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“An absolute pearl in Tofino!”

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The Tides Inn on Duffin Cove
Ranked #15 of 41 Tofino B&B and Inns
Markham
Level 6 Contributor
203 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“An absolute pearl in Tofino!”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Didn't know what to expect, but Val was great on the phone. I had search this area trying to find a room for July and everything was booked that was not over $200! I accidently found this wonderful paradise on the Net and immediately sent and email and then called.

THe room was wonderful and large. Fireplace and 2 person shower. Most units have kitchens in their unit but ours was just outside. Not a problem at all. Bed was comfortable, Place was full but quiet. The view as you can see was magnificent. It's a short walk into town and the town is small so you can walk it too. The inn is close to some short trails as well. It was rather cool when we were there so the sea kayaking was out for me. It was also very foggy as well. Hey Mother Nature does what she wants and doesn't listen to our needs!

Since my friend does not know that 7:30 or 9am are hours that exist in a day we did not have breakfast but the smell of fresh muffins and goodies was wonderful.

Excellent stay! Good service and friendly. A must stay! You won't regret it!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Tides Inn is the best! On Day 1, we enjoyed views of the cove from our lovely deck and I saw my first bald eagle! Day 2 started with a morning jog along the nearby Lighthouse Trail and beach, followed by a cold dip in Duffin Cove!! On Day 3, we slept in and woke up to the most awesome B and B breakfast we've ever had! There was so much love and care put into it! YUM! We were sad to go but will definitely visit again. Thanks for the warm hospitality Val and Kristen!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

From the moment we arrived at The Tides Inn we felt like we were at home. Val was very welcoming and very informative. She provided us with lots of information about beaches, shops, and restaurants. We walked around the corner from the kitchen and we saw the unbelievable views of the cove. We were in awe of the beauty and tranquility of the surroundings and were informed that the views were the same as the ones we would be getting from our room. We were not disappointed when we were shown our room. We stayed in the Chinook Room and it was extremely clean and had everything you would expect a hotel room to have in it (even a walk-in closet). The views from our bay window by our bed, and from our private deck were amazing!! If you chose to you could venture down the staircase and make your way to your own beach right at the bottom of the property. Perfect! After you spend your first night here you will wake up to a fantastic breakfast that will get you started for the day! YUMMY!!

The location of The Tides Inn was perfect. You are not right in the business district but just outside of it so the noise is non-existent. When you sit on the deck you hear nothing but the sounds of the water, wildlife, and the occasional seaplane coming and going. It was a short walk to shopping, restaurants, and a nice little hiking trail that lead us to a beach that was not very busy so we were able to relax and enjoy the scenery while soaking in some sun! I have to say that we were spoiled with the weather. 25°C both days we were there!

Val was a friendly and helpful host and everything about the B & B was wonderful! If we get back to Tofino at some point we will definitely be staying at The Tides Inn on Duffin Cove! In the meantime, do yourself a favour and stay here to help make your trip to Tofino a memorable one!

Thanks Val!

Nancy and Dustin

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oregon
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

A short walk into town. The innkeeper, Val, creates a culinary sensation every morning! Homemade sweet bread, frittatas, french toast, sausage and fresh fruit. Large rooms have an waterfront view. great for watching unbelievable sunsets. beautiful coves and beaches all within walking distance.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

I had never stayed at a B&B before and was a little apprehensive about my expectations. The room was more than I had hoped for. From the decor to the comfort of the bed and the full bath I could not have asked for more. A bathrobe in the closet was a pleasant surprise. The view of the ocean and surrounding islands from either of the decks in the private yard was nothing short of spectacular.
Breakfast was a real treat. I stayed two nights and the array of fresh fruit,croissants,French toast,eggs,bacon was over the top. Presentation was not something I ever really considered important but colourful flowers and petals added something to the ambiance. From the eagerness of the staff to please and to offer suggestions as to what to do and what to see in Tofino.....I could not have been happier with my stay. I am now sold on the B&B experience and it's all a result of my stay at The tides Inn.

Graham Parker
Lantzville

  • Stayed June 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Val is a welcoming and friendly host. The location is fabulous,overlooking Duffin Cove. There are steps from the property which take you down to your own beach, you do not get much better than that ! Our room was located on the ground floor with own wooded deck area, overlooking the garden and cove. It was spacious and homely. We would have stayed longer if the room was available, but sadly not. The breakfasts were superb, Val's special touches and home made breads. Mmmhhh. We would definately return to The Tides Inn.

Clare and Peter, England and Ireland

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

We were there for only three days during a trip in british columbia and alberta and the only regret that we have is to not have been able to stay longer!
The welcome from val was very warm and personnalized, she took care of us and gave us informations about what to do and what to see in Tofino. The breakfast was awsome, especailly the sedonc morning when we got the chance to take the chairs with the "see view".
The garden leading to the small private beach was also somethin we will never forget
Thanks again for giving us the chance of spendign time there, we are eager to go back there!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Property: The Tides Inn on Duffin Cove
Address: 160 Arnet Road, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
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Ranked #15 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
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