Best Western

Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel

2306 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 1X2
Phone: +1 250-656-4441   |   Fax: 250/655-1351   |   64 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 4:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

The Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel is located on the south end of beautiful Vancouver Island on the far west coast of Canada! Take a relaxing ferry ride from Vancouver, B.C. or Anacortes, Washington and you’ll be in Sidney-by-the-Sea in just an hour and a half or you can fly into the International Airport which is just 10 minutes away.

Our 64 room property is an easy 32 kilometers (20 miles) north of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia and we are just minutes from the Victoria International Airport, the BC Ferry Terminal and the Anacortes Ferry Terminal. Also close by are the Butchart Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, the renowned Mary Winspear Center, amazing whale watching, many organic farms, wineries, outstanding golf courses, great fishing, kayaking and hiking.

We’re a dog pet-friendly, non-smoking hotel with ample free parking. We offer free wireless, a daily newspaper, Keurig® coffee machines in every room along with an exercise room. All rooms are fully air-conditioned, beautifully carpeted and have modern furnishings. For your convenience, you can choose from rooms with full kitchens, king or queen beds, large soaker tubs or with a separate bedroom. The adjoining Smitty’s family-style restaurant is open until 5 p.m. daily.

Sidney is known for its sophisticated small town charm and as a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the big city. A stroll down Beacon Avenue allows you to take in many shopping and dining opportunities. The Thursday night summer Sidney Market draws locals and visitors from Victoria and the surrounding communities.

Whether you’re a business or corporate traveler, a family looking for a get-away, a snow bird/long-term stay or you just want a change of pace for a few days - come and stay with us! In order to provide our valued customers with a comfortable stay we are excited to announce that our hotel will be under renovation tentatively Nov. 20, 2017 through March 2018. The hotel will continue normal day-to-day operations during renovations.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Exercise facility open from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Elevator
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Truck/RV parking, charge for long term only
  • Fax services, complimentary
  • Universal gym
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Computer available
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Dataports
  • Mail services
  • Coffee shop Smitty's Family Restaurant on site. Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner - 7AM - 8PM.
  • Air-conditioning
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Safe Deposit Box, located at front desk
  • Business center
  • Courier
  • Inter corridor
  • Dry cleaning
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Shipping
  • Mary Winspear Centre - Meeting Rooms/Conferences
  • Outdoor parking Charge for long term only
  • Paid parking, long term Stay & Fly only, otherwise free, nominal fee
  • High-speed Internet access

Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel

Take advantage of the savings and fun with these 2 package deals available at the best western plus emerald isle hotel in Sidney.

Fun & Entertainment Packages

Butchart Gardens Package 2 Night

This package includes a two-night stay at the Best Western Plus® Emerald Isle, lunch or dinner at Smitty's Restaurant, and admission for two adults to Butchart Gardens. Smitty's is located inside the hotel and the Gardens are located less than 15-minutes from the hotel. Additional tickets may be added on the day of your check-in.

Reserve Package

Butchart Gardens Package 1 Night

This package includes a one-night stay at the Best Western Plus® Emerald Isle and admission for two adults to Butchart Gardens. The Gardens are located less than 15-minutes from the hotel. Additional tickets may be added on the day of your check-in.

Reserve Package

Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel

Conveniently located, the best western plus emerald isle hotel in Sidney, British Columbia is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 48.649405  /  Latitude: -123.403105


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Vancouver. Drive off of the BC Ferry at Swartz Bay, then take a left off Highway 17 at the second traffic light, Beacon Avenue, into Sidney. The Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Motor Inn is on the left at the first traffic light, Beacon Avenue at 7th.

From: Victoria. Take Highway 17 North, then merge right into Sidney on Beacon Avenue. The Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Motor Inn is on the left at the first traffic light - 7th Avenue.

From: Anacortes Ferry Terminal. Exit Anacortes Ferry and follow signs for Sidney. Once on the main street which is Beacon Avenue, the Emerald Isle will be on your right side, just past Resthaven Drive to the Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Motor Inn.

From: Victoria International Airport. Depart airport on only road out. Follow traffic circle directions for Number 17 Pat Bay Highway North-BC Ferries. There are several turns to negotiate within this traffic circle. Merge on to Highway 17, stay in right lane - next traffic light is Beacon Avenue, merge right off highway. The Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Motor Inn is at first light on left, 7th Street, attached to Smitty's Restaurant. Approximately 6 minutes drive from Airport to hotel.

Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Dan's Farm & Country Market

While visiting the capital city of Victoria on Vancouver Island, make your way north to the quaint village of Saanichton. This is where visitors will find Dan's Farm & Country Market, encompassing nearly forty-five acres of land. This wonderful mixed farm features a variety of vegetables and fruits, grown as organically as possible.

During the winter months, visitors will find squash, kiwi, pears and potatoes, while the summer crop includes, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, melons, tomatoes, peppers and corn.

