4.8 on October 17, 2016
Very pleasant place to stay. Felt comfortable staying there. It was located within minutes of downtown Victoria. Hosts were very accommadating
5 on September 16, 2016
We are from the Southern US where hospitality is revered. Our stay at the Fisher House was absolutely fantastic and exceeded our expectations. Great food, great location, and cozy accommodations all combine for a pleasant getaway in a fun city on the western seaboard.
4.8 on August 24, 2016
We had an excellent stay at Fisher House, the room and private bathroom were beautifully furnished and the host was welcoming and helpful. We would recommend it to our friends and family and come back gladly any time!
3.8 on July 31, 2016
Very cosy B&B in a quiet residential area of Victoria, a 15 minute walk away from downtown Victoria. Comfortable room, standard size for a B&B. Guests have their own bathroom, but it is located outside the room across the hallway. Our host Jennifer was very welcoming and gave us helpful explanations about Victoria. The breakfast was delicious.
4.0 on July 30, 2016
Great location, and the rooms were lovely. Great breakfasts. We would have preferred the bed to be made each day and the trash emptied.
3.8 on July 07, 2016
We loved staying at the fisher house. Getting to know the history of the house and the area was really cool. Our room was beautiful. I loved the decorations and the balcony. The location was within walking distance to the beach and really great restaurants.
5 on May 24, 2016
We had a wonderful stay at this home. The breakfast was amazing and our room was in perfect condition. Definitely recommend the room with the balcony! Jennifer gave us great recommendations on what to do with our short length of stay as well as recommendations for dining. We recommend staying here!
4.4 on May 15, 2016
We stayed here two nights and found it to be very nice. Jennifer and Cal were very hospitable. Jen provided us a map and gave us recommendations on where to eat. She showed us the accommodations and everything was as good or better than advertised. They could be easily reached via doorbell if anything was needed, but were not nosey at all. The room and area was quiet at night. Best of all, we woke up to two superb meals each morning. Thank you Fisher House for a wonderful experience.
4.6 on April 06, 2016
I returned to Fisher House as it is near to downtown, not too over the top when it comes to period decor, has off-street parking, has reasonable rates and the food is good. There wasn't any choice given for breakfast time, which was fine on this particular stay, but if I had been staying for work reasons I would have needed to eat earlier, so I don't know if that was possible or not. One thing I'd like just to point out that would be a good thing to have is a reflector on the outside stone wall by the drive-way. It would make backing in much easier. But I would recommend to stay here.
5 on April 03, 2016
We walked on to the Coho Ferry from Pt Angeles and strolled through the quaint James Bay neighborhood to stay at this stunning B & B. Jennifer is an excellent host who also loves to cook so our breakfast was absolutely beautifully presented and very tasty. All details in this home are exceptional, you will love returning to a time when decor is handmade with quality materials and craftsmanship. Highly recommend!
4.6 on March 02, 2016
The Fisher House B&B is probably one of the nicest we've ever stayed in. The décor is tasteful, spotlessly clean and comfortable. The only room available with ensuite was already booked, and so we chose the "Florence" and had to walk down the hallway to our own private bath. Since we're seniors, this might have been more of an issue for our nighttime visits, however, we were pleased to see that there is a watercloset right across the hall. Breakfast was delicious, substantial and beautifully presented. The location in James Bay is ideal for anyone who wishes to leave the car parked and walk to all the many nearby sights and shopping. We look forward to visiting again and heartily recommend this lovely B&B. Do let Jennifer suggest restaurants. She's a wonderful cook herself and her suggestions are perfect.
4.0 on October 27, 2015
We loved the situation of the B&B, close to the sea and the city centre. Victoria is so welcoming, and so was our hostess and her stand in - Mum! We enjoyed the variety of breakfasts and had a very comfortable room. It was lovely to meet up with other guests who shared tips on what to visit too.
5 on August 16, 2015
We stayed in the Eleanor En-Suite for 3 nights and absolutely loved it. Very comfortable, and the innkeeper, Jennifer couldn't have been more pleasant. The location in Victoria is convenient to all the downtown sites and restaurants too, without being in the middle of the hubbub. The breakfasts were delicious and always included a nice fresh fruit cup. We would definitely stay there again!
2.6 on August 03, 2015
This B&B was satisfactory, but nothing special. It has a good location and you can walk to several site in Victoria. Breakfast was marginal for a B&B - food seemed store bought and not very creative. Inn keepers were not very accessible to help and disappeared the minute they set out the breakfast. Price was reasonable.
Yikes! Are you sure you were at Fisher House? If you were, please tell me what I made that day so I don't make it again. Store bought? Ouch. I make every breakfast fresh and put great care into the menu planning, so this is unusual to hear. Sorry about your experience. We usually come out to the guests several times to make sure everyone is doing well and has everything they need. Not sure what happened. We thank you for your review and letting us know how we can improve for your next stay. Warmest, Jen
4.0 on July 06, 2015
We were pleased w/ our choice.
So glad you enjoyed your stay! It was a pleasure!
4.2 on June 08, 2015
Clean, quiet, and comfortable room. Good location within walking distance to downtown Victoria. Jennifer was a very good hostess, with good knowledge about Victoria, places to go and things to do. Breakfast was very nice and it was fun to visit with the other guests at the table.
Thank you! We always have such interesting conversations around the table-half the fun of a B and B! Thanks for coming! Warmest, Jen
5 on May 24, 2015
From booking, which was seamless, to check-in, which was wonderfully seamless also, to departure, the stay was terrific. Jen provided great service prior to check-in, and upon arrival, she booked our whale watching, gave great restaurant recommendations, and directions. Room was clean, quaint, and breakfast delicious. Thanks Jen and Cal for a great stay!!
Thank you for your kind review! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us!
