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“A Small Rustic Place with a Huge Impact”
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Middle Beach Lodge
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
Port Moody, Canada
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“A Small Rustic Place with a Huge Impact”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Loved it!! Chantel and John at the front desk are some of the BEST hotel staff I have encountered. Kudos. Very small room with no TV and I didn't even notice. The main lodge is wonderful and charming, the viewing decks are so relaxing, the beds are comfy, I could go on all day. This is a must stay. Cookies in the evening, free breakfast...need I say more? Keep it up!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Erin A
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MBL_Manager, Manager at Middle Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Dear Erin A,

Thank you for your kind words about Middle Beach Lodge in beautiful Tofino, British Columbia. We are very proud of our, "wonderful and charming" main lodge and are thrilled you enjoyed your time spent at both our Lodge at the Beach and Lodge at the Headlands.

We will indeed "keep it up!!"

We would like to personally thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review and we hope to see you again in the future!

Sincerely,
Markus McRurie, Manager &
All the Staff of Middle Beach Lodge
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Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

A awesome place to stay It is a very private location is almost in a forest.Very quiet,clean end restful place.
If you won't to feel like home so it's the best place to choice.
We will give a top character for this hotel end highly recommend staying there❤️❤️❤️

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Port Angeles, Washington
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

The staff members were friendly and took the initiative to satisfy your every need. They went "Above and Beyond." The ambiance was comfy. cozy, warm, and inviting. The quality of the foods and beverages was first-rate -- simple but home-made delicious. Some examples of the provisions include: slickers and boots for beach walking; breakfast with croissants, apple and apricot jams/jellies; cinnamon buns; peanut butter; multi-grain breads; gluten free on request with a designated toaster for its sole use; hot chocolate and tea, as well as fresh ground coffee beans; fruits; granola and other types of cereal; yogurt; four kinds of home-made cookies served nightly at no charge. When i asked if it was okay to eat brought-in food in the lodge by the fireplace i received an affirmative response along with: "let me get you some glass plates and utensils. On another occasion, the person on duty checked six wine glasses before giving me two to ensure they were properly polished. The decor was wood-accented, warm and comfortable. The large stone fireplace was perfect for the setting. the view of the beach from the lodge was serene. All in all can you tell that we had a wonderful time? The staff accentuated an already relaxing atmosphere. It's pretty close to a perfect get-away location!

Room Tip: Water views are preferred.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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MBL_Manager, Manager at Middle Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 17 May 2014
Dear Gary S,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Middle Beach Lodge in beautiful Tofino, British Columbia. We are thrilled to know our staff went "above and beyond" during your stay with us.

We do our best to ensure guests feel comfortable in our cozy and rustic setting and are glad you experienced this along with the "serene view of the beach."

We hope to have you join us again in the near future!

Regards,

Markus McRurie, Manager
& Middle Beach Lodge Staff
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Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

We are staying here for first time and it is a wonderful place. Right above the MacKenzie Beach, where you can surf or just walk and enjoy the wonders of Tofino. Nice atmosphere in the main Lodge, where coffee is available all day and fresh cookie served at 8 pm. You can sit by real fireplace and read or watch the waves crashing below the deck.
Included breakfast is very good and the dinner is also quite nice. Definitely place to come back to.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Beaverlodge, Canada
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Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

This is a treasure of a find. Terrific value for a room overlooking the ocean. The bed was über comfy and the sound of the waves made for sweet dreams. The complimentary continental breakfast was yummy. I couldn't resist the freshly baked cinnamon buns that will take a week to work off my hips. The group dining table was terrific for meeting people and swapping ideas for doing and stories of past experiences. Many of those we met are people that return to this resort yearly. The staff were so friendly, kind and eager to help or answer your questions without being overbearing or gratuitous. The resort supplies rain gear and rubber boots too which you'll definitely need. The main lodge is beautiful with terrific views and comfortable furniture. The mood is laid back, and great for lounging around, reading, enjoying the fire in the central stone fireplace. This place is a great value for your money. The rooms are very small and there are no tv's which made it perfect in my eyes, coaxing me to get out and about and to utilize the great room. This place would be great for a romantic getaway or the quietly curious traveller. NOT for the party hardy crowd.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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MBL_Manager, Manager at Middle Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Dear MissBehaven_13,

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your West Coast Getaway at Middle Beach Lodge in beautiful Tofino, British Columbia and are glad that your experience with Middle Beach Lodge was "intimate and friendly!"

We are also pleased to know you enjoyed our cozy rooms without a television or phone at our Lodge at the Beach and had the opportunity to meet others in our Great Room. For those who do prefer to have a television and phone in their room there is the option of staying at the Lodge at the Headlands, our primary lodge where all the rooms have televisions and phones.

We would like to personally thank you for taking the time to post this excellent review on Trip Advisor and we hope to see you again in the future.

