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BriMar Bed and Breakfast

9.7 | Excellent
MAP

On Chesterman Beach, great free breakfast, helpful staff, clean & modern rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Numerous lodgers praised their clean and modern rooms
  • The hotel was praised for its peaceful locale and proximity to downtown Tofino
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the quality of the free breakfast
Cons
  • A couple of guests mentioned their private bathrooms were located across the hall
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 21, 2014
Overview
Overlooking the ocean on Chesterman Beach just off Highway 4, BriMar Bed and Breakfast is geared towards travellers who prefer a beachfront hotel with a free breakfast, free Wi-Fi and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a DVD player, a desk, a seating area and a private (across the hall) or en suite bathroom with a hair dryer and free toiletries. Rooms with a wood-burning fireplace, a skylight and a claw-foot tub are also available.

The hotel also offers a private beach, a free breakfast, free parking, a garden, ironing facilities and daily maid service. Pets are not permitted. This hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Tofino's city centre and Long Beach Golf Course are both about an 8-minute drive away, while Tofino/Ucluelet Airport (YAZ) can be found a 10-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 13, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms, location and breakfast.

Many guests complimented the hotel's staff, characterizing them as friendly, knowledgeable and helpful with recommendations and tips. One patron noted, "Paula is very accommodating and helpful, and nothing is too much trouble for her. She is a definite asset to the place".

The hotel's accommodations were praised by numerous lodgers. They described their rooms as spacious, modern, clean, well equipped and well maintained, with beautiful ocean views and comfortable beds and linens. A few guests had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).

Many reviewers enjoyed the hotel's location, finding it to be peaceful, beautiful and relaxing, as well as on the beach and close to hiking, restaurants, downtown Tofino and shopping. One guest mentioned, "The location is a 5 minute drive from Tofino shops and restaurants but offers the benefit of being on a fantastic walking beach with great sunset views".

Several travellers enjoyed the hotel's free breakfast. They described it as tasty, wholesome, delicious and abundant. One patron remarked, "The breakfast each morning at 8:30am was delicious, sun-dried tomato and asparagus omelet one morning and a quiche the next morning. Fruits, yoghurt, granola and homemade bread was served every morning".
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms.

Although numerous reviewers praised their clean and modern rooms, a few lodgers had complaints about their accommodations. They complained of their bathrooms being located across the hall for certain rooms (although these bathrooms are private and not shared), as well as a poor Wi-Fi signal.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 of 47 Tofino B&B and Inns with an average rating of 5 out of 5 from 194 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9.8 out of 10 from 17 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 13, 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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Rated 9.7/10 based on 364 reviews

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Map Marker BriMar Bed and Breakfast
1375 Thornberg Crescent, Tofino, BC