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“Well appointed units” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #6 of 17 Hotels in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
Victoria, Canada
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37 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Well appointed units”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Stayed for two nights last week to celebrate a birthday. Stayed in a ground floor one bedroom unit closest to the beach. Unit featured a well appointed kitchen with a gas range, nice sized living room and dining area. The bathroom was just as nice with lovely bathrobes. The bedroom featured a comfy king sized bed with lots of pillows and lots of space.

This resort provides lots of extras that other resorts may not think of...cozy throws, candles, wonderful local coffee, providing the option of coffee press or a drip coffee maker, laundry soap, rain gear etc. There is a outdoor hot tub which is my only complaint as they could easily quardruple the size of it. There is a lovely lounge for all guests to utilize and two huge bbqs. Also for surf gear...great storage and well thought out areas for cleaning everything.

The resort is right on Cox Bay Beach (hence the resort name) which is spectacular with tons of low tide explorations and marine life. In my opinion, the best beach in the area.

Staff is warm and friendly. They make you feel welcome and its easy to tell they enjoy working at the resort. A very relaxing visit and highly recommended.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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managercoxbay, Manager at Cox Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, November 10, 2013
Dear Victoriaflower_123,

Thank you for taking time to share your recent experience here at Cox Bay Beach Resort. We are very happy that you enjoyed your birthday celebration weekend in Tofino!

Your review will be very helpful; informing future guests on what they might expect during their visit to our resort. We hope that others will also enjoy the amenities, comfortable robes and the delicious Tofino Coffee, as much as you did.

We appreciate and thank you again for your comments and hope that you will join us at Cox Bay Beach Resort during your next visit to Tofino.

Warm Regards,

Sarah Curtis
Cox Bay Beach Resort
Tofino, BC
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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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Balboa Island, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The resort protects it's lighting by putting 200 lb rocks in front of some of the lights in the parking lot. These are about a foot high and difficult to see at night. They do considerable damage to the front of your car if hit, as I discovered the hard way. Other than that, this resort is very quiet, clean, and beautiful. The spa, staff and common areas are outstanding. There is no breakfast but the units have a kitchen. Eat dinner next door at the Long Beach Resort at sunset. The food and service is quite good. The beach is wonderful. This is a peaceful and romantic place to unwind, relax, and do nothing.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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managercoxbay, Manager at Cox Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Dear 371MikeB371,

First and foremost I would like to apologize for the incident that occurred in our parking area, as we understand how frustrating this situation would be. Because of your comment we will be looking into either removing the rocks from our parking area's or making them more visible to ensure that this does not happen to any of our future guests.

I thank you for sharing the positive feedback in regards to the resort and am very happy that apart from the incident in the parking area, you thoroughly enjoyed our property and found it to be peaceful and romantic.

Our wonderful staff, common areas and facilities are what keep guests coming back to the Resort and I hope that on your next visit to Tofino you decide to do the same.

Please get in touch with me personally when you are planning a return trip and I will ensure that we make your next visit exceptionally special.

Sincerely,

Sarah Curtis
Cox Bay Beach Resort
Tofino, BC
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cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

What a trip!! great drive across Van Island and a lovely location looking out into the Pacific! Apartment was gorgeous. Two level upper duplex with 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms. There were 5 adults staying there and 2 couples and a single on the pull out sofa and there was plenty of room!! kitchen facilities were brilliant, cooked in the apartment every night and also used the communal BBQ for steaks, fish and ribs!
You are right on the beach so it was perfect. It was very misty though when we were there and chilly but you drive 15-20 minutes inland and its nothing but blue skies and hothothot.
I would most definitely recommend TACOFINO for a fish taco and inland to Kennedy Lake and Wally Creek.

Driving home one afternoon to Cox Bay and a black bear just strolled out in front of the car and crossed the road!! EPIC!!!

Room Tip: I would suggest an upper duplex apartment.
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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managercoxbay, Manager at Cox Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear Philodriscoll,

Thank you so much for your sharing your wonderful stay here at Cox Bay Beach Resort. We are so pleased that you found the units to be "gorgeous" and found there to be ample room with 5 people staying inside.

The fish, steak and rib dinners that you were able to cook while utilizing the kitchen and our common BBQ area sounds lovely. Also delicious is the locals favourite, Tacofino that you mentioned in your review.

Having encountered a black bear on your journey home is very memorable, which few people get to experience in Tofino, neverless in a lifetime.

We hope that you choose to join us here at Cox Bay Beach Resort on your next visit to Tofino.

Sincerely,

Sarah Curtis
Cox Bay Beach Resort
Tofino, BC
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We spent 3 nights here after a tour in Western Canada and could not have found a better place to wind down, relax and enjoy the ocean. The facilities / rooms / fit-out is great. Close to the beach. The resort isn't too big either, it doesn't get crowded around the hot tub or other (limited) common facilities. Short : comfort and tranquility at the beach, just perfect.

Room Tip: Ask how far from the beach, the closer to the beach the better, but all rooms have good access
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  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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managercoxbay, Manager at Cox Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear Fvdp02,

Thank you for taking time to write about how you enjoyed the comfort and tranquility of our property during your vacation to the beautiful West Coast.

We hope that you decide again to stay at Cox Bay Beach Resort during your next visit!

Sincerely,

Sarah Curtis
Cox Bay Beach Resort
Tofino, BC
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Most of the reviews for this property were very good to excellent and our experience followed form. The 1 bedroom unit was very well appointed with lovely decor and furniture. Everything worked well and the heated bathroom floor was certainly a treat. The nearby beach was fabulous with wide sandy stretches, big waves, and wonderful views. If you are wanting an ocean view from your room then this is not the place. There's not a restaurant on the property either but this didn't seem a hindrance as there's one next door at another resort and plenty of nearby choices. Short of that everything was nearly perfect. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Pretty happy to have a vacation in our own back yard. This place is incredibly dog friendly and has great facilities for surfing and showering off. Bring your bikes as Tacofino is only a short ride away. The price,it a bit on the steep side. I guess it's just strange to pay paradise tax so close to home.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Our trip to Tofino was fabulous, and we really enjoyed our time at Cox Bay Beach Resort. The shared amenities were great - hot tub, proximity to the beach, barbecue, storm watching room. The only thing is that if you are taking your dog, and book online, just make sure to send them an email in advance so that they can put you in a pet-friendly unit - otherwise you have to pay a $100 cleaning fee - broken down over a four day stay, it was still a great deal.

It had everything we could want or need in a hotel!

Room Tip: Ask for a main floor unit, and close to the beach - which allows you closer access to the shared ame...
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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managercoxbay, Manager at Cox Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Dear Risaroos,

We at Cox Bay Beach Resort thank you for taking time to write a review based on your recent stay with us. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time here along with the amenities & shared facilities on our property.

Unfortunately sometimes when booking online or through a third party; particular requests such as pet friendly units can fail to get relayed to us in advance, which then limits the chance of us having a unit that allows pets available.

In future I highly recommend booking directly. Our friendly front desk staff will be more than happy to check on availability of these units in advance to ensure we can accommodate a pet with only our normal one time $40.00 pet cleaning fee.

We hope to see you again here at Cox Bay Beach Resort on your next visit to the Wild West Coast!

Kind Regards,

Sarah Curtis
Cox Bay Beach Resort
Tofino, BC
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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
#6 Family Hotel in Tofino
#6 Romantic Hotel in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cox Bay Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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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