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Wickaninnish Inn and The Pointe Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Tofino
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“What a stunning place to stay”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

From the moment we entered this wonderful hotel till the moment we left We were treated in a very special way,the staff remembered our names took an interest in what we wanted to do they were sooo helpful.there was the use of the courtesy car to take us where we wanted to go and to pick us up.The staff in the restaurant were very professional and caring nothing was too much trouble,and the setting amazing.We loved our stay and would love one day to return.Our suite was perfect with beautiful views of the sea. We booked this hotel after looking at the website and reading reviews and it was sold to us,we were choosing hotels for us and 2 friends so we wanted it to be good,it was all we wanted it to be and even more the only downside was having to leave.Thank you all at The Wickanninish Inn.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

If you want to disconnect Tofino is your place. While wifi is everywhere, even in the hotel, it's incredibly slow. Don't expect to download movies. It's not the fault of the hotel, the island gets it's Internet via microwaves. But it's actually a benefit to give you the focus you need to enjoy the beauty of the location.

Let me start with the service, everybody is super friendly and very helpful in some cases too friendly. The location is like none other right on the ocean. We were in room 310 which is the corner with has outstanding views. The room is large with a large bathroom, featuring a tub for two. The hotel has three eating areas, a top notch restaurant, a bar and a fireplace lounge. Each with separate menus. My favorite dish was the shrimp gnocchi. Lots of local beers too choose from and a good wine selection. Bikes are available for free. By far the best experience you will get in Tofino.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We stayed for four nights and it was a great place to unwind. It's location on Chesterman. beach is great for long strolls and fresh air - check out the rock pools and the starfish too. The Hostel Spa was first rate and added to our relaxing stay.
The staff were very friendly and the food and views in The Pointe restaurant were outstanding. A great selection of wines too.
It is also a very short drive from Tofino which is a great location for several wildlife viewing trips. We will definitely go back.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I must admit looking at the photographs on the web and reading previous reviews, I came to the Wickanannish Inn with high expectations. Too often these expectations aren't met, but in this case they were if possible, exceeded. This is truly one of the great places to stay in Canada and the location and accommodation are simply stunning.
I had a room in the Pointe Building facing the west. These rooms overlook the islands and ocean, and you are literally only a few metres from the breaking waves. The rooms themselves are large, spacious and equipped as you would expect from a quality property. There are many small touches such as binoculars, wet weather gear, reading material etc that add to the comfort.
The staff are not only efficient and accommodating, they are genuinely friendly as well.
The Pointe Restaurant is high quality and the views are exceptional. The food is superb, but the portion sizes are rather small and as a result you tend to have additional courses which can push up the cost.
One thing I like compared to many other similar Canadian hotels, is that parking is free including the valet parking. WiFi is also free, although the web bandwidth around Tofino is somewhat limited and thus reduces download speeds.
The Wickaninnish Inn is a great base to explore the Pacific Rim Park and Tofino and is an outstanding destination in its own right. An absolute gem!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We love this place. Its easy to leave all your stresses behind watching the waves and the fog advance and recede and eagles converse in the trees. The biggest decision for us here is how far to walk on the beach, the biggest decision for the dog is how often she wants to chase the ball before she lays down in the nearest sea water. The staff in this hotel make this an easy and memorable stay. We've chosen this Inn and restaurant(always creative) over the years because of its reliability to make us comfortable and what more do you want?

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Iowa
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We have stayed at some wonderful places over the years and this ranks with the best of them. Obviously, you get what you pay for (if you are lucky) and this is not cheap or particularly easy to get to but it is well worth the effort. The Relais & Chateaux designation insures your investment. Photographing eagles from your balcony, walking the beach, or a visit into Tofino were all highlights as was the Pointe Restaurant. Renting a car on Victoria Island was not as much fun and getting a flat tire on the twisty mountain road on the way back to the airport and driving 50 miles on the temporary spare still didn't diminish the trip. The only place in North America that I have liked as well was Triple Creek Ranch in Montana.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

Love this place! We were lucky to hit the Feast Tofino menu and enjoyed a spectacular dinner for a very reasonable price. Three types of fresh house made bread to choose from, all great. The taste menu included a pork belly amuse followed by Dungeness crab with zucchini, sorrel and flowers. Next was baked ling cod with wild onion, buttermilk and sumac. We added in the lamb course which included lamb tenderloin with roasted rhubarb, kale, soused tomato and basil....so many flavour layers in this dish, words can't do it justice! Truly one of the best plates I've ever tasted. Dessert was called fennel granite which includes poached apple, fennel mousse and fennel and almond crumble. This dessert was light and delicious...perfect finish to an unbelievable dinner. Our server was amazing, his passion for the food was evident and he was very knowledgeable about where each component came from. Suggested wine pairings were also a hit....easy to see, I'm a really big fan!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Wickaninnish Inn and The Pointe Restaurant
Address: 500 Osprey Lane at Chesterman Beach, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tofino
#1 Green Hotel in Tofino
#1 Family Hotel in Tofino
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Wickaninnish Inn and The Pointe Restaurant 5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wickaninnish Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property since 1997, overlooks the Pacific Ocean from a rocky point on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast, near the eclectic town of Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park. Two contemporary cedar buildings, set against a backdrop of ancient rainforest, boast an extensive local art collection (complemented by the neighbouring wood carving shed), and all rooms and suites offer ocean or beach views, gas fireplace, soaker tub and individual balcony. Uncompromising service, including a Clefs d’Or Concierge team, is a standard. The sole resort on Chesterman Beach, Tofino’s longest at 2.5km/1.5mi, the Inn is home to refined West Coast cuisine at The Pointe Restaurant and naturally-inspired treatments at its intimate Ancient Cedars Spa. Tofino’s McDiarmid family welcomes you to this locally owned, world renowned sanctuary offering Rustic Elegance on Nature’s Edge. ... more   less 
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