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Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

9.1 | Excellent
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Waterfront location with beach access, on-site restaurant, spa, pool and hot tub

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi (and wired Internet) and free parking
  • Many guests praised the waterfront location and beach access
  • Many reviewers described impressive views from their rooms
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Several reviewers thought that their rooms were spacious and well equipped
Cons
  • A couple of guests agreed that the prices at the on-site restaurant were expensive
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the room rates were expensive
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 19, 2013
Overview
This hotel is situated on the waterfront and provides direct access to a sandy beach. Offering self-contained suites with full kitchens, soaker tubs, heated slate bathroom floors and gas fireplaces, this property is well suited for guests who are looking for more luxurious accommodations.

This property is 100% smoke free and all suites include free Wi-Fi and wired Internet. All suites also feature floor-to-ceiling windows, a gas fireplace, a balcony with outdoor seating, heated slate tile floors in the bathroom, a soaker tub, an iPod dock, a flat screen TV and DVD player, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a safe and a sofabed. Suites are also furnished with a full kitchen or a kitchenette. Wild Pacific Trail suites also include an in-suite washer and dryer. 

Studio, one- and two-bedroom suites are available and all bedrooms are furnished with a California king bed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $25 per night (to a maximum of $50 per stay). A dog wash station and waste bags are available on site.

The on-site Fetch Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and overlooks the ocean. It features a seasonal summer patio. The Float Lounge is open for light meals and alcoholic beverages from 3 pm to 9:30 pm daily. It features a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Wednesdays through Sundays from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, it also offers a new sushi menu.

On-site recreational facilities include an outdoor plunge pool, a hot tub and a fitness centre. The on-site Drift Spa offers esthetic services, facials, massage, Reiki and body treatments. Other on-site amenities include conference/meeting space, a business centre, a gift shop and a 24-hour front desk. 

Peninsula Road, a major thoroughfare in Ucluelet, is a 2-minute drive away. The town centre area, which features shopping, restaurants and art galleries, is about 3 minutes away by car or 20 minutes away on foot. The Ucluelet Aquarium, the Ucluelet Waterdome Airport (sea planes), the B.C. Ferry terminal (for travel to Port Alberni) and the Ucluelet Marina (including sport fishing charters) are all about a 4-minute drive away.

Access to Highway 4 is 11 minutes away by car, while the Tofino Airport (YAZ) is a 35-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on April 15, 2013: On-site amenities include a business centre, a gift shop and a 24-hour front desk.
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The Good
This hotel received many positive reviews from guests, among the reviews used for this analysis, and many reviewers mentioned that the location was the highlight of this property. Some guests enjoyed hearing the waves in their guest rooms, while other reviewers appreciated the direct access to the beach and hiking trails. Many reviewers described the natural surroundings as stunning, while many guests also agreed that the views from their rooms were picturesque.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and knowledgeable service. One guest said that the customer service was incredible.

Several guests described their rooms as clean, spacious, well appointed with modern furnishings and well equipped with amenities. One guest described her room as perfect, while another reviewer said that his room was luxurious.

Several reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant. However, there were a couple of complaints about restaurant prices as well as room rates (see below).
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The Bad
There were very few complaints or concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, there were some concerns about pricing.

A couple of guests thought that the menu at the on-site restaurant was overpriced and that the meals were not worth the money spent. A couple of other reviewers found the room rates to be expensive.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.7 out of 5, with 97% of 65 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #3 out of 10 hotels in Ucluelet, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 470 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 15, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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hotels in Ucluelet

Rated 9.1/10 based on 1784 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 8 hotels in Ucluelet

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Map Marker Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
596 Marine Drive, Ucluelet, BC