We went here for a three day getaway. Flew into Victoria and rented a car for the 4.5 hour drive (easy and beautiful) to Tofino. We got a double room with a seaview and balcony. The hotel is located right on the beach so you get great sunsets (if it isn't clouded over) and the entertainment of watching the crazy surfers in mid winter tackle the waves crashing on the beach. The room was very clean, nicely furnished and mostly quiet (although twice we did get a significant amount of running water noise from an adjacent room). The balcony had two chairs for sitting outside , which we did on a sunny day. The gas fireplace makes the room all tghe more cozier - you'll need it in the winter after a hike, walk on the beach or , if you are insane, surfing. Actually watching the surfers was good fun.
The restaurant is excellent although expensive - we had dinner twice and three breakfasts. Continental breakfasts were included and you can supplement these for a few dollars more with hot dishes. The one complaint I have is that a hot tub is advertsied, as part of the surfing club. Well, it is available, but located about 100 meters away across the parking lot from the hotel - not exactly convenient or well situated for views. We did not use it because of the location - however the two person tub in the room was a nice alternative. We had room 213 which is a pretty good room. The best rooms are probably on the third floor over the restaurant because of the views. Be careful that you do not get a room right next to the restaurant on the second floor because my guess is that it will be noisy and it will definitely have a restricted view because the restaurant extends out, thus blocking part of the view.
There are a number of good restaurants in Tofino and a great little pizza spot in Ucelulet. The hotel is next to the Pacific Rim National Park (and UNESCO Biosphere) and has a number of great hiking trails and great beaches. Our Canadian neighbors do a great job with their parks and should be commended. They have their priorities right in this area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our luxury Oceanfront Tofino Accommodations! A luxurious beachfront resort for the discerning traveler, is perched on the edge of Cox Bay, between the pristine beauty of Pacific Rim National Park and spectacular Clayoquot Sound. This cedar-shingled lodge offers 5 star amenities and casual service in a rustic setting, creating a perfect, serene retreat from everyday responsibilities. This area has become a year-round destination for those who revel in unspoiled wilderness. Walk along endless stretches of deserted beach, hike rainforest trails, explore the galleries and shops or simply sit, relax, watch and wonder at it all.Experience the natural beauty, exceptional amenities and handcrafted cuisine at Long Beach Lodge Resort, our luxurious Tofino resort located on a beautiful beach front acreage on Vancouver Island's rugged West Coast. The Resort is set amongst the native coastal vegetation and takes full advantage of the expansive sandy beach and the open ocean with wild west coast surf... in fact it is one of the few Tofino hotels that can claim such a spectacular locale. Come view Tofino's biggest waves from the comfort of our iconic Great Room and partake in some of our award-winning cuisine!Long Beach Lodge is the ONLY resort on Cox Bay Beach offering ANY of these in-house services:full service restaurant & lounge (Great Room) surf instruction & rentals with spa-like change rooms, lockers, hot tub & sauna (Surf Club Centre) boat charter service (Marine Adventures); whale watching, bear watching and other wildlife viewing We are honored to be recognized as the #1 Vancouver Island Resort by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine Reader Choice Awards AND a TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2013 winner! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Long Beach Hotel Tofino
- Long Beach Resort