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3-minute walk from ocean, good rates, mixed room reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to downtown and the ocean
  • The hotel's rates were found to be reasonable and fair by many lodgers
  • Several reviewers were satisfied with their clean and spacious rooms
Cons
  • Some guests reported worn rooms and musty odours
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 7, 2014
Overview
Located about a 3-minute walk from the ocean and a 1-minute walk from Tofino's city centre, the Schooner Motel is geared towards travellers who prefer a well-priced and centrally located hotel with extended kitchen amenities and free Wi-Fi near the waterfront.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a desk, a seating area and a hair dryer. Rooms with a kitchenette, a fireplace, a dining area, a separate bedroom and a living room with a sofabed are also available and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

The hotel also offers guest laundry, a common kitchen area, free coffee and free parking. Pets are not permitted.

Tuff City Skate Park is about a 1-minute walk away, while Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is 29 minutes away by car. Co-op, Tofino Food Store is roughly a 1-minute walk from the hotel and Tofino/Ucluelet Airport (YAZ) is a 15-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 28, 2014)
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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 and rooms.

The hotel's location was praised by numerous reviewers, who found it central, as well as close to the ocean, restaurants, shopping, a grocery store, downtown Tofino and art galleries. One patron noted, "Very convenient location with starting point for excursion, restaurants, food shops and everything else at walking distance".

Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's rates. They described them as reasonable, budget friendly and fair. 

Several guests were satisfied with their lodgings at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, well equipped and spacious, with nice ocean views. Some travellers were disappointed with their accommodations, however (see below).
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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.

Although several guests were satisfied with their clean and spacious rooms, some lodgers criticized their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn linens, musty odours, broken appliances and uncomfortable beds. Noise transfer from guests in adjacent rooms was also reported by a few lodgers.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #14 of 15 Tofino hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 28 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.6 out of 10 from 23 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 28, 2014 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
6.0
Fair
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14 / out of 14
hotels in Tofino

Rated 6.0/10 based on 37 reviews

Ranked #14 out of 14 hotels in Tofino

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Map Marker Schooner Motel
315-321 Campbell Street, Tofino, BC