BEST WESTERN Hotel Tin Wis Resort,  Aéroport de Tofino

4.0/5  - based on 1078 guest reviews.
Box 389 1119 Pacific Rim Highway, V0R 2Z0, Tofino, Canada - See map
+1 250 725 4445 +1 250 725 4447

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Experience the pristine beaches and amazing wildlife of Pacific Rim National Park while staying at the oceanfront Best Western Tin Wis Resort! Located on the peaceful and scenic Mackenzie Beach off British Columbia's Clayoquot Sound, the Best Western Tin Wis Resort offers the perfect accommodations. Outdoor lovers are in their element here, with world-class hiking, deep-sea fishing, paddle boarding, surfing, hot springs, canoeing and kayaking. Guests especially enjoy watching for whales and bears through one of the area's spectacular guided wilderness tours. This Tofino hotel is just four kilometers from downtown Tofino featuring local galleries, shops and culinary delights. Vancouver Island is home to many annual events that include the Pacific Rim Whale Festival, Tofino Food and Wine Festival, the Oyster Festival and the Carving on the Edge Festival. Tofino offers something for everyone! This full service Tofino hotel is owned by the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and features well-appointed guest rooms, each fully equipped with 42-inch TV, Wi-Fi, and a gorgeous view of the ocean. Be sure to enjoy a delicious breakfast or dinner at the Beachfront Bistro restaurant before taking advantage of other hotel amenities, including an exercise facility, hot tub, business services, outdoor fire pit, guest barbeque areas, and meeting/banquet facilities. The friendly, helpful staff at the Best Western Tin Wis Resort will help you create an unforgettable stay in Tofino, British Columbia. Make a reservation today and save!

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  • 4
    « All around Excellent! »

    Arrived in Tofino without a reservation---worked okay in October but I wouldn't want to try it in July!!! Checked out a few places but when we got to Tin Wis we were sold----very nice property on a spacious piece of land and right on the beach. Views to die for. Low tide allowed for beach walking, bocce playing, dogs having a great time and their people an even better time. Sunset over the pacific after a lot of rain was the icing on the cake. Our room on the second floor was spacious and had a good size terrace. We spent two very content nights. Had breakfast in the restaurant both mornings and it was good--only downside was the coffee provided in the rooms was better than in the restaurant!! Oh, and depending where you are in your travels there are laundry facilities available to guests which we appreciated. When we checked in we weren't told there was an elevator in our building so we carried our luggage up to the second floor. Not the end of the world but when we discovered the elevator we certainly used it when we left. Would have been nice if we had been told in the beginning. Drive into Tofino is easy, even at night which we were a little concerned about. Tin Wis offers the best of everything----unbeatable location and easy access to the town.

    4
    « Great Waterfront Location »

    This lodging is located right on the water with expansive, landscaped lawns leading down to the beach. Our room was clean, bright and comfortable with a great view of the beach. The hotel provides boxed lunches for an extra charge and they were tasty, filling and a good value for the money. Breakfast in the restaurant was good, but service was always a little slow. Nevertheless, we would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Awesome »

    The king sized bed was super comfy, service is awesome, views are out of this world. Right on the beach with paths down to beach, would be great in summer - BBQ facilities & benches to use. I can hear the surf from my patio. Had the venison & wild mushroom stew - mmmm. My husband had the halibut which he enjoyed as well -Very reasonable with bottle of wine. Definitely recommend!

    5
    « Pleasant Surprise! »

    Came up to Tofino for a spur-of-the-moment getaway. Got a last minute deal at a Best Western for under $100.00; but hey! It's on the beach, right. So we are not expecting much, comfortable bed and clean would be nice. As we pulled in, it looked like a nice, well-kept complex, so far, so good. Lovely welcome at the front desk with fresh cookies and coffee. There's a small gym and a hot-tub. The room is immaculate with nice toiletries (toiletries are my litmus test for hotel quality lol). Awesome view over McKenzie Beach. Got into the comfy bed (with lots of extra pillows), watched a little tv on the flat screen, and then fell asleep to the sound of pounding surf. Haven't tried the breakfast yet but the bistro looks good and overlooks beach. Sweeeeeet!

    4
    « Family hotel »

    Stayed in a 1brdrm suite, ocean view room, with a small kitchenette. The room was clean, check in & out was easy. We had a large deck with view to ocean. There is a large field in front on the hotel before the beach - excellent for kids to kick a ball etc. The beach was fantastic - not to rough (MacKenzie Beach). Free breakfast - was a decent buffet, eggs, bacon, cereal, toast etc . As a buffet - everything was self serve and we didn't eat in the restaurant otherwise. Downtown Tofino is not far and we enjoyed our stay. I would stay again

    4
    « Lovely »

    Went to Tofino sort of last minute and luckily Best Western Tin Wis had room! Pleasent staff, quick and efficient service. Room was clean, quiet and very reasonably priced. Every room has a view of the beach with a balcony/outdoor space. Easy beach access and has all amenities best western is known for. Staff were even willing to open the gym early for us! Didn't try the restaurant or Sauna merely because of time. We also apreciated that they did not require a 2 night minimum stay. Overall a nice spot!

    4
    « Dogs must be on a leash »

    My family of my wife and two young children stayed for two nights. Clean facilty. Well-designed and staff friendly and eager to please. We had a ground floor apartment so we had the patio door open. Nothing better than the Tofino beach and storm season. Noticing that there was not a single dog on a leash on the hotel property regardless of the sign and the hotel's efforts to accommodate the owners. A pit bull ran up to my preschooler and into our room and grabbed some pepperoni. The owner seemed not to care but was visible after a short while. The dog visited again but I gave a nice stare to the dog and owner and the dog was summond away. We did not bother informing the front desk but consider that if my child was attacked, it really would not have mattered in the momement. Health Care may not have been readily available in this remote area. Decide whether you are willing to put up with entitled, irresponsible guests of a nice hotel. Food was great but no real children's menu. I asked for a half-order of pasta (full price $24) but they said they would charge $16 for the half. Do the math. No room service there but not a big deal as it was just more convenient to not go into the town (and prices are just as high in town). Not a bad stay, just am glad to have my family intact.

    4
    « Good Hotel »

    We stayed there for 2 nights early october. Good hotel with a very nice location oceanfront. Room was pretty big and very clean. Plenty of plugs for charging, and a good free wifi. Food in the restaurant was very good, both for dinner and breakfast. The hot tub with ocean views was excellent. The only negatives were the lack of a safe deposit box, and the shower, which was pretty bad and very old. It made alot of noise with hot water. That's the only reason i didn't give 5 stars to the review. Overall it's a very good hotel, a bit old, but well maintained and clean. I recommend it to anyone going to Tofino.

    3
    « Great staff, tired rooms »

    Well I'm afraid our stay at the Tin Wis was marred somewhat by the initial fact on check in that the room we reserved, despite saying so on the confirmation from our travel agent, did not have the fireplace I had requested. You see, going to the Tofino area in November you can be kind of guaranteed of two things - rain and cool. We got them and in anticipation we asked for an ocean view room with a fireplace - which is reported on their website as being available. Well, on check in, and this had been reserved well over a month in advance, we learned that there were no 'fireplace rooms' available. I wasn't happy but after a long drive from Victoria on a cool and rainy afternoon what were our options. The delightful young lady at the desk did however arrange to discount our rate for both nights of our stay. Although we found the room quite clean and comfortable, the rooms are tired and the bathroom was sufficiently small that any thought of two of us using it at the same time was quickly abandoned. Ok, so much for the bad stuff, now on with the good. The grounds are excellent. The ocean was rolling in with some serious wave action and despite the single digit temperatures, the waves were alive with surfers (thank you wet suits). Our room had a balcony facing the ocean and (sweaters on) we enjoyed a glass of wine and a most enjoyable surfing exhibition. There are lots of places to eat in and around Tofino but the first night we decided to check out the Tin Wis dining room. To say we were delighted is an understatement. The food quality, presentation and service was outstanding. And again, meals taken during daylight hours can benefit from the ocean views from the dining room.

    5
    « Exceeds Expectations »

    We booked a last minute deal and had low expectations given the 3 star rating. This is one of the nicest stays we have had in all of our world travels! You are 100m from the Pacific Ocean! We left the window open all night for the sound of the waves, nice touch with he pet bowl, bones and towel/blanket. Our dogs loved the beach out front. Room was clean and bed comfortable, staff very friendly. Would feel so lucky to return.

  • 4
    « great place with no problems »

    Nice stay with friendly, helpful staff. Our place was a bottom room facing the sea, so surf boards and landsailer had easy access. They take air miles and so that was the best part. Surf was great while there and so never had to hunt beaches. Beds were a little soft for my liking, but each to their own. all good, recommended.

    4
    « Tofino Ocean views »

    Seldom have we arrived at a hotel after 3pm to be told 'room not available' but here it was pushing 5pm before we obtained a key (along with a $50 restaurant voucher as compensation for the wait. This location started as an Induan residential school (not the same buildings) and is now a low-rise motel style (outdoor corridors) resort operated by the local Indian Band with primarily well-trained tribal staff. Our king-bed room was well appointed, if a little crowded includind a hated K Cup coffee machine. Second floor views of Mackenzie beach from the balcony were stunning and the near-level access through natural landscaping including picnic tables and BBQ pits allowed daily walks on clean sand

    2
    « Details are important »

    While this location is great We were disappointed in a lot of details. When we reserved we did let them know we would have our dog with us and it was our anniversary. When we checked in the view from the room was fantastic, however I noticed a note from the hotel saying "No pets in this room" So I called the desk to say hey we have our dog and I was told "this is an overflow pet room we don't have anything else" There was no were to put our dog leash, towel. After a few hours I had to call and ask for a dog blanket and the girl at the desk said "oh the towel, bowl and blanket aren't in there?" No I had to go get those at front the desk. Housekeeping needs more training to details, when we go to the room we did find white dog hair (our dog is brown/black), the next day the floor into the room was clearly not cleaned it was filthy, the coffee not was replenished (again I had to go to the desk to pick up, the bed was not made they just tucked in the duvet and top sheet and when I pulled that off the bottom sheet was just as when we slept on it. The restaurant seemed overwhelmed to my surprised as it was not busy we asked for coffee 3 times during breakfast and NEVER got it. Finally I went to fill my coffee cup with the coffee they have in the lobby and that was empty too. Also asked for jam and never got that. I found none of the staff overly friendly, the hotel has a shuttle but it only runs till 8pm on Friday night which didn't help us any. I did mention all this to the staff before we checked out (no manager on site on Sunday morning) and to be honest they didn't seem to care. Cherry on top I was quoted an amount including our dog and at check out it was $45 more, but like I say at this point I could tell the staff could careless I didn't even bother mentioning it. I expected better service from a Best Western.

    4
    « Amazing location »

    Amazing view and beach...... staff great allowing a early check in ...quiet and relaxing ...cant beat the location for swimming or just walking the beach ...close to town and long beach .... restaurant was a little disappointing but still a great stay .

    5
    « Excellent service and food. »

    Had dinner at the restaurant at the Tin Wis, I have many eating restrictions. The service from Ceara was exceptional, and Chef Carley even came out to ensure she got the dinner order right. It was delicious!

    4
    « Good spot in a storm »

    We had a wonderful room with a loft, so we had a great view of the beach and the bay. We were there during a series of storms so we had front row seats. Although there are wilder beaches down the highway, we were very happy to be warm and secure during those storms. The room was spacious, with two queen beds, a sofa bed and balconies on each level. There was the usual coffee maker, kettle, fridge and microwave, which meant that we could have breakfast in our room. A table with chairs would have been a nice addition, but we were able to use the sofa coffee table. The grounds are very well kept. There is direct access to Mackenzie beach. It's not a very long beach, but it is nice for a morning and evening stroll. For long walks, there are other beaches nearby. We were able to book this hotel using Airmiles and we were very pleased with our stay.

    5
    « Amazing views from every room »

    The best two days I've ever had in Tofino started with this hotel & the incredible views from our ground floor room. I found a great online rate for a last minute trip out to Tofino. I've been coming here for 30+ years and we landed some of the best weather I've ever experienced. This property takes advantage of both its location and the views provided. The staff here are top notch and it was seriously one of the best places I've ever stayed. We lucked out and got a ground room floor which meant we could walk out to the beach from our room. Each room has a patio with chairs and a table so you really can't lose, but a walkout - even better. I know where I'll stay next time we get back there.

    5
    « Wedding anniversary, perfect place »

    Peaceful surroundings, great place to get "stuck" in a storm! Lucky for us, the ferries back to the mainland were "beached" during projected storm and we got to stay an extra night! The kitchenette was well stocked but I added a potato peeler and a small cutting board; would like to have had a sharper knife. The bed was superb, my husband thought he might trade his Temper Pedic.

    3
    « Island locals annual trip »

    This is my third stay on my annual October vacation at Tin Wis. I love the place and have always enjoyed our stay.. This time was not quite par. The last 2 times we have randomly needed to remove hair and debris from the shower drains when we get there. It wouldn't drain until removed. Our room was not like our last 2 stays either- 309- was ground floor at the end of the line. The concrete wall blocks your view unless your standing outside. A public picnic table is near the patio so there were people sitting there most the time making this room not private. I tried to upgrade upon looking at room but no upgrades were available. It was heartbreaking as since we book so far in advance yet got a lacking room. The food was not as amazing as our last 2 times either. My burger was very well cooked and our friends ribs were overlooked as well. The service is so nice that I couldn't bring myself to mention the well done food. The pasta dish the next night was delish ! Chicken chipotle - yum! The service by all staff was fantastic as always. We will probably give it one more try simply since we love the place so much- but hope that a regular room is offered.

    5
    « Great Relaxing Stay »

    Very impressed with the overall friendliness of all staff we encountered, from the registration desk, to the restaurant, to the room cleaning staff. The facility is clean and neat and the room we had was very comfortable with a good view of the beach. Definitely a place we will return to on our next trip to Tofino and the Long Beach area.

  • 5
    « Stunning and so so comfortable »

    The staff, facility, and location are amazing. Zero complaints -- I'm loving this place! The restaurant has a GREAT dinner menu and the Bannock ERMUHGERD! SO GOOD! Can't beat the view from the rooms-- doesn't feel like I'm in Canada ??

    4
    « Very typical clean resort »

    All rooms face the ocean. Snd have a balcony. It was nice to leave door open a bit and here the ocean all night. Yes there's a gym - extremely small. Restaurant on site but we didn't try it. Our room was very clean and quiet. Satellite signal on TV would get lost sporadically. But all in all, a very nice resort on a great beach.

    5
    « Great stay »

    All rooms have an ocean view. We had a ground level so we're able to walk right out the patio doors, across the grass and there was the beach. It was beautiful. The beach is huge and sandy and the view incredible. Our room was clean and fresh.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    Myself and my partner stayed here for 6 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Bed comfortable and room was beautiful (lovely fireplace made it feel like a home from home). Room was a great size and came complete with fridge (with mini freezer inside), microwave and separate kitchen area sink. Only mini negatives (but not enough to downgrade from 5*) were no soap to wash up glasses and mugs and no cutlery provided. Our view from our balcony overlooked the beautiful beach. Great place to stay and would definitely stay again.

    4
    « Pricey but worth it »

    Despite the steep rates, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. I was given an upgrade to a room with a fireplace (which, unfortunately, didn't work) and kitchenette which was very nice for my three-night stay. The view is awesome and the beach is just a few yards away. Employees were very nice, too. The only thing I would improve is to include breakfast in the room rates.

    4
    « Great Weekend »

    Awesome view of the beach. Great value for a nice hotel.Although not super high end, the room was very clean, new bathroom, the bed was super comfortable. The restaurant had great food and was reasonable compared to other spots.

    4
    « beautiful beach and ocean views »

    a great place with breathtaking views and beach. Great weekend away and very pet friendly. Don't need to leave the hotel all weekend. Will certainly go back again, we do every year for the last 7 years.

    5
    « True Hospitality »

    Never been more impressed with a venue. From the courtesy bus who picked us up when we were stuck in town late at night to the food & room itself... this place is amazing. Everything a traveller could ask for. The hosts and hostesses in the restaurant are true professionals and can not be faulted. Best chefs around too!

    5
    « Perfect Stay Right On The Beach »

    Stayed at this resort over Thanksgiving to celebrate our anniversary. The king one bedroom was clean and cozy and had a kitchenette. We walked the beach several times and watched the sunsets. All the staff were friendly, efficient and always had a smile. The restaurant also had a great view of the beach. We ate breakfast there where the food was fresh and hot. We also used to hot tub and really slept well after our soak. We went on a tour out of Tofino and the staff at the front desk offered to have the hotel shuttle drive us there and pick us up as parking in Tofino can be quite difficult. I would highly recommend staying at this resort.

