Fodor's Expert Review Sooke Harbour House

1528 Whiffen Spit Rd., Sooke, British Columbia, V9Z 0T4, Canada

Art, food, and gardens have always worked together seamlessly at one of Canada's best-loved small inns. But this internationally-acclaimed gem was looking a little dated on last visit. Some guest rooms, public spaces, and outdoor areas, while still eclectically decorated with quirky pieces from the owners' vast art collection, are in need of an update. Even so, individually themed rooms in the 1929 oceanfront inn have wood-burning fireplaces, balconies or patios, soaker tubs, and steam showers. And all the romantic requisites, from in-room spa services to breakfast in bed, are still on offer. But if you want privacy, don't choose one of the three beach-level suites. The newly opened Copper Room lounge off the lobby is a nice option for a predinner cocktail.

PROS

  • beautiful decor
  • water views
  • great food
  • lovely gardens

CONS

  • no pool
  • pricey
  • property needs updating

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Intimate
Beachfront
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 800-889–9688 | 250-642–3421

HOTEL DETAILS

28 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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