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“Good price for Tofino” 3 of 5 stars
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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 #15 of 17 Hotels in Tofino
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“Good price for Tofino”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed here one night while in Tofino. The little patio off of the room was nice to sit on and relax after the drive from Victoria. We were facing the sound so we had a great view. The room was nice but lack-luster. It was within walking distance to most of Tofino and sits right in front of Jacks.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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MarinaWestTofino, Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the views from the balcony after your long drive!

We appreciate your business and hope to see you again!


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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It is a challenge to book a decent room at a reasonable rate in Tofino; however Marina West Motel defiantly fit the bill. I was looking for 1 night, Friday Aug 30, 1st night of a long weekend, most places required 2 nights minimum so I was glad to find Marina West. Strangely enough it was cheaper to book through Hotels.com, I hate doing that because I would rather the establishment gets all the money, but that is their choice.

Anyway, obviously going through a booking agency you get probably the worst unit and I expected that and we were only there 1 night so was not an issue. The room did appear to be the runt of the litter facing the parking lot but still very impressive. It was up about 6 steps from the vehicle level so you still had a bit of a view of the harbor and water. Nice large comfortable (and clean) bed, microwave, flat screen TV with many channels, soap, shampoo, etc., the unit had no tub only a shower which was fine, a small sitting area outside each unit with a table and 2 chairs. All around, better that what I was expecting.

It is just a few blocks to the main street, so within easy walking distance to ‘town.’ There is a pub and a restaurant on the harbor front, a lovely window spot to watch seals and the whale tour boats come in. The food was excellent as was the service, friendly, informative, and quick but not rushed at all.

They also provide whale tours from there dock at a reduced price if you are staying there. I would not hesitate to stay there again or to recommend it to a friend.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MarinaWestTofino, Front Office Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. For future reservations, please feel free to phone ahead to request a room with a full bath, and to inquire about our best seasonal rates or our Ultimate Getaway Package! Thank you for choosing Marina West Motel as your Tofino accommodation provider. We appreciate your business!


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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Learned of this motel through Island Daily Deals offer and our two night stay included a $50 credit at their pub/diner. Staff were friendly and professional throughout process of booking, check in and check out. We recommend the diner which shares the menu with pub; we ate three of our four lunch/dinner meals there. :)
We took advice of other reviewers and requested a room on the second or third floor for harbour view. Only disadvantage of that was there is no elevator and two flights of stairs were somewhat difficult for my boyfriend (with his mobility issue).
The one small complaint was the noisy fan in the bathroom. It automatically goes on with light so there's no avoiding the rumbling noise of it. The noise carries as we could hear it from a room beside or below us, too.
We'd stay there again but would choose a second floor room (for fewer stairs).

Room Tip: Request a 2nd or 3rd floor room with view of harbour.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MarinaWestTofino, Front Office Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. Yes, our Island Daily Deals are great value! Marina West Motel also offers the Ultimate Getaway Package, which includes a two night stay for two, complete with dinner vouchers. This package is great value and is available all year long through our website!

You can find the Ultimate Getaway Package details on our website www.marinawest.com

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Thank you for your business!

The Front Desk Team at Marina West Motel
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We got a reasonable deal off the internet at the last minute and were not disappointed. A short walk from the main part of town, and next to the water and a pub with food. Most rooms had a good view, although those on the ground floor could only see the car park. The room was clean, comfortable and functional but not spacious. Unfortunately, it used to be a smoking room and we could still detect a slight smell. However, it was a cheap deal!

Room Tip: Higher floors have better views. Ask them if your room used to be a smoking room if you don't li...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MarinaWestTofino, Front Office Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your review! We offer many different deals both online and in-house. Our most popular of which is our Ultimate Getaway Package, which is a fantastic value, and can be found through our website www.marinawest.com!

Your comments about the smell of smoke in your room has been noted and our Housekeeping Team has eliminated the issue. We appreciated your feedback on this matter!

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We stayed at Marina West for 3 nights. We loved the location as it was easy walking distance to shops and restaurants in town. The hotel staff were excellent. The manager, Brielyn, provided us first class service when we booked over the phone on short notice. Jess at reception when we arrived was very personable and helpful in recommending places to eat and see and other helpful tips for our stay. Other reception staff were always friendly and helpful too. Our accommodation was amazing. The room had everything we needed and more. Beautiful views of the area from our top floor balcony and windows. The room was very clean and the hotel staff serviced it well. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - very relaxing, comfortable, and quiet - great way to destress! We highly recommend this place to stay and will definitely return.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view of the water if you can. The suites are very nice - comfy king size bed, lot...
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MarinaWestTofino, Front Office Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Guest

Amazing review, thank you!

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! Our Team is very committed to providing the best service possible and we strive daily to make everyone's stay as enjoyable as yours.

Your comments were warmly received by all our staff!

We hope to have the pleasure of accommodating you again in the near future!

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Keswick, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We took a short notice trip to Tofino, 2 day stay, with fantastic weather,, motel was very nice, room was clean and bed very comfortable, wi fi was a liitle short on availability but other than that
place was fine, steep drop to lower levels not really great for folks with mobility concerns .

Room Tip: Ground level in side wing, east side, no view of the ocean, so no advantage , west side is very nice...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MarinaWestTofino, Front Office Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your review!

Your comment about our Wi-Fi was correct. We did experience some Wi-Fi issues for a short period of time. The issue has since been resolved and the Marina West continues to offer free, stable Wi-Fi to all our guests!

We really appreciate your feedback and hope that we have the opportunity to accommodate you again soon!

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I dont usually stay in town when I go, so it was nice to be able to walk where ever we wanted to go. We booked last minute on a long weekend so we were lucky to get anything. It was ok for the price $120. during high season through Booking.com. Having said that the room was dark and not very clean. What bothered me most were the other guests. They were loud all night and smashing glass in the parking lot ect. I wouldnt go with kids for sure. The staff were friendly enough check in/out was the usual.

Room Tip: Ask for a upper room with an ocean view, try to avoid the lower parking lot ones
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MarinaWestTofino, Front Office Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your review. We regret to hear that the sound level from other guests lessened your experience with us. Our Night Staff work hard to minimize noise related issues, if they arise, and are always just a phone call away should a guest require service or assistance.

Our Motel does offer great deals not only through booking.com but also through our own website, www.marinawest.com, in the form of discounted room rates and our Ultimate Getaway Package, which is a fantastic value!

During your next visit to Tofino we at Marina West would love to accommodate you again and provide to you an experience that will exceed your expectations.

Thank You!

The Front Desk Team at Marina West Motel
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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Marina West Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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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