    4
    « Pricey but clean and comfy »

    We stayed in the 300 block, and loved our room that had easy access to the ocean through the patio door. Grounds were well maintained. Of course, we loved that it was dog friendly as well. Our one night stay cost over $300.00 in the off season. (October long weekend) I was impressed wth the Keurig in the room, but disappointed in the poor coffee selection (decaf and dark roast only, blech). We didn't try the restaurant because our friends, who did try it, said the service wasn't up to snuff.

  • 4
    « Great views of the ocean. »

    Nice views of the ocean. Room was older but well cared for and clean. Had fantastic views of the ocean from our balcony and also was able to hear the ocean as well. I had the salmon at the restaurant there and it was fantastic.

    5
    « Fantastic location, great ocean views »

    We really enjoyed our stay here, we were lucky with the weather as we visited in October and enjoyed some spectacular sunsets. The hotel is right on the edge of the beach and every room has an ocean view. The staff were all friendly and polite and the onsite restaurant served good food and we had no problems with the service (as other reviewers seemed to have). I would recommend this hotel for the ocean views alone but it was a comfortable and friendly place too.

    5
    « Exceptional West Coast Experience »

    Highly recommend this wonderful resort. We have been coming to the Tin Wis for many years for our Anniversary on Thanksgiving weekend. The service is always exceptional from the welcoming and leaving, cleaning staff, restaurant and general happiness of the staff in daily encounters. We love it here. The king suite we had for our anniversary weekend was lovely, reasonably priced, full of all the special amenities that one would expect of a higher priced room. Cleaning done efficiently on a day-by-day basis. Gorgeous view of the ocean from the bedroom and living area. Only a few minutes out of Tofino. Wonderful experience. A pleasure to return to as often as we can.

    3
    « Good Hotel and location very good location »

    The general presentation of the rooms and hotel main building are very good. The beach location is great and only a short drive to Tofino town, 30 minutes to Ucluelet. On the downside the restaurant evening meal was poor to very poor. Eat out! there are plenty of good eating spots in Tofino

    4
    « Good Place; A bit Pricey »

    Wonderful place to stay, but a bit pricey. Staff were extremely courteous and helpful. This is a great place to stay, but they could offer better discount during the off-season. Would consider staying there again.

    4
    « Beautiful get away. »

    The hotel was nicely located near the beach giving us a beautiful view. Lovely patio off our ground floor room. Excellent staff provided great service. Parking was very convenient for loading and unloading our vehicle.

    3
    « Disappointing »

    My husband confirmed our room would have a fireplace when we booked our three day stay a few months ago. We tried to turn on the gas fireplace on the first night but it would not work. The following morning we spoke to the front desk to let them know. We were told that none of the fireplaces were working as they had made a corporate decision a while ago to discontinue their use. They offered no apology or compensation of any kind. And they are still listing fireplaces as an option on their website!! Lastly, the dining room was a major disappointment. It's such a shame as the location is fabulous!

    4
    « Tin Wis »

    love it and loved the feel there. Very close to the ocean and long beach but not the wide open ocean. We would recommend this hotel and the staff was friendly and helpful, rooms were clean. Fire place didn't turn on unless heat in room was a certain temp. so it was there just for looks.

    4
    « Room with a view »

    This is a great location. Quiet generally I'm sure. Some party people on the beach last night. Room is clean Insuite coffee. Nice staff. They could not get us a taxi. So be prepared to stay local if you don't want to drive. Be sure to ask for a fireplace.

    5
    « Perfect get away »

    We spent two nights at the Tin Wis and would definitely go back. The staff were outstanding, very helpful and friendly. The view from our room was amazing especially at sunset. The Bistro's food was so good. I had an amazing Venison Stew,

  • 5
    « Never been disappointed, keeps getting better! »

    We have been coming to Tofino for over 40 years and have always stayed at the Tin Wis since it opened. The staff are friendly, the rooms clean, the food great and then of course there is the beach and the view! Each time we come there have been small improvements to the buildings and the gardens. The beachfront snack shack is a nice addition. See you next year!

    5
    « Spectacular location »

    Without a doubt the best resort experience we have ever had. Not only was the scenery out of this world, the accommodations and staff were exceptional. We have travelled all over the world and have found our favourite place right here at home on Canada's west coast.

    4
    « Gorgeous location, excellent service, mediocre decor. »

    The location of the hotel is magical, and the service was friendly and helpful. The view from my room was stunning and the bed was very comfortable. I was disappointed by the mediocre decor, especially in the bathroom. To walk from a wilderness paradise into a dim fluorescently lit bathroom with generic tiles and a cheap tub took some luster off of the experience. Otherwise the room was quiet and clean.

    5
    « Wonderful place in Tofino »

    Second time staying at this hotel. Perfect beach. Wonderful rooms - all facing the perfect beach. Great staff. Very tidy grounds. Restaurant is beautifully located on the grounds, but restaurant service and value is probably the only weak spot, in otherwise a fantastic facility. Next time will try the food shack on the beach - the aromas from there were very inviting. Will return for sure!

    5
    « Beautiful! »

    We arrived around 6pm after a long journey and the hotel reception staff told us that we were just in time for a lovely sunset - they weren't wrong! It's a fantastic location set on MacKenzie beach which is perfect! The hotel was clean, the staff friendly and helpful and each room has a wonderful view of the beach. We ate breakfast in the hotel restaurant which was great and we also ate from the beachside barbecue which was delicious!

    4
    « Location lovely, management poor »

    The location is fabulous. If you want to be sure of a decent night's sleep then avoid the rooms opposite the ?Conference facility?. We were treated to the noise of a rock band the first night and a wedding disco the night after. Most of the staff were helpful but the bistro was chaotic, Basil Fawlty could have managed it more efficiently!

    3
    « All about location! »

    All rooms look out to the bay and the views were wonderful, but it was just a basic Best Western. Not much ambiance or style for $300 a night. The restaurant was a pleasant surprise and the service was good. Hot tubs were nice, but nothing special. However, they tried to make the spa room look nice.

    5
    « A view to die for! »

    This hotel offers all rooms with stunning sea views and is set in pretty ornamental gardens. The rooms are spacious and well looked after and have a large balcony to enjoy the scenery. The shared spaces are well designed and inviting. Breakfast was a lovely meal which was well presented and tasty. Staff were helpful, friendly and tried to make our stay as memorable as possible.

    4
    « Idyllic Location »

    We came to Tofino for the bear watching and despite a rain forecast had 2 very pleasant nearly dry days. The Tin Wis is in an idyllic location and all the rooms have a view over Mackenzie Beach and the first evening we were able to sit and watch the sun go down. Rooms are comfortable. The food at the hotel is very good and we were still able to get a full breakfast when we got back from the Bears at 11am. The service is a little quirky at times but does not detract from the overall experience. Also we had to leave early to catch the ferry back to West Vancouver but exchanged our breakfast vouchers for an excellent packed breakfast. A nice place to stay.

    3
    « Disappointing »

    For the price we paid, over $300 per night, I'd expect more. The room was small and the same as any $100/nt hotel, except the bathroom is smaller. They don't change the glasses or mugs in the room. I wonder if they just rinsed them and put them back? Everyday something basic - bath mat, drinking glasses, etc. - was missing. The view of the beach is great and the beds were comfy. Surprisingly, the curtains actually kept the light out so the room was truly dark at night - thanks for that!

  • 5
    « Pet Friendly »

    Great place. Comfortable beds and pillows. Flat screen TV. WIFI. Mini fridge. Plush towels. Patio doors to grass and view of the beach. Walking distance to beach. Restaurant. Close to town. Friendly staff.

    5
    « Small Business Meeting »

    You can't help but try to soak in the view, even when it's foggy it's beautiful. I was there for a small meeting and the front desk staff, cleaning staff, and meeting staff were all very helpful. Room was clean, and loved that it had a bar fridge and microwave. Would love to see maybe some individual microwave popcorn for sale somewhere on site. Other than that it was great. the meeting room was beautiful with all the art work.

    5
    « room cleanliness was superb! »

    room rate charged was not acceptable. we got a much lesser room than requested and expected as from previous visits. Having booked the reservation through a agency made the reconciliation very complicated. Next time must book directly with front desk only.

    1
    « Tin wis is a miss! »

    Went to this place after a nice walk on the beach, beautiful restaurant too bad the food wasn't! All the offered was buffet, terrible terrible! 28$ pp and not worth 8$! The theme was west coast Indian but where was the smoked fish? The shrimp? The food the west coast is famous for? The hotel was gorgoeus I just wish the food was as well!

    5
    « Unbelievable Views! »

    The location of this hotel is fantastic, looking out across a bay, with sandy beaches yards from your doors. Unique architecture which is at one with the environment. Breakfast choice is incredible, and a very high standard as was the evening menu. Great facilities and superb location for families who love to spend time active on the beach. High standards and quiet for those who want to get away and get a feel of First Nation hospitality.

    5
    « Oh, The Beach »

    Great hotel. Private entrance. Quiet surroundings. And the beach - terrific access to the beach, which has clean sand and fun waves. Highly recommended place to stay for adults and for families with kids.

    5
    « Amazing view »

    Good beds. Nice bathroom. Very clean. Beautiful view at the beach. Nice to be able to use bbq at the beach supplied by the hotel and the restaurant letting us use the cutlery ??. A very good place to stay in Tofino.

    2
    « Not great »

    Location is great but i would try the long beach next time. Room was large and beds comphy. The sink tap had a huge leak as soon as we turned it. Breakfast selection and food was good but not the friendliest dining staff. Upon checkout my bill was quoted about 100 dollars more than the 350 we already were paying. No explanation given when I said that must be a mistake. Just a smile. Are you kidding me??? She corrected it and we left. The rooms for this price need updating in the kitchen with working appliances. The coffee maker was broken in addition to the tap.... Sorry but I expected more. Its pretty obvious that the 500 something I would have paid had i not spoken up with no explanation left me with a very bad impression.

    5
    « Very Appreciative! »

    We were there July 26th, and I left my wallet behind in the room as we checked out. While heading out to surf, I realized my mistake, called Tin Wis, and was assured my wallet had been found by staff, and was waiting for me, which it was when I went to pick it up! A huge relief that saved our day! Thanks so much Tin Wis! And supper the night before was fantastic, BTW, complete with a walk on the beach after!

    2
    « Did not meet expectations »

    The location on the beach is excellent. The view from the room was outstanding. From this point all goes down hill. The room is a normal $100 / $125 Best Western value. Location ... location seems to allow a 4 to 5 times mark-up. $500.00 per night sets an expectation level that was not met. The exterior balconies & elevators are dirty and truly require a little TLC. Room-Housekeeping was good. The staff are well trained and happy. Dinning room staff are not trained, not happy, do not work as a team, and the whole dinning experience is horrendous. I am pleased to see the employment of First Nation people, but please provide them with training. By 10.00 AM the breakfast area resembled a high school cafeteria, following a food fight. The breakfast is good, however, breakfast buffet is tucked into 90 degree corner creating mobility chaos. People like to graze, not stand in line. Dinner? Well, a 90 minute wait for two basic hamburgs is not acceptable. As a Canadian, I am embarrassed that we provide this level of hospitality We stayed Aug 12,13,14

  • 4
    « Ocean paradise »

    A spectacular location, very restful and laid back resort , lovely flat beach for families to enjoy, kayakers , paddle boards, and casual atmosphere. One of the few beaches we believe you are allowed to have a fire on the beach at night, and what special place to watch a glorious sun set!

    4
    « A great spot »

    Our room was on the second floor... I thought it was going to be noisy but were were pleasantly surprised on how quiet... except for the bouncing little boy at 5 am. the view is perfect... but the front end staff are amazing. Very helpful and made us feel comfortable... even supplied firewood for the best beach campfire

    5
    « what a place ! »

    the word is "waouh" when you discover that this hotel is located on the beach in front of the Pacific ocean. the view is unforgettable ! the room is small but clean. staff at the front desk very kind and helpful. restaurant offers you dinner "on the beach" you also have to possibility to make a BBQ on the beach. staff at the restaurant not awesome (not always very friendly and slow) but the place is so beautiful that we will come back anyway... for the location !

    4
    « Brilliant location »

    A very simple hotel but in a beautiful spot. Every room faces out to the pacific ocean and is only a very short walk from the beach. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. They were fitted with a fridge and microwave which is always useful. We would stay here again if ever in Tofino.

    5
    « One of the most beautiful spots on earth. »

    We stayed two nights here, in two different rooms (the hotel was fully booked). The location is idyllic, one of the most incredible views from a hotel room ever. Both rooms were on the 3rd floor, giving us stunning views of the beach. The first night we had a suite, which was the last word in luxury. The huge tub in the bathroom, with a view over the ocean, was amazing. Our balcony ran along both the bedroom and the lounge and there was lots of room to spread out, sit back and relax and soak up the view. We ate in the restaurant; I am surprised by the very negative reviews of this as we ate there both nights and for breakfast and ate well. Yes, the wait staff could do with an experienced maitre d' to oversee them and get them working more efficiently (one lad only seemed to be topping up water glasses and in spite of that being his sole job, he wasn't thoroughly checking tables and I had to ask our waiter twice for more water). The food was excellent though and our whole experience at this paradise on earth will live long in the memory, that's for sure.

    1
    « Great location spoiled by lousy hotel »

    This was literally the only available room at peak season, and now I understand why. A physically gorgeous spot, but the hotel has the quality one would expect of a $100 room, at almost five times that rate. Everything is cheap, the bed uncomfortable, the staff disinterested, the "free" breakfast worth its price. Don't be like us: plan ahead and stay in any of the many much better hotels in Tofino.

    4
    « Quirky but great »

    Every room at this hotel has a sea view and are literally yards from the Pacific. A quirky room with cooker, microwave, fridge and open fire. There was a continual wood smoke smell which is not particularly wanted in mid-summer, but the room was a great size, very comfortable and we always had the windows open when we were in the room. Staff were really pleasant and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel, Disappointing Restaurant »

    We stayed for 3 nights in the Tin Wis Resort and were immediately wowed by the views from our balcony of the sea and beach - only a few paces from the rooms. A comfortable and clean room with plenty of space to put suitcases. Coffee facilities, a fridge, a microwave - all the amenities you'd expect to have. Sadly the restaurant did not leave us as impressed. Although it does offer yet more spectacular views, the service is slow and lacking professionalism. As a lot of other reviewers have mentioned it is also very expensive for what you get. We hope to visit the Tin Wis Resort again but hope the restaurant is better next time.

    4
    « Great experience »

    I'm a Toronto city girl who doesn't love the outdoors, and this suite was perfect. It was clean, everything was easy, and the staff was excellent. The GM himself woke up early to make sure that I had a lift to the airport. Not sure it was worth the price point , one of the two wash machines was "out of service" so there was constantly a battle to use the laundry facilities, but they provided laundry supplies at reception which was nice. A safe bet for people looking for a more luxurious stay in Tofino.

    2
    « Lovely hotel, restaurant diabolical »

    In the middle of our stay here and the hotel is good. Rooms comfortable and have lovely sea view. Visited restaurant last night and ended up leaving after 30 mins of waiting when there were plenty of empty tables yet to be cleared. Staff seemed totally out of their depth and chaotic. To be fair to the receptionist when we left she gave us a discount voucher for a future visit but we'd have to be pretty desperate to go back there. Understand that temporary staff shortages can happen but for the high price we're paying to stay here, it's just not acceptable.

  • 4
    « Life's a Beach »

    I didn't know what to expect from Tofino & the hotel and I was blown away by both. The Tin Wis is in a great location, with stunning beach views, spacious low-rise rooms, all with balconies and it makes for the most relaxing stay in one of the most beautiful places in the world. It's just a minute's walk to the wide beach, there's a barbecue area, the rooms have a microwave and probably the best in-room coffee I 've had (Marleys). There's also the same complimentary coffee available in the foyer, alongside fruit and very tasty cookies. We ate in the bistro in the evening, good food and the same fantastic views, catching great sunsets, the service was a little disorganised I thought, but that's a minor thing. Thoroughly loved staying here, we'll return one day!

    4
    « Summer's best »

    This is Tofino at its best. Location can't be beat. All rooms are designed to provide a great view of the stunning beach scape. Not a new facility, but kept clean and definitely comfortable. Good service... Hotel restaurant I found was quite pricey. Hard to find any full meal under $20. Good food... But not realistically priced.