4.2 on April 30, 2015
Very cute and lovely rooms. My friends and I loved our stay at the Fisher house :)
4.8 on March 01, 2015
We stayed here only for two nights but we wished we could have stayed longer...Jennifer if a great host and really lovely. She provides us with a lot of information what to do in Victoria and her breakfasts were amazing. The rooms a really comfortable and clean. You noticed that here is someone working who really enjoys doing her work...That is so great!
Wow! Thank you for your kind words! I'm so happy your first B and B experience was with us and that you enjoyed your stay. Victoria is such a fun place to explore. Thanks again! Jen
5 on October 31, 2014
Beautifully restored home. Was s real pleasure to stay. Rooms were super comfy and quiet. Host was very helpful giving directions and tour advice. -Cindy
Thank you for your kind review!
4.8 on September 26, 2014
We had a lovely stay. Breakfast was delicious, our room was lovely and Jennifer was a wonderful hostess. We will be sure to return if we visit Victoria again.
4.0 on September 23, 2014
My husband and I enjoyed our stay in the Eleanor room. Beautiful home. Tasteful decor. Great color pallete throughout the house. Beautiful Eleanor room. Cute backyard. Beautiful chinaware. Absolute cleanliness. Jennifer served us delicious breakfast on fine china. She put much thoughts into details and presentation of the dish. I savored every bite. My big and tall husband wished for more food, but I reminded him to choose quality over quantity. The dining area was well stocked with tea bags, crackers, tea kettle, fridge and microwave. The home was 5 blocks from the Coho Ferry and a block from a grocery shop. Convenient location on a quiet residential street. Jennifer gave us great restaurant recommendations and advice on how to get to attractions (shuttles, buses, walking, etc.) Our stay exceeded our expectations. Big thanks to Jennifer. We plan to return in the future.
Thank you for your thoughtful review! I am so pleased you both enjoyed your stay with us. I had to smile since I usually hear how I give too much food, there's no room for lunch! I'm glad there's so many great restaurants for dinner in Victoria. Come see us again. Jen
4.8 on September 18, 2014
Very accommodating host with wonderful room and delicious breakfasts. In a great location for walking to many sights in Victoria too. That's a real plus
4.4 on August 23, 2014
Jennifer is extremely accommodating, friendly, and knowledgeable. She will adapt meals for your dietary needs. Worth the money. This is our sixth stay at Fisher House. We'll be back!
4.8 on August 20, 2014
We had a great stay here. The bedroom is very comfortable and the house is full of charm. It's a short walk to the inner harbor. Breakfast is outstanding and Jen could not be a more helpful and accommodating hostess.
4.4 on August 16, 2014
Lovely house located close to the town and the sea front. The owner looks after her guests very well. Breakfast was excellent and beautifully cooked. I would definitely stay there again.
4.8 on July 30, 2014
Jen and Cal, Thanks for our time with you. The room was great, and the breakfast outstanding. We hope to see you again!
3.4 on June 30, 2014
A very nice stay in the Eleanor Suite. Fisher House B&B is perfectly located in the heart of James Bay close to the ocean, downtown and many major attractions. I am looking forward to another stay when I am next in Victoria.
3.6 on June 27, 2014
Wir hatten 2 Uebernachtungen in diesem schönen B&B in Victoria, ca 15 Minuten zu Fuß vom Zentrum entfernt. Wer morgens joggen möchte kann dies in unmittelbarer Nähe direkt am Wasser entlang tun. Das Frühstück war sehr lecker. Insgesamt sehr zu empfehlen. Wir würden wieder kommen.
3.6 on June 16, 2014
I enjoyed my stay at the Fisher Bed and Breakfast. The B & B provided guest parking and it was close to the beach and an easy walk to downtown Victoria. The 2 breakfasts were delicious. The room I stayed in was very comfortable with a king-sized bed. Washroom was across the hall and was for my use only, which I appreciated.
5 on June 12, 2014
Jenny is a wonderful hostess and an exceptional chef. The home is situated within easy walking distance to the harbor, so you can park your car and enjoy the beautiful town of Victoria. We would choose this place when we return.
4.8 on June 09, 2014
Everything was wonderful. We're especially grateful that our unusual arrival and departure times were so graciously accommodated.
5 on June 03, 2014
This place was very antique, and whole facilities are comfortable. The owner of B&B was helpful, gentle..and his wife's breakfast was so delicious. He gave me good experience during my vacation. The neighbourhood is also peaceful and calm... Actually, the vacation was for my family,,,especialIy my father in law 's birthday...All family members are satisfied with this place. If I have a chance, I wanna come here again.
4.4 on May 28, 2014
Fisher House is not only a gracious, comfortable, and hospitable B&B, It's location in the eclectic and flower-filled James Bay neighborhood couldn't be better. It is located just a few blocks from the beaches and walking paths along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, from Emily Carr House, and from Beacon Hill Park. It's an easy walk to downtown Victoria and Fisherman's Wharf. I'll be going back as soon as I can.
4.8 on May 18, 2014
We stayed at Fisher House B & B in May 2014. Can't say enough about both the environment and the hosts. Beautifully restored & maintained house, exceptionally clean, comfortable beds, walking distance to downtown Victoria, great food, quiet neighborhood? An exceptional place to stay for a visit to beautiful Victoria.
4.4 on May 17, 2014
The location is ideal for seeing Victoria's centre, and the accommodation is outstanding in every way
4.8 on May 08, 2014
I visited SARA Sweet. Room and Wash room are great. Breakfast was delicious.
5 on March 04, 2014
We just spent four nights at Fisher House and enjoyed every minute. Jennifer is a very welcoming and generous host. The food was great, the decor very tasteful, and the ambience was calm and comfortable. We were the only guests during the stay - when Jennifer heard we were there for a family reunion, she offered the parlor and dining room for us to bring family back to one evening. That was so appreciated and gave us a nice, quiet place to connect. We will definitely stay there the next time we're in Victoria.
