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“New Years Vacation at Pac Sands a Hit!”

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Pacific Sands Beach Resort
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Tofino
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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“New Years Vacation at Pac Sands a Hit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2012

I have been to Pacific Sands for a family New Years holiday many times, but this year I brought a new husband and we also had our youngest family member, my nephew Oscar, with us for the first time. I have always loved this place because of how at home you feel from the minute you walk through the door to your suite.
This year was no different, and staying in one of the chalets was a treat for my sister's and my new families. The staff manage a perfect balance of being available for cleaning and room maintenance when they're needed, and giving you the space so you can just relax and enjoy.
The kitchens are well-equipped for you to prepare great meals on your own, and the dining room table made a great games room when everyone came over to play cards. Wi-fi on the property made getting a little work done really easy, although I didn't get much done with that amazing beach beckoning me out for long walks. And a coffee bar at the office was well-appreciated when I needed a latte after a windy walk (:
Comfortable beds, spacious bathrooms, big windows to view the beach from a cozy chair; can't really ask for much more from a winter beach vacation. Loved my stay here this year and will just keep coming back!

Room Tip: The chalets are great if you are travelling as a family. Otherwise the main floor in the main lodge...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

We love staying at the pacific sands every year for New Years Eve. It has beautiful views from every room and the rooms are clean and cozy. The staff went out of their way to help us with things we needed for our New Years feast. We'll definitely return again - Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

From beginning to end, our experience at Pacific Sands Resort was perfect. We traveled with a group of 18 people of all ages. From booking our rooms, arrival, overnight and departure the service was top of the line.

Pacific Sands has been a destination for our family for over 7 years. We love how welcomed we feel, the accommodation is our home away from home and you just feel like you are a million miles away from reality. Perfect!

This is a very very special place for for us, we hope you get a chance to experience it.

Highly recommend it as the #1 Tofino resort.

Room Tip: We stayed in the beach houses which was perfect for our 2 year old to run around and feel comfortabl...
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

thank you for the great accommodation as usual wonderful view of the Pacific ocean with the waves crashing.. watching the mad surfers.. of course the polar bear swimmers!!!!!
Great company and facilities.. will be back

Room Tip: the villa suites have privacy as well as great view from all windows and very comfortable and roomy
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

My family and I had the pleasure of staying in a beach house at Pacific Sands in December. We had a fabulous time! The accommodation was clean, comfortable and roomy for all of us. The ocean view from the suite is amazing with spectacular sunsets. We enjoyed long walks on the beach and it was warm and sunny in December! Who knew! The staff were professional and courteous and provided excellent service. And of course we were in no hurry to leave and had to ask for a later checkout which was graciously granted. Thank you! We will definitely be back.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2011

Stayed in upper beach front suite. Not adequate soundproofing between units, but we were lucky and enjoyed a quiet stay.
Kitchen supplies are basic.
Bedroom queen mattress rests on a wooden slab and we found it an uncomfortable sleep, but bedding is ok.
Balcony door handle was seized up.
Bathroom sure needed a handyman/plumber- we arrived to find the sink and tub slow to drain, tub fawcett dripped when off, toilet tank handle lever flushing mechanism wasn't set up properly. Suppose we should have asked for staff to fix these things on Dec 25? Or done it ourselves.
There were quite a few dogs off leash on the resort and along the beach with their owners. While all were well behaved and quiet, it detracted seeing dogs relieving themselves all over the grounds.
The staff were pleasant. The frozen entrees by SOBO are a nice touch when one doesn't want to prepare a meal. Complimentary internet was great, and cell phone reception was excellent. Good choices of DVDs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2011

Warm, cozy, convenient, comfortable, relax,etc.. I wanna come back again in summer next time. I hope they have a hot tub here,,:)

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Additional Information about Pacific Sands Beach Resort

Property: Pacific Sands Beach Resort
Address: 1421 Pacific Rim Hwy. | Box 237, 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 ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Tofino
#3 Green Hotel in Tofino
#4 Family Hotel in Tofino
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pacific Sands Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pacific Sands Beach Resort is located on 41 pristine acres of property and 2500 feet of ocean front on Cox Bay. Adjacent to the Pacific Rim National Park all suites and Luxury Beach Houses offer spectacular ocean or beach front views, mesmerizing sunsets and breathtaking storm watching. A walk to Pettinger Point is a must. Enjoy unrivaled culinary splendors at one of Tofino's many restaurants. Adventure tours of the Clayoquot Sound, beach combing and surfing are the most popular activities. ... more   less 
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