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“Relaxation at the edge of the world”

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Best Western Tin Wis Resort
Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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7 reviews
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“Relaxation at the edge of the world”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We made a last minute reservation at the Tin Wis resort in Tofino for two nights. We loved it so much we extended for a third. all employees were extremely helpful and pleasant and the accommodations were more than adequate.
This property sits on the oceans edge on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It is literally at the end of the road. We were there in July and the weather was great. I can only imagine how beautiful it would be in the winter with a Pacific storm raging on and being snug by the in-room fireplace.

Room Tip: Go for the top floor to get the best view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Check in was swift with no complications. A couple of miles out of the city so you need to drive to enjoy the town.
Found the rooms to be clean. Pet friendly for our furry companion and special treats in the room for him.
Inhouse restaurant convenient and and overlooking the beach.
Nice place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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lhunt
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Beautiful location, great view, quiet, and well maintained. This is definitely the place to stay in Tofino. Could not ask for a better place to stay and enjoy the quietness and watch tide go in and out! You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Ground floor for sure!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

We made a reservation in April for our stay in late June, requesting a room near the elevator as one of us has mobility issues. When we arrived, we were told that there was not such a room available, they'd all been spoken for. We became insistent to no avail. We were offered either a ground floor room in the newer section of the hotel, or a second floor room in the older section. We chose the latter because it had a better view, even though it meant having to take the elevator at the far end of the newer section, and walk all the way back across the entire hotel to reach our room. In hindsight, a big mistake. Do NOT stay in the 2-story section. The walls were so thin that we could hear conversations going on in the rooms on either side of us. There was no microwave in the room, and the ice machine was in a different building. Front desk staff Marcel was very apologetic and helpful, going and getting us ice, and bringing up a microwave. The problem had occurred when the woman who took our reservation in April, somehow did not put in the part about giving us an elevator-accessible room. Marcel discounted the price of the room.
We also had a negative experience with the restaurant (see my separate review of the Calming Waters restauant), so asked that the manager call us to discuss the issues. Manager Paul did call us, was very apologetic about our experience, and offered to give us a free night's stay. However, we were not interested in returning to this hotel, so he sent us a $100 gift card to use in any Best Western.
This hotel is in a very wonderful setting on the beach, and the property is lovely and the buildings and restaurant give a very nice appearance. The staff were friendly and Marcel and Paul bent over backwards to help us, which is the only reason I did not give it a Poor rating. Reading some of the other glowing reviews here I'm wondering why our experience was so opposite! A property which categorizes itself a resort, and charges resort prices should provide all rooms with a microwave, and an ice machine in each building at the least. Why the elevator is located at the far end of the resort does not seem to make sense.

Room Tip: Stay in the newer, three-story section.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We spent two days at this hotel in mid-August. The location is great and the rooms are nice and clean. The availability of an onsite laundry was a plus since the hotel is right on the beach. Internet access was spotty at best but perhaps to be expected given the location. We would stay here again

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Moose Jaw, Canada
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Great hotel, quiet, good food, and breathtaking view of the ocean. There in August and it was packed but not a thing to complain about. We had adjoining rooms which was lots of fun. Parking is a premium but enough for all the guests.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Vancouver
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

We booked at the last minute in high season and were fortunate to get a reservation at a good property at an acceptable price.
The views and the beach coupled with the natural surrounding in Tofino contributed to making every day a relaxed day.
The on-site restaurant was better than average in price and quality from the others we ate at.

Room Tip: The 500 block appears to be the area with the panoramic views.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Best Western Tin Wis Resort
Address: 1119 Pacific Rim Hwy | Box 389, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada (Formerly Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge)
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Tofino
#6 Romantic Hotel in Tofino
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Tin Wis Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With 85 luxurious oceanfront rooms The Best Western Tin Wis Resort Hotel offers impressive Tofino accommodations. Relax on your private patio and enjoy a perfect summer sunset. Feel the pulse of a winter storm from the comfort of your cozy bed with a most breathtaking view. With a variety of rooms to choose from, our Tofino Resort Hotel is sure to have exactly what you're looking for. ... more   less 
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