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Duncan British Columbia Hotels & Motels

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The Duncan center is about 15 miles northwest of Victoria Airport Hotels and 18 miles northwest of Butchart Gardens.

The smallest city by area in Canada, Duncan is a quaint gem on southern Vancouver Island. Whether you're traveling the Trans-Canada Highway or planning a romantic getaway, Duncan, British Columbia, is worth a stop. Although the city itself is too small to contain numerous accommodations, the region offers a variety of hotels that give you easy access to Duncan and surrounding communities. More from this guide...

Duncan Hotels & Accommodations

Ramada Duncan : 140 Trans Canada Highway
140 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC V9L3P7
  • Two star Golf Course property
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • About half of guests thought the atmosphere was somewhat friendly
  • Great location
Super 8 Hotel Duncan - Duncan
5325 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC V9L5J2
  • Two star Highway hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • No elevator and rooms that are quiet
  • Everything clean
Average 3.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn in Duncan
6457 Norcross Rd., Duncan, BC V9L 6C6
  • Three Star Highway property
  • 64 rooms in property
  • Lovely atmosphere
  • Easy parking
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Wessex Inn by The Sea : 1846 Cowichan Bay Rd.
1846 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, BC V0R1N0 ~4.10 miles southeast of Duncan
  • 2-star Rural property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • About half of guests thought it was too noisy
  • Most guests enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby
Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn - Chemainus
9573 Chemainus Rd., Chemainus, BC V0R 1K5 ~9.45 miles north of Duncan
  • Affordable Rural property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Harbour House Hotel Restaurant & Organic Farm : 121 Upper Ganges Rd.
121 Upper Ganges Rd., Salt Spring Island, BC V8K2S2 ~10.52 miles northeast of Duncan
  • 3 star Rural property
  • Check-in time: 12:00
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Hastings House Country House Hotel : 160 Upper Ganges Rd.
160 Upper Ganges Rd., Salt Spring Island, BC V8K2S2 ~10.63 miles northeast of Duncan
  • Four-star Resort property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
Salt Springs Spa Re
1460 North Beach Rd., Saltspring Island, BC V8K 1J4 ~11.94 miles northeast of Duncan
  • Affordable hotel
  • Check in time: 16:00
Travelodge by Wyndham Victoria Airport Sidney : 2280 Beacon Ave.
2280 Beacon Ave., Sidney, BC V8L1X1 ~16.18 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Affordable Airport hotel
  • 3 suites in hotel
  • Bar is awesome
  • Excellent staff
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel
2306 Beacon Ave., Sidney, BC V8L 1X2 ~16.19 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00PM
  • Loved having 2 sinks
  • Clean bathroom
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Sidney Pier Hotel
9805 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC V8L4X3 ~16.50 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Expensive Airport property
  • 3 meeting rooms in property
The Cedarwood Inn & Suites in Sidney
9522 Lochside Dr., Sidney, BC V8L2N5 ~16.61 miles southeast of Duncan
  • 2-star property
  • 33 suites in property
Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa
849 Verdier Ave., Brentwood Bay, BC V8M1C5 ~17.54 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Luxury 5 star Resort property
  • 33 rooms in property
  • Room service is perfect
  • Wonderful desk staff
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Microtel Inn & Suites Oyster Bay in Ladysmith Bc
12570 Trans Canada Highway Ladysmith, Ladysmith Bc, BC V9G1M5 ~18.12 miles northwest of Duncan
  • Low priced property
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Galiano Oceanfront Inn & Spa - Galiano Island
134 Madrona Rd., Galiano Island, BC V0N1P0 ~18.56 miles east of Duncan
  • 4 star Oceanfront hotel
  • 10 suites in property
Motel 6 Saanichton Bc Victoria
2401 Mount Newton X Rd., Saanichton, BC V8M1T8 ~18.67 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Two star hotel
  • Shuttle from airport available
Motel 6 Saanichton Bc #5739 - Saanichton
2401 Mt. Newton Cross Rd., Saanichton, BRITISH COLUMBIA M1T8 ~18.72 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Cheap hotel
Quality Inn Waddling Dog : 2476 Mt. Newton Cross Roads
2476 Mt. Newton Cross Roads, Saanichton, BC V8M2B8 ~18.77 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Super 8 Saanichton Victoria Airport : 2477 Mt. Newton Cross Rd.
2477 Mt. Newton Cross Rd., Saanichton, BC V8M2B7 ~18.79 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Low Cost Downtown hotel
  • 5 floors in property
Poets Cove Resort & Spa in Pender Island
9801 Spalding Rd., Pender Island, BC V0N2M2 ~21.77 miles east of Duncan
  • 3 star property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa Victor in Victoria
1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, BC V9B6R3 ~22.18 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Luxurious Five Star Golf Course hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites : 4670 Elk Lake Dr.
4670 Elk Lake Dr., Victoria, BC V8Z5M2 ~23.87 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • About 10 minute drive to harbor area
  • Fantastic service
Four Points by Sheraton Victoria Gateway - Victoria
829 Mccallum Rd., Victoria, BC V9B6W6 ~23.91 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • 117 rooms in hotel
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Victoria Colwood : 318 Wale Rd.
318 Wale Rd., Victoria, BC V9B0J8 ~25.33 miles southeast of Duncan
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 5 floors in hotel
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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Victoria
101 Island Highway, Victoria, BC V9B1E8 ~25.92 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Economy Riverfront hotel
  • Check in: 11:00
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Duncan, BC discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Duncan hotel for each day and each star rating category.

