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Cox Bay Beach Resort
Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
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14 reviews
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“It feels like home away from home in paradise.”
Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

I love Cox Bay beach resort this is our second stay there with our dog and it's perfect for us the fire place and hard wood floors and heated slate bathroom floor make it so easy to dry the wet dog and he got wet a lot :) the beach is amazing and the outdoor hot tub and sauna perfect way to warm up! We've stayed at two other pet friendly resorts in the area but for us Cox Bay Beach resort works the best for us .... We will be back again !

  • Stayed January 2014
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managercoxbay, Manager at Cox Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, 25 January 2014
Dear Lifeneedsfun,

Thank you for posting a review on your recent return visit to Cox Bay Beach Resort. We are glad that you enjoy our units and shared facilities here at the resort. We agree that Cox Bay Beach is a perfect location to share a vacation with your furry friend.

We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to the wild and wonderful Tofino!

Sincerely,

Sarah Curtis
Cox Bay Beach Resort
Tofino, BC
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

My wife and I just returned home from our honeymoon at the Cox Bay Beach Resort. We picked the hotel based off of the many reviews on here. Given the price ($150 low season, $290 high season for a 1 bedroom) we thought this would be a great middle of the road place to stay. Wow were we impressed!!
We requested a 2nd floor unit which worked out really well. We had a view of the surf from our balcony, a cozy fireplace, well equipped kitchen, and all the amenities we needed.
Highlights included the direct beach access, outdoor hot tub in the rain, barbecue, and coziness of the room. We hardly turned our heat on as the fireplace kept the place nice and warm. The suite was well set up to have a comfortable home away from home feel.
Although this resort doesn't have a restaurant, many others are very close. Because of this we took advantage of the many great restaurants at other resorts and the cooking facilities. We also did a surfing lesson (the water is actually not that cold!), many walks on the beach, and enjoyed the town a bit as well. We'd been to Tofino before but staying at Cox Beach drastically improved our experience. In the wet west coast weather there is nothing better than a cozy fireplace or soak in the hot tub at the end of the day. Definitely a 5 out of 5 for us and we will be back as soon and as frequently as possible.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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managercoxbay, Manager at Cox Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, 25 January 2014
Dear Islandbeer,

Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Cox Bay Beach Resort for such a special occasion!

Myself and all of the staff here at the resort are absolutely thrilled that Cox Bay Beach Resort surpassed your expectations and impressed you during your visit.

We are happy that you found the pricing to be good value, as this is something that we pride ourselves on. Additionally we are glad that you enjoyed the cozy gas fireplace in the unit, the shared outdoor hot tub and some of the other wonderful activities Tofino has to offer such as surfing. People are often surprised just how warm you stay in those wetsuits!

We greatly look forward to hosting you again during your next visit to the beautiful Tofino and congratulate you again on your marriage.

Sincerely,

Sarah Curtis
Cox Bay Beach Resort
Tofino, BC
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Great hotel, right on the beach. The rooms don't have an ocean view and anyone is able to pass through the grounds. But it's still very nice and the location is priceless. I recommend getting a room on the second floor.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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managercoxbay, Manager at Cox Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Dear toniafirer,

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review of Cox Bay Beach Resort. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the resort and found the location to be “priceless”. We agree that our location on the remarkable Cox Bay Beach cannot be beat!

Like all other beach-front resorts in Tofino we are required to keep our beach access open, as it is a very important part of our fire safety plan should an emergency take place. Know that resort staff are continually monitoring the common facilities to ensure that these areas are utilized by guests of the resort exclusively.

We hope that you are able to join us again here at Cox Bay Beach Resort during your next journey to the Wild West Coast!

Sincerely,

Sarah Curtis
Cox Bay Beach Resort
Tofino, BC
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Tofino, Canada
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

My family has stayed here a couple times (two years in a row) when they come to visit. I live in Tofino. My family was very happy with the units. The bathrooms are great and luxurious.Big tub and great products. All the extras are nice: barbeques are great. hot tub. sauna. lockers for equipment. out door showers.

There is only one con and it's a big one for my family. The beach access is uneven and could use some regular maintenance and a HANDRAIL! My mom is getting close to seventy and has balance issues. We were worried to let her go down to the sand on her own.

Since everything at the resort is well thought out and designed it doesn't make sense from a visitor perspective to not improve this. I'm sure Moms with strollers would appreciate some sort of ramp or handrail too.

If mobility is an issue I would recommend Pacific Sands (right next door) because they have a ramp to access the beach.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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managercoxbay, Manager at Cox Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Dear Frank R,

Thank you for taking time to share your recent experience at Cox Bay Beach Resort. I am happy to hear that you have returned to the resort for a second time and continue to enjoy our luxurious bathrooms, amenities and additional facilities such as the BBQ, hot tub, sauna and surf lockers.

I do apologize that you experienced concerns about your mother accessing the beach from our path to Cox Bay Beach. I completely understand that our access is not the most suitable for those with mobility issues. Unfortunately because our property was built more recently and only opened in 2008 there were some changed by-laws that restricted us from building a more user friendly beach access similar to our neighboring resort.

I will absolutely take this feedback and personally see what we can do to improve our beach access here at Cox Bay Beach Resort.

My hope is that you and your family will visit us again on your next trip to beautiful Tofino.

Sincerely,

Sarah Curtis
Cox Bay Beach Resort
Tofino, BC
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

Loved the whole entire suite, what a gem . Good quality and taste throughout. Unfortunately no view as we were situated on the lower floor but we had our dog with us. Maybe the top unit had a view of the beautiful bay . Definitely one of my favourite bays on the West Coast. Wifi however very sporadic and extremely slow or none existent . The bed and duvet the best ever. The pillows were like a balloon one could not keep the head on it at all . Bring your own. Heated bathroom floors very special . Got charged $ 100 because my travel with dog message on Booking .com did not get received by the resort. Never the less Reception was very professional and friendly . Will go back anytime .

  • Stayed November 2013
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managercoxbay, Manager at Cox Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Dear Crapfoodbites,

Thank you for your wonderful comments and sharing insight into your recent visit to Cox Bay Beach Resort.

We are very happy that you enjoyed the suite and comfortable beds and duvets, but are sorry to hear that you found the pillows to be un-comfortable. We are currently working on adding a softer/thinner variety of pillow in each unit so that our guests have selection depending on their own personal preference. Hopefully this will ensure that our guests have the most comfortable and restful time during their stay at our resort. As this process is already under-way, if you were to visit us again on your next trip to Tofino you should find there to be a more pleasing alternative to the pillows that you experienced.

Unfortunately sometimes when using a third party booking agent to process a reservation, particular requests can get lost in translation. I am sorry that this happened to you personally and recommend you to contact our friendly Front Desk staff directly in future when making your next booking. This will ensure that all requests are considered and noted.

We hope that we see you on your next visit to the beautiful West Coast and thank you again for your feedback.

Sincerely,

Sarah Curtis
Cox Bay Beach Resort
Tofino, BC
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

after a long commute from Vancouver it was easy to check into our room although the last thing i wanted to do was lug my bags to the other end of the resort and up the stairs. they provided small trollies which was convenient. the room itself was beautiful (we had the two bedroom suite) beds were very comfortable although we were not happy with the pillows which may be a personal concern... we found them to be too hard (or were they brand new?) either way not a fan. as detailed in other reviews the room itself is very nice and well stocked and our view from room 39 was amazing to say the least and literally from my room to the beach in 1 minute . now i understand our room was pet friendly and in fact thats why we stayed there as we had our black lab with us. i also understand we're 1 minute away from the beach but when we checked in the room floor was dusty and had some sand in places which was ok with us as we brought slippers .. so i suggest you do the same. .. my concerns above are very minimal and is a testimate of how great this place truly is and i would consider staying here again. BUT the one major concern i have and its not the resorts fault it was my own as i didnt do all my research before i booked... they don't have a restaurant or most importantly a bar... not even a vending machine to my knowledge. we found ourselves next door enjoying dinner and drinks with the most amazing sunset views money could buy. so many ups and downs .. i'm on the fence whether i would return ... looking to relax and you're ok with stocking up in town this place is for you... looking to utilize your kitchen most of the time but would like the luxury of eating at a restaurant this place may not be your decision