4.6 on December 30, 2013
We stayed at the Fisher House Bed and Breakfast during the last leg of our Honeymoon in Canada. It was perfect to wind down our 9 day trip as it was quiet, relaxing, and offered everything we needed accommodation and location wise. It was close enough, each day we were able to walk to the down town area, (Government Street) see the Museum, Parliament building, shopping and food! It was also only a couple blocks away from the Bus station, which is how we commuted from Vancouver to Victoria. Great Hosts and Great Food, it was also very nice having our own bathroom. We would definitely visit again!
4.0 on December 19, 2013
4.8 on December 07, 2013
Located just blocks away from the inner harbor Fisher House is nicely situated, and nicely furnished, and the hostess/owner was very helpful in suggesting things to do and see, and where to eat. We will stay there again if we get a chance to visit Victoria again.
4.4 on December 02, 2013
Our recent stay at the Fisher house was wonderful. The location was very convenient for walking around downtown, getting on the clipper ferry and exploring the waterfront. Jen keeps a beautiful, clean and inviting home. The breakfast was delicious. The room was a nice size, with a comfortable bed and huge bathroom. We will definitely return next time we are in Victoria.
4.8 on November 06, 2013
We had a great stay with our rambunctious two year old! We loved the house and everything was excellent. we could walk everywhere in Victoria and not knowing the town to start with we really fell in love! I would recommend this place to stay without hesitation!
5 on October 20, 2013
great room, location and breakfast!
5 on October 08, 2013
What a wonderful place to stay. Most sights within easy walking distance, 5 minutes from the beach and the park, which is great for a morning run or walk. The rooms are decorated in a delightful way, very cosy and the beds are very comfortable. We had the Florence Suite with add-on room for our daughter, everything nice and clean. We also very much enjoyed the spacious, generous sitting and dining guest rooms downstairs. Jens home-cooked breakfasts are a mere pleasure and she is full of energy always willing to help with tips where to go and where to eat. Thanks for being such great hosts and for sharing this place.
4.4 on September 27, 2013
Recently spent a night at the very accommodating Fisher House Bed and Breakfast. Staff very attentive to dietary needs (vegan) and any other request (leaving luggage to catch late in day ferry). Our room was spacious, clean and lovely. Private bathroom across the hall was also immaculate and spacious.This was my second stay at this B&B and I will definitely try to stay again on my next visit to this beautiful city.
4.8 on September 08, 2013
Our room was very comfortable & pretty, everything was very clean, bathroom was updated very nicely, but in a way that matched everything. Breakfast was extremely tasty. This B&B was pretty quiet with only three guest rooms, but everyone enjoyed visiting at breakfast. The location is excellent, located very close to many attractions & sites, and Coral our hostess, was extremely pleasant. We'd highly recommend Fisher House!
4.0 on September 02, 2013
We enjoyed our one-night stay, where we were hosted by a guest innkeeper who really knew her way around the B&B and the town. She was also very flexible about us storing luggage during our sightseeing days. The only caveat I would have about this location is that you should either have a car with you or enjoy walking... someone who didn't have a car but didn't like walking would find the location too distant from the main tourist area. We like walking and found it quiet and restful. :)
5 on August 27, 2013
This was the perfect home base for exploring Victoria. Easy walk to everything, yet in a quiet neighborhood. Hope to return soon.
3.4 on August 21, 2013
Jen & Cal were gracious hosts and provided us with many helpful tips regarding Victoria eateries and sights to see. All in all it was a delightful stay at Fisher House B&B.
4.6 on August 14, 2013
Our room was bright and the king bed was comfy. Jen made very tasty breakfasts and the presentation was lovely. If you are coming to Victoria by ferry it is about a 10 minute walk and gets you out of the hustle and bustle of downtown. Jen made excellent suggestions for where to have dinner, helped us map out a couple of bike routes and accommodated our late ferry departure. If you are a B and B person definitely give it a try. Joan and Peter from New Jersey
5 on July 29, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed this Arts and Crafts bed and breakfast. Jen was a welcoming hostess, her breakfasts were delicious and filling, her suggestions for local restaurants were tops. We were in the en suite room which appeared to be spotlessly clean which was great since I have dust allergies. The room even had a small deck with a bistro table and chairs which you access through the bathroom. We would definitely return.
4.8 on July 28, 2013
The house and room were very comfortable and breakfast was consistently delicious. The innkeepers had excellent restaurant suggestions and quickly accommodated our request to store rented bikes overnight. It was easy to come and go as we pleased. I would highly recommend the Fisher House B & B.
3.8 on July 18, 2013
Fisher House works well for people who enjoy walking with the inner harbor a 10 minutes stroll away. Parking is extremely limited.
4.0 on July 12, 2013
Our family of three occupied two rooms for three nights. It was a quiet location, a pleasant walk to the BC museum and the inner harbor area, and within two blocks of a restaurant, grocery store and liquor store. The single add on room is quite small, so the suitcase had to be on the bed or the floor. The innkeeper was friendly and helpful. The only slight negative was that we were requested to remove our shoes at the door, which was kind of awkward as there was only one chair. Perhaps we were supposed to remove them outside (in the rain?) I wasn't even sure that we were supposed to be using the chair, as you had to walk on a rug to reach it. Probably my fault for not asking...we just took turns sitting on the floor or the stairs. Overall, a nice experience, and we would recommend staying here.
4.8 on July 12, 2013
Beautiful home very near the downtown and an easy walk to the waterfront paths. Absolutely delicious breakfast in a beautiful home. Loved our visit.
4.4 on July 09, 2013
My husband and I stayed 2 nights around Canada Day. Fisher House is charming and authentically styled, yet spotlessly clean. Host was super friendly and very helpful in planning our walking & biking days out. Location is great... 10 minute walk to town, and 5 minute stroll to the coastline with just stunning views. Breakfast was quite simply delicious. We'd highly recommend Fisher House!
5 on July 05, 2013
We had a wonderful stay in the Fisher House. It's a charming old house, beautifully decorated, on a quiet road. Jen was very welcoming and helpful, and served a delicious breakfast.
