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Cox Bay Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   1431 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada   |  
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Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Tofino
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

The resort is so pretty and the rooms are super comfortable. With direct access to the beach, outdoor hot tub and friendly staff, the resort has it all. We came away feel very refreshed and would love to visit again in the summer.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We stayed here for part of our honeymoon, but wished we had spent the entire trip at this location. We loved every moment of it, the setting was beautiful and the whole experience was perfect in every way. Our unit was just the right size, and had everything we could possibly want or need in it. We were very close to staying next door at Long Beach but once we arrived we realized we had made the right choice. We hope to return someday and stay longer next time!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I have always wanted to stay at Cox Bay Resort, but it can be a little pricey. Luckily I was recently able to find a very good deal online and in the car I was..driving for a night to Tofino. The staff were very friendly when you walk in, and the place is so tranquille.

I was put up in a 1 bedroom condo, that had a fireplace, a huge kitchen, a bath tub that you get lost in and the most comfrotable bed ever! At the end of the walk way is the hot tub for everyone, where you can sit in at night and listen to the waves of the beach that is literally knocking on the front door.

The only downside is that there isn't a view from your condo, you're looking into othger condos, so it kinda teases you as you can hear the roaring ocean off in the distance.

Love, Love, Love this place and would book it again, if I can find that deal!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Campbell River, Canada
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17 hotel reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Really difficult to give a rating!
Pros:
Unit facilities: great!... full kitchen, gas stove, gas fireplace, dishwasher, washer & dryer etc., BED... super comfy -didn't want to get up (especially as it was raining the whole time), nice bathroom amenities. Flat screen tv, with dvd.
Unit condition: hide-a-bed/sofa in living area was worn and torn, not very comfy to sit - this was the only seating in the living area - with a rattan chair - also not very comfortable.
Resort: Friendly and helpful staff, the unit was spotlessly clean.
Cons: No view of the ocean from our ground floor unit... (we go to Tofino for the ocean views!). There was a major pathway which went right in front of our bedroom... we had to keep the blinds closed, and our windows closed at night - so no sleeping with the sound of the ocean surf pounding! ;(
The top floor units (especially close to the ocean, and those that are two story) probably had some ocean view.
There is a lounge area (had to get a key to access) - with a fireplace (it was never lit while we were there), comfy chairs etc., but still did not have a view of the ocean - just of the hot tub.
There is a viewing loft (had to get a key to access)which was up a flight of stairs (not great for mobility impaired - and had only 4 chairs, the view was obstructed by trees and vegetation so sitting and relaxing to enjoy the ocean was restricted. However, we did enjoy watching the brave surfers!!
If the weather is great, and if the lack of view does not bother you - this is a great resort - room amenities - would definitely recommend., Only 10 minutes into Tofino and all that it has to offer...

We stayed at their "sister resort" Middlebeach Lodoge last year - and preferred it for the incredible "hang over the ocean" view and wonderful continental breakfast - even though there were no cooking facilities.

Probably not go back to Cox Bay, - not because of room, service or amenities, but because we need the ocean view and sounds.

Room Tip: absolutely top floors or very close to the ocean... ground floors have no view... also footpaths go...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Courtenay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Stayed in early January. Reasonable rate on the room.
I have stayed before and had just as good of an experience this time.
The rooms are clean and well appointed. Beds are super comfy.
There is a full kitchen which is great. Bring your stuff to prep your meal and have a romantic meal by the fireplace.
The hot tub is clean and most enjoyable.
The beach is right off the resort ..and beautiful. Great to get out and walk the beach, watch the crazy surfers out there in January!
The gym is nice and big, equipment clean and well maintained. Sauna there, but never made it in.
My only complaint...there were no housecoats in the room. Would have made the walk in Jan from your room to hot tub more enjoyable. Run fast!!
Oh, and a radio or little stereo for the living room area. We were not there to watch TV, but the ability to play music would be nice. We did end up moving the clock radio out of bedroom and plugged in ipod.
Recommend the stay...we will be back again!

Room Tip: stop at Coombs Country Market on the way...pick up some goodies for your meal there. Fun to add a st...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

My son, his wife and I spent a few days over New Years at Cox Bay. The rooms were comfortable and well stocked, the viewing room was lovely and warm (a great place to watch the kids surfing) and the hot tub was a great way to relax while they surfed and for them after surfing. I even tried out the exercise equipment and sauna as I was not interested in surfing. On New Years Eve we barbequed salmon and veggies on one of the barbeques provided outside the lounge then watched the fireworks on the beach which were amazing! That evening we sat in the lounge and played Scrabble while other families partied, many stopping by to visit with us by the fire. We drove into Tofino for groceries and lunch one afternoon and into Ucluelet to hike the Wild West Coast trail and for lunch another day. The resort was right on a great surfing beach and the surfing and boogie boarding were terrific (so I was told over and over again). I personally can recommend the hot tub and sauna! There was easy access to Tofino, Pacific Rim Park and Ucluelet from the resort.

Room Tip: We were on the lower floor in the middle section, so couldn't look out at the window at the beac...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Cox Bay Beach Resort

Address: 1431 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Tofino
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Tofino
#5 Family Hotel in Tofino
#8 Romantic Hotel in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cox Bay Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 39
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