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“Average motel. Disappointing purchase through Expedia.” 2 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
British Columbia, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Average motel. Disappointing purchase through Expedia.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with my husband in winter using Hotwire (Expedia). Hotwire advertised a slashed rate of 265.00/night, "75% off Winter Sale", and I so I purchased for 66.00/night. What a deal right? Turns out the Marina West has a regular rate of 69.00/night, so I saved a whopping 3 bucks. Lesson for ya -- don't book through Hotwire. They refused to change our reservation once we saw the lame "deal" we got, despite contacting the BBB. The Marina West is a very average large motel on a giant parking lot overlooking a marina. We got a room without a bathtub and asked to switch to a room with a tub. The front desk did so at a $10 upgrade (queen room with fireplace). Our new room had a tub but the fireplace was broken (had an Out of Order sign on it). We were frustrated with the whole situation and just stayed put. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to stay at a decent budget motel. I would definitely suggest that the Marina West sort out why Hotwire is advertising their motel as such a great Tofino deal when it actually is a 3.00 savings - it just leads to disappointed guests before they've even arrived.

Room Tip: Rooms near pub will be loud late at night on weekends. Rooms advertised as more expensive with firep...
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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Victoria, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed using a Groupon. We were pleased with the clean room and the beautiful view. The staff was friendly and helpful.
Groupon included a whale watching trip. Our Captain Ike was fantastic. Although we didn't see a whale he made the experience unforgettable and will be one of the best memories we will ever have.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Comox, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty much everything you need except shopping. It has a competent restaurant for breakfast. A good pub to wind down at night. A private pier to go on. Whale watching business right there. And a hotel with friendly staff and clean rooms. They also allow pets for a $40 fee. I definitely will stay there again.

Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
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9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It was easy to find and close to town. We check in around 6pm & rested for a bit but when we decided to go have dinner @ the diner, it was close. It's only open from 8-3 on sunday to thursday. Front desk didn't inform us about it. We then have to scramble to look for a place to eat. Wifi doesn't work at all. Good size room for our family. The bed is comfortable. The room could use a better cleaning. Found some beer bottle underneath the bed. One of the outlet cover is off and very dangerous specially having little people with us. Overall, we will come back again given the chance.

Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had harbour view rooms and took advantage of groupon deal. If looking for high end, it is not here but if you want good value it was great. We did have partiers outside our window at 1:30 but they soon went to bed. The diner had great breakfasts and watching the harbour load boats etc. was great fun. Whale watching was included in the deal and we saw a couple of greys. Jeff was a great guide.

Room Tip: # 32 had a couch in the living room and separate bedroom. Lovely harbour view
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hope, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I booked this room through Groupon and I guess they don't want return visits. I would have thought that the owners would want to put there best foot forward so you would tell others and return yourself. Won't happen. The room I was given had no views what so ever so if you choose to stay here make sure you don't get a room in the building right behind the office. Plus be prepared to be woken up around 1AM when the patrons for the pub begin leaving. Having said that the room was clean and the bed comfotable

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Nice place to stay , has great views of the harbor from balcony , suites have a separate bedroom a king bed with a kitchenette, every thing you need for an extended stay , staff was very friendly and very helpful, close enough you can walk the downtown area.

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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:
#4 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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