We stayed here for four nights, and were made so welcome by Mandy and Dwaine (not forgetting Charley the dog!). The three ensuite guest rooms, two double and a twin, share a sitting and dining area, and fridges, freezer, coffee machine, microwave etc. Superb cooked breakfasts include homemade bread, yogurt, jams. The wrap around veranda has rockers to sit in and enjoy an evening drink. There is an information folder with details of local restaurants, attractions etc. We were sad to leave, I had lived in Ladysmith as a child and this was a wonderful trip down Memory Lane.
Your Perfect Getaway ~ Hawley Place B&B
Come and feel the magic of this gorgeous Victorian replica B&B home with all of the modern conveniences and comforts.
Be pampered in one of our newly-updated spacious and well-appointed guest rooms each with private en-suites. Relax and enjoy our home as if it was your own. Whether you want to take a walk and hike the Holland Creek trail, see our historic Ladysmith area or simply enjoy our porch rockers and gardens. There is something for everyone!
Ladysmith is a heritage seaside town with many ocean, beach and island activities including great marinas in our protected harbour (warmest water north of San Fransisco), hiking trails, wineries and golf courses. All close by.
When visiting central Vancouver Island, live theatres such as Ladysmith Little Theatre, Chemainus Theatre or the Cowichan Theatre offer an excellent variety of performances from professional to local theatre groups. We have some excellent local restaurants, pubs & cafes such as The Fox and Hound Pub, Maya Norte Restaurant. Also, it’s just a short drive to the Crow and Gate English pub and The Mahle House for a great dining experience.
We are a good midway stop between Victoria and Tofino, as well many easy day trips can also be made from here.
We look forward to your stay.
What Happy Visitors Have to Say!
A fantastic place to stay and such a positive experience
“Mandy and Dwaine the new owners greeted us with a very warm and welcome that made us feel right at home. Mandy has a great eye for interior design and every room was beautifully appointed, You wake up every morning to a delicious selection for breakfast that is especially cooked for you at the time you have requested. The gardens are beautiful with plenty of areas to sit and relax in the very quiet location of the B&B.
“They have such warm and engaging personalities as well as a great sense of humour. They also have two wonderful small dogs for you to enjoy. It is a fantastic place to stay and such a positive experience. We stayed in the King room for two nights, it has a water view as well as beautiful decor. We highly recommend Hawley Place B&B. There many attractions and eating places near by and Ladysmith is a lovely town over looking the Harbour.”
Ron August 9, 2016
Great place to recharge
“After a terrible day of traveling, I’d written off every possible redemption of the day. Luckily, Mandy greeted my very late arrival with some chocolate biscuits and the comfy bed in the nicely appointed room allowed me to continue the next day. She even gave me a ride the next morning for me to continue my journey. Just don’t start a corny joke competition, as various guests and Dwaine have the habit of joining in.”
Frank B September 9, 2016
In one word… it was “perfect”!
“We truly appreciated your friendly hospitality when we stayed at your beautiful home. We feel we have new friends in Ladysmith and Qualicum Beach, BC. When we think of our trip, we will definitely have happy memories of our stay with you. Hopefully we will return one day.”
Barb and Pat Oldfield October 1, 2016
A new standard of excellence
“My wife and I when traveling stay frequently at B & B establishments. Our recent one week stay at Hawley Place in our book has established a new standard of excellence in terms of overall service, quality of food, and host’s attentiveness to detail. We are looking forward to our next stay at Hawley Place in the not too distant future.
“We highly recommend that you too should give Mandy, and Dwaine the opportunity to let you experience what it’s like to stay as their guests at this one of the kind establishment.”
Ruth and Thomas H October 9, 2016
It was like being in heaven without dying
“I loved all of it. The extra comfy bed, the warm welcome, the cleanliness of the B&B, the location, the food, the owners. I disliked absolutely nothing, it was all superb.”
Barbara (CA) December 1, 2016
Really lovely. I don’t normally leave reviews, but this was a great find. Beds were comfortable and the breakfast was downright amazing (do order the bacon bennies!). Hosts were terrific. Will definitely stay again!
