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Paddlers Inn
Ranked #10 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Tofino
Reviewed October 4, 2012

My daughter and I had a two night stay along with a 4 hour kayak tour. We found the Paddler's Inn to be very clean and comfortable. Being the end of the season the Inn was quiet and only half full. We certainly had no problem with shared facilities. We enjoyed our dinner and bottle of wine on the deck with a gorgeous view of the harbour and Clayoquot sound. Great coffee downstairs and friendly hosts. Walking distance to restaurants, theatre, museum and other attractions. Comfortable beds and a real west coast ambiance. Would recommend for an enjoyable getaway.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

I don't really want to tell anyone about this because I want it to be available when we want to go again ;) .. However, I feel this place earns a recommendation for being simple, comfortable, clean, very clean, (did I say clean?!!), quiet (end of September), reasonable price and very convenient location. This is the first time we have stayed 'downtown' and it's so great to wander home from SoBo or the The Schooner . Great cup of coffee downstairs and food in the fridge for breakfast. We felt as if we were in a small Greek hotel years ago .. Loved it. Thanks!

Room Tip: water side might be worth it, but we were happy 'road side'. Rooms are small.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Before we came here we were a little worried after reading some of the other reviews about Paddlers Inn. However we really enjoyed our stay here. The location is great, and it's worth paying a little extra for a room with a water view. The set up is more like a hostel rather than a b&b, with shared facilities. Sharing the bathroom wasn't too much of a problem, and the coffee shop downstairs does great sandwiches and coffee. We also went on the whole day kayaking trip, which was one of the highlights of our holiday. The breakfast wasn't particularly exciting, but it filled a hole and there was a fridge for you to store bits if you wanted to make something more substantial.

Room Tip: Select a room with a water view.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 27, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for six nights and explored beautiful Tofino and surrounds by foot and bike. This is a great place to stay if you're looking for a clean and comfortable base for lots of outings and adventures.

The bathrooms are shared and so is the dining area/kitchen. Don't let this put you off - everything is well supplied and spotless, and we never had to wait for more than a couple of minutes for anything. The gorgeous lady who does the servicing was kind, accommodating and super good at her job!

There's a cafe downstairs with lovely coffee and books, clothing, toiletries etc. The verandah is beautiful and a must for watching sunrises, sunsets, hummingbirds and the beautiful water.

The beds are so comfortable, with lovely cotton bedding; and despite other reviwers' comments, noise was no problem at all!

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When booking over the phone we were assured we'd have full use of the kitchen. On arrival, however, we were met with horribly bossy laminated signs everywhere telling guests that making anything more than a "sandwich or heating something in the microwave is NOT ALLOWED"! When we checked this with the staff downstairs they seemed embarrassed and explained it was to stop guests from using the kitchen for "too long", and that we would able to use the kitchen - of course. When the owner visited the next day, we heard her complaining to the staff that some one had obviously been cooking in the kitchen. She was extremely upset about this as apparently she doesn't like the smell of fried eggs. What a ridiculous woman. That wasn't all; suffice to say that I would rate this place as perfect if not for her rude behaviour and utterly stupid rules. She has obviously had this effect on other guests (and I'm betting staff), as well.

Despite that one rather big drawback, I still recommend a stay at Paddlers. We had a great time in Tofino, and this was truly a fun, comfortable, and very clean place to rest and recharge between adventures. Particular thanks to Christine and Chris downstairs for their
friendliness, professionalism and great tips on things to see, at, drink and do!!!

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

We stayed in may 2012 in this hotel and we realy enjoyed. They have a street and water view room, what is $10 more expensive. They have 5 rooms with a shared bathroom and a extra shower downstairs, (this shower is also be used by kayaking guest) who are nog staying in the hotel. We were the only guests at the time and had the whole floor for ourselves so that was great. The bed is good and sleeps very well. Service is fine.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 8, 2011

Stayed a couple of nights at the Padders Inn, comfortable, clean and cozy, its located right next to the sea and close to the market and restaurants. I didn't have any trouble with noise. I recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 22, 2011

We enjoy this place. It wasn't anything special or fancy but we had no problem sleeping here. It had a nice cafe and patio in the back shared by the shop.

The bathrooms are shared but they were very clean! No problems with hot water, long waits or anything. There is an extra bathroom downstairs by the entrance too.

Loved the make-your-own breakfast. Everything was organic (maybe that is the standard in BC...?) with bread, PB & Jams, Cereals, Juice, Fruit etc.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Paddlers Inn

Address: 320 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Tofino
Price Range: $76 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Paddlers Inn is an affordable oceanfront accommodation in the heart of Tofino's waterfront village. Housed in the town's original hotel, this modest building has five guest rooms that are clean, simple and popularly priced. Rooms feature double or single beds with 100% cotton linens. Group bookings available. The downstairs the Tofino Sea kayaking store offers kayak tour bookings and an excellent espresso bar. ... more   less 
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