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“Great place to lay your head on the wild pacific coast” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of West Coast Motel on the Harbour

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West Coast Motel on the Harbour
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Ucluelet
Certificate of Excellence
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101 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great place to lay your head on the wild pacific coast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

This is a very nice little motel, with friendly staff just off the main street in Ucluelet. If you're visiting the pacific rim national park to walk the trails and beaches during the summer monthes, then be prepared for high prices. This is a very clean little motel room with parking right in front, for a comparably low price of $170 per night which was great considering the many other bedrooms in the area going for well over $300.
The motel is within a short walking distance to a great little all day breakfast restaurant (The Blue Room), with a partial view of the inner harbour. Also can walk to whale watching boats and other town attractions, like the touch and feel aquarium.
We drove into Tofino for some window shopping, but all the great beaches and trekss were in Ucluelet or south of Tofino in the National Park.
A great place to lay your head.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Westcoastmotel, Owner at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Thanks for coming!! We are glad you chose us and enjoyed the many trails here in Ucluelet and in the National Park between here and Tofino. We hope you will make it back to see us one day to enjoy more great restaurants in the area.

Happy travels....
Brenda and Jeff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Ask Brenda for anything you need, from kitchenette tools to local travel advice. You won't find a more fairly-priced, convenient and welcoming place to stay neat Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Westcoastmotel, General Manager at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Thanks for coming and appreciate your unreserved recommendation! We do hope you can make it back our way again soon.....

Happy travels!

Brenda and Jeff
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

We have stayed at this motel multiple times over the years and every time its great. The owners are awesome and personable, and know everything that a tourist should hear. The girl at the front, Cara, had the best knowledge. She knew exactly where to shop, and where to eat, what each restaurant served the best, and what to do. The rooms are clean and tidy and very homely. Definitely recommend that everyone passing through or staying on the island should stay here.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Sandi M
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Westcoastmotel, Owner at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Hello!

Thank you so much for coming. We agree, our front desk staff (and our housekeeping staff) are the backbone of our business, ensuring our success year after year. We can't thank them enough! We hope you do come back here with your family again next year.

Happy travels....

Brenda and Jeff
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Burlington
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46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

After a long, cross-country trek, we were greeted by owner Brenda, like long lost relatives. As is evident on their web site, they are no-nonsense people and have strict rules for all guest which I wouldn't want to break for fear of offending the lady - I think she could take me! Lovely folks and fiercely proud of their small town, especially when compared to Tofino, which steals all the glory, much to their chagrin.

The town has a nice 1960s kind of vibe to it, in a good way. I'm sure everybody knows everybody else in town, much like communities used to be, and perhaps because I'm of that era, I found it comforting.

Although we didn't actually see it, there was momma deer and bambi wandering the property, no doubt feeding off the organic garden - open for all to share by the way, and also momma bear and cub, preventing the cleaning lady from getting from one unit to the next! You want wild - here it is. We loved it all.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Tosh2
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Westcoastmotel, Owner at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Hello folks!

Thank you so much for coming out to see us. We are really pleased you enjoyed our place and hospitality. You will always be welcome here, especially since you prefer to stay here in Ucluelet, instead of that "ruddy town to the North, Tofino"! You can quickly visit Tofino, but come back to stay in the lovely town of Ucluelet, in comfort, night after night!

Happy travels and we hope you come back and visit us again, soon!!!

Brenda and Jeff
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Lindsay, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

We chose to stay in Uclulet because it was less touristy than Toffino. Our grandchildren were with us, and we stayed 5 nights at the motel. Everything was lovely. We were made to feel quite at home. Hopefully we can get back next year.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank W J
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WhalestailUcluelet, Owner at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
We are so happy you enjoyed your holidays with your grandchildren. Lovely, that you were able to spend some time with them in the pool and at the beach. Memories, memories!

Thanks for writing!!! Hope to see you again soon!

Happy travels....

Brenda and Jeff
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Saint John, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Clean room, very helpful and friendly staff and owners! Right smack in the middle of amenities...whale watching, terrific restaurants, beautiful scenery, gift shops and so much more. Wish we could have had more time to spend there! I would highly recommend these accomodations and hope to have the opportunity to someday return!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lindy F
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WhalestailUcluelet, Owner at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Thank you for coming and we appreciate that you came from such a long way to see us! Hope you can come back next year!!!

Happy travels!

Brenda and Jeff
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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Upon arrival was upgraded at no cost - owner just decided to do so - rooms were very clean and just lovely. Family owned, very friendly, great service and owners well versed on the area. Located right up from the large wharf area in Ucluelet with whale watching, floating restaurant etc. Motel has pool, gym, spa, and use of large BBQ in sweet little covered area. Excellent stay and would recommend to any of my family and friends. Thank you West Coast Motel - Loved it there!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TanyaL123
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Westcoastmotel, Owner at West Coast Motel on the Harbour, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Hello New Brunswick friends!

It was lovely to see you two outside and enjoying the sights and whale watching excursions! We sure hope you can come back for Pacific Rim Whale Festival in March - a celebration of the annual migration of the grey whales (over 20,000 of them) coming from the "birthing grounds" of Baja to their summer home in Alaskan waters.

Happy travels...

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 10 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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