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Pacific Sands Beach Resort
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Tofino
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Ladysmith
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“A wonderful get-away!”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

We really enjoy our stay with Pacific Sands. The view is breath taking and the rooms are nice. The only problem we had was with the beds. Neither my husband or I could sleep because the mattress was extremely firm. We didn't however let that spoil our stay. I'm sure we'll be back again!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We had a great time at Pacific Sands, even when the weather was not so good. Great comfort and friendliness, warm rooms and everything you need to feel at home. I would just put phones in the lodges and suites. Will return again

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Our family has been staying at Pacific Sands since 1982. In all that time, it has been owned and operated by the same family. They have updated some units and upgraded (as in torn down and completely replaced) others. The accommodation ranges from beachfront motor inn-type rooms, frequented by the avid surfers, as well as suites with bedroom. kitchen, fireplace and balconies; new lodge suites, and the luxurious new suites built about 15 years ago--some with hot tubs on the deck. Something for every taste and BUDGET.
What I like most about this place, though, is its relaxed, friendly atmosphere. No unit is more than a few steps from the sweep of wild, sandy beach. The amenities include board games and DVD's to borrow, free coffee in the lobby,all day; a barista for lattes, umbrellas to borrow, rain slickers in each room (the area is a rain forest, although I have spent more sunny days here than rainy ones) etc etc. There is even a weather-proof gazebo on the beach, with a roaring fire every evening. If you have forgotten the s'mores ingredients, they are sold in the lobby, along with grocery basics, and some lovely local crafts.
My only concern, now, is that the Pettiger family, whose vision this place is, have it on the market.
I know someone will buy it, as this area is so popular, with more and more chi-chi places being built. Pacific Sands has been a very comfortable alternative to these, and I hope it is not bought by a multi-national who wants to gut it and make it a Wikkinniish clone.
We don't need any more unaffordable "experiences" on the west coast, but we do need a place where families and all the people who don't earn millions can have a holiday in a clean, modern, relaxing place. A place to beach-comb in the morning, read on the patio in the afternoons, and spend the evening relaxing by the fire. PLEASE, Pacific Sands, don't ever change!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Delta
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Our stay in one of the Beach Houses was perfect for our anniversary celebration in Tofino. We chose Pacific Sands because they have a charger for our electric car and we are glad we did. The house was very clean, comfortable, and well equipped. The proximity to the beach was ideal for many walks and the provided yellow slickers made it easy to get out in the rain.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Here you glimpse the sea in your own little apartment, fully furnished with all one could need. Safe and warm from the wilds of the marvellous West Coast.
One arrives wishing run to the sea and join the dancing surfers upon the waves. Then one walks the shore and strides along coast thrilled to be there. Returning to one's little house apartment. you could cook up an omelette. Make some great coffee. Snuggle up on the sofa and look at the fire or settle for a movie. As if you where home.And the internet is there so you can tune into your virtual life. I found my son and sister where not leaving the suite as much as I felt they should as outside it's so beautiful. I did some painting!

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Roberts Creek
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

We love the Villas. They are quite unique. Spacious and well appointed - the kitchen has everything one can need! The beds are most comfortable, the views amazing and one can just walk out on to the patio or the beach,
What more can one ask for - other than surfers in super surf and lots of bird life and the occasional whale.
Truly an amazing place - and each Villas has such an ambiance.
Our whole family has been coming for years - we also have vacationed for years cruising and at many international locations. Pacific Sands is the best!

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Victoria
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Beautiful location and friendly, professional staff made this a great place to stay! The rooms were very clean and the beds were very comfortable. The beach and views are fantastic as well as the boardwalk out to the point!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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 > 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 (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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