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Keremeos, Canada
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20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spend a couple of days in early October and found the Emerald Isle a convenient comfortable place to stay near Victoria and the ferries. The rooms are spacious with larger than usual bathrooms, comfortable beds, and the wi fi, TV etc worked very well.The B W offers a discount for breakfast at Smittys Restaurant however they close well before... More 

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John S, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review. We were so pleased to read that you had a great stay with us and found everything to your expectations. Our Restaurant is open from 7am until 5pm each day, we offer 25% off discount coupons to enjoy for your breakfast. There are many options available in Sidney for dining, nice stores and even... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well maintained and comfortable rooms. Smitty's Restaurant adjoining with discounts for hotel patrons. Ask for a room away from the main street to insulate you from the early morning noise due to the nearby delivery traffic that came EVERY morning by 5:00 am.

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Thank Trent R
John S, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, pleased to read that everything was great with your stay. We do apologize if the side street traffic was busy. Thank you for your business and hope to see you again soon. More 

Ladysmith, Canada
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83 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights during a recent visit to Victoria. We were very pleased with the room, it was roomy, clean and easy to access with our dog. We were provided with a microwave oven, mini fridge and coffee machine. Only complaint was the brand of coffee, but we roast our own, so maybe we are spoiled. We were pleased... More 

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johnsC3898TL, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the excellent review. You touched on so many key points and shared great information for our other travelers. We are so happy to hear your visit was as expected. Your business is very much appreciated and we look forward to your return. Sincerely and thank you from all of us. More 

Minnedosa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Emerald Isle in Sidney bc, is a great place to stay while you are on the island. Just 15/20min away from Victoria, it isn't far but not to close either, situated in a great little harbour town, with everything you could ever need on a visit & the airport is just 2min away The staff are very friendly &... More 

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johnsC3898TL, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you to our AWESOME guest for such a great review, so pleased to read that everything was to your satisfaction, thank you very much for your business and we look forward to having you return, sincerely More 

Amherstburg, Canada
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98 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We fly to Victoria often to visit our son & family who live on the Island. We have stayed at different hotels in the area but none that compare to this. The service was excellent, accommodations above average and lots of FREE parking. It is located close to the airport and we received a coupon to enjoy breakfast at the... More 

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johnsC3898TL, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing such a great review, your business is very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back, Sincerely More 

Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel for the week end to attend a conference at the Mary Winspear Centre. I was able to literally walk across the street to attend the conference and leave my car parked. The BW was close to restaurants so again no need to drive. A great location for my needs.

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johnsC3898TL, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review so pleased to read that you had a great visit with us, we hope your Conference was a great success. Thank you for your business. More 

Ambler, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We chose this hotel because we had an early flight the next day out of Victoria airport (which is actually in Sidney). What a find! The hotel is on the main drag in Sidney, a lovely town with a beautiful harbor and many shops and restaurants. The hotel has a nice gym, and is well-appointed with wifi and coffee, etc.... More 

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1 Thank Karen R
John S, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your review with everyone. We were pleased to read that you had a great visit with us as well as in the town of Sidney. Thank you for your business and we look forward to your return. Sincerely More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Although we only had a very quick overnight stay, the check-in was very quick and courteous and the room was very clean and tidy. The location was very close to the highway with easy access and plenty of parking. It is also conveniently located next to the gas station and places to get a quick bite to eat. Overall we... More 

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John S, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, only sorry to read that you were unable to stay longer and enjoy the town of Sidney. Thank you for choosing our Hotel to stay with and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely More 

Calgary
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The hotel is conveniently situated close to the airport and ferry terminals. The rooms are large and clean with appropriate amenities - fridge, coffeemaker, internet. There is a family restaurant attached to the hotel. A free breakfast is not included but you do get a 25% discount on breakfast in the restaurant. There is plenty of free parking. Overall, good... More 

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John S, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, your business is very much appreciated and we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back again soon, thank you More 

Port Alberni, BC
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This little hotel is very clean and in a great location. Lots of restaurants and stores within walking distance. It is perfect location for people staying overnight for flights or for the ferry. We stayed in the extra wing they have and the rooms are clean and comfortable and it very quiet.

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John S, General Manager at Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review, I was so pleased to read that you had a great visit while staying with us in Sidney, it is an amazing town with so much to offer. Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and we hope one day son we can welcome you back. Sincerely and thank you More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel in Sidney-by-the-Sea. PLEASE refer to the Management Photos as these are our new Hotel photos, we have renovated. Our location is perfect for an early or late flight as we are only a five minute drive from the Victoria International Airport. The BC Ferry Terminal at Swartz Bay, and Washington State Ferry to Anacortes WA are both five minutes drive as well. We are the closest Best Western to Butchart Gardens, Butterfly World, Church and State Winery, and the SHAW Ocean Discovery Center is 7 blocks away! Experience Sidney-by-the-Sea also known as Book Town with over 9 book stores. Everything is at your doorstep of our clean and quiet Hotel. Enjoy a beautiful walk along the Ocean front and watch the seals and otters play, Be sure to check out the Manager Photos not the prior Traveler or Expert photos as those are very old, We are Newly renovated, large comfortable rooms, free parking, free internet, options of Kitchen Suites, or Family suites or a large standard King or Queen Bedded room. Come and see us soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel

Address: 2306 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1X2, Canada (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Emerald Isle Motor Inn)
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Sidney
Price Range: €81 - €120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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