(Waterfront Lounge / The Latch Inn)

Who can say no to a weekend of luxury and relaxation, especially when it’s on us?

It’s not every day we get to indulge in the finer things in life, but thanks to the Latch Inn, we here at Victoria Buzz were privy to an amazing weekend staycation featuring breathtaking views, delectable breakfasts and so much more.

Better yet, they’re giving away the same experience to one lucky winner, so you’ll have the chance to experience it for yourself!

Nestled within the beautiful and tranquil town of Sidney, the Latch Inn is a stunning property just on it’s own; and the sense of relaxation hits you right as you walk through its brightly coloured door.

(The Latch Inn)

The ambiance

Walking through the doors of the Latch Inn is like being transported back in time; with a modern twist. Originally built in 1926, the breathtaking inn was commissioned by Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, Walter C. Nichol – to be a summer home, of sorts. Famed architect Sam McClure was able to create a residence that oozes an old-world elegance and charm, even today.

Recently, three entrepreneurs have taken possession of the beautiful gem, with a goal to restore the property to its former glory and then some; holding steadfast to its intricate roots while complementing each room with new-age comforts.

(Latch Inn innkeepers, David, Michael and Dominic)

From their rustic and inviting waterfront lounge – complete with the original log beams from the inn’s creation – to the crisp, white linens of the dining area, stepping into the residence is like travelling to some far-off luxury destination – with the convenience of never leaving the island.

(Waterfront Lounge / The Latch Inn)

The rooms

Once we were brought up the ornate staircase to our room, the Miraloma Suite, we were once again impressed by the modern touches the new innkeepers had brought to the Latch.

(Miraloma Suite / The Latch Inn)

The Latch Inn is an intimate property that houses only 5 rooms, making for a much more personal experience; we also learned that it was in the 1940s it was coined “The Latch”, reflecting that every door in the house was opened with a latch and iron key.

Aside from the luxurious linens atop the recently upgraded beds (featuring new, high quality mattresses!), our room opened up to a quaint patio overlooking the picturesque Van Isle Marina – perfect for a glass of wine at sunset, or even a morning coffee at daybreak.

The breakfast

One of the most incredible perks of your stay at the Latch Inn is that it includes a sumptuous breakfast each morning.

From eggs benny, to Belgium waffles and the one of the most mouth-watering omelettes we’ve ever tasted, they pull out all of the stops to make sure their guests never leave with an empty stomach – we weren’t hungry until dinner time!

(Eggs Benedict breakfast / The Latch Inn)

The full-plated breakfast is offered between 8 a.m and 10 a.m. each morning, with coffee, juice and one of their signature homemade muffins included – and check out those adorable details!

(Signature morning muffin / The Latch Inn)

We were able to eat breakfast one morning inside the relaxing ambiance of their dining room, and the second morning outside on their sun-lit patio – which is open for guests to enjoy every day until 10 p.m.!

Co-owner and local Islander Dominic Monet says, “We are thrilled to reopen an iconic Sidney venue for overnight stays and welcome visitors to enjoy this beautiful historic bed and breakfast.” 

The Latch Inn is known for its seaside brunches and picturesque gardens, and will also cater to small weddings and special events for up to 40 guests. 

Reservations for breakfast and the patio must be made ahead of time by calling 1-250-656-4015, while rooms can be reserved through the Inn’s website.

All in all, we left our weekend staycation at the Latch Inn feeling pampered, refreshed and surprised such a hidden gem is right in our own backyard – and we’re so excited to offer you the same incredible experience!


For a chance to WIN a two night stay at the Latch Inn (including breakfast!), complete one or more of the following:

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Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on August 17th, 2020. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.

Contest Rules

The Latch Inn

  • Location: 2328 Harbour Road, Sidney, BC
  • Reservations:
    • Call 250-656-4015, email reservations@thelatchinn.com or book online.

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