Where to Stay in Tofino, BC (2024): Accommodation & Area Guide

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Wondering Where To Stay In Tofino, BC? Here’s Our Experience!

Canada’s surf capital – Tofino, BC – is an incredible place to visit. If you’re planning a trip, however, sorting through all the best places to stay in Tofino can be difficult because there are quite a few good options.

During our last trip to Vancouver Island, we spent a few nights in Tofino and stayed at Duffin Cove Resort (steps from the Tofino town centre). With peaceful ocean views and sea life to watch from our balcony, we would definitely recommend it.

That said, there are many other Tofino hotels and other accommodations – including Tofino beach resorts – to choose from that would make a great base from which to explore the area.

So, our detailed guide first covers accommodations in Tofino by type and budget and then walks you through the best areas to stay in (including beaches) with examples of accommodations in each one. We also mention Ucluelet – more on that below.

Friendly Disclosure: We paid for the accommodation we stayed at ourselves and were not asked to include it in this article.

Accommodations By Type

Tofino is a popular place to visit for surfers, campers, nature lovers, etc. and so there are many different types of accommodations to suit different types of travellers and their unique needs.

You’ll find boutique hotels for upscale stays, waterfront motels for simplicity, cozy inns, B&Bs or guest houses where you can stay for a few days and even beachfront resorts – both rental cabins and hotel-type properties – with views of the sand and surf.

This top section will walk you through accommodations in Tofino by type. This way, if you know you want a hotel, inn, or resort, you can quickly check out some top options.

The second half of the article is broken down by area. If you know you want to stay right in the town of Tofino or by a specific beach, you can scroll down to that area, learn more about it, and browse the top picks there.

Important: Book your accommodation well in advance to avoid disappointment. Some places are already taking reservations for the 2024 peak season (summer). Also, Tofino accommodations can be quite expensive – but the views are often worth it.

Hotels in Tofino, BC

Aa very popular accommodation option in Tofino is hotels. There are several different types of Tofino hotels, from upscale ones with a nice design to roadside ones that get the job done.

You’ll even find Tofino beach hotels in the mix – but these tend to be more like resorts. One thing to keep in mind about hotels is that they vary in the amenities they offer.

Some have one-site restaurants, while others are a little more casual and basic with fewer amenities.

Some hotels are called “motels” but don’t let that put you off. With private balconies overlooking the water, some of these places are in nice locations and well worth checking out.

Get started searching for hotels in Tofino here.

If you want to get started looking at some popular hotels in Tofino – of all different types – that balance location and amenities, here are our top picks:

Popular Tofino Hotels/Accommodations

If you want to know more, we’ve broken down the different types of hotels (by style or budget) in the following sections.

Budget Hotels in Tofino

If you are looking for cheap hotels in Tofino, you will find yourself a little out of luck. There are cheaper accommodations (i.e. the price per night is lower compared to other places) – but not really cheap hotels like you’d find in another town or city.

You won’t find a Days Inn or an Econo Lodge in Tofino. Those brands aren’t around.

What you will find are a number of quaint, smaller inns or guesthouses that sort of function like simple hotels.

Many are located in historic fishing houses right at the Tofino harbourfront. These are some of the best places to stay in Tofino!

Some, like the Paddler’s Inn, are popular and offer cozy rooms with shared bathrooms (which is fine for some travellers) – and their nightly rates reflect this.

Another thing to remember is that, generally, accommodation prices in Tofino are generally higher than you might expect because there are only so many places to stay and visitors are willing to pay.

Seasonality and location also play a role. Prices in the busy summer season are likely to be higher than in the shoulder or off-season (colder months). Some accommodations may also be more affordable because they are not located right in Tofino.

Just remember: budget or cheap does not mean that the accommodation is “bad”. Typically these cheaper accommodations simply offer fewer amenities than other places around.

