John Lewis House Reviews


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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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John Lewis House, Victoria BC

5 on November 09, 2015

This wonderful two-bedroom bed and breakfast was a real find for our recent stay in Victoria. Becky and Bob are friendly and knowledgeable. Their breakfasts were outstanding. The compact queen-bedded rooms are spotless. The location is quiet but close to downtown. And the price is more than reasonable. You'll be happy here. NMR, Kimberley BC, Nov 9, 2015.

Cozy and Quaint

4.8 on November 01, 2015

Close to the park, the shoreline path, and an easy walk to the harbor. Comfortable and clean with a gourmet breakfast. Friendly and helpful hosts. Would definitely return.

A Great Place to Stay

3.6 on October 26, 2015

I highly recommend the John Lewis House B&B. Becky and Bob are excellent proprietors. The room was nice and clean. The bed was comfortable. Becky is a wonderful cook. The breakfast she served of oatmeal, eggs, muffins and fresh fruit was exceptionally delicious. Overall a very peaceful and relaxing place to stay.

Happy in the neighborhood close to the center of town

4.6 on August 22, 2015

Enjoy staying in historic home, 15 minutes walk from the center of town. Endearing hosts, immaculate room and bath. Typical for the period of house, the rooms are small, but workable.

Wonderful Hosta

4.6 on August 13, 2015

We had a wonderful time staying in the John Lewis House. This charming old Victoria house is in a quiet neighborhood, only 10 – 15 minutes walk to downtown Victoria and 5 minutes walk to the coastal path and amazing views. Our room (upstairs) was cozy and comfortable with a bowl of fruits and chocolate in the room. The bathroom is private (not en-suite) and located next to the room. Downstairs there is a living room with TV, books, guides and maps which guests are welcome to enjoy. Bob and Becky are wonderful hosts. They made us feel at home and they were very helpful giving us local knowledge and advice. They prepared delicious home-cooked breakfast each morning. Becky packed us her superb homemade muffins for the road, and we always picked the best scenery to enjoy them.

Helpful hosts, wonderful location, cosy bed

4.6 on August 12, 2015

I don't know what was better...the breakfast which included homemade items like muffins and jam; the location, a 10 minute walk to the parliament buildings yet when you step outdoors you feel you're in a quiet seaside town; or the bed, which was really, really comfortable after a long day walking. In addition, Becky and Bob went out of their way to suggest places to go and provide information. I'd definitely stay here again.

Excellent hosts, food and location; very highly recommended

4.4 on June 08, 2015

Becky and Bob were great hosts: welcoming, friendly, gave good recommendations of what to visit or where to eat, generous with their time and gave the best breakfasts we had on Vancouver Island during our two week stay. The location of their century old home was within walking distance to most attractions which we appreciated.The breakfasts included home-made granola, home-made jams, great fresh fruit salads, home-made muffins and ascrumptuous main dish such as a spinach and cheese omelet.

Wonderful visit

4.6 on May 20, 2015

Enjoyed three lovely nights at this B&B. Becky and Bob made me feel like an old friend and becky's breakfast is great. Lovely, older character home which is perfect for Victoria. Well situated only a couple of minutes walk from the scenic drive and paths and fifteen from the harbour and all the sights there. Highly recommended.

Wonderful stay at John Lewis B&B

5 on August 11, 2014

Bob & Becky are amazing hosts-very personable and welcoming! The rooms are clean and comfortable and the B&B is very conveniently located only a 15 minute walk from downtown Victoria. The breakfasts are amazing and there was no trouble accommodating my egg allergy.

Excellent B&B with great breakfast

5 on August 10, 2014

We stayed in the John Lewis House for three nights and totally enjoyed our stay with Becky and Bob. They make you feel welcome from the first minute you arrive. The rooms are on the upper floor and both have a private bathroom. Both, the room and the bathroom, were very clean. The bed is comfortable and we slept well in every single night. The shower is at a pitch of the roof, so people of high size might have it difficult to stand in it but for us it was no problem at all. Everyday, a small fruit basket is refilled with organic fruits and chocolate. The breakfast was great. It contains homemade granola, fresh fruits and yoghurts, homemade marmelade and bread and everyday another delicious warm speciality cooked by Becky. One of the highlights are the freshly baked muffins. If you're not able to eat them because of the other delicious food, you can take them for later. :) Becky and Bob are happy to make your stay as comfortable as they can and give you advises on where to eat and what to see. We had a really nice stay there and enjoyed pottering around in the beautiful town of Victoria. ;-) We would totally recommend the John Lewis House to everyone who considers a stay in Victoria, not only because of the nice rooms, but also because of the lovely owners! We hope to come back again there one day!

