We spent 2 nights at the Long Beach resort in Tofino and had a great stay. We arrived a little early our first day and had to wait to get into our reserved room- check in is at 4pm. The first night we enjoyed a fantastic meal in the Great Room which was well served and presented. Each morning we had the complimentary breakfast in the great room which consisted of fruit, various breads, granola, yogurt, pastries and coffee and numerous teas.
All the staff at this resort are very accommodating especially the staff in the surf shop. I had my 10year old niece with us and she really wanted to surf and we had not booked a time so I went to the shop and checked into having a lesson, I was told they were fully booked but that they would call some of their part time guys to see if anyone would be interested. Within 1/2hr I was called back and Chris our instructor was able to take us that afternoon. Chris was a great teacher and my niece had a blast- even my wife and I were able to enjoy the surfing, challenging as it was. That evening we spent 3hrs on the open water searching for whales and other animals with Jamie's Whale Watching. This was a lot of fun and the zodiac option was the way to go for the thrill seeker in all of us. We did see a few Grey Whales, many seals, some otters and various birds but were not able to find Orca's.
Tofino is a small town that is very laid back, surfers abound and the options for accommodations and meals are quite bountiful- I would suggest the Long Beach resort because of the beach, surfing and staff however they are many options closer to town.
It was a full moon the last night we were there and upon departing a pizza place we were told to "have a happy full moon day, man"- like I said a little laid back and a great vibe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our luxury Oceanfront Tofino Accommodations! A luxurious beachfront resort for the discerning traveler, is perched on the edge of Cox Bay, between the pristine beauty of Pacific Rim National Park and spectacular Clayoquot Sound. This cedar-shingled lodge offers 5 star amenities and casual service in a rustic setting, creating a perfect, serene retreat from everyday responsibilities. This area has become a year-round destination for those who revel in unspoiled wilderness. Walk along endless stretches of deserted beach, hike rainforest trails, explore the galleries and shops or simply sit, relax, watch and wonder at it all.Experience the natural beauty, exceptional amenities and handcrafted cuisine at Long Beach Lodge Resort, our luxurious Tofino resort located on a beautiful beach front acreage on Vancouver Island's rugged West Coast. The Resort is set amongst the native coastal vegetation and takes full advantage of the expansive sandy beach and the open ocean with wild west coast surf... in fact it is one of the few Tofino hotels that can claim such a spectacular locale. Come view Tofino's biggest waves from the comfort of our iconic Great Room and partake in some of our award-winning cuisine!Long Beach Lodge is the ONLY resort on Cox Bay Beach offering ANY of these in-house services:full service restaurant & lounge (Great Room) surf instruction & rentals with spa-like change rooms, lockers, hot tub & sauna (Surf Club Centre) boat charter service (Marine Adventures); whale watching, bear watching and other wildlife viewing We are honored to be recognized as the #1 Vancouver Island Resort by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine Reader Choice Awards AND a TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2013 winner! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Long Beach Hotel Tofino
- Long Beach Resort
- Long Beach Lodge Resort Tofino, Canada - Vancouver Island