Old World Charm
Original art pieces, one of a kind barked log construction, and authentic antique furniture.
The Latch Inn and Restaurant, on Harbour Road in Sidney, is steeped in history and a glamourous past. In 1925, the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, Walter C. Nichol, commissioned famous architect Samuel Maclure to build him a summer home on a piece of forested property on the Saanich peninsula. The residence, completed in 1926 and coined ‘Miraloma’, was a brilliant confluence of the environment and artistic design.
Even today, The Latch oozes an old-world elegance and charm. Once the playground for the upper crust, it hosted sumptuous garden parties and welcomed visits from dignitaries and royalty. Edward, the Prince of Wales, and his brother George enjoyed the classy and comfortable accommodation in a state tour of British Columbia in 1927. In the 1940s, it became known as ‘The Latch’, reflecting the fact that every door in the house is opened with a latch and iron key.
The picturesque town of Sidney by the Sea is situated within the traditional territory of the WSÁNEĆ people on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. The community is located along the shores of the Salish Sea on the Saanich Peninsula, amidst the Gulf Islands with Mount Baker standing in the distance.
Rich in history, every room at The Latch is unique and full of character, each with it’s own distinct narrative. Rooms have been upgraded throughout to provide the modern comforts expected from a top class hotel. Come experience the old world seaside charm of The Latch Inn in Sidney.Discover More
I’d give it 10 stars if I could! The hospitality was awesome, the food delicious, the room amazing, and the building interior was beautifully maintained and decorated. I would definitely recommend The Latch Inn for a peaceful stay in wonderful surroundings.