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Pacific Sands Beach Resort
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Reviewed 25 November 2012

This was our third stay at the Pacific Sands Resort and we chose this resort because of the great location right on Cox Bay. We had a lovely second floor suite which afforded great views of the beach. The suite was comfortable and well-appointed including full kitchen facilities, fireplace and wide screen TV with a DVD player. A wide selection of CDs is available for loan from in the main lobby. We had two complaints - the very small bathroom and the extremely uncomfortable bed. The bed was extremely hard, just a mattress on a plywood base which made for very sore backs. Fortunately the sofa in the main salon was comfortable. Based on this latest experience, we will not be back.

Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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pacificsands, Manager at Pacific Sands Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2012

Dear Helga R,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am happy that you agree that our Resort truly is in a magnificent setting.
Thank you for making a comment regarding our beds, we are in the process of purchasing new mattress' with pillow top that will feel like you are sleeping on a cloud. We are all excited to have these in all of our rooms and we look forward to future guest comments.
I hope we can welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards
Lara Kemps
Resort Manager

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Reviewed 18 November 2012

This was our 3rd time at Pacific Sands, but the first time in the Beach Houses. These are joined, 2 storey suites that are available in 2 or 3 bedroom. The view is spectacular from the living room and master bedroom. There are ensuite bathrooms for each bedroom. Kitchen is well equipped. I agree with a recent reviewer that the bed was uncomfortable and does not reflect good value for the rates being charged. The beach house master bedroom also have a beautiful soaker tub overlooking the beach. It also has a washer and dryer, full size fridge, stove and dishwasher, flat screen tv's for living room and each bedroom and also has a DVD player in living room and in the 2nd bedroom.

At this time of year, there are storm season special packages with reduced prices and complimentary espresso drinks, popcorn and hot chocolate.

There are several propane BBQ's for guest use, rain jackets, complimentary daily newspapers, free use of board games, DVD's, food convenience items including frozen entrees for sale.

All service employees were very friendly. They even worked around our schedule and returned to clean the room at a later time.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michaelonthecoast
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

Lighthouse suites affordable in off season. Well appointed kitchens, fireplace, great view of crashing waves. Terrific closed in public gazebo with open fire pit and BBq's close to water. Dog friendly with towels, outside shower and biscuits for fido.
Book upper floor as noisy if on lower floor. Reception has groceries for purchase, movies and a great espresso bar. Private beach terrific for walking, surfing, dogs.
Only 7 km from downtown restaurants. Staff very helpful and friendly.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Thank ELES ESCAPE B a... B
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Reviewed 15 November 2012 via mobile

My husband and I came here for our 20th wedding anniversary. We stayed in the Sunset Point room, which was a studio suite with a jacuzzi on the balcony. The room was clean and well appointed. You are paying for the spectacular view. The jacuzzi had a few jets that didn't function, but it was very nice to relax after a walk in the cool weather to warm your bones and watch waves. The bed itself was not comfortable, for a similar price per night at a Fairmont, you sleep on a cloud. The mattress was hard and if your partner moves a lot, you move a lot as well. The bedding was nice, down duvet and cozy with extra blankets tucked in the room. There is no restaurant, we had to walk down the beach in the dark to the Longbeach lodge for a bite to eat. You can get lattes and coffees in the reception area. You do have a kitchen, so i guess the assumption is that you will cook. We found out during checkout that we could have had a light breakfast delivered in the morning, but were not told this at check in. Overall,, we had a fabulous time and enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

First time for Storm Watching package in October. Loved walking the beach and letting our dog run and play off her leash. Great beach. Lots of surfers to watch. Our suite was warm and cozy and romantic with a nice view of beach. Loved hearing the crashing of the waves. A nice place to getaway from work, stress and phones!! Look forward to the next time!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

I hadn't heard much about Pacific Sands prior but was very impressed with the location, layout of rooms and hospitality. They have thought of many different touchpoints to make everything easy and a true holiday. Well done!

Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

Hotel was really nice. We stayed in one of the ocean view suites. Was very nicely appointed. Would recommend trying to get one of the units on the top floor as they have a better view. Scenery and grounds were beautiful.

Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
Thank Patrick D
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Additional Information about Pacific Sands Beach Resort

Address: 1421 Pacific Rim Hwy. | Box 237, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Tofino
#3 Green Hotel in Tofino
#4 Family Hotel in Tofino
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Tofino
Price Range: £119 - £374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pacific Sands Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pacific Sands Beach Resort is located on 41 pristine acres of property and 2500 feet of ocean front on Cox Bay. Adjacent to the Pacific Rim National Park all suites and Luxury Beach Houses offer spectacular ocean or beach front views, mesmerizing sunsets and breathtaking storm watching. A walk to Pettinger Point is a must. Enjoy unrivaled culinary splendors at one of Tofino's many restaurants. Adventure tours of the Clayoquot Sound, beach combing and surfing are the most popular activities. ... more   less 
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