We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
07/08/2017 08/08/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Helm's Inn

    600 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2P8, Canada
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    07/08/2017 08/08/2017
    US$144
    US$139
    SAVE US$5
    US$144
    US$139
    SAVE US$5
    US$143
    Traveller (189)
    Room & Suite (210)
    Dining (5)
    James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage
    421 reviews
    #24 of 49 hotels in Victoria
     
    The Oswego Hotel
    1,738 reviews
    #5 of 49 hotels in Victoria
     
    Embassy Inn
    669 reviews
    #12 of 49 hotels in Victoria
     
    Hotel Rialto
    1,455 reviews
    #6 of 49 hotels in Victoria
     
    Overview
    • Excellent53%
    • Very good38%
    • Average6%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “full kitchen” (43 reviews)
    “mount royale” (10 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Suites
    Kitchenette
    Concierge
    Laundry Service
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Free Parking
    2.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
    James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage
    421 reviews
    #24 of 49 hotels in Victoria
     
    The Oswego Hotel
    1,738 reviews
    #5 of 49 hotels in Victoria
     
    Embassy Inn
    669 reviews
    #12 of 49 hotels in Victoria
     
    Hotel Rialto
    1,455 reviews
    #6 of 49 hotels in Victoria
     
    Rooms
    7 Aug8 Aug
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 9 partner sites to see rooms from US$139.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Victoria hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "4dad8a412d2943d3a8211204f77aaf3a", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":483914,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[78899671],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":7,"month":8,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":8,"month":8,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":139,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"4dad8a412d2943d3a8211204f77aaf3a","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":144,"lowestMetaPrice":139,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":144,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":144,"lowestMetaPrice":139,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":144,"hotelName":"Helm's Inn","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjRkYWQ4YTQxMmQyOTQzZDNhODIxMTIwNGY3N2FhZjNhIiwiQUlLIjoiNjdiN2NmNWU4ZTUwNDZlYWIwMTljZWMwZmRlMDU5MjgifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "07/08/2017", "checkOut": "08/08/2017", "lowestPrice": "US$139", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {"78899671":"OrbitzEWS","79452089":"CheapTicketsEWS","65705869":"Hotwire","32469780":"BookingCom","109217342":"HotelsCom2IB","53935704":"TravelocityEWS"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","moduleList":["handler"],"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","moduleList":[],"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    Reviews (518)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language

    1 - 5 of 475 reviews

    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    The outside doesn't do the inside justice. The rooms are bright and spacious with a slight art deco feel about them. Yes the AC is a little antiquated but it works and some how adds charm. A selection of 3 coffees (dark, medium and decaf)...More

    Thank Bob M
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Don't let the exterior fool you, the older looking outside is not indicative of the well kept and updated interior. Steps away from the walkabout district of Victoria city center and attractions (Legislative building, Imax, Museum, Shoreline,etc...). This is a 3-building property and the lobby...More

    Thank Marshymiss
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    we booked for one night , but this would have been ideal for a longer stay. The location is ideal for exploring Victoria and a few minutes walk from the Victoria Clipper quay. Our room was modern and clean and had a small kitchenette. Parking...More

    Thank RichardGoddard
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I stayed at Helm's Inn for three nights in July 2017. The room exceeded my expectations...spacious, immaculate, well equipped kitchenette. The Inn is located within easy walking distance of all major attractions. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.

    Thank MEKBrown
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Hotel located close to Beacon Hill Park and the harbour. Double suite worked well for 3 of us with two double beds and a sofa bed in the lounge area The staff were very helpful. Parking was easy at the back of the hotel.

    Thank Chartwell23_13
    James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage
    421 reviews
    #24 of 49 hotels in Victoria
     
    The Oswego Hotel
    1,738 reviews
    #5 of 49 hotels in Victoria
     
    Embassy Inn
    669 reviews
    #12 of 49 hotels in Victoria
     
    Hotel Rialto
    1,455 reviews
    #6 of 49 hotels in Victoria
     
    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Air Conditioning
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$79 - US$189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #13 Family Hotel in Victoria
    • #19 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 42
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com, Cheap Tickets and Cancelon so you can book your Helm's Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • Canada >
    • British Columbia >
    • Vancouver Island >
    • Victoria Capital Regional District >
    • Victoria >
    • James Bay
    • Also Known As
    • Helm`s Hotel Victoria ,
    • Helms Hotel Victoria ,
    • Helm's Inn Victoria, Vancouver Island
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (189)
    Room & Suite (210)
    Dining (5)
    Hotel & Grounds (144)
    Bathroom (22)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (6)
    Nearby
    Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour
    1,319 reviews
    .33 km away
     
    The Parkside Hotel & Spa
    2,005 reviews
    .31 km away
     
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria
    775 reviews
    .37 km away
     
    Embassy Inn
    669 reviews
    .45 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Bartholomew's English-Style Pub
    308 reviews
    .37 km away
    Legislative Dining Room
    155 reviews
    .20 km away
    The Old Spaghetti Factory
    984 reviews
    .19 km away
    Tea at the Empress
    885 reviews
    .37 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Royal BC Museum
    5,404 reviews
    .17 km away
    British Columbia Parliament Buildings
    2,225 reviews
    .33 km away
    Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada
    1,895 reviews
    .36 km away
    Miniature World
    834 reviews
    .41 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    peter r
    19 March 2017|
    Answer Show all 2 answers
    Response from Chris P | Property representative |
    Hello! There is indeed on site parking for $5.25 CAD per night. Thanks! Chris @ the Helm's Inn
    1
    Vote
    Shelly H
    25 January 2017|
    Answer Show all 2 answers
    Response from Chris P | Property representative |
    Hello! The amenities provided to monthly guests really depends on the source of the reservation. For example if you've booked your room via a 3rd party site such as Expedia then you would be paying a nightly rate and... More
    0
    Votes
    lois403
    13 July 2016|
    Answer Show all 5 answers
    Response from Annette P | Reviewed this property |
    We had rooms on the second level of the Helm's Inn. We had travelled from Vancouver, by bus, which we took from Vancouver to Victoria. The bus terminal was a five minute walk from the Helm's Inn. If you take the ferry on... More
    0
    Votes
    Room Tips
    "Get a room away from front doors as quite loud"
    Read review
    "No elevators so plan ahead."
    Read review
    "Rooms on the street side will be noisier, especially weekday mornings."
    Read review
    "Rooms in the Thunderbird alongside Superior may be quieter. Douglas is a busy street."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing