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 September 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.
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...
By Diane W
San Diego, California on 19-Sep-2018
Comfortable rooms that are nicely decorated. Close to the airport however, the noise from the airport is able to be heard from the rooms. Easy access to grocery stores and cafes all around. Great...
Breckenridge, Colorado on 15-Sep-2018
Front desk staff is so friendly and welcoming. Room was extremely clean, large, and nice fluffy towels. Outdoor parking. Lovely flowers. Attached to a restaurant where service and food was great...
Mission, Canada on 04-Sep-2018
The hotel is clean and staff was friendly. Central location...felt the cost was a little high but it was summer. The hotel gives you a voucher for 25% for the attached restaurant Smitty’s. Bathrooms...
Fort McMurray, Canada on 04-Sep-2018
Offers a 25% discount at attached Smittys Restaurant. Good sized rooms, small bathroom. Staff were friendly and welcoming. One night for three adults including taxes around $300 several restaurants...