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Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay

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Comox, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have stayed at this hotel twice. The first time about 7 years ago was literally sketchy and this time, they have only tried to put lipstick on a pig. Some rooms have been renovated, to the bare minimum quality. We stayed in the high end two bedroom suite on the 5th floor and for the price, were very dissapointed.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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137 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though this hotel was a bit over what we had for a nightly budget, we decided to give it a try. We were greeted at the front desk by a very friendly young lady who told us she had one king room left, but it needed to still be cleaned. We decided to wait for the room in the... More 

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Robert G, Director of Sales at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

rvod, I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community. Thanks again. Rob G. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stay at this hotel frequently over the past 4 years- up to 2 weeks in a span. I love the friendly and helpful staff. This will always keep me coming back. The Reno have spruced up the rooms nicely but it's an 80s hotel... DO NOT expect AC - they don't have it and I have only really missed... More 

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Robert G, Director of Sales at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

Cheryl R, Thank you for your comments, our staff try very hard to maintain the level of service that our guests expect, but some times we fall a little short. I hope that you give them another chance to show you our true colours! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community. Thanks again,... More 

Canada
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here on the recommendation of a local in Duncan. Arrived on a Monday checked in dispignt the price only to find out after that the restaurant and bar were closed in the hotel that night. No consideration was given on the room price as "we are a destination after all". Went to the room to find that it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a night at the oceanfront for a surprise birthday get away. What a wonderful place...the front desk staff was amazing, thank you Janis. Dinner at the oceanview was spectacular, our servers Erin and Daniel went above and beyond. The food was amazing, local wine from Cherry Point. We even brought our dessert back to our room to enjoy later.... More 

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Robert G, Director of Sales at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

Launa S, I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community. Thanks again, Rob G. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to stay here for our wedding night. I had contacted them a few times prior to the night with some questions and explaining it was our wedding night etc and when we would be arriving.No comments or congratulations upon arrival, barely a smile when we checked in.Spent over $300 for a night and the rooms didn't even have air... More 

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Robert G, Director of Sales at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

Justine H., I'm sorry that we didn't meet your expectations for your recent stay. You are correct, we do not have air conditioning. Our hotel wan built in the early 1980's and air conditioning was not included in the original build. Our region is rarely hot enough to make air conditioning a necessity. Usually opening the windows shortly before sunset... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants on Vancouver Island because of the view, in the evening you have the sun shining on the Cowichan Bay and there's always something to see. We recently heard that there was a new chef and went for an evening meal only to find out there was a wedding party being held at the... More 

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Robert G, Director of Sales at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

Ronald W, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit to out restaurant! Our new Chef, Benni Kelly, is exceptionally talented, and consistently provides his customers with a wonderful experience. I will pass your positive comments on to both Chef Benni and our Restaurant Manager, as I am sure that they would both appreciate your wonderful comments. Thank... More 

Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

this was a very lux hotel over looking the bay. the room was very nice and large. the town was not worth the visit though. The local wineries were satisfactory but nothing to write home about. Maybe in about five years this area will be more developed for tourism.

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Robert G, Director of Sales at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

David G, Thank you for taking the time to share your stay experience with the TripAdvisor community. Our Staff strives to make each guest's stay as pleasant as possible. Thank you again, Rob G. More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed 2 nights at the hotel. Parking was easy, checking in was easy, my room was bright and fresh and well appointed. Comfortable bed! The view from my room on the 4th floor was amazing. I used the pool and found it clean and a great temperature. All the staff were friendly and helpful during my stay. I... More 

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Robert G, Director of Sales at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

Westcoastgal2016, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay. Our staff work hard to make each guest's stay as pleasant as possible. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community. Thanks again, Rob G. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On July 8th we arrived for our 2 night stay at this hotel. We were told upon arrival that the room would not be available until 5pm. The normal check in time at this establishment is at 4pm. No explanation or apology was given for the one hour delay. We were not offered any refreshments, but told to go for... More 

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Robert G, Director of Sales at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, responded to this review

Alexams2016, I'm sorry that we were not able to have your room ready on time. Unfortunately there are sometimes circumstances beyond our control that prevent this from happening. I also appears that there were some communication issues between our Front Desk and our Housekeeping Department. Please accept my apology for that and rest assured that this is not our usual... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay is idyllically nestled in the heart of Cowichan Valley, situated between Victoria and Nanaimo. The seaside village of Cowichan Bay - with its eclectic collection of shops and restaurants situated amongst the wharves, sail boats, fishing boats and floating homes - is one of the most picturesque locations on Vancouver Island. Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay offers 56 spacious Oceanfront suites - each equipped with a master bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette as well as a comfortable living and dining area. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, romantic getaway, family vacation or a special wedding destination, Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay can deliver in comfort and style. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay

Address: 1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R-1N0, Canada (Formerly Oceanfront Grand Resort & Marina)
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Cowichan Bay
Price Range: $126 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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Also Known As:
Oceanfront Suites At Cowichan Bay Hotel Cowichan Bay
Oceanfront Grand Resort Marina
Oceanfront Grand Hotel Marina
Oceanfront Suites At Cowichan Bay Vancouver Island
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