    2
    « Best Western Tin Wis Resort Bistro Bad Deal »

    We visited the Bistro at Best Western Tin Wis Resort near Tofino on Tuesday evening, August 9th 2016. The sign near the road advertises with a Bistro on the premises, but it is actually an expensive restaurant. So, if you are looking for a more casual coffee house or something like that, do not go here. We liked the look of the restaurant and the premises outside, so we thought : let's have dinner here, and not only coffee and a desert as we initially planned. Like other reviewers already mentioned, the food simply is not worth the money. We payed 60 dollars (incl. tax) for a thin pizza like dish (what was that?), a wild salmon dish, drinks and 1 desert. The salmon was OK, but there was too little food along with it, like vegetables and rice; no choice of potatoes, fries, etc. was offered as with less expensive dishes; we payed 28 dollars excl. tax for the salmon dish. The desert, a creme brulee, came way too late, after almost 30 minutes, and was just something from the freezer, heated up poorly, probably in the microwave. We payed 9 dollars for it. The only reason resorts/hotels/restaurants can get away with bad quality food and service is because there are enough one time customers to stay in business. Apart from the above mentioned points, other visitors of the restaurant did not seem to feel comfortable, there was quite a stuffy admosphere. This restaurant is simply poorly run, and it shows. The part of the restaurant that actually looked like a sort of Bistro was completely empty; no customers (it was dinner time). There was a heap of cushions lying around in this area which made it look cheap and uninviting. Tin Wis, Offer a real, less expensive Bistro menu in this part of the restaurant, and it would attrackt more customers. We are locals and were looking for a place to visit more regularly, but this restaurant will not be that place, unfortunately.

    4
    « Beautiful location, clean room »

    Stunning view out of the room. All the rooms face the beach so each room has a fantastic view. The room was clean. The beds were on the small side - definitely not queen size. The sliding doors onto the balcony could do with an oil - conscious of opening late at night. We booked a table at the bistro restaurant for 8.30pm when we arrived at about 5.30pm. Unfortunately they hadn't made the table up for us when we got there at 8.30pm so we had to wait 15 mins whilst they cleaned one up and re set it. The food was nice but it didn't all come out at once and my wife and son had to wait at least 10 minutes whilst the rest of us ate our dinner. We ordered deserts which were really nice but got the impression they wanted us to leave when they started opening all the external doors making it really cold in the restaurant and then the waitresses and kitchen staff were eating food from the kitchen and sat with their bags at the bar which made us feel a little uncomfortable.

    4
    « Definitely Recommended! »

    It's a typical Best Western and I am a big BW fan but the only thing I did not like was the pillows....it's time to change them out! Now the Positives....the staff are super friendly! The ocean view from out room was absolutely breath taking! This place alone is an experience in itself.....for the first time ever I feel absolutely relaxed!!!!!

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    Tofino is the definition of heaven on earth. This hotel and the view from the rooms were exceptional. I would defintely recommend it to anyone. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Restaurant prices were very modest with very good wines at about $30 per bottle and entrees priced in the $20 range. All in all, very good value considering where you are. It is the end of the road!

    4
    « Nice with on the bay just outside Tofino centre »

    Staff very kind and helpful (booked the bear watching tour on pur behalf). View from the room amazing, right on the bay. King bed was very comfortable. Room clean. Cookies and fruita forma free in the lobby. Highly recommended

    5
    « Great place to stay in Tofino »

    This was the second hotel we stayed at while in Tofino. I'm happy we decided to stay in two separate hotels to experience more of the area. We stayed at this hotel for two nights. The rooms are pretty standard. Each room has a balcony overlooking the water; an amazing view to wake up to every morning. Rooms were very clean, and the amenities were good. We made use of the hot tub while we were there. We found it surprising that the rooms were not loud, despite all the balconies - a welcome surprise! The beach is absolutely gorgeous. We took several strolls looking for tide pools. Spotted some starfish, eagles, a jelly fish, etc. We were VERY lucky on the last evening there, we were sitting on the balcony watching the sunset and we spotted a whale! We were told it's rare and they don't normally come so close to shore - but this made our entire trip. Phenomenal way to end our fantastic vacation! The restaurant is okay, the food is good, the service was very quick, no complaints. It looked like they were going to open a patio soon. For breakfasts they offer 20% off I think, which is an added bonus considering the room rates. Overall it was an enjoyable stay. I'd probably stay again. While you're in the area ? you must eat at Tacofino. We went to The Wolf and the Fog for dinner one night - the food there was incredible.

    5
    « Our first time in Tofino... ?????? »

    It's quite expensive... But to be fair, it's Tofino. Everything in moderation is expensive. We're not wealthy, but we felt it was worth the 500.00 and some dollars..!! We had a hotel room on ground level with beach front access, it also happened to be accessible to someone in a wheelchair. The washroom doors and door to the beach were Fairly larger for easier access.. In and out of rooms. No complaints what so ever.. The hotel is owned by aboriginal people on he area.. So if you provide your treaty card, they will reduce tax, but you have to purchase it through the hotel or make your status aware to the website you are purchasing or reserving that you are status. Because the hotel is based on the Pacific Ocean, it's breezy and a bit chilly at night. No air conditioning in the hotel rooms. Large condo style windows facing the ocean, and small sitting area outside your hotel room. Beds are so comfortable. But for us.. The best part was the beach... It's our first time to the ocean, and at night.. (It was a Friday) people sat down at the beach and there were several people around fires. Loved the vibes. We shared stories with people we met on the beach. The hotel is kid friendly. And pet friendly.we seen dogs frolicking on the beach... We were very very impressed. Jade helped us at the front... was very, very helpful and professional. Think he needs a raise.. ???????????? we will definetly be coming back if the chance presents itself. Thank you so much. ??

    4
    « Brilliant Location »

    The only room left was the Suite but as we needed somewhere to stay in Tofino so we paid the extra. This was fabulous but even the standard rooms all have sea views and large comfortable beds. This side of Vancouver island is expensive but the hotel restaurant was not excessive in our opinion and the chef was very good. The beach is beautiful and you have direct access. There are better surfing beaches further down as there are rocks and rips here. The staff are a bit hit and miss. Some were excellent but others not as proactive. Suspect they employ First Nation British Columbians and you have to accept you are long way (3-4 hours just from ferry) from the mainland. Going to sleep hearing the ocean is fantastic and did I mention the suites have a hot tub! Travelling across Vancouver island is so slow if you are used to British driving but this is a good base for the rainforest and walking the beaches. Tofino is quite hippy and laid back and there are lots of trips to see bears. Jamies Whaling is brilliant for the bear trip, informative and relaxed. Went to Uclelet which is more residential. The Black Rock is a modern spa hotel, more expensive and does not have direct beach access.

  • 3
    « 'Tiz Was', bit of a joke, especially on understanding customers !!! »

    This hotel/motel was booked for us by our travel agent and glad really that we were only there for two nights although the location was excellent and a first for my wife and daughter to be on a beach so close to the Pacific Ocean for the first time. What really annoyed me was that we were surrounded each day by young people on surf boards and because of the hotel parking being so close to the surf shop we were surrounded by surfers. The hotel itself is in a good location close to Tofino (if you are not a surfer) and our room was pretty basic for a disabled room although none of us are disabled !!!! Could not understand why we had been booked into a disabled room at all but we were not allowed to use the disabled parking space adjacent to the room which seemed a bit odd. The room itself was clean but not brilliant and had no safe and no free water but did manage to have free wi-fi. If you are a surfer then this hotel is for you but if not then I would chose another location in Tofino as I am sure there are others that cater for Brits on holiday on Vancouver Island. The only one good thing about the hotel is how close you are to the beach and the Pacific Ocean and Tofino itself.

    3
    « Gorgeous beachfront-bit pricey »

    Stayed for two nights in a king room located on second floor. Rooms are rustic but equipped with everything you need. View is amazing and it was nice to sleep with the patio door open at night, listening to the waves. The service we received was good. At $330/ night we have stayed at way more luxurious places but prices tend to be steep all over in Tofino.

    3
    « Watch out for the guy name Lee from front desk »

    The person in the front desk, specifically named Lee was not as friendly as others, he is not willing to help us at all and just showed nothing but bad attitude. Seems not interested with the guests concern at all...

    5
    « Beautiful view »

    The resort is right on the beach. It is a great place to explore the beach when the tide rolls out. We stayed in the executive suite on the third floor. The view was amazing. We kept the door open during the night to hear the ocean. The bed was so comfortable. We didn't use the kitchen but that option is there if you don't want to eat out. It is minutes to downtown Tofino.

    4
    « Lived it »

    Fab room opened onto a garden with views of the beach. Can't get very far without a car so if you like to walk the beach will have to do. Loved it here and will definitely return. Clean and modern. Only annoyance was the room key kept wiping and had to be reprogrammed on a daily basis

    3
    « A pleasant stay »

    The property was situated overlooking a protected beach and the rooms were clean and well appointed. We experienced problems with the key cards and the free wi-fi both of which were sorted out after a few visits to the reception area. The hot tub situated within the hotel seemed popular but more could have been made of the views.

    4
    « Idyllic on the Pacific Rim »

    A great place to relax with the family, with a quiet sandy beach, rock pools and plenty of nature nearby. Tofino is a 3 to 4 hour drive from the ferry at Nainamo, through a picturesque winding route that cuts across Vancouver Island. The hotel is comfortable without being deluxe. Check-in is a bit slow but polite. A great personal touch comes from two of the staff who cleaned the room, leaving cheerful greeting and other messages.

    5
    « Wonderful beach view and access »

    Homey but spectacular setting. If you don't have kids ask for a second or third floor room. Unique setting. Our second time staying there....it is an ideal place to stay for several days and to use as a home base for exploring Tofino and environs.

    4
    « Great view Friendly Staff »

    Large room with awesome view. Nice balconies for sitting, grills for cooking and a wonderful beach for exploring. While we were there, one washer was broken and it was inconvenient for a such a large property to only have one other working washer (with the requirement for multiple night bookings most people seemed to have the need to use laundry facilities.) The Staff was mostly helpful and I would definitely return to this property.

    5
    « Ocean View »

    This is a good hotel, the staff were welcoming and friendly and although the buildings seem somewhat dated, the restaurant appears to be fairly new. We were in a separate building to the main hotel and the view from the balcony was magnificent, looking out to sea with all the islands and across the beach. The room was large and very clean and comfortable and with a welcoming tray of cold meats, cheese and crackers in the fridge. Every day we returned to a note from housekeeping hoping we had enjoyed our day. After a day out you can have an enjoyable walk along the beach before dinner and watch the tide coming in. The slight downsides are that there is no air-con but the sea breeze makes up for that, there was a connecting door to the next room and no complimentary breakfast. These slight irritations aside it is still a great place to stay and ideally situated for Tofino, different beach areas and Ucluelet

  • 4
    « A Best Western on the beach, and pet friendly too »

    This Best Western is right on Mackenzie Beach in Tofino. They have several pet-friendly rooms, and these are popular with dog owners. In April, when we visited, the prices were reasonable, and we really enjoyed the views of the water and the direct access to the beach. The room was clean, the beds comfortable and the bathroom well laid out. There is some kind of First Nations affiliation with the hotel (they may own it), and there is considerable tribal painting and woodwork around the hotel. We did not have lunch or dinner in the restaurant, but did eat breakfast there. The breakfast was good, but pricier than a similar breakfast would have been in town, which is only a couple of minutes drive away. There are fancier establishments nearby, but this is the best value in the mid-range. And in high season, it may be fairly pricey.

    5
    « A good West Coast repeat experience »

    As part of our west coast experience I took my 2 sisters to this hotel for a one night stay. I had previously used it with my daughter and knew what to expect. We had a ground floor suite with kitchenette and separate bedroom. All rooms have a view of and easy walk out to MacKenzie Beach. Clean room, great location on the Pacific Rim highway close to Tofino. We used the restaurant for dinner when we arrived and also had breakfast there the next morning. Great breakfast, but check the offerings for dinner since it is a bit on the expensive side. We had a ton of fun, and were very pleased with the prompt service.

    3
    « Spectacular view and beach »

    Loved the location. The view was gorgeous. The beach is full of tidal pools and great for swimming. There was a lot to love about this place. Dogs were able to run free. The hotel itself is dated. There is no AC which normally wouldn't be an issue but this was a hot summer and we had a room overlooking the beach but there's no cross draft so you had to open your door to get it. It did get cool at night but there is a large campground right next to the hotel and by dinner time you had to shut your windows or your room was full of smoke from multiple campfires. So, fabulous grounds, but not a great place to stay.

    4
    « Great Location (with car) and Good Value »

    This hotel is in a beautiful location, fronting a long gently shelving sandy beach framed by wooded headlands, with small island outcrops completing the scene. Absolutely perfect for a relaxing time. Behind the beach, the hotel has pleasant (mainly lawned) grounds, and provides picnic tables, barbecue pits, and a small playground; whilst a paddle board school is also on site. This beach does not appear to be impacted by the big roller waves for which most of this coastline is popular. The hotel is built as a couple of two storey motel style accommodation blocks flanking a central airy reception and restaurant area. Internally the rooms are all fairly standard, and whilst clean and tidy could probably do with a refresh. The bedroom area is spacious, with two comfortable queen beds - it was lovely to fall asleep to the sound of the sea. The bathroom is relatively small, having sacrificed some space for a small kitchenette type area with a coffee maker, fridge and microwave. All have a patio/balcony with sea views, although on the balcony this was annoyingly partly obscured by a thick wooden safety rail running across the front, just at seated eye level. We were initially checked in to the block housing units numbered 301-310 and 401-410 but quickly realised that the balconies on this side receive very little sun. As we were staying 3 nights we moved to the block running parallel to the beach, which was much better. Despite its wonderful location the hotel is not without issues. The first of these will not be a problem if you have a car, as the hotel is about 3 kms out of town which, whilst walkable, becomes a chore after just one or two trips. There is a shuttle bus service run by the hotel, but in our experience this was a bit hit and miss - we had to chase up a driver more than once. However they did shuttle us to the local airport when we left, which was a great help. There is a bike hire place about 500 yards to the right along the main road - $30 for 4 hours. There is also a small shop and a coffee shop and shack style eatery here. We eat breakfast in the hotel each morning (charged separately) and it was fine. However we decided to have our evening meal in the dining room on the last of our 3 evenings and I encountered something entirely new to me. Having ordered, and in the middle of eating our first course, the waitress brought our main course along. When I asked for it to be taken away until we had finished the first course, she reacted as if this was an unheard of request, let alone good practice. We then had an entirely pleasant conversation about how the main course might be kept warm until we were ready for it. Bizarre! We paid around £105 (inc taxes) per night (room only) here and I have to say that at that price it was a bit of a bargain. We could have made more of our stay, and avoided some of the difficulties, if we had our own transport. I suspect that those arriving with a car will make much more of their stay. Lesson learned and passed on here.

    2
    « Smells like mildew/mold »

    The location of this hotel is amazing. But high season is $400/night for cheap 2 star room. The rooms leave much to be desired. Smells. The design of the rooms are odd...although they are ocean front, they are angled away from it so you miss out on the view. Even the head of the bed is towards the ocean so what you face the lodge on land. Frustrating. There are pictures of scary masks facing the bed at two angles looking directly at you-creepy. Bathroom, tiny, dinghy and smelly Carpet old, dark Old dark yellowish/ beige paint The size of the room is good, there is a sofa, but awkward placement Good size balcony with glass The beach and grass is huge and spectacular view No early check inn, cannot get in before 4pm-not even 3:30. Because its Tofino and books up fast, not a lot of options. Will not stay here again. If you can opt for Long Beach resort which is clean and amazing for close to same cost or Wik/ inn-luxury. Plan your stay around the hotel because it will make an enormous difference. For what it takes to get there. Nothing like reading in your clean cozy room watching the waves. Worth the extra $$. For what they charge they could invest in a major reno. They only made sure the lobby and grounds look good. The rest is neglected.

    4
    « Delightful Stay »

    Stayed last week and had a wonderful room with a view on the third floor. Yes, there is an elevator. Lacey at the front desk was welcoming and professional. Our room was large with a kitchenette and we had a direct view of the beach. There is no air conditioning but it is not needed. We had dinner at the restaurant and the food was as very good and the service was efficient. Good location minutes from downtown Tofino Many great walks on the beach and would not hesitate to go back.

    4
    « Tranquil family vacation »

    Awesome location. Great access to shoreline. Excellent rooms. Clean. No issues at all. Restaurant great for family. We stayed with our two teenage sons aged 14 and 15. They enjoyed it a lot. Did stand up paddle boarding and many beach walks. Restaurant has a good menu with plenty of options for audiotape and children. Close access to Tofino itself. Quaint town/village. Lovely stay. Would stay again if I visit the area.

    3
    « Good basic hotel with beautiful views »

    Beach view. Staff were very nice and tried to accommodate. Limited resources. Had requested folding lounge chairs to sit on the beach and they didn'have. Had 2 hot tubs which was great as someone was in one when I arrived in the room. Midway between the town and great hiking trails.

