Best Western Emerald Isle: What Every Traveller Needs to Know

The Best Western Emerald Isle is located in the charming seaside town of Sidney on Vancouver Island. Sidney is one of 13 municipalities that make up Greater Victoria. The town of Sidney sits on the Saanich Peninsula on the shores of the Salish Sea with views of the Gulf Islands and Mount Baker in the distance. It is a mainly flat walkable community with a population of approximately 12,000 residents. Two very popular town amenities include over 3.5 km of waterfront walkway and a 420 ft fishing pier. 

The hotel is conveniently located in close proximity to the Victoria International Airport, the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal (Canadian ferries travelling between the Southern Gulf Islands and Vancouver) and to the Washington State Ferry Terminal. 

Guests at the Best Western Emerald Isle can enjoy local attractions which includes a historical museum, a performing arts venue (The Mary Winspear Centre) and the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea. The Centre is an aquarium and learning centre dedicated to the exploration and conservation of the Salish Sea bioregion including its wildlife, waters, land, culture and people. They offer tours, school programs, summer camps and much more. 

Also located just a short drive away are the renowned Butchart Gardens and the delightful Butterfly Gardens.

As the hotel is part of the Best Western chain, you will experience the cleanliness, excellent customer service and of course rewards points that you have come to expect.  

Amenities at Best Western Emerald Isle

  • Fitness centre
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Guest laundry facilities
  • Daily newspapers
  • Complimentary bicycle rentals (note bicycle helmets are required for all ages in British Columbia)
  • Free WiFi
  • Accessible/elevator
  • Some connecting/adjoining rooms available; inquire with the hotel directly at time of booking
  • Free parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • On-site family restaurant
  • No smoking anywhere indoors; designated outdoor smoking area


  • Up to 2 dogs 80 lbs and under permitted in designated pet-friendly rooms for a nightly fee of $30 per pet; $150 deposite required
  • No fee for service dogs
  • Check-in from 4:00 PM to midnight; early check-in available for a feem subject to availability
  • Check-out at 11:00 Am; late check-out available for a fee, subject to availability
  • Kids 15 and under stay for free when using existing bedding; extra beds $25 per night
  • Free crib/infant beds
  • Free cancellation policy

Guest Comments

Overall guests at the Best Western Emerald Isle rate the property very good. They like the cleanliness of the rooms and property in general and the friendly, helpful staff. Some guests noted the busy location where the hotel sits and found the street noise somewhat disruptive. With that busy location though came lots of options for groceries and dining which guests appreciated. 

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

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