All hotels in Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
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1846 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, BC, V0R 1N0, Canada, ‏‎800-491-6126
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3.7 / 5Good

Score breakdown (from 33 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    3.8
  • Service
    3.8
  • Comfort
    3.6
  • Condition
    3.4
  • Neighborhood
    3.9
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Second stay at Wessex Inn"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
This was our second stay at Wessex Inn. We love their location, clean room and attentive service. Owner was always at site to look after guests and rooms.There were plenty of things to do (boating,golfing,sightseeing..) and great restaurants near by.There was very nice park right across from the hotel and we enjoyed early morning walk.We look forward to coming back here for our next trip.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Apr 9, 2015
Sang Hoon
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"great Stay, liked it very much"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Loved the room Liked the kitchen ,great refridgerator
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 9, 2015
Larry
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Convenient to town, good price, ocean view"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
This is an old hotel (you can hear sounds in adjacent rooms, the floor creaks) but it's well-kept up based on our room. Clean & equipped with kitchen appliances so you can bring food and make your own meals if you want. Bed is comfortable. We stayed on the second floor so we didn't get overhead noise. The view is across the main road and a small shoreside park across Cow Bay. It was entirely satisfactory for our night's stay on business here.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 23, 2014
Ocndvr
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Little gem in Cowichan Bay"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Beautiful stay. Enjoyed the view of the water. I will come again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 21, 2015
A Traveler
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Value stay"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Nice cosy motel by the bay. Great value for money!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip May 16, 2015
A Traveler
CA
2.0 / 5Fair
"Less than what we expected"
  • Cleanliness
    2.0
  • Service
    2.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
We booked a room with 2 queen beds and a kitchenette, and while we were expecting a middle-of-the road experience, a few things have made us rethink about going back. First, there was no microwave, which was unexpected due to it being advertised as having a kitchenette. Second, one of the bed frames was broken - if you sat down on one end, the whole thing tipped up. Third, the floors were clearly not a priority for the cleaning staff, as there was dust, small bits of garbage and food scraps on the floor. We were barely in the room and out the door very early in the morning all weekend due to our activities, so we didn't get a chance to chat with the staff about our concerns after the first night. However, the staff was unavailable to us anyways, as we didn't see them when we got in late Saturday evening, nor was anyone in the office when we went to check out Sunday morning around 8:30. If these issues are dealt with, this hotel has the potential to be a nice option for budget travellers.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip May 8, 2015
A Traveler
CA
3.0 / 5Good
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
One night stay so experience limited...room dated but reasonably well equipped with good view of the water
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 26, 2015
Alan
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"hotel with view of the water"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
friendly and helpful staff at reception; comfortable room with fridge and stove; good bed. Not luxurious, but very comfortable. Nice view from the tiny balcony. A nice place to stay, especially as there is not much accomodation in Cowichan Bay.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 24, 2015
lawrence
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very friendly staff, great location"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Great staff, very friendly at the front desk, we were one of only a couple guests at the time and they offered to upgrade our room at no charge to one with a better view and kitchenette.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 14, 2015
Rob
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"close to park,tourist points,ocean,good restaurant"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Need better lighting in bathroom.I thought they were going to pop every time i turned them on.Don't require Stove in all rooms.Had ocean view wich was why i picked it. Good price for off season. not sure i would pay full summer cost.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 1, 2015
Dennis
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"Much needed downtime for us!"
  • Cleanliness
    1.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    1.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
It was a wonderful experience for my husband and I to stay here for a week. Unfortunately there was construction nearby and was very noisy all day!! The other issue for me is the cleanliness; housekeeping needs to see the scum around bathtub fawcets and slime on the tub itself. Cleanliness is the most important part a motel experience.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Wessex Inn By The Sea
Thank you for your staying with us and sorry for the inconveniences. The next door construction is almost finishing, asphalt pavement is done, so it will not be noisy any more. We will do more caution for the cleanliness of the bathtub. If you visit next time, nicer room will welcome you. Thank you.
