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Pacific Sands Beach Resort

9.0 | Excellent
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Highly praised & pet-friendly Tofino resort on beach with full kitchens & private hot tubs  

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests enjoyed the hotel's proximity to the beach and restaurants
  • Many lodgers praised their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their efficient and helpful service
Cons
  • A few guests reported slow Wi-Fi and dated decor
  • Noise transfer was mentioned by a few lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 5, 2014
Overview
Located on Cox Bay's beach just off Pacific Rim Highway, the Pacific Sands Beach Resort is suitable for travellers who prefer a beachfront hotel with extended kitchen amenities, meeting/banquet space and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a DVD player, a full kitchen, a separate bedroom, a living room with a sofabed, a fireplace, a patio or deck, a dining area, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Beach houses and hot tub suites offer an iPod dock, a jetted tub, a bathrobe for each guest and a washer and dryer.

Hotel amenities include a grocery store (limited), grocery delivery, BBQ facilities, daily surfing lessons, laundry facilities, meeting/banquet space, a library, free parking, a coffee bar and meals to-go. Pets are permitted for an additional $40 per pet, per stay. The hotel is wheelchair accessible.

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is about a 23-minute drive away, while Tofino Botanical Gardens can be found 5 minutes away by car. Radar Hill is roughly a 7-minute drive from the hotel and Tofino/Ucluelet Airport (YAZ) is a 9-minute drive away. (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 much praise going to the hotel's location, rooms and staff.

The hotel's location was praised by many reviewers. They described it as beautiful and relaxing, as well as close to the beach, shopping, restaurants, downtown Tofino, Hot Spring Cove, Pettinger Point Outlook, Radar Hill and hiking trails.

Numerous guests were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, spacious, nicely decorated, well equipped and modern, with stunning ocean views and comfortable beds. A few lodgers complained about their rooms, however (see below).

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by travellers, who characterized them as efficient, friendly and helpful with tour and dining reservations. One patron remarked, "The staff could not have been more helpful, cheerfully accommodating our every need including some rather unusual ones. The manager even let us use her private office for an hour-long conference call".
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.

Although the majority of lodgers were pleased with their well-equipped and clean rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported uncomfortable sofabeds, slow Wi-Fi, no in-room telephones and dated decor.

Noise transfer was an issue for a few reviewers. They complained of noise from guests in adjacent rooms and rooms overhead, as well as some road noise.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 15 Tofino hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 770 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.5 out of 5 with a 94% recommendation rate from 95 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.8 out of 10 from 35 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.
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hotels in Tofino

Rated 9.0/10 based on 1601 reviews

Ranked #5 out of 14 hotels in Tofino

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Map Marker Pacific Sands Beach Resort
1421 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino, BC