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Duffin Cove Resort

7.7 | Good
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Oceanfront, 7-min. walk from town centre, good rates, but mixed room reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many lodgers praised the hotel's beautiful scenery and proximity to the town centre
  • The hotel's rates were found to be affordable and reasonable
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
Cons
  • Some guests reported dated decor and poor Wi-Fi signals
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 20, 2013
Overview
Located on the ocean at Duffin Cove and about a 7-minute walk from Tofino's city centre, Duffin Cove Resort is geared towards travellers who prefer well-priced and centrally located accommodations with a private beach and extended kitchen amenities.

Each of the hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a balcony, a mini-fridge, a kettle, a desk and a hair dryer. Rooms and cottages with a kitchen or kitchenette, a fireplace, a living room with a sofabed and a separate bedroom are also available, and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

The hotel also offers BBQ facilities, a picnic area, a private beach and free parking. Pets are permitted for an additional $25 per pet, per night.

Alternative Tofino's Indoor Climbing Gym is about a 4-minute drive from the hotel, while Tofino Food Store can be found 2 minutes away on foot. Mackenzie Beach is roughly a 5-minute drive away and Tofino/Ucluelet Airport (YAZ) can be found 16 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, rates, staff and rooms.

Numerous reviewers enjoyed the hotel's location, finding it close to downtown, the ocean, a grocery store, pharmacy, shopping and restaurants. One guest noted, "The location is terrific, just steps away from the main part of Tofino. It's like a cabin in the woods, except it's in the middle of a popular resort destination".

The hotel's rates were praised by many guests. They described them as reasonable, affordable, well priced and a bargain.

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by travellers, who characterized them as friendly, efficient and helpful with directions. One patron remarked, "I loved how friendly the staff on site were. Both before and during our stay they answered all our questions and were always helpful and cheerful".

Several lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, quiet and well equipped, with breathtaking ocean views. Some guests criticized their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms.

Although several guests were pleased with their well-equipped and clean rooms, some lodgers were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported dated decor and appliances, slow Wi-Fi, noise from guests in adjacent rooms, uncomfortable beds and some cleaning issues.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #13 of 15 Tofino hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 75 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.9 out of 10 from 63 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 with an 87% recommendation rate from 55 reviews.
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.
Guest Reviews
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11 / out of 14
hotels in Tofino

Rated 7.7/10 based on 374 reviews

Ranked #11 out of 14 hotels in Tofino

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Map Marker Duffin Cove Resort
215 Campbell St, Tofino, BC