7 night family trip Dec 16, 2014
Claire
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Wessex in"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Excellent location good bang for the buck recomended
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 26, 2014
A Traveler
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"No Sleeping Late"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    1.0
The property next door is under construction so they start banging nails at 8am. You will not be sleeping late. Other than that okay walking distance to everything.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Sep 10, 2014
Bob I
CA
2.0 / 5Fair
"Average at best"
  • Cleanliness
    2.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    1.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Was dingy fairly dirty. We cut out stay short! Wouldn't stay again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 9, 2014
A Traveler
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
It was very comfortable.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 22, 2014
Brenda
CA
3.0 / 5Good
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Nice motel with the ocean right across the street. Only complaint was noise from construction next door and dome traffic noise. Very clean.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 20, 2014
A Traveler
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice Location; great views"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Nice place to stop on our way home from Victoria to Qualicum Beach to visit with friends the next day. Hotel is in a nice location in Cowichan Bay and had a great view of the Bay itself. Short walk to the center of it all...nice restaurants, coffee shops etc.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 18, 2014
David
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great water view"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Loved the water view. Room itself was serviceable, although out of date.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 7, 2014
mike
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"funky old style"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
This is an older inn with some sweet 70's furniture, right opposite the water and a short walk from a very cool west coast town with cafes, bars and boats. What more could you ask for? I was late, and they phoned and said they would leave my room unlocked for me with the key inside- so cool. If I'm ever back I'll be staying there for sure. If you want service and amenities go to a hilton, if you want an old style family motel in a beautiful spot - go to the Wessex. Rooms have a kitchen, fridge, super sweet 70's cane living room furniture.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jun 30, 2014
A Traveler
AS
3.0 / 5Good
"Beautiful location - basic motel"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
The location is beautiful right on the waterfront across from a park. The motel is very basic, clean and has everything you would need but is in need of modern updating. Our room had lots of space including two queen beds and a full kitchen but everything was older and was in serious need of updating. Also the bathroom was quite small.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 31, 2014
Glenn
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"Cute little place"
  • Cleanliness
    2.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Everything was great other than the few pieces of garbage that were left in the room from the previous guests.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 23, 2014
A Traveler
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"A good price, very comfortable beds and clean"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Even thought there is construction next door, we stayed during the long weekend and it was quiet. Once the construction of this apartment building is finished it will drasticly change the views of some of the units. Make sure you ask for "front facing ocean" rooms. We stayed in the corner room upstairs #41, very pleasant room with views from two directions.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 20, 2014
Pia
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"Tired, very tired."
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Very expensive for what you are getting. Our two night stay was comfortable and the place is clean but it is old. This area has very few decent hotel/motels.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 12, 2013
Whitetailer
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"great room, great view"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
only planned to stay one night, ended up staying an extra night. Had a corner room upstairs and really liked it. Would definately stay here again
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 29, 2013
A Traveler
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    1.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Jan 31, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Love the views"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 25, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Oct 30, 2014
Moises
CA
3.0 / 5Good
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    2.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 12, 2014
A Traveler
CA
3.0 / 5Good
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip with friends May 2, 2014
A Traveler
CA
2.0 / 5Fair
  • Cleanliness
    1.0
  • Service
    1.0
  • Comfort
    1.0
  • Condition
    1.0
  • Neighborhood
    1.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night business trip Dec 31, 2013
A Traveler
CA
3.0 / 5Good
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Sep 6, 2013
A Traveler
CA

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 17, 2014
A Traveler
NL
3.0 / 5Good
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 21, 2014
Sven J.
CH

TripAdvisor reviews for Wessex Inn

Overall rating:Based on 37 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"A motel in a lovely location"
06/28/15 Jan R Devon, United Kingdom
Spacious room, clean, just a little tired....handle of fridge held on by gaffer tape. Great location, easy walk to shops, restaurants.....try True Grain Bread and Hilary's Cheese. Did struggle to find somewhere for breakfast, but lady in cheese shop allowed us to sit on verandah to eat our yummy delights and coffee from Bakery next door. Cowichan a charming place
Overall Rating
"Very nice"
04/08/15 Nonen B Basel, Switzerland
We stayed in the Wessex Inn for one night. We were warmly welcomed and the room was nice and clean. Even my girlfriend was happy, and that means something :) The view out of our room is right to the sea and very nice. From the hotel everything is in walking distance. I would go again and can recommend it.
Overall Rating
"Would love to come back"
01/19/15 kaylee N Seattle, Washington
Nice place for a weekend getaway for a couple. Kind staff, Neat, cozy room, furniture's little aged, but clean. reasonable price. love the spot on the beach. must have taken 100 pictures during my stay. I would love to come back there.