    2
    « Worst customer service ever! Canada Day week/weekend »

    We came on a Wednesday and stayed through till Saturday (Canada day being on the Friday). Don't get me wrong the beaches are gorgeous there and if you love surfing or any water activity this is the way to go. However after staying at Tin Wis - I recommend looking for an Air B&B. This place was SO overpriced for what you get. We had an ocean-view room and the ocean as I said is beautiful. The rooms were basic and I was traveling with a baby. Asked for a crib - and upon entering the room no crib. So we asked for one - it turned out to be a play pen, and the workers didn't even know how to install it. It took two of them to kind of figure it out till they asked me to do because I have a kid. Um.... No?! I am on holidays figure this out yourself. On-top of this the front desk people (guest services, greeters, whatever you want to call them were horrible). The girl who checked us in sent us on a wild goose chase for our room telling us to go in a different direction. When we asked for restaurant recommendations they couldn't give any, and when I asked for Canada Day things to do or any events - the one guy said 'I don't know, go into town and look'. It was pathetic. The girl looked horrendous for being a greeter. Dirty uniform, hair a mess, and was super rude. The guy - ditto. Looked more professional but his attitude wow! You should know what's happening in your town and places to eat that guest may like. Its called customer service for a reason. The restaurant in at Tin Wis was so over priced and the food was sub-par. Definitely not worth it by any means. Just go into town and you'll have a much better time. So other then the beach being beautiful - the hotel was a complete joke. Overpriced, horrible staff, not good service, just a bad place to be.

    4
    « Good »

    The sheets are white and everything looked clean. Is not a pretentious hotel; however it has a gorgeous location and view. The bathroom is relatively new and all was neat when we arrived. I definitely recommend it, as a best value with comfort in town

  • 2
    « Soooo overpriced! »

    Stayed here for Canada day weekend & while I can appreciate that prices go up for a busy weekend, what we paid was extortionate. We actually booked through TripAdvisor and made the mistake of booking before realising that the price was not the total for two nights (as all the other listings were!!! Thanks TripAdvisor!) but for each night! So annoyed at ourselves. The per night price was even expensive when we thought it was for two nights!!! We won't be making that mistake again. In any case, the hotel. It is very hard to identify as a best western and so we were confused coming there as to whether we were in the right place. The location is nice, right on the beach but a little far for a walk into town. The room was so basic though, nothing to warrant the extortionate price we paid. It looks like (is) a motel! Furthermore the staff at breakfast were so bad and left us waiting for way too long for everything. They gave us breakfast vouchers that made it seem like they were giving us a good deal, but the offerings were just a little too mean - no choice of how to cook the eggs, no options on the "healthy" breakfast etc. Piss poor in my opinion. Would not go back.

    2
    « Canada day weekend »

    Was definitely not worth the expense of what we paid for it. Pretty basic rooms and decor pretty dated. The scenery was nice. The staff at breakfast were not attentive and we were left to wait for far too long.

    4
    « Enjoyed Our Stay »

    My Husband and I had a wedding to attend at the Botanical Gardens in Tofino, so the Tin Wis Resort was the logical choice, as it is within walking distance of the gardens. We visited other resorts in the area and were very happy with our choice. Great location on the beach with a view of the ocean from every room. So relaxing to sit out on the balcony with our favourite drink or take a walk along the beach. Not all resorts have restaurants, so this was another plus for the Tin Wis. We didn't have the opportunity to eat dinner there, but the breakfasts were fantastic and the service was great. The veggie omelet is highly recommended. The rooms were well maintained, although, the first morning, my room cleaning request (as per the card left in the room) was ignored. The dirty towels were removed, but not replaced and the light bulb in the bathroom wasn't replaced. The rooms could use a bit of updating as well. I couldn't figure out what the black floor was....it almost looked like driveway sealer had been applied over ceramic tile? The grounds are very well maintained and every employee we came in contact with was very friendly. I would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Never Disappoints »

    This was our 4th stay at the TIn Wis since 2006 and things just get better. The hotel is run by the local First Nations community under the Best Western franchise and they have continually developed and improved the site over the years. Every room has an ocean view and it is stunning especially on a sunny, cloudless day and a walk along McKenzie beach is very therapeutic. The rooms are nicely maintained and have coffee/tea making facilities and the all important mini-fridge. Sitting on the balcony overlooking the ocean with a glass (or two) of BC white wine is my favourite pastime. There is a self serve launderette on site which is useful for long term travellers. The whole staff from reception down to housekeeping are wonderfully welcoming, helpful and efficient. The restaurant, has recently been renovated and the breakfast and dinner choices are very favourable. The cooking is superb with local ingredients where possible. This was probably our last visit to Tofino and we shall treasure our memories at the Tin Wis forever

    4
    « Probably not worth the money »

    This is a nice hotel with most of the amenities. Our room had a balcony with a great view of the ocean. Well appointed but a bit over priced. It had the look that some folks were not taking care of the little things, especially the walkways to your room.

    5
    « Beautiful location overlooking beach »

    Beautiful location overlooking beach and islands on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Relaxing atmosphere with friendly helpful staff. close to Tofino from where a number of site seeing tours can be undertaken from Whale watching to walks on an uninhabited island.

    4
    « Peaceful location »

    Spent a weekend at this hotel. Had stayed before 20 years ago. The location can't be beat. Right on MacKenzie Beach. Super quiet location. No traffic noise. Only a couple of other resorts in the area, so beach was pretty secluded and sheltered. Every room faces the water with either a balcony or patio. We had a kitchenette, but found out the next morning the fridge was not working, so lost all our food. Housekeeping was very quick to respond when we asked for extra pillows and blankets. On-site restaurant had windows on three sides, so terrific views. Lots of dinner choices including fresh seafood, but server did not tell us of grilled halibut, which I would have ordered had I known it was available. Had breakfast buffet on our last morning, but was disappointed no fruit and limited veggies offered. Wifi signal was not very strong.

    5
    « Peaceful sea views with direct access to the beach. »

    We spent three nights at the Tin Wis and enjoyed our stay. We were in a first floor room in an adjacent but separate accommodation block, overlooking the sea. The bed and bedding were supremely comfortable. The room was spotlessly clean and had a small fridge, a microwave, a coffee maker and a kettle. We also had a balcony with chairs and there was a seating area in the room itself. Wifi was free. There was a much appreciated laundry room downstairs. The first wee box of washing powder was free, obtained from reception. Another of the downstairs rooms had a soft drinks vending machine and an ice maker. There were gas BBQs for guest use. And a gym! Staff were welcoming and friendly. We enjoyed the wee notes the cleaning ladies left us each day. The restaurant served good food. Breakfast portions were especially generous. Tin Wis, though a Best Western branded establishment, is owned and run by First Nation people. There is an attached business offering paddle boarding tuition. Wildlife, especially the avian variety, abounds. We saw Ospreys, bald eagles and - highlight of my visit, a humming bird. Another first for us was the Tsunami warning information! I'm pretty sure this is a very rare occurrence. Tofino is a very relaxing place and we'd happily stay at the Tin Wis again.

    4
    « Stunning views from every room »

    If you want the ,"wow", factor of MacKenzie Beach, look no further. Great location for a short drive to the lovely hamlet of,Tofino, Long Beach and others. The finer details of Tin Wis need to be polished up. Paint chips along landings, rooms a little dated. If your looking for a place to eat, you would be well advised to eat off site. The Tin Wis restaurant was average at best. Service was very poor and value for money was best spent elsewhere. Sorry folks.

    5
    « Great Place to Stay »

    It is not possible to beat the view from your room and access to a lovely Pacific Ocean beach. The international staff including many First Nations people enrich the experience. The food in the restaurant is very good. Can't wait to go back.

  • 5
    « Spectacular location »

    Our group was very pleasantly surprised with our visit to the Tin Wis. The location and the rooms exceeded our expectations. The staff were friendly and the facility well maintained. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The view....stunning! The location is close to Tofino and provides easy access to the road for exploring the area. The restaurant is not an "excellent" but it is still very good and fairly reasonably priced with responsive staff.

    4
    « RIGHT ON THE OCEAN »

    This is a very nice resort. There seems to be an older part and a newer part. We were in the older part, ground floor, because we took our small dog. The location is incredible. We could lie in bed and look at the ocean and the beach. The beach there is spectacular but plan on wearing warmer clothing as even in summer it is rarely a sunbathing beach. Plan go for the scenery. The hotel was very clean, staff was very friendly, always smiling and acknowledging the guests. Check in was great. Grounds are kept up. It is off the main road so it is quiet, only the sound of the surf. The restaurant is very good. We ate at several places in Tofino but kept returning the the dining room at the hotel. Just an added note, it is fairly expensive to eat out in Tofino. No family style restaurants. In summary I recommend this hotel we will return.

    4
    « Brilliant location »

    Stayed here for 3 nights and were pleased with its location. The room overlooked a nice sandy beach and was convenient for both Tofino and walks in the national park (especially Long Beach). The room offered microwave, fridge, coffee maker and a kettle. This kitchen area was a little cramped as was the bathroom. The bed was comfortable. There is an on-site bistro which we used one night but the meal was 'average' compared to some of the restaurants in Tofino.

    4
    « Stunningly beautiful »

    amazing view, with very comfortable beds. Great service from all staff. Mackenzie beach is stunningly beautiful and Tin Wis fits in beautifully. Walks on the beach.....solving the worlds problems or yours is a must! It peaceful and the nature surrounding you calms the soul

    5
    « Fantastic Site and Hotel »

    Add a very nice stay in Tofino, staff helpful and attentive. Nice room and very good food. Site was great.beaches all over in Tofino and the waves are great for surfing and if you havent tried , well its the to start . I recommend this Hotel for your stay in Tofino,BC.

    5
    « This is some place-with customer care to match!!! »

    This hotel has many things going for it. Imagine wakening up to the sound of the Pacific-Ocean - yes, its that close, just outside your room. What a view!! Bald eagles circle overhead, the gentle lapping of the waves encourage an early morning swim at a pristine beach on our(patio) doorstep. And that was just the first day. The well-appointed room spotless, a most comfortable bed, and the promise of a dream vacation, we could only look back and say "We should have booked for longer" This hotel knows all about customer care, it knows how inviting it is to come back, it knows that the high standards they have set earlier are still maintained. But, with management who lead from the front, and with a staff that recognise that, this hotel goes from strength to strength. It cannot be more clear. Other hotels take note -- the Best Western Tin Wis is at the top of the game.

    4
    « Good but could be better »

    In many ways this hotel is pretty good - location on McKenzie beach is ideal if you don't mind being a couple of km out of the town - rooms are clean and face the fantastic beach view - car parking is plentiful and free - they will shuttle you into town if you ask. So the not so good bits - no air con in rooms, which are a bit dated - restaurant service a bit confused and the food is not great. All in all though, an OK place to stay in Tofino, which as a place we loved.

    5
    « The place to stay in Tofino. »

    This has to be one of the best hotels I have stayed at in my travels around British Columbia. The staff were amazing , the food was great , the room nice and comfortable, the views from our room spectacular..... would I stay there again- in a heart beat.

    4
    « Prime location for spectacular views »

    We enjoyed the room, it's beautiful view, and the walks on the beach. Rooms were great except that the internet was slow, especially in the evening. Otherwise, I would give it 5 stars. However, we didn't come for spending time on the internet. Sitting on the patio or on one of the benches down by the beach in the evening is the ultimate in relaxation. We ate dinner at the restaurant. Okay but we liked Jack's Waterfront pub better.

    4
    « Comfortable and well located »

    The rooms all face the beach and are comfortable and well-appointed. Great views of the beach, very pretty area. We enjoyed our time here. Beeing from the east coast of Australia I was totally excited that the sun set over the ocean and Tofino was a great place to see that!

  • 5
    « Excellent spot. »

    Friendly,helpful staff and a fantastic location. Every room seems to have a view to die for. If you are a group of younger people or are with kids pick a ground level room for quick and easy access to the beach. If you are a couple or a bit older pick an upper floor room for a bit better view. Room rates can very dramatically depending on time of year and how full the hotel is.

    5
    « Location, location »

    My wife and I spent three nights here and were delighted with our choice. The view from the rooms (all of them beachside) was spectacular. Mackenzie Bay is one of the prettiest in the area, the beach is sandy and the water shallow (but very cold - I will wear a wetsuit next time!). Rather too many unleashed dogs around for my liking, but that is my only quibble. The hotel is attractive and well designed. It has a good restaurant with a somewhat limited range of choices, and although the waiters were friendly they were not always very efficient (exception made for the maître d'). There is plenty of parking space but it is a pity that there is no possibility of hiring a bike on the premises. If in the area again, we would definitely return.

    5
    « Nice Hotel with beach access »

    Hotel is really clean and in a lovely location right on Makenzie Beach, all rooms have a view of the beach too and a patio or balcony to sit on and watch the sun go down (or come up!) Our room had a fridge and microwave which was very handy. Check in and check out was smooth and efficient and there is complimentary coffee, fruit and cookies in the lobby in the mornings. We enjoyed our stay here.

    4
    « glorious view and access of sea »

    Visited - end of May (sunny/periodic clouds) Room: -1st floor (since pet friendly rooms are only on 1st floor) but patio was directly open to the water. -sunset is beautiful. -Made use of the bath tub but was a bit shallow for our liking. -Made use of quick coffee maker, but many espresso options in town if you have time. (we didn't) Facilities -the only thing we wanted to use was the hot tub but it was under maintenance and mechanic didn't work on sunday ( -1 star) Did not try the restaurant - too many options in the village center :)

    3
    « Tofino for our niece's wedding »

    This area is a beautiful setting for a beach wedding. We found the staff at the Best Western Tin Wis to be friendly and a special acknowledgment to Tabitha for all her help with my niece's wedding dinner and to Chloe our breakfast server.

    5
    « A hotel on a nice beach just outside of Tofino »

    We spent the Victoria day weekend at this resort. It is a nice hotel right on a nice sandy beach. It is a good family resort. The rooms are good and the staff is very helpful. It was nice to be able to walk on the beach and watch the families playing and having bonfires on the beach.

    5
    « First visit in BC. »

    We spent 6 nights and we were very happy about it. Clean, confortable, quiet and well located. Dinner menu would be better with more selections. It is a bit limited if you do not like garlic. The view on the beach is beautiful and people gather on the beach to watch the sunset. One last note. All aspects of the service were excellent.

    3
    « Beautiful view/property, lacking something.. »

    Just returned home from our stay in Tofino, so everything is nice and fresh! I will try to lay it out easily for you to read! Location: Not ideal unless you A) have a car or B) want complete serenity. Both are fine, but both are not what we wanted. No fault of the resort! Beach was STUNNING and we loved taking walks, and viewing the sunset from the rocks each night. Room: We were upgraded to a King room with a kitchenette. SUPER happy about this. We didn't realize how expensive this trip would add up, and with Beaches Grocery a 5 min walk away we were able to make dinners in the room. Bathtub left something to be desired. There were strange yellow stain markings on the bottom of the tub, and the shower head didn't have a whole lot of pressure. Everything was nice and quiet, and we were able to hear the waves as we slept. Another downside was the fireplace in the room didn't work.. Too bad! (Also.. we went to wash our clothes in the laundry room but that was broken too) WIFI: Terrible. But...get off your phones! Restaurant: Breakfast far surpasses dinner. We went down more than once, but I wasn't quite as happy with dinner. I was thrilled to see there were vegan/vegetarian options available but they were incredibly limited. As far as my servers were able to tell me, the only vegan thing was a salad. A bit unfortunate as the menu states vegan options available. I did order the Mushroom burger for dinner and while delicious (and vegetarian but not vegan), the water from the mushroom drowned all of my fries. This was after I dumped the pool of water from the cap into an empty glass. Also, the service was a bit lacking. Really the only words I heard from servers other than when I had a question were "Ready?" and "Done?" Wish it was a bit friendlier, that's all. Overall Service: Found it a bit lacking. We asked about a cab to take us to our Tofino Bus and the response we got was "well, there's only one..so you'll have to call early and they don't take reservations" Which is fine.. but no other suggestions were made. Then another gentleman came out and said "We do have a shuttle.. but we don't always have drivers so I wouldn't count on it." However, we asked a different person the next day who gladly said "oh let me check for you, we have a schedule of who can drive". Not quite sure why the other two didn't care to tell us that, or help us at all. I truly hate to sound like I'm complaining, but I have worked in hotels before and I wanted to share my experience. I still thoroughly enjoyed my trip and I appreciate the help we did receive. We will return to Tofino, but probably to a different hotel. The amenities did not match the cost.

    5
    « A Romantic Getaway in peaceful Tofino »

    This was the first big trip I'd taken with my partner so staying in a nice location was paramount. This hotel was recommended to me by my parents and I am glad I listened to them. Finding the hotel was easy and parking was abundant. Check in was smooth and easy. Our room was on the ground floor and extremely comfortable. The view was worth all the money - being able to just step outside the door and be on the grass was perfect. Bed was very comfortable and the kitchenette was well stocked. The beach is shared with other hotels and is public but that's okay, it was very lovely to sit outside with a fire and the stars. The staff were excellent and always friendly and accomodating. Drawbacks were the menu at the restaurant - with so many places to eat it was too expensive and too fussy. And there were no board games like they advertised in the booklet in our room, which would've been nice to borrow. These drawbacks are tiny compared to the overall stay. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to get away. I know I will be back.

