Beacon Inn At Sidney
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Beacon Inn At Sidney

Sidney BC 9724 Third St, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3A2 Canada
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1-Bedroom Salt Spring Island Suite
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4.5
#1 of 6 B&Bs in Sidney
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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The award winning Beacon Inn offers 5-Star luxury in the heart of Sidney. Centrally located in a quaint seaside community, close to Victoria, Butchart Gardens, BC ferries (to Vancouver & Gulf Islands) and WA State ferries (to San Juan Islands & Anacortes), as well as the Victoria airport. Our mock-heritage, adult-oriented Inn offers many complimentary extras, including a light continental-style breakfast; afternoon Sherry; coffee/tea/snacks; off-street parking; local phone calling and Wi Fi. Nine beautifully appointed guestrooms with feather beds, spa-inspired ensuite bathrooms, gas F/P's and A/C. An easy stroll to many unique local shops, a great selection of eateries, coffee houses, and the spectacular Sidney waterfront just 2 blocks away. Area activities include, golf, wine tasting and tours, whale watching, cycling, kayaking and boating to name just a few. Located just 2 blocks south of the main street.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Hiking
Bowling offsite
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Breakfast in the room
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Umbrella
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French

Location

Sidney BC 9724 Third St, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3A2 Canada
Getting there
Good for walkers
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 90 out of 100
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Victoria Intl Airport
Inner Harbour Airport
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Kim M wrote a review Sept 2020
Vancouver Island, Canada102 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We planned a Sidney evening so we could visit the Farmer’s Daughter for wine and cheese and not have to worry about getting back to Esquimalt. We arrived at the Beacon Inn, saw the sign to ring for service and were quickly greeted by a friendly staff member who welcomed us in. We had our masks on and so did the staff member. We were advised about our room and asked about our breakfast preferences all in a very safe environment. Our room was spotless and filled with special touches such as robes, full length mirror, cookies (in shared lounge area), and more.
I highly recommend this lovely little Inn for your next Sidney visit.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Denise Peat, General Manager at Beacon Inn At Sidney
Responded 7 Oct 2020
I'm delighted to read you enjoyed your recent stay, the positive feedback is always appreciated! We will look forward to seeing you again on a future visit to Sidney! Warm regards, Denise and the Beacon Inn Team
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B G wrote a review Aug 2020
Caulfeild, Canada16 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I landed here unexpectedly due to some boat repairs needed over the course of a week. From the moment we arrived to the Inn, we felt welcomed and protected from anything outside the doors. The decor is European elegance with warm colours and beautiful accents. While our first room was small, it was extremely well equipped with beautiful bedding, welcome chocolates, huge jetted tub, coffee maker in the room, lots of information on surroundings, and a delicious breakfast included in the rate. We ended up changing rooms to another one - Lopez, which we found to be bigger and more comfortable, but with all the amenities offered in the first room. Syd, the wonderfully warm and energetic staff person worked overtime to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we need. The Inn is just a short walk to all restaurants and the ocean as well as shops and everything one might need. We were thrilled to find this little 9 room gem just when we needed some comfort. Thank you everyone at Beacon Inn, we will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for larger rooms if available but even the smaller ones are beautifully appointed.
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Response from Denise Peat, General Manager at Beacon Inn At Sidney
Responded 31 Aug 2020
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience during your recent stay, your kind, detailed, and positive feedback is much appreciated! I'm also delighted to hear that you found Cid, a dedicated and energetic member of our small team to be as attentive and welcoming as we have always known her to be. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again soon! Warmest regards, Denise and the Beacon Inn Team
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directine wrote a review July 2022
Vancouver, Canada17 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location, very clean, and super nice staff. Can't ask for more! Oh wait, a decanter of sherry in each room? Bonus! I didn't even know I liked sherry until staying here and trying some each evening. We walked everywhere, but there is easy parking for when we return with a car - because we will be returning! As other reviews have stated, breakfast is less than continental, so we went out each morning. It was a small yogurt, juice, bowl of fruit, babybel cheeses, and mini quiche or scone depending on day. Nice gesture though! There was also milk and cereal in the hallway if we wanted. We felt very comfortable coming and going as the door has a code and you don't need to interact with anyone. Their website photos don't do it justice by the way! Even the other rooms we peaked into when doors were left open looked great, better than photos.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Stairs only, no elevator
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Response from Denise Peat, General Manager at Beacon Inn At Sidney
Responded 6 Sept 2022
We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay and appreciate the feedback! We continually review and tweak how we do things such as the amenities we provide, as well as our complimentary "continental-style" breakfasts and take all feedback into consideration. Thank you for staying with us, we will look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards, Denise and the Beacon Inn Team.
