Helms Inn

600 Douglas St VictoriaV8V 2P8Canada
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About Helms Inn

Located at the centre of Victoria, Helms Inn is set between Beacon Hill Park and the Inner Harbour, and only eight minutes’ stroll to National Geographic's Imax Theatre and Royal British Columbia Museum. This non-smoking property features a computer station and outdoor courtyard with seating areas.

Rooms are air-conditioned and have private bathrooms with free toiletries and hairdryers. In-room amenities include ironing facilities, cable TVs, and kitchenettes with tea/coffee making facilities, microwave oven, and fridge. Upgraded rooms have access to private balconies and full kitchens.

A coin-operated laundry facility and relaxing lobby fireplace are found on-site. Private parking, free Wi-Fi access all throughout, and luggage storage are also available.

Meals can be prepared using the in-room kitchen. Various dining options are also within eight minutes’ walk away, including Fire & Water Fish and Chop House.

Within a three-minute walk from Helms Inn, guests can reach the Victoria Conference Centre and Helmcken House.


600 Douglas St , Victoria, V8V 2P8, Canada
Telephone: +1(250)3855767 | Fax: +1(250)3852221 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Walking distance to all key spots of Victoria

The inn is wonderfully located in downtown Victoria as stated by guests. The Beacon Hill Park is just across the street while Clipper Ferry Dock, Parliament Buildings, and Victoria museums are within walking distance.

Useful fully equipped kitchen area

Rooms have modern kitchen with dining table and chairs, full sized refrigerator, sink, and microwave. In addition, it is stocked with necessary kitchen items and utensils. Thus, guests were delighted because they could save up and prepare meals inside their rooms instead of eating out.

Homey and comfortable rooms

Clean, comfortable, and homey were the words used by guests to describe the rooms here. The property has been recently renovated so rooms were spotlessly clean with modern furnishings and small patio outside. The bed was very comfortable as well as the sofa.

Negative Reviews

No lift in the building

The absence of lift in this building was an issue to most guests especially to those assigned on the third floor and to those who had mobility issues. It was challenging for them to climb up and down the stairs after a tiring day of touring.

Exterior of the inn needs upgrade

The interior of this place was superb but guests commented that the exterior needed renovation because it looked outdated and bland. Previous guests expressed that this issue could give negative impression to future guests and might possibly shoo them away.

No free parking facility

Guests were a bit disappointed because the private parking was not free and very limited. They were charged extra for the parking space, which was always almost full and tight, causing inconvenience to many guests.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1335 reviews across the web
9 /10
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    8.0 /10
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    8.7 /10
9 out of 10 based on 1335 reviews