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Pacific Sands Beach Resort
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Tofino
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Vancouver
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“Gem of a place and dog-friendly”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

This was our second time at the Pacific Sands, and we will definitely be back. We stayed in the Beachfront suite both times, and the ocean view is amazing. The rooms are spotless, and the employees are all so friendly. A great spot to stay.

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Reviewed May 15, 2014

We have been going to Pacific Sands for years and it never disappoints us. The suites are comfortable and staff are friendly and helpful. They are pet friendly and always have dog dishes, a couple of treats and dog towels ready for Archie. We particularly like the gazebo where there are BBQs ready for use by guests and a great fire pit. The beach at Cox Bay is great for walks and the board walk on the north side is interesting as you can walk out and look back at the surfers for a completely different view. Each suite is well equiped for cooking - we just bring our food, drinks and martini glasses. If it's raining, the office has plenty of movies available for free or there are rain slickers to wear if you want to walk the beach.

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

Once in a life time you want time stops for a moment .Once in a life time, places like Pacific Sand Beach Resort makes it possible for you.Location, nature,rooms, staff & service are there ready ,waiting for you.

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Vancouver,Bc,Canada
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

Right on the beach. with great views from every room. So many thoughtful touches. We have been coming here for 30 years and every year it improves.
Pacific Sands is our guilty secret--where we go to recover and rejuvenate.
The Pettiger family have exactly the right formula. I hope it stays that way!

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Terrace, Bc
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

The most spectacular views, luxury and comfort... that is Pacific Sands Resort! This was my second stay and it will be an annual visit. The beach houses are a little pricey but worth every penny. Everything you could possible want or need is inside and if it isn't, chances are they'll have it at the front desk. I cooked every meal so having a well appointed kitchen is important and there was nothing it didn't have.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

A wonderful time at Pacific Sands. The staff, from reception to housekeeping, were friendly and cheerful, as well as helpful. My walks up to Sunset Point were wonderful no matter what the weather was doing. Everything was immaculately clean. I felt like I had come home. Thank you to everyone who works so hard to keep this wonderful place the way it is.

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

The ocean coast around Tofino is always spectacular, even in the worst of weather. Staying at Pacific Sands adds a touch of luxury to a nature lover's vacation. We stayed with family in a two bedroom Beach House and it provided everything we needed and more. The front bedroom (the luxurious one) gives you a fantastic view of the beach from your bed, armchair or soaking tub. The kitchen is well equipped and if you don't want to cook, there are more and better restaurants in Tofino every year...just a short drive away. We rented bicycles from the resort one afternoon and pedalled into town and back within a four-hour time slot leaving plenty of time to shop and have a drink on a patio. Tofino was once an isolated village and though it has lost that rustic hideaway nuance, the ocean remains timeless and rugged. Today you can also enjoy a lot of luxury as well, if you want it. Pacific Sands has provided a consistent high level of quality since we started visiting Tofino back in the 80s. We find a three-day visit about perfect, if the weather's sunny and warm Tofino can keep you occupied for longer, especially if you're active.

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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 Green Hotel in Tofino
#3 Romantic 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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