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Tofino Motel Harbourview

8.9 | Very Good
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Downtown Tofino, great rates, helpful staff, clean and well-equipped rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • The hotel's rates were found to be affordable and low by many lodgers
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's location as central and close to the beach
Cons
  • A few guests reported noise transfer in their rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 6, 2014
Overview
Overlooking the harbour on Highway 4 in downtown Tofino, Tofino Motel Harbourview is geared towards travellers who prefer a well-priced and centrally located hotel with extended kitchen amenities, free Wi-Fi and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a balcony, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge and a desk. Rooms with a kitchenette are also available and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.

The hotel also offers free parking. Up to two pets per room are permitted for an additional $15 per room, per stay.

Chesterman Beach is about a 7-minute drive from the hotel, while Tofino Botanical Gardens can be found 3 minutes away by car. Tuff City Skate Park is 5 minutes away on foot 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, 2 pets/room $15/room/stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 19, 2014)
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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, rates, rooms and staff.

The hotel's location was praised by numerous guests, who found it close to downtown Tofino, restaurants, shopping, the marina, Chesterman Beach and a grocery store. One patron noted, "Right in the heart of Tofino and convenient to everything, restaurants within walking distance, marina, hiking, and serves as a great basecamp for adventures in Pacific Rim National Park".

Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's rates. They described them as reasonable, affordable, excellent, cheap and low.

Several reviewers enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, spacious, well maintained, well equipped and quiet, with great harbour and mountain views and comfortable beds. A few travellers had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by patrons. They were characterized as friendly and very helpful with suggestions and recommendations.
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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 the majority of reviewers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported a lack of toiletries, small and old TVs and noise transfer from guests in adjacent and overhead rooms.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #7 of 15 Tofino hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 125 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.7 out of 10 from 122 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.8 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 8 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 19, 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
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7 / out of 14
hotels in Tofino

Rated 8.9/10 based on 516 reviews

Ranked #7 out of 14 hotels in Tofino

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Map Marker Tofino Motel Harbourview
542 Campbell Street, Tofino, BC