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“Great stay in Ucluelet!” 5 of 5 stars
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West Coast Motel on the Harbour
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   279 Hemlock Street | Box 275, Ucluelet, British Columbia V0R 3A0, Canada   |  
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Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Ucluelet
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cobble Hill, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great stay in Ucluelet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My friend and I chose this accommodation based on the very positive reviews on Tripadvisor. It was a wonderful place to stay, clean, quiet, and well equipped. The owner, Brenda, was the most helpful and friendly proprietor I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She told us about all kinds of activities we might be interested in while in the area, gave us maps and made us feel really welcome. We really enjoyed the new aquarium in Ucluelet, particularly since the staff there were so knowledgeable. Since we arrived at the supper hour, Brenda recommended several restaurants nearby. We chose the Floathouse Patio and Grill which was across from the motel in the harbour and a very short walk away and thoroughly enjoyed the wonderfully fresh seafood there. This is a great place to stay at a decent price and I would definitely stay here again the next time I am in the area. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Westcoastmotel, Owner at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Thank you for coming! The Floathouse, is indeed, a wonderful little restaurant - happy you enjoyed your "nosh"! Hope you can make it back soon.

Happy travels,

Brenda and Jeff
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The owner was very informative and took the time to tell us what was available to see and do.The rooms were clean and spacious with all the equipment for self catering if you so wished.Large fridge freezer cooker.Well thought out.will try and get back one day.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Westcoastmotel, Owner at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, June 28, 2014
hello!

We appreciatee your kind words. Lovely that you were pleased with the unit and amenities. We do hope some day you can come back to the area and spend more time. We know it is a long way! Thank you so much for your business and for taking the time to write a review of our place.

Happy travels!

Brenda and Jeff
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Oshawa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had booked 2 rooms as there were 6 of us travelling. One room has 2 queen size beds with a kitchenette (which we didn't use) and the other had 2 queen size beds and a single bed with a bit of a privacy wall near the washroom.
Rooms were very large and would be excellent for a family with small children, as well as adults. Plenty of room for toys and changing clothes.
Owners Brenda and Jeff were extremely helpful. The motel has a Fitness Centre and Indoor Swimming Pool and Sauna for guests use. They also have an on-site guest coin laundry. Brenda had a map of Ucluelet with many shops and restaurants on it that she was able to describe for us which gave us a great guide for where to go to shop and eat while there. They are year round residents of Ucluelet which is true of many of the business owners which gives everyone a real ownership and pride in the town.
It is closer to the Pacific Rim National Park than Toffino and after a trip to Toffinio we felt we had made the correct choice in staying in Ucluelet as opposed to Toffino as it is easier to find places and it had a friendlier atmosphere. Everything was offered in a much closer proximity. If you feel the need to see Tofino it is only about a 40 minute drive.
Beds were very comfortable and Brenda helped us set up a surfing lesson for 2 of our group with an excellent instructor at a very reasonable cost.
We would return there without any hesitation.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Westcoastmotel, Owner at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
Hello!

We were so excited to see you all get outside and have so much fun in the surf. Great job! We are expecting you to come back soon for some more practice! Hope you ended up finding the souvenirs you were looking for - never got to see the end results! Loved your visit. Thank you so much for coming and taking the time to write about both the motel and Ucluelet!

Happy Travels!

Brenda and Jeff
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was a nice clean little hotel. We stayed in room 118 which has a queen and twin bed and a little kitchen area. We were not able to arrive until 1:00 a.m.; since we knew we were going to be very late, we called ahead and found out where the key would be. At the same time, she did let us know how to get a hold of her if we had any issues at that hour. The staff was friendly and answered any questions I had about the town (mostly where a good place to grab breakfast was). I think the only issue we ever had was that our remote control quit working and that was fixed and replaced by the time we got back for the day, so I see that as a non-issue really. The bedroom area stayed very dark and we all slept comfortably. I would recommend this hotel. I read the complaints or bad reviews about this hotel and had to kind of laugh at those. I did not have any of those issues and we would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Westcoastmotel, Owner at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Crystal (and family),

Thank you very much for staying with us and taking the time to write a nice review. Thank you for reporting the broken remote. We do check these things at check out, but the way everything is made these days, things break and can do so during the stay. We are always happy to come down and reprogram or replace the remote, toaster, coffee maker, whatever decides to break down. We find many guests can shy about these things and instead of reporting it during the stay, make a comment at check out that something was broken and they had assumed we knew that it was. If we did - we would fix it, of course. So thanks! We are happy you had such a great stay and hope you will come back again soon.