JD March 19, 2017
Nicest B&B we’ve stayed in
“I particularly liked the warm, welcoming, elegant vibe. I could properly relax here. If you like pub food, there are three pubs nearby. There’s a fantastic bakery in Ladysmith. We like Mary Fox, the potter in Ladysmith as well.
“Hawley Place was the whole package: super clean, elegant, wonderful hosts (warm, but unobtrusive). The breakfast was to die for – homemade bread, homemade granola, homemade yogurt, homemade jams, top-notch Eggs Benny. We’ve stayed at a lot of Airbnbs and B&Bs. This is the nicest we’ve stayed in. It’s less than 90 minutes from home, but we would love to stay here again.”
Alice April 9, 2017
Beautiful, cozy home away from home
It was wonderful to get to stay at Hawley Place B&B, we got very lucky to find them. The owners were amiable and charming; we enjoyed some wonderful conversations with them. The facilities are extremely well finished: beds are comfortable, washrooms are clean… We very much enjoyed our stay and would stay again if we’re ever in the area.
Don May 18, 2017
The best B and B ever!!
Pros: Everything. They had a fridge and microwave to use in a little common area near the bedrooms. Very convenient!!!
Cons: Can’t think of one thing to change.
Location: The ocean and a lovely park is a minute away. Groceries, banking, fast food up the street. Quaint downtown of Ladysmith is close. Beautiful scenery.
This is a beautiful house styled after grand Victorian homes. My room was large and clean with a nice ensuite. The bed was so comfortable and I had the best sleep of my trip in this quiet and comfy room. Breakfasts were amazing with homemade yogurt, musli and berries to start along with a carafe of great coffee and a pitcher of juice. I could toast my own fresh bread if I desired or ask for 1 of 4 or 5 breakfast choices. The cooked breakfasts I had were amazing! Delicious with generous servings. The hosts were very friendly and kind… Lovely people! I hope to be lucky enough to stay there again sometime. Coffee or tea is always available to make using pods. Coffee cake or like available.
Anonymous June 6, 2017
Fantastic Stay!! Thank you Mandy and Dwaine!
Pros: Everything mentioned above…..it is a great experience and we hope to go back one day!
Cons: Nothing…they have covered it all! Don’t even hesitate to book your stay at Hawley Place, you will not regret it….guaranteed!
Location: Close to all amenities, shopping, parks, TransCanada, downtown! Perfect quiet location, dead-end street, can walk or relax on the beautiful grounds!
So where to begin?! This was our very first B&B experience and we are sure no other B&B will ever compare! We loved everything about it from the Hosts, to the beautifully appointed King Suite and all amenities, to the gorgeous lush grounds and close proximity to everything Ladysmith has to offer! The comfortable suite was such a ‘sweet’ surprise in the lovely turret with a wonderful huge ensuite! The bed was amazingly comfortable and finished with fantastic bamboo linens that were the absolute best! If that wasn’t enough the breakfasts were scrumptious….not your continental style but the full meal deal of fresh fruits, and all things local and homemade including breads, jams, yogurt, granola and various eggs Benedict including one with smoked salmon…..so so delicious!! We cannot rave enough about Hawley Place and it’s wonderful warm owners, beautiful location and fantastic hospitality! Do it!
Joanne July 8, 2017
Beautiful and Welcoming
Pros: The ambiance of the house, room and grounds. The breakfast was amazing, very delicious and filling. The host was extremely kind and helpful.
Cons: Nothing at all, it’s perfect!
Location: Ladysmith is a lovely small town on the east coast of Vancouver Island. We enjoyed a nice walk from the park to the boat harbor.
This is a beautiful and welcoming B&B in Ladysmith B.C. Host Mandy was so kind and helpful, giving us suggestions for dinner and what to see and do in the area. She was very helpful to us when we were having difficulties with our reservation for the next night and allowed us to use the telephone to attempt to sort out the problem. Breakfast was absolutely lovely! Please consider the Seafood Eggs Benedict…it’s delicious. Mandy tries to source local products for her breakfast and many items were homemade including bread, yoghurt, and jam. It was truly a culinary experience! This is the best B&B we’ve stayed at in many years. We would highly recommend this location!