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Chris K wrote a review Aug 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you're after a stay in a large hotel with little character, then this isn't the place for you. We stayed for two nights at the Beacon Inn and were absolutely delighted with the comfort and level of detail they put in to making it a nice stay. We were a late check-in after front desk closed, yet instructions for access were clear and easy to follow. Our room had a great Victorian character and was spotless, while many other little touches like tasty snacks and a modest continental breakfast made for a nice start to our days touring around Sidney and Victoria. We will be over again soon and hope to be able to stay here again!
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Denise Peat, General Manager at Beacon Inn At Sidney
Responded 21 Sept 2021
Thank you so much for the lovely feedback on your August stay! We appreciate your business and will look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards, Denise and the Beacon Inn Team.
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Getaway825405 wrote a review Sept 2020
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Don't book here. We were asked about breakfast when booking but upon arrival were told bkft included an item we can't eat.
Covid? Bull...!
No fresh coffee-room coffee terrible. Our tiny breakfast plastic basket,retrieved from a mini fridge in common hallway,had 2 granola bars, 2 yogurts, 2 muffins, 12 grapes, 2 very hard boiled eggs,2 pc cheese. Poor, poor quality for the price! And no staff on site in the morning.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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oldiverrob wrote a review Apr 2022
Calgary, Canada24 contributions13 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The inn is a wonderful old home, and the room was tastefully decorated with all the amenities. The bed was very comfortable. However, when walking around the room I couldn’t get the song “Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign” out of my mind. There was no lack of instructions/directions pasted everywhere. My big beef is it’s a bed & breakfast. You could go into any restaurant in Sidney and get a meal. So why is the Beacon Inn providing a cold prepackaged container with most breakfast items right from Costco. I’ve stayed in high end B&B’s world wide, and for almost $200 per night you always get a hot sit down breakfast. Totally disappointing. Next I ask before reserving.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask if they’re serving a typical breakfast or providing a container in the fridge before reserving.
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Response from Denise Peat, General Manager at Beacon Inn At Sidney
Responded 19 Apr 2022
Thank you for commenting on your recent stay for the benefit of other travellers. I would like to take this opportunity to address your comments below. First, I would like to clarify that we are not a “B&B”, we are a small inn (similar to a boutique hotel), that offers a complimentary, continental-style breakfast. Second, when the pandemic first hit it created serious challenges for many businesses, however the tourism and hospitality sector has been the hardest hit with many of those same challenges still ongoing, perhaps you are simply not aware of them. The ongoing and serious labour shortage, particularly in our geographic area, with an aging and wealthy demographic, has now been exacerbated since the pandemic. Unable to find cooks and servers many area restaurants have been forced to close. For this reason and others, we made the decision to pivot from offering a complimentary “full” breakfast in our dining room, to a more informal “continental-style” breakfast delivered to each guestroom. We have found our “continental-style” breakfasts have been very well received by our guests - they no longer feel constrained by limited, set, seating times in the dining room, they can now choose to eat whenever they choose, be that at 6am before an early flight, or at 10:30am after sleeping late. We also find many of our guests are still taking precautions and feel more comfortable enjoying breakfast in their room, rather than in a dining room amongst other travellers. Additionally our quiches and muffins served with breakfast are all made in-house. As we have not yet perfected the art of making our own cheese and yogurt, they will remain among the items we purchase from the grocery store. Lastly, a word about room signage: We have always tried to keep signs to a minimum, only implementing signage for issues that have arisen frequently from guests, such as how to use the in-room coffee maker. During the pandemic, for health and safety reasons local government regulations made additional signage mandatory. As restrictions around the pandemic have recently eased, many of those same signs have been removed. Thank you again for your comments. Kind regards, Denise Peat, Innkeeper
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77Eliz167 wrote a review Sept 2021
Winnipeg, Canada12 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Beacon Inn is just delightful. The beautiful furnishings, extremely cozy room (San Juan Room), the large soaker tub, comfortable bed, covid-style breakfast in your room (if you prefer) was very thoughtful and delicious. Very quiet and peaceful, close walks to waterfront and shops. We were so sorry we only had one night it was so wonderful. Sandy (please forgive me if wrong name), who checked us in is so friendly and welcoming. Don't hesitate...stay here!
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: San Juan room on 2nd floor....beautiful.
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Response from Denise Peat, General Manager at Beacon Inn At Sidney
Responded 1 Oct 2021
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to provide such kind and detailed feedback on your recent stay. I am always delighted to hear that the efforts of our small and dedicated team are hitting all the right marks! We will look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit to Sidney. Warm regards, Denise and the Beacon Inn Team
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PaulSEA1 wrote a review Dec 2021
Seattle, Washington178 contributions186 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay here was really nice. The hotel has many many nice touches with classy furniture, super friendly staff, and many nice touches like jetted tubs, bath salts, free snacks, tea, coffee around the clock. It felt like a home away from home.

