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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
Good internet service
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From 64 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Wessex Inn By The Sea, Cowichan Bay

from $58
  • 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.

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

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 98 reviews

Wessex Inn By The Sea, Cowichan Bay
Very Good8.0
Nice basic motel, good value in a great location
Pretty basic motel but great value for the money. Room was good and the bed was firm and comfortable. Walls are pretty thin so it would be noisy but fortunately our next door gusts were quiet and considerate. Located in a small sea side village with some nice little shops and cafe's as well as a great whale watching business. The water outlook and great sunsets made a nice ending to the days. We actually stayed on for a second night! No air conditiong or microwave though.
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
Wessex Inn By The Sea, Cowichan Bay
Great estuary bay area.
We stayed six nights and went out everyday to visit other areas of the island. It was nice to return to our room to relax at the end of the day.
A Traveler, us6 night romance trip
Wessex Inn By The Sea, Cowichan Bay
Just outside the city of Duncan it was a peaceful quiet hotel with the view of Cowichan Bay. Restaurants a short walk down the road, a park across the street. The hotel itself was quite dusty and cobwebby. It felt like it needed a very good deep spring /fall cleaning. I was not able to connect to their wifi but there was a shaw open available. The bed was comfortable! It felt like a calm outside of reality.
carrie, us3 night business trip
Wessex Inn By The Sea, Cowichan Bay
Room dirty , no air and it was extremely hot. When people above us ran water it sounded like freight train was coming thru, loud pipes
vicki, us1 night family trip
Wessex Inn By The Sea, Cowichan Bay
Very basic accommodations but overall clean with a beautiful view across street from Cowichan bay. Nice balcony with 2 chairs overlooking bay but no screen on sliding door. Big For Sale sign in front yard!
lois, us1 night family trip

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Wessex Inn By The Sea, Cowichan Bay

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