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Wessex Inn By The Sea, Cowichan Bay

2-star2 stars
1846 Cowichan Bay Rd.Cowichan BayBCV0R 1N0Canada

No-frills Cowichan Bay guestrooms with balconies
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Value for money
Best value for money
Fantastic service
Great location
Delicious food
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From 62 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Wessex Inn By The Sea, Cowichan Bay

from $73 CAD
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Ocean View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 9 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance 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.

For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Children (11 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free 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
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

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
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Wessex Inn By The Sea, Cowichan Bay’s small print

Also known as

  • Wessex Inn
  • Wessex Inn Sea
  • Wessex Inn Sea Cowichan Bay
  • Wessex Sea
  • Wessex Sea Cowichan Bay


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for CAD 10.00 per night

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

What’s around Wessex Inn By The Sea, Cowichan Bay


  • Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre - 0 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 / 3.9 km
  • Rocky Creek Winery - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Chances Cowichan - 4.8 mi / 7.8 km

Getting around

  • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) - 44 min drive
  • Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.) - 62 min drive
  • Mayne Island, BC (YAV-Miners Bay Seaplane Base) - 125 min drive
  • Bedwell Harbour, BC (YBW-Bedwell Harbour Seaplane Base) - 153 min drive
  • Saturna Island, BC (YAJ-Lyall Harbour Seaplane Base) - 170 min drive
  • Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base) - 175 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 97 reviews

Wessex Inn By The Sea, Cowichan Bay
Very Good8.0
The motel is old bu was comfortable for a short stay. Great view of th Bay. Parking lot is tight.
Sandra, ca1 night trip
Wessex Inn By The Sea, Cowichan Bay
Very Good8.0
The hosts were excellent! Very pleasant, helpful and accommodating to our plans. It's in a beautiful area directly across the street from the beach and a short walk to a sweet town.
A Traveler, ca1 night family trip
Wessex Inn By The Sea, Cowichan Bay
Cow Bay visit
Only used room to sleep and shower for most part. Bed was comfortable. Room was clean. I had a nice view of harbour. The Miss at desk was very friendly and helpful.
Fred, ca1 night family trip
Wessex Inn By The Sea, Cowichan Bay
Very Good8.0
All about the view
It is all about the location. It is an older hotel but each room has an awesome ocean view. Great location. Everything is very walkable. Would stay again
Aaron, ca1 night romance trip
Wessex Inn By The Sea, Cowichan Bay
Very Good8.0
The location of the hotel is beautiful, we had an cute little deck and a great view of the water front. The room was spacious with two Queen size beds, kitchenette and little sitting area but the bathroom was a bit tiny with the toilet awkwardly squished and tucked behind the door. The hotel is a bit out dated and we did struggle with the lock every time we tried to get into our room until we got the hang of it on the last day. Our family would definitely stay here again, we like the area and the staff are friendly.
A Traveler, ca2 night family trip

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