Here are some of the more affordable hotels/accommodations in Tofino:

  • The Inn at Tough CityA classic, eclectic inn with harbour views and a sushi restaurant right in Tofino (Our Pick)
  • The Maq HotelA fun hotel with cafe/bar on site right in Tofino close to the water
  • Tofino’s Paddlers Inn – A small, cozy guest house above the cafe/kayak tours on the water in Tofino
  • Tofino Swell A lovely lodge with simple rooms right on the water in Tofino

Boutique Hotels in Tofino

large balcony overlooking ocean cove with woman in black jacket standing in front.
Our balcony view at Duffin Cove was otherworldly.

Those travelling to Tofino looking for a boutique hotel or a unique experience will definitely have a few options to choose from.

Whether it’s the cool style of the hotel and property or the uniqueness of the accommodation, there are some awesome Tofino boutique hotels.

As you might imagine, these accommodations can be on the more expensive side.

boutique hotel room at duffin cove resort with large king bed with white sheets and balcony view beyond glass door.
Our room at Duffin Cove – didn’t watch the TV!

However, we absolutely found value in staying at Duffin Cove (see the photo of the balcony view above). It was easy to walk to restaurants and things to do in town while having a quiet seaside cove for sleeping and relaxing.

In any case, below are some top boutique hotels in Tofino. The first three are hotels while the last one is one of the more unique places to stay in Tofino (glamping domes).

Most are located right in Tofino – with water views – while Hotel Zed has its own location conveniently just off Highway 4.

  • Duffin Cove Resort – An stylish and cozy hotel with incredible ocean views walkable to Tofino town centre (Our Pick)
  • Hotel Zed Tofino A retro boutique hotel with a restaurant and cafe bar close to Chesterman Beach
  • The ShorelineUpscale yet laid-back A-frame accommodations right on the water in Tofino
  • WildPod – Stylish glamping domes right on the water in Tofino town centre

Luxury Hotels in Tofino

Those looking for 5-star hotels and amenities in Tofino will be a little out of luck, too.

There are definitely upscale accommodations with nice amenities… but most people who come to Tofino are happy with a beach view and a warm place to sleep.

There is no Four Seasons or Ritz-Carlton, for example. You will find a Relais & Châteaux property, though.

Those looking for a luxury hotel in Tofino might like the Wickaninnish Inn located right at North Chesterman Beach.

They have a beautiful ocean-view restaurant, spa amenities, and a nice cafe we visited (Driftwood Cafe) with super convenient access to Chesterman beach.

Some might argue that the Wickaninnish Inn is more of a resort. In that case, it’s likely the closest thing to an all-around Tofino luxury resort. We’ll get more into resorts in the next section!

Resorts in Tofino, BC

Another very popular type of accommodation is resorts. Because of the nature of the area -the natural beauty, the beaches, etc. – resorts play a huge role in taking care of vacationers who wish to stay for a little longer and enjoy the sea air.

There are lots of different resorts in different areas of Tofino to choose from to suit all these different types of travellers.

Get started searching for Resorts in Tofino here.

There are rugged “lodge” resorts tucked away in the woods, resorts with lots of rental cabins, and you’ll definitely find a beach resort in Tofino for those beach walks or waves to catch.

In fact, one common factor across the resorts is that basically all of them are considered Tofino beach resorts. They are almost always grouped around the beaches with easy access to said beaches.

Of course, the style of the resort accommodations and the types of amenities each resort offers vary from property to property.

For example, some resorts have on-site dining options. Some have a pool and/or spa options to enjoy. If you’re interested in Tofino hotels on the beach, you’d be looking at some of the beach resorts listed below:

Other resorts are also beachfront properties – but these ones lack a central lodge or hotel building to stay in. Instead, these resorts are made up of individual cabin for rent.

So it’s a beach resort, but you get your own space (cool wooden cabin or more modern suite) to stay in and cook for yourself (they often have full kitchens or kitchenettes in each rental). These are great for longer stays and definitely perfect if you’re hitting the surf.

In terms of amenities, there might be a communal pool area or onsite fire pits for gathering. Here are some examples of Tofino resorts that offer more beach cabin-style rentals:

Inns in Tofino

There are several inns in Tofino – or places that use “inn” in their name. Inns are usually simple places to stay, similar to some hotels.