    5
    « Tin Wis Resort »

    When my niece from NB and I arrived at the Tin Wis, I thought it was a fairly new property. I hadn't been to Tofino for almost 20 years, but when I asked I found out the hotel was 20 years old. It looked immaculate and much younger. The location is breath-taking, the beach amazing and the amenities very good. The room was the usual high standard BW, breakfast was tasty and fresh, and the staff wonderfully friendly and helpful. The setting was further enhanced by West Coast native art, inside and out.

  • 4
    « Family downtime »

    Our first stay at the Best Western, Tin Wis Resort and we were not disappointed. Location was great and our ground floor kitchenette was perfect. It was great to have hot tub, laundry and restaurant services. We would most definitely stay here again.

    4
    « Nice view »

    Clean, good view but poor internet Our Family stayed at Best Western Tin Wis for three nights. Good location, facing ocean, nice view, we could cross the slide window and walk on the beach. Room is clean, but kind of small. One thing we're not satisfied is the internet speed, very slow, seems the slowest speed I have ever experienced when I stayed in North American hotels.

    4
    « Right on the beach »

    Beautiful location, awesome 1st nation staff whose favourite saying is "of course!"nice decor. Only disappointment was hot tub closed due to shortage of towels. Dinner at restaurant was delicious, close to trails on long beach

    4
    « A Family Favourite »

    My family meets annually for a reunion in Tofino, and we always visit Tin Wis at least once for a meal, usually breakfast. Prices are especially good compared to other places in the area. The meal is always fresh and hearty, but a big part of the appeal is that the place is staffed by local First Nations people. We invariably receive great service and enjoy conversations with the delightful wait staff. Leave some time to enjoy the gorgeous view and the lovely beach out front. Lots of free parking.

    3
    « Ok stay- great view from room, clean, bad wifi, expensive »

    Positive- The room was big, comfortable and clean, with a great view to the beach. Location was also great, free parking near the room, microwave and fridge, coffee machine was nice and the Chai tea. Negative- the wifi was really bad, we could hardly use it. I believe it was blocked to watching videos. The price was too expensive, did not match room value. Also, they charge 200$ amiunt locked in your credit card until you leave. The girl in the ftont desk said it was mandatory, in case i want to eat in the restaurant there. I found that strange. Also no breakfast included. It was nice but will not come back, there are nicer places in Tofino.

    4
    « Enjoyable stay with great view »

    We stayed here two nights and thought maybe three but the weather decided for us. Two nights it would be. The room was an end unit with large balcony overlooking the islands in the ocean. In short, quite spectacular. The bed was enjoyable and lots of room with a table and small sofa to put your feet back. Sadly the fireplace didn't work and this became an issue as there was no heat in this room at night. May in Tofino had brought in some very strong winds and chilled one to the bone. To make up for this they did have extra blankets. This room had a small kitchenette that we used and enjoyed this convenience. There is a restaurant on site but we enjoyed our breakfasts in the room. The grounds around the resort are very beautiful and many partake in the stroll on the beach. They had just assembled a kids' playground and there are two BBQ stations as well. We never made it to the hot tub (too busy hiking). Overall we really enjoyed our stay here but we did have one complaint - our delayed check-in. We arrived a little early and they were keen at passing off another room for us. We looked at it but asked to see the room we booked. We decided to wait for it. Strangely it seemed to take longer (40 minutes longer than the 4 pm check in time) and we were getting perplexed. The staff could sense this and finally got our room with an apology (free coffee and cookies in the lobby helped). They mentioned that they had a convention there and pointed out that even the restaurant wasn't serving a full menu. We just thought that if you booked a room, it shouldn't take so long. Still we liked this place and would highly recommend it.

    1
    « Loveless Cooking »

    Absolutely the worst food and service ever! Food arrives less than 10 minutes after ordering ...but dessert never arrived after an hour ?? We never did receive our drinks .. The servers where more interested in standing around gossiping amongst themselves; seemed like it is being run by school age children

    3
    « Location fantastic, hotel average »

    After a very long five hour drive from Victoria this hotel needed to be something special. Sadly it wasn't. Looks very native Canadian Indian as you approach, all heavy wooden structures and pillars. This hotel is right on the beach, just steps away from the sand. All rooms appear to have balconies with two chairs and sea views. Receptionist was welcoming and seemed efficient. There are no lifts so if you have problems, make sure you have a ground floor room. The rooms are fine for two people but there are bed settees in each rooms and with that down, it would be a squash. Large bed which I found comfortable but my husband thought was noisy, it seemed to have a waterproof cover on the mattress. Pillows were also comfortable. The bathroom was small with room for only one person at a time. You have to close the door to get in the shower, saying that, there were plenty of towels and hot water, toiletries supplied. There is no safe in the room but free wifi, slow but you are way out. Tea/coffee making and a microwave and empty fridge. Plenty of drawer space for two and small open wardrobe. There is a laundry room on site and a hot tub. We ate in the restaurant one night and one breakfast. Can't recommend it I'm afraid. Service was slow and food was very average for both meals. Eat out if you can.

    5
    « The best relaxation »

    This is my type of place. My dog loves the beach and every room has a view of water and sunset. It is affordable accommodation to boot. This might be one of the best combinations best western has to offer. Nature, surfing, beach play....... You are in civilization yet you are a beach comber. I come back from there refreshed. You can skip restaurants by getting a room with a kitchenette and all rooms have an outside seating area. I return to Tin Wis ritualistically like the salmon to their spawning ground. Pure happy experience!

    4
    « Very Nice ~ "Pet Friendly" »

    Being new to BC, I wanted to explore the province; and booked a getaway starting in Tofino. I should start by saying the long drive there offers outstanding scenery! We arrived at 3:00pm and were checked in by very friendly and helpful staff. The fresh cookies were a nice treat after the drive. We had a ground floor end unit in the main building; and as we were travelling with "Dolly", this was perfect. A large room, looking over very large grounds to the beach. The room was clean and the bed very comfortable. The property is well maintained and our walks along the beach very enjoyable. Highly recommended!

  • 4
    « Great location, fantastic room. »

    We had a wonderful stay at this resort, the location is idyllic. We will be returning for sure. The beach is beautiful, it's shared with 2 other resort properties but very peaceful and quiet. Pet friendly. The only thing that I would like to see at this resort is better care of the hot tubs and the addition of a pool for kids.

    4
    « Most Enjoyable »

    The sunsets and the walks along the beach were the best. All rooms look over the ocean our room was with airmiles so a bit older than the rest of the rooms on the resort. The staff was friendly, food and service in the restaurant was good. I would recommend a stay at the Tin Wis Resort. The Wifi was very slow slow.

    4
    « Nice and quiet »

    Tin Wis Resort is a nice hotel. The room was clean and quiet with nice decor. Queen beds and pillows are nice and comfy. We enjoyed sitting on the deck with our dinner watching the waves roll in. All the rooms have a nice view. There is a big grassy area for children and pets to play. The hotel is on a nice sandy beach and is a short drive to Tofino. Our room had free WIFI, a mini fridge and coffee maker. We did not eat at the hotel restaurant. My boys enjoyed the hot tub however, we found the fitness room to be too hot and humid for a workout. (its above the hot tub room)

    4
    « wonderful Storm Watching experience »

    My husband enjoyed a 3 day stay at this very comfortable Inn right on the edge of a Bay on the Pacific West Coast of Vancouver Island. We could hear the wind and the waves rolling in while we sipped a glass of wine in our room with Fireplace, sofa, king size bed plus, plus kitchenette. The dining room is spacious with surround windows to enjoy the ocean views. Low Tide allows for easy strolling on the beach and finding shells & driftwood and watching surfers catch the wave. The Menue is varied and delious.

    5
    « Magical...utterly magical »

    Walked in around 6pm on off chance they may have a room and could have received better service. Room was glorious..overlooking beach and stunning sunset. Dinner in the restaurant was lovely..a beautiful setting and breakfast good. Will go back for sure.

    5
    « Tons of smiles! »

    You will come the first time for the view but will come back for all the smiles from the staff. Comfortable room with kettle and microwave which we used for dinner left overs. Nice to see lots of First Nations employees on this site that was a Residential School. We loved the total non smoking even on balconies. The restaurant was reasonable for Tofino prices.

    4
    « Retired Xray »

    This was the first experience at a BW resort and it proved to be very good in all aspects. All the staff are very friendly and helpful. The ocean view from the room balcony was very beautiful whether with sunshine or mist. The internet can be a bit iffy but who wants to be constantly on a computer when the scenery is so magnificent. Only the dinner at the restaurant was experienced. It would have been helpful if the menu options were varied more. The taste and presentation of the selection was very good and Kudos to the chef.

    4
    « Great place to stay »

    The Tin Wis is located on a beautiful beach, all of the rooms face the water. It is very convenient, just off the highway but it feels like you are in the forest. The rooms are very comfortable and the restaurant is great. There are bbq's available if you would like to bbq. We stayed there the last week of April, I highly recommend that time. The rainy season has ended and the official tourist season does not begin til May 1st. We had beautiful sunny skies and no tourists.

    4
    « Walk to the ocean. First floor with the ocean views. »

    Great location. Ocean access from the first floor room. Just step outside the window and it takes minutes to walk to the shore line. Great view and the sound of the ocean. Rooms are ok. Excellent views from the first floor.

    4
    « Great Location »

    Room was very clean with a great view of the beach and sunset. Comfortable King-sized bed. Good sized balcony with chairs. and Kitchenette was complete and adequate for the job. Staff were very friendly. Definitely would recommend and will return.

  • 4
    « Pet Friendly »

    Spent 2 nights at Tin Wis and we were extremely satisfied with our stay. The "pet friendly" room was clean and fresh with no signs of wear and tear. The human aspect of the Tin Wis has been well reviewed on this site from the friendliness of the staff to the satisfaction of the rooms but just wanted to reassure guests, bringing their pets, to have no hesitation. They definitely do welcome well behaved pets.

    4
    « Wonderful local, at half the price of it's fancy neighbour »

    This is of course a Best Western so it is what it is. However, it has a wonderful position, rooms look right-on the beach, and it is very close to the little town of Tofino, but far away to be nice and quiet. Room are adequate and service pleasant.

    2
    « Simply Not that Great »

    To start, the check in process was complicated due to the disorganization of the front office. As if that wasn't enough, I had to pay a $100 damage deposit while others behind me didn't. Moving on from that, the room was pretty basic, but it had a wonderful view, was very clean and the room temperature was perfect. The Reasturant was pretty bad, we waited 45 minutes for our food, which nearly caused us to be late for a wedding. For some reason the reasturant offers large and small sized drinks, which is strange because it holds itself to a lower standard by doing that. The service was slow and not that great, a little to casual if you will. We needed to flag our waitress down for everything we needed, than she looked horrified when we asked for our change back once we paid for our bill.

    5
    « Beautiful and relaxing »

    My daughter and I stayed for four nights at this hotel. The view is beautiful. The hotel quiet and comfortable. The restaurant was a great place to eat and the service was great both for dinner and breakfast. I would highly recommend dinning there.

    4
    « Great spot, close to town »

    Everyone at this resort were very helpful, accommodating and friendly! The restaurant and rooms have a great view of the ocean, and the rooms were very clean. A little far to walk into town (although possible) so we drove in, but would be very quick to bike!

    5
    « Every room has an ocean view »

    Our stay in Tofino was highlighted by the Best Western Tin Wis. Located right on McKenzie beach with a spectacular view of the ocean, and close to all the sights, including downtown Tofino. The room was clean, with a flatscreen TV, fridge, microwave and Kurig coffee maker. The restaurant attached was a bit expensive but the food was good. Located on first nations land, this best Western is owned and operated by the first nations with decorative native art and full of spirit.

    5
    « Wonderful place to stay »

    We stayed from Tuesday to Friday. We had reservations so check in was a breeze. We were on the second floor and the view from our balcony was amazing. We arrived later in the afternoon and the tide was out. We had to go for a walk on the beach. We returned to the beach later that evening to enjoy a great sunset. Woke up the next morning the tide is in and everything looks different. Another walk down to the beach to explore. The room was great, king bed, TV, bar fridge and coffee maker. There was real milk/cream in the fridge for the morning coffee (an added bonus that was appreciated). The only issue was the WiFi was slow but we were told that this is an issue everywhere in Tofino area. And why would you spend hours on the internet when the great outdoor calls. Would recommend staying here

    4
    « If traveling with a pet, highly recommended. »

    Overall a clean and nice place to stay. By booking through a booking agent, I lost my 10% discount as offered for being is Bcaa member. My advise, book direct at the hotel. The staff is friendly, and very helpful. If you travel with a pet, I highly recommend this place.

    4
    « God's country »

    Spectacular view from room. Just what we needed to get away. service was excellent. Been here before and will return. Truly a religious experience. Walking the beach, hearing the roar of the surf. Visiting the local shops and galleries. Roy Vicker's gallery is a must see for local native.

    5
    « You gotta go visit »

    Part of the excitement in driving to Tofino/Ucluelet is the drive, we always start off by stopping at the Starbucks in Port Alberni for coffee to go. Double cup it as you want to keep it warm until you get to the pull-in about 35 - 40k from Port Alberni, its just before you start the drive across the mountains, you can't miss it as it the first pull-in you will come across. This is a very informative site with a lot of info on the big Forest fire that occurred in the area and washroom:-) Don't rush the next 80k as there are a stack of places to pull-in and take photos, anything from rushing white water rapids to cliff hanging heart stopping roads. At the Tofino/Ucluelet junction there is a great info centre, make a right turn and head toward Tofino 20k. TinWis is on your left hand side just before you get to Tofino, its on McKenzie Beach. WARNING - you may never want to leave, we have stayed at all the resorts on McKenzie Beach and have many time phoned in work sick. Tinwis is great and is pet friendly, rooms are average a little overpriced but then everything is at a resort. The restaurant is a must, we prefer it for an evening meal, just to sit and watch the sun go down.

  • 4
    « A nice time. »

    We stayed here for from Wednesday to Monday. Check in was easy, reservation on file, they had everything ready for us. Lots of parking, easy to get to. Room was nice, a little bit worn in different areas. Time to up grade patio doors. Nice view from the room to the ocean. Walking on the beach very nice to do. Great to go out when tide is down to go explore around the rocks and island. Restaurant had great food. Not too expensive. Some of the staff needs a lil bit more skills in service, talking to the public. Overall we were pleased.

    5
    « Wonderful Experience »

    A wonderful experience staying at a four star hotel owned and operated by a First Nations band in BC. The experience was first class from the accomodations, through the food and restaurant experience. Not to mention the view and opportunity to experience the Pacific Ocean at your door step. A Must experience for everyone.

    4
    « Beautiful sunset and beach »

    This hotel is right on the beach, with view of the ocean, and islands and sunsets and surfing. Awesome beach combing when the tide is out. Very relaxing. Stayed during the off season, and it was quiet, so not sure how it would be mid summer. Staff was friendly and efficient, food in the restaurant excellent. Lots of grassy grounds to sit on, or beach or your balcony and close to Tofino.

    3
    « Tin Wis Tofino »

    We recently stayed at this hotel. Rooms are outstanding as they all face the ocean with a great beach in front of you. The rest of the experience is a little second rate. You walk into a nice lobby, but the service at the front desk is very slow. The restaurant is attempting to be a 5 star, but it sorrily lacks from both a food and service perspective. The hotel claims to have a spa. This is a very dark room with 2 dated hot tubs in it. The free WiFi is far too slow to be usable. My suggestion is stay here but get out for all other activities. .

    4
    « Could be so much better »

    We have been to Tofino a number of times but this time around we decided to try the BWTW. The location is superb and as far as I could see all the rooms have a magnificent view, with amazing sunsets from your own balcony. I have read some of the other reviews but we had no problems booking or checking in. Our room (on the top floor) was large, spacious, comfortable (especially the beds) and very clean on arrival. That standard of cleanliness was maintained throughout our stay. No problems parking either. Amenities in the room were up to standard. My only reservation (and the reason I have not given it the 5th star) is that breakfast in the on-site restaurant was a let down. I always like to give people the benefit of the doubt, but really, some (not all) of the restaurant staff seemed to be walking around in a daze the whole time. The hotel was reasonably busy but far from crowded and there seemed to be no reason why breakfast took so long to serve. One waitress did apologize on one occasion for a particular problem regarding orders that caused a delay. We therefore went back a couple of times thinking the delay was a one-off problem but it wasn't. This is a great shame as the restaurant is on the sea front, has beautiful views and could be a real asset for the hotel. It seemed to me that this was really a management issue and that some training in customer service was required. As a frequent traveller, one thing you get used to in hotels is a safe in the room. There was none here. Let me be clear - this was nothing to do with the staff. The only issue we had was that it was apparent that there were plenty of people who would come and use the BW car park and the beach even if they weren't staying at the hotel. Access to the beach through the BW site from the main highway was very easy.

