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“Great value for a top quality room with a view!”
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Marina West Motel
Ranked #15 of 16 Hotels in Tofino
Surrey
Level 6 Contributor
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“Great value for a top quality room with a view!”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

Bargain priced via hotel website or other sites, Marina West is located about 1km east of the Tofino main dock. Our room was on the top floor, same level as the parking, with a sliding glass door balcony looking out onto the bay. Very clean and comfortable room with a very nice queen bed in its own separate bedroom and a double bed in the living room. Gas fireplace was a nice touch. Shower is good pressure with quick hot water. Internet is good, sometimes slow. Jack's Pub is also on the site, down the hill, for quick good, well priced food. I have stayed here again and will continue to do so.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Stayed at Marina West because of a Island Daily Deal. Had trouble resverving a room because they said they were booked up but the motel didn't appear to be booked up....???? The room offered everything needed to stay, it was clean but not fancy.
The first night was fine but the second night we hardly had any sleep because of the young children above our room screaming and stomping around. Something the front staff should consider
The food in the dinningroom was nothing special, the view was beautiful. My partner disliked the loud music and so did a few other patrons.
Doubt I would return unless I viewed the room first.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Duncan, Canada
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

We became aware of Marina West through Island Daily Deals. The offer saved approx 50%. So based on that we have no complaints for the money we spent. The room was a little lack luster but was clean. The bathroom was small but did the trick. Only thing I did not like was the fact you could not watch TV in bed. We were there for 3 nights and I seriously considered moving the furniture so after a full day at Long Beach and a great dinner from Jack's we wanted to curl up and watch a movie. Could not do that...really annoyed me. Really enjoyed dinner & drinks at Jack's and the breakfast the following morning. Will I stay again....sure...with another Daily Deal. I do hope they will rearrange the furniture though.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

We arrived afternoon and had no reservation. Front desk was very, very inefficient and chaotic. After a few minutes we got a "walk-in-special" accepted that because we were tired. Room was ok but smelled like someone smoked in it. Got a microwave and a fridge which was ok. We checked the internet prices and were surprised to see that this "walk-in-special" not really a good price :-/ For us this night was overpriced for a "motel".

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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MarinaWestTofino, Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, 26 October 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear your check in was not as efficient as expected and we have forwarded your comments to our Accommodations Manager for review and follow up.

Our guests deserve fast and efficient service and we work hard to provide that to each and everyone of you. We apologize if you felt we let you down in this regard.

Our rooms may be modest, but we stand behind our prices. Marina West Motel strives to provide the most cost effective, cleanest rooms available to suit any budget. Our walk-in and online prices are some of the best on the west coast.

Thank you staying with us. We hope to have the privilege of accommodating you again in the future!

The Front Desk Team at Marina West Motel
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Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed here one night while in Tofino. The little patio off of the room was nice to sit on and relax after the drive from Victoria. We were facing the sound so we had a great view. The room was nice but lack-luster. It was within walking distance to most of Tofino and sits right in front of Jacks.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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MarinaWestTofino, Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, 26 October 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the views from the balcony after your long drive!

We appreciate your business and hope to see you again!


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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

It is a challenge to book a decent room at a reasonable rate in Tofino; however Marina West Motel defiantly fit the bill. I was looking for 1 night, Friday Aug 30, 1st night of a long weekend, most places required 2 nights minimum so I was glad to find Marina West. Strangely enough it was cheaper to book through Hotels.com, I hate doing that because I would rather the establishment gets all the money, but that is their choice.

Anyway, obviously going through a booking agency you get probably the worst unit and I expected that and we were only there 1 night so was not an issue. The room did appear to be the runt of the litter facing the parking lot but still very impressive. It was up about 6 steps from the vehicle level so you still had a bit of a view of the harbor and water. Nice large comfortable (and clean) bed, microwave, flat screen TV with many channels, soap, shampoo, etc., the unit had no tub only a shower which was fine, a small sitting area outside each unit with a table and 2 chairs. All around, better that what I was expecting.

It is just a few blocks to the main street, so within easy walking distance to ‘town.’ There is a pub and a restaurant on the harbor front, a lovely window spot to watch seals and the whale tour boats come in. The food was excellent as was the service, friendly, informative, and quick but not rushed at all.

They also provide whale tours from there dock at a reduced price if you are staying there. I would not hesitate to stay there again or to recommend it to a friend.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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MarinaWestTofino, Front Office Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, 20 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. For future reservations, please feel free to phone ahead to request a room with a full bath, and to inquire about our best seasonal rates or our Ultimate Getaway Package! Thank you for choosing Marina West Motel as your Tofino accommodation provider. We appreciate your business!


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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Learned of this motel through Island Daily Deals offer and our two night stay included a $50 credit at their pub/diner. Staff were friendly and professional throughout process of booking, check in and check out. We recommend the diner which shares the menu with pub; we ate three of our four lunch/dinner meals there. :)
We took advice of other reviewers and requested a room on the second or third floor for harbour view. Only disadvantage of that was there is no elevator and two flights of stairs were somewhat difficult for my boyfriend (with his mobility issue).
The one small complaint was the noisy fan in the bathroom. It automatically goes on with light so there's no avoiding the rumbling noise of it. The noise carries as we could hear it from a room beside or below us, too.
We'd stay there again but would choose a second floor room (for fewer stairs).

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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MarinaWestTofino, Front Office Manager at Marina West Motel, responded to this review, 20 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. Yes, our Island Daily Deals are great value! Marina West Motel also offers the Ultimate Getaway Package, which includes a two night stay for two, complete with dinner vouchers. This package is great value and is available all year long through our website!

You can find the Ultimate Getaway Package details on our website www.marinawest.com

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Thank you for your business!

The Front Desk Team at Marina West Motel
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Property: Marina West Motel
Address: 634 Campbell St | Box 69, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada (Formerly Weigh West Marine Resort)
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Marina West Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marina West is a very unique west coast oceanfront resort that offers the perfect setting for whale watching, eco adventures, fishing, boating, hot springs trips, beachcombing. ... more   less 
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Weigh West Marine Hotel Tofino
Marina West Motel Tofino, Canada - Vancouver Island

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