Brian & Carma July 25, 2017
Outstanding Bed and Breakfast Experience
Amazing hospitality upon the moment we arrived. The breakfast was outstanding and the room meticulously clean and prepared for a four star experience. We recommend this bed and breakfast to our family and neighbors.
Ardith August 13, 2017
Home from home with style
We stayed here for four nights and had a wonderful time. The weather was incredibly hot, but the room had a fan and an aircon unit. The Anglo/Canadian hosts were very friendly and helpful with local restaurants etc., and the cooked breakfasts with home made jams, yogurt, bread, delicious. The three guest rooms, all en suite, shared a large landing with fridge & microwave and downstairs a lounge and dining area. The wraparound veranda was a pleasant place to sit in the evenings after supper, the locals eat early. Thank you Dwayne, Mandy & Charlie! Ladysmith is convenient for the BC Ferry service from Nanaimo to Vancouver.
Peter September 11, 2017
Hawley Place is the best Bed and Breakfast we have ever stayed at. Dwaine and Mandy are amazing hosts and we are sad to leave after a fantastic 2 night stay. Our room, the house and gardens, the fantastic breakfasts, their attention to detail, everything was outstanding, they couldn’t have done more. We would love to return one day. Thank you.
Ruth Breeze September 13, 2017
Quaint and Charming B&B with terrific hosts
First time visitor . Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hawley Place B&B. Charming historic home, with warm and welcoming hosts. Very helpful with directions, nearby attractions and suggestions on where to dine. No issues with wifi. Rooms are bright and clean. Comfy beds. Breakfast is included and you will be amazed by the selection. Well presented breakfast items and every mouthful was delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed my morning coffee while rocking away on the front porch. What a great way to start your day.
Your home away from home, only downside, our stay wasn’t long enough!!!
Highly recommend on your next visit to the Ladysmith area.
Sandra Walter September 25, 2017
Stylish yet warm and friendly
Rosemary October 5, 2017
A must do experience in Ladysmith.
We couldn’t have asked for a more charming & friendly getaway. The breakfast choices were a plus & the meal was a real treat. Charlie, the doggy ambassador put the whole experience over the top Will return
Belinda October 24, 2017
A Delightful and Memorable ExperienceThe picturesque house is in a nice and quiet residential area. The large, clean and comfortable room had an electric fireplace and a most comfortable bed. The hot, menu selected breakfast was outstanding and had delicious local jams and fruits. Mandy was a most welcoming and gracious hostess. We will certainly be back!
Michael November 11, 2017
We loved our stay here – especially the smell of fresh baked bread in the morning! Thank you both for your hospitality. Till the next time!
Valerie and Doug December 18, 2017
Location: Location is a little hard to find. Away from any retail or restaurants but fine with a rental car.
Very beautiful home. Nice people very helpful sweetest guard dog ever.
Allison January 15, 2018
Home from Home
Home from home – and I love my home! So friendly, warm in every way – perfect! Not enough room to praise enough! Thank you!
Connie and Warwick February 14, 2018
This is a hidden gem!! Easy access to all mid island destinations. Lovely couple and a beautiful spot! Feels like our home away from home only better!! Did we mention the fantastic breakfast!!
You simply can’t find a better place to stay. We have traveled to many places and I would say this is the nicest place to enjoy your long vacation or quick visit. Mandy and Dwaine make you feel right at home.
Bonnie May 9, 2018
Wonderful Place to Stay
My husband and I recently stayed at the Hawley B&B for 2 nights for our anniversary. It is a fantastic spot for a getaway. We were greeted with an extremely warm welcome by Mandy and Dwaine, who spoiled us the whole time. The place is beautiful inside and out, and the gardens are immaculate (thanks to Mandy’s green thumb)! The breakfast was delicious, and we would highly recommend this place and will definitely be back!
