We stayed at the Cox Bay Beach Resort in late November and had one of the two-bedroom suites that we shared with another couple. Each suite had a full bathroom so we had no problems "sharing" the bathroom with the other couple. The suite came equipped with a full size fridge and stove, a dishwasher, dishes for six, some small appliances (like a kettle, blender, coffee maker) as well as a good selection of pots and pans. There was also a large washer/dryer which came in handy. The dining area had a table and chairs for four, and the living room had a nice couch, some chairs, a gas fireplace and a flat screen TV. There was also a good sized covered deck with a table and chairs accessible from the living room.
The suite was very clean and well decorated, and did not have any of the worn or dated furniture mentioned by an earlier reviewer. The bed was very comfortable and had nice fresh white sheets and a duvet. The bathroom had lots of towels, shampoo, soap, conditioner, a hair dryer, and robes. We found the rooms to be quite dark, especially the bathroom which really needs extra lighting above the mirror. Forget about doing any reading at night in the bedroom or the living room unless you bring your own light.
Common areas included a sauna, gym, hot tub, and a lounge which has a few books and magazines as well as a wood burning fireplace, a kitchen and two BBQs right outside the door.
Cox Bay Resort is right on a good beach for walking although Chesterman Beach (next beach to the north) is much longer if you want some additional exercise. The resort does not have any dining facilties but it is located right next door to Long Beach Lodge where you can easily get meals (although not cheaply). Tofino is about a 10 minute drive, and there is a good selection of eating establishments with differing price ranges.
Finally, there is lots of secure parking seperated from the main road by a coded gate. Front desk staff were very friendly and we enjoyed our stay very much.
With regard to comments by some other reviewers, we did not experience any noise problems but we were on the second floor well away from the stairs. I can see that noise could become a problem if you are situated in a lower unit near the stairs. I do agree that the cleaning service was late in the day (probably around 4pm). Also the price is not cheap but we were lucky enough to get a good deal on Travel Zoo. The resort web site also has different deals so watch for those if you want to lower the cost of you stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Cox Bay Beach Resort, where the West Coast of Vancouver Island meets the full might of the Pacific Ocean, nature envelops you in a spiritual way. Powerful winter storms inspire awe while summer calm instills a sense of peace and tranquility. Cox Bay Beach Resort offers forty West Coast decor one and two-bedroom beach house suites. The resort also boasts a well-appointed common-use fitness centre, sauna, outdoor hot tub overlooking the beach, a wi-fi-enabled lounge with an expansive stone fireplace, and an elevated look-out pavilion where guests can sit, read and enjoy the unrivaled views of Cox Bay Beach. Nestled next to Pacific Rim National Park and situated within Clayoquot Sound, only a seven minute drive to the world-famous village of Tofino, Cox Bay Beach Resort provides easy access for exploring all the magnificence this World Heritage site has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cox Bay Beach Hotel Tofino