Duncan is located about 50 kilometers from both Nanaimo and Victoria. Despite its small population of just under 5,000 people, the city serves the larger Cowichan Valley, making Duncan feel more populated than its city limits suggest. In fact, many residents of North Cowichan have Duncan mailing addresses, but they are not counted among the small city's population.

The city is named after William Chalmers Duncan who arrived in Victoria in 1862. Soon after his arrival, Duncan and a hundred other settlers traveled to Cowichan Bay. Duncan settled close to present-day Duncan, and in 1876, his son became the town's first mayor. By the early 1900s, Duncan had a vibrant Chinatown that was the social center of the entire Cowichan Valley's Chinese population. Duncan is also the traditional home of the Cowichan Tribes and features a large First Nations community.

Today, Duncan's tourist slogan is “The City of Totems” thanks to the 80 totem poles scattered around town. The totem poles were erected in the late 1980s. Duncan's other claim to fame is that it's home to the world's largest ice hockey stick, which was officially recognized by Guinness World Records in 2008.

Whatever your reasons for visiting Duncan, it's important to find the right hotel that allows you to explore all the points of interest this unique town has to offer.

When would be the best time to visit Duncan, BC?

The best times to visit Duncan are from March to May and again from September to November. These shoulder seasons offer mild weather along with bargain hotel rates, helping you save money on your trip. Spring and fall also provide ideal weather for exploring Vancouver Island beyond Duncan.

Given Duncan's reputation as a tourist town, its peak season is in the summer when school-aged children are out of school and families are taking advantage of the city's attractions. If you do want to visit during the busier summer season, try to book your room a few weeks in advance.

Despite Duncan's biting winters, the city serves as a great home base for snowboarders and skiers. Skiing options on Vancouver Island near Duncan include Mount Cain Ski Resort and Mount Washington Ski Resort. Be mindful of the population's penchant for winter sports, however, as hotels tend to fill up quickly and tourists take advantage of rock-bottom lodging rates.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Duncan, BC:

seasonality of hotel rates in Duncan

Duncan by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean price patterns by star rating class in Duncan, BC. You can use these charts to determine the cheapest months to make a reservation in Duncan for any future trips.

Which luxury hotels are in Duncan, BC?

Duncan doesn't offer any upscale accommodations, but you can easily find the extra amenities you're looking for by expanding your search to nearby communities.

Situated about 15 miles from Duncan near Spectacle Lake Provincial Park, Villa Eyrie Resort is a stunning accommodation offering everything you need for a memorable stay. Hotel amenities include a full-service spa, indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, concierge services, bar, gift shop, free Wi-Fi, luggage storage, event facilities, and free valet parking. The resort also offers an on-site restaurant where you can savor a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast each morning of your stay.

The guest rooms at Villa Eyrie Resort are just as impressive as its amenities. Every room features a flat-screen TV with cable programming, work desk, refrigerator, espresso maker, free bottled water, rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, and complimentary toiletries. Upgraded rooms add even more amenities, such as a jetted bathtub and spectacular views.

Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa is a little farther out, coming in at 17 miles from Duncan, but it's worth the drive. The hotel offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including an outdoor pool, spa tub, fitness center, concierge services, and a spa. You'll also enjoy free Wi-Fi access, an on-site gift shop, a 24-hour business center, free newspapers, and a laundry service.

Guest rooms at Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa boast flat-screen TVs, premium bedding, down comforters, private balconies, iPod docking stations, separate showers, jetted tubs, and designer toiletries. Upgrade to a villa to enjoy a separate sitting area, fireplace, and minibar.

What hotels in Duncan, BC are most affordable?

3 Star Average Prices: $110.55

Finding an affordable hotel in Duncan is easy because the city only offers two budget-friendly accommodations within its city limits.

Ramada by Wyndham Duncan Cowichan Valley is the most centrally located hotel in Duncan. Located on the Trans-Canada Highway, this accommodation offers a 24-hour business center, seven meeting rooms, free newspapers in the lobby, a fitness center, a lobby fireplace, and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel also features an on-site restaurant, The Old Fork Restaurant, which specializes in American cuisine. Enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast for an additional fee.

