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Pacific Sands Beach Resort

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1421 Pacific Rim Hwy., Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 04/06/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/06/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 17 in Tofino
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.7
Value
4.3
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Pacific Sands Beach Resort is located on 41 pristine acres of property and 2500 feet of ocean front on Cox Bay. Adjacent to the Pacific Rim National Park all suites and Luxury Beach Houses offer spectacular ocean or beach front views, mesmerizing sunsets and breathtaking storm watching. A walk to Pettinger Point is a must. Enjoy unrivaled culinary splendors at one of Tofino's many restaurants. Adventure tours of the Clayoquot Sound, beach combing and surfing are the most popular activities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Yoga classes
Coffee shop
Beach
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Sauna
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Bicycles available
Hiking
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
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lynnK7846OB wrote a review Yesterday
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We've stayed at Pacific Sands for the last 10 years and always received excellent service from all the staff and greatly appreciate the Dog friendly units, the proximal y of the beach, and all that Tofino has to offer
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Date of stay: May 2022
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noreenrwilson wrote a review Yesterday
Crofton, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
We payed 1,000 for 2 night in ocean front suites. The living room was average with a pull out couch and a TV with limited cable vision. Furnishings were a knock off of live edge design with poor finishing's, but still nice. Kitchen had propane stove top, a small kitchen with limited supplies. Bedroom was average size with king soft comfortable bed and nice white linins. Bathroom was average and everything worked but no extra's. Their was a view to the ocean & outdoor space was good as very short walk from room to Cox Bay Beach and they had the outdoor propane firepits going. Large groups tend to hog these areas and take chairs from other fire pits, so you might wanna bring a fold up chair with you. Unfortunately, this took away from our chance to spend time at the fire pits. We went when a rugby team were also staying at the resort and no staff monitoring the large spaces they were occupying which also included the picnic table just outside our front patio. Not the greatest experience Iv had, expecially for the price, but overall average with good beach access.
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Terry D wrote a review Yesterday
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Wonderful wide beach, great views from most rooms, spotless one bedroom suite, boardwalk through rainforest on property, fire pits & barbecues, massage on site, take out cafe, fine dining at resort next door, friendly efficient staff…what’s not to love about Pacific Sands Beach resort? We are booked for next year again. Best rates are in spring and fall.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Kelly H wrote a review May 25
Burlington, Canada3 contributions
The staff are terrific at this resort, it really made our stay that much better. The option to BBQ right out front of our rooms overlooking the beautiful ocean was serene. Grateful to have the opportunity to bring our dog with us as well. Highly recommend.
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Response from Alina von Hahn, Marketing at Pacific Sands Beach Resort
Responded yesterday
Dear Kelly, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with Pacific Sands. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Indeed, having the BBQ's close by the rooms and over-looking the ocean is both convenient and beautiful! Thank you again for the great review, and we hope to welcome you back again! Sincerely, Alina von Hahn Marketing & Social Media Coordinator
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cmcdonald2022 wrote a review May 23
Victoria, Canada1 contribution
I had a group of campers that was caught in a massive storm and we needed a dry and warm place to stay after a wet and cold night. With almost no notice the Pacific Sands staff made it work for us to stay at their resort.
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Response from Alina von Hahn, Marketing at Pacific Sands Beach Resort
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Cmcdonald2022, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with Pacific Sands. Taking care of our guests and accommodating their needs is one of our biggest priorities. We are thrilled to hear this was achieved on such short notice. Thank you again for the great review and feedback, and we hope to welcome you back again! Sincerely, Alina von Hahn Marketing & Social Media Coordinator
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Lori B wrote a review May 22
Nanaimo, Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
Units are great regarding the views and amenities, but the furniture and beds are tired and in need of replacement. For what it cost to stay here I would have expected better. If this is corrected I'll be back.
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joshmikolasek wrote a review May 20
West Kelowna, Canada1 contribution
We had an absolutely unbelievable time staying at Pacific Sands. All the staff were exceedingly friendly, the food was great, and the beach was mesmerizing to not only stare at from our room, but walk every morning and night.
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Dear Joshmikolasek, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with Pacific Sands. We are thrilled to hear everything was to your liking, and that you were able to enjoy beach walks every morning and night! Thank you again for the great review, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, Alina von Hahn Marketing & Social Media Coordinator
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Erin wrote a review May 19
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This is a great resort. All the little touches really add up - lovely bath products, surf board and wet suit rentals right on site, amazingly beautiful beach steps from your room, dvd rentals and coffee/tea in the reception area. Beds were very comfortable. If you want to go out for dinner in town, you do likely need to drive there, but it’s a small inconvenience and definitely worth it to be right on Cox bay.
