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Beachfront hotel featuring luxurious rooms and a restaurant and spa on site

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as well appointed and well equipped
  • Many reviewers described beautiful views from their rooms
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive and professional service
  • Many guests praised the food and service at the on-site restaurant
  • Several reviewers praised the services provided at the on-site spa
Cons
  • A couple of guests thought that the room rates were expensive
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Freebies
Free Wi-fi
Free Parking
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 5, 2013
Overview
Situated on Chesterman Beach, this two-building property's rooms all feature private balconies overlooking the beach or ocean and come equipped with a soaker tub and fireplace, making this hotel well suited for guests who prefer luxurious waterfront accommodations.

This property is 100% smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV with pay-per-view movies, a DVD player, free local calls, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a microwave, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a soaker tub, a fireplace and a private balcony. 

Select suites also feature a combination of other amenities including heated bathroom floors, a sofabed, a canopy bed, a two-person multi-jet shower and/or wet bar. Lofts offer two levels, a full kitchen and dining room and a living room with a queen sofabed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $40 per night for the first pet and an additional $20 per night for a second pet. This hotel also offers an outdoor pet-washing station for post-beach walks.

There are multiple on-site dining options available at this hotel. The Pointe Restaurant serves dinner, dessert and Sunday brunch, while the On The Rocks Bar and Lounge serves light meals and dessert. The Driftwood Cafe serves breakfast and lunch as well as snacks. Room service is available daily from 7:30 am to 9 pm.

The Ancient Cedars Spa, located on site, offers body and esthetic treatments. Other on-site amenities include an on-site library with games, DVDs, books and local artifacts, on-site wood carving demonstrations, a fitness centre and an art gallery. There is also a shuttle service to downtown Tofino and the Tofino Airport ($20 each way and operates from 9 am to 5 pm), free babysitting services for guests enjoying meals at the on-site restaurant (subject to availability) and a complimentary Saturday morning leisurely group hike led by a local naturalist (reserve your spot ahead of time).

Access to Highway 4 is about a 2-minute drive away. The town of Tofino, featuring restaurants, bars, art galleries, marinas and shopping, is a 7-minute drive away. The Tofino Airport (YAZ) is about 15 minutes away by car, while the Ucluelet Ferry to Port Alberni is about a 45-minute drive away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on April 2, 2013: Free Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, most were very positive. Many guests indicated that this hotel has become one of their favourites.

Many guests were impressed with the luxuriousness of their rooms and many reviewers thought that their rooms were well equipped with modern amenities, including heated bathroom floors and soaker tubs. Several guests mentioned finding thoughtful extras in their rooms, including binoculars for whale watching from the room and rain jackets in the closet on stormy days.

The views of the beach, rock faces, and ocean were frequently praised. A few reviewers mentioned that they appreciated having direct access to the beach from the property.

The staff throughout the hotel were frequently described as attentive and professional. Many guests seemed pleasantly surprised by the quality of service they received. One guest said that the staff go above and beyond every time, while another reviewer thought that the service was outstanding from check-in to check-out. One guest, who was celebrating a special occasion, was contacted by the chef for dinner menu requests.

Many guests described enjoyable meals at the on-site restaurant. The wait staff were described as impeccable by one guest, while another reviewer described the food as inventive and incredible.

Several reviewers enjoyed the on-site spa services and one guest said that it was one of her best experiences at a spa.

A few reviewers appreciated that this hotel permitted pets and provided pet welcome bags and a dog-washing station.
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The Bad
There were very few complaints or concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, a couple of guests thought that the room rates were expensive. One couple found the overall atmosphere a bit formal and another guest agreed that the on-site restaurant was quite upscale. This guest said that his meal was more about presentation than quantity.
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.8 out of 5, with 100% of 6 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #3 out of 15 hotels in Tofino, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 442 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 2, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
9.1
Excellent

Rated 9.1/10 based on 524 reviews

Ranked #5 out of 14 hotels in Tofino

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8 out of 10 | Elisabeth stayed May 24, 2004

Map Marker Wickaninnish Inn and The Pointe Restaurant
500 Osprey Lane, Tofino, BC