Helms Inn

2.0 star property
City-center hotel within easy reach of Victoria Harbour

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Helms Inn

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Basic Studio, 1 King Bed
Front of property
Basic Studio, 1 King Bed

Overview of Helms Inn

9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
600 Douglas St, Victoria, BC, V8V2P8
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self parking
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Front-desk safe
  • Vending machine
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers in lobby (surcharge)
Feel at home
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Studio, 1 King Bed

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Double Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Suite, 2 Double Beds

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Basic Studio, 1 King Bed

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In James Bay
  • Victoria Harbour - 9 min walk
  • Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal - 12 min walk
  • Government Street - 1 min drive
  • Royal BC Museum - 1 min drive
  • Victoria Fisherman's Wharf - 3 min drive
  • University of Victoria - 10 min drive
  • Butchart Gardens - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Victoria, BC (YWH-Victoria Inner Harbour Seaplane Base) - 1 min drive
  • Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ) - 32 min drive
  • Friday Harbor, WA (FBS-Friday Harbor Sea Plane Base) - 115 min drive
  • Friday Harbor, WA (FRD) - 122 min drive
  • Port Angeles, WA (CLM-William R. Fairchild Intl.) - 122 min drive
  • Roche Harbor, WA (RCE) - 145 min drive
  • Lopez Island, WA (LPS) - 20.2 miles/32.6 km
  • Deer Harbor, WA (DHB-Deer Harbor Seaplane Base) - 21.7 miles/34.9 km


  • Q at the Empress - 6 min walk
  • Chorizo & Co - 10 min walk
  • Blue Fox Cafe - 12 min walk
  • Re-Bar - 12 min walk
  • Cafe Bliss - 16 min walk

About this property

Helms Inn

Located 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from the airport, Helms Inn offers a great location, putting you within a 15-minute walk of Victoria Harbour and Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal. Guests will have free perks like WiFi and wired Internet. The overall property condition and local sightseeing get good marks from fellow travelers.



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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 48 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 19
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Uncovered onsite self parking (CAD 10 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Working away

  • Computer station


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


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Library


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Recycling

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)


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

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.


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.
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.

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

Does Helms Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Helms Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Helms Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Helms Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Helms Inn?
Yes. Self parking costs CAD 10 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Helms Inn?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Helms Inn?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Elements Casino (13-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Helms Inn and nearby?
Helms Inn has a garden.
Does Helms Inn have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a stovetop, a refrigerator, and a microwave.
What's the area around Helms Inn like?
Helms Inn is in James Bay, a short 9-minute walk from Victoria Harbour and 12 minutes' walk from Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Adrienne, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Raymond, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful room and bath. Very clean
Wonderful place once you get to your lovely room. Parking is terrible/cramped, the stairs up 3 floors difficult and traffic/siren noise bad. But turning on the constant fan blots out most of the noise. Room and reception so nice but not nice for aforementioned?
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Phil, 5-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Rochelle, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Donald, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Mark, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Adrian, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location
Very comfortable and quaint in a great location with Beacon Hill park across the street and beautiful downtown a block away❣️
Linda, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Superb Gem
I don't usually write reviews, but our stay was very enjoyable and the staff were so attentive and helpful that I feel that I had to write a review. The location of this hotel was walkable to the main Victoria downtown area and right next to the Beacon Hill Park. The staff was always helpful and courteous. The room was clean and spacious. The value was awesome, especially compared to other hotels close by. Our stay was restful and easy. I highly recommend this hotel. My wife and I stayed for four nights and got around to many sights easily; walking or a short cab ride.
Dale, 4-night trip
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