Poets Cove Resort & Spa

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas

Overview of Poets Cove Resort & Spa

Poets Cove Resort & Spa

4.0 star property

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
9801 Spalding Rd, Pender Island, BC, V0N2M3

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBrowning Harbour Marina17 min drive
  • Popular LocationSea Star Vineyard22 min drive
  • AirportVictoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.)104 min drive
  • Popular LocationThomson Park Saturna Beach114 min drive

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About this area

Pender Island

Located in Pender Island, Poets Cove Resort & Spa is in a rural area and on the waterfront. Browning Harbour Marina and Sea Star Vineyard are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Gulf Islands National Park Reserve and Dinner Bay Japanese Garden. Practice your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as hiking/biking trails in the area.

What's nearby

  • Driftwood Centre - 17 min drive
  • Browning Harbour Marina - 17 min drive
  • Sea Star Vineyard - 22 min drive
  • Winter Cove - 113 min drive
  • Thomson Park Saturna Beach - 114 min drive

Getting around

  • Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ) - 104 min drive


  • Syrens — 1 min walk
  • Penderosa Pizza — 15 min drive
  • WOODS on Pender — 15 min drive
  • Slow Coast Coffee — 15 min drive
  • Jo's Place — 17 min drive

About this property

Poets Cove Resort & Spa

4-star beach resort with a full-service spa
Catch some rays at the nearby beach, pamper yourself at Poets Cove Resort & Spa's full-service spa, or spend the day at a marina. All 46 individually furnished rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and balconies. Guests can enjoy fireplaces, and other standard amenities include 2 bathrooms, refrigerators, and TVs.
Poets Cove Resort & Spa offers 46 accommodations with fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

An outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Susurrus Spa has 5 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

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

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11 AM: CAD 14-18 per person
  • 1 1 restaurant and 1 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 1 bar

Things to do

  • Art gallery
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Children's pool
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground
  • Spa tub
  • Tennis


  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference center
  • Meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Marina onsite
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 5 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating
  • Premium bedding


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels


  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Free local calls
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: CAD 50

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:
  • Fitness facility

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of CAD 50 per accommodation, per stay (maximum CAD 75 per stay), plus a one-time cleaning fee of CAD 25
2 per room
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are available for CAD 35.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 14 and CAD 18 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: CAD 50 per accommodation, per stay (maximum CAD 75 per stay) plus CAD 25 one-time cleaning fee
  • Late check-out fee: CAD 50 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: CAD 35.0 per day

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
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from May to September
Reservations are required for spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Poets Cove
Poets Cove Pender Island
Poets Cove Resort
Poets Cove Resort Pender Island
Poets Cove Hotel Pender Island
Poets Cove Resort And Spa
Poets Cove Pender Island
Poets Cove Resort Spa
Poets Cove Pender Island
Poets Cove Resort And Spa
Poets Cove Hotel Pender Island
Poets Cove Resort & Spa Resort
Poets Cove Resort & Spa Pender Island
Poets Cove Resort & Spa Resort Pender Island

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 81 out of 157 reviews
5 - Excellent 52%
Rating 4 - Good. 42 out of 157 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 18 out of 157 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 10 out of 157 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 157 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children
Having stayed at Poet's Cove every few years since 2005, you can see a significant and concerning decline in the state of the overall property. It has got to the point now where visiting is really a dice roll. What I enjoyed most on this visit was the service provided from Christine and the two (male) dining staff on Dec 24 in the evening. We also had a room with a spectacular view. What I did not enjoy were the pillows, two twin beds pushed together and sold as a king bed, filthy carpets, no microwave in-room (though the fridge was helpful), mold in the shower, silverfish in the bathroom, and decent walk to the parking lot (longer with little kids in tow). I was most turned off by the 11 staff that I came into contact with (walking in and around the property; largely indoors) that were NOT WEARING A MASK. I'm not talking about their mask being under their noses; there was no mask on their face, neck or presumably their person. Most of these staff were housekeeping staff so to be unmasked whilst cleaning rooms and walking in and around the hallways, seemed a significant risk to themselves and the guests having to walk passed them. I sincerely hope that more care is put into this property overall. It is a beautiful location and has so much potential.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Eventhough my wife and I grew up in metro Vancouver, we had never been to Pender Island before this trip. Everyone we spoke to told us to stay at Poets Cove on South Pender. I must say we were not dissapointed. What a beautiful resort and location. The view is spectacularl. Our room was beautiful, clean and comfortable. It had a fireplace, large balcony and a lovely view of the waterfall which was next to it. The staff at the reception and also in the bistro were so nice and very accommodating. I could go on and on, however, I'll just end with this, if you stay at Poets Cove you would will not be disappointed. We can't wait to go back again.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Poet's Cove was nice and quiet for our stay, and the view was great. The rooms were a bit dated and the carpet was stained. Room was mostly clean. Staff were very kind and friendly. Nice place for a little getaway!
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The only problem was with a clogged shower stall.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A Great get away. Beautiful island and hotel. The restaurant has amazing food. The poke Nachos were so good. Definitely get those again
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021