Hard to beat

5 on August 02, 2014

This place is going to be hard to beat for the rest of our holiday. The location is excellent. Walking distance to parks, the water and downtown. The room & bed were superb. The washroom super clean. And the breakfasts... My goodness! There was no sacrifice on quality for quantity. Becky and Bob were fantastic hosts and have us plenty of tips of what to see and do without being intrusive or pushy at all. We highly recommend staying here.


4.8 on July 22, 2014

We spent three lovely days at the John Lewis House, and I must say, Becky & Bob made the stay amazing :) From the delicious breakfasts, to the extra comfy beds and great location, the whole stay really exceeded my expectations. The place has a lot of charm being an old heritage house, and its not a far walk to all the tourist things in down town Victoria. Ogden point where the cruise ships doc, and Fisherman's wharf with the floating houses are also just a short walk away. I just need to add one warning for those with large vehicles, parking may be an issue. I didn't think about it beforehand, but we drive a big truck, and trying to find street parking would have been a nightmare! Luckily we were able to use the parking pad at the house, phew! Thanks for the great stay guys!

Victoria perfection

5 on July 21, 2014

John Lewis House is a lovingly restored residence in the old part of town. Pleasant rooms , excellent breakfasts, and friendly hosts. Very easy 15 minute walk to the harbor and all the attractions. Becky and Bob performed an act of true kindness. We had left our fleece jackets in our room and had written them off. Our hosts, remembering where we were staying on our last night in Vancouver arranged for their son to drop them off. You can't beat that!

Perfect in every way

5 on July 14, 2014

If you like B&Bs you will love the John Lewis House. We couldn't have asked for a nicer stay - great location, great breakfast and great people. Just perfect for us.

good location within 15 minutes city centre

4.0 on July 07, 2014

very helpful owners, spotlessly clean and excellent breakfast; highly recommended.

Not well maintained old building

3.6 on July 04, 2014

According to the pictures we had high expectations, and unfortunately we were disappointed because the rooms and the furniture is outdated

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your feedback. We’re disappointed you did not like our B&B but would like to point out that our home is a heritage house and we aim to keep furniture and rooms in keeping, as much as possible, with the age of the house. Having said that, of course the beds and bathrooms are modern – and we do work hard to keep the house well maintained!

Welcoming experience.

5 on June 30, 2014

I do love a good B & B and Victoria has some of the best. My recent stay at John Lewis House was further proof. Wonderful, friendly, accommodating hosts are absolutely essential and Bob and Becky were that and more. The house is lovely, has a great location just mins walk from Cook St. Village, Beacon Hill Park and downtown Victoria. My room was well appointed and cozy with a lovely comfy bed and linens. There were lots of little extras to make my stay enjoyable and delicious breakfasts awaited me in the morning. There are only two rooms for travellers, so book ahead - you won't be disappointed.

Charming B&B with wonderful hosts and breakfast

4.8 on June 28, 2014

I was a little hesitant to stay at a place with only two rooms, but I couldn't have been more wrong. This is a wonderful B&B. The hosts are warm, friendly, and highly knowledgable about activities in the area. It is located just a couple blocks from the beach which has an amazing view of the Olympics across the water. The breakfast was delicious. It included homemade granola, fresh coffee and tea, toast with homemade jams, lots of fresh fruit, a special egg dish each day (try the stuffed crèpe!) and homemade muffins. It's enough food for breakfast and lunch. It's located a short (~15 minute) walk from the ferry and downtown.

An excellent b&b with great hosts

4.4 on June 17, 2014

Stayed 3 nights in this interesting heritage house run by very friendly and hospitable Becky and Bob, who catered for our every need, including my wife's gluten free diet. A good location in a lovely city.

Wonderful stay with very friendly hosts

4.6 on May 22, 2014

We had the pleasure of spending 2 nights at John Lewis House. Becky and Bob were great, the room had everything one needs and we had our own bathroom, and most importantly breakfast was delicious! Highly recommend, and would definitely stay there again.

Comfy Bed and Delicious Breakfast

5 on May 18, 2014

We loved the location not-too-close-to-downtown and that there are only two rooms in the house - nice and quiet. Bob and Becky were great hosts and had good recommendations for dinner options when we asked. Breakfast was more than enough!

Very pleasant stay in Victoria

4.6 on April 08, 2014

Becky & Bob are excellent hosts. They even helped us plan our transportation to Victoria from Vancouver in advance. They know the area well and are very helpful in arranging plans during your stay, if you so desire. Becky's breakfast are absolutely wonderful. The John Lewis House is very nice and conveniently located. We'd definitely stay again if we had the opportunity.

Reminescent of British Isles B & B

5 on December 13, 2013

Bob and Becky greeted us warmly, ushered us to our delightful rooms upstairs and gave us maps for our next outing. The rooms were impeccable with lovely touches including fruit and chocolate! Bathrooms adjacent to each room were sparkling clean and in keeping with the historical charm of the home. Breakfast was beyond all expectations with utmost care for every detail, many items were homemade. As hosts, Bob and Becky can hold the highest standard for providing a perfect getaway. Charlene & Chuck

Victoria in the fall

5 on November 24, 2013

The room was quite nice. The fresh fruit tray was a very nice touch. I am a very early riser so they were able to provide me a coffee maker for my room. Overall great value.

Wonderful Stay and Fantastic Innkeepers!

5 on November 18, 2013

This is a beautiful little bed & breakfast just minutes from downtown Victoria. The innkeepers, Becky & Bob, are very friendly as well as being helpful regarding the area. The B&B was clean (and I'm picky about that!) and the breakfasts were absolutely wonderful!!! We would highly recommend staying at this great B&B.

Great bnb in a great location

4.4 on November 16, 2013

It was exactly what other reviewers said. It was very clean, cozy, and comfortable. The food was excellent.

What a treat!

4.4 on October 31, 2013

My husband, our baby and I recently stayed at this B&B and we won't have normally brought our baby (and they don't usually allow babies) but it turned out no one else was staying that weekend and they were so gracious and accommodating with our newborn! The rooms and bathroom were very clean and it reminded me and my husband of staying at his parents (in England). The breakfast was so wonderful and it was so disappointing to come back to 'real life' where we aren't able to enjoy a leisurely hour long breakfast of homemade granola, fresh fruit, a hot breakfast and homemade muffins, toast and jam! Loved our stay and loved the location of this B&B as well-so central and my husband particularly liked that the sea side was so close by that he and our baby could walk there before breakfast and watch the sunrise.

The John Lewis House is what we always hope a B&B will be.

4.8 on October 10, 2013

The house is historical and charming, the hosts warm and welcoming, the breakfast delicious and the location couldn't be better. Fresh fruit and fresh flowers in our room, books and maps available to help plan our visit and the recommendations and suggestions by the hosts all added up to a special visit in lovely Victoria. In addition to the food, the short walk to the sea front, the proximity to the harbor, we were sent on our way each morning with freshly baked muffins for our "elevenses". Need I say more?

Great hospitality and an outstanding breakfast

4.6 on October 08, 2013

Becky and Bob are great hosts. Their warm welcome and hospitality let us feel like home. They gave us very good recommendations no matter wheter it was sightseeing or food. Be sure to be hungry in the morning, because you will receive an unbelievable delicious and large breakfast. The b&b is located in a peaceful neighborhood very central in the governmentstreet only a short walk to the city center or the ocean. We loved our stay at John Lewis House.

what a find

5 on September 01, 2013

well worth a visit handy for the city centre .great hosts .clean room with private bathroom .the breakfasts were superb all freshly cooked with fresh muffins to take away for a lunchtime snack. thank you becky and bob you run a great place dave & jo

A Late Christmas Gift

4.8 on August 14, 2013

As a retired couple on a modest income we couldn't afford visiting our daughters in Victoria during December. In early January 2013 we had a belated Christmas and the spirit of the visit was definitely enhanced by our host Becky and Bob. Everything from amazing and abundant breakfasts (with take away muffins), to helpful advice, to just chilling in the living room watching football while the ladies shopped - our hosts were more than accomodating - friends really. A short walk to the sea, parks and local restaurants and shops. A perfect mini-vacation. Definitely bring your appatite!

Wonderful stay with Becky & Bob!

4.6 on August 13, 2013

The John Lewis House is a wunderful house nicely located next to the Beacon Hill Park and to the ocean. The bedroom is smartly equipped with a very convenient box spring bed. The private bathroom is well kept, clean and in a nice traditional style. It is accessible via the public stairs but is located immediately next to the bedroom door. Bath robes are available. There was also every day fresh fruits and chocolate in the room. The fresh prepared hot breakfast with lots of fruits, cereals, toasts and self-made jam as well as the daily fresh baked muffins to take away were really delicous. Becky and Bob are a very nice couple which gave us good tips about Victoria and surroundings like hiking trails and many more and they were really helpful. We were treated very courteous and really enjoyed our - unfortunately too short - stay at the John Lewis House. If beeing in Victoria again some day, we would definitively choose this B&B again! Thanks a lot for the very nice time from Torsten & Maria (Germany)

Great B&B in Victoria

4.8 on August 12, 2013

We stayed two nights at the John Lewis B&B in August 2013 and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Bob and Becky were wonderful hosts, giving us great advice on things to do and places to eat in the area. They were very gracious hosts and had a welcoming home. The breakfasts were awesome especially the family recipe for homemade granola. We thorougly enjoyed their company and would definitely stay there again!