4.8 on June 20, 2013
Very centralized location for accessing Victoria's attractions
5 on March 01, 2013
Very accommodating and approachable.
4.6 on February 27, 2013
My husband and I stayed over and I had a course first thing on Sunday morning...early. Jen had a quiche, OJ and fruit waiting for me in the fridge so I could have a good breakfast and be on my way. My husband stayed and enjoyed a hot breakfast. A great stay. Just wished we had time for a more relaxed morning.
5 on February 24, 2013
Beautifully kept property in great location - walking distance to most attractions. Delicious home cooked breakfasts and cozy well appointed room. Helpful owner and information on anything you may wish to do. Enjoyed staying in this part of Victoria to get the feel of being a local. Highly recommended.
4.4 on February 12, 2013
peaceful location, amenities close by, great bonus was our own private balcony with sun much of the day. Host Jennifer is great, friendly and welcoming. Lovely LARGE breakfasts in the morning. We would recommend this B&B to anyone planning a trip to Victoria
4.4 on January 22, 2013
Exceptional value, especially if the extra room is booked.
5 on January 07, 2013
Our recent 2 night stay at the Fisher House Bed and Breakfast in Victoria, BC was simply wonderful! The accommodations were extremely comfortable, quiet and very well appointed. The location, so close to downtown and the waterfront, simply can't be beat and then if you factor in the very reasonable price, well, you must experience it for yourself. Our hosts Jen and Cal were so accommodating and can they cook! In the morning we awoke to the intoxicating aromas of what promised to be an exceptional breakfast dining experience befitting a 5 star resort. Highly recommend the Fisher House Bed and Breakfast for your next visit to Victoria whether for business or pleasure. Thanks Jen and Cal for a wonderful weekend, we'll definitely be back, next time hopefully with friends and/or family.
5 on September 19, 2012
Everything was just perfect:location, quietness, attentive host and lovely room.
So glad to hear you had a great visit! Thanks for coming!
5 on September 18, 2012
A visit to Fisher House Bed and Breakfast had been arranged as part of our family visit to British Columbia. This had been done on the basis of other reviews and a visit to the web site. It was the opinion of out family members who stayed at Fisher House that indeed we had come across a 'gem'. Jennifer is a person who exemplifies all the skills necessary to be a wonderful host and maintains a household that is both beautiful and comfortable. Rooms are beautifully decorated with comfort clearly being high on her agenda for her guests. Breakfast is a 'treat', with presentation and quality being of 5 star standard. It was a delight to stay at Fisher House with the residence exuding both history and quality. It is central to downtown with a walk taking only 15 delightful minutes. Having stayed in many bed and breakfasts over the many years Fisher House sits easily at the top. Many thanks from the Downie family (United Kingdom).
Wow!!! Your review was so appreciated and special for us. Thank you so much for your visit, and it was a pleasure hosting you lovely people! Jen
4.6 on September 18, 2012
We stayed 2 nights at Fisher House B&B. Lovely rooms, wonderful breakfast and very nice people we met. Great location in Victoria!
Thanks for your visit! See you next time. Jen
5 on September 17, 2012
We stayed in the Fisher House last August and had a great time! The location is perfect and the Victorian house is so beautiful! Jen (and Cal) were great and helpful hosts. They provided us with great suggestions and we could even borrow Jen’s map. The breakfast room was provided with snacks and drinks; I enjoyed a nice cup of the complementary hot chocolate in the evening! The house was beautiful and very clean. We loved the breakfast and the cosy bed in our Florence. The only downside we can think of is that the bath room isn't in the room, but down the hall. This is very well mentioned on the website, so we knew this by forehand. But even though the bath room from the Florence room was extremely large and nice. We certainly can recommend this B&B to everyone and will definitely come back if we get the chance. Jeroen & Linda The Netherlands
Wow! I'm so glad you had such a nice visit with us. You were a delight to host. Warmest, Jen
5 on September 16, 2012
Jen was not only an amazing cook, but a great travel advisor! She made the most delicious breakfast to us in the morning (prepared early for us due to the need to catch the morning ferry to Washington) and she was also able to make a it gluten-free! Her suggestions for attractions to see and restaurants to eat at in Victoria were all incredible. The house is within walking distance to downtown and the ferry dock. We only wish we had the opportunity to spend more than one night at her beautiful home. The bedroom and bathroom were exceptionally clean, spacious and comfortable. I would stay at the Fisher House anytime I'm in Victoria. I highly recommend this B&B.
Come see us anytime! We enjoyed you too!
4.0 on September 02, 2012
We spent 2 nights in the Fischer House B&B late August 2012, with our 2 kids of 14 and 16. The housing is great, rooms are nice furnished and large, we had a private bathroom and separate toilets for our family, and a separate room for the kids. Breakfast was great as well both mornings. We've had pleasure to discuss with the other guests staying in the B&B. The only regret we may have is that Jen didn't more socialise with her guests during eg breakfast time. She was always there and ready to help when we asked for anything, but it didn't seem she wanted to communicate a lot with us except for what was needed. Except for this, the place is great, it is also ideally situated within walking distance from the center, you don't really need to take the car to get anywhere.
Thanks for your review, and I'm so glad you and your family had a great time here. I'm so flattered that you wanted to spend more time with me! Thank you! It's hard to know sometimes how much folks want me around-I can be quite the chatterbox when my guests get me going! I like to give everyone their space to enjoy the place as if they're home. Thanks again! Jen
3.8 on July 30, 2012
Recently stayed here for 3 nights whilst visiting Vancouver Island. We were made to feel very welcome and the room (eleanor suite) was beautiful and clean and had its own private balcony which overlooked the garden. Breakfast was interestingly different and never the same. Would definitely stay here again. Great location, within walking distance of all major attractions.