If you want a place where you can cook or seriously prepare some food while you’re there, you’ll find those in the “Guesthouses/Apartments in Tofino” section a little further down.

Some of the inns below are more like motels (with balconies all facing the same direction – often the waterfront) while other inns are located in actual houses and have a cozy feel.

Check out these inns – located right in Tofino (the town) or just a short walk from the town centre:

  • The Inn at Tough City – A classic, eclectic inn with harbour views and a sushi restaurant right in Tofino (Our Pick)
  • Meares Vista Inn – A charming, simple inn just a short walk up the road to Tofino town centre
  • Tofino Paddlers Inn – A small, cozy guest house above the café/kayak tours on the water in Tofino

Bed and Breakfasts in Tofino

If you’re looking for a true bed and breakfast in Tofino, you’ll have some luck. These are the kinds of places where you’d wake up in a cozy place and the host has breakfast ready for you.

Truthfully, there aren’t too many Tofino bed and breakfasts. Most of the smaller houses that might host a B&B are actually more like “guesthouses” where you just get your own suite (usually with a kitchen or kitchenette) and prepare your own breakfast.

However, you can find a classic bed and breakfast in Tofino or in Ucluelet. Here are a few examples:

Campgrounds in Tofino

Being the beautiful natural area that it is, there are a number of campgrounds in and around Tofino (including down near Ucluelet) to help you immerse yourself in nature.

You’ll find several campgrounds near the beaches closer to Tofino (Mackenzie Beach, Chesterman, and Cox Bay).

These are mostly private campgrounds run by companies where you can book a spot at – and they offer a mix of RV or car/tent camping.

There is also a campground within the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve at Long Beach (Green Point Campground). You’ll need to book a site through the Park’s website for this.

Another factor to consider when choosing a Tofino campground is seasonality. Some campgrounds are seasonal and only open during the warmer or shoulder months.

For example, Bella Pacifica opens on March 1st, while Surf Grove is open year-round. Check out these campgrounds around the peninsula:

Guesthouses/Apartments in Tofino

If you are staying a little longer in Tofino – or would like the convenience of preparing your own meals – you may want to consider an apartment in Tofino.

Apartments are generally popular with larger groups of friends or those travelling to Tofino with children/family.

To be honest, Tofino is a little bit confusing in this regard. Some properties that rent you an apartment or suite with a kitchen or kitchenette are actually called guesthouses.

You’ll even find that some accommodations that call themselves “Resorts” are really just renting you a seaside/beachside unit with a kitchen where you can cook (like Cox Bay Beach Resort).

In any case, you can find Tofino apartments or guesthouses right in the town of Tofino, in the areas surrounding the beaches or in houses tucked away in the forest.

Below are several accommodations that offer you your own space with some form of kitchen facilities:

Hostels in Tofino

If you’re looking for a classic hostel stay in Tofino (or searching for budget accommodation), there’s really only one option and that is Tofino Hostel / HI Whalers On The Point Guesthouse.

Located right in the town of Tofino down by the water, it has a communal kitchen/lounge facilities and a mix of private and dorm-style rooms.

Accommodations By Area

Now that we’ve covered the different types of accommodations in Tofino, it’s time to talk about the best areas to stay in/near Tofino.

For each of the areas below, we’ll introduce you to the area, what you can find there and who it might be a good fit for.

We’ll then highlight a few accommodation options located in the area for you to check out.

Land Acknowledgement: Tofino and the mentioned beaches below are situated within the traditional unceded territory of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation of the Nuu-chah-nulth peoples. We’re grateful to be able to visit, learn about, and share these incredible lands.

In short, there are five main areas to stay in: Tofino (right in town), three beaches close to town (Mackenzie, Chesterman, and Cox Bay) and then Ucluelet.

Ucluelet is a different town altogether but it’s also popular with many accommodations so we wanted to include it as an option.

All of the areas below are places that we would stay during our next visit to Tofino. Each one offers something a little different so read on to learn more about them.

We stayed right in town and loved it but could see ourselves staying by a beach next time for a different vibe.

