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Jamie's Rainforest Inn

8.3 | Very Good
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5-minute drive from city centre, great staff, clean rooms, some issues with Wi-Fi 

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the helpful and informative staff
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to Chesterman Beach and the forest
Cons
  • A few guests complained of poor Wi-Fi and no in-room telephones
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 19, 2013
Overview
Located about a 5-minute drive from Tofino's city centre along Pacific Rim Highway, Jamie's Rainforest Inn is geared towards travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with extended kitchen amenities, on-site dining and easy highway access. 

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge and a microwave. Rooms with a kitchenette, a gas fireplace, a living area with a sofabed and a jetted tub are also available and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.

The hotel also offers a sauna, BBQ facilities, a meeting room, a business centre, bicycle rental, a gift shop, free parking and a restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pets are permitted for an additional $40 per room, per stay. 

Chesterman Beach and Tofino Botanical Gardens can both be found about a 2-minute drive from the hotel, while Tofino Harbour Waterdome is a 6 minute drive away. Tofino/Ucluelet Airport (YAZ) is roughly 10 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $40/room/stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: December 11, 2013)
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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, location and rooms.

The hotel's staff were praised by many lodgers, who found them helpful, professional, accommodating and informative. One patron remarked, "If you want to optimize your trip do not hesitate to ask the hotel's staff for help. Everyone on the team is awesome".

Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it close to the forest, Chesterman Beach, bike paths, downtown Tofino, Long Beach and whale and bear watching. A few guests found the hotel a little far from the town, however.

Several travellers enjoyed the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, quiet, modern and well equipped, with comfortable beds and linens. A few lodgers complained about aspects of their rooms, 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 the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few lodgers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported no in-room telephones, poor Wi-Fi signals, a lack of cooking utensils and dishes and some hallway noise. 
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.5 out of 10 from 55 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 of 22 specialty lodging in Tofino with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 37 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 with a 93% recommendation rate from 28 reviews.

The author called the hotel on December 11, 2013 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.
Guest Reviews
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hotels in Tofino

Rated 8.3/10 based on 579 reviews

Ranked #9 out of 14 hotels in Tofino

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Map Marker Jamie's Rainforest Inn
1258 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, BC