Thanks for your kind words. -Jen
4.4 on July 28, 2012
We stayed just a night in Victoria and had a very comfortable time in Fisher's house. It's friendly and welcoming and our breakfast was a delicious surprise. But what made it all the more heartwarming was when we forgot our daughters stuffed toy and realized it after we were already lined up for the ferry ride and couldn't turn back to get it. But Jen came down on her bike to bring the little seal, found us in the huge line-up and put such a big smile on our faces.
Oh! One of the highlights of my summer! And that crabby border agent wouldn't let me through the gate to look for you either! I had to get creative and thank goodness you were just under the fence and sitting with your car door open or I wouldn't have seen you! Seals were flying over fences that day! Glad it worked out.-Jen
4.6 on July 26, 2012
Nice rooms, clean, charmful - absolutely to recommend.
4.0 on July 24, 2012
We spent two nights at Fisher House and had a lovely stay. Jennifer, our host, was the best part - she was friendly, eager to help and to accommodate our needs (e.g., leaving suitcases there on our departure day, past checkout time), and a great cook. Breakfasts were delicious and beautifully presented. The only downside, for us, was that the room was smallish and had a huge bed in it - I think it was a king. A queen would have been plenty large enough and would have left a little more space for moving around it. I hadn't remembered that the bathroom would be across the hall, though that was fine - and the shower was very good! It was a little awkward that the twin next door, which can be rented together with our room, was actually rented along with the room on the other side of ours - and there was a fair amount of traffic and conversation between those two rooms, right outside our door. Luckily, they were nice folks and weren't rowdy or night owls!
4.6 on July 23, 2012
Very nice. Convenient location. Friendly people. Will stay there again.
4.6 on July 20, 2012
Jen's hospitality honestly made us feel as though we were her house guests, not hotel guests. Room was very comfy and home like, food was great and having access to drinks and snacks throughout the day was an added bonus. Would love to return anytime!
3.8 on July 19, 2012
Loved this place. In quiet residential area but close to downtown Victoria. Made to feel very welcome and the breakfasts were gorgeous! Would highly recommend.
4.2 on July 09, 2012
Excellent location in lovely historic home. Food great and little extras like fruit drink and bisuits also use of the phone with our phone card, we appreciated. Able toleave car safelyand walk. Lovely hostess Jenny.
Thanks, ya'll! It was a pleasure hosting you! Jen
2.8 on July 06, 2012
Very nice hospitality - Jen was a great host. The location was not great - farther away from things than we expected, and certainly not a convenient or easy walk with luggage. I regret taking the advice to not rent a car and instead use public transportation (others staying there had cars and were much happier). Breakfast was good on the day we got it but served rather late (8:30 am) so made it hard to get an early start on the day. Unfortunately when relying on public transportation an early start is needed. Because of the lengthy process of using public transportation to return to the Vancouver airport we had to leave before breakfast was served on our last day, significantly reducing the "value" of staying at a B&B. Bottom line - nice place to stay if you have a car and plenty of time, but choose elsewhere if you don't have a car or will want to leave earlier in the morning.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. It really is appreciated. I'm very pleased that you felt welcomed and taken care of during your stay with us. I'm really sorry you found Fisher House to be further than you thought. Most of our guests find the 12-15 minute/3 block walk to downtown just perfect to be away from the noisy downtown traffic, yet close enough to be convenient enough to head down for supper. In your case with all your luggage and the very limited time available for your stay, perhaps a car would have been a better choice for you, especially since you had to return all the way to the airport in Vancouver! Wow, what troopers you are! I would have been happy to drive you to the bus station and pick you up as I'm just a few minutes away by car. I'm glad you got to enjoy at least one yummy breakfast. During the summer months folks like to get on their way quicker, and then there's the others who are on holiday and want to sleep in. I try to keep a medium breakfast time for everyone's convenience, not too early not too late. But sometimes folks have to leave early for ferries, flights, or excursions so I always offer to make or leave a little something for them so they don't leave hungry. With a little notice, I can accommodate just about anything! Glad you enjoyed your whirlwind trip to Victoria. See you next time! Enjoying the fabulous weather in beautiful Victoria!
4.4 on July 01, 2012
Thank you for the hospitable service of our host Jennifer. It brings us a lot of good memories of the stay in Victoria.
5 on June 12, 2012
The Fisher House is the best B&B I've ever stayed in! Spending a total of 8 nights here, I can vouch for the cleanliness, delicate decor, comfortable accommodations, and warm hospitality. Each morning started with a delicious breakfast--and never the same thing twice. The Fisher House is within walking distance of James Bay, which includes the Parliament Building, the BC Museum, and lots of restaurants and shops. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Victoria!
Wow! Thank you for your kind words. We do try hard to make our guests feel at home, well fed and taken care of, so again, thank you! See you on your next trip!
3.8 on June 09, 2012
Very nice bed and breakfast, it's not a far walk from the harbor but still a bit out of the way for the size of Victoria. Very clean and nice rooms and Jennifer is extremely friendly and nice. Breakfast was tasty but very simplistic and not much there.
Thank you for your review. I'm curious what you had for breakfast. :)
4.2 on June 03, 2012
Greeted by the owners who were friendly and helful. One quickly offered and carried our heavy cases to our room, the other showed us around and explained the facilities. These included self help tea & coffee, bottled water, soft drinks and snacks. Upstairs the room was spacious and airy with a modern fully equiped bathroom. The bed was comfy and heating involved simply setting a thermostat. The B&B was set in a leafy treelined street, safe to walk anytime while 5 minutes walk down the street were shops and restuarants. A 15 minute pleasant walk took us into the heart of Victoria town and all attractions.
Thank you for your kind review! I'm very pleased you enjoyed your stay in Victoria. It truly is a wonderful place to live.
5 on June 01, 2012
We were very pleased with the accomodations. Our room was beautifully appointed, and exceptionally clean. Our host provided delightful breakfasts in a homey setting. The Inn is situated close to the downtown area, allowing us the opportunity to walk everywhere we wanted to go. We look forward to staying there again.