A lovely location with great breakfast

3.8 on August 10, 2013

My family and I booked both rooms for two nights and had a lovely stay in Victoria. Becky and Bob were welcoming, knowledgeable and friendly. The location in a quiet neighborhood a short walk from downtown Victoria suited us well. The only downside is the low ceiling height in one of the showers - I suggest asking for the room with a full-height shower if you're just booking one. The breakfast was outstanding - one of the best I've had at a B&B.

Recent stay at the John Lewis House

5 on August 10, 2013

I am glad we chose to stay here - wonderful location, home cooking and hosts!

Wonderful hosts, great breakfasts!

4.6 on August 09, 2013

Becky & Bob greeted us on our arrival, after nearly 20 hrs of travel...and understood that all we wanted was to go to bed. The bed was comfortable, the fan provided a welcome breeze and bowl of fresh fruit was a lovely surprise. We stayed 4 nights, became addicted to Becky's delicious breakfasts, and loved being able to walk to the waterfront by 2 routes. Definately a do again for us.

Best stay!

5 on July 30, 2013

We had a great visit at the John Lewis House in Victoria. Can't say enough about how much we enjoyed Bob and Becky and appreciated their gift for hospitality. The room was pleasant, clean, comfortable and quiet. Private bathroom just outside the bedroom was no problem at all - and very clean. They gave great ideas for walks, experiences, enjoyable restaurants and ways to get around. My husband had just developed a sinus infection and Bob walked him to a clinic to get medical help. Becky's breakfasts were varied and absolutely delicious. Fruit and extra muffins went with us on our walks every day. They even ordered perfect weather for us . . . well, it didn't hurt! Excellent location if you don't mind a little walk, near the beach and Beacon Hill Park. Would choose John Lewis House with no hesitation!

Great B&B in good location

5 on July 29, 2013

I love this old house B&B. Bob and Becky are wonderful hosts and make a terrific breakfast. The location is great too, walking distance to everything yet in a quiet neighborhood.

Great value in Victoria BC

3.8 on July 28, 2013

Great value. Good stretch of the legs on the walk into town 10 to 15 minutes depending on your pace and how often you stop to take a look at the neighborhood. Friendly and courteous hosts who are very knowedgeable about what's in town to be seen and places to eat. House located near the end of the street and relatively quiet. I am a light sleeper and only woke up a few times sleeping with the windows open. Bathroom (washroom) recently updated and done very well. Breakfast was bagels w/cream cheese and smoked salmon for the main item; creal or granola, greek or plain yogurt and fresh fruit, tea, coffee or juice and toast with jam. We will definitely stay here on our next trip to BC.

John Lewis a great find

4.2 on July 25, 2013

My daughter and I spent one night at the John Lewis House on our way to the Galloping Goose Bike Trail. The owners were quite helpful with storing the bike, providing a trail map of the Galloping Goose and even providing a tool to adjust my pannier. The great breakfast (and muffins to go) was substantial enough to last us until dinner! Very clean, nice and close to the ferry terminal, and super nice hosts!!

Lovely B&B

4.4 on July 08, 2013

Spent 2 nights at the John Lewis House and was pleasantly surprised. Becky and Bob were fabulous hosts. Becky is a great cook and Bob is quite the character. Very helpful answering any questions I had ie what to do and where to walk. Rooms were clean and beds were comfy. Bathrooms are right next door to your room but in know way was that bothersome.

Short But Enjoyable Stay

5 on June 21, 2013

We were very happy with the accommodations and hosts at John Lewis House. We were only in Victoria for a single evening. Our hosts suggested an excellent route to explore to make the most of the short time we had. It was perfect for walking from and back to the house. The breakfast provided greatly exceeded our expectations, and our host generously provided us with some tasty muffins for the road as well.

Cycling holiday to Victoria - Amazing B & B

4.8 on June 19, 2013

Wonderful stay at the John Lewis House B and B - Becky and Bob are amazing hosts - accommodated our every request - storing our bikes safely, giving us advice and directions, plus tea in the evening while we relaxed in the front sitting room after an afternoon of kayaking Victoria's Inner Harbour - an awesome breakfast started our day and we cycled to the ferry with Becky's lovely homemade muffins in our panniers!! thanks Becky and Bob - your hospitality appreciated....

Simply wonderful!

