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On the beach with ocean views and limited in-room amenities, this hotel requires a minimum 2-night stay

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests praised the views of the beach from their rooms
  • Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Many guests enjoyed relaxing in the on-site lounge
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the food at the free breakfast
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
Cons
  • Many guests found their rooms to be small
  • A few reviewers were disappointed that their rooms were not equipped with standard amenities, like TVs and hair dryers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Aug 30, 2013
Overview
This hotel is situated on a beach on the west side of the island, south of the town of Tofino. Offering private cabins that accommodate up to six people, this property is well suited for guests in need of accommodations for families or small groups.

This hotel offers a selection of rooms, suites and cabins located in buildings around the property. All rooms include free Wi-Fi. Rooms in the lodge offer full or partial views of the ocean and are furnished with one queen bed and a balcony. Headlands suites feature ocean views, a fireplace, a soaker tub, a balcony and one king bed. 

Single, duplex and triplex cabins all feature a kitchenette, a fireplace and a hide-a-bed. Select cabins also include a private hot tub on the balcony. Cabins are furnished with one queen bed, one queen bed and one double bed, one queen bed and one twin bed, or one queen bed and one king bed.

Rooms in the lodge on the beach are furnished with two twin beds, one queen bed, two queen beds or one king bed. Select rooms also include a kitchenette.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select units for an additional fee of $40 per stay.

A free breakfast is served daily from 8 am to 10 am. This property does not have an on-site restaurant.

Other on-site amenities include a lounge area (including a free hot beverage station, books and board games), a private beach, a fitness centre, guest laundry facilities and a BBQ area.

Access to Highway 4 is less than a 1-minute drive away and the town of Tofino is 5 minutes away by car and features restaurants and bars, art galleries, shopping and marinas. The Tofino Airport (YAZ) and the Long Beach Golf Course are 16 minutes away by car. The Ucluelet Ferry to Port Alberni is a 48-minute drive away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on April 2, 2013: This property does not include typical amenities, such as a TV or a hair dryer. Pets are permitted in select units for an additional fee of $40 per stay. The free breakfast is served daily from 8 am to 10 am.
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The Good
Many guests described overall positive experiences at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests praised the pleasant views of the beach and natural surroundings from their rooms. One reviewer thought that the views were spectacular. Several guests described their rooms as well appointed and a couple of reviewers agreed that the accommodations were rustic and cozy. 

A few reviewers appreciated that their units had amenities such as a fireplace, kitchenette, balcony and soaker tub. A couple of guests found their beds to be comfortable. However, a few guests were disappointed that certain amenities they were expecting to see were not available (see below).

The food and selection at the free breakfast were frequently praised by guests. One reviewer enjoyed the great coffee, while another reviewer described the selection as including delicious homemade muffins and cinnamon buns. 

The staff were frequently complimented and guests described the front desk agents as friendly and helpful.

The on-site lounge area in the lodge was enjoyed by many guests. Several reviewers mentioned that they appreciated the secluded beach location.

Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.
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The Bad
There were few concerns or complaints found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, many guests found their rooms to be small and one reviewer said that there was little space available for laying out her suitcase.

A few guests were surprised by the limited in-room amenities, specifically the lack of a TV or a hair dryer. One reviewer described her room as "bare bones".
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.3 out of 5, with 93% of 58 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #6 out of 15 hotels in Tofino, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 398 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 2, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
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Very Good
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10 / out of 14
hotels in Tofino

Rated 8.2/10 based on 1126 reviews

Ranked #10 out of 14 hotels in Tofino

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Map Marker Middle Beach Lodge
400 Mackenzie Beach Road, Tofino, BC