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Response from Alina von Hahn, Marketing at Pacific Sands Beach Resort
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Dear P7628ZQering, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with Pacific Sands. We are thrilled to hear everything was to your liking. It's such a convenience having the beach steps away from our resort, with wetsuit and surfboard rentals on-site as well! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience here. Thank you again for the great review, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, Alina von Hahn Marketing & Social Media Coordinator
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june92001 wrote a review May 17
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Beautiful condo like room on the beach. Complimentary wine and chocolates. Gorgeous beach but it is not ideal for surfing as it is dangerous. Surf sisters on site can take you to a nearby safer beach.
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Dear June92001, Thank you for your feedback and for sharing your recent experience with Pacific Sands. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Cox Bay indeed is a gorgeous beach and perfect for storm watching. In the winter months, Cox Bay is not ideal for beginners to surf on as the swell can get too big. However in summer, generally the swell is perfect to learn on! Thank you again for the great review and feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Alina von Hahn Marketing & Social Media Coordinator
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Kuldip wrote a review May 17
New Westminster, Canada2 contributions4 helpful votes
a close friend of mine got married in Tofino and most of the wedding party stayed here. I stayed at the Cox Bay Resort next door, great folks there btw, to save a few bucks. I road my motorcycle out from Vancouver for the wedding. It was a long , beautiful , but tiring ride and got there before anyone else in the wedding party. I went to check if anyone else had arrived and the nice gentlemen at the check in said no, but seeing I was pretty tired and even though I wasn't staying there offered to let me wait in their common room until the wedding party checked in. I sat on a couch there and pulled out a book I had with me. A white couple in their early 30's walked in with their two children and I smiled and nodded. The man smiled back and whispered to his family and they walked out. A few minute later one of the Pacific Sands employees walked in and said I couldn't sleep there and I had to leave. I told him I wasn't sleeping, I was reading and I was told I could wait here. He refused to acknowledge that, so I left. I walked up to the front desk and told the same employee that told me I would wait there what just happened, he apologized and said there was nothing he could do but said I could wait on the bench by the parking lot for the wedding party. I did just that, until another employee came by and said I have to move on and can't sleep on the bench. I was sitting on the bench with my helmet in my lap. At that point I didn't even bother to fight it and went over to Cox Bay and told them the story. They were horrified and offered me an early check in. As a person of colour, I would not recommend the Pacific Sands Beach Resort.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear KuldipandIndy, Please note I am only responding because TripAdvisor is now refusing to remove this false and misleading review. Two days ago, you posted the same review stating it happened in 2018 and that you were not even a guest of our property but rather staying next door at a neighbouring resort. This alone violates TripAdvisor guidelines as reviews need to be based on recent experiences, not ones from four years ago. As such, TripAdvisor removed the review. Now, I see that you've blatantly lied and changed the date of stay to "May 2022" to abide by guidelines, which means my hands are now tied in having this false review removed - one of them any faults with TripAdvisor. My only option is to respond now so that others are not misled by this post. Let me start by saying that as this happened four years ago, I cannot recall or remember any situation such as the one described above. Nonetheless, let's break it down. Even though you were not a guest at our property, I am happy to hear that you were offered an area to sit in our lobby to wait for your friends to arrive. I have no idea why you were asked to leave our lobby, as again, I was not there, and this is the first time in four years we've heard of this situation. Of course, it goes without saying this has absolutely nothing to do with race, and any insulation of such is unrealistic and defamation. All of our past and present guests can attest that we take immense pride in being a home away from home for all of our guests, regardless of race, religion, beliefs, sexual orientation, and age. We love sharing our passion for Tofino and the outdoors with guests of different backgrounds and cultures. Now, at any point in the last four years, had you wanted to discuss or reach out about this situation, I know myself and management would have been more than happy to listen and rectify this for you, as we take all feedback seriously. As such, this now feels disingenuous, and I hope that guests understand this is not an accurate or true review. Sincerely, Markus McRurie Marketing Director
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PRICE RANGE
$273 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
pacific sands beach hotel tofino, pacific sands beach tofino
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandAlberni-Clayoquot Regional DistrictClayoquot SoundTofino
NUMBER OF ROOMS
122
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pacific Sands Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Pacific Sands Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Cox Bay Beach (0.3 miles), Chesterman Beach (1.2 miles), and Pacific Rim National Park (4.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pacific Sands Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Pacific Sands Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Pacific Sands Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Pacific Sands Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pacific Sands Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chocolate Tofino, RedCan Gourmet, and Shelter Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pacific Sands Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pacific Sands Beach Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Pacific Sands Beach Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Pacific Sands Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Pacific Sands Beach Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.