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Crystal Cove Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Tofino
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Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“rustic and pricey”
Reviewed August 26, 2006

We were in cabin 1 for three nights. Our friends were next door in cabin 6. The cabins were right on the beach, so the view was fantastic. You expect rustic when you book into a log cabin. Rustic is fine, but this cabin was a bit run down and needed some repairs. Who would put laminate "fake wood" flooring in a bathroom? The "wood" was separating due to water damage. The lighting in the bathroom was very dim. The bedrooms are very small and there is very little drawer space. What they consider a bedside table is a slat of fake wood arborite coming out of the log cabin wall. It looks awful. We spent over 400.00 a night and were expecting nicer accommodations. A bit of a disappointment, but we may be back because of the views.

  • Liked — proximity to the beach
  • Disliked — cabin quality
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
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Seattle, Washington, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2006

incredibly noisy (staffer did quiet loud music after 11p, but loud conversations were not silenced). campsites within scant feet of each other, so zero sonic privacy, though view of neighbors is obscured.

there's unlimited free firewood, so every single site makes a fire, even when it's warm out -- making the air is so smoky it's impossible to breath. not a good value for the money. no views except for the nice trees.

no water even audible, much less visible.

ugh -- never again at this place.

Stayed July 2006
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Reviewed October 16, 2005

We just got back from the Crystal Cove Resort and were very unimpressed with the amenities and service. We rented a 2 bedroom and den cabin with a hot tub but we never got to use our hot tub because it was cold all weekend! Maintenance was sent but they were unable to fix the problem. We kept being assured the hot tub was fixed and that we would be able to use it but it never ended up getting warm.

The cabin was clean but very rustic. I have never stayed in a place that did not have a phone (or cable TV for rainy days). The cabin slept 8 but the dining table only sat 5 which made meals difficult. The living room was tiny with only a small couch so again, not everyone could lounge in one space. Ultimately we were extremely disappointed about our experience at the Crystal Cove and we would not ever go back.

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We were also not told that they lock the gate across the driveway from 11 pm to 8 am so if you are arriving late or departing early for the ferries, you will run into problems.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Victoria BC
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Reviewed June 30, 2005

This is the 3rd time we have stayed at Crystal Cove and each time we love it more. We have tried various cabins and have found our favorite in cabin #12.
The resort is just beautiful and now that the construction has come to a finish the peace and quiet is back. It is just beautiful with new landscaping and beautiful cabins. We kept commenting on how many ammenities were available inside and outside our cabin. Not to mention waterfront views and a hot tub in cabin #12. No doubt at all we will be back!

  • Stayed June 2005
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2004

This is our second time to CCBR. And we still love it. This time we stayed in Cabin 12, by far the best cabin. Privacy, walk on to the beach, private hottub. Very Nice. We went with another couple and our 2 dogs. They had fun too!! If you go there go exploring in the trails off to the left of the beach, very beautiful views and fun. Last time we were here we went to the hot springs so this time we went into town and looked around. Cabin 12 has 2 bdrms, 2 bath, living room, kithchen, tv, vcr, large selection of videos to borrow from the front desk, loft up top and don't forget the hottub. The staff as previously said are very nice and helpful if you want to look into tours etc... We will be going back!

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12 Thank Lovinthesunn
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Reviewed April 3, 2004

We have been to Crystal Cove Resort three or four times. We first landed there because they are pet friendly. We love to have our dog with us!!! It is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. We stayed in Cabin #7 two or three times, and then last trip we stayed in one of the cabins that has stairs leading right on to the sand. I have always been very impressed by how hard the staff there work to make your stay enjoyable.
They are young, but they are very professional. Nice to see. They really do strive to anticipate your every need, and make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Everything is very well kept, with great beds and bedding and towels, nice appliances. This really is super-deluxe.
Wish we were there right now!!! P.S. I have never seen the place overrun by dogs, and have never heard a peep out of the other cabins.

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Campbell River, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2004

we have been going for 4 years in a row and love the atmosphere, the area, and our cabin. it's a great break in mid feb. we get all kinds of weather from great west coast storms to beautifuf warm spring like days.

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Property: Crystal Cove Beach Resort
Address: 1165 Cedarwood Place, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Tofino
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Tofino
#4 Green Hotel in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled among ancient cedars at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, enjoy our 34 modern log cabins with spectacular views and all the amenities. Our well appointed, self contained cabins complement the incredible surroundings making Crystal Cove Beach Resort life as it should be. From Oceanfront Cabins with private hot tubs, to secluded Cabins set in the Rainforest, you will be immersed in the beauty that is Tofino. Our family oriented, pet friendly resort is located on Mackenzie Beach 5 minutes from the town of Tofino and 15 minutes from the Pacific Rim National Park and the famous Long Beach. For those who prefer to rough it in style, we also offer 66 well treed, private RV sites only a short walk from the beach. New for Tofino is our selection of Glamping RV's. Nine well equipped 5th wheel RV's for rent on a nightly basis. Fully stocked with premium bedding, on deck Weber BBQ and daily firewood replenishment. Just pack up the car and enjoy camping in a first class way. ... more   less 
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