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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
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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#6 of 17 hotels in Tofino
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GreenLeaders Platinum level
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
Baggage storage
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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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Filipino, Lithuanian

Location

Full view
54Somewhat walkable
Grade: 54 out of 100
44Restaurantswithin 5 miles
44Attractionswithin 5 miles
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Viv wrote a review Jan 2
Vancouver, Canada15 contributions30 helpful votes
We had a beautiful stay in the beach building. The room was spectacular: no detail was missed and there were so many extra touches. The weather wasn’t the best in December but even if you don’t have the proper rain gear - it’s provided for you! Loved the idea of providing water bottles and a brita filter so you don’t need plastic water bottles. The service was exceptional - the front desk, housekeeping and restaurant staff were all so friendly and attentive. A special mention to Kate at the front desk - she was so nice to introduce us to our room and gave us excellent tips for enjoying Tofino. Only feedback is hopefully to see the TVs upgraded so you can cast your own apps.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The room attendant will not accept any gratuity if it is just left in the room - you need to...
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ssimmer wrote a review Dec 2021
Vancouver, Canada31 contributions9 helpful votes
Just incredible service in an incredible location, with truly 5 star attention to detail. Daniel was an amazing front desk host and set the tone for which we would be very well treated. Uber cozy room (we had a 3rd floor ocean facing king , hard to beat) with an incredible bed - should have noted the make - and a mind blowing view. The restaurant is pricy but give into it, the service is first class and the cocktails are amazing particularly the Cesar’s. We will be back to give in again!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Get a bottle of your own to enjoy by the fire
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DWG10 wrote a review Dec 2021
Vancouver, Canada106 contributions83 helpful votes
What a disappointment and example of poor customer service! We visited Tofino for the first time and stayed at a perfect resort. Hearing so much about the Wickaninish resort we decided to drive up and see the resort and where it was situated on the beach before we left town. We explained this to the person at the gate to the entrance to the property and wer summarily told NO.he could accommodate us IF we wanted to eat or go to the spa but would not allow us to drive by and see what the resort was like. If we have never been and want to check it out,don’t let us? Really what kind of customer er service is that? I’ll be sure never to visit or book this property ever as I’ve emailed the property directly and had no reply in over 3 weeks. In this day and age and the hard work we do for making our living it’s the least this resort could do is let us do a slow ride by and check out the resort. I am completely put off and can not believe that this resort cares so little
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t ask to view the property.
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Response from Stocker Sandy, Other at Wickaninnish Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear DWG10, Thank you for your interest in the Wickaninnish Inn and thank you for your recent visit our property. As concerns with the Pandemic are still ongoing, our current standard is that we are welcoming guests with reservations (either for the hotel, restaurant, or spa) or if we have availability to access these spaces on an as you arrive basis, in order to minimize our occupancy load levels in all our public spaces due to Covid-19. Friendly and sincere service is the basic standard at the Wickaninnish Inn and we sincerely apologize if this was not fully explained to you upon arrival in a friendly manner by our Welcome Ambassador. In respect of your email to our Inn, we unfortunately are unable to locate your email and would appreciate you advising through either Trip Advisor’s Messaging or to us directly at sandy@wickinn.com what address you emailed us at, together with your name and your email address is so that we may attempt to locate it. It is of the utmost concern to us that we are not receiving the emails of guests or potential guests as we do respond to each and every email and/or concern brought to our attention. Again, we thank you for your feedback. Sincerely, Sandy Stocker Guest Relations Coordinator
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Conny Wylie wrote a review Nov 2021
Ottawa, Canada368 contributions417 helpful votes
