Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge
Travel Blogs from Tofino
... Tofino was a surfers paradise for us great for watching and walking along the many beaches. Cox bay was full of surfers as the waves were huge. We also went to Chesterman beach home to Frank Island which in low tide you can walk to and in high tide it is completely surrounded by water. We went back twice to try to see this but each time the tide was out. We also had time walking round it really was tiny but things were ...
... British Columbia has a population of about 6,500,000 people – more than NZ and is a huge province. About twice as big as Texas, is larger than most of Europe combined and it is a lovely city from what we can see. The city was originally associated with the mighty gold rushes of the north in the 1860's and because of its mild climate now reigns as a popular tourist and retirement community.
It is still raining moderately heavy and we are walking around the city and ...
... on the way and the hot springs were fun. When getting back we had a nice stroll around the area and had a movie night after everyone had arranged their travel plans for the next day. I already had my bus booked down to Victoria but if I didn't book it in advance I could have got a lift with John and Sophie who were also going to Victoria even if they did have to leave a 5am to drop the car off by 10am. Next time I will leave things more last ...
... a cougar. I told Peter but he didn't believe me and said it was probably a cat?! Our meals came and we started to eat when Peter pointed at the island. The animal had come back to the shore and I was right, it was a cougar. We tried to get a photo but it was too far away. Also while we were eating we saw 2 bald eagles flying around above us before settling on a tree watching the water.
By the time we had finished eating it was around ...
... off for breakfast and the road. We took in the local chain spot (Tim Horton's) for breakfast (coffee and bagels), then went off in search of wine... The last time we were here, we discovered numerous very nice desert wines, including one in particular based on blackberries. For those of you that don't know, we are sweet wine drinkers. Anyhow, we knew we would be passing through the Cowichan Valley, a pretty solid wine area on Vancouver Island. Armed ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
More great choices in Tofino
Search TripAdvisor for more deals in Tofino
Travelers also recommend:
Historical Traveler Reviews Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge Tofino
Very Pleasantly surprised!
We stayed here over NYE and had a fantastic time. Upon check-in, we were given the wrong room, and were upgraded to the Executive suite after the first night because of it. All the rooms have a spectacular ocean view and the property is very well-kept. The standard room was quite basic and comfortable, but the Executive room was reminiscent of a Whistler chalet room, with very nice fixtures and a jacuzzi by the bedroom. Expedia have this listed as a 2-star; not sure why. This property has a restaurant, hot tub and gym onsite, and SHOULD be rated at least a 3-star. Either way, this is a fantastic value in Tofino.
Look no further
We found this hotel to be truly more than we expected, given its low price of $116CAN (late October rates). The rooms were nicely appointed if rather standard Best Western rooms, but the view was spectacular! Every room looks out on a spacious, tastefully landscaped lawn, leading to a protected ocean beach. The glass-enclosed restaurant is set in the middle, with the same spectacular view. The staff was very helpful. If I were to return to Tofino, I'd look no further.
Location is perfect
Wanted an away from the crowds holiday and stayed here for 2 nights a couple of years ago on our fly drive holiday. Of all the hotels we stayed at in Canada this was one of the best. Dont get me wrong, it is not luxurious as it is a typical Best Western Hotel.
The breakfast is good and we had one evening meal at the hotel which was fine. The other night we got a taxi into Tofino, only a mile away, and had a fantastic meal in a restaurant there unfortunately I cannot remember the name of the restaurant.
Tofino itself is a great place for tourists with shops and restaurants and also do NOT miss the whale watching, one of the best bits of the holiday.
Hope to go back in 2005.
A Unique Place
We spent an extremely enjoyable 3 nights here. The location is unbeatable, with our balcony overlooking the beach (about 20 metres away). We were upgraded to one of the 'superior' rooms with a fireplace, large bed and small kitchen.
The atmosphere in the hotel is relaxed but efficient, and Tofino itself is a gem of a place!
I just want to say this place is fabulous. We have stayed at the resort several times and have been so taken by the beauty that we are having our wedding there. The staff, especially the planning dept. has been very helpful it was almost like having our own wedding planners. The resort is clean and comfortable and the restaurant is nice too. The beach is very breath taking and the price is great too. I highly recommend this resort.
This is a nice hotel with a great, beachfront location. Of course, it helps that is in one of the nicest locales around - Tofino (and the entire Pacific Rim) is a truly amazing part of the world. Be sure to go whale watching and visit the Pacific Rim National Park!
What a wonderful place the Tin Wis is. The staff was courteous and helpful and well versed on the area. We were never at a loss for ideas on what to do. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Definitely a place I would go back to.
Simply said "We loved our stay". After spending 3 nights at the Tin Wis Resort we found our accomodations to be above average in regards to location, services and friendly staff. It was a relaxing get away that we look forward to repeating in the future.
B.W. Tin Wis is perfect
We use the Tin Wis on many group tours (both series and ad hoc). We have never recieved a complaint regarding the property. In fact, it is regarded as among of the best hotels/locations on the tour. For breakfast, request the "tin wiz" meal. It's fill you up but not kill your wallet.
We stayed at the Tin Wis Lodge just last week, but checked out after the first night. They were courteous enough to only charge a $50 day rate for the second night's cancellation, as they knew rebooking for a Saturday night would not be difficult. Hotel rooms are spacious, but as Fodor's review states, "pedestrian" as compared to other lodges. This was truly the feel of a motel rather than a lodge. Plastic patio furniture rather than the beautiful cedar used elsewhere in Tofino, and no where comfortable to sit and relax in the evenings other than right by the front desk (in ear range of all conversations on the pay phone as well) or upstairs next to a soda machine. So much atmosphere was missing that we found a much better place more in line with the beauty of Tofino for the next two nights.Tin Wis does have a beautiful ocean view location with large grounds begging for flowers and landscaping, needing a few benches to relax and reflect. The beach is magnificent, for walking, tidal pool searching, sea kayacking and the nightly beach fires lended such atmosphere to the location. The fireplace rooms are no doubt wonderful, but the standard accommodation leaves a lot to be desired in a location like Tofino---such a special place, it's a shame to spend it in a hotel that feels like hundreds of ordinary rooms in boring places. We would not recommend this property if anything else was available.