfortable, and the little deck facing the water was marvelous! The three of us (plus our dog) managed well in this room for two nights. It was walkable to absolutely everything and the staff was friendly and helpful. The brown bag breakfast they provided each night (for the next morning) was excellent - yogurt, banana, juice box, huge muffins and an egg/sausage wrap (though we didn't try this as we are vegetarian).

We appreciated the black out blinds on the windows as the sunrise is quite bright (we didn't notice these on the first night unfortunately, and woke up very early).

We would definitely stay here again the next time we visit Sidney.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: pay extra for the waterfront suites - it's worth it!
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Matelot1969 wrote a review May 2022
Oliver, Canada61 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When we walked into our room, my wife said "this place smells clean" Five minutes later she said "This place IS clean" we felt extremely comfortable. The staff were friendly and efficient. The location was great. Looking forward to a longer stay next time.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Michael S wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed two nights here, as I had stayed once before with a better experience getting a takeout breakfast on check in. However, this time there was no breakfast and the front desk clerk was not very friendly. I also approached a housekeeper about changing my fitted sheet, and emptying my garbages. Neither of which was done, and my sheets were left outside the door. What was the worst though came from spurious claims that I damaged a shower curtain, a duvet cover, and two pillows for a total of 113 dollars. No notice of this, just something I saw on my bank statement. This place is not operating with much class and goodwill.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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JH wrote a review May 2023
None, Italy1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our flight was cancelled and we found an ocean facing room at the Waterfront Inn. Staff were very friendly and helpful, got us organized , dealt with the airline on our behalf and ordered return taxis for all the stranded passengers. Clean, centrally located, on the waterfront, very close to all amenities including groceries, restaurants, shops. An unexpected but excellent find to end our trip. If you’re looking for a budget friendly Inn that’s under 10 min from the airport, this place is for you!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andy M wrote a review Aug 2021
West Vancouver, Canada83 contributions71 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We liked the location , close to the water, restaurants and sights, but the standards of the hotel left much to be desired.
Our room size was average but the standard of upkeep was poor. Carpets were stained, bedding was old and faded in colour , room furniture was dated and damaged in many instances.

Staff were average to disinterested.

The room rate was high for the quality offered.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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fmg7 wrote a review Apr 2022
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was apparently "slated for electrical work" that could not be done because "we were in it". Booked March 13th yet we were still assigned that room. Advised we could not be relocated!!!! The front desk was uncooperative. We stayed two nights but only got "breakfast" for one. When booked I did not realize that there is no elevator in th building which was a struggle for us (seniors 82 and 75) to get our bags up the stairs and no assistance offered. I did not have time to discuss with the manager on check as we were taking a ferry back to the mainland. Have written but received no response at all. It's a disgrace even for three stars!!! I was concerned about a family with young children being assigned to this room with the electrical wires all exposed.
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Date of stay: April 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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frogirl1107 wrote a review Nov 2021
Parksville, Canada145 contributions31 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is unbeatable. Easy walk to water front, grocery store, restaurants and shops on beacon Ave. Staffs are friendly and room is clean. It is a little bit dated but well maintained. The bad is comfortable. We loved the idea of breakfast basket; it may be the result of covid, but we think it is less work for hotel staffs and more flexible for travelers. Overall we enjoyed our stay. Will be back next time we are in Sidney.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Room on second floor has better view
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Soonie68 wrote a review June 2022
Prince George, Canada73 contributions38 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We weren't here long enough to enjoy all this hotel has to offer or the location. We arrived late on the ferry and left the following day to continue our trip.

Pros:
Very clean
Quiet
Comfortable bed
On the ocean
Close to airport and ferry
Breakfast in room (they are not doing hot breakfast yet so this is a continental breakfast to take to your room)
Friendly front desk

No cons
Good value for the room rate.

We will stay longer next time. Sidney looks like a nice little town to visit.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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kazzaCalgary wrote a review Sept 2021
Calgary, Canada146 contributions39 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was on the ground floor and was quite dark. We did have a view of the sea, albeit being on the ground floor it wasn’t easy to see it. Furnishings were old and could do with an update. Handed a basket of breakfast goodies on arrival which was nice and that was a good start. Stains on the carpet and I woke up in the night and could distinctly smell chlorine (ok, Covid is with us at the moment and I fully understand we have to ensure things are clean but this I’m sure was coming from the carpet and when I walked on the carpet it felt damp. I mostly keep something on my feet anyway when I’m in a hotel but this was the middle of the night and I didn’t put anything on them.

The other thing I found annoying was staff shouting to each other when they were in the corridors... why not have a quiet conversation.

Think the thing that really grossed me out was finding a dirty pillow case the next morning, very obvious shouldn’t have missed it, thankfully I hadn’t slept on it. Sorry but that should be a priority... change all the sheets and pillowcases between stays!! Not impressed.

Location was great, was really looking forward to staying her and was so disappointed, not worth anywhere near what we paid for the night.
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Date of stay: September 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Jerry L asked a question Apr 2017
Tennessee253 contributions124 helpful votes
What time is breakfast served as I will need to catch the ferry in the morning?
Sidney, Canada2 contributions
We have a breakfast room that is open every morning, please let the reception know if you would like it opened earlier, Thank-You Denis owner of Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites
Ann-Louise R asked a question Feb 2017
Fulwood, United Kingdom14 contributions1 helpful vote
What's the hotel like for noise from the airport?
Answer from real2r
Bowral, Australia51 contributions9 helpful votes
I don't remember hearing any noise inside our room - or if I did, it wasn't an issue
mandy5150 asked a question Sept 2016
Surrey, Canada9 contributions4 helpful votes
Are any of your rooms pet friendly? If yes, is there a charge
Answer from smith4047
Stettler, Canada17 contributions10 helpful votes
I don't know if it is pet friendly...all you could do is phone and ask. Very friendly people there!
Cindy N asked a question Aug 2016
Fort Myers, Florida4 contributions2 helpful votes
Do you offer a shuttle to the airport? (September 19th Monday midday)
Answer from Saltspringer340
Parksville, Canada62 contributions29 helpful votes
No, they do not offer a shuttle. I booked an early morning taxi with Sidney taxi. They were there promptly. Cost around $20. To my knowledge, the only hotel with a shuttle in Sidney is the Travelodge.
sueplanner asked a question May 2016
jupiter13 contributions1 helpful vote
Is there a shuttle for a 5:40am flight?
Answer from Italyagain
Coquitlam, Canada50 contributions37 helpful votes
I never saw evidence of a shuttle. However, the hotel is not far from the airport, so a taxi will not be expensive. For a flight that early, I would suggest the convenience of a cab is worth the expense.
rdf254 wrote a tip Apr 2023
Saskatoon, Canada77 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No elevators but that the only drawback. "
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Joanne M wrote a tip July 2022
Canada197 contributions79 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"pay extra for the waterfront suites - it's worth it!"
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frogirl1107 wrote a tip Nov 2021
Parksville, Canada145 contributions31 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room on second floor has better view"
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Breanne I wrote a tip Nov 2019
Victoria, Canada96 contributions29 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Second floor rooms have the best view"
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Jirair M wrote a tip Aug 2019
Toronto, Canada123 contributions75 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you have no mobility issues, take a room on the second overlooking the water."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$218 - AU$360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandVictoria Capital Regional DistrictSidney
NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites?
Nearby attractions include Sidney Pier (0.1 km), Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea (0.1 km), and Beacon Park (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sabhai Thai Restaurant Ltd, Sidney Bakery, and The Pier Bistro.
Are pets allowed at Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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