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“A must for souvenirs and gifts to self!”
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House of Himwitsa
Ranked #2 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 7, 2013

This is a wonderful shop with local and broader BC art in various forms - from beautiful artwork cards for $5.00 (6x9) to carved paddles, etc. I bought almost everything I needed to take home from this wonderful place!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Only stayed one night- wish we could have stayed longer! The room we had was very large and included a kitchenette and a hot tub on a balcony overlooking the harbour. Easy access to downtown shops and restaurants. The gift shop had some lovely items and we would have loved to take back some fish but it did not fit our travel plans. Would stay here again!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

We were due to stay at over 6 hotels during our trip through Canada, and we were looking forward to the House of Himwitsa more than any other. The thought of the Hot Tub overlooking the stunning views was too exciting. Upon arrival there was a road closure so we got lost, and one of the staff members was happy enough to drive his car to find us, and lead us a back way to the hotel. The female member of staff that checked us in was also very kind, and gave us tips as to what we should do whilst in Tofino. When we entered the room for the first time, it was better than we expected, and within an hour, we decided we wanted to cancel a trip to another town, and extend at the Himwitsa, which we did! The hotel is central and the room has great facilities. The hot tub on the balcony was amazing and was used as much as possible! If you are looking for a place to stay in Tofino, look no further than the House of Himwitsa!! Thank you for a perfect 3 night stay.

Room Tip: Stayed in Suite 1 and loved it.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

As a visitor to North America we were a little concerned about what the term 'self catering' actually meant. We need not have worried, as the range and standard of equipment provided was excellent. The accommodation is spacious, facilities are superb and the views from the balcony overlooking the Sound totally delightful. Our room had a hot tub on the balcony, allowing us to soak whilst watching the early morning mist lifting or the sun setting. The grocery store is a few yards away, and it carries all the items one would need, regardless of the size or tastes of your party. Just two very small points....there is no lift and the stairs to the accommodation are quite steep, but the staff are quite happy to carry bags on arrival or departure.....and there is a restaurant (Sea Shanty) right underneath the balconies, with both outdoor and indoor eating, serving supper only. So your balcony is overlooked, if you like, but from down below. Having said that we did not find either point an issue. It was a truly lovely stay....thank you Himwitsa!

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the Sound and with a hot tub! You won't regret it.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

I will most defiantly return And If anyone asks I say; this place is a must to stay. to What an awesome Place,from the warm welcome, to the spacious suite.The view from the hot tub in our suite was just spectacular.the suite were very tidy and clean.I found the house of Himwitsa to be centrality located.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lewis G, Owner at House of Himwitsa, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2012

We want to take this time to thank-you for choosing us while visiting Tofino.
Perhaps our paths will cross once again should you decide to return to our
village of Tofino.
chuu (Nuu Chah Nulth for saying good bye)

Lewis & Cathy George
Himwitsa Lodge in Tofino

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Reviewed October 7, 2011

Great family owned place gives personalized service like adjusting our hot tub temp, bringing restaurant order to our room, great off the beaten path travel tips, etc. The view is to die for on the front suites, especially at sunrise and sunset while watching the fishing boats, wildlife come and go.Seeing the float planes take off in front of the lodge made us book a return flight from hot springs cove. Took the earliest boat from Jamie's out to the cove to avoid the crowds and the returned right here by float plane. What an experience! The restaurant is good-blackened halibut sandwich with mango chutney and salmon salad. Great off season rates, too...may stay a month next year! Seriously!! It is a great base with all the amenities whilst exploring Uclulet's Barkley Sound by boat and all the Pacific Rim trails and beaches.

Room Tip: Suites 1, 2 or 3 are huge with kitchenette and ocean And mountain views 1 and 3 also have hot tubs
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 14, 2011

We had fabulous views from our room which overlooked the harbor & Clayquot Sound. The hot tub on the balcony was a highlight. The room was very spacious with a small kitchenette area.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about House of Himwitsa

Address: 300 Main St. | P.O. Box 176, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Tofino
Price Range: $147 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — House of Himwitsa 2*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Himwitsa Lodge is located in the downtown core of Tofino, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, near the end of Trans Canada Highway. Tofino is a beautiful rural town that is situated in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve as well as the United Nations World Biosphere Reserve. During peak season, the small town of Tofino boasts tourists from all over the world, hence the recommendation of reserving an accommodation in Tofino for your stay. The Himwitsa lodging in Tofino, presents great location, fabulous breathtaking sunset views over Vargas Island and great rates! We have 4 suites available that suits every need to relax and enjoy the town of Tofino; whether you're on your honeymoon, a weekend getaway in Tofino or traveling with family! We have three studio styled suites that have a 180 degree view, and two apartment styled suites have a 90 degree view that overlooks the bustling harbor of Tofino. Moreover, four suites come with an outdoor hot tub on a private balcony! All rooms are equipped with a full bathroom, kitchenettes, satellite TV, free wifi and parking. On the edge of the West Coast in Tofino, Himwitsa Lodge is only minutes away from all the local shops, Tonquin Beach, tours for hot springs cove, whale watching, bear watching, kayaking and surfing. Don't want to waste travel time? Fly in from Vancouver, BC via seaplane and land right next to us! ... more   less 
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