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Long Beach Lodge Resort

9.0 | Excellent
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Beachfront locale, free breakfast, some units with kitchens, great staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's beautiful beachfront location
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their friendly and professional service
  • Many lodgers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • Several guests enjoyed the free breakfast selection, quality and dining space
Cons
  • A few guests felt the room rates and restaurant prices were too high
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 20, 2013
Overview
Located on the beach just off Pacific Rim Highway, Long Beach Lodge Resort is suitable for travellers who prefer an oceanfront hotel with extended kitchen amenities, an on-site restaurant, a free continental breakfast and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's guest rooms and cottages comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a DVD player, a coffee and tea maker, a mini-fridge, a desk and a private bathroom. Units with a full kitchen, a separate bedroom, a jetted tub, a gas fireplace, a dining area and a living area with a sofabed are also available and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include a private beach, a hot tub, a sauna, a fitness room, meeting space, a business centre, a coffee bar, a gift shop, surf lessons, free parking and a free continental breakfast. On-site dining is offered at The Great Room, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Pets are permitted for $50 per pet, per stay.

Tofino's city centre and Jamie's Whale Watching Tofino are both about a 9-minute drive from the hotel, while Beaches Grocery can be found 5 minutes away by car. Tofino/Ucluelet Airport (YAZ) is roughly a 9-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $50/pet/stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: December 12, 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 location, rooms, staff and breakfast.

The hotel's location was praised by numerous guests. They described it as beautiful and relaxing, as well as close to the beach, the forest, downtown Tofino and restaurants.

Many lodgers were pleased with their rooms at the hotel. They found their accommodations to be clean, cozy, quiet, well equipped and spacious, with spectacular ocean views and comfortable beds.

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by reviewers, who characterized them as friendly, professional and helpful. One patron remarked, "The attitude of the staff here was to try in every way to make our stay as positive as possible; everything we had asked for was provided".

Several travellers enjoyed the free breakfast, and described it as excellent, ample and delicious, with a beautiful dining room. One guest noted, "It was delicious... for extra $$ you can order eggs and other items a'la carte but we were quite satisfied with what they had out for us. Premium coffee and tea, lots of croissants, cinnamon buns, cereals, yogurts and fruits".
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the cost and noise transfer.

A few guests complained about the cost of staying at the hotel. They found the room rates to be expensive and the restaurant to be overpriced.

Noise disruptions were mentioned by a few reviewers. They reported noise in rooms near the restaurant at breakfast and dinner time, as well as noise in rooms near the outdoor hot tub due to its automatic jets.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #2 of 15 Tofino hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 1,079 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.6 out of 5 with a 94% recommendation rate from 100 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9 out of 10 from 60 reviews.

The author called the hotel on December 12, 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 9.0/10 based on 2237 reviews

Ranked #4 out of 14 hotels in Tofino

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Map Marker Long Beach Lodge Resort
1441 Pacific Rim Highway P.O. Box 897, Tofino, BC