The fall produces apples, pumpkins, pears and gourds. After selecting your fresh fruits and vegetables, stop by the farm's bakery to indulge in a fresh-baked cinnamon roll. Kids love feeding the farm goats and meeting the rest of the animals. 

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Spanning 36 square kilometres, the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve includes the Gulf Islands of British Columbia – found between Vancouver Island and the Puget Sound of Washington and headquarterd in Sidney. The Gulf Islands were established as a National Park Reserve in 2003, making it the 40th park in the Parks Canada system.

The park preserves Cabbage Island, D'Arcy Island, Tumbo Island, Prevost Island, and more. Attractions across the Gulf Islands Park include the Fog Alarm Building, Roe House – plus educational opportunities like the Russell Island Host Program.

Victoria International Airport

Handling nearly 1.5 million travelers each year, Victoria International Airport (YYJ) serves Victoria, British Columbia in the Vancouver Island region. Owned by Transport Cananda and operated by Victoria Airport Authority, YYJ has one terminal building and three runways.

Known as one of Canada's busiest airports, YYJ is serviced by major airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines (operated by Horizon Air) and WestJet.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.70 kilometer(s) from Shaw Ocean Discovery Cent, amazing and educational, aquarium style learning centre - all about the Salish Sea.
  • 3.50 kilometer(s) from British Columbia Aviation
  • 8.00 kilometer(s) from Church & State Winery, local winery featuring tasting, lunch in the summer months on large balcony overlooking the winery
  • 13.00 kilometer(s) from Saanichton Fairgrounds
  • 15.00 kilometer(s) from Butchart Gardens
  • 16.00 kilometer(s) from Butterfly World
  • 19.00 kilometer(s) from Elk Lake, rowing
  • 20.00 kilometer(s) from Save-on Memorial Arena
  • 30.00 kilometer(s) from Craigdarroch Castle
  • 30.00 kilometer(s) from Parliament Buildings
  • 0.10 kilometer(s) from Beacon Avenue Shops, Sidney is a pedestrian friendly and has many boutiques not found anywhere else. Enjoy a stroll along Beacon Avenue and find local artists wares, as well as petite clothing, shoes, gifts, coffee houses, kitchen stores, pet boutiques, music stores, hardware, jewelry, candy stores and bakeries.
  • 0.10 kilometer(s) from Booktown, Sidney is Book Town! Over nine new and used books stores will keep you and your family busy for hours.
  • 20.00 kilometer(s) from Broadmead Village, located in Royal Oak, there are several unique shops and many services here. Thrifty Foods, government liquor store, jewelers and hair salons, pharmacy, gardening specialty store, fine linens and a Romeo's Italian Restaurant
  • 24.00 kilometer(s) from Mayfair Shopping Mall, many stores to choose from in this large shopping mall in Victoria including The Bay
  • 27.00 kilometer(s) from Hillside Mall, Anchor tenants include Sears, and everything you need in between.
  • 27.00 kilometer(s) from The Bay Centre, In downtown Victoria this large mall has everything you could ever want to shop for!
  • 35.00 kilometer(s) from Langford, big box stores await you: Costco, Future Shop, Home Outfitters, Home Depot, Golf Town, The Brick, Trail Appliances, Rona, Superstore, Winners & Homesense, Aloyd Fitness, Walmart, and many outlet stores as well..

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Sightseeing tours
  • 5.00 kilometer(s) from Panorama Recreation Center, two ice rinks and a pool nearby
  • 5.00 kilometer(s) from Glen Meadows Curling, Curling rink on McTavish Road, five minutes from hotel
  • 13.00 kilometer(s) from Saanich Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Drive

Nearby Restaurants

  • Smitty's Family Restauran, on premises, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Family style restaurant, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for breakfast and lunch and dinner. Breakfast served all day! Licensed.
  • 0.20 kilometer(s) from Alexander's Coffee House, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, another local option for fresh coffee and teas. You can sit outside on a nice day.
  • 0.20 kilometer(s) from Odyssia Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Italian, Open for: dinner, with a great combination of Italian and Greek favorites, and steaks as well.
  • 0.20 kilometer(s) from Theo's Place, Bar/Lounge, Greek, Open for: dinner, a long time favorite with the locals of Sidney, Theo's Place always pleases.
  • 0.30 kilometer(s) from Bistro Suisse, Bar/Lounge, Swiss, Open for: lunch, dinner, everyone we send to Bistro Suisse returns full and raving about the great food.
  • 0.50 kilometer(s) from Sabhai Thai Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Thai, Open for: dinner, just the best little Thai food restaurant around! Go early.
  • 0.70 kilometer(s) from Beacon Landing Bar & Gril, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, wonderful views of the ocean and great food and drink
  • 5.00 kilometer(s) from Deep Cove Chalet, Bar/Lounge, International, Open for: dinner, fine dining, reservations required. Amazing location and atmosphere. The Deep Cove Chalet is the place to go for a special occasion, or for any celebration. Extensive wine list.

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