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The Francis Boutique Inn

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#1 of 11 hotels in Vancouver Island
Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
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The Francis Boutique Inn is a luxurious adult only, five star, multi award winning small hotel. The centrally located property is perched on a hilltop and adorned with beautiful harbour views. The four elegant and thoughtfully designed ‘hotel-style’ rooms are spacious, modern and clean. All suites also have access to the wonderful outdoor spa hot tub to soak in after a day of walking the trails and beaches. The Francis is also just a short drive away from Tofino, surrounded by Canada’s treasured Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, and just minutes to Vancouver Island’s highest rated Wild Pacific Trail. Come stay and be right at home. TIP: Bring your swim gear: The outdoor modern spa hot tub truly is wonderful; & because we are adult only & have only four suites by design, it is impeccably clean; it has tons of jets, & tucked away under the trees in the back of the property under a gazebo + has a star light displaying on the ceiling. Very relaxing & beautiful at the end of your day!
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This little boutique hotel is a great find. Ucluelet is the smaller, and more real, neighbour of Tofino. Far less touristy and very pleasant wherever you go. We stayed at the Francis for 5 nights and this didn’t seem enough. Sandra and Brent has so many suggestions for
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Response from TheFrancisInn, Owner at The Francis Boutique Inn
Responded 5 days ago
WOW! We are beyond humbled for your glowing review! You were a true joy to host. You guys did it right staying five days; 1 day in Ucluelet, 1 day in the Pacific Rim National Park, and 1 day in Tofino (that is just 3 days right there...and honestly 3-5 is perfect as folks still have a travel day to account for). All the beaches and trails, plus tours and restaurants, cafes, bakery... easily can stretch from three-five to almost seven lovely days. The area is really special and not ruined (one of only 18 UNESCO World Biosphere’s in Canada!) So if anyone is reading this, please do give yourself at a minimum two-three nights when making the journey up to the West Coast. You will have a great time unplugging and reconnecting. Thanks again guys... you were awesome to host ~ first class. Safe travels home and all the best. Warmest Regards, Sandra & Brent.
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Hotel's Favorite
We stayed four nights in a wonderful room (Suite 3, ground floor) within a four room Inn. Our hosts, Brent and Sandra have obviously put a great deal of effort into creating a wonderful, beautifully decorated accommodation in Ucluelet! Upon arrival, Brent met with us to show
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Response from TheFrancisInn, Owner at The Francis Boutique Inn
Responded Nov 17, 2018
Wow! Beyond humbled... such a lovely thoughtful review! You we’re both such gems to host. Staying 4 nights during Storm Watching season is the perfect getaway; one day travel, day two in Ukee, day three in Tofino/Pacific Rim National Park, and day four to just unplug and reconnect. We are so happy you loved all the details we put into The Francis Boutique Inn. Life is too short not to do it right and surround yourself with beautiful things. We want you to feel right at home... warm and comfortable. We are all about modern, clean and elegant (we keep our hotel spotless!). Thanks so much guys. It was a true pleasure and would love to host you next season (perhaps bring friends next time, and they can take Suite next to yours and you can explore the rainy and quiet West Coast... just relaxing, trail walking and making more memories). All the best and warmest regards Sandra & Brent.
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Really enjoyed our stay at the Francis; so quiet, clean and comfortable. And the advice from Brent...perfect!!! Great restaurants; great views and lovely people. Perfect base for exploring the West Coast.
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Response from TheFrancisInn, Owner at The Francis Boutique Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Wow! Thank you so much for the glowing review of our Boutique Inn! We love special occasions...especially multi generation returns back to the West Coast! Life is short and we are blessed we get to share these moments with you... everyone truly unplugs and reconnects. We spend a lot of time to ensure your stay is peaceful and you have all our local insights. The art of hosting is to be there to ensure an amazing stay, but provide you all the space one needs to focus on their quality time together. We also designed our suites to be elegant, thoughtful spaces with curated artworks (as it makes a stay so beautiful... and one should always have beautiful things surrounding you!). We can't wait to host you again when you need some 'Ukee Time'. Take care and thanks again guys, it was our pleasure. Warmest Regards Sandra & Brent.
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We had a spacious, ground-floor unit in the center of Ucluelet. We always had a choice of good restaurants within easy walking distance, even on Wednesdays which are the quiet day in the Ucluelet week. Comfortable beds and a hot tub made our visit very relaxing. Ucluelet
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Response from TheFrancisInn, Owner at The Francis Boutique Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Humbled beyond belief and so glad we got to help you both unwind and relax! No words can even come close to expressing how touched we have been by your kindness and thoughtfulness during your extended stay. Life truly is short and we are blessed to be able to meet awesome folks like you. It is actually US who need to thank you. Carpe Diem. Again thank you so much! A true pleasure to have hosted you both. All the best this coming term and warmest regards Sandra & Brent.
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This is my second stay at the Francis, it is just as lovely as I remember. Brent is an amazing source of knowledge about the area, he offered so many great recommendations for hikes, things to see and do, and places to eat. The room itself was lovely and comfortable and we
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Response from TheFrancisInn, Owner at The Francis Boutique Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for the glowing review… You guys were amazing to host (again!!). The weather was beautiful and the Pacific Rim National Park was in full splendor. So glad you enjoyed staying with us, and having folks return is the ultimate compliment... we truly care about making The Francis an elegant 'home away from home'. Thank you for all the kind compliments. We'll see you next season (maybe a bit of storm watching?). All the best and warmest regards Brent & Sandra.
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$173 - $406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandAlberni-Clayoquot Regional DistrictBarkley SoundUcluelet
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