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With hotels across the world closing their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, a few remain open to provide safe and comfortable accommodation to nurses, staff at senior homes, and other frontline workers – and all at a discounted rate.

Accent Inns in Victoria recently received a call from a registered nurse on the verge of tears.

She told the general manager that some nurses were sleeping in their cars as a way to avoid taking the virus home to their elder parents and children, and many nurses were working 14-hour days with only a short rest period between their next shift.

Because of this, Accent Inns implemented their Essential Services and Self-Isolation rates, quickly acting to get the offer out to as many frontline essential workers as they could.

Bin4 Burger Lounge’s Cloverdale location – which is located directly beside the hotel – has taken this a step further, generously donating one meal every day to every essential services employee who stays at Accent Inns Victoria using their special offer.

Yesterday something amazing happened. You, our friends and neighbours, started flooding us with calls offering to pay…

Posted by Accent Inns on Saturday, March 28, 2020

“British Columbia is operating in a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re so proud of all the essential services superheroes who are working long hours and putting themselves at risk to take care of our communities,” says Accent Inns on their website.

Accent Inns has an info sheet on their special offer, or you call 1-800-663-0298 and ask for the exclusive “self isolation rate.”

The Parkside Hotel in Victoria has also adopted a discounted rate for all essential workers in British Columbia – it’s $70/night and you can book online here.