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10 Best Hotels on Salt Spring Island: Accommodation Options for Every Price Range

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So you’ve decided to visit the gorgeous Salt Spring Island and now you need to pick the Salt Spring Island accommodation that is best for you. We have put together a list of all the best choices to help make it easy for you. Maybe you are looking for hotels on Salt Spring Island with a pool, spa, gardens, or view of the water and sunsets. Or maybe you’re hoping for a cozy B&B, the best spot for groups or maybe you are more practical and are just looking for the best budget Salt Spring Island hotel. Whatever your priorities, we have researched the best accommodations on Salt Spring and included details on what makes each one special to help you choose.

You can scroll on through to see all the best places to stay on Salt Spring Island or use the Table of Contents to jump ahead to one of the categories.

No matter which one you choose, you will have a great spot to relax after a full day of enjoying all that Salt Spring has to offer.

Also check out our Reasons to Visit Salt Spring Island for all the best things to do, tourist attractions, hidden gems and restaurants.

Or if you are looking for camping choices check out our full guide to 7 Unique Salt Spring Island Camping and Glamping Options.

Restaurant with outdoor tables
Make sure to visit the Salt Spring Wild Cider House
Viewpoint on a hike
View from Mount Erskine

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Map of Best Salt Spring Island Accommodation

This map of the best Salt Spring Island hotels, B&Bs and AirBnbs will give you an idea of each location to help you decide which accommodation in Salt Spring Island is best for you.

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Best Spa Hotel in Salt Spring Island

Hastings House Country House Hotel

If you are looking for luxury in a central location with spa services, Hastings House on Salt Spring checks all the boxes. It is a short walk from the beach and some rooms have a view of the ocean.

Gardens and view of the harbour at Hotel in Salt Spring Island Hastings House

Relax at the spa with a massage, reflexology or facial at the Wellspring Spa located in the small renovated barn surrounded by the gardens and cedar trees.

Cottages and gardens

Hastings House is conveniently located within walking distance to the main town of Ganges but there is also an onsite restaurant. You can have your meal in one of the heritage dining rooms, head to the verandah or, my pick, the seaside terrace. Your meal will be made with ingredients from their onsite gardens and local farmers.

Main building ant gardens at Hotels on Salt Spring Island Hastings House

Accommodation options range from deluxe rooms for two up to a three bedroom cottage. They deliver you fresh muffins each morning and a hot breakfast is included.

Cottage at Hotel in Salt Spring Island Hastings House

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Best Salt Spring Hotel to Get Away From It All

Wetherly Inn & Spa

Looking for a true retreat? At the Wetherly Inn you feel like you can get back to nature because it is located on 30 acres of beautiful forests and meadows. There is a nice walking trail and you can truly relax in the 3 acres of gardens surrounding the main house that include English gardens, ponds, waterfalls and a shade garden. Pick one of the private seating areas and while the afternoon away.

Dock and chairs on small pond at Salt Spring Hotel Wetherly Inn

The on-site spa offers a full range of services and there is a heated outdoor pool and hydro massage hot tub.       

Main house at the Salt Spring Hotel Wetherly Inn
Main building

For an extra little touch, they bring a tray to your room each morning with coffee or latte, tea and juice to get your day started off right. The included breakfast features freshly baked items, homemade granola, free range boiled eggs and a variety of local Salt Spring specialties.

Breakfast room with view of gardens
Breakfast room with a view of the gardens

If you are a fan of gardens this is the choice for you, as they are really what sets this place apart.

Gardens with sitting area at Salt Spring Hotel Wetherly Inn

The Wetherly Inn is also the only Salt Spring Island accommodation with a pool on our list. You will definitely need your own transportation to stay there but its slightly isolated location is part of what makes it so special. This is luxury Salt Spring Island accommodation at its best.  

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Best Sustainable Salt Spring Island Hotel

Lightwater Cove

The rooms at Lightwater Cove all have large windows that take full advantage of the ocean views and stunning sunsets while letting in a lot of natural light. Each room is unique, but they all have a private deck (to enjoy those view even more).

Deck on a room at the Salt Spring Island Hotel Lightwater Cove

Enjoy the old-growth fir trim and flooring that was sustainably salvaged from a Vancouver Island trestle bridge and the beds made by a local artisan from salvaged Galiano Island fir and maple wood.

With the trend toward responsible tourism gaining steam with each passing day, sustainable hotels like Lightwater Cove are going to increasingly in demand. Sustainable features include passive solar hot water vacuum tubes on the roof that provide the hot water and in-floor radiant heating, certified organic cotton bed linens, complimentary bath products locally made with botanically sourced ingredients and electric cars are even available for guests to use.

Stone stairs at entrance to Salt Spring Island Hotel Lightwater Cove

Your stay also includes an organic breakfast prepared with local ingredients. You can pop over to their farm stand, “The Woodshed”, at the entrance if you want to take some of the local produce and products home with you.

Farm stand

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Best Salt Spring B&B’s

When it comes to bed and breakfast Salt Spring Island has some great choices. Here are are three great Salt Spring Island B&Bs we recommend.

