We ended up at the Long Beach Lodge on a spur of the moment weekend to Vancouver Island on our motorcycle. It was our first stay of the weekend, the other being Sooke Harbour House in Sooke (also superb!). We called Long Beach on our way to the Port Angeles ferry Friday afternoon and were lucky to score the last and only room they had available (a Penthouse Suite) at a significant, last minute discount.
The drive from Victoria to Port Alberni on HWY can be full of traffic and nothing impressive but as soon as you turn off on HWY 4 towards Tofino, the adventure begins. It was a bit foggy and rainy on our drive but the views were still beautiful. We are planning to go back when the weather is better to fully soak up the scenery.
Long Beach Lodge was to be my reward stay at the end of a long, rainy and cold motorcycle ride that I agreed to go on with my husband. I was not disappointed. They have been voted Top 5 Hotels / Resorts of Canada by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine for the last 2 years. They have also been included in Architectural Digest.
Check in was efficient and friendly. The room was in the main building, a short walk from the front desk. It was warm, spacious and luxurious. My favorite part was the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the secluded beach and ocean that were complimented with a cozy couch and fireplace. The bathroom was huge, complete with soaking tub and walk-in shower.
Dinner in the lodge room was oh so good. We had arrived much later than expected and almost missed dinner. They graciously extended us the chance to order from the dinner menu before closing the kitchen. We were so thankful. The wait staff was exceptional and made us feel like we were the only ones in the room. The views of the ocean from the lodge room were perfect.
Long Beach Lodge was a welcome reward at the end of our long journey. The ambience of the lodge helped us forget the cold adventure we had just endured and made the whole trip worth it.
- 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