Wow! Thank you so much for your review. It is very much appreciated. We'll see you next time, and we really enjoyed meeting you!
5 on May 28, 2012
Lovely B&B in the James Bay neighborhood, walkable to Inner Harbor, downtown shops/restaurants, and the Bay Walk. Owners are so nice and the breakfasts were excellent. We had a great time, except for the occasionally raining weather. But - it's springtime!
Super! Thank you for your kind words. I, too, am ready for some summertime weather. Come see us again!
5 on May 21, 2012
This was an amazing experience. Jennifer made my wife and I feel like family, the house was great and the food was spectacular. Additionally Jennifer has suggestions for activities and was in the know on the local restaurant scene. Overall woudl recommend Fisher House to anyone who is going to Victoria.
I'm so happy you all felt at home and had such a good experience here. We hope to see you again!
4.8 on May 15, 2012
Welcoming, warm, and clean..... Our hostess was cut out to be a B and B owner!
This one really made me smile! Have a super day!
4.8 on May 13, 2012
My husband and I had a wonderful time staying at the Fisher House in Victoria at the beginning of May 2012. Located in the James Bay district, it is within walking distance to all of the fun to be had in the Downtown district without the noise. There were walkers on the street at every hour and we felt very safe making the 15 minute walk to the harbor area day and night (we had our car safely parked off street the whole stay). Jen, the innkeeper, makes you feel welcomed from the start and is a remarkable chef- our breakfasts were delightful and delicious every morning. We also loved the garden view from the Eleanor En-suite. Stay at the Fisher House and you will not be disappointed.
Thank you! You made my day!
3.8 on May 09, 2012
Great breakfast! Quiet location. Would love to come back.
Thank you! You are more than welcome to come back and see us. It was a pleasure meeting you!
4.4 on May 08, 2012
Everything was lovely at Fisher House B&B. The breakfasts were superb and substantial. The bed was super comfortable and I slep well even on our first night there. Also a very quiet neighbourhood and handy to the waterfront or you can walk to local restaurants. I would certainly stay here again.
So glad you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely having you here.
4.8 on May 02, 2012
We had a lovely time at Fisher House, it was like coming to stay with friends. The breakfast was outstanding, we appreciated the attention that was taken to ensure that my husband had something gluten free to eat.
We love gluten-free cooking so thanks for the opportunity to expand my cooking skills! I'm happy you appreciated the laid-back relax at a friends atmosphere here. That's what we try for. Have a great day!
4.6 on April 27, 2012
It was awesome place I ever have been. Breakfast was also great! Everything was great. Bathroom was so clean and bedroom was perfect for 2 persons. I want to visit again
We'd love to host you again! Thank you!
5 on April 17, 2012
Super flexible with checking in/out, so willing to accommodate. Great job on the room decor. It was modern, but classic. Breakfast was DELICIOUS. Thanks, I will definitely be back to enjoy another stay!
Much appreciated! Another smiley face for my day!
5 on April 10, 2012
everything was ideal- the location, the ambience and quality of the home and our room, the pleasantness of our hosts and the quality of the breakfast. We will be repeat visitors.
4.0 on February 24, 2012
Great location close to downtown, quiet and comfortable. Recommended
3.4 on February 19, 2012
Very quiet, comfortable and convenient location to downtown. Recommended. Warning: the prices are quoted in Canadian dollars, but if you book thru bedandbreakfast.com you will be charged the same amount in US dollars
Thanks for coming to Fisher House B&B. It was great to meet you two!
4.8 on February 12, 2012
We have traveled far and near and Fisher House is on the TOP of our list to go back! Only is that we could not stay longer... Great host and the overall beauty of the home is GREAT!
4.0 on December 22, 2011
Our host, Jen, provides great service. She provides a warm and very hospitable home away from home. Great location, just minutes from downtown Victoria.
Wow! Thank you for the super review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Until next time!
3.6 on November 30, 2011
We popped in for a quick weekend during the slow season. Wish we could have enjoyed the full breakfasts (the pictures sure look good!) but were content with the continental breakfast available at the time. Everything was very clean and inviting, and our hosts were very kind. Great location if you're staying for a longer amount of time (close proximity to grocery and wine shops, a coffee shop, and only 15-20 walk to downtown), but we'll probably stay in a hotel closer to downtown if we only visit for a weekend again.
Thank you for your review. We always appreciate the feedback. We'd love to serve you one of our formal "high season" breakfasts on your next visit! They're much more fun to make and I always love the "oohs" and "aahs" when I bring them out. Our $89 rate for off-season that includes a deluxe continental breakfast is meant to capture the interest of those looking for a good value and clean comfortable place to stay without the formal breakfast. Of course, the breakfasts are what I enjoy the most (just look at my waistline!), so the website offers this for just $10 more. See you next time! Warmest, Jen
3.6 on October 22, 2011
We didn't dine at Fisher house, but you cannot skip this question. Welcoming people and great value!
Oh no! You missed out on my breakfast? You'll just have to come for another visit, and let us take care of you! Warmest, Jen
3.8 on October 15, 2011
We just returned from our trip to Victoria and wanted to share our pleasant experience at the Fisher House. The house is beautiful, and the room was clean and very comfortable. The owners were exceptionally accommodating, especially considering we were staying with our 10 month old daughter, and our 5 night stay was practically flawless. We loved the neighborhood of James Bay very much, even though it's some blocks from the main downtown it's an easy and very pleasant 10 minute walk. Also there are many stores, a bank, restaurant, wine bar, and four coffee shops just down the block from the Fisher House which made getting anything we needed very easy. We want to thank the owners for their hospitality, and also wish to extend our gratitude to Christa, a friend of the Smith family who was helping out and who made sure we had everything we needed during our stay.
