Motels & Hotels Near Victoria Airport and Saanich Peninsula

My listing of hotels near Victoria Airport includes all those in the region of Greater Victoria known as the Saanich Peninsula (or just "the Peninsula" to locals). It includes the town of Sidney as well as parts of Saanich, Central Saanich and North Saanich. This is a relatively vast area stretching approximately 25 kms. You can not walk to downtown Victoria from these properties. There are no hotels immediately adjacent to the airport. There are however accommodations that are reasonably convenient to the airport (YYJ), BC Ferries and Washington State Ferries (Anacortes Island), as well as popular tourist destinations such as the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, Butterfly Gardens and the world renowned Butchart Gardens.

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The motels and hotels near Victoria airport include:

  • Quality Inn Waddling Dog
  • The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa
  • Super 8 by Wyndham
  • Travelodge by Wyndham (Victoria Airport)

Follow the links below for accommodations in other parts of Greater Victoria, including downtown.

Accommodations in downtown Victoria BC
Accommodations in the neighbourhoods of Fairfield, Rockland and Oak Bay, Victoria BC
Accommodations in the neighbourhoods of Burnside-Gorge and Mayfair, Victoria BC
Accommodations in the Western Communities, Sooke and Malahat regions of Victoria BC

Beacon Inn at Sidney

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 nine 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.

Best Western Emerald Isle

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 foot 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.  

Best Western Emerald Isle in Sidney BC

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

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. 

This page is growing constantly. Come back soon for more in-depth reviews of the motels and hotels near Victoria airport.

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