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!
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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.
It's unfortunate that people can be what overshadows a property that on its own is quite good. Bad policies, and lack of commicsense by employees and managers can get in the way too. In this...
By Brent H
The suites are very nice. Recently renovated. Looks like a new Hotel. Staff was very accommodating and pleasant. Walking distance to most events. Lots to do in the area. Restaurant right next to the...
Edmonton, Canada on 18-Oct-2018
I left many reviews of hotels I have stayed in on business and pleasure. This is the first terrible review I am writing. Why? Because this was my experience from start to finish. Being a Diamond...
Vancouver, Canada on 17-Oct-2018
Excellent hotel, friendly staff, pets allowed. Very clean rooms. upgraded with updated furniture. Very modern and yet very cozy. Special area to let your dogs out at the front of the building...
Edmonton on 02-Oct-2018
I stayed 15 years ago, and because I had such a good experience, my husband & I came back. We had a very good evening here. The room was clean, the bed comfortable, and the hotel offers everyone a...