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
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23 February 2021

If orca watching, beachcombing and maybe a bit of surfing are your idea of a good time, plan a trip to Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Natural wonders abound in Pacific Rim National Park and the waters of Clayoquot Sound. Tofino is remote, but these resorts and lodges stand ready to shelter you in comfort and style.

Tofino Resort and Marina

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Tofino Resort and Marina
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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.

Wickaninnish Inn

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Wickaninnish Inn
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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, 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.

Ocean Village Resort

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Ocean Village Resort
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Set right on MacKenzie Beach, Ocean Village Resort has unbeatable access to surfing and sunsets. The rustic beehive-style cabins 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.

The Shoreline Tofino

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The Shoreline Tofino
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Specializing in vintage cabin vibes, the Shoreline Tofino has suites tucked into several classic A-frame buildings on the water’s edge. Snuggle up in a comfy Canadian-made bed topped with an alpaca blanket, sip locally brewed coffee or listen to the surf from your private deck. Wander down to the boat dock, or explore the restaurants and bars of downtown Tofino, a 10-minute walk away.

Wildpod Glamping

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Wildpod Glamping
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The six geodesic domes of Wildpod Glamping offer a creative, comfortable way to camp right in Tofino. 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.

The Maq Hotel

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The Maq Hotel
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Still one of the most affordable places to stay 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.

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  • Cox Bay Beach Resort

    Hotel
    4.7/5 (374 Reviews)
    Cox Bay Beach Resort
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    From $250 Per night per room
    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.
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    Middle Beach Lodge

    Hotel
    4.3/5 (406 Reviews)
    Middle Beach Lodge
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    From $129 Per night per room
    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.
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    Wya Point Resort

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    Wya Point Resort is run by the Ucluelet First Nations people 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.

    Chesterman Beach B&B

    Bed and Breakfast, Inn
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    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.
    These recommendations were updated on February 23, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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