If you know you want to stay in a certain area when you visit Tofino, have a look at our top accommodation picks for the featured areas below:

Top Tofino Accommodations By Area

It should also be noted that Tofino is a relatively safe place to visit and any of these areas would make for a nice stay. That said, the dangers in Tofino are somewhat different from those in, say, Toronto.

Pickpocketing wouldn’t be your main worry – but encountering a wolf or black bear, getting trapped by the tide, or being stuck in the wrong current whilst surfing are legit threats in Tofino. It might not happen often, but it’s something you need to be aware of!

Tofino (In Town) – For Sightseeing & Location

blue inn house in tofino with wet sidewalk and cars parked in front.
The town of Tofino is full of nice little houses, shops, restaurants, etc.

For the most central location, you might want to stay right in the town of Tofino. Located at the very tip-top of the Esowista Peninsula, this small fishing village is a very popular area to stay in.

The town itself isn’t very big – but staying right in town means that you have access to some of the best restaurants, cafes, tour companies, groceries, shops, etc.

Yes, Tofino (the town) can be busy (and quite touristy) in the summer but it has everything you’d need.

sandy beach with blue sky above green trees and rocky formations.
Tonquin Beach is within walking distance of the town centre.

There aren’t many beaches within walking distance (see beach areas below if you want to stay closer).

However, the Tonquin Trail takes you from the town to Tonquin Beach which is quite beautiful. We walked it one evening to watch the sunset and it was lovely.

We personally liked Tofino as a base because we could easily walk everywhere once we parked the rental car. Of course, if you want to drive to Tacofino or the beaches south of the town (like Long Beach), it is easy to do so.

We could walk to dinner at Schooner Restaurant, walk to where our sea kayaking adventure began, and even walk down to the Tofino Brewing Company along the multi-use path just down the highway.

Featured Accommodations in Tofino (In Town)

Below are a number of featured accommodations located right in the town centre of Tofino. Many of them overlook Tofino Harbour towards the islands, while others are tucked away in other parts of town.

Overall, there is a good mix of accommodations in Tofino ranging from boutique-style hotels with views to simple – but popular – roadside inns/hotels.

Our stay at Duffin Cove was great because it sits at the edge of town overlooking a quiet cove.

It is possible to have peace and nature yet still be close to the town amenities. That said, places do book up so plan ahead!

Duffin Cove Resort – Check Now

boutique hotel building with colourful doors in tofino canada with cloudy blue sky above and cars in parking lots in front.
Duffin Cove Resort – a newer accommodation that was worth it!
  • Style: A Stylish and Cozy Boutique Hotel
  • Price Range: Upper Range
  • Location: At the end of a quiet street right in Tofino, overlooking a beautiful cove
  • Featured Amenities: Fridge and Nespresso machine in rooms, incredible balcony views, free & easy parking

Tofino Motel Harbourview – Check Now

  • Style: A Nice, Reliable Motel/Hotel (very popular)
  • Price Range: Upper Range
  • Location: Overlooking the harbour, just off the main road on the edge of Tofino town centre
  • Featured Amenities: Rooms with harbour views, fridge/coffee in rooms, some rooms with full kitchenette, onsite parking

Himwitsa Lodge – Check Now

  • Style: Comfortable, Cozy Apartments/Suites
  • Price Range: Upper Range
  • Location: Right in town, above the Indigenous art gallery (& fish shop) with views of the ocean
  • Featured Amenities: Free parking, suites with hot tubs, balcony views of the Harbour, kitchenettes or full kitchens

Siennas Harbour House – Check Now

  • Style: Updated, Functional Waterfront Apartments
  • Price Range: Upper Mid-Range
  • Location: Overlooking the harbour, just off the main road into town
  • Featured Amenities: Apartments with ocean views from balconies, full kitchens, onsite parking

The Inn at Tough City – Check Now

  • Style: A Classic, Eclectic Inn
  • Price Range: Mid-Range
  • Location: Right in Tofino, close to the water overlooking the Harbour
  • Featured Amenities: Rooms with ensuite bathrooms, fridge in room, some with balconies, onsite sushi restaurant

Mackenzie Beach – For Surf & Supplies

If you want to stay right at/on the beach while you are in Tofino, you might want to check out Mackenzie Beach.

