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Pacific Sands Beach Resort
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Tofino
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“Best place in Tofino”
Reviewed July 13, 2010

We rented a villa after reviewing Trip Advisor top rated hotels in Tofino. Pacific Sands was absolutely perfect as a place to celebrate 20 years of marriage! Our kids rated the villa as a highlight of our trip west that included Whistler & Vancouver - location is spectacular, space & design of units is great for a family & capitilizes on the beauty of the location, service was excellent! They offer food from Sobo (highly rated local restaurant) to make in your rooms or you can walk about 50 steps down the beach & eat at the Long Beach restaurant (altho food & service was pretty ordinary). When we visited the other top rated places - we were even more thrilled with our choice - highly recommended!

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Reviewed July 8, 2010

This place is just insanely nice. Since we were only in town for two days to go surfing we thoughts we'd live it up and splurge! We were not disappointed. The room was to-die-for comfortable and luxurious. The view of the water was perfect. The service was incredible. The place from top to bottom was SOOOO clean and right out of some spa magazine. If I could afford to stay here again, I would do it in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Saskatoon
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Reviewed July 6, 2010

We first visited Pacific Sands for our 15th Anniversary and have returned every year since. It is a very special place, with terrific staff, and consistently great service.
The location could not be better. The grounds and rooms are very well designed and taken care of. You can tell it is a family owned and run business, who are obviously proud of what they do.
We will be going again this year and have reservations for next year which will be our 30th Anniversary. Pacific Sands has become a special part of how we celebrate together and when we have also taken other family along with us too.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Calgary
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Reviewed July 1, 2010

This hotel was amazing. The ability to wake up and eat breakfast next to the ocean was awesome. The hotel was clean and the bed comfortable. I would for sure stay here on my next trip. I loved being able to cook my own food and then take it out on the patio and eat it. It was so awesome to be able to walk the beach (which is really big) and not feel crowded. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton, Alberta
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Reviewed June 28, 2010

This was our second visit to Pacific Sands and 1st after the Major Renos.

We were quite impressed the first time around and wow were we blown away the 2nd.

We stayed at the lighthouse suite with our 2 little ones. Once again we found the resort and suites extremely Homey and Clean and really catered to our needs.

The beach is mere steps away. The BBQ Pit even closer.

My only complaint was the Fire Alarms in the suites. Not only did we set ours off nightly around dinner time, so did many others at the resort. Be extremely careful when cooking, the fans simply recirculate back into the suite (ours did) and the fire detector is right in the kitchen.

My only suggestion would to be have daily housekeeping beyond the typical towel change. For the price you pay Pacific sands should be cleaning the bathrooms and possibly vacuuming (you end up trekking a lot of sand into the suites). Other resorts nearby have daily cleaning and Pacific Sands should also.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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cincinnati, ohio
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Reviewed June 27, 2010

We stayed in one of the villas on the property and truly loved it. The view of the beach was fantastic, intriguing tide pools just steps away, comfortable furnishings and a nicely equipped kitchen as well. The two decks were wonderful retreats for a conversation, a little wine or just gazing into the beauty of the natural setting. This was our favorite of the 4 places we stayed on Vancouver Island. It is true you must go off-property for dining, but with a nice, well-equipped kitchen, and with Tofino only minutes away, this was not much of a negative for us. And they do have an espresso bar at the office that was much appreciated. the staff was very welcoming and helpful. The Pacific Sands will be our main base when we return to the area.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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Reviewed June 23, 2010

from start to finish i could not only not find a fault; i got way more than i expected. the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and eager to please....and there are plenty of them.
the rooms are so very comfortable with an exquisite bed and with every item i might imagine having at my disposal. every room has a beautiful view of the ocean and they are set at an angle so guests are not staring at each other. there is an amazing large gathering enclosure with BBQs, a huge central fire and seating area. many benches all over the property , walk ways...excellent food in the freezer in the main building as well as expert coffee facilities.....i could go on forever! i will return and choose to stay here over many of the other choices i have made in the past.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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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 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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