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, 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 3 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!
Green Key Eco-Rating Certified 2019. TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence 2019.
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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.
Exercise facility open from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
24-hour front desk
Fax services, complimentary
Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
Computer modem hookups
Photocopy, nominal fee
Coffee shop Smitty's Family Restaurant on site. Open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Breakfast and Lunch
Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
Weight lifting equipment
Cable or satellite television
Hearing impaired services, visual alarms for the hearing impaired in accessible guestrooms
Elevator, wheelchair accessible
Outdoor parking, free of charge while staying at hotel
Paid parking, fee for Stay & Fly packages only
High-speed Internet access
Cable satellite television
Free local calls under 30 minutes
AM/FM alarm clock
Iron, ironing board
Air-conditioning Some guestrooms have HVAC, some units have portable AC units.
AM/FM radio stereo
Desk/work area, with electrical outlet at desk level
Free high-speed Internet access
Kitchenettes: available in queen kitchenette suites only
Physically challenged rooms/facilities available
Bathtub seat available
Rails in bathroom available
Wheelchair accessible available
Closed-caption TV available
Raised toilet with grab bars available
Safety bar in shower available
Walk-in shower available
0.30 kilometer(s) from Professional Components, Fabrications - 2074 Henry Avenue W.
0.30 kilometer(s) from AXYS Technologies, Meteorological, oceanographic and water quality data acquisition systems
0.30 kilometer(s) from LGL Environmental, Environmental Research-9768 2nd Street - Sidney
0.30 kilometer(s) from Terra Remote Sensing, Surveying services - 1962 Mills Road - Sidney
0.70 kilometer(s) from Philbrooks, Metal Fabrication Shop-2079 Amelia Avenue
3.00 kilometer(s) from Advance Yacht Sales, Yacht Sales - North Saanich Marina
3.00 kilometer(s) from Terramar Environmental, 8617 Lochside Drive
0.30 kilometer(s) from Ramsay Machine Works, 2066 Henry Avenue
0.40 kilometer(s) from Royal Pacific Maintenance, Aircraft Repair - 9550 Canora Road
0.20 kilometer(s) from Superior Collision Repair, Autobody Repair - 2104 Malaview Avenue
0 kilometer(s) from Peninsula Towing, Towing Service - 800-222-4357
0 kilometer(s) from Classic Transport, Long Distance & Local Vehicle Hauling - 877-655-4664
0.50 kilometer(s) from VIH Helicopters Ltd., 1962 Canso Road
0.50 kilometer(s) from Royal Pacific Maintenance, Aircraft Repair & Maintenance 9550 Canso Road
0.20 kilometer(s) from Green Mountain Aviation, Aircraft Parts & Supplies - 1-2064 Henry Road
0.40 kilometer(s) from Nickel Bros. House Moving, House/Building Mving Company - 2060 Mills Road
0.20 kilometer(s) from Superior Collision Repair, Autobody Repair - 2104 Malaview Avenue
0.4 kilometer(s) from Arbutus RV & Marine, RV & Boat Sales & Service - 10040 Galaran
0.40 kilometer(s) from Triangle RV, RV Sales & Service - 10299 McDonald Park Road
0.40 kilometer(s) from Peden RV Ltd., RV Sales & Service - 10049 Galaran
0 kilometer(s) from Mary Winspear Centre, Conference Centre & Theatre - 2243 Beacon Avenue
0.70 kilometer(s) from Shaw Ocean Discovery Ctr, amazing and educational, aquarium style learning centre - all about the Salish Sea.
3.50 kilometer(s) from British Columbia Aviation, Museum dedicated to the history of BC Aviation.
3 kilometer(s) from Washington State Ferries
5 kilometer(s) from Victoria Intl Airport
5 kilometer(s) from BC Ferries
6 kilometer(s) from Panorama Rec Ctr
8.00 kilometer(s) from Church & State Winery, local winery featuring tasting, lunch in the summer months on large balcony overlooking the winery
13.00 kilometer(s) from Saanichton Fairgrounds
14.00 kilometer(s) from Butterfly Gardens
15.00 kilometer(s) from Butchart Gardens
15 kilometer(s) from Cordova Bay Golf Course
17 kilometer(s) from Commonwealth Pool
19.00 kilometer(s) from Elk Lake, rowing
25 kilometer(s) from Save-On Memorial Arena
30.00 kilometer(s) from Craigdarroch Castle
30.00 kilometer(s) from Parliament Buildings
30 kilometer(s) from Royal BC Museum
35 kilometer(s) from Goldstream Provincial Pk
Smitty's Family Restauran, on premises, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Family style restaurant, 6:30am to 3pm for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast served all day! Licensed.
0.20 kilometer(s) from Alexander's Coffee House, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, another local option for fresh coffee and teas. You can sit outside on a nice day.
0.20 kilometer(s) from Odyssia Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Italian, Open for: dinner, with a great combination of Italian and Greek favorites, and steaks as well.
0.30 kilometer(s) from Bistro Suisse, Bar/Lounge, Swiss, Open for: lunch, dinner, everyone we send to Bistro Suisse returns full and raving about the great food.
0.50 kilometer(s) from Sabhai Thai Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Thai, Open for: dinner, just the best little Thai food restaurant around! Go early.
0.70 kilometer(s) from Beacon Landing Bar & Gril, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, wonderful views of the ocean and great food and drink
5.00 kilometer(s) from Deep Cove Chalet, Bar/Lounge, International, Open for: dinner, fine dining, reservations required. Amazing location and atmosphere. The Deep Cove Chalet is the place to go for a special occasion, or for any celebration. Extensive wine list.
3.50 kilometer(s) from Victoria
5.00 kilometer(s) from Panorama Recreation Center, two ice rinks and a pool nearby
5.00 kilometer(s) from Glen Meadows Curling, Curling rink on McTavish Road, five minutes from hotel
13.00 kilometer(s) from Saanich Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Drive
0.10 kilometer(s) from Beacon Avenue Shops, Sidney is a pedestrian friendly and has many boutiques not found anywhere else. Enjoy a stroll along Beacon Avenue and find local artists wares, as well as petite clothing, shoes, gifts, coffee houses, kitchen stores, pet boutiques, music stores, hardware, jewelry, candy stores and bakeries.
0.10 kilometer(s) from Booktown, Sidney is Book Town! Over nine new and used books stores will keep you and your family busy for hours.
20.00 kilometer(s) from Broadmead Village, located in Royal Oak, there are several unique shops and many services here. Thrifty Foods, government liquor store, jewelers and hair salons, pharmacy, gardening specialty store, fine linens and a Romeo's Italian Restaurant
24.00 kilometer(s) from Mayfair Shopping Mall, many stores to choose from in this large shopping mall in Victoria including The Bay
27.00 kilometer(s) from Hillside Mall, Anchor tenants include Sears, and everything you need in between.
27.00 kilometer(s) from The Bay Centre, In downtown Victoria this large mall has everything you could ever want to shop for!
35.00 kilometer(s) from Langford, big box stores await you: Costco, Future Shop, Home Outfitters, Home Depot, Golf Town, The Brick, Trail Appliances, Rona, Superstore, Winners & Homesense, Aloyd Fitness, Walmart, and many outlet stores as well..
0.80 kilometer(s) from US Ferry Terminal 0.80 miles from the Washington State Ferry running between Sidney, BC and Anacortes WA.
3.5 kilometer(s) from Victoria International Airport
5.00 kilometer(s) from BC Ferry Terminal-Vancouver, we are 5.00 miles from the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal from Tsawwassen Terminal. Operated by BC Ferries. Check www.bcferries.com for schedules.