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Wickaninnish Inn and The Pointe Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Tofino
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“The nicest place I've ever stayed.”
Reviewed 10 April 2012

The view was beyond amazing! The bed was super comfortable. In room tea and coffee were delicious. Basically they thought of everything.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

This is my favorite hotel in the world. Spent 4 nights here in April 2012. People think of the Wickaninnish as pure luxury, which it is, and absurdly expensive, which it isn't. Though my partner and I have only average incomes, we have stayed here 6 times in the past 7 years. The rooms are large, comfortable and beautifully appointed. The soundproofing is absolute, the only noise we could hear from our room was the sound of the sea when the door to the balcony was open. Unlike a hotel in a city where you are out all the time, in Tofino the hotel is a central part of the experience. Our entertainment consisted solely of walking miles and miles on the beach, watching surfers, reading on the balcony or next to the vast picture window, or bathing in the double soaker tub (also in front of an artfully screened picture window. Everything you could need is provided: a luxurious blanket to wrap yourself in if the sea breeze makes the balcony chilly, raincoats and boots so beachwalking is always possible, and binoculars for whale watching from the far side of nearby Frank Island (just 20 minutes walk from the hotel at low tide. I literally never feel more relaxed than I do when staying at the Wick.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

If you're in the mood to spoil yourselves, the Wickaninnish Inn on the west coast of Vancouver Island near Tofino, BC, has got to be one of the best choices available. My wife and I spent a night there in mid-February and enjoyed virtually everything about the place. My only mistake was not booking two nights. The location is spectacular, the accommodations terrific and the staff exceptional. The rooms are big with a couple of comfortable armchairs in front of both the windows looking out over the open Pacific and the gas fireplace. Raingear and gumboots are provided for walking the beach, as are Hudson's Bay blankets to warm up with afterwards. And there are quite a few other nice touches that you don't often see: neat little reading lights, a Bose sound system to plug your IPOD into, a well stocked library of both reading and video material. They even take dogs (and provide a spot to wash them off after they've romped on the beach). We ate dinner and a late breakfast in The Pointe restaurant -- if there's a dining room with a more stunning view in Canada, I've not heard of it -- and found both the food and service to be excellent. There is just no downside here -- unless you're on a tight budget... it's not cheap, but it is worth every penny. We'll be back soon... for at least a two night stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

We have never stayed at this resort, but dined here a very long time ago, last month we decided to have lunch at the Pointe and we didn't expect to have very mediocre fare with such skyhigh prices, i had a salmon over some greens that were still dirty, i expect them to wash their salads, the bill came to about $60, my better half had a sandwich which was cold over greesy buns, and that was all, skyhigh prices and low quality food. i should mention that our server was very kind, we felt bad for him. from experience i can say, don't ever get fooled by expensive restaurants that look great, the things i have seen in their kitchen would make you rank them like some fast food joint. i wanna come back, but probably for dinner, and i know i will be paying far more, but hope that it will be better.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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guestrelationswick, Guest Relations Coordinator at Wickaninnish Inn and The Pointe Restaurant, responded to this review, 8 April 2012
Dear Squampton,
We appreciate you taking time to provide us with feedback on your experience at The Pointe Restaurant for lunch last month.
We were most disappointed to read that your lunch was not to your satisfaction and certainly wish we could have had the opportunity to address your concerns personally with you at the time. Our goal is to provide each and every guest of The Pointe Restaurant with a dining experience that not only meets but exceeds their expectation and we are truly sorry that we did not meet this goal in your case.
We can assure you that your experience certainly is not the standard at The Pointe Restaurant as our culinary team prides itself on providing outstanding cuisine utilizing only the freshest, locally sourced food products available.
While we are confident that your experience was an isolated incident, we can assure you that we are following up internally with our culinary team. As our guests’ feedback provides us with the insight needed for continual improvement, we would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you personally to fully understand and learn from your experience. Should you have additional information you care to share with us, please provide your contact information to us through either Trip Advisor’s private messaging system or by emailing us at sandy@wickinn.com and we will arrange for a member of our senior management team to contact you directly.
As well, we certainly hope you will return for dinner and when doing so we would be delighted to provide you with a personal tour of our kitchen. Please feel free to contact our Director of Food & Beverage, Ike Seaman, at 250-725-3100 at any time should you be interested in a tour.
Again, we are truly sorry that The Pointe Restaurant did not meet your expectations and sincerely hope that we will have the opportunity to address your concerns personally with you.
Sandy Stocker
Guest Relations Coordinator
Wickaninnish Inn & The Pointe Restaurant
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

A very great experience ,location and service was one of a kind. I'm so glad my friend recommended this place as a Canadian getaway, not to be missed.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Additional Information about Wickaninnish Inn and The Pointe Restaurant

Property: Wickaninnish Inn and The Pointe Restaurant
Address: 500 Osprey Lane at Chesterman Beach, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Tofino
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tofino
#1 Green Hotel in Tofino
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Tofino
Price range (per night): ₹ 20,945 - ₹ 51,005
Hotel Class:5 star — Wickaninnish Inn and The Pointe Restaurant 5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wickaninnish Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property since 1997, overlooks the Pacific Ocean from a rocky point on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast, near the eclectic town of Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park. Two contemporary cedar buildings, set against a backdrop of ancient rainforest, boast an extensive local art collection (complemented by the neighbouring wood carving shed), and all rooms and suites offer ocean or beach views, gas fireplace, soaker tub and individual balcony. Uncompromising service, including a Clefs d’Or Concierge team, is a standard. The sole resort on Chesterman Beach, Tofino’s longest at 2.5km/1.5mi, the Inn is home to refined West Coast cuisine at The Pointe Restaurant and naturally-inspired treatments at its intimate Ancient Cedars Spa. Tofino’s McDiarmid family welcomes you to this locally owned, world renowned sanctuary offering Rustic Elegance on Nature’s Edge. ... more   less 
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