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“Clean, comfortable and great location!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sea Star Beach Retreat
Ranked #15 of 42 Tofino B&B and Inns
Vancouver, BC
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69 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Clean, comfortable and great location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2011

We arrived at night, which could have been tricky, but the driving directions on the website were perfect! After a warm reception we were shown our unit (The Main Suite) 2 bedrooms and 2 bath with a large living area with a fireplace and full kitchen. This was ideal for our family of 4. Our 2 grown daughters enjoyed the hot tub and sun deck, as it was chilly at the beach. Chesterman Beach is just a 2 minute walk down the road and through a trail. This was my first time to Tofino and as it turned out this location was everything I hoped for. Long walks on a beautiful beach with shopping, dining, and surfboard rentals a 5 minute drive away.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands
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138 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2010

We loved our stay at the Sea Star Beach Retreat. The studio we rented was very nice and had everything we needed, and even contained a jacuzzi! The studio was within under 5 minutes walking from the beach where you can see very nice beautiful sunsets. The town of Tofino is just a small 10 minutes by car. We regretted we booked for only two nights, because you can do various nice thins near Tofino.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2010

This is a small place, with 2 studios and one suite. Owners live in same building.
We stayed in the Garden suite, a large space with bedroom, kitchen, couch in front of fireplace, 2 person jetted tub, large windows opening on private outside patio (gas BBQ provided) and rain forest. Very confortable, laid back, restful.
Beach just 5 minutes walk away.
Kitchen is so well equipped it even had the instruments to eat crab -
This is no B&B: owners leave you to do what you want - this is what we prefer.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank giraffereno
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Toronto
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2010

Sea Star is a great place when you have kids or teens in tow - comfortable, cosy and roomy - everything you need for a pleasant stay. We wanted to spend most of our days exploring Tofino and area and just needed a place to make our breakfasts and share quiet evenings after dining out. We stayed in "The Loft" for 4 nights and it was exactly what we needed - the comforts of home but with the remarkable beauty of Tofino surrounding us (and a place to store your surfboards!). Chesterman Beach is a short walk away, and the town of Tofino just a 2 minute drive away. We found the beds very comfortable, the eat-in kitchen perfect, and the sunken tub in the washroom amazing. The area surrounding the Sea Star was very peaceful and lush with nature - a great way to experience Tofino.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GoodCanadian
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Vancouver Island
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2010

My husband and I booked our 20th anniversary at the Sea Star. It was a very nice room and being across the street from the beach was fantastic. We liked the short drive to Tofino. The room had everything we needed. The "hot" tub was not hot by the time the tub was filled so we only used it once and that was one of the reasons we chose the room. The unfortunate part of the stay was the constant sound of thumping on the ceiling from the tireless child upstairs. Not the best when you are there to relax, leave the kids at home and have a romantic Anniversary getaway.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank blackwidow9
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Victoria
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2009

I have stayed at various places in the Tofino area such as Ocean Village and Crystal Cove and was hesitant to stay here due to the relative low cost. We could not believe how lovely the place was; wonderful 2 person jacuzzi, washer and dryer, everything you could need in a kitchen including a dishwasher, comfy bed and couch, larger tv than is portrayed on the website, and a fireplace. We never even used the hot tub but it looked very nice. The suite is decorated very tastefully; the owners have thought of every detail you could need for your stay.

What a bargain!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bonanzajelly
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Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2009

We liked to stay there despite there was no familiar atmosphere...the garden suite was very large but the outdoor landscape is simply trees...things were a bit unorganized, but with no direct impact in your stay. Without breakfast it is hard to rate it as a good value for money...not too expensive neither a bargain...location is ok, just a few minutes by car of Tofino. The beach is within walking distance.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Sara-Tiago
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Additional Information about Sea Star Beach Retreat

Property: Sea Star Beach Retreat
Address: 1294 Lynn Road, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea Star Beach Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the privacy of semi-waterfront suites just steps through the rainforest to 3km of white sandy beaches. Sea Star strives to provide luxurious accommodation for the traveler to the Tofino area. With the warmth and closeness of on-site hosts and the privacy and freedom of a self-catering suite. Sea Star provides that special retreat where you can relax and enjoy your visit. It is our hope that you will feel as comfortable here as you do in your home surroundings. ... more   less 
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