Sincerely,
Markus McRurie, Manager &
All the Staff of Middle Beach Lodge
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

We absolutely loved our vacation to Tofino and stay at Middle Beach Lodge. We arrived in early June and departed just before high season began so the property was probably much quieter than it usually is. It's not the fanciest, but it is incredibly comfortable and the location is unbeatable. We booked #55, "Mears", a single cabin that stood on its own at the end of the property. Although there were other cabins close by, we felt totally secluded at ours. The deck -- probably the highlight of the house -- looked right over onto Middle Beach and out onto the Ocean. We watched sunsets while we enjoyed cocktails every night. The hot tub on the deck was also walled off and got nice and hot. Light up the fireplace at night after the sun goes down and the cabin becomes toasty warm and incredibly cozy. The breakfasts at the lodge were outstanding. Could not beat the fresh bread, sticky buns, and other pastries. There are many healthier options as well. In the evening, they put out freshly made cookies...my husband was in heaven.

Downtown Tofino is not really within walking distance but you can walk there if you've got time and energy to kill. The beaches adjacent to the lodge are also very nice for exploring...Middle Beach is quite small but really lovely, while MacKenzie beach is a bit longer. For a good long run or walk, you can drive or run to Long Beach. Tofino is definitely for the explorer and activity-oriented traveler...and Middle Beach Lodge is the perfect place to relax after all that fun...

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kirsten M
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MBL_Manager, Manager at Middle Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Dear Kirsten M,

We are glad you enjoyed your West Coast Getaway at Middle Beach Lodge in beautiful Tofino, British Columbia and that your experience of Middle Beach Lodge lived up to having a location that is "unbeatable".

We are thrilled to hear your experience in our Deluxe Single Cabin #55 was "totally secluded" and that you felt "warm and incredibly cozy" when making use of the fireplace.

Although you found our Lodge to be "not the fanciest," we are very proud of our unique and rustic lodging style cabins.

We would like to personally thank you for taking the time to post this excellent review on Trip Advisor and we hope to see you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Markus McRurie, Manager &
All the Staff of Middle Beach Lodge
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Anacortes, Washington
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We booked online and then phoned to make sure we had a reservation. We asked for the adult only lodge, not having visited the area before. Adult only is like a hostel. The other family inclusive lodge with the restaurant is a far bigger lodge, very nice restaurant and lobby didn't get locked at 11pm to 8am. We did awaken to cinnamon rolls baking and at 8pm fresh cookies baked and ready in the lobby. We were gone adventuring all day but it appeared to be a great place to watch storms and read. Lots of comfy furniture and great views. In better weather, there are decks and lots of walking trails. The inaccessible locked lobby really bothered me, I hadn't ever experienced that at any Inn or B & B we've stayed in. No way to have tea or coffee in the room if you are an early riser before 8am.. The adult only lodge had various rooms to choose from, we had a very small dated room, with a bathroom. If you like to steal away for the weekend and read, this is the place for you. We also had someone walk in our room as it got double booked without our knowledge. The front desk had three opportunities to check this, upon our check in, when they called us to double check we were staying two nights, and when the new couple showed up and they gave the key to our room. We were astonished, and I was in the shower so only heard the commotion. The parks and beach are lovely there, just stay in the family lodge with the restaurant. The inclusive breakfast was very nice. Just not our style.

Room Tip: Family lodge with restaurant, don't stay in the adult only lodge unless you want a hostel style.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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MBL_Manager, Manager at Middle Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Dear Joan B,

Thank you for reviewing your recent experience at Middle Beach Lodge in beautiful Tofino, BC! Some of the items you've discussed in your review are quite concerning, and I would like to address them appropriately.

You are correct, the adult only Lodge at the Beach was modeled after a European hostel. We inform guests that the rooms are quite cozy and are priced accordingly, some as affordable as $99.00/night including breakfast. We do inform guests once when booking, and then again through an email confirmation, of the fact that these units are "cozy" and come with no phones or TVs.

Furthermore, we are not a Inn or a B&B, Middle Beach Lodge is a wilderness resort, and therefore our lodges are locked and closed to prevent theft from 11:00pm - 7:00am. This is quite standard throughout the hospitality industry.

We do apologize with the confusion of the double booking, it seems when you extended your stay by a night, a reservation was moved in our system to accommodate your request, but the keys were not. We do sincerely apologize for this, and I will be discussing the incident with our guest services team.

Our hope is that if you were to return to Middle Beach Lodge, we would be able to show you some of our more luxurious accommodations, and provide you with a flawless stay. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Markus McRurie
Manager
Middle Beach Lodge
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Property: Middle Beach Lodge
Address: 400 MacKenzie Beach Road | PO Box 100, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Tofino
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Tofino
#8 Romantic Hotel in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Middle Beach Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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