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Ocean Wilderness Inn

9.1 | Excellent
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Oceanfront B&B west of Sooke with high quality breakfast and spacious rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • The B&B's hosts were friendly and knowledgeable according to several reviewers
  • Guests enjoyed the high quality breakfasts at this B&B
  • Numerous guests praised the serene and peaceful locale
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer during their stay
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 12, 2014
Overview
Located about a 5-minute walk from the ocean on Highway 14, the Ocean Wilderness Inn is suitable for travellers who prefer a nature setting with a private beach area, a free breakfast and easy highway access.

Each of the smoke-free guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge and a private bathroom with a hair dryer. Rooms with a soaker tub, a private entrance, a sitting area and a private balcony are also available and the inn is not wheelchair accessible.

The inn also offers a private beach area, a hot tub, a computer station, 24-hour coffee, a games room, guest laundry, BBQ facilities, free parking and a free breakfast. Well-behaved pets are permitted for $25 per pet, per day.

Tugwell Creek Honey Farm & Meadery is about a 4-minute drive away, while Evergreen Centre offers shopping 16 minutes away by car. Victoria's city centre is roughly a 55-minute drive from the inn and Victoria International Airport is a 1-hour and 8-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, well-behaved pets permitted $25/pet/day, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 1, 2014)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the inn's location, breakfast, rooms and staff.

The location was praised by numerous reviewers. They described it as serene and peaceful, as well as close to parks, the ocean, Botanical Beach, hiking, restaurants and Victoria.

Many lodgers enjoyed the breakfast, describing it as delicious, filling and tasty. One patron noted, "The breakfasts were spectacular! Lori accommodated everyone's quirky dietary needs with absolutely scrumptious offerings and directed us to local restaurants which would meet our needs for the other meals".

Several guests were pleased with their accommodations. They found their rooms to be quiet, clean, spacious and tastefully decorated, with comfortable beds and linens. A couple of travellers had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

The hosts were the source of several compliments by guests. They were characterized as accommodating, friendly, flexible and knowledgeable about the area. A couple of reviewers were unsatisfied with the level of customer service they received, however (see below).
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The Bad
Although several reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few guests criticized their lodgings. They reported noise from guests in overhead rooms as well as a couple cleaning issues and worn carpets.

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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #8 of 27 Sooke B&B and Inns with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 62 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 5 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 10 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.8 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 1, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Map Marker Ocean Wilderness Inn
9171 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC