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West Coast Motel on the Harbour
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Ucluelet
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Tofino, Canada
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4 reviews
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“A wonderful experience”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

A quaint little place close to the wharf and centrally located, what a find! We had a really bad experience at another place and found this motel through the info centre. I called to book a room and there was this warm friendly voice at the other end of the line like a beacon in the dark! Thank you Brenda for helping our stay be a positive one. She was also were very informative about where to eat, and places to visit. They are very accommodating and takes very good care of all their visitors. The rooms were exceptionally clean and Comfy. Good value for your money! There is a Big fridge, a proper stove, microwave, basically fully equipped kitchen. Your home away from home! I will definately be going back there! Great Service indeed!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Westcoastmotel, Owner at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Thank you so much for coming and choosing us for your stay. We would love to see you back this way again some time soon!!!!! We so appreciate your kind comments! Brenda and Jeff
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Commack, New York
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

This "motel" is not what you think. These rooms were really clean and cozy. We were so suprised that this place even had a FRIDGE!! Even though we stayed for only one night, we would stay there again for sure!! The owner is amazing and will help you with anything you need. Great service!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Westcoastmotel, Owner at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
Why thank you!!! We welcome you back to our "home" anytime. Thanks so much for choosing our place and hope the rest of your holiday turned out fantastic! Brenda and Jeff
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Very nice hotel, wonderful experience. Very large rooms, close to everything, excellent value. Owners/operators very helpful, extremely dedicated to service, will take great care of you. Thanks for everything!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Westcoastmotel, Owner at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Thank you, Hyatt Family - you were awesome guests and we so appreciated your understanding! Please come again!!!!! Brenda and Jeff
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Penticton
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Stayed here 1 night before and 1 night after a 4 day kayak trip during the Aug long weekend. Very glad we did: central to almost everything, the rooms were very clean & reasonably priced and the staff helpful and friendly, giving us a map and showing us some great choices of places to eat and see. Even when we wanted to add a 3rd person at the last minute to the small twin bed room to sleep on the floor, Brenda was skeptical but very accommodating, even loaning us the use of a kettle from her own kitchen! Given that we were going to be in a small tent for the next few nights, it really was enough room for our purposes. We were able to upgrade to a room with a kitchenette & hide-a-bed on the second night and all 3 of us enjoyed a hot shower.
I would definitely recommend this motel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Westcoastmotel, Owner at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Thank you for coming, our adventurous kayaking friends! We enjoyed having you and were so happy your trip went well. Hope to see you next year! We so appreciate that you took some time to write some comments for us!!!
Brenda and Jeff
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Victoria, British Columbia
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

I am from Victoria and had my friend and her two teen boys from Edmonton here visiting. We stayed at this Motel right on the Marina...Service absolutely the best and the rooms were super
clean and comfortable ..
Don't miss out on this one !!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Westcoastmotel, Owner at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Hello folks!

Thank you very much for your kind review and that you were so please with your accommodations and our service! We loved having you all and hope that you will find your way back here again soon. In March every year over 20,000 grey whales migrate past our coast (we also have some permanent resident greys and humpbacks) from Baja, Mexico to Alaska. Perhaps you and your friends might like to come back then, if you can. Chowder tastings, beach tug of war, whale watching, native art; all kinds of small town activities. The festival is a 10 day joint effort between Ucluelet, Pacific Rim National Park and Tofino. Just an idea!

Brenda and Jeff
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St. Albert, Canada
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

We were only supposed to stay 2 nights but within an hour of arriving we booked another night.
You are directly in front of the harbor, steps away from the ocean and a fabulous restaurant (FloatHouse).
The owner of the hotel provided us with so much helpful info of where to eat and what to do around the town, this was helpful & we had the most amazing fresh meals at the restaurants she suggested. The rooms we had were 100% spotless, the cleaning ladies do an outstanding job! Thanks so much ladies!! We have never in all of our travels stayed in such pristine accommodations.
Yes, this is a motel, and perhaps not new, but the owner, staff & accommodations made you feel like you were at home for your stay.
We loved our stay at this motel and will stay here again when we come back to Ucluelet.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Westcoastmotel, Owner at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Thank you very much for writing such nice comments! You are welcome any time. So happy you had a great visit here!

Brenda, Jeff and staff
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Chalais, France
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Everyone said "you must see Tofino" but when we found this great motel we decided to stay there an extra night and just do the day trip to Tofino. The owners couldn't have been more helpful, advising us on places to eat for breakfast and evenings, local walks, trips and attractions. Our large two queen bed room had a deck overlooking the harbour, and we could have spent hours watching all the activities, including bald eagles soaring over the water. As residents we could use the large fitness room and huge indoor pool even when it was closed to the public, and this was a real pleasure. The complex is not new, but well maintained, with a few quirky touches giving it real character.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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, Owner at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, July 10, 2012
Super! So happy you enjoyed your time with us and had great experiences. That's what we aim for when people check in - to give them advice - if they want it - of all the things we would do. We love our adopted home town and take great pleasure in making sure our guests love it too. Please come again (we know you are from far away). Thank you very, very much for the kind review.

Brenda and Jeff
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Property: West Coast Motel on the Harbour
Address: 279 Hemlock Street | Box 275, Ucluelet, British Columbia V0R 3A0, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Barkley Sound > Ucluelet
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Ucluelet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — West Coast Motel on the Harbour 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clean and friendly, family-run motel at the Small Craft Harbour in central, small-town Ucluelet. Some units have beautiful views of the colourful fishing fleet. Steps to the boats, walking distance to restaurants, whale watching, fishing tours, and the Wild Pacific Trail. 10 minute drive to Long Beach/Pacific Rim National Park. 30 minute drive to Tofino. Free WIFI & hard-wired internet in each unit, cable TV, free use of pool and 3000 square foot gym with harbour view + sauna (the local community centre). No pets permitted, no smoking in units. Cookshack with BBQ and crab pot on site in season. Lots of room styles to choose from from tiny, but economical suites, full kitchen suites, 2 bedrooms and our West Coast units with covered balconies facing the boats. We also have a 4 bedroom "Fisherman's House" with a huge deck facing the boats and the "Little Green Cabin on the Harbour" with a beautiful deck a stone's through from the harbour. ... more   less 
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