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Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge

Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge is a 3 star hotel in Tofino, British Columbia, Canada 1119 Pacific Rim Highway P.O. Box 389, Tofino, BC, Canada
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All rooms have ocean view, balcony and mini-fridge, on-site dining and beach access

Pros
  • Free amenities Wi-Fi, parking, local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable and praised the views of the ocean from their rooms
  • Many reviewers found the location ideal for accessing the beach
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several reviewers praised the food and selection at the on-site restaurant
  • There are kitchenette suites (with microwave, mini-fridge, stove top, dishware and cookware) available along with upgraded rooms that feature soaker tubs and fireplaces
  • The Beachfront Bistro offers dining (West Coast-Aboriginal chef creations) on site with views of the Mackenzie Beach
  • Surfing lessons and equipment rental are available on site at Tofino Paddle Surf and Tofino Cycles offers on-site bicycle rentals
Cons
  • One guest thought that there was a limited selection of TV channels

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Jul 13, 2014
Overview
This hotel is situated on Mackenzie Beach south of the town of Tofino and less than 1 minute by car from the Pacific Rim Highway (Hwy 4). Offering direct access to the beach and a somewhat secluded location, this property is well suited for guests looking to escape the city.

This property is 100% smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, furnished patio or balcony, a mini-fridge, a hair dryer and free local calls. Rooms are furnished with two queen beds, while loft rooms are furnished with one queen bed and a sofabed on the main floor and one queen bed in the loft. Deluxe rooms are furnished with one king bed and one sofabed.

Kitchenette suites are also available and are equipped with a two-burner stovetop, dishes and utensils, a mini-fridge and a microwave. These suites are furnished with one king bed. Executive suites also include a kitchenette (as described above), a soaker tub, a fireplace, one king bed and a sofabed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $25 per night for the first pet and $10 per night for a second pet. There is a maximum of two pets per room.

The on-site Calm Waters Dining Room, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Other on-site amenities include a hot tub, a sauna, a fitness centre, coin-operated laundry machines, ice/vending machines, conference/banquet facilities and concierge services. The Tofino Paddle Surf Shop offers paddle boarding and surf lessons, rentals, sales and guided tours on site. In the spring, guests may spot the gray whales that pass through the adjacent stretch of ocean on their annual migration.

Access to Highway 4 is less than a 1-minute drive away. The town of Tofino, featuring restaurants, bars, art galleries, marinas and shopping, is a 5-minute drive away. The Tofino Airport (YAZ) is about 15 minutes away by car, while the Ucluelet Ferry to Port Alberni is about a 45-minute drive away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
Many guests seemed to thoroughly enjoy their stay at this property and a few reviewers said that they were planning to stay at this hotel again, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable. Some other reviewers agreed that their beds were comfortable and that their rooms were spacious, well appointed and well equipped with modern amenities. The views of the ocean from the guest rooms were frequently cited as the highlights of the rooms. One reviewer thought that her view was astonishing.

The location of this resort was frequently praised by guests and many reviewers enjoyed having direct access to the beach. A few guests mentioned that the beach area was ideally situated in a cove that limited wind and waves. A few guests also mentioned that the town of Tofino is a short drive away.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service. Several guests praised the food and staff at the on-site restaurant.

A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and a couple of reviewers said that the Wi-Fi service was reliable.

The Bad
There were very few concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews used for this property, and among those reviews there were no common concerns. However, one reviewer mentioned that he was somewhat disappointed with the limited selection of TV channels.
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.4 out of 5, with 96% of 26 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #8 out of 15 hotels in Tofino, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 263 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.3
Very Good
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 8.3 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 375
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge is #10 out of 14 hotels in Tofino ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Renate from Riet, CH rated Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge 9 out of 10 on July 25, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Absolut beautiful view! Friendly people and great beach. Would go there anytime again."
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Yuji from T, JP rated Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge 7 out of 10 on June 20, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"2.Terrace of the room was dirty with cigarette butts. 3.We didn't use Airport. Went to yours from Victoria by car. We do not need Attractions, Shopping, but the beautiful beach. Regrettably, this time we could not have enough time to stay longer."
Hotel review by guest is Unknown
Thomas g. from Gig Harbor, WA US rated Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge 8 out of 10 on May 29, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Negative
April from Perth, AU rated Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge 7 out of 10 on March 26, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"We were on our honeymoon and they gave us an upgrade! Awesome location right on the beach."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Christine from Otley, GB rated Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge 9 out of 10 on August 07, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Chris from Nottingham, GB rated Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge 9 out of 10 on June 17, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"A unique hotel in a unique location. We will be going back next year!"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Victoria, BC CA rated Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge 10 out of 10 on March 15, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"All rooms have a balcony facing the ocean. Beautiful scenery. Too bad they don't have a swimming pool. We loved every minute of if our stay. They have a mini fridge in the room. Very convenient."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Robert and francis from Toronto, ON CA rated Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge 10 out of 10 on December 29, 2003 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The aboriginal energy was peaceful and tranquil, and the welcome that we received was authentic. We felt honoured to be visitors on their native land."


Amenities

  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Concierge
  • Bar / Lounge
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Sauna
  • News Stand
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Water Activities
  • Fishing
  • Playground
  • Ballroom
  • Jacuzzi
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Picnic Area/Tables
  • Vending Machines
  • Family Room
  • Self Laundry

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8.3
Very Good

#10 out of 14 hotels in Tofino city based on 375 guest reviews

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