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.
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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