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Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace
Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace

Guest reviews

4.1 out of 5 Very good
68 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Breakfast Available
Business Services


Explore the area

Popular LocationCentral Park6 min walk
Popular LocationKaatza Station Museum10 min walk
Popular LocationCowichan Lake Sports Arena3 min drive
AirportNanaimo, BC (YCD)46 min drive

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  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, River View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • River view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsSuperior Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, River View
  • Standard Double Room, Multiple Beds

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsStandard Double Room, Multiple Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • River view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    More detailsDeluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen

About this area

Lake Cowichan

Located in Lake Cowichan, Riverside Inn is in the city centre and on a river. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Kaatza Station Museum, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Central Park and Cowichan River Provincial Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a match while in town? See what's going on at Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including winery tours.

Visit our Lake Cowichan travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Central Park - 6 min walk
  • Kaatza Station Museum - 10 min walk
  • Cowichan Lake Sports Arena - 3 min drive
  • Cowichan River Provincial Park - 9 min drive
  • Vancouver Island University-Cowichan Campus - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) - 46 min drive

About this property

Riverside Inn

Riverside inn with restaurant and bar/lounge
This inn features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and conference space. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, a corner/local shop and a picnic area are on-site. All 18 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. Guests will also find flat-screen TVs, fridges and rainfall showerheads.
Riverside Inn offers 18 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include baths or showers with a rainfall showerhead, and complimentary toiletries.

This Lake Cowichan inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include a ceiling fan and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: CAD 3.00-16.00 for adults and CAD 3.00-16.00 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Corner/local shop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge


  • ATM/banking services
  • Front-desk safe
  • Corner/local shop
  • No lifts
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Conference space


  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating
  • Linens


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone



Check-in between 3 PM and 5 PM
Minimum check-in age - 19


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 5 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for CAD 15.0 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 3.00 and CAD 16.00 for adults, and CAD 3.00 and CAD 16.00 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: CAD 15.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Riverside Inn and receive a full refund?
Yes, Riverside Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Riverside Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Riverside Inn?
As of Aug 13, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Riverside Inn on Sep 13, 2020 start from CA $113, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 5 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is this inn located?
Located in the heart of Lake Cowichan, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Central Park and Kaatza Station Museum. Cowichan Lake Sports Arena and Cowichan River Provincial Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Riverside Inn

Very good
68 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition
4.0 out of 5 Good
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Very comfortable beds and bedding. Lots of hot water for baths. Friendly courteous staff.

Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020
4.0 out of 5 Good
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

We stayed 3 nights for the August long weekend as a birthday gift from my fiancé. We arrived a little early for check-in, and the room was ready which was great. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The room was considered to be a "river view room" which is absolutely was not, it was mainly roof and if you could peak your head around the window you could see a sliver of the water. It wasn't a deal breaker for us, but we do think the room title should be changed as it is misleading. There was a mini-fridge, coffee pot, toiletries, etc., however only 4 coat hangers and no dresser or bedside table drawers which was a difficult to put clothing away, especially if you plan on staying more than one night. The pub downstairs was great - also great staff and amazing food/drinks. Parking was close, no issue there at all. The dock was great for swimming and can just tube down the river right from there. All in all was a great stay and we would return.

Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020
4.0 out of 5 Good
  • Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

Room was good. Staff and service at the pub was mediocre

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Location was great with a nice place to swim. Restaurant wasn't open when we were there, but looks like a lovely patio.

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020