It's wonderful to hear from you! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes to you and your little family! Warmest, Jen
3.0 on October 04, 2011
My wife and I stayed at this B&B for our last day in Vancouver Island. Overall it was fine. We have no complains. Jen was amiable and helpful. Would I consider this B&B outstanding? Not really. It was just a good deal for the money. The building is an old house, which was nice to see. Decoration is so-so I would say. Breakfast was good (pumpkin pancakes). Next time I would just try some other place knowing that I would have to pay maybe 50% more...
Thank you for your review. Of course we desire to be outstanding in everyone's eyes, so the feedback is appreciated. Best wishes to you, Jennifer
4.6 on October 01, 2011
The Fisher House is conveniently located in a quiet residential neighborhood, within easy walking distance to downtown restaurants, shopping and attractions. A very nice grocery store, wine store / bar, Starbucks and cafes are situated within a few blocks of Fisher House. Jennifer and Cal are most gracious hosts and made us feel very welcome in their beautiful home. Jennifer was quite helpful in providing recommendations and maps of restaurants and local attractions. (She even made a reservation for us at one of her favorite restaurants, which is not easy to locate, so we likely wouldn't have happened upon it ourselves.) Our accomodations were very comfortable and clean. The neighborhood is so quiet, we were able to sleep with our windows open to enjoy the fresh air. Breakfasts are simply amazing - ample and delicious. We highly recommend Fisher House for a quiet, relaxing retreat.
I'm so grateful for your kindness! You seem to have captured the essence of James Bay and Fisher House, and we're so glad! Warmest, Jen
3.2 on September 25, 2011
The location is great as we were able to walk to the inner harbour and all the attractions nearby like the museum. Jennifer and her husband were very friendly and helpful.
Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again!
5 on September 22, 2011
We loved our two-night stay at Fisher House. Our hosts were welcoming and helpful, and our rooms, and the house itself, were delightfully furnished, comfortable, and spotlessly clean. Breakfasts were excellent. Another unexpected "plus" was the locality of Fisher House - a quiet, charming, residential area, within easy walking distance of downtown. Helen and Ian, Melbourne, Australia
Helen and Ian, Thank you so much for your kind review! We love that you had a wonderful stay with us, and we certainly enjoyed you as well! Warmest, Jen
4.6 on September 14, 2011
We were sorry we could only stay 2 nights as we had so little time. If/when we go back to Victoria, BC we'll remember this B&B. Food excellent and the hosts so friendly and helpful.
Wonderful! Thanks so much for your kind words. See you next time! Jen
5 on September 02, 2011
We enjoyed this B&B tremendously. Everything was excellent - the room, the bed, the food, the location. Jen is incredibly accommodating and very friendly. I highly recommend the Fisher House B & B.
Thank you! All the best to you and yours! Jen
5 on August 18, 2011
A wonderful Bed and Breakfast. We stayed two days. It is walking distance to downtown and wonderful resturants. Jennifer is a wonderful host and a wonderful cook. The breakfasts each morning were awesome. Would highly recommend. Cynthia, California
4.4 on July 20, 2011
The Fisher House offers great value. The breakfasts were very good, innkeeper helpful and friendly. The room was very comfortable, clean. We have stayed at many B & B's and for value Fisher House rates very high. Would definitely do it again. Terry
Outstanding! So happy you enjoyed your visit!
4.6 on June 27, 2011
this place is great. It is in a wonderful location in Victoria you can walk to downtown in minutes. The food was great too. It was filling which was good we did a lot for walking while we were sight seeing. The house was great to very cozy and inviting. The rooms are small but we were expecting that because it is and older house but we were very comfortable and had room for all of our things. Very happy with our stay at the Fisher House.
We think so too! So glad you enjoyed your visit to our beautiful little city! Warmest, Jen
5 on June 24, 2011
My husband and I took the Clipper from Seattle and brought our bikes with us. The B&B was a very short bike ride or an easy walk from the ferry dock. The location is on a quiet side street but was very close to the harbor and downtown attractions. Jennifer was a wonderful host! Her breakfasts were delicious! She served something different every morning of our five mornings there. Rooms were comfortable and clean. We had a bathroom across the hall from the room but didn't have to share.
4.2 on June 17, 2011
My husband and I visited Victoria for our anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Fisher House B & B. The location is convenient for walking to downtown in about 10-15 minutes, but in a quiet neighborhood for a great night's sleep. We awoke with sun pouring through the window the clip-clop of horse-drawn carriages passing by. Jen Smith, the owner, is extremely helpful and welcoming. She went above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful stay. This B & B is more reasonably priced than similar establishments in the area, but offers everything you need for a carefree vacation in Victoria. We would absolutely recommend this B & B to others. Have a fabulous trip to Victoria!
4.6 on June 10, 2011
We stayed here for 2 nights in late May. I was impressed with the amount of historic furnishings and the care taken to maintain the historic floors, while everything feeling very comfortable and laid back. The bed was a very comfy pillow-top; breakfast was really great, as mentioned by other reviews. Owners were willing to give guests space, but also make knowledgeable recommendations on attractions in Victoria and around Vancouver Island when asked. Within walking distance of downtown. Would definitely stay here again.
5 on June 07, 2011
If you are looking for the comforts of home, and the best country style breakfast, Fisher House Bed Breakfast is the place to stay why vacationing in Victoria. Starbucks, pharmacy, local market all within walking distance of this beautiful old neighborhood. You won't be disappointed!
4.4 on June 01, 2011
Exceeded my expectations and well worth your choice to stay at the Fisher House Bed and Breakfast in Victoria, BC.
Super! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Have a great summer. Jen
4.4 on May 27, 2011
Thanks so much to the staff at Fisher House for making our stay so relaxing. Our room was beautiful, the bed was PERFECT (and we're fussy sleepers), breakfast was wonderful and the location was so convenient. We will definately recommend your beautiful bed and breakfast. Thanks so much!
Wow! You are truly kind to us. We're so happy you enjoyed yourselves. The beds ARE great aren't they? We hear that a lot. See you next time! Warmest, Jen
4.0 on May 22, 2011
Great room! Very cosy feeling and great hospitality! Breakfast was awesome extremely delicious! Will definitely return if ever in Victoria again.