Located just south of the town of Tofino (about 6-7 minutes driving down the highway), Mackenzie Beach is the first major beach you’d come across.

Mackenzie is popular for a number of reasons – the main one being that you can surf there. It’s not the biggest beach in the area, but it’s not the smallest either.

There are a few larger resorts and several campgrounds that call Mackenzie Beach home.

orange food truck in tofino with serving table in front covered by plexiglass wall.
The famous orange Tacofino truck – you have to stop by!

Mackenzie Beach is a popular place to stay because it is also very close to the Outside Break outside market/mall area.

Located just off the highway and about a 15-minute walk to the beach, you can find groceries, a chocolate shop, a bike rental shop, a cafe, a surf shop, and more here.

Notably, you’ll also find the famous Tacofino food truck here!

Mackenzie Beach also has a smaller beach just to the north of it – Middle Beach – which is quite pretty for sunsets.

Middle Beach doesn’t really have accommodations like Mackenzie does – aside from Middle Beach Lodge, mentioned below.

Featured Accommodations near Mackenzie Beach

Below are some of the featured accommodations on/at Mackenzie Beach. All of the properties below overlook the beach so you could not be any closer to the surf.

If you are looking for a beach resort in Tofino, you will definitely find one here – if you book early enough!

Ocean Village Resort Tofino – Check Now

  • Style: Rustic Resort with Wooden Beach Cabins
  • Price Range: Mid-Range
  • Location: Overlooking Mackenzie Beach – a 40-minute walk or short drive to Tofino
  • Featured Amenities: Pet-friendly, onsite pool/hot tub, fire pits, cabins with kitchenettes/kitchens

Middle Beach Lodge – Check Now

  • Style: An Upscale, Secluded Lodge-style Resort
  • Price Range: Upper Range
  • Location: On a wooded, rocky cliff between Middle Beach and Mackenzie Beach
  • Featured Amenities: Some suites with kitchens, balconies and hot tubs, breakfast available at the restaurant

Best Western Plus Tin Wis Resort – Check Now

  • Style: A Bright, Traditional Resort
  • Price Range: Mid-Range
  • Location: Overlooking Mackenzie Beach – steps from the sand
  • Featured Amenities: Nice breakfast, beach views, outdoor hot tub, onsite gym, green space for kids

Crystal Cove Beach Resort – Check Now

  • Style: A Welcoming Beachside Resort with Log Cabins & RV Campground
  • Price Range: Upper Range
  • Location: Tucked away in the trees with easy access to Mackenzie Beach and the main highway
  • Featured Amenities: Log cabins (some with kitchens or hot tubs), RV “Glamping” available, onsite coffee bar

Chesterman Beach – For Surf & Amenities

shot of rainy beach in tofino with trees and rocks on right and ocean waves in distance.
The beach views at Chesterman carry on for ages.

For a larger beach to stay close to, Chesterman Beach might be for you. Located just to the south of Mackenzie Beach, Chesterman can be divided into three parts: North, Middle, and South.

Even though it was raining, we loved our walk along Chesterman. A distinctive feature of the beach is Frank Island (which is either an island or not, depending on the tide). Chesterman Beach is about a 10-minute drive (max) from the town centre of Tofino.

The reason we said “surf and amenities” for this beach is because at the north end of the beach you will find Wickaninnish Inn which has a café you can visit as a guest (we did on a rainy day).

wooden sign standing in trees with blue hotel building with balconies behind.
Driftwood Café is at the top end of Chesterman in the Inn.

Another place to visit nearby is Roar (both the restaurant and café) located at Hotel Zed Tofino. This hotel is just off the highway which runs through the area a short walk from the beach.

So you can have your stay close to the beach but still not have to “give up” on being able to go out for a nice dinner.

Also, the Outside Break commercial area is a short drive up the highway from Chesterman so that’s also an option for amenities and supplies.

