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.
Make sure you check your rates. Wouldn't take our government rate on the weekend. Given a deal but we had to take three nights. When we didn't need the three nights we couldn't cancel 24 hours...
By cdn g
This was our second time needing a room in the Victoria airport vicinity in the past 8 months. We made the mistake of choosing one of the other hotels in the area the first time. We paid less at...
Powell River, Canada on 01-Jan-2019
My wife and I came into the Victoria airport (actually in Sidney) to attend a memorial service for a good friend.
We stayed in Sidney since it is very close to both the airport for our return and to...
By John Z
Calgary, Alberta on 12-Dec-2018
I've stayed here on previous visits, and always found the staff to be friendly and professional.
Once again, they looked at my profile and, as a Diamond Rewards member, they';d already upgraded me...
Red Deer, Canada on 09-Dec-2018
Very clean, comfortable and quiet. Great check in and out. New bathroom with bathtub and assist bars. Verry helpful for seniors. Great location. Awesome breakfast in attached Smitty's restaurant...