Important notes: The third floor room internet doesn’t really work - too far from the router. Internet was great on the second floor. Checkin is really not before 4pm. Nobody was there before 4pm and there is a door code for access when the hotel is unstaffed.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Denise Peat, General Manager at Beacon Inn At Sidney
Responded 12 Jan 2022
Thank you for the kind and detailed feedback on your stay and for acknowledging our wonderful staff! Just one point of clarification - we are indeed open and staffed from 10am to 8pm daily, however, our "check-in time" is 4 to 8pm. Once guests are checked in, they are each provided with a secure code for the front door to come and go freely, but that does not mean the inn is not staffed. After 8pm when our Front Desk is closed for the day, our live-in Caretaker is available for any issues or emergencies, so there is always someone available if needed. We will look forward to welcoming back again to your home away from home! Warm regards, Denise and the Beacon Inn Team.
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Emanuela R wrote a review July 2021
Vancouver, BC77 contributions83 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this Air B n B to celebrate my husband's birthday weekend. We wanted something unique close to the downtown but in a quiet setting. We got it and more. We booked the Saltspring room and it was beautiful, from the 4 poster bed to the large bathroom the cute kitchenette and the lovely seating area it had it all. Once we were checked in by the lovely Ms. Benoit, who's smile always lite up the room we went to our room. There waiting for us were freshly baked cookies and sherry. What a great combination. The breakfast was just perfect and always delivered the night before and put in the fridge so we could eat it when we wanted. Having the kitchen area was totally a bonus as we felt right at home. You cannot beat the location for this place as it is central to everything. Don't look any further this is the place to stay if you are in Sidney. We look forward to returning again.
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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: The Saltspring suite is amazing.
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Response from Denise Peat, General Manager at Beacon Inn At Sidney
Responded 2 Aug 2021
Thank you kindly for the positive and detailed review of your recent stay! I'm also pleased to hear the positive feedback regarding our small and dedicated team. We'll look forward to seeing you again! Warm regards, Denise and the Beacon Inn Team
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Barry Z wrote a review Sept 2020
Prince Rupert, Canada9 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We again stayed for two nights at the Beacon Inn. Right off of Beacon Avenue in Sidney, this charming clean and well priced Hotel was just as great as we had remembered, in spite of the Covid challenges. Good, portable breakfast and helpful and courteous staff left us reassured that sensible precautions were in place and we could put aside our Covid worries while there. We highly recommend this accommodation.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Denise Peat, General Manager at Beacon Inn At Sidney
Responded 7 Sept 2020
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Beacon Inn on this return visit, and for sharing your experience! It is so nice to read that you enjoyed the Inn and amenities as much as on your previous stay, in spite of the current challenges. I'm also delighted to hear that the measures we have put in place due to Covid were reassuring, as we want all of our guests will feel we have their safety in mind when they walk through our front doors! We will look forward to welcoming you back again on a future visit to Sidney! Warm regards, Denise and the Beacon Inn Team
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Answer from Matthew C
Woodinville, Washington15 contributions4 helpful votes
As a guest that has used the bike storage, I can say it's pretty decent. It's outside storage so not 100% ideal but it's a good quality bike made of metal and it's bolted down. It's in the parking area in the back of the facility so bikes are not visible from the street. The rack is right next to the building and Sidney is a pretty safe place anyway. We still locked our bikes with a decent U Lock because there's no point letting someone just walk away with your bike. Final point: if you book one of the two main level rooms in the back then you can literally look outside the window and see your bike if you want to check on it. So in general I would not hesitate to use the bike storage here, and our bikes were pretty pricey so we care about where we leave them.
directine wrote a tip July 2022
Vancouver, Canada17 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stairs only, no elevator"
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oldiverrob wrote a tip Apr 2022
Calgary, Canada24 contributions13 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask if they’re serving a typical breakfast or providing a container in the fridge before reserving."
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Shali W wrote a tip Oct 2021
Nanaimo, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Loved the San Juan Room. Stunning!!!"
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77Eliz167 wrote a tip Sept 2021
Winnipeg, Canada12 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"San Juan room on 2nd floor....beautiful."
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Emanuela R wrote a tip July 2021
Vancouver, BC77 contributions83 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Saltspring suite is amazing."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$246 - AU$285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandVictoria Capital Regional DistrictSidney
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beacon Inn At Sidney
Which popular attractions are close to Beacon Inn At Sidney?
Nearby attractions include Sidney Pier (0.3 km), Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea (0.4 km), and Beacon Park (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Beacon Inn At Sidney?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Beacon Inn At Sidney?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Beacon Inn At Sidney?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Beacon Inn At Sidney?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Beacon Inn At Sidney?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sabhai Thai Restaurant Ltd, Sidney Bakery, and The Pier Bistro.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Beacon Inn At Sidney?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
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