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Hemingway's By the Sea

1028 Bewdley Avenue , Victoria, BC V9A 6S9 Canada (Show map)
34 Reviews
$CAD 99 - $CAD 195
per night

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Hemingways By The Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn is an elegant Victorian mansion filled with charm, comfort, romance and warm hospitality. Nestled in the heart of Victoria BC, near the city centre, surrounded by parks, with beaches nearby. Offering the ultimate in hospitality, comfort and quiet relaxation, with ocean and mountain views. Enjoy a quiet, peaceful atmosphere, where you can relax and be pampered. Five course gourmet breakfast served daily in our elegant dining room. Relax in front of the fireplace, with a complimentary drink, in the spacious, sunken guest lounge -- the Safari Room. Beautiful, spacious backyard with gardens, backing onto a replica of Anne Hathaway's Cottage. English and German spoken.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.5

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Excellent place to stay close to all the emenities the hostess was very attentive and helpful with regards to the attractions that were surrounding us

4.6 on September 13, 2014

We stayed at Hemmingways for the 5 day duration of our time in Victoria . We would definitely recommend staying and we would stay there again if we go back to Victoria Ted and Margaret Ontario Canada

exceptional decor

5 on August 12, 2014

The proprietor is exceptional at making one feel welcome and making sure all is well.

Extraordinary service and amazing location

4.4 on July 26, 2014

I stayed at Hemingway's for one night and the owner was amazingly respectful and accommodating. We had to arrive a little late for check in and were worried that we might lose our spot. Ilona was very reasonable about this and had no issue with it. Upon arrival, we were offered tea and biscuits. Ilona ensured that we knew of all the wonderful things to do around Victoria and all the little gems around the city. In the morning, she served us breakfast that went above and beyond our expectations. This was a wonderful experience for us and we highly recommend Hemingway's by the Sea.

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4.0 on May 28, 2014

Three years ago, we thoroughly enjoyed our time here, so booked in, again. Ilona remains the friendly, very personable and helpful hostess. Our room was delightful, our sleep sound, and the breakfasts wonderful. We highly recommend it to others. The neighbourhood street views of home gardens are enjoyable, and a short walk down the street brings you to a beautiful park and sea shore.

Great place to stay in Victoria, BC

5 on March 27, 2014

This Bed and Breakfest was perfect for our 3 day stay. Ilona was a very attentive hostess and wonderful cook. We did not leave without breakfast prepared for us. She was wonderful with our 11 month and 4 year old boys as well. I would highly recumbent this place to anyone wishing to stay in a nice quiet spot in Victoria, BC.


4.8 on July 15, 2013

The innkeeper was great. She provided us with maps and points of Interest. Some were off the beaten path and not mentioned in the tourbooks. She showed us where to park for free in town and gave us great restaurant recommendations. Ilona and her staff are wonderful! Thank you for everything.

Welcoming Hostess

4.6 on July 07, 2013

Ilona went out of her way to make us feel welcome! As soon as we arrived, and we arrived early, she made us tea. Then, she spent about 20 minutes showing us on a map of Victoria some things we might want to see during our visit. She was great! - Jim & Diane, California

Wonderful stay

4.8 on July 01, 2013

I spent three nights in June 2013 at Hemingway's by the Sea. I was traveling with my elderly mother and had difficulty finding a B & B in the Victoria area where we could have our own apartment with separate entrance. We had two good-sized bedrooms and shared the bathroom. Iona was a gracious, helpful hostess. We gave us a number of tips for restaurants and other sightseeing activities. The full, home-cooked breakfasts were delicious. The house is a short drive from downtown Victoria and within five minutes for walks along the Harbour and a local brew pub on the water. I would recommend this accommodation!

Excellent Bed and Breakfast

4.4 on June 05, 2013

This is a fantastic little bed and breakfast. The rooms are very nice, buy the hostess is what really makes it worthwhile. She's very friendly and helpful, and does everything she can to make your stay as perfect as it can be.

