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Wessex Inn By The Sea, Cowichan Bay

No-frills Cowichan Bay guestrooms with balconies

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
$135 CAD

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  • Wessex Inn By The Sea, Cowichan Bay
  • Wessex Inn By The Sea, Cowichan Bay
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds - Living Area
  •  Two Queen, kitchenette - Living Area
  • Wessex Inn By The Sea, Cowichan Bay
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1846 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, V0R 1N0, BC, Canada
8.2.Very Good.
  • Great owners and staff, they really want you to enjoy your stay. Also, it's a wonderful…

    Sep. 2, 2020

  • Not the fanciest but clean and comfortable. The sofa bed needs to be replaced.

    Aug. 29, 2020

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Guests rated location

Walkable
Quiet
Safe
Easy parking
Dining options

The following facilities are closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day:
  • Front desk
  • Laundry facilities
    • Free parking
    • Free WiFi

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 29 guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Self-serve laundry
    • Free newspapers in the lobby
    • Limited hour front desk
    • Free WiFi and free parking

    For families

    • Refrigerator
    • Private bathroom
    • Television
    • Free toiletries
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry facilities

    What’s around

    • Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre - 1 min walk
    • Cowichan Wooden Boat Society - 6 min walk
    • Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre - 6 min walk
    • Arthur Vickers Gallery - 9 min walk
    • Cowichan Golf and Country Club - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
    • Rocky Creek Winery - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    • One Queen, kitchenette
    • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
    • Two Queen, kitchenette

    Location

    1846 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, V0R 1N0, BC, Canada
    • Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre - 1 min walk
    • Cowichan Wooden Boat Society - 6 min walk
    • Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre - 6 min walk

    What’s around

    Landmarks

    • Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre - 1 min walk
    • Cowichan Wooden Boat Society - 6 min walk
    • Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre - 6 min walk
    • Arthur Vickers Gallery - 9 min walk
    • Cowichan Golf and Country Club - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
    • Rocky Creek Winery - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    • Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    • Chances Cowichan - 4.9 mi / 7.8 km
    • Quw'utsun' Cultural Centre - 4.9 mi / 7.9 km
    • Chances Casino - 5 mi / 8.1 km
    • Duncan Visitor Centre - 5 mi / 8.1 km

    Getting around

    • Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ) - 64 min drive
    • Maple Bay, BC (YAQ-Maple Bay Seaplane Base) - 18 min drive
    • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) - 38 min drive
    • Ganges, BC (YGG-Ganges Harbour Seaplane Base) - 65 min drive
    • Mayne Island, BC (YAV-Miners Bay Seaplane Base) - 135 min drive
    • Bedwell Harbour, BC (YBW-Bedwell Harbour Seaplane Base) - 163 min drive

    At a glance

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 29 rooms
    • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

    Arriving/leaving

    • Check-in time 3 PM-9 PM
    • Check-out time is 11 AM

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 9 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Full payment must be made by credit card prior to closing to arrange after-hours check-in. If payment cannot be processed for any reason, after-hours check-ins will not be permitted. Guests arriving after hours must come to front desk the next day, regardless of length of stay, to complete registration.

    Required at check-in

    • Credit card required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum check-in age is 21

    Children

    • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
    • No cribs (infant beds)

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed

    Internet

    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms

    Parking

    • Free onsite self parking

    Other information

    • No alcohol served onsite
    *See small print for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Things to do

    • Golfing nearby
    • Kayaking nearby

    Services

    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Laundry facilities
    • Free newspapers in lobby

    Facilities

    • Number of buildings/towers - 1
    • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

    Languages Spoken

    • English

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Iron/ironing board (on request)

    Things to enjoy

    • Balcony

    Freshen up

    • Private bathroom
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer

    Be entertained

    • Flat-screen TV
    • Cable TV channels

    Stay connected

    • Desk
    • Free WiFi
    • Free local calls

    Food and drink

    • Refrigerator

    More

    • Daily housekeeping

    Small print

    Also known as

    • Wessex Inn
    • Wessex Inn By The Sea Hotel Cowichan Bay
    • Wessex Inn Sea
    • Wessex Inn Sea Cowichan Bay
    • Wessex Sea
    • Wessex Sea Cowichan Bay
    • Wessex Inn By The Sea Hotel
    • Wessex Inn By The Sea Cowichan Bay

    Policies

    This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

    Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

    This property does not have elevators.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs

    • Yes, Wessex Inn By The Sea does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
    • You can check in from 3 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
    • Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Udder Guys (6-min walk), Rock Cod Cafe (7-min walk), and The Masthead Restaurant (10-min walk).
    • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Chances Cowichan (8-min drive) and Chances Casino (9-min drive) are both nearby.
    • Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours and kayaking, and practice your swing on the nearby golf course.
    8.2.Very Good.
    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Beautiful location

      Great location walking distance to charming Cowichan Bay. Friendly helpful staff.

      Ian, 4 night trip, Aug. 20, 2020

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    • 6.0.Good

      Across from the ocean and stores nice location. Hotel was not very nice old and out of date the price should reflect more of that

      Nicole, 1 night romance trip, Aug. 13, 2020

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    • 8.0.Very Good

      Room was clean and fresh, lots of towels, and the pillows were perfect for me. Only thing was the building next door garage door was right across from our window so we heard it every time it opened and closed during the night, which wasn’t that often thanks

      Rik, 1 night romance trip, Aug. 8, 2020

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    • 6.0.Good

      The outside looks dated, booked a one queen with kitchenette, owner tried to put us in downstairs very dark unit or a 2 bed unit with no kitchenette. When I by chance saw owner showing the kind of unit I booked to a walk-in guest, I managed to get the unit as per photos shown online. Other than this, the location was good and unit was clean.

      2 night romance trip, Aug. 6, 2020

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    • 4.0.Fair

      It was very hot and no air conditioning and no fans available. Very dated and the bed frame was gross and dirty. Very hard to park in the parking lot that was completely full. The room get like you were walking downhill The view of the sea was the only good thing.

      1 night family trip, Aug. 4, 2020

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    • 8.0.Very Good

      Basic place with nice owners

      No this place isn’t fancy, but it’s cute and comfortable. Parking is super convenient with this motel style building. The owners are very nice and do the best they can with the place. It’s old and rind down but if your not picky it’s a great deal. The location is Amazing! It’s right across from a small beach. I’d stay here again just for the location.

      Jeff, 2 night trip, Jul. 23, 2020

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Very relaxing motel - clean, quiet, great views of Cowichan Bay. It's a short walk to the restaurants and shops, and Hecate Park is just across the street. We wanted to enjoy the scenery and hiking trails of the area, and catch up on reading some good books. The Wessex was a perfect location to do all this. The beds were excellent, the kitchenette had everything we needed to cook some of our meals, and the owners are very friendly and helpful. We'd be happy to stay here again!

      Felix, 4 night family trip, Jul. 6, 2020

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    • 6.0.Good

      Nice location. Accommodation was ok, a little dated. Nice to have a fridge.

      Rodney, 2 night trip, Jul. 5, 2020

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Great views in a nice little tourist town. It is a bit older building, but everything is completely clean and all of the room amenities have been upgraded. Check in is not available 24 hours, so you need to be able to adapt to that. Only from 3pm to 9pm. Beautiful seashore walking right out the front door. Very good value for the cost.

      1 night family trip, Feb. 29, 2020

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    • 8.0.Very Good

      Filled my needs perfectly and they were able to accommodate my request for ground floor.

      1 night family trip, Feb. 29, 2020

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