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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 in Duncan
+1-888-389-4121
140 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC V9L3P7
  • Two-star Golf Course property
  • 9 suites in hotel
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
  • Cheap beer
Super 8 by Wyndham Duncan
+1-888-675-2083
5325 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC V9L5J2
  • Low priced Highway property
  • Gym is available on property
  • Rooms could be larger
  • Most guests complained about the bathroom
Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn - Duncan
+1-800-716-8490
6457 Norcross Rd., Duncan, BC V9L 6C6
  • Three Star Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Comfortable beds
  • Friendly service
Wessex Inn by The Sea - Cowichan Bay
+1-800-805-5223
1846 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, BC V0R1N0 ~4.10 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Economy Rural hotel
  • Hotel has 29 rooms
  • About half of guests didn't like the balcony
  • Fantastic service
Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn : 9573 Chemainus Rd.
+1-888-965-1860
9573 Chemainus Rd., Chemainus, BC V0R 1K5 ~9.45 miles north of Duncan
  • Mid-scale Rural property
  • 4 floors in hotel
From$109
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn - Chemainus
+1-888-788-5576
9573 Chemainus Rd., Chemainus, BC V0R 1K5 ~9.45 miles north of Duncan
  • Mid-scale Rural property
  • Free breakfast available
Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn : 9573 Chemainus Rd.
+1-888-897-9207
9573 Chemainus Rd., Chemainus, BC V0R 1K5 ~9.45 miles north of Duncan
  • Affordable Rural hotel
  • Check in time: 4:00
Harbour House Hotel
+1-888-311-4278
121 Upper Ganges Rd., Salt Spring Island, BC V8K2S2 ~10.52 miles northeast of Duncan
  • 3-star Rural hotel
  • Check in: 12:00
Hastings House Country House Hotel
+1-888-469-4795
160 Upper Ganges Rd., Salt Spring Island, BC V8K2S2 ~10.63 miles northeast of Duncan
  • 4 star Resort property
  • Hotel has 15 suites
Travelodge by Wyndham Victoria Airport Sidney
+1-888-734-9421
2280 Beacon Ave., Sidney, BC V8L1X1 ~16.18 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Mid-scale Airport property
  • 88 rooms in property
  • Most guests said the wifi quality was bad
  • Easily accessible by car, said 75%
From$105
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel : 2306 Beacon Ave.
+1-888-841-5292
2306 Beacon Ave., Sidney, BC V8L1X2 ~16.18 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Three Star property
  • Check-in time: 4:00pm
Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel in Sidney
+1-888-455-5160
2306 Beacon Ave., Sidney, BC V8L 1X2 ~16.19 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Affordable Airport hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
From$76
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
Sidney Pier Hotel : 9805 Seaport Place
+1-888-965-8297
9805 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC V8L4X3 ~16.50 miles southeast of Duncan
  • 4 star Airport property
  • 55 rooms in property
The Cedarwood Inn & Suites - Sidney
+1-888-906-6358
9522 Lochside Dr., Sidney, BC V8L2N5 ~16.61 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Inexpensive property
  • 39 rooms in hotel
Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa in Brentwood Bay
+1-888-749-6785
849 Verdier Ave., Brentwood Bay, BC V8M1C5 ~17.54 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Luxury Five Star Resort property
  • Fitness center on property
  • Average wifi quality
  • Most guests thought the wifi quality was ok
From$175
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Microtel Inn & Suites Oyster Bay in Ladysmith Bc
+1-888-878-9982
12570 Trans Canada Highway Ladysmith, Ladysmith Bc, BC V9G1M5 ~18.12 miles northwest of Duncan
  • Two star hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
Galiano Oceanfront Inn & Spa : 134 Madrona Rd.
+1-888-389-4485
134 Madrona Rd., Galiano Island, BC V0N1P0 ~18.56 miles east of Duncan
  • 4 star Oceanfront property
  • 3 meeting rooms in property
Motel 6 Saanichton Bc Victoria
+1-888-389-4121
2401 Mount Newton X Rd., Saanichton, BC V8M1T8 ~18.67 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Low-priced hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Motel 6 Saanichton Bc #5739
+1-888-675-2083
2401 Mt. Newton Cross Rd., Saanichton, BRITISH COLUMBIA M1T8 ~18.72 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Economy hotel
From$60
Average 3.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Quality Inn Waddling Dog : 2476 Mt. Newton Cross Roads
+1-800-716-8490
2476 Mt. Newton Cross Roads, Saanichton, BC V8M2B8 ~18.77 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • 5 floors in property
Super 8 by Wyndham Saanichton Victoria Airport
+1-800-805-5223
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 : 9801 Spalding Rd.
+1-888-965-1860
9801 Spalding Rd., Pender Island, BC V0N2M2 ~21.77 miles east of Duncan
  • Affordable property
  • Check in: 16:00
From$90
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The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa Victor
+1-888-788-5576
1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, BC V9B6R3 ~22.18 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Luxurious 5 Star Golf Course hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
From$150
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites : 4670 Elk Lake Dr.
+1-888-897-9207
4670 Elk Lake Dr., Victoria, BC V8Z5M2 ~23.87 miles southeast of Duncan
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • Breakfast was included
  • Decent breakfast at the restaurant
From$48
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Four Points by Sheraton Victoria Gateway - Victoria
+1-888-311-4278
829 Mccallum Rd., Victoria, BC V9B6W6 ~23.91 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • 117 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$179
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews 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: $94.00

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, Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn and Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn 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 by Wyndham 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, WorldMark Victoria and Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites 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 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, Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn and Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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