Wisteria Guest House

Enjoy the 1-acre English gardens at Wisteria Guest House which feature beautiful cascading wisteria flowers and a gorgeous guest terrace. Check out the sitting areas in the garden that are perfect for enjoying a sunny day or the large lounge with a self serve hot beverage station on those chillier days.

Sign for Salt Spring B&B Wisteria

The Wisteria has 9 different rooms to choose from, each with its own feel. It is conveniently located right in Ganges within walking distance to most attractions while maintaining a feeling of peace and quiet.

Main building at Wisteria B&B

The Wisteria is known for their delicious breakfasts and you might even get a visit from Steve the cat.

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Quarrystone House B&B

The Quarrystone House B&B is on a ridge which means you’ll be treated to beautiful sunsets and views.

Each of the rooms has a sea view, private patio/balcony, fireplace and spa bath. The rooms are located in a separate building from the main house so you get the feeling of extra privacy while maintaining the warmth of a B&B.

You’ll head to the main house for a three course breakfast and you might also enjoy the variety of animals on the property (horses, cows and sheep).

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Salt Spring Carriage House B&B

You will be welcomed warmly by the friendly owner at the Salt Spring Carriage House B&B where you can choose between a continental or full Irish breakfast brought to your door that can be adjusted to any dietary needs you might have.

Blue house and sign for B&B

The Salt Spring Carriage House has lovely gardens and you should definitely try out the hot tub. The small kitchenette may come in handy and the fireplace is a nice touch. They only have two rooms so it can fill up quickly.

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Best Salt Spring Island Accommodation for Groups

The Cottages on Salt Spring Island

Only 5 minutes from Ganges on Bullock Lake, the Cottages on Salt Spring Island are the perfect choice for groups or families.

Cottage deck with view of lake at Salt Spring Island Accommodation The Cottages

This Salt Spring Island accommodation fits 2 to 6 people with options of 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms, a comfortable living area and a full kitchen to take advantage of all the fresh produce at the farm stands or weekly market.

Row of cottages at Salt Spring Island Accommodation The Cottages

Make sure to save time to relax on the full balcony and/or patio below that include an outdoor table and Adironack chairs. There is a great BBQ area, walking trails and the lake is right there to cool off in.

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Best Salt Spring Accommodation for Families

Cusheon Lake Resort

With its own private beach, the Cusheon Lake Resort is the perfect Salt Spring Island accommodation for families. There is a small playground for the kids as well a wide range of water activities including a private dock for jumping into the lake.

Dock with chairs at Salt Spring Accommodation Cusheon Lake Resort

The cottages fit 4 to 7 people with well equipped kitchens, fireplaces and decks with views of the lake and surrounding forest. And the property is pet friendly if you want to bring the whole family along.

Cottages at Salt Spring Accommodation Cusheon Lake Resort

Enjoy the rustic charm of these Salt Spring Island cabins and the convenience of being only 10 minutes from Ganges.

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Best Budget Hotel on Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island doesn’t really do true budget options but there is at least on choice with lower prices.

Salt Spring Inn

At the Salt Spring Inn you are right in the midst of Ganges just across from the Visitor Centre and within easy walking to everything Ganges has to offer.

Sign for hotel

You can choose between rooms with shared or private bathrooms, as well as some with fireplaces and sea views. Everyone can hang out on the deck or by the cozy fireplace in the lounge.

Entrance to the Hotel on Salt Spring Island Inn

You can also have a great meal at the on-site restaurant – try the cod and chips!

Outdoor restaurant

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Best Unique Salt Spring Island AirBnb

Trincomali Yurt

The Trincomali oceanfront yurt is one of the most unique Salt Spring Island Airbnb choices. You won’t be roughing it at this customized yurt that features a full kitchen, modern bathroom and floor to ceiling windows to help you truly appreciate the stunning view.

Inside of yurt at a Salt Spring Island AirBnb

They have truly combined the feeling of a yurt with all the comfort you could want.

Kitchen in a yurt

You should definitely take advantage of the private deck with comfortable furniture and gas firepit to relax at the end of a busy day and there is also a cozy fireplace inside for those cooler nights.

Chairs on deck at a Salt Spring Island AirBnb with view of ocean

The Trincomali Yurt is one of the most unique and memorable places to stay on Salt Spring Island.

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Salt Spring Island Resort Summary

Once you have picked the perfect Salt Spring Island accommodation, all you have left to do is decide how you are going to fill each day on this beautiful island. There are certainly enough options to keep you busy but we recommend including plenty of time to relax and slow down, the perfect activity in the Gulf Islands.

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2 thoughts on “10 Best Hotels on Salt Spring Island: Accommodation Options for Every Price Range”

  1. Hi there,
    You might want to try Skipping Stone Beach B&B some day …
    It is sublime! Here is the website:
    We proudly offer a very high level of service, privacy, and one of the nicest private beaches on SSI.
    Quite a bit better value than many B&Bs on the island, too.

    Thank you!
    Tanis and Paul
    Skipping Stone Beach B&B

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