The Best Hotels in Tofino, Canada

Choose a condo hideout right by the beach
Choose a condo hideout right by the beach | Courtesy of Cox Bay Beach Resort / Expedia
Julie Fanselow

If orca watching, beachcombing and maybe a bit of surfing are your idea of a good time, plan a stay at accommodation in Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Natural wonders abound in Pacific Rim National Park and the waters of Clayoquot Sound. The town might be remote, but these places to stay in Tofino stand ready to shelter you in comfort and style, all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Tofino Resort and Marina

Resort

A king room with desk, chair and bed dressed in crisp white linen at the Tofino Resort and Marina, Tofino, British Columbia.
Courtesy of Tofino Resort and Marina / Expedia

Right on the waterfront, rooms at Tofino Resort invite the outside in, with large windows and balconies looking out on Tofino Inlet or the rainforest. You’ll be well rested for the adventurous activities on offer, including freediving, sport fishing and wildlife watching. Have the 1909 Restaurant crew cook your catch, then meet the locals at the Hatch Waterfront Pub.

2. Wickaninnish Inn

Boutique Hotel, Inn, Spa Hotel, Hotel

A luxurious, cedar-lined suite with fireplace overlooks the Pacific Ocean at the Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, British Columbia.
Courtesy of Wickaninnish Inn

Part of the global Relais & Châteaux portfolio, the Wickaninnish Inn is an especially elegant choice. It is perched over the water, 4km (2.5mi) south of downtown Tofino. The well-appointed rooms and suites spread out over two buildings at this Tofino luxury hotel, with amenities ranging from binoculars for eagle spotting to bathtubs with a view, plus Helly Hansen raincoats and pants for your beach walks. The Pointe Restaurant, one of Canada’s finest eateries, has a panoramic view of the sea, and the Ancient Cedars Spa offers relaxation.

3. Ocean Village Resort

Resort, Cabin

Guest pods line the shore as visitors walk across the sand with paddle boards at the Ocean Village Resort, Tofino, British Columbia.
Courtesy of Ocean Village Resort / Booking.com
Set right on MacKenzie Beach, Ocean Village Resort has unbeatable access to surfing and sunsets. The rustic beehive-style cabins at this Tofino beach hotel are mere steps from the sand; the garden suites may lack views but are a great value. Other family-friendly amenities include water gear rentals, beach toys, an indoor pool and guest laundry.

5. Wildpod Glamping

Glamping, Apartment

The luxurious interior of a geodesic dome pod at Wildpod Glamping, Tofino, British Columbia, looks out over the Pacific Ocean.
Courtesy of Wildpod Glamping / Airbnb

The six geodesic domes of Wildpod Glamping offer a creative, comfortable way to do glamping in Tofino right. Each pod has a queen-size bed, kitchenette, propane fireplace and a private ocean-facing deck. Perched on a small peninsula just west of the city center, it’s a short stroll to a bike rental stand, art galleries and local food favorites, including the Common Loaf Bake Shop and Tofino Licks ice cream.

6. The Maq Hotel

Boutique Hotel

A wood-lined wall sits behind a king-size bed in a suite at The Maq Hotel, Tofino, British Columbia.
Courtesy of The Maq Hotel / Expedia

Still one of the most affordable hotels in Tofino, The Maq recently enjoyed a total makeover, with brand-new beds, smartly updated bathrooms and retro-chic decor. The onsite pub has live entertainment, or pick up something from the beer, wine and spirits store to enjoy in your room. When you book, ask about noise levels or views if those things matter to you.

7. Cox Bay Beach Resort

Hotel

The kitchenette and seating area surrounding a fireplace in a suite at the Cox Bay Beach Resort, Tofino, British Columbia.
Courtesy of Cox Bay Beach Resort / Expedia

Just 8km (5mi) south of Tofino, Cox Bay Beach Resort is set on a beautiful beach with condo-style accommodations, all with full kitchens and decks. The common areas – including a lookout lounge, library and fitness room – are perfect places to hide out when the weather turns foul. Activity options include onsite yoga classes and surf lesson packages.

8. Middle Beach Lodge

Hotel

A large bed with crisp white sheets and sumptuous blanket is bathed in sunlight in a suite at the Middle Beach Lodge, Tofino, British Columbia.
Courtesy of Middle Beach Lodge / Hotels.com

Middle Beach Lodge spreads over 40 acres (16ha) south of Tofino, with a private beach, rugged headlands and miles of trails lending a remote, self-contained atmosphere. Guestrooms and suites are arrayed across two timbered lodges and 20 cabins, many built with lumber reclaimed from old buildings in Victoria. Spend your days stand up paddleboarding, whale watching or taking a boat tour to Hot Springs Cove.

9. Wya Point Resort

Resort, Apartment

A First Nations carving supports the roof beams and stands in front of ocean views from the Wya Point Resort, Tofino, British Columbia.
Courtesy of Wya Point Resort / Expedia

Wya Point Resort is run by the Ucluelet First Nation on 600 acres (243ha) of old-growth forest. It is 33km (20.5mi) south of Tofino, making it a somewhat shorter drive from the east coast of Vancouver Island. Beachside and forest accommodations include luxury lodges, yurts in several sizes and campsites. Stay put or explore the nearby town of Ucluelet, a smaller, less touristy version of Tofino.

10. Chesterman Beach B&B

Bed and Breakfast, Inn

The Lookout Suite at the Chesterman Beach B&B is lined with wood and features a raised bed and comfy armchairs and dining area.
Courtesy of Todd Byrnes owner Chesterman Beach B&B

Chesterman Beach is a beloved vacation spot, south of Tofino. This small property is ideally positioned at the south end of the sandy expanse, perfect for beach walks spring through fall and storm watching in winter. Two suites (one grand, the other cozy) face the open ocean and a self-catering garden cottage is tucked nearby, but still close to the water.

See what else the island has to offer with our guide to the best places to stay on Vancouver Island – all bookable with Culture Trip.

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