    4
    « A Great Hotel »

    A very good and clean hotel. The rooms facing the ocean are a big plus. The whole ambience in and outside is very nice. We would recommend this hotel anytime. We like Best Western hotels but this one has real character.

    5
    « A little piece of paradise »

    This is a lovely place to staff. The restaurant is a perfect place to sit and relax while enjoying a lovely meal. I have stayed here several times and the views from any of the rooms are truly spectacular. This is my favorite place to stay in this area. It is affordably priced and the staff take good care of you.

    5
    « Great Weekend Stay in Tofino »

    We came for two nights at the Best Western Tin Wis. All rooms overlook Mackenzie Beach and with our room on the ground floor and with a sliding glass patio door, we are mere seconds from the beach. They have a surf rental shop at the hotel which we rented from. Very convenient. The beds were very comfortable. Room well appointed. Can't wait to go back with our dog as they are pet friendly. The number of dogs on the beach was cool. Restaurant food for breaky was good. We ate dinners in town. The wifi is not great but I recently read in a newspaper that Telus promises better wifi for the community. Obviously, its not the hotel's issue. Will definitely go back.

    5
    « Beautiful »

    Was pleasantly surprised of the quality of this hotel. The staff were super friendly and the service was awesome. Every room has a fantastic view of the ocean and beach. Thank you for putting on a wonderful sunset! Truly amazing :)

    4
    « Beautiful Location »

    Lovely stay, beautiful beaches, walking, hiking, bike friendly. Would recommend for business, pleasure and families. Tofino and Uclulet are a gem. Unique mix of fishermen, first nations, hippies and 20 something surfers.

  • 5
    « FABULOUS LOCATION »

    We just loved being able to leave our patio door open and hear the waves crashing in at night and have a cup of coffee in the morning, overlooking the ocean! The staff - both at the reception and in the restaurant - were extremely friendly.

    5
    « Location, Location, Location! »

    We have stayed in the Tofino area dozens of times as it is our "go to" spring break destination but this was our first time trying out Best Western Tin Wis. We found the room to be tastefully decorated and clean with amazing ocean views. The staff was SO friendly, both upon check-in and check-out. The price was reasonable, especially with the location. I would recommend this hotel and I would stay here again.

    5
    « March 2016 »

    Spiritual ~ Whether by the ocean, which is out your front door, or at the restaurant, in your hotel room or walking the grounds, Tin Wis is comfortable, calm & forgiving of all your thoughts and stresses. The staff are genuine, caring & want your stay to be perfect. The restaurant was fun and the servers were so sweet ... We loved our stay. Thank You!

    4
    « Beautiful location, decent value »

    This hotel has an excellent location, walk out door to ocean, internet is lousy but I'm sure due to location, hotel is average, beds not too comfortable, both of us got sore backs, it is an older hotel that has had upgrades, only meals we ate there were breakfast, which was decent and good value, would stay there again.

    5
    « Secret paradise »

    We selected this hotel because of the Best Western brand and were not disappointed. We chose a kitchenette as we knew the cost of dining in the area as notoriously expensive. It was set up perfectly for the two of us. The water pressure on the 3rd floor was good, but the internet connection was painfully slow. I believe all the rooms had little balconies facing the ocean, too. I was a bit annoyed at the 4:00 check in but that couldn't be helped. It gave us an opportunity to cruise into town and see the area. All the rooms have ocean views and the view was amazing, even on the cloudy days. The beach access was perfect for strolling. We were surprised with a rainbow on the morning we were leaving. I'm sure it was just for us.

    5
    « Ocean Front on McKenzie Beach! »

    We just recently had the pleasure of staying at the Tin Wis Resort. We decided to stay in Tofino for a a couple of days last minute because a storm was rolling in and we were lucky to get a room at Tin Wis. We did because there was a cancellation. We were pleasantly surprised that the resort was moderately priced which made the decision to stay 2 nights much easier! Tin Wis Resort is located right at McKenzie Beach! This beach is somewhat protected by its location and offers a calmer environment. McKenzie Beach is beautiful and is easy to walk from end to end. Tin Wis Resort is very family oriented offering a play ground for kids, bbq's, hot tubs and restaurant. We enjoyed a wonderful meal in the restaurant which also offers ocean views. The restaurant offers a variety of meals that is certain to please everyone. Great wine list too! Our room was clean and spacious with a little kitchenette. We will definitely make Tin Wis Resort one of our first choices the next time we go to Tofino but this time we will make reservations in advance!

    5
    « Another great Stay »

    Stayed here for 2 nights. Was not disappointed. This place just keeps getting better. Now have bbq's for the guest use and making improvements to the grounds. Have stayed here every year for the past 10 years. We spend our anniversary here . This year was our 49 th anniversary hoping to spend our 50th here.

    5
    « World Class Sunset VIews From Your Deck »

    Opted for the Tin Wis as it was very moderately priced for being on the water knowing that the rooms were essentially motel style. Pleasantly surprised! Sliding glass doors open up to nicely tended grounds and then right there is the water which offered amazing views. Be aware that this is the smallest of the main beaches with accommodations so if your looking for long walks (unless you don't mind going back and forth) might be disappointed. That said the little islands dotting the bay give it a lot of character, especially at sunset and the inlet to the left offers some great scenery and a relaxing place to sit and watch the tides come and go through the channel. The Wildside Grill about a 5-10 minute walk on the highway was exceptional and their chowders were amongst the best I've ever eaten. Staff was all very professional but the housekeeping staff was particularly pleasant! Only small thing is their decks do not have little tables which really would have been nice for snacks/cards, etc. Trust me, given the locale this is not a place you want to stay indoors! Not sure about their summer rates but I thought this was great value for the money and a nice intro to the Tofino area.

    4
    « Neat place! »

    All rooms have an ocean view here so you don't have to make special requests, plus it's moderately priced. Manicured lawns and paths to the gorgeous beach make for a real treat. Moreover, the place is peppered with gorgeous first nations art: masks, totems, sculptures, cedar halls, photographs. Simply exquisite. Very clean, quality toiletries, an efficient service. Only drawbacks are that if you're not on the top floor you will hear everything your neighbors above do, and I mean everything, like coughing and flushing the toilet. Another disappointment was that the restaurant does not offer real maple syrup during breakfast (even though the menu says yes); which is peculiar given the the strong first nations theme. Nevertheless I'll stay here again given how clean and close to the beach it was.

    5
    « Great Escape »

    Loved this place! It was everything we'd hoped it would be. Clean ,comfortable ,large rooms. Fantastic views,great location. Super nice staff. Everything was really nice! Would come back here in a heartbeat!!!! Thanks for a great 2 days!

  • 4
    « Most comfortable...... »

    More than adequate accommodations. Clean, comfortable rooms, typical BW. First Nation staffed which was nice to see. Restaurant onsite. Not walking distance to town but most heading to Tofino have transport.

    2
    « No late check out although requested »

    The hotel was fine in total but unfortunately staff wasnt very helpful. I requested late check out on the evening but then i was told in the morning that nobody had left a note and too many customers requested late check out. I had to leave early although it wasnt my fault.

    5
    « You gotta stay here! »

    All rooms have an ocean view. The room was clean. The beds were very comfortable. It was great to walk out our main floor patio onto the beach. It's a short drive to town as well as other beach areas. The restaurant was excellent. Other good restaurants are close by. I'd definitely stay here again!

    5
    « Right on the beach! Excellent customer service!! »

    We stayed over Easter long weekend. We arrived early, before our room was available so the front desk gladly took our bags for us and told us the near by places to visit which were walking distance such as Tacofino and the Tofician coffee house. Our room was steps from the beach! The bar staff were super friendly, maintenance came right away when our fireplace wasn't working and when our shuttle driver was off for the holiday, a front counter staff drove us to the airport on her way home!! Blown away by the customer service. Will definitely stay again!!

    4
    « get away »

    enjoyed stay very much. location great. quite at night. lobby needs some chairs and first nations artifacts. fireplace in room nice touch. food was good but prices were to high. thank you, thank you , thank you thank you

    5
    « Great stay! »

    Perfect place for rest and relaxation in a comfortable, laid back yet high quality resort! It's a great place to feel in touch with nature! The beds were so comfortable and we all slept great! The view is outstanding and the restaurant was superb!

    3
    « Pretty okay »

    For the most part is was a great stay. It was surprisingly quiet....even with a lot of families around. The Internet was barely functioning the whole time. 3 of the 4 of us had a less than warm shower in the mornings which was not fantastic. View from the balcony was outstanding, and the beds were very comfortable!

    5
    « Fabulous! »

    My hubby and I travelled to this resort with another couple at the end of Feb to enjoy the last weekend of storm season. When we arrived, I noticed that it was fresh and clean and just renovated. The only place not open was the reception area but they were working on it so reception was temporarily in a ground floor suite (can I say that fresh cookies are there upon arrival everyday! My hubby was happy!). AFter a quick, pleasant check-in, we went up to our rooms on the 3rd floor of that same building. Now this place is more like a motel than a hotel but it doesn't matter to us. Our suite was clean and located on the 3rd floor facing directly west. Just loved it!!! It's not a fancy resort but that's not what we were wanting or looking for. The room had a colour tv, desk, small bar fridge, coffee maker but not safe (not a big deal for us). Bathroom appeared clean and towels looked nice and fresh. Only thing that was rather loud was the bathroom fan but oh well. Going back to that view...really...I could have sat on the balcony all day if we weren't there with friends! We had 1 dinner and 2 breakfasts in their restaurant. Very bright during the day with lots of windows, intimate at night. We utilized the gym. Now that could use a proper air conditioner cause we were perspiring like crazy! Wow! I opened all the windows but it was no use. The treadmill should be fixed as it was limited with what was working on it for programs. Other than that, there was lots of towels, the big bottle was water for guests to use. Access to the beach was right there! Gorgeous! We drove to Tofino a few times and it only took about 15 min by car. At night, we brought board games and snacks and wine so it was a perfect setting. We'll definitely come here again!

    4
    « Secon Spring Break stay »

    Overall this is a very nice hotel to stay at and the location is excellent. The room was very nice but the wifi quality poor. Avoided the restaurant due to previous years experience with poor service and high prices. I feel that the level of service and food qulaity should be top notch based on the pricing. The room staff were excellent and very friendly.

    5
    « Best View »

    This hotel probably has the best beach view on any we have stayed at. We could just open our glass door and walk right to the ocean. It's a wonderful hotel, but the view really makes it outstanding and walking on the beach is a great experience. We would definitely recommend this hotel for someone visiting the west side of Vancouver Island.

  • 4
    « Great stay »

    Great place to stay in Tofino. amazing ocean views. great central location. Rooms are quiet and clean. If you have issues with stirs, request a room on the main floor. Barbques available for guests are an added bonus.

    3
    « OK but no Great »

    The hotel guest rooms are adequate but not special. The lobby was not as nice as the Best Western Emerald Isle in Victoria. There is no seating area or TV in the lobby, it would be nice to sit and have a coffee in the morning, while your partner is still sleeping...the restaurant opens at eight. The room we were in has a shower only, I like soaking in a tub, or hot tub. No choice at this hotel. The grounds were being worked on so I can't comment of the gardens. It was great to see a first nations hotel run by native people.

    4
    « Couples weekend »

    As usual, a nice place to stay. Alot quieter early week rather than a weekend. Freshly remodeled lobby and scenery to enjoy. Staff pleasant to deal with. Definitely worth considering when travelling to Tofino.

    5
    « Excellent Everything! »

    You will love this hotel! perfect family get away! Our kids loved it so we loved it!! Professional & friendly staff, clean rooms, wonderful beach front property, excellent location, awesome restaurant on site! Value for money too! Its also accessible to a lot of Tofino's attractions.

    5
    « Loved the Best Western Tin Wis »

    We stayed at the Best Western Tin Wis for 5 nights in March. Our room (#209) had two queen beds and a beautiful ocean view. The room was super clean, quite large and the beds were excellent. The complimentary coffee (Marley) was very good. The room also had a mini-fridge, microwave, wine glasses and wine opener. We had one breakfast and one supper at the hotel restaurant and both were great. The only negative comment I can make is that the lobby was under construction while we were there so our check-in was not very impressive as it was done in a hotel room. This luckily did not impact our overall vacation though. The lobby reopened a few days before we checked out. We were here during the off-season so our room rate was quite reasonable. I would recommend this hotel.

    5
    « Peacefulness garanty »

    Beautiful hotel setting in a secluded cove a few km from Tofino. The service is excellent, the food delicious, it is pet friendly and has a play park for children. You can take lessons at their surf school or surf right from your hotel room door. The treasure of this hotel is the personnel working there. All amazing people.

    4
    « A popular destination for us »

    My wife and I very often stay at The Tin Wis when in Tofino. Rooms always very clean. Every room has an excellent view of McKenzie Beach. The restaurant is very good and we know that travellers from other establishments in Tofino visit it for their breakfast. A highly recommended destination at a very reasonable price.

    5
    « A room with a terrific view »

    You just can't beat this view... Ocean views of McKenzie Beach from every room... The rooms were very clean ... The pet friendly room were very clean and had no pet odour at all... Great job to the housekeeping staff...there is a restaurant on the property with good service and good food.... Some rooms have fireplaces and all rooms have a Kerug coffee maker in each room... Can't wait to stay again ... And I will recommend this resort

    4
    « Amazing room view »

    The hotel is on a beautiful piece of property. The views from the hotel rooms are amazing! Very comfortable rooms for the price. Staff is friendly, restaurant food very good. Would come back again and recommend to others.

    5
    « Great Restaurant and Resort. »

    We have stayed here several times and find this one of the best serviced resorts. Great location, right on the beach. Very clean rooms and excellent condition. Some rooms have fireplaces. We used the restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Great service and great food. We highly recommend this resort. Friendly and very helpful people. Can't say anything bad about this facility. I guess the price during the high season would be high, but we stayed here off season in march and in november. Well worth it. We will be back.

  • 5
    « Best value and best view on the west coast »

    I have stayed at this location numerous times. The staff are always pleasant. The views from each room are spectacular and the room rates are very affordable. The rooms are comfortable. The ambiance in the restaurant is restful, soothing, inspiring and lovely. This is my go to location when I stay in the Tofino area. There is just something very special about this location.

    5
    « Time for a Get-away? »

    Highly recommend this property! It has pleasant staff, good service and food, a beach view from every room! Request a top floor room, or you could have children running across the floor in the room above till midnight! Quick drive to Tofino, Recommend going to Uclulet to Walk the Wild Pacific Trail..Vancouver Island's west coast is a great vacation spot.

    2
    « Beautiful views but hotel badly in need of maintenance & resstaurant is expensive »

    Stayed one night in a room overlooking the ocean. There are excellent views from the room overlooking the ocean. We had a balcony on the top floor. We were impressed that the balcony furniture was cleaned & the room very clean. There is a mini fridge & microwave in the room as well as a one cup coffee maker & actual real cream in the fridge. A very nice touch. Bed was comfortable & listening to the ocean with the door open at night was very relaxing. Some guests close by were loud until about 11 pm but after that nice & quiet.TV is not HD & picture quality was very poor. We ate dinner at the hotel restaurant. It doesn't open until 5pm. We arrived at 4:45 & were told to stand outside as they weren't open. No offer of a place to sit. The staff were sweeping the floors with a corn broom that created quite a bit of dust in the air. When we did get seated we had to ask for our table to be wiped off because of it. The waiter seemed oblivious to this. He wasn't friendly & didn't welcome us. It was all about what's the order. We asked what fresh fish the restaurant served & he had no idea. When we suggested perhaps the manager could stop by the table so we could ask them, no manager ever arrived. Instead the waiter returned saying they had fresh smoked salmon that day. Guess no other fresh fish. We had the salmon that was very good but a small portion. We also had the large Caesar salad that was an appetizer portion. We thought a mistake had been made but we were told that was their largest salad. The waiter asked how our food was after the meal was eaten. Very poor service. The food we had tasted good but overpriced for the amount you get. Check in was done in a guest room as the lobby was undergoing renovations. It was quite crowded & no privacy. The property could use some improvement with landscaping. It is nice to have the rustic look around the beach but on the grounds grass was untrimmed, mud & lots of scrub brush. The most concerning to us about this resort is the maintenance issues in the room. Late evening when we went to use the sink in the bathroom the water wouldn't drain out of it. Maintenance came quickly put a snake down the drain that took out gobs of black tar looking gunk. He put it into our toilet & left. Quite unsightly. The drain worked minimally better but very slow is better than not at all. When the toilet got flushed it gurgled for quite a while after & intermittently thereafter. We had to keep the bathroom door closed to avoid the noise in the night. Even worse than all this was what we encountered in the morning. We went to shower & turned on the bathroom fan to hear what sounded like a jet taking off. So noisy we couldn't leave it on. When we went to turn on the tap in the shower the tap was so loose on the wall we thought it might come off. The shower head was also loose from the wall & we had a dribble of water for water pressure. Then, the water wouldn't drain in the shower. We stood in water past our ankles to shower. We checked out right after & I asked to speak to the manager & the "supervisor" told me I could talk to her about our concerns. She apologized & took $30 off the bill. Really.... what an insult. I did the Best Western survey I received after the stay & received a reply from the manager chastising me for not contacting him personally about the issues. He told me his card is in every room. & a guest can call anytime. That might be his hope but we didn't see any card in our room. I did ask to talk to the manager & was directly to the "supervisor". I emailed the manager back to explain this & weeks later I have yet to hear a word. Guess if we did have his card in his room & had called, we would still be waiting for his reply! It's a shame that what could be such a nice hotel needs so much improvement.

