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Helms Inn, Victoria

2-star2 stars
600 Douglas St, Victoria, BC, V8V2P8, Canada

City-center hotel within walking distance of Royal BC Museum
  • Free WiFi
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  • An older hotel that has been renovated very nicely. Clean and spacious, excellent value…Aug. 7, 2020
  • Room was spacious, comfortable, close to shops and attractions but not too close to be…Aug. 4, 2020

Helms Inn, Victoria

from $117 CAD
  • Studio, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 2 Double Beds
  • Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Double Room
  • Basic Studio, 1 King Bed

What’s around Helms Inn, Victoria


  • In Downtown Victoria
  • Victoria Harbour - 9 min walk
  • Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal - 12 min walk
  • Royal BC Museum - 4 min walk
  • Victoria Conference Centre - 4 min walk
  • Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre - 18 min walk
  • Victoria Fisherman's Wharf - 18 min walk
  • Thunderbird Park - Royal BC Museum - 2 min walk

Getting around

  • Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ) - 26 min drive
  • Victoria, BC (YWH-Victoria Inner Harbour Seaplane Base) - 1 min drive
  • Port Angeles, WA (CLM-William R. Fairchild Intl.) - 159 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 48 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 5:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self parking (limited) *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Helms Inn, Victoria’s small print

Also known as

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


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Uncovered self parking costs CAD 10 per night with in/out privileges

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Helms Inn, Victoria

  • Does Helms Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Helms Inn does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Helms Inn?
    Yes. Self parking costs CAD 10 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at Helms Inn?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Helms Inn?
    You can check in from 5:00 PM to anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Helms Inn?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Old Spaghetti Factory (3-min walk), Chorizo & co (9-min walk), and Pagliacci's (9-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 908 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Good location
emmanuel, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Convenient, close to downtown.
emmanuel, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Location, location, location....Only a small parking fee at the Helms and you can walk all over downtown Victoria! The room was very clean, quiet and comfy. We will definitely make this our Hotel of choice whenever we are in Victoria.
Ernie, ca1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
R & R
I really think that this is a hidden jem and will stay here again. Only real surprise is the additional parking fee. Just be aware of the parking fee. I think that this fee is just an additional money grab by the hotel
Richard, ca1 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Love the room
Love the room as it has kitchen, it is clean and for the price we love it as compared to more expensive hotel chains. The reception looks like in a rush and not so friendly-but overall stay was great. Few minutes walk from the museum and the ocean view. We will definitely come back.
ca2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely place
We arrive early and were able to park our car evendough the room was not ready. So we could start to walk and visit downtown without any problems. The check in service was fast. Friendly staff throughout the week-end. We were pleased to see the room was extra clean, spacious, enjoyed using the kitchen. Few items were missing in the kitchen such as oven mitts, kitchen tongs, second frying pan. The hotel is well located, walking distance to downtown, great restaurants, shopping, museum and activities. We heard great comments regarding this hotel before staying in and we were happy to discover this hotel. Will definitely go back to this hotel.
Alain, ca2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely stay
It was amazing!
ca2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Pleasant surprise- it was what people said it was!
Excellent location. Older on outside but suites are great- updated, large, full Kitchens. Just like the pictures. Note- no elevators. Three different buildings- if more than one party ask to stay in same building if you want it.
elizabeth, ca1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Clean, friendly staff, and great location!
ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent location
Close to museum. A few blocks from downtown, so it was quiet Close to beacon hill park, so an excellent location.
Colleen, ca3 night trip

Helms Inn, Victoria

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