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Riverside Inn

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Front of property
Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, River View | Balcony
Standard Double Room, Multiple Beds | Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace
Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen | Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Riverside Inn

Riverside Inn

2.5-star property

8.4/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar
56 North Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan, BC, v0r2g0

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCentral Park8 min walk
  • Popular LocationKaatza Station Museum10 min walk
  • Popular LocationCowichan Lake Sports Arena3 min drive
  • AirportNanaimo, BC (YCD)46 min drive

Room options

About this area

Lake Cowichan

Located in Lake Cowichan, Riverside Inn is in the city center and on a river. Travelers 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 game while in town? See what's going on at Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including winery tours.

What's nearby

  • Central Park - 8 min walk
  • Kaatza Station Museum - 10 min walk
  • Cowichan Lake Sports Arena - 3 min drive
  • Cowichan River Provincial Park - 9 min drive
  • Fuller Lake Arena - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) - 46 min drive


  • Tim Hortons - 4 min walk
  • Cow Cafe - 5 min walk
  • Ed's Coffee House - 7 min walk
  • Lakeside Sushi - 7 min walk
  • Jake's at the Lake - 9 min walk

About this property

Riverside Inn

Inn by the river
Located close to Central Park and Kaatza Station Museum, Riverside Inn provides a grocery/convenience store, a terrace, and a coffee shop/cafe. In addition to laundry facilities and a bar, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • Luggage storage, coffee/tea in the lobby, and a vending machine
  • ATM/banking services, a billiards/pool table, and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews say great things about the location
Room features
All 18 individually furnished rooms feature thoughtful touches such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews say good things about the clean rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Heating and ceiling fans
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and hair dryers
  • Refrigerators, daily housekeeping, and desks



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • ATM/banking services
  • Front-desk safe
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Vending machine

Guest services

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

Business services

  • Conference space


  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


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

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Check-in from 3 PM - 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
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • 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

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
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

Property is also known as

Riverside Inn Lake Cowichan
Riverside Lake Cowichan
Riverside Inn Inn
Riverside Inn Lake Cowichan
Riverside Inn Inn Lake Cowichan

Frequently asked questions

Is Riverside Inn pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Riverside Inn?

As of Feb 2, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Riverside Inn on Feb 3, 2023 start from CA $129.0, 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.

How much is parking at Riverside Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Riverside Inn?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 5 PM.

What time is check-out at Riverside Inn?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Riverside 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).

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.



Very good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 87 out of 193 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 45%
Rating 8 - Good. 70 out of 193 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 36%
Rating 6 - Okay. 23 out of 193 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 12%
Rating 4 - Poor. 8 out of 193 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 4%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 5 out of 193 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We had the one bedroom suite! It was clean and nice and quiet
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great room, clean and tidy.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

6/10 Okay


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Rooms great amenities were good. No room cleaning and hard to obtain clean towels after 3 night stay.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful property along the river. Nice room with good temperature control. The staff was excellent.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

6/10 Okay


Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service
The coffee maker was dirty. There is a particular smell when somebody uses the washroom, even in the corridors. The restaurant was not open for dinner. The rest is ok.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
First of Gerrie, the lady at the front of the hotel, amazing human. Very kind, informative and easy to talk to. Second off, the hotel and rooms, so neat! I absolutely love all the old pictures and the rustic feeling of the whole place. It was literally across the road from the grocery store and Tim hortons, just the perfect place but honestly Gerrie is what made the experience the best. Just such a sweet human <3 I’ll definitely be back.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

4/10 Poor


Travelled with family, Travelled with group
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Wifi did not work, there’s not front desk after 5pm so if you have a request they do not answer at all. The only good thing was the mattress
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent option for staying in Lake Cowichan. Owner is super friendly and very responsive. Lots of parking. The pub also has great food.

8/10 Good


Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nicely redone older hotel nice pub and good food

10/10 Excellent


Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I had a late check out they were very accommodating I will definitely stay there again
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022