We stayed in one of the cottages for five nights. A very pleasant stay. The cottages are not ocean front, and they are located along the drive into the lodge, so there is a view out the front window of the parking lot. On the downside, they are a bit anonymous -- like an upscale condo; on the upside, everything is in good taste and well-equipped (scrabble/monopoly games; hot tub on the terrace; dvd player; free highspeed internet access; free local 800 number calls). I have read several complaints about the service; in my opinion, they are not merited. We had excellent service on all fronts; when we ate at the restaurant, we were a bit of a pain about wanting to sit oceanside (they don't take reservations for specific tables) and asked to switch after we were seated. The staff was gracious about the change. I wonder if some of the problems may result from the fact that most of the staff seem to be surfers who are doing their waitstaff/hotel staff jobs in order to support their surfing habit (a comment I had about other restaurants/hotels in the areas). If you are looking for a funky experience, you might want to try elsewhere (Middle Beach Lodge in Tofino and Terrace Beach Lodge in Ucluelet seemed like options), but if you want relaxation and comfort, this is a great stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our luxury Oceanfront Tofino Accommodations! A luxurious beachfront resort for the discerning traveler, is perched on the edge of Cox Bay, between the pristine beauty of Pacific Rim National Park and spectacular Clayoquot Sound. This cedar-shingled lodge offers 5 star amenities and casual service in a rustic setting, creating a perfect, serene retreat from everyday responsibilities. This area has become a year-round destination for those who revel in unspoiled wilderness. Walk along endless stretches of deserted beach, hike rainforest trails, explore the galleries and shops or simply sit, relax, watch and wonder at it all.Experience the natural beauty, exceptional amenities and handcrafted cuisine at Long Beach Lodge Resort, our luxurious Tofino resort located on a beautiful beach front acreage on Vancouver Island's rugged West Coast. The Resort is set amongst the native coastal vegetation and takes full advantage of the expansive sandy beach and the open ocean with wild west coast surf... in fact it is one of the few Tofino hotels that can claim such a spectacular locale. Come view Tofino's biggest waves from the comfort of our iconic Great Room and partake in some of our award-winning cuisine!Long Beach Lodge is the ONLY resort on Cox Bay Beach offering ANY of these in-house services:full service restaurant & lounge (Great Room) surf instruction & rentals with spa-like change rooms, lockers, hot tub & sauna (Surf Club Centre) boat charter service (Marine Adventures); whale watching, bear watching and other wildlife viewing We are honored to be recognized as the #1 Vancouver Island Resort by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine Reader Choice Awards AND a TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2013 winner! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Long Beach Hotel Tofino
- Long Beach Resort