Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast

867 Humboldt Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2Z6
Innkeeper(s): David & Vlasta Booth
  • Introduction

    Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast front of inn

    Escape to the romantic luxury of this beautiful Bed and Breakfast Inn located in Victoria BC, Vancouver Island. Built in 1893, Humboldt House has been authentically renovated to reflect the Victorian era, offering guests the utmost in comfort as they celebrate honeymoons, weddings, anniversaries, or special retreats.

    Nestled just outside Victoria's downtown core, in on a quiet, historic tree-lined street, Humboldt House B&B is just a few minutes walk from Victoria's world-class restaurants, theaters, dining and tourist attractions. Just two blocks to the Empress Hotel and Victoria's Inner Harbour, and one block from beautiful Beacon Hill Park. A romantic stroll through the park takes you to the ocean and breath-taking mountain views.

    The Humboldt House Bed and Breakfast Inn offers a most unique getaway in each of its B&B rooms. Large Jacuzzi baths, wood-burning fireplaces, and exquisite decor are found in each of the six bed and breakfast suites. Complimentary sparkling wine and homemade chocolate truffles await your arrival. Goose down comforters, a CD stereo, fresh flowers and candlelight, and a complimentary wireless internet connection are among the extra touches provided in every guest room.

    A special feature of Humboldt House Bed and Breakfast is the full, hot gourmet breakfast each morning, tucked into a basket and delivered through a two-way pantry into the privacy of your room. We are proud to serve free-range eggs direct from Highland Ranch Farm, Fair-Trade Coffee from Level Ground Trading Co., and fresh herbs, & produce from our garden.

    Located just four blocks south of Victoria's Inner Harbour, is White Heather Cottage. This quaint hideaway,with its two separate bedrooms, sleeps 4-6 people and is perfect for one or two couples seeking a cozy and private stay in the Garden City. This beautifully renovated 1925 English Cottage offers the warm embrace of a vacation home experience. The White Heather Cottage is equipped with a full kitchen, washer & dryer, gas fireplace, sundeck, TV and VCR, and tasteful furnishings.

    The Humboldt House Bed and Breakfast is pleased to offer professional spa services by certified practitioners in the privacy of your guest room. Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can book an appointment for you.

    Voted one of the top 15 Inns in Canada by Arrington's Bed & Breakfast Journal

    "Common-room breakfasts are forgone, replaced by champagne-basket repasts delivered to five dreamy-themed havens appointed with Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, goose-down comforters, CD-stereos, and fresh flowers". Country Inns Magazine

  • Weddings

    Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast weddings

    Breathtaking mountain and ocean vistas, beautiful gardens and quaint heritage charm make Victoria one of the world's most-desirable destinations for a romantic getaway. Whether getting married, on a honeymoon or celebrating an anniversary, couples love the sensual surroundings of Victoria and Vancouver Island.

    Vancouver Island is the little piece of paradise that every couple seeks for their honeymoon or romantic getaway. Travel & Leisure magazine ranked Vancouver Island the "#1 Best Island in Continental US/Canada and #3 of the Top 10 Islands in the World". The ambiance in Victoria is always one of romance and charm.

    When most of the country is under snow, Victoria's temperate climate allows weddings during unconventional times of the year. Walk down the aisle in a historic church, heritage castle, colorful garden, on a sandy beach, or right here in our Victorian Library. From your wedding cake to your flowers, dinner reception, and the marriage license, all the resources you need are available right here in Victoria. Let us know how we can help you...planning a wedding is literally a labor of love. All you should have to do is say "I do"... Please feel free to contact us for more information on Weddings in Victoria.

  • Reviews

    "For couples who want to be alone in an ultraromantic environment, there is no better place than Humboldt House."

    Bill Gleeson in Weekends for Two in the Pacific Northwest

    "4 Kisses" - Highest Rating for Most Romantic Bed & Breakfast Inn in Victoria
    The Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest, 5th Edition, 1995

    "Common-room breakfasts are forgone, replaced by champagne-basket repasts delivered to five dreamy-themed havens appointed with Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, goose-down comforters, CD-stereos, and fresh flowers".

    Country Inns Magazine, October 1996

    "Very centrally located, great breakfasts served with fantastic presentation, very helpful staff. We will stay again at the Humboldt House when we return to Victoria. Thank you very much for a wonderful stay."

    Bill & Sharon Gegg, Pleasant Hill, CA

    "Two heavenly days on earth! This has been the most romantic getaway ever. We are so happy that we spent our first two days of honeymoon at the Humboldt B & B..

    .." K & J C, New York, NY

    "Absolutely exquisite! Breakfast was wonderful. Renews my belief that B & B's are the way to travel."

    M & D C, Millbury, MA

  • Breakfast

    Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast orange juice"We just spent the weekend in Victoria BC and spent the night at the Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast. We were looking for a private, quaint, comfortable and romantic accomodation and the Humboldt House provided them all. The rooms had their own private fireplaces and double jacuzzi tubs. The morning breakfast, which consisted of the the entree of our choice, fresh fruit, orange juice, coffee and baked goods was delivered to our room through a dumb waiter and was beyond superb. The hospitality provided by the Innkeeper and his staff should set the standards for all Bed & Breakfast and Inns. We found ourselves wishing we had more time to stay longer."

    - TripAdvisor Member, Anacortes, Washington - June 2006.

  • Activities

    Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast golf field

    Dining - Restaurants

    Here you will find a list of our favorite restaurants and dining rooms. All are within walking distance of The Humboldt House Bed and Breakfast Victoria BC.

    High Tea

    English High Tea is a tradition that dates back more than 200 years. Here you will find a slection of our favorite tea rooms around Victoria.

    Whale Watching

    Three pods of resident Orca Whales inhabit the waters around Southern Vancouver Island. Take an exciting 3 hour adventure to see these, and many other of the beautiful marine wildlife.

    Fishing Charters

    Come and enjoy some of the most spectacular fishing Canada's West Coast has to offer. Whether we're fishing salmon, halibut, or cod in the Pacific Ocean, or drift fishing down one of our pristine rivers for Rainbow Trout or salmon, we can arrange the perfect trip for you.


    Vancouver Island is a golfer’s paradise. With a temperate climate that encourages golfing all year round, Victoria and Vancouver Island are home to many of Canada’s most beautiful and challenging golf courses. Ranked as one of the top cities in North America, Victoria, otherwise known as The Garden City, has the perfect combination of elegant sophistication and rural charm.


    Discover Southern Vancouver Island's wine region. This area is quickly becoming known to grow some of the world’s best cool climate grapes. No two vineyards are alike; each has its own special favourites, as popular as Chardonnay or as rare as Agria.

    Victoria City Tours

    Here you will find a listing of some of the Victoria City Tour companies that we recommend. Take a historic Double Decker bus tour, a horse-drawn carriage, or discover the past while strolling on foot.


    If you are looking to stay in shape while on vacation, Victoria has just about every kind of sports facility available. We are very close to pools, gyms, and many outdoor adventure activities.

    Ziplining Adventure Tours

    Have you ever wanted to fly or overcome your fear of heights while soaring over a majestic West coast forest? At Adrena Line Zipline Adventure Tours, experience an exhilarating ride up to 60km/hr as you soar up to 150 feet off the ground on eight scenic zipline courses ranging from 150 feet to an unforgettable 1000 feet.


    Fantastic shopping areas are available within walking distance from The Humboldt House. The Victoria Bay Centre and Market Square are both great for shopping. There are also many specialty stores and boutiques in the downtown core which can be found very near to Victoria's scenic and world famous Inner Harbour.