Beacon Inn at Sidney: What Every Traveller Needs to Know

If you are looking for romance, The Beacon Inn at Sidney just may be the choice for you. The Beacon Inn at Sidney was built in 2001 in an Edwardian-inspired style. The Edwardian style is an era of architecture influenced by Georgian and the Arts and Crafts movements. The paint colours, furniture and draperies of the Beacon Inn reflect the time period but the modern amenities will remind you which century you're in!

The Inn features 9 guest rooms all named after one of the Gulf Islands or one of the San Juan Islands and feature luxurious feather beds.

Guests at the Beacon Inn enjoy local attractions such as the Mary Winspear Centre, a local performing arts venue who have hosted the performances of artists such as Simon and Garfunkel, Aaron Pritchett, Chad Brownlee and many, many more.

Another highlight of the area is the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea. The Centre is an aquarium and learning centre that focuses on the ecosystems of the Salish Sea which are the waters surrounding Greater Victoria. With a mission of creating experiences that engage people to learn about, explore and conserve the Salish Sea Bioregion, they do that through tours, school programs and summer camps. You are invited to explore the Centre and learn about the wildlife, waters, land, culture, and people of the Salish Sea.

The Beacon Inn is also conveniently located near the BC Ferry Swartz Bay terminal, Washington State Ferries and the Victoria International Airport. 

The Inn is about a 30 minute drive to Victoria's downtown and Inner Harbour. Public transit is also available. For just $5 enjoy a day pass to travel throughout the region.

Amenities at the Beacon Inn at Sidney

  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Adult-oriented facility
  • Complimentary coffee/tea/snack station
  • 2-person soaker or jetted bathtubs 
  • Complimentary glass of sherry served evenings in the guest lounge
  • gas fireplaces in all but one room


  • Check-out is 11:00 AM; contact the Inn directly if you require an earlier check-in
  • Check-in is between 4:00 and 8:00 PM; contact the Inn directly if you will arrive past 8:00 PM
  • No pets allowed
  • Guests 12 and over are welcome

Guest Comments

Overall the majority of guests at Beacon Inn at Sidney rate the cleanliness, staff and property condition to be excellent and they were pleased with the charming ambience. They found the feather beds extremely comfortable and generally quiet and peaceful. Some guests were disappointed that the windows didn't open (I love fresh air to sleep so this might be a deal-breaker for me!). There was mixed reviews on the quality of the breakfast although my guess is that not everybody knows what to expect with a continental breakfast which is typically pastries, baked goods, fruits, toast and coffee. It really is a pretty vague term but at least it's usually enough to get your day started.

We hope you enjoy your stay in beautiful Victoria BC and recommend you rent an RV to explore the rest of Vancouver Island. Find local RV rentals here

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