Featured Accommodations near Chesterman Beach

Below are some featured accommodations at or near Chesterman Beach. Aside from the few hotels in this area, there are quite a few houses close to the beach making it a prime area for guesthouses or bed and breakfasts.

Hotel Zed Tofino – Check Now

  • Style: A Retro Boutique Hotel
  • Price Range: Upper Range
  • Location: Tucked away in the woods just off the main highway a short walk to the beach or drive into Tofino
  • Featured Amenities: Popular onsite restaurant (Roar) and cafe bar, breakfast available, onsite hot tub & sauna

Seafarers Bed & Breakfast – Check Now

  • Style: A Tranquil, Cozy Bed and Breakfast
  • Price Range: Upper Mid-Range
  • Location: Tucked away in the trees just steps from the path to Chesterman Beach
  • Featured Amenities: Great breakfast, rooms with jacuzzi tubs

Wickaninnish Inn – Check Now

  • Style: An Elegant, Upscale Hotel/Resort
  • Price Range: Upper Range/Luxury
  • Location: At the north end of Chesterman Beach tucked away in the trees, but steps from the beach
  • Featured Amenities: Oceanview restaurant, onsite spa, Driftwood café, incredible balcony views

Sienna’s Tree House (Tall Trees And Salty Breeze) – Check Now

  • Style: Comfortable, Homey Apartments
  • Price Range: Mid-Range
  • Location: Tucked away in the trees right beside Hotel Zed just off the main highway through the area, walkable to Chesterman Beach
  • Featured Amenities: Apartments with kitchens or kitchenettes, onsite parking available

Cox Bay Beach – For Surf & Hikes

red building behind large blue welcome sign for tofino bc with trees behind.
The Tourism Centre is just off the highway – pretty handy!

The last beach for areas to stay near Tofino is Cox Bay Beach. This beach is located just south of Chesterman – making it about a 10-minute drive from the town centre of Tofino. Again, surfing is popular at Cox Bay Beach.

Cox Bay Beach is slightly smaller than Chesterman Beach but larger than Mackenzie Beach. A defining feature of Cox Bay Beach is that it’s a little more secluded with trees surrounding it and a rocky shoreline at the top and bottom.

Because of its rugged beauty, Cox Bay Beach is home to a number of beachfront resorts and campgrounds (much like Mackenzie Beach), all of which share the sand, waves, and ocean views.

A good thing about Cox Bay Beach is that Highway 4 isn’t too far from the accommodations. This means that you can hop in the car and be in town or someplace nearby in no time at all.

Also, the Tourism Tofino centre is located close by so if you have any questions you can go and ask!

The reason we said “hikes” for this area is because it’s the last beach (and the last major grouping of accommodations) before you enter the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve a little farther south.

Near the beach, you can hike the Cox Bay Lookout Trail (at the southern end of the beach) for sweeping views of the beach below.

Being close to the National Park, you can also take on the Radar Hill hike which isn’t too far away either.

Featured Accommodations near Cox Bay Beach

Below are a few featured accommodations on or very near Cox Bay Beach. There are mostly resorts and campgrounds here, too.

All three of the following places located next to each other in a row overlooking the beach – with some pretty great views.

Pacific Sands Beach Resort – Check Now

  • Style: A Trendy, Calming Beach Resort
  • Price Range: Upper Range
  • Location: Overlooking Cox Bay Beach with trees between the highway and the resort
  • Featured Amenities: On-site dining (Surfside Grill), fire pits, sauna facilities on-site (for a fee)

Long Beach Lodge Resort – Check Now

  • Style: A Peaceful, Classy Resort Hotel (one of the best examples of a true Tofino beach hotel)
  • Price Range: Upper Range
  • Location: Overlooking Cox Bay Beach with easy access back to the highway (bike path)
  • Featured Amenities: On-site restaurant/lounge, onsite surf club

Cox Bay Beach Resort – Check Now

  • Style: Modern, Newer Apartments
  • Price Range: Upper Range
  • Location: Also overlooking Cox Bay Beach – nestled between two other resorts above
  • Featured Amenities: Suites with kitchens/kitchenettes, bookable amenities (like a hot tub)

Ucluelet – For Sightseeing & Location

We couldn’t write about where to stay in Tofino without mentioning Ucluelet. Ucluelet is a small town – located on the traditional lands of Ucluelet First Nation – about a 35-40 minute drive down the highway from Tofino.