Trevor and Sara May 13, 2018
Wunderschönes B&B, liebevoll und geschmackvoll eingerichtet, persönlich und professionell geführt, sehr gutes Frühstück, Kaffee/ Tee /Obst/ Gebäck steht immer bereit
Beautiful B&B, lovingly and tastefully furnished, personally and professionally run, very good breakfast, coffee/tea/Obst/pastries is always ready.
Brigitte June 25, 2018
Great place to stay for a holiday
We thoroughly enjoyed our five night stay at Mandy and Dwaine’s lovely B n B. Very comfy bed, delightfully presented spacious room with good wifi (a must when traveling a long way from family). Breakfasts were scrumptious and plentiful and sitting on the verandah amongst the lovely garden in the evening was a pleasure. Dwaine had plenty of suggestions for dinner as well as knowledge of the area. A trip to Torfino was certainly doable in one day as was a day in Victoria, if that’s all the time you have. We thoroughly enjoyed our days on Vancouver Island and found Ladysmith a very convenient base for our sight seeing. Only downside was we didn’t stay long enough. Would certainly stay here again without hesitation.
M. Fenton June 30, 2018
We stayed one night after a friends wedding. The hosts allowed us an early check in so we could change. The king bed was so comfy and the outside noise was minimal. Breakfast was excellent – home made yogurt, local berries, homemade jams, bread, hollandaise sauce etc. This was our first b&b. We will definitely do it again.
Val July 8, 2018
The “Perfect” Place to stay on Vancouver Island.
We just returned to Ontario from British Columbia after a fantastic holiday, due in a large part, to our lovely 5 day stay in July at Hawley Place B & B with owners Mandy and Dwaine Williams. I wanted to host a 75th birthday party for my wife. Not being familiar with the area I didn’t know where to start looking for a venue and Mandy suggested their back yard. 25 people attended and It was absolutely perfect – what a setting. Mandy and Dwaine went above and beyond to make it an occasion not soon to be forgotten.
Our room was wonderful, the breakfasts, with several different choices were amazing. We also enjoyed meeting the others who were staying there at the time as well. Couples from England and Germany.
The other great thing about this B&B is its location on Vancouver Island. Everything is very convenient for side trips to Victoria, Nanaimo, Lake Cowichan, Port Alberni to name but a few. And Chemainus, the little town, famous for it’s 39 outdoor murals, is right next door. What more could you ask for.
I could go on, but I think I have made my point. It is a destination we will definitely return to at our first opportunity.
Thanks again Mandy & Dwaine, what a lovely place you have and thanks again for all your help.
Mike July 20, 2018
Corta pero memorable
Nos encanto la hospitalidad de Mandy, la limpieza y decoracion de la casa y el arreglo del jardin. Ella prepara unos desayunos SENSACIONALES!!! La mesa del desayuno es preciosa, con un gusto por el detalle poco repetible. El yogurt es hecho en casa , asi como el fantastico y tradicional Canadiense Lemon Curd. Y para colmo , Mandy nos llevo de vuelta a la gasolinera donde para el Tofino Bus que fue nuestro medio de transporte. Muchas gracias por hacer nuestra estancia en su B+B inolvidable a pesar de su brevedad.
Short but memorable we loved Mandy’s hospitality, cleaning and decorating the house and arranging the garden. She prepares some sensational breakfasts!!! The breakfast table is lovely with a taste for the little repeatable detail. The yogurt is homemade, as well as the fantastic and traditional Canadian Lemon Curd. And to top it off, Mandy took us back to the gas station where for the Tofino Bus that was our means of transportation. Thank you very much for making our stay in your B + b unforgettable despite your brevity.
Alicia July 21, 2018
Nicest B&B we have ever stayed in
This is the nicest B&B we have ever stayed in. Everything about Hawley Place is top shelf. Owners are superb, the breakfast fantastic and accommodation very comfortable. East access to many touring opportunities and hiking locations. Thank you!
Robert July 26, 2018
Terrific hosts, stunning gardens
Mandy and Dwaine work night and day to keep the gardens immaculate, and the table laden with homemade bread, yogurt, jams and other yummy treats. I don’t know how they do it all. They also helped us with maps for a local hike and suggestions about restaurants. They were perfect hosts. I highly recommend.
Kristina August 13, 2018