Victoria Journals

Weekend in Victoria

A November 2005 trip to Victoria by SalParadise

Quote: Victoria makes for a perfect family getaway.
Although the Best Western Inner Harbour offers moderately priced and adequate hotel rooms, an internet search revealed that they also have two penthouse suites. Travelling with a two-year-old meant my wife and I wanted a suite, but we also wanted some luxury. We ended up choosing a one bedroom suite with full kitchen, wood burning fireplace, and a jacuzzi tub for two. The layout of the suite was great; it covered half of the top floor and had a huge wrap around deck with views of the inner harbour, the city, the ocean, and the mountains in the distance. The suite was large, I'd say about 700 square feet, and there was a decent size living area, a dining area with large table, medium ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 14, 2006

Best Western Inner Harbour
412 Quebec St
Victoria, British Columbia V8V1W5
(250) 384-5122

James Bay Tea Room


Victoria has a reputation for being more English that the English, so one feels compelled to have at least one English style meal while travelling there. I have eaten at the James Bay Tea Room many times, primarily because of it's low prices, convenient location (in James Bay, not surprisingly), and the kitschy English decor. It's a small restaurant with maybe a dozen tables, arranged closely together in quaint Tudor building. My wife doesn't care for the decor, but I love the walls brimming with old photos of royalty and such. On our last visit, we were struck by how poor the service was. It was lunchtime and every seat was taken, but there was only one server who was extremely unhurried....Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 14, 2006

James Bay Tea Room
332 Menzis Street
Victoria, British Columbia
(250) 382-8282

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