If you’re driving Highway 4 from Nanaimo to Tofino, you’ll reach a highway junction: Tofino is north, and Ucluelet is south! So, because the two are so closely tied, visitors to this area often stay in Ucluelet, too.

Check Here For Accommodations in Ucluelet.

In fact, some people choose to stay in Ucluelet because it’s not Tofino (which can be busier). It really depends on the season and your interests. We visited Ucluelet briefly but ran out of time on our trip.

That said, the town has everything you’d need for a nice stay.

It also has a number of things to do like walking the Lighthouse Loop trail, visiting Ucluelet Brewing Company, sea kayaking with Majestic Ocean Kayaking, or visiting the Ucluelet Aquarium.

Featured Accommodations in Ucluelet

Below are a few featured accommodations in or near Ucluelet. In terms of raw numbers, the town of Ucluelet has more bookable accommodations than the town of Tofino (talking just in the town centres).

Similar to Tofino, Ucluelet has a good mix of different accommodations such as smaller guesthouses, inns, B&Bs and a few seaside hotels or resorts.

There are also a few campgrounds or resorts with cabins or yurts that you can find along the highway (the Tofino Ucluelet Hwy) heading into town.

If you are looking for accommodations or hotels near Tofino, also consider staying in Ucluelet because it might be a good option for you.

A Snug Harbour Inn – Check Now

  • Style: A Beautiful, Colourful 5-star Bed and Breakfast
  • Price Range: Upper Mid-Range
  • Location: High atop the rocky shore with stairs to the beach below, a quick walk to Ucluelet
  • Featured Amenities: Great breakfast included, outdoor hot tub and patio views available

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort – Check Now

  • Style: A Sophisticated, Calming Resort
  • Price Range: Lower Mid-Range
  • Location: Right on the black rocky cliffside overlooking the ocean, a short walk to the heart of Ucluelet
  • Featured Amenities: Outdoor seaside pool/hot tub area, spa, restaurant with breakfast, parking

Wya Point Resort – Check Now

  • Style: A Nature-based Resort (luxury cabins, yurts, or campsites available)
  • Price Range: Upper Range (depends on what you book)
  • Location: Tucked away in the lush rainforest off the highway leading in/out of Ucluelet
  • Featured Amenities: Private beaches on the property


Here are answers to a few frequently asked questions about accommodations in Tofino:

What are some hotels in Tofino on the beach?

If you are looking for a Tofino hotel on the beach, there are a number of resort-style hotels just outside of town that will have you overlooking the sand towards the beautiful, crashing waves.

Check out the Long Beach Lodge Resort located at Cox Bay Beach, the Best Western Plus Tin Wis Resort at Mackenzie Beach, or Wickaninnish Inn located right at North Chesterman Beach.

You can walk out of all these properties and onto their respective beaches with ease.

What are some pet-friendly hotels in Tofino?

If you’re travelling with your pet (usually a dog), there are many pet-friendly accommodations in Tofino.

Many of the resorts such as the Ocean Village Resort Tofino and the Best Western Plus Tin Wis Resort (both at Mackenzie Beach) are pet-friendly.

As for hotels, the Tofino Motel Harbourview right in Tofino is also pet-friendly.

Related Articles

Check out our general Tofino Guide or these other detailed posts if you’re planning a trip to Tofino (or Vancouver Island, in general):

And there you have it – our guide on where to stay in Tofino. In the end, there are plenty of great accommodations to suit all different types of travellers to Tofino.

Whether you end up in town in a hotel or camping near one of the beaches, just focus on your budget and your interests for your visit – and make sure you book in advance if you can!

As always, Happy Waddlin’,

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