4.6 on June 04, 2013

I was in Victoria for a quick two-night stay. I unfortunately did not have much time to spend at the John Lewis House, but what little time I had was wonderful. The hosts were helpful, discreet, and all around charming. I was treated to a breakfast fit for a queen, even on the second morning, when I had to eat and leave at an ungodly hour for an early flight back home. The room and bathroom were as clean as any I have ever come upon, and the view from the beach at the end of the street was beautiful. With a fifteen-minute walk to downtown and a bus stop right twenty steps away from the front door, what else can you ask for? I can't think of anything!

Home from home!

5 on June 02, 2013

If we find anywhere better we will let you know - but for now this is tops! Becky and Bob are excellent hosts. The house was built in 1901 and is furnished in keeping with its age - updated by lovely bed linen and fluffy towels. Breakfast was great and with the muffins included negated the need for an 11 o'clock coffee stop!

Great place for a wedding!

4.8 on October 03, 2012

My wife and I were married in the parlor of this fine home. Our host Becky and Bob went out of there way to assist us and provided the perfect atmosphere for our special day. The location is perfect for sightseeing in the inner harbor area or close to transportation to any of Vicorias sights. Becky is an excellent cook, and Bob is full of insight of about local restaurants and shops. An excellent value.

Cozy and Friendly

4.8 on August 20, 2012

My husband and I stayed at four B&B's in the 2 weeks we visited Western Canada. The John Lewis House was our favourite. Bob and Becky are warm and have a great sense of humour. The location is superb and we rented bikes so we could tour the ocean side which is a couple of blocks from the house. Also to head downtown is only a 10 minute walk. The house is a lovely Craftsman style and although the rooms are smaller, the beds are super comfortable and Becky's touch of a bowl of fresh fruit and chocolates each day make it even more special. The bathroom is modern and clean with a lovely spa robe. We appreciated that there was a bath tub to soak away the muscle aches after a long day on foot and bike. This stay is great value and we would recommend to everyone. MQ

Schönes Haus, schöne Lage, herzliche Vermieter

5 on August 07, 2012

Wir haben uns rundum wohlgefühlt. Das Zimmer war sehr schön, das Frühstück herrlich, mit selbstgemachten Sachen. Die Vermieter sind sehr herzlich, geben Hinweise. Das Haus liegt in der Nähe der Küste und gleichzeitig nahe Downtown. Super.

Wonderful time in Victoria

4.8 on August 05, 2012

Beautiful, quaint B&B within walking distance of downtown. Lovely owners, very helpful and encouraged us to try the local establishments, which were lovely. Breakfast was excellent and the time flexible. We will definitely return.

We will always remember

5 on July 30, 2012

The John Lewis House is the best B&B in Victoria. We stayed there for two days. We liked Victoria very much especially thanks to Becky and Bob. They are wonderfull hosts. Every breakfast was a surprise. Very varied and very tasty. The rooms are romantic and cosy. If you are going to visit Victoria choose John Lewis House, you will not regret it.

John Lewis House

4.8 on July 30, 2012

charming room (little bit small); charming hosts; fantastic breakfast!

An outstanding B&B close to downtown

5 on July 17, 2012

We stayed for two nights at this lovely B&B just a few blocks from the Inner Harbor/Downtown area and two blocks in the other direction from the water. The B&B is small, with two lovely & cozy rooms on the second floor. The bathrooms are private, but not en suite (the bathroom doors is off the hallway just adjacent to the bedroom doors). The hosts, Bob and Becky, are lovely people who generously share their warmth and hospitality. The breakfast was large and scrumptious. The B&B is close enough to the ferry terminals (for the Victoria Clipper from Seattle and the ferry from Port Angeles...the ferry from Anacortes lands 30 min. away by car) to walk, if one is in good health and shape and isn't carrying much more than a rolling suitcase. Otherwise, a cab ride probably is in order. We walked easily to the downtown area to enjoy window shopping, a variety of good food, and a few of the sights. Other sites are accessible by public transportation.

Scrumptious breakfast

5 on July 04, 2012

Lovely room with complimentary confectionery and fruit. Very welcoming hosts, who were eager to assist and offer local knowledge. Delicious breakfast with home made jams and granola. Great location, quiet street. Would definitely return!

The Best B&B we stayed at during our time in Canada

5 on July 02, 2012

What a fantastic B&B. Becky and Bob really know how to be exceptional hosts and how to do B&B's the right way. Their service was amazing and the breakfasts the Beccy cooked us up each morning was to die for. Bob went out of his way to assist with helping to plan our activities for us, to ensure we really enjoyed ourselves. Great location in Victoria, wonderfully clean and great value. Thanks Beccy and Bob for being such wonderful hosts. Regards Gavin and Jane

A very hospitable host

4.8 on July 01, 2012

We would like to express our deep gratitude for the hospitality of our host Becky & Bob during our stay in the John Lewis Guest House. Even though our stay is only one night, they have tried their very best in helping us in every question or problem we encounter. And the B&B's location is extremely convenient. With such a price, it's just unbeatable! Hope we will meet again. James & Martie

Lovely couple and great room in the BEST Victoria neighborhood!