Overall Rating
"Awful"
10/03/14 B-Mac23
My husband and I and our 5 month old baby stayed here for a weekend as it was the place chosen by the bride and groom. Seeing as the bride and groom chose it, we thought it must be a good place. Boy were we wrong. The woman at the front desk was beyond incompetent as she not only charged us the wrong amount for our room, but gave us the wrong room as well. We booked a kitchenet and when we got to our room we realized that it was not what we had booked. When my husband went to talk to the woman to try and get the room we should've had, she proceeded to come up with all kinds of excuses as to why we couldn't switch and how it wasn't her fault even though we had the confirmation email showing her what we had paid for. What made us even more angry was the fact that our friends who booked the hotel months after us and some even a few days before the wedding got a kitchenet when they didn't even request it! To top this all off, our room was a corner room which was so small and the fridge was on the fritz and our tv was the size of a computer monitor while everyone else had huge flat screens. And being a mother with a baby who stayed in a lot it would've been nice to have had something to watch while the baby was napping. After realizing we weren't going to get the room we requested, we later discovered that we paid the same amount as everyone else who had kitchenets. When we went to check out and get our money back for the room we didn't get, the front desk was locked and no one was available. Overall it was one of the worst places I have stayed in and some of the worst service I have ever received. For someone like myself who booked far in advance because we knew we would need the the kitchen and space for a baby I was livid when we were put in a tiny corner room and told there was nothing that could be done. I would never recommend this place to anyone and I would never go back.
Overall Rating
"Wessex Inn"
10/01/14 Heather B Tamworth, Australia
Nice clean motel, easy walking distance to meals and attractions, comfortable beds and good value for the price. Pleasant owners and no problems when we asked, in advance, for a ground floor room and microwave. Everything that we needed for four nights.
Overall Rating
"Very basic motel"
09/06/14 79sgrif Bristol, United Kingdom
We had booked in here, but upon arrival and viewing the room we cancelled our stay and went to 'the other' hotel in Cowichan Bay. This is a very basic motel, it looked clean on the surface, but we didn't stay long enough to check. The room was small, cramped with the amount of furniture. My initial reaction when we arrived was that I didn't want to stay. The construction site shouldn't be a problem for guests, they don't work outside normal working hours. The owner/staff was a little cold upon arrival but helpful and accepted our cancellation no problem. There is very little in Cowichan Bay but if you do visit, I strongly recommend not staying here. The wifi worked well.
Overall Rating
"Basic, clean, reasonable price"
09/02/14 Gemini_Gal1 Victoria, Canada
Good location, basic clean accommodation, reasonable prices. The owners can't do anything about the construction site next door but we had no noise in the evening. I am sure next summer there will be a no construction. Very pleasant staff. A good simple place to sleep while exploring the area.
Overall Rating
"Great stay"
08/18/14 Sally C Tenafly, New Jersey
This was exactly the place we were looking for. Nice clean and spacey room with beautiful view of bay. Close to restaurants and shops. Friendly and helpful service. We also like that owners were there looking after rooms and guest. We saw and talked to them many time during our 4 days stay. It was lovely to just cross the street to walk the park and beach. There was an access to woods in the back where you can watch birds. Compared to hotels that charged close to $200 in the area, we thought this was great value for the price we paid. We will definitely come back to this hotel again.
Overall Rating
"Excellent!"
08/18/14 Jeongil Y Ottawa, Canada
Very clean and kind staff. Nightlife was good for me at the sea. I was enjoyed golf near from the hotel. The view to sea was very good in the morning. Especially it was very comfortable for sleeping. I'd like recommend to my friends.
Overall Rating
"Should Be Torn Down!"
08/15/14 Shannon D Cochrane, Canada
When we arrived on August 10/2014 we knew we had made a huge mistake but there weren't any rooms available at any other Hotels in Cowichan Bay. We looked at 3 rooms trying to find one that looked liveable. This place should be torn down, the rooms smelled like mould, there was even black mould on the underside of the rubber sink stopper in bathroom. We had to keep the bathroom door closed and the fan running constantly to be able to mask the dank musty smell that permeates these units. The units are very small, which wouldn't be a problem if they were clean and bright, which they are not. The "balcony" was so small we couldn't use it, and faced a construction site. The boxes the beds sit on look like Noah brought them with him on the Ark and the pillows are useless...surprisingly the towels were wonderful. No microwave. This hotel is too far gone to save, it needs to be torn down...period....DO NOT STAY HERE.
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