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Cox Bay Beach Resort

Cox Bay Beach Resort is a 4 star hotel in Tofino, British Columbia, Canada 1431 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino, BC, Canada
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On the beach with beautiful views, this hotel requires a 2-night minimum stay

  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests praised the beachfront location
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as well appointed and well equipped with amenities
  • Several guests found their rooms to be clean and spacious
  • Several reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly service
  • A couple of guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • No on-site restaurant
  • A couple of guests thought that the hot tub closed too early (9 pm in the winter, 10 pm in the summer)

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Aug 30, 2013
This hotel is situated on a private beach southeast of downtown Tofino. Offering direct beach access, an on-site fitness centre and a yoga room, this property is well suited for guests who are looking for an active yet relaxing vacation.

This property is 100% smoke free and all suites include free Wi-Fi, a TV and DVD player, a full kitchen, in-room laundry facilities, a queen-sized sofabed in the sitting room, a desk area and a gas fireplace. Suites are furnished with one king or one queen in the master bedroom, and two-bedroom suites feature a queen bed in the second bedroom. Some rooms feature ocean views.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $40 per stay. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, a meditation and yoga room, a sauna, an outdoor hot tub (open from 9 am to 9 pm in the winter and from 9 am to 10 pm in the summer) and a lounge area with a book, magazine and board game library. The lounge area also features a large fireplace and kitchen for entertaining. There is also a look-out pavilion featuring excellent views of the ocean and a fireplace.

Access to Highway 4 is less than a 1-minute drive away. The town of Tofino is 9 minutes away by car and features restaurants, bars, art galleries, marinas and shopping. The Tofino Airport (YAZ) is 11 minutes away by car, while the Ucluelet Ferry to Port Alberni is about a 43-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on April 2, 2013: Pets are permitted for an additional fee of $40 per stay. The hot tub is open from 9 am to 9 pm in the winter and from 9 am to 10 pm in the summer.
The Good
Many guests described enjoyable experiences at this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis, and several aspects of the property were complimented.

The rooms were frequently described as well appointed and well equipped with modern amenities and appliances. One reviewer enjoyed his room's contemporary design, while another guest said that her room had everything she needed. Many reviewers mentioned that they appreciated the in-suite kitchens and laundry facilities.

Several guests agreed that their beds were comfortable and that their rooms were clean and spacious. Several reviewers praised the views from their rooms and one guest described seeing spectacular sunsets.

Many reviewers enjoyed the beachfront location and one guest found this hotel ideally located for surfing and beach walks. Several guests enjoyed the on-site hot tub, sauna and fitness centre.

Several reviewers found the staff to be friendly, while a couple of other guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.

The Bad
Among the reviews sourced for this analysis, there were very few concerns or complaints found for this property. However, a couple of guests thought that the hot tub closed too early (9 am to 9 pm in the winter and 9 am to 10 pm in the summer). Several reviewers were disappointed that not all rooms had views of the ocean. gave this hotel an average score of 4.6 out of 5, with 96% of 76 guests recommending the property. ranked this hotel #5 out of 15 properties in Tofino, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 140 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 2, 2013 to verify some information.
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Guest Reviews
Very Good
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 8.8 / 10
No. of guest reviews: 222
Guest Ranking Explained

Cox Bay Beach Resort is #7 out of 14 hotels in Tofino ranked by the ratings provided by guests.


  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Sauna
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Beach (Nearby)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Picnic Area/Tables
  • Family Room
  • Self Laundry

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Very Good

#7 out of 14 hotels in Tofino city based on 222 guest reviews

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