Lovely days in Victoria

4.2 on June 03, 2013

On May, 30, 3013, three friends traveled to Victoria for a short get-a-way, and we happened on this lovely Inn tucked away in a quiet neighbood 10 minutes from the bustling downtown. We got a warm reception -- Ilona served us tea and sweets in her spacious greatroom by the fireplace and joined us for conversation. We stayed in the Hemmingway Suite and found it elegant, clean and spacious. The furnishings are upscale and the bathroom features a huge tub for relaxing. In the morning, we were treated to a full breakfast, beautifully prepared and served. If you want the full VIctoria Bed and Breakfast experience, you won't go wrong at Hemingway's By the Sea.

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Rooms & Rates

Hemingways Suite

Hemingway Suite - Our Most Elegant Suite! Enjoy 425 square feet of spacious, luxurious accommodations in the Hemingway Suite. The suite features a King Size antique brass bed with romantic canopy silk curtains and a very comfortable double hideaway bed. Decorated with antiques and featuring a cosy, wood fireplace -- perfect for relaxing after a day of seeing the sites in Victoria. Small kitchenette includes a microwave, coffeemaker and bar fridge, with a table in the room. ***Rate is quoted for 2 guests, each additional guest upto 4 is $35 per night, per guest to be paid at property!!!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

$CAD 155 - $CAD 185

Serengeti Suite

Serengeti Suite - Private, Spacious, Views! The Serengeti Suite is ideal for those seeking all the conveniences of a furnished apartment, but with the comforts only a quality B&B can provide. The suite features a King Size canopy bed and comfortable double hide-a-bed. Enjoy 390 square feet of comfort and luxury! The fully appointed kitchenette includes a fridge, microwave, coffeemaker and dishes, with a dining table and seating for four. We provide coffee and tea service to your room in the morning. Full ensuite bathroom includes a soaker tub to relax in, shower and hair dryer. The room has fresh flowers, a walk in closet and TV -- and is very private. Large bay window offers stunning views of the gardens and the Olympic Mountains. Perfect for 2-4 guests. Ideal for Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

$CAD 125 - $CAD 175

Key West Suite

Key West Room - Cosy and Comfortable! Beautifully appointed room, bright, cozy with antique queen and hide-a-bed, private bath, spectacular views to ocean and Olympic Mountains. Fridge, TV and coffeemaker.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

$CAD 99 - $CAD 145

Kenya Room

Elegant room with queen-size bed, fridge, TV, two chairs and table, coffee maker, large private bathroom with tub and shower, hair dryer, shampoo and conditioner, and robes. Gourmet breakfast included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Two Bedroom Apartment

Queen-size beds, private entrance, free off-street parking, full bathroon with tub and shower, little kitchenette with fridge, toaster oven, microwave and coffee/tea. Round table with 4 chairs, very cosy, clean and private. 745 square feet. ***Rate is quoted for 2 guests, each additional guest upto 4 is $35 per night, per guest to be paid at property!!!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen


Location Type

Close to Inner Harbour, Close to Ocean, Close to Restaurants, Close to Shops, Close to Museums, Close to Downtown, Island, Suburban


Victoria, BC, Canada (YYJ) 15 miles

Directions to property:

From US Ferries Left around the harbour, west over blue Johnson Street bridge (Esquimalt Road). 4 traffic lights turn left on Lampson. 4 short blocks south and left on Bewdley Avenue.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Butchart Gardens, Anne Hathaways Cottage, The Parliament Buildings, Craigdarroch Castle, IMAX Theatre, Beacon Hill Park, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Internet Service, Telephone

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

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  • Check In:: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking on outside terraces only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Please call.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit required for bookings of 2 nights.
  • Cancellations: 20% charged if cancelled within 7 days of arrival.




Languages spoken

English, German

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Five Course

  • Serving Location: Dining Room


1028 Bewdley Avenue , Victoria, BC V9A 6S9 Canada (Show map)

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