3.6 on July 01, 2012

I stayed one night and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The crepes at breakfast were fantastic! James Bay is the perfect location for a Victoria stay, and the value can't be beat!

Very satisfied customers

5 on June 07, 2012

Our hosts were warm and friendly and we enjoyed their friendship as much as we enjoyed our excellent accommodation. We will be back.

Down Home Comfort

4.2 on June 01, 2012

My wife and I stayed 2 nights in May 2012. A good experience from start to finish. Got a prompt reply when I made my reservation, as well as inquiry about any dietary limitations, which I thought was a great idea. Also traded emails about arrival details. When we arrived, we met Becky & Bob. Very cool couple, very down to earth. It was almost like visiting your favorite aunt & uncle that you hadn't met yet. They were happy to chat a little, and gave us info and a bus map & schedule for the places we were going the first day. The house is historic but still has a relaxed feel. Both rooms here are nice, and each has there own bathroom with toilet/shower/sink. This was a big plus, as some places you have to share with other people. Things were clean and neat, and the house was quiet. Neighborhood is quiet as well, and has some very nice looking historic houses. Breakfasts were good, tons of food and a variety of things. Make sure you try Becky's muffin / cupcakes. Homemade, and very good. This was the first B&B we had ever stayed at, and I was leery of someplace that was too hoity toity, frilly or fancy, with proprietors or guests with their noses perpetually up in the air, if you know what I mean. Both my wife and I were thrilled with Becky, Bob, and their house. Made the Victoria trip that much better. We would definitely stay there again, and I highly recommend this place to others.

Two days in Victoria

4.4 on June 01, 2012

The John Lewis House B & B was a beautiful residence in a centralized location with the majority of activities within walking distance (beach, downtown, parks, etc.). Becky and Bob were delightful hosts and very welcoming. Breakfast was rather expansive (cereal, yogurt, fruit, muffins, toast, main entree - you get the picture) and always tasty. A nice extra touch was the expectation that any uneaten muffins went with us for later consumption - I enjoyed them for several days after returning home. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Highly recommended comfort and class that is close to everything

5 on May 28, 2012

Reviewed 28 May 2012 I stayed for just one night while in Victoria on business in late April but would have loved to stay longer. The hosts provided me with a lot pre-arrival advice which was much appreciated. They also made the whole house available for my needs, including a special breakfast to accomodate my schedule. So I had all the best warmth and comforts of home with but with all the nice guest-oriented touches such as a thoughtful goody basket upon arrival and beautiful linens. Nice, peaceful neighbourhood less than a block to the ocean and parks. Easy walk to downtown/Harbour. Lovely home and gardens. Top notch hosts: Bob and Becky are the real highlight - it is people like them that take B&B-ing to a new level.

Very good value

4.2 on May 28, 2012

Great B&B in a great location. Wonderful and helpful hosts, Bob and Becky.

B&B at the B&B

4.8 on May 10, 2012

Bob & Becky made our stay at the B&B very pleasant. The quaint, old house, matched with their warm banter exceeded all of my expectations of what staying at a B&B was going to be like. The breakfasts were other-worldly and the muffins in zip locks were not only delicious and a wonderful touch, but also a great lunch-time snack! Thank you B&B for welcoming us into your home and making our stay so warm, inviting, and over-all charming.

Great food, great location, great hosts!

4.8 on April 26, 2012

Wonderful historic house near downtown in quiet neighbourhood. There are 2 bedrooms upstairs and each has its own bathroom. I rated the room as 4 rather than 5 because the private bath is reached through the hallway, so a bit awkward if you want to pop to bathroom in naked state. However, the bathroom is literally one step from bedroom door. I suggest bringing a dressing gown if you are concerned! Both the bedrooms and bathrooms are top quality. Bed very comfortable. The best part of this B and B are the hosts, Bob and Becky. We mentioned we were vegetarian when we reserved, and without us asking, they produced a list of vegetarian restaurants and even checked to see if they were open on sunday! That's service! Finally, the breakfast was divine: crepes filled with mushrooms, eggs, cream cheese and herbs. Fresh fruit cocktail to start, muffins and toast to fill you up if the crepes were not enough! We will be back, thanks Becky and Bob! Leigh and Vagn

