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Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Motor Inn 3.0

Sidney, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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This hotel has undergone significant renovations since our visit.
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  • All rooms with mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and microwaves
  • Within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and the ferry dock
  • Rooms have free Wi-Fi and iPod docks
  • Decent on-site restaurant offers discounts to guests
  • Fitness center with a Jacuzzi and a sauna
  • Small business center has an electronic list of flight departure times to notify guests of delays


  • Room decor is bland
  • Fitness center has just a few outdated, awkwardly placed machines surrounding the Jacuzzi

Bottom Line

The Best Western in Sidney is a typical chain hotel in most ways: Rooms are clean but bland, all rooms have microwaves and mini-fridges, and it is just a short drive from the airport. It does not have a pool, and there is no free breakfast, but the grounds are well-kept, rooms have free Wi-Fi, and guests receive a discount at the on-site restaurant. All in all, it's a good value, within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and the ferry docks.

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Right by the airport, and less than a 10-minute walk to dozens of shops, cafes, and art galleries

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The Best Western is located right by the airport, but with Sidney being so small, there are several shops, art galleries, cafes, and restaurants within walking distance.

Sidney is the sleepier little sibling of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, located about a half hour north near Victoria International Airport. The area is considered first and foremost to be a gateway for eco-tourists visiting the area parks, most notably the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, which expands across several islands in British Columbia. Most come to take part in nature watching (including whale watching), and outdoor activities such as kayaking and scuba diving.

The local marine community is also home to a vibrant culture. There are plenty of art galleries, museums (including the British Columbia Aviation Museum), shops, cafes, restaurants, and 12 bookstores. There are few nightlife options, though, so be prepared to get to bed early.

  • 7-minute drive to Victoria International Airport
  • 3-minute walk to the Mary Winspear Centre
  • 7-minute walk to the Sidney Museum
  • 9-minute walk to the Shaw Ocean Discovery Center
  • 14-minute walk or 3-minute drive to the ferry dock
  • 4-minute drive to the British Columbia Aviation Museum
  • 4-minute drive to the Shoal Harbour Bird Sanctuary
  • 19-minute drive to Butchart Gardens, an impressive 55-acre estate
  • 25-minute drive to Victoria

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2306 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada V8L 1X2

Room Types

  • Deluxe Suite
  • Killarney Wing Standard Room
  • Standard Room

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