The Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel is located on the south end of beautiful Vancouver Island on the far west coast of Canada! Take a relaxing ferry ride from Vancouver, B.C. or Anacortes, Washington and you’ll be in Sidney-by-the-Sea in just an hour and a half or you can fly into the International Airport which is just 10 minutes away.
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Our 64 room property is an easy 32 kilometers (20 miles) north of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia and we are just minutes from the Victoria International Airport, the BC Ferry Terminal and the Anacortes Ferry Terminal. Also close by are the Butchart Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, the renowned Mary Winspear Center, amazing whale watching, many organic farms, wineries, outstanding golf courses, great fishing, kayaking and hiking.
We’re a pet-friendly, non-smoking hotel with ample free parking. We offer free wireless, a daily newspaper, Keurig® coffee machines in every room along with an exercise room. All rooms are fully air conditioned, beautifully carpeted and have modern furnishings. For your convenience, you can choose from rooms with full kitchens, king or queen beds, or with a separate bedroom. The adjoining Smitty’s family-style restaurant is open until 5 p.m. daily.
Sidney is known for its sophisticated small town charm and as a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the big city. A stroll down Beacon Avenue allows you to take in many shopping and dining opportunities. The Thursday night summer Sidney Market draws locals and visitors from Victoria and the surrounding communities.
Whether you’re a business or corporate traveler, a family looking for a get-away, a snow bird/long-term stay or you just want a change of pace for a few days - come and stay with us! We are on the last phase of our exciting renovations and the anticipated completion date will be the end of July 2018. Thank you for your understanding.
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Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with an 80-pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc.) may be accepted at the hotel’s discretion. Pet rate is $30 CAD per day with a $150 CAD per week maximum. A refundable cleaning and damage deposit of $150 CAD is required upon check-in. If damage occurs or excessive cleaning is needed, the deposit can become non-refundable and the hotel may charge additionally to cover the costs of repair or cleaning.
Rooms has been recently updated/remodeled. Only complaint we had was with a clerk named Natasha. Not too professional. Acted like a simple was request was too burdensome(towels).
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We stayed here after arriving from the last ferry of the day. Location was easy to find. I requested a recent refurbished room and that request was honoured as the bathroom appeared to be new. I...
Toronto, Ontario on 05-Jul-2018
A place that keeps it simple and meets a business traveller's needs. I was there only on a short trip so I can't speak too much about extra amenities but it was clean and my stay was comfortable...
By Jon L
Terrible traffic from Victoria to this place! Lobby under construction and no restrooms off the lobby! The annex is new and clean but just another motel. It’s a shame when the remodel could have...
Portland, Oregon on 10-Jun-2018
This was a decent place to stay for 2 nights. We stayed the night before a road trip to Tofino and then stayed the night before we flew home. It has been recently remodeled and rooms are clean. The...