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“Great Location” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Maquinna Lodge
Ranked #14 of 16 Hotels in Tofino
Parksville, Canada
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65 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

This place is clean and friendly. Feels like a hostel, big lounge with a common fridge, micro, coffee and view of the harbour. We paid $165 a night for a family room with 3 beds. No air conditioning but the windows open. Beds are old and soft. Folks at the desk are so very nice and helpful. Wifi comes in and out. I would stay here here again just for the great location.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed here for two nights and was a bit anxious after reading some reviews. Yes, it is old and in need of some repair but any shortcomings were more than made up for by the helpful, friendly Istaff. It was clean and basic in a good location and would not hesitate to recommend it to friends.
It was great having use of fridge, micro at any time of day.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bayern
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262 reviews
131 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

The people are very nice and friendly, the rooms are big enough and the shower is ok.
Too bad is the smell outside the room, but in the room so far ok. We loved the seaside room, very nice especially during sunset.
Very good is the breakfast room, you can use the fridge there and the toaster, tea or coffee as well. So bring you own food, seat and relax there.
Too bad that wifi is not stable... sometimes its good and sometimes no connection (especially evening around 6-8pm..) Please work on that and i will come again
After reading some reviews i have expected much worse, but it is ok! And you have enough parking lots behind the hotel!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Daniel J
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Osoyoos, Canada
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here last night and the motel was cheap and very clean. Free wifi. The man at the front desk was very nice. Beds were comfortable. Good location! I was a bit spectical about staying after reading bad reviews but I turned out to be better than I thought. i would stay here again

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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1,156 reviews
155 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 516 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

The hotel is old and not well cared for.
They had a fully equipped kitchen and restaurant area, but it was not in use.
Breakfasts were not served even though they were fully equipped!
It is very easy to set up a simple breakfast... but it appeared as if they were too lazy or to mean to provide this small service!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Adventurers049
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Manama, Bahrain
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

First of all, I had expected much much worse when I heard comments about Maquinna the evening before I arrived, so don't be put off by the negatives you hear before you arrive!
For Tofino standards, i.e. a tourist destination on Vancouver Island's beautiful West Coast on the Clayoquot Sound, it is a decently priced accommodation. But you should be aware that you do not get 4-star accommodation for a 2-star price!
The room was rather big, the bed comfy, the bathroom okay although the linoleum could have used some replacing soon, but it was still rather clean. (I had a much worse bathroom in a 5-star Fairmont hotel once!)
There is a bar downstairs in the same building (outside entrance around the corner from the hotel entrance), but it was closed when I stayed there (was already end-of-season), so I can't judge any noise comments on that, but you are within easy walking distance to some nice restaurants (SoBo, Schooner), and if you're digging pizza, there's a takeout across the street from the main entrance, and they're open rather late for Tofino standards (when I was there).
If I stayed in Tofino again for just one night (arriving rather late, leaving rather early), I'll choose the Maquinna again. If I wanted to stay longer, I might pick another place for a much higher price to get a bit more luxury, but generally (and especially if you have to be concerned about a travel budget) the Maquinna is quite an okay choice.

Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Toronto
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Considering all factors this hotel was a nice surprise. Clean rooms and bathrooms, great location, good internet reception, reasonable price. Close to all stores and restaurants. Fantastic sunset from the deck down the street.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Maquinna Lodge
Address: 120 First Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #14 of 16 Hotels in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Maquinna Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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