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Fuller Lake Motel

2.5-star2.5 stars
9300 Smiley Rd., Chemainus, BC, V0R 1K4, Canada

Mountain motel with restaurant, near Fuller Lake Arena
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • The room was small and dated. The owner was friendly and awesome. The bed rocked if you…Oct 31, 2020
  • Great motel renovated and clean, for the money it exceeded our expectations, nice park…Sep 18, 2020

Fuller Lake Motel

from S$106
  • Bedroom, 1 Queen Bed - Free WiFi
  • Bedroom with Kitchenette, 1 Queen Bed - Free WiFi
  • Bedroom, 2 Queen Beds - Free WiFi
  • Bedroom with Kitchenette, 2Queen Beds (1bed in living room, 1bed in separate unit)

What’s around Fuller Lake Motel


  • Fuller Lake Arena - 9 min walk
  • Chemainus Theatre - 31 min walk
  • Chemainus Valley Museum - 36 min walk
  • Crofton Ferry - 6.6 mi / 10.7 km
  • Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery - 8.5 mi / 13.7 km
  • World's Largest Hockey Stick - 9.7 mi / 15.5 km
  • Duncan Farmers Market - 9.7 mi / 15.7 km
  • Duncan Visitor Centre - 9.9 mi / 16 km

Getting around

  • Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ) - 79 min drive
  • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) - 18 min drive
  • Maple Bay, BC (YAQ-Maple Bay Seaplane Base) - 20 min drive
  • Ganges, BC (YGG-Ganges Harbour Seaplane Base) - 52 min drive
  • Mayne Island, BC (YAV-Miners Bay Seaplane Base) - 122 min drive
  • Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome) - 30 min drive
  • Saturna Island, BC (YAJ-Lyall Harbour Seaplane Base) - 170 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 34 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (8 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*

  • 1 per room (up to 55 lbs)

  • Pets must be supervised

  • Off-leash area available


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM*


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

  • Onsite parking limited

  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1971
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
  • Yard
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free long-distance calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


HAIDAWAY - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Saw Mill & Riot Brewery - This restaurant serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Horse Shoe Pub - Onsite sports bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Green Lantern - Onsite pub. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Thai Pinto - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Open select days.


On Site

  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Tennis on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Snorkeling on site


  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby

Fuller Lake Motel’s small print

Also known as

  • Fuller Lake Chemainus
  • Fuller Lake Motel Motel Chemainus
  • Fuller Lake Motel
  • Fuller Lake Motel Chemainus
  • Fuller Lake Motel Motel
  • Fuller Lake Motel Chemainus


For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds, sofa beds, and onsite parking. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for golf tee times and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: CAD 250 per stay

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of CAD 30 (subject to availability)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CAD 20 per pet, per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CAD 20 per person (one-way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 1 and 12 costs CAD 10 (one-way)

Laundry facilities are available for an extra charge of CAD 5 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Fuller Lake Motel

  • Does Fuller Lake Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Fuller Lake Motel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Fuller Lake Motel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Fuller Lake Motel?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited. Free RV/bus/truck parking and electric vehicle charging are available.
  • Are pets allowed at Fuller Lake Motel?
    Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 55 lbs per pet. There's a charge of CAD 20 per pet, per day, and there's also a deposit of CAD 250 per stay. Dog exercise areas are available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Fuller Lake Motel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of CAD 30 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Fuller Lake Motel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, HAIDAWAY. The dining venue will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Willow Street Cafe (2.1 mi), Owl's Nest Bakery and Bistro (2.1 mi), and Odika Cafe (2.1 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Fuller Lake Motel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on request. The charge is CAD 20 per person one-way.
  • Is there an onsite casino at Fuller Lake Motel?
    No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Chances Cowichan (14-min drive) and Chances Casino (14-min drive) are both nearby.
  • What is there to do at Fuller Lake Motel and nearby?
    Have fun with onsite activities such as snorkeling, and improve your game on the tennis courts. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming, spelunking, and ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area, a garden, and access to a nearby outdoor pool.

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 77 reviews

Poor 2.0
I'd say it was a dive motel. Everything smells like nicotine - including you and your things after you stay here. Wasn't clean. Didn't feel safe. Traffic was loud. Would definitely spend the extra money to stay somewhere else.
Betsy, ca1 night trip
Very good 8.0
We were looking to be closer to Chemainus but most hotels were full from Nanaimo to Victoria. We saw the Fuller Lake Motel was available and cheaply priced and choose it. The motel is outside of Chemainus and is not actually on a Lake. The motel, although on the highway, is set back and located beside a very popular restaurant and coop convenience store within a 5 minute walk. We particularly liked the old motel set up where we could park our car outside of our room door. The Manager, Sean was very friendly and helpful. He changed our rooms to suit our needs without any hesitation. The rooms were very clean and well decorated with lots of homey touches in them. There are kitchenettes or rooms with medium sized fridges and a micro. There are a few rooms that allow pets for a super low charge of $10 extra (unheard of). The centre grassy area has picnic tables, a BBQ and lots of shade trees suitable for get togethers or kids. The Fuller Lake Motel was a nice respite during our travels. Support BC Businesses!
KatoKat, ca1 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Dirty with unpleasant staff
ca1 night business trip
Poor 2.0
Sheets were stained, manager rude and acted like he was sleeping, at the end of the bed tons of hairs and dirt, asked for 5+ extra pillows because of back injury, And manger said they don’t have any even though only 3 rooms were book. Soap was very tiny, shampoo was size of ketchup packet, washing hand Was in cold waster. It Took a long time to warm up. water Fridge Microwave were not working well. Best part of this stay was the grassed area. Lastly we had to pay $20 a night for our 2 westies, but I wouldn’t let them down on the Dirty carpet.
TINA, ca2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good service. Looks dated outside but rooms are very new inside. No real view but no biggie. Good overall
Jean-Christophe, ca4 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
The was quiet and well kept personal at front desk pleasing and helpfull
ca2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Nice quick visit.
Room was dated and very basic amenities. But front desk was very accommodating to our needs. Breakfast ticket for restaurant next door was for an excellent and hearty breakfast.
Paul, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Convenient location for my needs. Easy and efficient check=in. Breakfast pass is much appreciated. The restaurant is very good for both early morning and late evening meals.
Alan, ca1 night business trip
Good 6.0
Shower took forever for warm water, pillows stained.
Aa, ca2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
very welcoming staff fair value for pricvery clen
ca1 night romance trip

Fuller Lake Motel