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Wickaninnish Inn

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500 Osprey Lane at Chesterman Beach, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • 24-hour minimum vacancy between guests
Updated 07/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 17 hotels in Tofino
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Wickaninnish Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property since 1997, overlooks the Pacific Ocean from a rocky point on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast, near the eclectic town of Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park. Two contemporary cedar buildings, set against a backdrop of ancient rainforest, boast an extensive local art collection (complemented by the neighbouring wood carving shed), and all rooms and suites offer ocean or beach views, gas fireplace, soaker tub and individual balcony. Uncompromising service, including a Clefs d’Or Concierge team, is a standard. The sole resort on Chesterman Beach, Tofino’s longest at 2.5km/1.5mi, the Inn is home to refined West Coast cuisine at The Pointe Restaurant and naturally-inspired treatments at its intimate Ancient Cedars Spa. Tofino’s McDiarmid family welcomes you to this locally owned, world renowned sanctuary offering Rustic Elegance on Nature’s Edge.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Fireplace
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Filipino, Lithuanian

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NSaanich wrote a review Yesterday
North Saanich, Canada25 contributions14 helpful votes
We recently visited the Wickininnish Inn in Tofino to celebrate a milestone birthday for my wife, just as the travel restrictions were starting to lift. We were so very impressed with the level of accommodations, quality of the food and coffee and especially the attentiveness of all the staff. From the moment we arrived, it was as if every staff member from the very friendly front desk host(Fawoud) to the room service waiter to the maids were wishing my wife Happy Birthday and doing everything they could to make our visit exceptional. Even for small things, the staff excelled. One example occurred when we returned from dinner in Tofino on our last evening there during a heavy rainstorm. Upon parking in the parking lot, I was impressed to see Antoine the concierge running through the rain with an umbrella for me so I wouldn't get wet returning to the hotel from the parking lot. Antoine had been waiting for most of the evening for us to return from dinner so he could make sure we had umbrellas and didn't get wet.. This level of attentiveness was seen throughout all staff. Special recognition to Maddy and Lorilee who not only made our morning coffee at the Driftwood Cafe , but asked each day to see new pictures of our new granddaughter with genuine interest.. Maddy makes a fantastic cappuccino! We ate at the Pointe restaurant, an exceptional experience. Haley the Sommelier stood out as being personable, knowledgable and passionate about wine. What a great evening! The price is high for this resort, but I can genuinely say the value is also high. It is a special experience. My wife and I will definitely return to the Wickininnish Inn in the future.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Sanctuaryonthesea wrote a review Jun 4
Ottawa, Canada3 contributions7 helpful votes
We are longstanding Wick fans and guests and have been so blessed with a number of special vacations at the Wick over the past twenty years and were waiting patiently for their reopening, and tonight was the night!!! As always, we experienced the best food we have eaten since the last time at the Wick which parallels no other. Chris, our most gracious waiter and his colleagues, gifted us with amazing conversation and hospitality and food and we’re so kind and generous in sharing of stories and how they have coped during this difficult time for all of us. Thank-you so much Chris and your coworkers, you are amazing hosts of this gorgeous part of our country. As we were departing, we were so delighted to meet again Charles McDiarmid and his wife, the owners of the Wick, who have listened to Dr. Bonnie Henry and put health of the community above all else. We so thank you for keeping us all safe and hosting us tonight. We are in awe of your priorities of the community and its wellbeing and health over all else. Thank-you from the bottom of our hearts. A very favourite memory was meeting Charles on Easter weekend a decade or more ago and delighting in his stories of the Inn and his growing up here and giving back to the community and its incredible history. What a privilege we feel that Charles and his family have continued to support and provide the ethos of how to live in harmony with nature and the community of Canada's first people, as well as the others who came after. This is such an important lesson for all Canadians, and most crucially at this time in our history. Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lifetime Traveler wrote a review Feb 2021
United Kingdom6 contributions5 helpful votes
The covid pandemic has impacted all travellers in 2020. Our family trip was cancelled last summer and I had agreed to leave my deposit with the hotel with hopes of returning in 2021. I was told that the rates had changed and I needed to pay more to secure my deposit. When contested, I was informed that the additional night offered was to compensate for this. Emails last year from the hotel clearly stated that an extra night was offered to compensate for not cancelling my reservation. So much for customer loyalty. Poor policy and disappointment customer service.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Stocker Sandy, Other at Wickaninnish Inn
Responded Mar 8, 2021
Dear Lifetime Traveler, Thank you for providing us with feedback on your recent reservation experience at the Wickaninnish Inn and we sincerely apologize for our failure to meet your expectations when you attempted to rebook your stay which was postponed last year due COVID-19. We would like to also thank you for allowing us to personally address your concerns with you and for providing us with the opportunity to improve our reservation experience for those of our guests whose reservations have been impacted by the worldwide pandemic. The Wickaninnish Inn truly appreciates the comments and feedback provided by our guests and is committed to delivering outstanding service in all areas of our Inn. On behalf of Charles McDiarmid, thank you once again for assisting us in improving our service and we look forward to welcoming you back to our Inn in July. Sandy Stocker Guest Relations Coordinator
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Kirkland S wrote a review Nov 2020
Nelson, Canada3 contributions2 helpful votes
I came for lunch and to enjoy the amazing storm surge Tuesday, November 17th at the Pointe Restaurant. The food was delicious and all the service staff unpretentious yet professional. Unfortunately I had an anaphylactic allergic reaction to something in the meal (something completely new to me). Sorin the maître d’ immediately came to my rescue and even had an epi-pen to help reverse my symptoms. The ambulance services were contacted immediately, and then out of now where Claire, a member of the Marketing Team at Wikkaninish, took me into a private area to monitor my vitals until passing me off to the ambulance team. Sorin and Claire went above and beyond to make me feel safe and compassionately cared for. The Wikkaninish management team should be commended for hiring and training such authentically caring staff.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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291DEA wrote a review Nov 2020
Toronto, Canada69 contributions12 helpful votes
Returned from a 4 night stay at this terrific Relais and Chateux property on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Wonderful. Our room was in the Pointe Building with an ocean view, but couldn’t really see much of the beach. The other building is better for that. Tofino is great for Storm Watching, walking in the Rain forest photography and beach walking. Pacific Rim National Park is great. Service at the Inn is top notch. Meals are not cheap and maybe not what one would expect at a 5 star resort. For a low key reasonable lunch try Wilderness Cafe across the street (very low key but great chowders). There is also a huge lineup at a taco stand there. 1909 restaurant also very good.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$285 - $612 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
wickaninnish inn and the pointe restaurant hotel tofino, the wickaninnish hotel and pointe
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandAlberni-Clayoquot Regional DistrictClayoquot SoundTofino
NUMBER OF ROOMS
75
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wickaninnish Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Wickaninnish Inn?
Nearby attractions include Chesterman Beach (0.6 miles), Cox Bay Beach (1.5 miles), and Long Beach (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Wickaninnish Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Wickaninnish Inn?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Wickaninnish Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Wickaninnish Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wickaninnish Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chocolate Tofino, Tacofino Cantina, and RedCan Gourmet.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Wickaninnish Inn?
Yes, guests have access to locker rooms available in the fitness center and yoga classes during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Wickaninnish Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Wickaninnish Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Wickaninnish Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Filipino, and Lithuanian.
Does Wickaninnish Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.