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West Coast Motel on the Harbour

8.5 | Very Good
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Downtown Ucluelet, clean rooms with kitchens, indoor pool, no air conditioning

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests enjoyed the hotel's central locale and proximity to restaurants and shopping
  • The hotel's staff were praised for their friendly and knowledgeable service
  • Several guests were pleased with their clean and well-equipped accommodations
Cons
  • A few reviewers complained of no air conditioning and noise transfer
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 6, 2014
Overview
Located about a 2-minute walk from Ucluelet Harbour in Ucluelet's city centre, West Coast Motel on the Harbour is suitable for travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with an indoor pool and extended kitchen amenities near the waterfront.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a balcony, a coffeemaker, a desk and a private bathroom. Hair dryers and irons are available upon request. Rooms with a kitchen, a dining area, a separate bedroom and a living area with a sofabed are also available, as are cottages with a full kitchen, a sitting area and sofabed and a coffeemaker.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a sauna, a fitness centre, a business centre, guest laundry, BBQ facilities and free parking. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible and pets are not permitted.

Ucluelet Aquarium is roughly an 8-minute walk from the hotel, while Wild Pacific Trail can be found 4 minutes away by car. Ucluelet Big Beach is roughly a 3-minute drive away and Tofino/Ucluelet Airport (YAZ) is a 24-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: January 17, 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, staff and rooms.

Many guests praised the hotel's location, describing it as central and relaxing, as well as close to restaurants, beaches, the harbour, Ucluelet Aquarium and Pacific Rim Trail. One patron noted, "The motel is in a great location right by the small boat harbour and a short stroll from the village centre".

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by travellers, who found them friendly, knowledgeable and helpful with recommendations. One guest remarked, "A big thank you to Brenda, who, on seeing the way I looked stressed out on cracking my windscreen spent her time ringing the hire company to clarify what I should do and how much it would cost me etc. She then rang me in my room so I could get a good nights sleep. This was over and above what you expect from your motel, I was so grateful".

Several reviewers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped and quiet, with beautiful harbour views and comfortable beds. A few lodgers had complaints about their rooms, 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 the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported small-sized rooms, no air conditioning and musty odours, as well as noise transfer from the parking lot, the street and guests in adjacent rooms.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #2 of 10 Ucluelet hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 113 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.8 out of 10 from 84 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 with a 98% recommendation rate from 52 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 17, 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.
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Rated 8.5/10 based on 666 reviews

Ranked #5 out of 8 hotels in Ucluelet

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Map Marker West Coast Motel on the Harbour
279 Hemlock Street, Ucluelet, BC