Happy travels to you and the family!

Brenda and Jeff
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Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I was in need of a hotel and was so glad I chose this home away from home. It's was a great pleasure to be helped by the owners Brenda and Jeff. The decorations around the area sure made it special to see everything so clean and well kept. We stayed in the kitchen suite the queen sized bed was really comfortable and even had a hideaway bed was also comfortable as well. Not only a TV in the main room but also in the bedroom as well with both TV's mounted on each wall. Even outside our room was a wonderful miniature cabin built by their daughter which really gave it that welcoming feeling at a excellent price. Brenda also gave me the smackdown on all the great sites and restaurants in town she really knows everything so don't hesitate to ask. Will definately return and recommend the next time I come to visit the west coast of Vancouver Island.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Westcoastmotel, Owner at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Hello Bernie!

Thank you to you and your friend for coming. It was lovely to see you enjoy Ucluelet so much. We look forward to your return visit to our lovely town!

Happy travels,

Brenda and Jeff
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My room had what I needed was spotless And I know for a fact if I did need somthing or had a problem it would be taken care of to the best of their abilites. I have never felt so at home with the super friendly staff and town. When I wasnt sure what to do the owner was happy to send my in the right direction. So dont be shy ask!!!!! You wont be disappointed.
And I cant forget the WET SAUNA!!!! My second favorite about the hotel next to the service #1

WILL BE RETURNING!!! I cant wait to bring my family.
Thanx for the Amazing time.

Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Westcoastmotel, Owner at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Hello!

We are looking forward to meeting the family! Hope they will enjoy the sauna as much as you. It's so nice to watch our guests have such a great adventure in the area and get outside and be active! Soon, you'll be an expert surfer.

See you soon and happy travels!

Brenda and Jeff
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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Great place, wonderful location in walking distance to Main Street. The staff were friendly, helpful and able to great recommendation on what to do and the best places to eat. The room was cozy and very clean!! Although we did not have the time to take advantage of the fitness faculties they were there and plan on doing so next time. We plan on coming back!!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 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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Westcoastmotel, Owner at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thanks for coming folks!! Glad you enjoyed our place. Next time you come, we will send you home with a "six-pack" with all the gym workouts, you'll do. Hope we see you soon.

Happy Travels!

Brenda and Jeff
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Address: 279 Hemlock Street | Box 275, Ucluelet, British Columbia V0R 3A0, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Barkley Sound > Ucluelet
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Ucluelet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — West Coast Motel on the Harbour 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clean and friendly, family-run motel at the Small Craft Harbour in central, small-town Ucluelet. Some units have beautiful views of the colourful fishing fleet. Steps to the boats, walking distance to restaurants, whale watching, fishing tours, and the Wild Pacific Trail. 10 minute drive to Long Beach/Pacific Rim National Park. 30 minute drive to Tofino. Free WIFI & hard-wired internet in each unit, cable TV, free use of pool and 3000 square foot gym with harbour view + sauna (the local community centre). No pets permitted, no smoking in units. Cookshack with BBQ and crab pot on site in season. Lots of room styles to choose from from tiny, but economical suites, full kitchen suites, 2 bedrooms and our West Coast units with covered balconies facing the boats. We also have a 4 bedroom "Fisherman's House" with a huge deck facing the boats and the "Little Green Cabin on the Harbour" with a beautiful deck a stone's through from the harbour. ... more   less 
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