My husband and I stayed here for a portion of our honeymoon and we really loved it. Tofino is very remote (a 4 - 5 hour drive from Victoria) but it had a number of cute restaurants and shops and several water-based activities.
The hotel was clean and well decorated with a very friendly staff. Some of the positives: large rooms with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean (we had an oceanfront room on the 3rd floor), very impressive continental breakfast with a hot breakfast available for a charge, close to town, and a very comfortable bed!
My two biggest complaints were things that might be positives for other people: the beach, and often the parking lot, were inundated with surfers. We had no idea what a huge surfing community Tofino is and Long Beach Lodge's beach is home to many of them. There were also a ton of children. While they all seemed lovely and well behaved, we were there for our honeymoon and I wasn't thrilled to see (and hear) kids all over the place during breakfast and dinner.
We went kayaking and it was a blast (I am not remotely athletic). We also did the hot springs tour and I was disappointed. Dinner at Wickaninnish Inn was expensive but delicious; we also loved Rain Coast Cafe. Dinner at Long Beach Lodge was good, not amazing.
Finally, as noted by some other reviewers, there is a construction project going on a handful of feet from the hotel. As long as your room is on the southern end of the hotel it shouldn't be a problem. We didn't hear it at all but it did appear incredibly close to the northern end of the lodge.
- 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