Guest rooms at Ramada by Wyndham Duncan Cowichan Valley are bright and inviting. Make yourself at home with a flat-screen LCD TV, digital programming, a well-lit work desk, a microwave, a hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries. Upgrade to an efficiency suite to enjoy even more space and amenities, including a separate living area and sofa bed.

The second option within the city limits is Super 8 by Wyndham Duncan. Also located on the Trans-Canada Highway, this hotel features a 24-hour front desk, business center, ample self-parking, guest laundry facilities, a bar, and an on-site restaurant. Start your day with a complimentary continental breakfast before exploring the sights. You can always come back to your comfortable guest room and its free Wi-Fi access, cable TV, and coffee maker. Rooms featuring microwaves and ironing facilities are available upon request.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Duncan

What hotels have the best discounts near Duncan, BC?

If you qualify for a special rate, you can save even more money on your trip to Duncan and Vancouver Island. Seniors, AAA/CAA members, military families, and government employees can all book special rates and save as much as 10 or even 20 percent depending on where you stay.

Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn offers special rates for AAA/CAA members. The hotel offers a fitness center, indoor pool, spa tub, lobby fireplace, tour assistance, free Wi-Fi, a business center, free newspapers, conference space, and a complimentary buffet breakfast. Guest rooms include mini fridges, flat-screen TVs, deep soaking tubs, safes, coffee makers, and phones with free local calls.

AAA/CAA members can also save at Travelodge by Wyndham Victoria Airport. Located less than 16 miles from Duncan, this Travelodge offers three on-site restaurants, a bar, complimentary breakfast, a seasonal outdoor pool, lobby fireplace, barbecue grills, a 24-hour business center, and free newspapers. Guest rooms feature mini fridges, microwaves, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, toiletries, hairdryers, and well-lit work desks.

Which hotels around Duncan, BC offer the best value?

Communities surrounding Duncan offer many midrange hotels that give you extra value for your dollar.

Located in nearby Sidney, Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel features an on-site restaurant that serves cooked-to-order breakfasts for an extra fee. Standard amenities include free Wi-Fi, a lobby fireplace, business center, express check-in and check-out, ample self-parking, and a fitness center. Guest rooms include microwaves, mini fridges, MP3 docking stations, cable TV, hairdryers, toiletries, work desks, and separate sitting areas.

Super 8 by Wyndham Saanichton Victoria Airport is a conveniently located hotel close to the airport. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast daily, free newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, ample self-parking, and express check-in. Guest rooms are basic but include free Wi-Fi, TVs with satellite programming, hairdryers, work desks, and coffee makers.

If you don't mind staying in Victoria, consider booking a room at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Victoria Colwood. Standard amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center, free continental breakfast, on-site shopping, free Wi-Fi, laundry services, ample parking, and a 24-hour business center. The nicely decorated guest rooms feature work desks, flat-screen TVs with cable, hairdryers, and modern wood furnishings.

What are the best attractions in and around Duncan, British Columbia?

When visiting Duncan, it's important to plan the perfect itinerary that allows you to see everything this small city has to offer.

One of Duncan's main attractions is the BC Forest Discovery Centre, which chronicles British Columbia's logging history. The 100-acre, open-air museum features an operational railway, bird watching trails, concessions, picnic tables, and a gift shop.

Cowichan Valley Museum is another must-see attraction in Duncan. Operated by the Cowichan Historical Society, the Cowichan Valley Museum collects, preserves, and interprets the area's history and heritage through permanent and temporary exhibits. Permanent exhibits include gallery displays, a recreation of the Alderlea General Store, and a First Nations art gallery.

It wouldn't be a trip to Duncan without locating each of the city's 44 totem poles. Visitors can take a self-guided Totem Tour Walk using a map downloaded from the city's website. You can also visit the Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre in Duncan for more information.

Exploring Duncan is always an adventure, but no matter what your itinerary includes, you'll find a quaint locale brimming in charm and beauty. Whether you're looking for a hotel in the heart of Duncan or a luxury resort nearby, you can find the perfect accommodation to meet your needs and budget.

FAQs about hotels in Duncan

What are the most favored hotels in Duncan?

Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn, Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa and Microtel Inn & Suites Oyster Bay are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most luxurious hotels in Duncan?

Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa, The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa Victor and Hastings House Country House Hotel are the top 3 luxury hotels near Duncan city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Duncan?

Ramada Duncan, Super 8 Hotel Duncan, and Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn are the properties closest to Duncan city center.

What are the best independent hotels in Duncan?

Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa, Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa and Worldmark Victoria are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Choice Hotels branded hotels in Duncan?

Quality Inn Waddling Dog, Econo Lodge Inn & Suites and Comfort Inn & Suites are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the best Best Western hotels in Duncan?

Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn, Prestige Oceanfront Resort BW Premier Collection and Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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