Great location for Victoria, BC

4.6 on November 27, 2011

We arrived in Victoria on the ferry from Port Angeles and it only took a couple of minutes to drive to the John Lewis House. We could walk everywhere since the location was so close to the Inner Harbor of Victoria. The hosts had great suggestions for sightseeing and restaurants. Beautiful woodwork in the home. The bedroom was a bit small but nicely decorated and clean. Huge, delicious breakfast with homemade granola, jams, and berry muffins that we had for lunch on our trip to the central part of Vancouver Island. Becky and Bob were very friendly and helpful hosts.

great hosts

3.8 on October 25, 2011

The best thing about The John Lewis House are the hosts, Becky and Bob. They will do their best to help you. The breakfast is great. We felt at home. The room and bathroom is exceedingly clean. We stayed in the pink room and were the only guests at the time. The bathrooms are private but out in the hall so if there would have been more guests it would have been less comfortable, even though each room has its own bathroom. The ceiling over the bathtub is very low so that's not very comfortable. For us, the distance from downtown was a small drawback. we had good weather but if it's raining, the 10-15 minute walk to town might be a problem. But overall it was a good place to stay in.

Beauty Place

4.2 on October 13, 2011

It's a lovely place in Victoria. Great walking distance to everything. Hosts were great.

Beste Frühstück aller Zeiten!

4.8 on October 07, 2011

Wir hatten einen super Aufenthalt bei John Lewis House. Die Gastgeber waren super freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Zommer war klein aber sonst super mit frischen Früchten und Schokolade. Und das Frühstück war der Hammer! Das Zentrum liegt zudem in Gehdistanz. Wir würden wieder dort übernachten!

Wonderful Stay

4.2 on August 24, 2011

Bob & Becky,the Host & Hostess were so accomadating and charming. The room was nicely decorated & the private bath was recently remodeled. "WOW", have a big tommy though, as the breakfast just keeps coming. We would stay here again for sure. Chuck & Addie Miller Clovis, California

Value for money

3.8 on August 15, 2011

John Lewis House is conveniently located near the centre of Victoria. The owners,Becky and Bob,are very helpful and cook a really great breakfast. Rooms and Bathrooms are somewhat small but comfortable enough and clean.This is a nice place for a visit to Victoria.

A Wonderful Stay with Becky and Bob

5 on August 12, 2011

I stayed at the John Lewis House on July 28th. This place has it all, namely location (an easy ten minute walk to the town hub) and superb hosts who went out of there way to help me with my travel plans before arriving and upon leaving to my next destination. The room is nicely appointed, bed super comfy and the breakfast was yummy. Becky even baked additional muffins for me to take on my trip to the San Juan Islands. Thanks for a short but memorable stay.

Lovely character house, very helpful hosts and convenient location for the town.

4.8 on July 27, 2011

Becky & Bob were exceptionally helpful, helping us locate an old friend in Victoria and checking on ferries that certainly helped us make the most of our too short stay. The room was delightful spotlessly clean and full of character, as was the rest of the house, and the home cooked breakfast was delicious. Thank you!

Excellent stay !

4.6 on July 27, 2011

Good location. Very good breakfast. Becky and Bob good hosts with a lot of knowledge. Room and bathroom clean and good.

a warm welcome far away from home

4.0 on July 25, 2011

This B&B has two wonderful owners Bob and Becky. We had a warm welcome when we arrived in Victoria. We where with 4 people and booked both rooms. The rooms where nice, clean and cosy. The mattresses where very comfortable, so we had a good night rest. Becky makes nice breakfast with plenty of food for everyone. Bob had some good ideas about the lunch and diner restaurants and about things to do in Victoria. It’s a 10/15 minutes walk to the harbour of Victoria and about 5 minutes walk to the waterside. Overall this is a very nice place where we felt at home right away. I would certainly recommend this place! The owners will make sure you’ll have a pleasant stay.

Wonderful place - can only recommend this!

4.8 on July 25, 2011

Unfortunately we should only stay one night at the John Lewis House - all though we wanted to stay longer. If we return to Victoria we will not have any doubt about where to stay!

Cozy and comfortable

4.2 on July 21, 2011

We stayed mid-july and the weather wasn't too great but the great location (around 15 min walk) made it not too hard to get around. I could've spent all day in the room since it was so comfy. The room we had was clean and the bathroom was renovated and kept nicely. Becky made us breakfast and it was AMAZING! Both Jon and becky were super helpful and made our stay enjoyable and restful. Definitely will go back

Only one night

4.0 on July 18, 2011

We did not spend long at the B&B itself, but the owners were very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The room was clean, well stocked and tastefully decorated. The fruit bowl was a great extra and very appreciated. The wifi signal was strong and the service fast. Breakfast was all homemade and consisted of mueslix, muffins, jelies, jams, rolls and lots of fruit. Everything served was delicious! The only negative part of the review deals with the bathroom and shower. I am not sure what name our room had, but both rooms have bathrooms located outside of their respective bedrooms. The website states that each room has its own bathroom, which is correct, but did not specifically state that they were located outside of the bedrooms. This was problematic because the door handles were loud and squeaky so we were made aware of every trip that our neighbors made to their bathroom during the night. Our bathroom was clean and well stocked, but the tub/shower is located under an eave, meaning that if you are over five feet tall it will be an uncomfortable shower because you have to bend down while showering in order to prevent hitting your head on the slope. Overall we were happy with the B&B, as well as the service, but would prefer a shower with more room.