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Rich S
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managercoxbay, Manager at Cox Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Dear Rich S,

Thank you for taking a moment of your time to share your recent experience at Cox Bay Beach Resort. I am happy that you found the units to be beautiful, the beds to be very comfortable and the view to be “amazing” from your unit, #39. Note that we appreciate your feedback in regards to the pillows in the units being “too hard” for your personal liking. We understand that everyone has their own preference and we are currently addressing this concern by adding a few softer/thinner pillows in each of the units, so that guests have selection during their stay. Hopefully this will allow our future guests (and yourself if you return) to have a more restful experience.

I would like to personally apologize on behalf of all of the staff here at Cox Bay Beach Resort, as finding sand on your floors upon arrival is not acceptable and does not truly represent our brand regardless of it being a pet friendly unit. Please know that I will be addressing your comments with our entire team to ensure that this does not occur in future.

We, as you mentioned do not have a restaurant or bar of any sort on our property. Our units, being fully equipped with full kitchens as you mentioned may be the better choice for those who wish to do some cooking of their own during their time here. There are also many fabulous restaurants close by in the Village of Tofino and at neighboring locations. I am glad that you found one that you enjoyed during your time in Tofino.

My hope is that you do again join us during your next visit to Tofino and that the beauty of our property, resort amenities and location do out-weigh the lack of on-site restaurant or bar.
Thank you again for your comments.

Sincerely,

Sarah Curtis
Cox Bay Beach Resort
Tofino, BC
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

4 of us did the girls weekend package, so two nights in number 32 and an hour long treatment included (a spa about 10 mins drive away). We all had a great time, the room was amazing - with a great view. The reception was helpful, and you could borrow all sorts of things (including rain jacket/boots, playing cards, flashlights). The only down side was that the hot tub wasn't working! Great 2 minute walk along the beach to a great bar next door too. Best bed I've ever slept in.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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managercoxbay, Manager at Cox Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
Dear Annabel H,

Thank you for sharing your recent experience here at Cox Bay Beach Resort during your Girls Getaway weekend. We are delighted that you enjoyed the unit, amenities and items available along with the beautiful view from unit #32!

We do apologize that the hot tub was under repair during your stay. I hope that you are able to take advantage of it on your return trip to gorgeous Tofino.

Sincerely,

Sarah Curtis
Cox Bay Beach Resort
Tofino, BC
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Property: Cox Bay Beach Resort
Address: 1431 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Tofino
#5 Romantic Hotel in Tofino
#6 Family Hotel in Tofino
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cox Bay Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Cox Bay Beach Resort, where the West Coast of Vancouver Island meets the full might of the Pacific Ocean, nature envelops you in a spiritual way. Powerful winter storms inspire awe while summer calm instills a sense of peace and tranquility. Cox Bay Beach Resort offers forty West Coast decor one and two-bedroom beach house suites. The resort also boasts a well-appointed common-use fitness centre, sauna, outdoor hot tub overlooking the beach, a wi-fi-enabled lounge with an expansive stone fireplace, and an elevated look-out pavilion where guests can sit, read and enjoy the unrivaled views of Cox Bay Beach. Nestled next to Pacific Rim National Park and situated within Clayoquot Sound, only a seven minute drive to the world-famous village of Tofino, Cox Bay Beach Resort provides easy access for exploring all the magnificence this World Heritage site has to offer. ... more   less 
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