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Marina West Motel
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   634 Campbell St | Box 69, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada (Formerly Weigh West Marine Resort)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 16 hotels in Tofino
Bowen Island, Canada
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“renos really improving this place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

My friend and I visited this resort once in the spring (under the name Weigh West, now Marina West), when it was rough water and misty, and later in the fall under sunny skies. Both stays were memorable, though the latest was superb. The resort had been updated, and continues to be. The whale watching was amazing, especially in the latest with the grey whale coming under our boat and gazing at us. The food has drastically improved as has the decor. The only criticism I have is that the new restaurant has too bright lighting, and felt like I was dining in a lighthouse atmosphere. (Do some table candles or equivalent instead). The beds are comfortable and the rooms are quiet and well appointed with fridge, coffee maker and microwave, with view balconies throughout. The staff was friendly and accommodating to all our needs, and it was one stop shopping with the whale watch dock, the pub and restaurant all in one place.

Room Tip: upgrade to the second floor. Our corner balcony in 67 was super.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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encounters1, General Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, October 13, 2012
Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and all of the improvements that we have made. Thank you as well for your feedback regarding our restaurant lighting. We are still making improvements and we look forward to the opportunity to host you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Ryan Orr
General Manager
Marina West Motel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

Average rooms, wicked location and best breakfast spot in town. The onsite pub was the #1 hotspot on Saturday night. I forgot my (expensive) yuppie pillow, and they sent it back free of charge! I can't highlight how awesome this hotel is.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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encounters1, General Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, October 13, 2012
Thank you very much for your review. Reviews such as yours are always wonderful to read. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience so much and we hope to see you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Ryan Orr
General Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

Rooms were clean and quiet, which is what we were looking for. I wish the windows would open, because the room got really stuffy. Decore is outdated, but bedding was comfortable. Not the best, but certainly not the worst motel I've stayed at.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you very much for your review and we appreciate your feedback. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to host you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Ryan Orr
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Marina West Motel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Stayed for 2 nights in February 2012. A nice motel - not a 5 star but the room was clean and faced the water. Central location in Tofino - so close to everything. They had a very nice pub next to the motel - great food and cold beer!! Off season rates were fine and if you can be in Tofino during storm season-it is worth the trip. Awesome days on the beach during a storm!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the water!!
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  • Stayed February 2012, 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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encounters1, General Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, October 13, 2012
Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and glad you were able to enjoy our pub as well. We look forward to the opportunity to host you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Ryan Orr
General Manager
Marina West Motel
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Firstly, this motel has upgraded and changed more than just its name. (ex- Weigh West) We read a few reviews here on trip advisor and presumed the worst. We were pleasantly surprised.
Sumptuous bed, clean rooms/linens and bathroom amenities. Young staff that were glad to help with cheery dispositions.
An outstanding location! The big yellow Barn is just the beginning of the Tofino adventure.
Easy walking distance to all that the little surfing town has to offer. Good for Tofino, no box stores.
well done on the upgrades (patio chairs, curtains etc). We visited during peak season, so it was busy, still, no worries.
Restaurants...wow. Jacks waterfront Pub was cozy and busy, the Greenroom diner served excellent valued meals with by far the best view in town.
We used Booking.com and were glad we did! Oh yeah, we visited the beaches too. :)

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet. No elevators. Everybody gets a harbour view!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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encounters1, General Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, October 13, 2012
Thank you very much for your review and for all of your positive feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed all of the upgrades and look forward to the opportunity to host you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Ryan Orr
General Manager
Marina West Motel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

My boyfriend and I have been coming to Tofino for a couple years, and we were happily surprised with the changes this place has made. The renovated pub has a great atmosphere, and Karaoke Night on Wednesday was a blast! You gotta get in early though, the line-up to get in was out the door!
The room was clean, and the staff were friendly, but it was obvious that the renovations hadn't quite made it to the hotel rooms yet apart from a flat screen TV. I hope when we return next year, the rooms will be updated like the pub and restaurant.
Would definitely stay here again. Great location and excellent pub right on property.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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encounters1, General Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, October 13, 2012
Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and glad that you were able to get in for some karaoke! We are in the process of making gradual improvements to the entire property so hopefully by the time you return, you will see even further changes.

Sincerely,

Ryan Orr
General Manager
Marina West Motel
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Additional Information about Marina West Motel

Address: 634 Campbell St | Box 69, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada (Formerly Weigh West Marine Resort)
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Marina West Motel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marina West is a very unique west coast oceanfront resort that offers the perfect setting for whale watching, eco adventures, fishing, boating, hot springs trips, beachcombing. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Weigh West Marine Hotel Tofino

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