Great stay!

5 on July 03, 2011

We were very impressed with the John Lewis house. The breakfast was a highlight! Each day there was a great variety of homemade jams, jellies, granola, yogurt, toast, muffins, and a delicious hot entree. Bob and Becky were wonderful hosts and we really enjoyed our stay!

Amazing B&B close to town

5 on June 30, 2011

Great location, excellent home made organic breakfast, walking distance to down town, clean beautiful room with own bathroom, free parking, free wifi and all at a great price. We highly recommend this B&B. It is cosy and comfortable and away from the noise of down town for a good nights sleep. The hosts are lovely and very helpful and welcoming.

Fantastic stay in Victoria

4.6 on June 17, 2011

My husband and I stayed at John Lewis House for two nights. Becky and Bob were the best hosts- extremely flexible about breakfast times, very helpful on finding locations, recommending sites, providing maps etc. They were very pleasant and we had some lovely conversations. Our breakfasts were amazing - homemade granola, organic fruit, hot servings of waffles or eggs, bacon and sausage, juice, coffee, toast. What more could one want? The B&B is a pleasant 10-15 minute walk from downtown Victoria, and very close to Beacon Hill and the ocean walk/jog path. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

A special place

4.6 on June 15, 2011

The communications before we arrived helped us with the planning of our visit. When we arrived Becky and Bob took time to fill us in on how to get arround, where to go, and the best way to get to the ferry. They also planned breakfast around our early departure to get in the ferry line. I would go there again.

Two nights at John Lewis house

3.6 on June 01, 2011

Becky and Bob are excellent hosts in this small (2 bedroom) b & b within easy walking distance of Victoria's main attractions. Very comfortable, a great breakfast and very good value for money.

Lovely B&B with top service

4.6 on August 24, 2010

We stayed for one night at John Lewis House B&B. There is a warm welcoming atmosphere. Neat, clean rooms with a romantic feeling. The innkeepers Becky & Bob are absolutely fabulous. You can ask them about anything from dining to transportation and what they do not already know, they'll find out for you. Breakfast was a real treat. Haven't had such a breakfast in a long time! I can really recommend a stay at John Lewis House.

Excellent hosts, brilliant food!!!

4.6 on August 18, 2010

We were extremely well looked after by our friendly hosts who helped us make the most of our visit and supplied us with amazing breakfasts!! I would definitely recommend John Lewis House to visitors to Victoria, B.C.

John Lewis House is at the top of the list!

5 on July 15, 2010

Everything about the John Lewis House was excellent - honestly, from the Inkeepers, to the rooms, beds, decor, location. The breakfasts were really delicious - - choice of dining outside or inside. The B&B is 1.5 blocks from the water. If you are going to Victoria, the John Lewis House is a "must stay".

Hidden Gem close to everything

4.4 on July 08, 2010

John Lewis House in Victoria, British Columbia, is a wonderful gem within a 15 minute walk to downtown. It’s close to the Parliament Buildings, waterfront and the Historic Empress Hotel. A beautiful heritage home with two charming rooms to rent. The beds are very comfortable and each room has a private bathroom. Hosts, Bob and Becky are wonderfully accommodating and can make recommendations on places to dine and things to do and see. Breakfast was amazing. Homemade granola, jams and jellies, fruit salad, yogurt, toast and a lovely crepe fortified us for the day of sightseeing. If you’d rather sit on the patio and enjoy a glass of wine this is the place to do it with a pretty garden in the back or a large veranda out front. We would highly recommend John Lewis House and will definitely visit again.

Romantic get-away with wonderful hosts

4.4 on June 30, 2010

My husband and I traveled to Victoria for our honeymoon and stayed 1 night at the John Lewis House. It was marvelous. Becky and Bob are fantastic hosts. They were flexible in terms of our arrival time and cooked a phenomenal breakfast for us in the morning. The house is charming (if a bit creaky) and is a 15-20 minute walk from the downtown area. It was certainly the romantic get-away that we were hoping for!

John Lewis House


  • Nightly Rate $CAD 100 - $CAD 125
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