Thank you so much for your review. We look forward to your next visit, and I'm glad you made it home safely. Have a super summer! Jen
5 on May 21, 2011
A charming inn with excellent food. The innkeeper was very helpful and provided great recommendations on places and pubs to visit.
Thank you for your generous review! I'm so pleased you enjoyed yourselves here and in the city. It was a pleasure having you here! Warmest, Jen
5 on May 21, 2011
Jennifer was a gracious hostess and served the most amazing breakfast. Location was walking distance to all the sights we wanted to see.
Thank you! It was our pleasure to have you here! Jen
5 on April 28, 2011
We were heartfully welcome and got several very good tips and informations about Victoria (dining, whale watching, beaches,....)
Thank you! We'll see you next time! Warmest, Jen
5 on March 24, 2011
The Fisher House was lovely. Jennifer was very welcoming and helpful. She was able to accommodate my daughter's gluten intolerance with adjustments to the breakfast menu. The rooms were very comfortable and pleasant. We would not hesitate to stay there again.
Thank you all! We loved having you here!
5 on March 14, 2011
My husband and I felt welcomed from the first. The food was done to perfection and the room was a haven away from home. Our hostess, Jennifer was knowlegable about local information. We would stay here again.
Thank you! I'm so happy you enjoyed yourselves!
4.6 on February 27, 2011
Great location, plus a knowledgeable & friendly host. Almost froze on my first night as the thermostat was turned off/to the lowest setting, but after I discovered that and fixed the heat it was otherwise was a wonderful stay.
4.4 on February 18, 2011
We delighted in the amenities and hospitality of the Fisher House. Being near James Bay shops allowed us to augment our Valentine's Day holiday with tub bubble bath, fragrant flowers... Comfy bed made for relaxing sleep, classic furnishings in parlor & dining room very attractive. Hosts were most knowledgeable about Victoria and breakfast was very flavorful. We'll recommend to our friends & family.
4.4 on February 02, 2011
We were very happy at Fisher House B&B. It was in a great location, just a few blocks from the Victoria Clipper and an easy walk to Government Street. As we were the only ones staying we had the entire place to ourselves, so we even got to leave out luggage after check out and before catching the Clipper home. The bed was so comfortable that we slept for almost 12 hours the first night, which is a really good sign. The food was good, with lots of options. We especially enjoyed the Silk soy milk creamer as we use it at home so our coffee tasted just right. If we stay in another B&B in Victoria Fisher House will be the top of our list.
Thanks!!! See you next time!
2.6 on December 08, 2010
Beautiful old house, close to the harbour, kept very original and decorated for Christmas in an appropriate old fashioned way. The room was nice but small, one chair, and somehow unfinished, though clean comfy and quiet. There was a mirror on the floor that should have been on the wall above. The bathroom was weird, across the hall, a bare toilet stall room and a sink/tub room, so it was two rooms to do business, then wash hands. Breakfast was OK, continental, but we were told in advance about that. The price was right.
Thank you for your review. Sorry about the mirror on the floor, I must have been working on that room and got distracted. I love re-doing the rooms during the off-season, adding nice little touches here and there. Transitions and renovations happen during off-season, so I keep the price low to make up for it. I'm glad you thought it was a good value. Come see us again, I'd love to show you what I've done lately, and I'll even make you breakfast. Warmest, Jen
4.2 on November 30, 2010
I was in Victoria for work and stayed at Fisher House B&B. Beautiful heritage home. The room was so beautiful and comfortable, and the brunch every morning was superb. It's located in a very central part of town, walking distance to everything
Thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a delight hosting you! Warmest, Jen
3.4 on November 30, 2010
Our recent stay at the Fisher House B and B was perfect! Jen was so helpful and accommodating! Our room was bright and cheery, clean and quiet. It was just what we were looking for.
4.6 on November 17, 2010
Had to go to Victoria for a conference, found Fisher House on line. Very much enjoyed staying there. Rooms weren't huge, but everything was very clean. Jennifer, the woman who runs it, is one of the nicest people you'll meet, and she goes out of her way to make you comfortable. It's about a 10 minute walk to downtown Victoria, but there are also restaurants that are more close by. Honestly, I'd recommend it to anyone!
3.4 on October 18, 2010
A very comfortable 2 nights here. rooms small but cozy and comfortable. Delicious breakfast!
3.8 on August 27, 2010
We were so thankful to find a B&B in Victoria that offered a small bedroom with a twin bed for our teenager (difficult to find) and one that allowed us to stay for only 1 night. The decor and antiques were wonderful. One improvement would make me come back...replacement of the old doorknobs and some sort of soundproofing with regards to the doors to all the rooms. Opening and closing doors woke us up at night. We had to be at the ferry early in the morning and Jennifer accomodated us by serving us breakfast early.
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are looking for ways to dampen the sounds of the doors; the rugs in the hall helped, and showing people the softer way to open and close the doors has helped as well (when I remember to demonstrate). I will certainly make this more a priority in the future. I do appreciate your comments. Warmest, Jen
3.2 on August 26, 2010
I took my mother here for a day at Butchart gardens. We appreciated the quality breakfast, the private bath, and the proximity to downtown. The owner also gave us a really good recommendation for a pizza place nearby for dinner. A lovely stay, at an affordable price.
So glad you enjoyed your stay. If you'd like to email me some recommendations, I'd love to know how to serve you better in the future. Warmest, Jen
5 on July 11, 2010
It was like visiting an old friend's house, the hospitality and food were amazing. A King-sized bed was a real treat after long days of touring. Fisher House was so easy to find and so easy to use as a home base for sightseeing-we couldn't ask for a better place! Thanks, Jennifer! We'll be back!
Wow! This is exactly the experience we're hoping everyone has at Fisher House. Thank you! Warmest, Jen