    1
    « Horrible customer service »

    In light of our most recent stay at the tin wis it's unfortunate but they have proven to not be a child friendly resort and the staff is completely unprofessional and unaccommodating, if your looking for good service this is not the place to go.

    5
    « Fantastic »

    We stayed here for a night in January and were very pleased. The room is clean and normal. The view is fantastic and the sound of the ocean at night is what will keep me in love with the west coast. Staff are super friendly. The restaurant has amazing food. We are even thinking of getting married here. Not in the conference centre they have but something smaller.

    5
    « Awesome! »

    Fabulous place to stay! The staff, the location, the food, everything is perfect! The staff are really friendly and very nice! The food in the dining room, OMG!!!, the best meals we have had!! The location, WOW, the ocean at its best! If you have never done it, take the trip and stay awhile, you will not be disappointed.

    4
    « Tin Wis Review »

    Excellent stay, would recommend this hotel to anyone planning a stay in Tofino on McKenzie Beach. Rooms are clean and staff is friendly and helpful! Lovely ocean view rooms! Excellent Fitness and Hot tub rooms also!

    4
    « scenic beauty »

    wonderful beach for strolls with great surf action. Breath-taking views. Close to Tofino's amenities as well as Long Beach. Animals accepted with ground floor rooms. Gives a feeling of peace. The sea seems to draw you towards it- fantastic!!

    4
    « Tis Wis Resort, Tofino, BC »

    8-9 of 10. The restaurant was convenient but all but one meal was purchased elsewhere due to the quality of the food. The room was very clean and tidy and a double soaker tub right under the window to the ocean. The room was quiet, well kept and comfortable. The art was beautiful in the room, but the picture of the mask visible from the bed and soaker tub was kinda spooky and haunting and I think it would have been better in the living room and one of the others hung in the bedroom. All in all, my stay was too short and quite beautiful. I would recommend this resort but hope they make changes to the menu to make the restaurant of higher calibre.

    5
    « Pleasantly Pleased! »

    We had a wonderful stay! Will definitely return! Very pleased with the room and the location. Beautiful, clean beach with lots of places to sit along the property. Really enjoyed the beach fires, nice touch! The property is very well maintained. We really appreciated having a pet friendly room. It smelled so clean and fresh, not like pets, which was wonderful. We were incredibly happy that all the cleaning products didn't have strong perfumed scents, they were neutral and left no smell, just clean. For us, that was a huge plus! Another added bonus was the Keurig coffee maker and the Marley Coffee provided in the room. It was delicious and made us very happy! The Beachfront Bistro was a lovely, convenient place for breakfast and dinner. The only critique we have is that the service at the Beachfront Bistro is incredibly slow. The service staff was very nice & pleasant but their priorities are not in order. More often than not they were all in the back, leaving no staff on the floor. The food was delicious, but the speed of service could use a lot of improving. All in all, we had a fabulous stay and can't wait to return! Andrew and Natalie Frick Vancouver, BC

  • 4
    « Best Western better than expected »

    Overall a great stay, staff and cleanliness were excellent. Excellent beach views and access. Internet is not great but it's not great anywhere in Tofino it seems until the sun comes out. Hot tub was dirty, not hot and has no ocean view. It was inside which is ... ok... but the windows in the hot tub room did not allow for the ocean view that it could.

    4
    « property »

    The hotel was under reno's should be finished in March. Staff had to use a room for check in/out. They made it work. All the staff were very friendly. Loved the location. Able to walk out on to the beach.Every room has a view. Staff were fabulous

    5
    « Great west coast hotel »

    Wonderful hotel with a very welcoming staff, comfy beds, steamy hot tub, yummy food, guest laundry, easy check-in and out. Lovely beach for a quick walk in the morning. Close enough to Tofino and Longbeach.

    4
    « Great Views »

    I had a couple of days with my sons at the Tin Wis and all of us wer3 happy with the location and the beautiful views of Mackenzie Beach. The standard room wasn't fancy but it was clean, the beds were pretty comfortable, there was a fridge, microwave, kettle and coffee in the room. There is a hot tub but we didn't make use of it and they have pet rooms as well. Overall a nice hotel.

    5
    « A marvellous discovery of a Tofino treasure! »

    Although we had driven past Tin Wis on other visits to Tofino, it was only when we received info about reduced winter rates that we decided to book a stay. We can't believe it took us so long to discover this wonderful place! The location is superb with easy access to the beach. Our room, which was spotlessly appointed, had a fantastic view and we could easily sit on the patio and take in the whole west coast experience. The restaurant offered an excellent menu and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Our room was cleaned daily and the towels were replaced without our asking. We were shocked to discover that there were real creamers in the fridge for our morning coffee. In all our travels the world over, we have never ever seen this perk! Kudos to everyone at Tin WIs.

    5
    « Aboriginal Owned and Operated »

    I really loved staying here during our 13th anniversary vacation. The hotel was situated right on the water and the views from the room were pretty good. We were in Room 401 which was on the corner and was a very nice King Size suite. I really loved the Aboriginal flare of the hotel as we were welcomed by a giant old canoe in the parking lot to all the Aboriginal Art in the Hotel. Our Meals were also culturally inspired with the complimentary bannock to start and all Aboriginal Servers and Cooks.

    4
    « Our Tofino trip »

    We had an excellent trip to tofino. The hotel was great. Nice to have the hot tub 2 doors away. The view was spectacular and our room 150 feet from the water. Lots to do and see. Trails and different beaches to see. Cox Bay was great to see tons of sand dollars.

    4
    « BEST price- use airmiles~ »

    Bliss full Timeout~ One of the very best resorts I have stayed at in Tofino area. Sunsets are simply stunning & the rooms are well appointed. Beds are very comfortable/ double lined window curtains to keep sun out & heat conserved. Bathtub good size & lots of hot water. Breakfast/dinning room has huge windows facing Ocean.Next trip MUST try their Hot tub!

    5
    « Good place to relax »

    The hotel is about 200 metres from the shore and the view is spectacular. Even in bad weather this is an enjoyable spot. Staff were excellent. Food very good. Highly recommended spot for a nice holiday.

    4
    « Romantic getaway »

    I surprised my wife with a Valentine's weekend getaway. We stayed for one night here. I would agree with many of the positive reviews. Great view from our room! As mentioned elsewhere, every room has an ocean view, and my wife and I enjoyed watching the breakers come in on a particularly windy and stormy day. The beach was about 100 meters from our patio window. Some minor niggly things. Others have mentioned the noise from other rooms. While we did notice this from next door and above, we didn't find it overly disruptive, and we always bring earplugs to any hotel anyway, since we find it can be difficult to sleep with the new sounds of any room, no matter how quiet. Also, the latch on the door proved to be a bit tricky - I finally had to pull the handle towards me while swiping the card in order for it to open. The staff were friendly and helpful. While the main lobby was undergoing renovations, we didn't find this to be inconvenient; a temporary setup in one of their spare rooms served just as well. A beautiful place to stay!

  • 5
    « Westcoast seaside »

    The view is spectacular and the rooms all face the water. Walking on the beach is one of the most soothing things you can do here. The staff are wonderful and will go the extra mile to make sure you have everything you need to have a great stay.

    4
    « Family Day weekend »

    We had a great time. Would highly recommend their restaurant for dinner or breakfast. There are also lots of great places to eat in town. We stayed in a King room / Kitchenette with an excellent view. The hotel staff were very professional and friendly. Excellent hotel location. Hotel located just 6 KMs from downtown Tofino or 12 KMs from hotel to the Tofino airport. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. We flew into Tofino from Vancouver on Orca Airways which I would also recommend for the experience if you hadn't already done it. You won't be disappointed on both fronts.

    5
    « Every room has an ocean view »

    The hotel has been recently updated and that is still in progress for the lobby. It's all good. This hotel has lots to offer though it is not swank like so many others try to be - and THEY don't have the views or the magnificent beach! Great staff, nice restaurant and just plain comfy.

    5
    « Superb Views »

    We stayed one night here and it was really excellent. The view of the ocean, great expanse of beach that everyone was out walking, surfing, just enjoying it all! The rooms were spacious and the beds comfortable. It was a quiet, restful nights sleep in spite of it being fully booked for the family day weekend. The staff was great. We had forgotten towels for the hot spring tour and they gladly lent them to us. Really great experience here.

    4
    « Greatlocation »

    We stayed at the Tin Wis in Tofino back in May 2015, the location is fantastic and we had a room overlooking the ocean. The resort is old even tho they have done some renos. I didn't find the rooms to be too overly clean, and the beds and pillows were not the usual standard for a best western, but overall for the deal we got on staying there one nite it was good. We had breakfast at the restaurant there and it was very very good. We would stay there again if we can get a deal on the cost again.

    4
    « Amazing Beach Front Room »

    We stayed in the off-season (October) on a surf trip so got a great deal on a bottom floor room with patio right onto the grass in front of the beach. Amazing value for the type of room we had. Service was great and location is amazing.

    5
    « Girls Weekend »

    Clean comfortable room, easy check in. Very nice breakfast menu & good servers. The food was wonderful! Late dining & again the food was great & the servers were wonderful. Housekeeping didn't miss a beat. We would go back in a moment. The views from our balcony were amazing. Would highly recommend Best Western Tin Wis.

    4
    « Excellent beach front rooms. »

    Went here for our first stay in tofino and would love to go back. Our room was ground floor beachfront that allowed us to surf in the beautiful Mackenzie beach area. Hotel was under renovations, but the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast was fairly mediocre but having a beach view certainly helped.

    5
    « Beautiful Sunset »

    What a great location, the beach in front o the property is just amazing, they where fixing the lobby but I saw some photos and the old one looked really amazing, the new one should be on that line for sure. Very attentive staff and definetly good beds Totally recommend this place to stay, good view, close by all surf spots

    4
    « Lovely place, awesome location! »

    Nice hotel, located right on the beach - incredible spot! Renovations underway meant the lobby was closed, but the rooms were great! Restaurant has a gorgeous view, and the service people were really good.

  • 5
    « Weekend Getaway »

    We had been to Tofino several times, but had never stayed or even looked Tin Wis. This was a sort of last minute trip and I was excited that they had a room available at sucha reasonable price. When we arrived the location and views were above and beyond anything that I had anticipated. The room was simple but perfect for everything we needed. The staff were friendly and courteous and we enjoyed everything about our weekend.

    4
    « good value »

    Really lovely location on Mackenzie Beach, all rooms are ocean view. Our standard room had a fully equiped kitchenette with hot plate, micro wave, coffe maker, toaster, utensils and dishes, even butcher knives and fry pans. The maid had left us creamers in the fridge, tea towel and washcloth. The room had a nice sittingarea and a working fireplace. The hotel is under renovations but it did not impact our stay in anyway. The "lobby" is currently one of the main floor rooms but they managed to serve guests from there really well, even providing fresh cookies and fruit. Staff were friendly and helpful.

    5
    « Loved staying at the Tin Wis! »

    The staff were warm and welcoming - particularly Debbie who helped us with check in and check out. The setting is spectacular! Clean and very comfortable room with gorgeous view! I would highly recommend it.

    4
    « Excellent location, nice rooms »

    We have stayed several times and have enjoyed the great location, right on the beach. It is a great area to walk in, and hearing the surf is wonderful. The double queen rooms were spacious and clean, and seemed qite quiet. The breakfast is very nice, with the dining room being worth a visit just to see the decor, A beautiful spot to have hot chocolate and watch the winter storms!

    4
    « A pleased customer »

    There were a few issues, the coffee maker was not warming up the water, when we booked the room, we were given a rate, when we got there a gentleman checking in was given a $50 less per night rate for the same room !!! ( I asked if it could be adjusted for us and they did adjusted it !!!) The staff at the restaurant seem to be lacking proper training. Overall, we are very pleased with the resort and will visit again in the near future.

    3
    « Nice location, but NOISY »

    Went for a quick getaway and stayed here because we couldn't get into Long Beach Lodge or Cox Bay Beach Resort. We've had great experiences with Best Western properties in the past, so expected a similar experience this time. The front desk staff were very kind and the location is beautiful, but the rooms are VERY poorly insulated - we listened to people stomping above us endlessly, and the room was absolutely freezing despite cranking the heat. Turned what we hoped would be a peaceful getaway into us just wanting to leave. Restaurant has a nice view, but is over priced for what you receive. Hot tubs are nice but there were no towels, and despite calling & being reassured they would be delivered, an hour later, still no towels.

    5
    « Great value in a fantastic location »

    This was our second stay at this hotel, and we had forgotten how incredible the views are from the rooms. The rooms have been upgraded and have very comfortable beds, are very spacious, and even include Keurig coffee makers. We have stayed at many BW Plus hotels, and this one is definitely comparable, even though it does not have that rating. An added plus is the very friendly and helpful staff.

    5
    « Pleasure trip »

    The hotel was well run and very clean. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The location was close to amenities and the view was beautiful. I would stay at this location on future trips to the area.

    5
    « I loved the people who were our hosts or staff »

    It was a gorgeous winter's evening by the edge of the Pacific.Very cold. A sparkling time before the sun descends over the horizon. The room was warm and the beds so clean and comfortable and inviting.

    5
    « Calm stay at calm waters »

    We booked our room here for several days in hopes of watching a winter storm or two. Imagine our surprise to find out that Tin Wis is the local Indigenous phrase for calm waters! Before Europeans arrived in the area, this is where the whalers would come ashore in their canoes because it was more protected from the weather than other beaches along the coast. We didn't mind, if the weather got rough, it was a short walk to a suitable rocky beach. Just our luck though, the weather remained calm, so no storm watching this trip. We also learned the Tin Wis is owned and operated by the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, and there is an important commemorative Totem Pole facing the beach. A plaque briefly describes the horrendous atrocities experienced by children as young as 2, removed from their homes and placed in Indian Residential Schools for up to 15 years ? there was one such school on nearby Meares Island. We had a king room in the south building, just upstairs from the hot tubs. The room was very comfortable and spacious, and we had a good view of the grounds and partial view of the beach. Staff were helpful and responded positively to all our requests, check-in and check-out went smoothly, and we enjoyed the hot tubs. The Beachside Bistro offers a decent selection although on the pricy side. We did eat several meals here, and the food and service gets a mixed review. For example, the steak sandwich was excellent, but the Jim Beam-soaked ribs were just a sticky mess. However, the breakfasts were quite good.

  • 5
    « WINTER GET-AWAY »

    Were were two couples with two ground floor rooms for an overnight stay. Rooms were very clean and beds comfortable. We were able to walk from our patios directly to the beach to view a fantastic sunset over the water. The staff were very pleasant and the breakfast we enjoyed was excellent. We really enjoyed the stay and highly recommend this resort, even during the winter season.

    5
    « Beach time!! »

    Awesome hotel located right on Mackenzie beach. Great views from the room patio and good size rooms. Onsite restaurant has a decent variety and the service is really good. Short drive to the restaurants located in Tofino. Definitely recommend this place!!

    5
    « good location for a bargain price with lovely restaurant on site. It's all here folks! »

    All rooms are very well kept with a view and the sound of the ocean waves coming through the sliding glass doors all the time. Staff are friendly and the grounds and hot tub are AAA. Lovely clean rooms well equipped.

    4
    « Relaxing place »

    I have stayed at this hotel for 3 nights during the month of december. The rooms are very comfortable and are extremely good. The bed are greatt and i suggest you get one with a fire place. They have a fireplace outside and a gas one at the bar. I left my toiletries behind and i phone them to inform them about that. They told me they had to wait for housekeeping. They phone me the next day to tell me that nothing was found. Basically don't expect them to get your stuff back if you leave something in your room. They will tell you that nothing was reported in the system by housekeeping.

    4
    « Not bad »

    This is a pretty great hotel for the money. Great views, clean rooms, nice service. The location is not bad either. It's not walking distance to town but that's ok. The restaurant seemed overpriced, but we did not try the food. My biggest complaint is the so-called wifi, which was necessary for us as international travelers. Could barely pull up email. If you need/expect Internet, see if there's a room with strong service, or look someplace else.

