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“"It was okay"”
Review of Marina West Motel

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Marina West Motel
Ranked #15 of 16 Hotels in Tofino
Duncan, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“"It was okay"”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

We became aware of Marina West through Island Daily Deals. The offer saved approx 50%. So based on that we have no complaints for the money we spent. The room was a little lack luster but was clean. The bathroom was small but did the trick. Only thing I did not like was the fact you could not watch TV in bed. We were there for 3 nights and I seriously considered moving the furniture so after a full day at Long Beach and a great dinner from Jack's we wanted to curl up and watch a movie. Could not do that...really annoyed me. Really enjoyed dinner & drinks at Jack's and the breakfast the following morning. Will I stay again....sure...with another Daily Deal. I do hope they will rearrange the furniture though.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We arrived afternoon and had no reservation. Front desk was very, very inefficient and chaotic. After a few minutes we got a "walk-in-special" accepted that because we were tired. Room was ok but smelled like someone smoked in it. Got a microwave and a fridge which was ok. We checked the internet prices and were surprised to see that this "walk-in-special" not really a good price :-/ For us this night was overpriced for a "motel".

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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MarinaWestTofino, Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear your check in was not as efficient as expected and we have forwarded your comments to our Accommodations Manager for review and follow up.

Our guests deserve fast and efficient service and we work hard to provide that to each and everyone of you. We apologize if you felt we let you down in this regard.

Our rooms may be modest, but we stand behind our prices. Marina West Motel strives to provide the most cost effective, cleanest rooms available to suit any budget. Our walk-in and online prices are some of the best on the west coast.

Thank you staying with us. We hope to have the privilege of accommodating you again in the future!

The Front Desk Team at Marina West Motel
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Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here one night while in Tofino. The little patio off of the room was nice to sit on and relax after the drive from Victoria. We were facing the sound so we had a great view. The room was nice but lack-luster. It was within walking distance to most of Tofino and sits right in front of Jacks.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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MarinaWestTofino, Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the views from the balcony after your long drive!

We appreciate your business and hope to see you again!


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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

It is a challenge to book a decent room at a reasonable rate in Tofino; however Marina West Motel defiantly fit the bill. I was looking for 1 night, Friday Aug 30, 1st night of a long weekend, most places required 2 nights minimum so I was glad to find Marina West. Strangely enough it was cheaper to book through Hotels.com, I hate doing that because I would rather the establishment gets all the money, but that is their choice.

Anyway, obviously going through a booking agency you get probably the worst unit and I expected that and we were only there 1 night so was not an issue. The room did appear to be the runt of the litter facing the parking lot but still very impressive. It was up about 6 steps from the vehicle level so you still had a bit of a view of the harbor and water. Nice large comfortable (and clean) bed, microwave, flat screen TV with many channels, soap, shampoo, etc., the unit had no tub only a shower which was fine, a small sitting area outside each unit with a table and 2 chairs. All around, better that what I was expecting.

It is just a few blocks to the main street, so within easy walking distance to ‘town.’ There is a pub and a restaurant on the harbor front, a lovely window spot to watch seals and the whale tour boats come in. The food was excellent as was the service, friendly, informative, and quick but not rushed at all.

They also provide whale tours from there dock at a reduced price if you are staying there. I would not hesitate to stay there again or to recommend it to a friend.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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MarinaWestTofino, Front Office Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. For future reservations, please feel free to phone ahead to request a room with a full bath, and to inquire about our best seasonal rates or our Ultimate Getaway Package! Thank you for choosing Marina West Motel as your Tofino accommodation provider. We appreciate your business!


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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Learned of this motel through Island Daily Deals offer and our two night stay included a $50 credit at their pub/diner. Staff were friendly and professional throughout process of booking, check in and check out. We recommend the diner which shares the menu with pub; we ate three of our four lunch/dinner meals there. :)
We took advice of other reviewers and requested a room on the second or third floor for harbour view. Only disadvantage of that was there is no elevator and two flights of stairs were somewhat difficult for my boyfriend (with his mobility issue).
The one small complaint was the noisy fan in the bathroom. It automatically goes on with light so there's no avoiding the rumbling noise of it. The noise carries as we could hear it from a room beside or below us, too.
We'd stay there again but would choose a second floor room (for fewer stairs).

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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MarinaWestTofino, Front Office Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. Yes, our Island Daily Deals are great value! Marina West Motel also offers the Ultimate Getaway Package, which includes a two night stay for two, complete with dinner vouchers. This package is great value and is available all year long through our website!

You can find the Ultimate Getaway Package details on our website www.marinawest.com

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Thank you for your business!

The Front Desk Team at Marina West Motel
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We got a reasonable deal off the internet at the last minute and were not disappointed. A short walk from the main part of town, and next to the water and a pub with food. Most rooms had a good view, although those on the ground floor could only see the car park. The room was clean, comfortable and functional but not spacious. Unfortunately, it used to be a smoking room and we could still detect a slight smell. However, it was a cheap deal!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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MarinaWestTofino, Front Office Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your review! We offer many different deals both online and in-house. Our most popular of which is our Ultimate Getaway Package, which is a fantastic value, and can be found through our website www.marinawest.com!

Your comments about the smell of smoke in your room has been noted and our Housekeeping Team has eliminated the issue. We appreciated your feedback on this matter!

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Port Coquitlam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2013

We stayed at Marina West for 3 nights. We loved the location as it was easy walking distance to shops and restaurants in town. The hotel staff were excellent. The manager, Brielyn, provided us first class service when we booked over the phone on short notice. Jess at reception when we arrived was very personable and helpful in recommending places to eat and see and other helpful tips for our stay. Other reception staff were always friendly and helpful too. Our accommodation was amazing. The room had everything we needed and more. Beautiful views of the area from our top floor balcony and windows. The room was very clean and the hotel staff serviced it well. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - very relaxing, comfortable, and quiet - great way to destress! We highly recommend this place to stay and will definitely return.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view of the water if you can. The suites are very nice - comfy king size bed, lot...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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MarinaWestTofino, Front Office Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Guest

Amazing review, thank you!

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! Our Team is very committed to providing the best service possible and we strive daily to make everyone's stay as enjoyable as yours.

Your comments were warmly received by all our staff!

We hope to have the pleasure of accommodating you again in the near future!

The Front Desk Team at Marina West Motel
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Additional Information about Marina West Motel

Property: Marina West Motel
Address: 634 Campbell St | Box 69, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada (Formerly Weigh West Marine Resort)
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Marina West Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marina West is a very unique west coast oceanfront resort that offers the perfect setting for whale watching, eco adventures, fishing, boating, hot springs trips, beachcombing. ... more   less 
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