Middle Beach Lodge is located off the main road into Tofino and is a few minutes drive from the town's main street. It's set well back from the main road and the two buildings are set between Mackenzie Beach and Middle Beach, with easy access to both beaches from the hotel. There is also plentiful free parking available.
We stayed in room 23 in the 'Lodge at the Beach' property, which had a standing balcony and a partial ocean view. The room was small, however, this was made clear to us when we booked the room and as we were only there for 3 nights it was more than satisfactory. The rooms are sparsely furnished, with only a dresser unit with drawers and some pegs on the wall to store belongings, which I imagine is to make them seem less crowded due to their small size. In this spirit, items such as hair dryers and alarm clocks aren't automatically included in the rooms but are available if requested at reception.
Mosquitoes are a bit of a problem and the balcony doors should be kept closed in the evenings - evidence of other guests not doing this is apparent with the marks from squished bugs on the walls. They have been cleaned off, but have left a mark that only repainting will fix and I understand that this isn't feasible every time someone kills an insect!
Despite the small bedroom the bathroom was a reasonable size and had good quality toiletries. The room was clean, however, the house keeping was little hit and miss, for example, our bathmat was removed with the dirty towels on the first day and was not replaced for the duration of our stay.
The small size of the room is offset by the charming living room area downstairs in the lodge, which had plenty of comfortable seating and free tea, coffee and hot chocolate available through out the day along with fresh cookies in the evening. The lodge at the beach is adult only, which makes the public areas quiet and a pleasant place to read with a cup of coffee, or just for somewhere to sit and admire the splendid views!
The lodge also has a laundry room which had a washing machine and tumble dryer. Each was a dollar per load to use and washing powder could be purchased at reception for another dollar. The machines were very clean and came in very useful as we were staying there mid way through a two week holiday.
We only had breakfast at the hotel as their dinner menu was limited and there was a wide selection of restaurants available in Tofino. The breakfast was continental style with muffins, croissants, bread, cereal, hard boiled eggs, juice, tea and coffee. The food was off good quality and in plentiful supply even at the busiest times. Any muffins remaining from breakfast were also left out to be polished off later in the day if desired.
Value for money:
As other reviewers have noted, this is a lodge, not a full service hotel and if you can forgive the in-experienced staff, it is a charming place to stay and the positives definitely out weigh the negatives. As we were staying in one of the smaller rooms, we paid $155 CAD plus tax per night in peak season, and I felt this was good value, especially considering rates other hotels in the area charge, and I would definitely return here should I find myself back in Tofino.
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- Also Known As:
- Middle Beach Hotel Tofino
- Middle Beach Lodge Vancouver Island
- Middle Beach Lodge Tofino, Canada - Vancouver Island