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Schooner Motel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   311 Campbell, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Ranked #15 of 16 hotels in Tofino
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked to stay at this motel through Booking.com but unfortunately our plans changed and I cancelled the room 13 days prior to our booking. No where on Booking.com was I advised at the time of booking or cancellation that the cancellation must be done within 14 days to avoid a charge. I called the Motel and they said not... More

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stayed at Schooners Motel for two nights in june 2014 and had a great time. We had one double room and a apartment with fully equipped kitchen. The rooms even have a couple chairs and a table on the porch so you can enjoy the fabulous view and the sunset over the fjord and the mountains. This is not... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Located downtown close to everything (grocery store is right across the street). Good view out the front windows, at least from the second-floor rooms / balcony (it was cloudy and we left before sunrise, but the view would have been nice during the daytime). Fridge is small, no microwave, but the fireplace and modern TV enhance the decor.

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Torquay Devon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Ground floor room was smelly/ musty and over furnished it was like an obstacle course ! just two of us in a double room which we shared with 5 armchairs , big couch , large coffee table . TV on side wall not opposite beds ! only one chair ( of the many) was in the right position for viewing... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here after a failure in trying to find a campsite. We were looking for a cheap option and managed to get the family room (number 3) at a good price. The room was clean but did smell a bit musty. We went over to the shop to get dinner to cook in our kitchen. Only problem was the... More

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Thompson, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

we got the LAST hotel room in Tofino at the Schooner Motel. the staff was great, the rooms were clean. I highly recommend if you just need a place to sleep. The decor was a bit dated, but when you're in "hippie country", does it really matter?

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Victoria, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We stayed at the Schooner July 30, 31, Aug 1 2013. We were well aware of some of the negative tripadvisor reviews. Booking a room by phone was easy. The owners and staff were extremely pleasant and efficient on the phone, and in person onsite. Adequate parking on the property. Our room was $150/night plus taxes. We had room #1... More

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Victoria, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We decided 5 days prior that we wanted to come back to Tofino. Our usual motel was booked, so we tried for the Schooner and were given two choices of rooms. We wanted the lower floor and had room #1. Basic, the decor a bit dated, but it suited us just fine. The location was even better than our usual... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

$293.00 for a room that was so musty we had to leave the window open and put up with being too cold. It was not by chance that this place was the only accommodation that was not booked in town. I literally felt like the stairs were going to collapse as I was making my way to the second floor... More

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Seattle, Washington
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21 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Ah Tofino! A place to empty even the tightest of wallets. This was the last of the mid week rooms at almost $200. At best a closet with 2 beds. Thin towels, sheets, coffee and walls. If you have to see Tofino and have to stay over night this may be one of the bests bargains in town. Right downtown... More

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Address: 311 Campbell, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Schooner Motel 2*
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