    3
    « Winter Storm Watch »

    This property is spectacularly located on MacKenzie Beach 3Km (2 miles) from Tofino. The same can not be said for the quality of the restaurant. Plan on eating all meals in town. Be advised that pets are allowed and that also may be an issue relating to noise.

    5
    « Dec 23 2015 »

    Our stay here was fantastic, my kids especially enjoyed the easy access to the beah. The hotel is within walking distance to town with clean rooms with a wonderful view of the ocean. I highly recommend this hotel and would most definitely stay here again

    5
    « Perfect Christmas Beach »

    Located on one of the prettiest beaches in the Long Beach area. Beautiful fire pits near the tide line, that were well-used over the holiday. Paddle boarders silhouetted in the sunset. Overall, a lovely holiday. Exceptional staff; very nice hotel; excellent food.

    4
    « Great view, great hot tub »

    We stayed in a King bed room facing the ocean on the second floor. Enjoyed a beautiful view of the pacific from our patio. The hotel is right on the beach & hotel grounds are really nice & tidy. Overall upkeep looked very good. Beds were very comfty & the room was spacious for the price we paid. Housekeeping was also prompt. We stayed very close to christmas so there was no real rush & we probably got the best of the service. The hot tub is the highlight, it is clean & has an amazing view of the ocean. All in all a thoroughly satisfying experience.

    4
    « Right on the ocean »

    Since we are from Victoria, we only come up to Tofino for one thing. To stare at that beautiful open ocean. We have stayed at the Tin Wis twice now. I don't see how you beat the value (when you get a good price here). Are there other hotels with nicer rooms? Sure. But unless that room is basically right on the beach with unobstructed views and the sound of waves crashing throughout the night, I don't see the point in staying anywhere else. The rooms are clean, comfortable (they just go new beds), and the people are super friendly. And every room has the same amazing view. And it's a 5 minute drive to town. Way too many positives. You are looking at at least $100 more per night at one of the lodges to get the same view. We always come here with our dog, and I can tell you it's pretty awesome to just open the patio door and let him explore a mile long beach at any time of day. If you aren't fussy about every minute detail in your hotel room, then you'll love this spot.

  • 4
    « Great view »

    Great place t enjoy the beach and have quiet time away from the crowd. It has a nice place to enjoy a fire on the beach or inside one area with gas fireplace. Situated right on the beach, you can go for a long walk in the morning and enjoy the sounds of the waves.

    4
    « If you get tired of camping... »

    I hurt myself and couldn't stomach staying in a tent for the night, I needed a bed. The price is a bit steep however, this is the only real hotel within Tofino. I was VERY happy with the result. This hotel is nice, very nice for a Best Western. The rooms are very clean, the entire hotel is very quiet and the view is exceptional. If you, like me, get sick of a tent (or just don't do tents to begin with)... go here.

    5
    « What a spot! »

    Visited this hotel a few years ago when revisiting Canada as we had always wanted to go to Tofino and even after the time lapse wanted to write my report on it. During this part of the trip no hotels had been previously booked, my husband and I were "doing our own thing". This hotel was great, the room we were given was on the ground floor, and it was not until we opened the curtains that we saw the absolutely wonderful view of the beach and the ocean, and just a very short walk from the room - exceptional. Room was large with two comfortable double beds. Smallish kitchen but adequate for making coffee and using the fridge. The staff were all friendly and nothing was too much trouble, the restaurant, service and food at that time were excellent. I wish I had taken photos at that time instead of everything on video to show the lovely style of the restaurant. Had a few brilliant Tin Wis cocktails! It really was a great place to stay, but we could only stay one night which was a shame.

    4
    « Perfect for storm watching! »

    The Lodge is located on a great beach and the views are magnificent. We stayed in a king room on the top floor of one of the buildings. The room was very clean, nice fluffy towels in the bathroom, cosy quilt on the bed and the bed had a pillow top that was quite comfortable. I liked the Kurig in the room and the mini fridge.

    4
    « PERFECT LOCATION BUT ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT »

    I have stayed at Tin Wis many times over the last eight years, and it is my goto place when visiting Tofino. It is located on MacKenzie Beach which offers great views and walks. There are other beaches nearby, and the town of Tofino is a five minute drive away. The location of the resort is perfect. All rooms have sea views and are functional, some offering cooking facilities and gas fires. For the most part, they are reasonably well maintained, but there is definitely room for improvement. Without exception, fridges are noisy and wake you up at random times of the night. I have now resorted to using earplugs! I have only ever eaten breakfast at Tin Wis. Food has always been decent and plentiful, although service tends to be slow. Staff are invariably pleasant, but aren't always as attentive as they could be, even when there aren't many customers. Overall, despite the shortfalls I have mentioned, I will still return to Tin Wis purely because the pros easily outway the cons. The location is perfect and great deals are often available.

    4
    « The views!!! »

    We arrived before friends and decided to try dinner onsite. I have spent. Great deal of time in Tofino and we had a wonderful night, excellent staff, the quality was not amazing. However the views were. Excellent spot to BBQ with friends and enjoy the beach for dinner out I'd suggest going into town.

    5
    « Best Western for best stay on western Vancouver Island »

    Good location for a quick trip into Tofino or a short drive to numerous hikes along the Pacific Rim coast. The kitchenette with the gas fireplace and direct view to the ocean is worth the upgrade. Staff was helpful, polite, and made our stay extra special. We wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

    2
    « Unprofessional and untrained »

    Sad to see a beautiful spot go to waste with such poor service. Staff needs to go off site and be trained by professionals. Every person in an organization needs to know how to answer basic questions and at least not stand their a simply say 'I don't know'. Lacking common sense.

    4
    « Family Time »

    Overall very quiet, beautiful scenery, right on the beach. No movies channel to watch on the tv. Was not exactly the type of room I was expecting, more basic than a luxury hotel. Great to unwind. I snore, and I thought the Loft was more separate and closed off than it was. Sunset directly out side the windows was spectacular.

    2
    « Overpriced for supbar »

    Stayed here more than once and I can tell you will no longer stay here. The only good thing about this place is the fantastic location. That's it! I stayed at MacKenzie beach lodge and Cox Bay Resort this summer and they offer a much better value. Sometimes cheaper. Tin Wis is full of staff that seem clueless. The front person was very kind but seemed pressured. Breakfast not included and I don't recommend the restaurant as the prices are too high for lack of quality in the food. Head in town for a great spot. When in beautiful places like Tofino, I highly recommend staying away from big brand hotels unless of course you get them for cheap or better yet free.

  • 4
    « beautiful views at reasonable price »

    We stayed for a girls weekend and was thoroughly impressed with the hotel. Its hard to not be happy with a place on the beach, but this hotel offered ocean views from every room and a few steps later you're in the sand. Very reasonable price and was close to go into town for the day or evening.

    5
    « Great hotel for a surf trip! »

    Loved the location. It was on Mackenzie beach and super close to both Chesterman and Cox bay surf beaches. Also loved the fact it had 2 hot tubs, which was a nice way to relax after a day of surfing. This was by far the nicest place I have ever stayed in Tofino, mind you I usually camp or sleep in my car. Staff were friendly adn went out of there way to make sure we were happy and comfortable. They always had fresh fruit and cookies at the front desk.

    4
    « No regrets! »

    Great place to stay in Tofino. Close to Town and Beaches. Nice helpful staff. Great food at restaurant. Comfortable rooms. Gas fireplace was great for our November visit. Noisy bathroom fans. Would come again. Thank you Tin Wis!

    4
    « Lovely hotel, great location »

    This is a lovely, comfortable hotel right on a gorgeous beach. Surfing, kayaking and nice beach walks right outside your door. Food at the hotel was quite good. Seemed to be understaffed when I stayed in mid November.

    4
    « Awesome Location »

    All rooms have ocean view, steps from beach for surfing or walking the beach. Most protected beach in area due to off-shore islets. Rooms very comfortable with kettle, microwave and fridge. Also coffee-maker. Beds extremely comfortable. % mins drive to town or 2 mins to surf village.

    4
    « Storm Watching in Tofino »

    If you are looking for a decent room with ocean views and balconies this is a good choice. In addition, it is walking distance to Tacofino food truck and a short drive to the Tofino restaurants in town.

    4
    « Beach front deal »

    Comfortable and reasonable price for a beach front surfing beach on the west coast. Close to Tofino restaurants and adventure tours. Lots of exciting and magnificent walks and beaches. Will use this site for our next trip.

    5
    « Perfect location »

    Tin Wis is a very comfortable and convenient hotel. The restaurant is handy and very good for breakfast. service at dinner was not as good as expected. The steak was not cooked to order and was quite fatty for a rib eye. Also did not look like a 10oz

    4
    « Great Location »

    The hotel is only a few footsteps from the beach. This worked out really well for us as we had two small children travelling with us. The room was spacious, a bit dated but still pretty good. The next-door restaurant serves rather average and overpriced food. There is a bbq pit outside with picnic tables so you would be better off grilling a steak and enjoying it on the beach.

    5
    « The mighty Pacific at your doorstep »

    Visited the lovely town of Tofino with my son. Weather was wonderful and accommodation at the Tin Wish was exceptional. Totally enjoyed our room facing the ocean at ground level. We were able to open the windows to be lulled to sleep with the magical sound of the mighty Pacific. Beautiful weather, even though it was November. Hotel was awesome and granted our requests for Ocean View, as well as close proximity to their incredible Hot Tub Area. This was a splendid surprise. The building allowed leisurely soaking and relaxation while watching the waves rolling up onto the beach. The tubs were immaculate, and were actually hot, with superb relaxing jets. The whole area and building design with showers, towels and music was perfect. I would totally recommend this hotel and location for anyone visiting beautiful Vancouver Island.

  • 5
    « Fantastic Views of the sunset »

    We stayed at the Tin Wis for 2 nights whilst visiting Torfino. This hotel is a perfect beech front location and we had a excellent meal in the restaurant. The room was very clean and had 2 very comfortable beds. Only disappointment was that we were not able to take drinks from the restaurant to our room because it was such a romantic view from our balcony.

    3
    « Great but... »

    We spent the last week at the Tin Wis... What a fantastic beach front location! The staff were friendly and restaurant was good basic fare! We enjoyed the beach, starry nights and views of the changing tides. Sorry to say we were really disappointed with the management with regards to the last 2 nights of our stay. We were woken up many times to partying on the 2nd to last nite. Then on the last nite of our stay these same peeps woke us up while having an intense argument that we thought might end in physical violence. There were both men and women involved in the jealous rage and let me tell you it was crazy! If I had of been staying by myself I definitely would have felt at risk. One of the party goers even tried to get into our room... Not intentionally but it was disturbing! When we did our morning beach walk at 9 AM the lawn was still strewn with booze bottles and beer cans. Not pretty!

    4
    « Good location »

    Hotel rooms were nice with great views of the water. We were in a one bedroom suite which contained one washroom. There was a gas fireplace in the main room and a large bathtub in the bedroom in front of the window where you have privacy but can see the view. The internet was absolutely terrible so if it is important to you don't stay here. The property and beach is nice, It is about a 5 minute drive to Tofino and about 5 minutes to Chesterman beach. The restaurant has good food at a reasonable price and located in a nice room with views. Some really nice aboriginal art adorned the hotel walls. All staff were friendly.

    5
    « Great location, great service! »

    Great property and very welcoming, accommodating staff. The restaurant food was excellent, served piping hot and well presented. The restaurant staff were exceptional. Our room overlooked the ocean with pathways from the hotel right down to the beach - great for walks. The room was clean and well maintained and the bed was comfortable. We would definitely stay there again and highly recommend this resort.

    4
    « Magnificent Oceanfront! »

    This Resort was wonderful, staff were very helpful and you could not ask for a better location. The room had a kitchenette and a wonderful fireplace. We ate all our breakfasts at the resort's bistro (guests get 20% off their breakfast bill). Had a different breakfast each of the three days were were there and they were all wonderful!! Definitely would come back again.

    4
    « First Time Tofino »

    Overall the hotel an location was very good. The staff and service personnel were excellent. Friendly, helpful, courteous and professional. The food was very good. The grounds were kept neat and the room was very comfortable and having all rooms face the ocean is wonderful.

    4
    « Great views of beach and ocean »

    The room was basic, clean and comfortable with access straight onto the beach. Views of the beach and ocean are spectacular. The food in the restaurant was really delicious. We were close to the town, bear watching, whale watching and Tofino ice cream!

    5
    « Great Experience »

    Tin Wis was great! The room and food were excellent. The staff was both helpful and friendly. We spent most of our time walking on the beach and enjoying the ocean. My wife and I plan on coming back next year!

    5
    « Magnificent View of MacKenzie Beach »

    We recently stayed at the Tin Wis Resort for three nights. I did a lot of research including reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. I decided to book here as the location was very good and the price seemed very reasonable for this pricey area. It was great decision. The Tin Wis is a lovely huge property right on the beach. Our room had a patio which was particularly great for sunset watching. The room was a nice size with a very comfy king bed and a sofa. We ate in the restaurant the first night and had a delicious meal. The staff was very friendly and helpful at all times. I felt that the price we paid was a real bargain for the quality of the service and amenities. I would definitely recommend the Tin Wis as a perfect place to stay in Tofino.

    1
    « BE CAUTIOUS WHEN MAKING RESERVATONS »

    I have been to Tin-Wis before, in fact I have reservations for next May 2016. The resort is beautiful and the staff were great. I was entertaining the idea of a two night say Oct 2nd and Oct 3rd and when I went to reserve the dates,before the end of the call, I changed my mind as the rates were higher than expected. I didn't think twice about looking for a confirmation for this booking, etc. or calling to cancel. Then I get an email from Trip Advisor asking me to review Tin Wis. I didn't think anything of it until I reviewed my Visa statement. I was charged $229.00 for a stay that I didn't think was confirmed. I touched base with the manager describing what had happened and all he/she sent me was a confirmation statement for the reservation with an arrow indicating an emailed reservation confirmation, including the date I checked in and the date I checked out (really?). I have no recourse for this as they have my Visa card number. This review is simply to let Trip Advisor readers know to be cautious when it comes to reservations at TinWis. I have never encountered this problem at any other hotel and we have stayed in many worldwide.

  • 5
    « Beautiful spot, friendly staff »

    Had a great night at this property. Were rained out of camping, and decided to grab a hotel for our last night in Tofino. As we had our puppy with us, we needed a pet-friendly property. The staff at the Tin Wis were friendly and welcoming from the reservation call through to the check out process. The rooms were modern and comfortable, each one with a great view of the water.

    5
    « Best views of the ocean »

    I can not say anything bad about this place was one of tofinos best ! Very nice restaurant on the resort as well as a rental surf shop with pretty good price you may be able to find better in town tho so watch out for that check out the sunset when it hits out back very nice way to spend your night as well as a blanket of stars to accompany you

    5
    « Good weekend »

    Had a good time . The bed was very confortable and we slept very well. The food at the restaurant for diner and breakfast was very good. The waitress at diner helped us selecting a very good wine and it was very good. It went very well with our fish dish. Everybody was very kind and very attentive.

    3
    « Paying for the view and Location only! »

    Very disappointed with the cleanliness of the room upon arrival. Bathtub was dirty and the drain was plugged. This was the 2nd time I stayed here. The first the room was not ready when we arrived; pillows on floor, bed half made, etc. Then moved to a room we didn't want, which had soap in shower that was already used! Garbage left behind. So disappointed in overall service. They need to step it up for the price they charge! You are paying for the view and location which is amazing!

    3
    « service not up to par »

    The hotel is situated on a beautiful property. Service is something they have to work on rooms were not clean and had a funny smell Restaurant staff need more training food was over priced for what you get.

    5
    « most gorgeous sunsets »

    Very friendly staff,Very clean accomodation, great beach for walking right in front of the hotel and spectacular views. Close to may other restraunts and attractions.Great restraunt at Hotel. Also dog friendly.

    5
    « Beach side hotel »

    A very nice place to stay, friendly staff, rooms were very clean, the ones with kitchenette were fully stocked with cups, glasses,plates, utensils, pots and pans. Great location! Awesome beach front! I would stay there again :)

 

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·From: Vancouver Horseshoe Bay -Take the Horseshoe Bay ferry - Departure Bay, to Nanaimo -Turn right onto Island Hwy/BC-19A and travel North for 40 kilometres towards Parksville -Take exit 60 - Highway 4 towards Port Alberni for 130 kilometres -Turn right on Pacific Rim Highway for 30 kilometres -Turn left at 1119 Pacific Rim Highway ·From: Vancouver via Tsawwassen -Take the Tsawwassen ferry - Duke Point, Nanaimo -Turn right onto Island Hwy/BC-19A and travel North for 60 kilometres towards Parksville -Take exit 60 - Highway 4 towards Port Alberni for 130 kilometres -Turn right on Pacific Rim Highway for 30 kilometres -Turn left at 1119 Pacific Rim Highway ·From: Victoria -Take Highway 1 towa...

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