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.
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!!!
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!
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
5 on May 01, 2013
We enjoyed our stay at the beautiful Hemmingway's By the Sea. The home is very large and has several seating areas for comfort, as well as the large suite we reserved. The owner is very charming and suggested many local sites for us to see as we had never been in that area before. She made our trip outstanding. Our suite was well appointed and the bedding very comfortable. The owner prepared very delicious gourmet breakfasts. This B&B was a terrific experience, a vacation in itself. We would stay longer next time. . GD and CA Roberts, Palmer, AK
4.4 on October 12, 2012
This hideway was just what we needed. We needed some quiet time and some rest and that was accomplished. We also enjoyed our hostess and the helpful hints about seeing Victoria and its attractions. We would love to return.
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
From Victoria International Airport: Take Highway 17 (Pat Bay Highway) and proceed downtown. Turn right on either Pandora or Yates Streets and proceed to the Johnson Street (blue) bridge (Esquimalt Road). 4 traffic lights turn left on Lampson. 4 short blocks south and left on Bewdley Avenue.
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
Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Private Home Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Computer, Internet Service, Telephone
Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV