Reviews & Recommendations
What The Travel Media Is Saying About The Beaconsfield Inn
“A beautifully revitalized Edwardian mansion-cum-luxurious B & B… nestled along quiet tree-lined residential street a short walk from the downtown Inner Harbour. Rich mahogany woodwork throughout and wonderful fire-placed library. Exquisite in all respects….”
Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report
“The Beaconsfield Inn was awarded the International BED & BREAKFAST OF THE YEAR AWARD by Andrew Harper. “A beautiful Edwardian mansion transformed into a handsome residential B&B not far from the Inner Harbour”.
Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report
“..gorgeously restored old mansion one block from Beacon Hill Park ….. comfortingly modern touches like the tiled Jacuzzis and the warm welcoming tone are set by the owner who has filled it with beautiful antiques, persian carpets, tropical plants and original works of art.”
“Of all the imitation England spots, this is the best. Tree-lined Humboldt Street is closer to the hub of downtown than its quiet demeanor would suggest, so the Beaconsfield’s location just two blocks from Beacon Hill Park is prime. It’s meant to convey a sense of romance and hideaway and does, with nine antique-filled bedrooms, all with private baths and down comforters….”
Northwest Best Places, 11th Edition
“…guest rooms each with private bath, goose-down comforters… wood-burning fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs.. skylights and charming leaded, stained-glass windows. The beds are wonderfully comfortable; we slept like logs. Outside our window we were able to see the charming gardens so beautifully tended, lovely in every season. “
“Staying at the Beaconsfield Inn is the quintessential Victorian experience…with its elegant interior and lush English country garden bordered by tiny hedges and manicured lawn…All guest rooms have the most interesting decorative treatment for the beds: some are canopied, all are romantic…The owners’ goal is to offer the most restorative and luxurious stay in Victoria and they just may have succeeded.”
“Beautifully restored, 9 room Edwardian mansion-cum-luxurious Canadian B&B, on tree-lined residential street a short walk from the Inner Harbour. Deluxe Double/Single upon request ‘Emily Carr’, ‘Gatekeeper’ or ‘Garden” Suites’.
20 “Little Gems” in Foreign Cities, Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report
“The Beaconsfield, set on a tranquil residential street, is a handsome, broad-shouldered structure with eleven-foot-high wood-beamed ceilings and mahogany floors accented with Oriental rugs….the vintage mansion bespeaks its Edwardian era, its old-world demeanor highlighted by gleaming wainscot and an airy, wicker-furnished conservatory lush with greenery and a trickling fountain. Here, as well as in the adjoining dining room, sumptuous breakfasts are served.”
“Many inns claim old-world charm, but few can live up to the term. The Beaconsfield Inn not only succeeds, this beautifully restored English manor provides a turn-of-the-century haven to rejuvenate city-tired spirits. Lavish, fragrant flower gardens brighten the inn’s classic…exterior. A light gourmet three course breakfast is served in the inn’s original dining room or in the bright sunroom, next to abundant foliage and a small fountain. Tables for two help keep breakfast a semiprivate affair if you so desire. If fancy breakfasts and lounging around this Edwardian oasis make you feel a little too leisured (if there is such a thing), a brisk walk to town may be in order”.
The Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest, 11th Edition
Awarded top award of “Four Kisses”
“The Beaconsfield is the first bed and breakfast inn that we ever stayed in and it’s become the standard by which we judge all of the others in the industry.”
Special Places, 7th Edition