Snuggled in an untamed strip of unparalleled Canadian Pacific Coast Oceanic geography, amongst the Western Red Cedar and the Sitka Spruce trees of Chesterman Beach (near Tofino) is the modern day frontier lodge, the Wickaninnish Inn (lots of inns running thru it). The Wick, as it tenderly referred to, is spread over 2 cedar buildings that house the luxurious rooms of the property, one is dubbed the 'on-the-Beach' building and its brother, the 'at-the-Point structure. Both buildings were fabricated from natural materials (wood, stone, etc) with huge glass windows allowing lots of natural light. The interior decor is rustic, stylish and sumptuous reflecting the colours of the landscape in order generate an inside-outside ' at every corner' mantra as the all encompassing atmosphere of the Wick. Although on the brink of Tofino, the Wick's physical assets drive guests to its naturally inspired activities like a magnet. As a result, exploring natures trails, taking to the water to watch whales breach, discover lonely waterways by kayak and storm hunting are sought after activities amongst other highlights. A great deal of time and care was taken to tie the Inn back to its natural heritage accompanied by a luxurious modern touch. The service and staff was just as natural as the wilderness. My base camp was a swankier deluxe room in the Beach Building. It was intricately akin to a luxury wilderness retreat with repurposed custom-crafted driftwood and liv-edge furniture and weathered tones in the decor.The balcony provided exhilarating, sweeping, panoramic views of the wild, wild West Coast as well as a floor-to-ceiling picture window that framed the landscape in a solid captivating view. A big black fireplace dotted the room, the exposed woodwork was dramatic and embellished the surroundings in a way that made you feel that you were 'out and about' in the the woods. Beige and green colour schemes mimicked the palette of the natural surrounding in an attempt to make the indoor-outdoor theme run the the room. The bath was outfitted with a deep soaker tub and heated floors took care of cold tootsies. My bed was king configured, super huge and the fluffy white linens were big enough to wrap up a bear in my bed. The Wick is blessed with 3 eating and drinking venues: The Pointe Restaurant, the Driftwood Cafe and the OnThe Rocks Lounge. The magnificent Pointe embraces an architecturally circular design that affords guests a 360 -120 degree floor-to-ceiling view of the ocean. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu is chucked with hearty West Coast cuisine augmented by creative culinary twists. I loved my smokey sablefish dinner served with glazed mushrooms and paired with a notable Pacific Northwest wine. Much of the kitchens seafood comes from the surrounding waters so it is fresh and yummy on the tummy. The homey Driftwood Cafe provides a comfy, casual, toasty atmosphere with its open fire. It serves up home-made pastries and light bites by day and topas by night. A popular spot for a night cap and with easy access to the ocean, pairs nicely with a stroll on the beach. On The Rocks Lounge is set on a platform above the restaurant and provides dizzying views. Drinks are crafted concoctions with the signature cocktail: a local cedar infused whiskey sour, ....with a terrific tangy tingle. Ah the Spa.....the forest sheltered Ancient Cedars Spa which offers treatments inspired by the regions indigenous people and that are immersed in the elements of the natural surroundings such as the 'hot sea stone ' massage, the organic sea facial and others. But the 'great spirit' ritual is the 'Hishuk Ish Tsawalk' treatment which brings together fire, water, earth and air in a cleansing ceremony. Nothing is as encompassing as my hot stone massage in one of the little spa shacks that sit on the rocky outcrops ....like teetering on the edge of Canada. It's a real treat to visit the carving shed to see the artisans who have designed the hotels doors, mantles and other woodworks. If nature would have it, one could be invigorated by one of the Wicks famous storm events; as for me, when the gales blow I'll hunker down in my room.... ....I don't want to get hit by an airborne bear. If you are exploring for a commune with nature that encompasses an upscale vibe, the likes of a spa, rustic-luxury accommodations and culinary delights..................... then try the............Wick...........Where the Deer and the Antelope Play.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Kirsten B wrote a review Nov 2021
Bragg Creek, Canada9 contributions
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My husband surprised me with a trip to the Wickaninnish Inn for my birthday and everything about our stay was perfect. We loved looking at the winter ocean from our tub, the view was breathtaking. It is magical at Christmas with the lights up as well. They left a little Birthday card and gift in our room for me which we enjoyed very much and they personalized a menu for our dinner.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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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 Cox Bay Beach (1.5 miles), Chesterman Beach (0.6 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, RedCan Gourmet, and Tacofino Cantina.
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.