Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

596 Marine Drive | Ucluelet, British Columbia V0R 3A0  [SEE MAP]Ucluelet, British Columbia  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Recent guests agree the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort's best feature is its location — you'll experience sweeping Pacific Ocean and rainforest views from your balcony, bedroom and even some bathrooms. Located in Ucluelet on Vancouver Island, this hotel's modern decor and clean, tidy accommodations delight guests as well. Black Rock Oceanfront Resort offers studios and one- and two-bedroom suites, all of which include kitchens, gas fireplaces and complimentary Internet access; bathrooms feature heated floors, deep soaker tubs and separate showers. While Fetch Restaurant is on the premises, travelers warn the menu is limited and rather pricey. Instead, save your money for a rejuvenating massage or facial at the Drift Spa, which previous visitors say is well worth the splurge.

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Location
Ucluelet
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 133 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Families, Couples

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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The decor combines glass, granite, and wood against a backdrop of dramatic views of the black-rock coastline. Watch for waves coming right up to the lobby; the hotel straddles a surge channel.

Frommer's

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The resort is a 15-minute walk from downtown Ucluelet, but is designed to provide just about anything you need on site, including the artisanal-inspired dishes of its fine-dining restaurant, Fetch, and the sense of well-being bestowed by the Drift Spa.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1793 have reviewed the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1793 reviews 4.5 (based on 1793 reviews)

Guest Rooms

All accommodations at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort are suites, each with floor-to-ceiling windows, a lodge-like decor with wood and stone accents, gas fireplaces, furnished balconies and spa-like bathrooms with heated floors, large soaking tubs and rainfall showers. Lodge studio suites, located in the main lodge building, are furnished with a king bed and include a kitchenette with a combination microwave and convection oven, stove top, dishwasher, coffee maker and minifridge. Modern amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions and alarm clocks with iPod docks.
  • DVD players available upon request
  • Full kitchens and laundry units in some premium suites

Standard room size450 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in Ucluelet, Black Rock Oceanfront Resort sits on a rocky headland surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and backed by an old-growth rainforest. The Wild Pacific Trail is easily accessible from the resort and the Pacific Rim National Park is about 2 miles northeast. The town of Ucluelet is less than a mile northeast of the resort, putting guests within walking distance of the various shops, restaurants and art galleries located on and around Peninsula Road.
  • Victoria International Airport is about 193 miles southeast
  • Tofino Airport is about 16 miles northwest
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The resort's primary restaurant, Fetch, serves fresh, seasonal and sustainable fare, most of which consists of seafood. In summer months, guests can dine alfresco on the patio that overlooks the surge channel and the Wild Pacific Trail. Float Lounge also offers ocean views and features a cozy fireplace and casual fare from salads and seafood chowder to burgers, along with a variety of drinks.

    Number of restaurants2

    Cuisine TypesAmerican

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • Free breakfast

    Pool

    Although Black Rock does not have a swimming pool, there are two hot tubs that overlook the coastline and a small plunge pool that's a part of the spa.
    • Limited seating
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Seasonal
    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
    • Indoor/outdoor combo
    • Pool bar
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas

    Spa

    Drift Spa has an oceanfront lounge, a hydrotherapy tub and a private couples massage suite that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. A full menu of treatments – all of which use organic seaweed products made on Vancouver Island – includes massage therapies, facials, body wraps, scrubs and soaks, as well as manicures and pedicures. Signature treatments include a seaweed massage and soak and the Perfect Storm, which includes a Thalasso seaweed gel wrap, a Vichy shower and a hot stone and aromatherapy massage.
    • Spa packages available

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Kids

    For families, the resort's studio and one-bedroom suites can connect to create a large suite for up to six guests. The Wild Pacific Trail, accessible from the resort, is a great option for family hikes and kids can enjoy nearby activities like the whale-watching adventure cruise.
    • Childrens menu available
    • Kids club
    • Cribs
    • High chairs

    Fitness

    The resort's fitness center has cardiovascular equipment, weight-training equipment and free weights. However, many guests choose to get their blood pumping outdoors with the variety of adventure activities and excursions available. The Wild Pacific Trail is just a couple blocks away from the property and the resort offers complimentary trail maps to interested guests. There are also a variety of off-property adventure excursions that the hotel can arrange for guests, including fishing, surfing, kayaking, zip lining and seasonal whale- and storm-watching.
    • Storm-watching available November to March
    • Whale-watching cruises from Ucluelet's Barclay Sound February to April
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    The resort has one of the largest ballrooms on the island's west coast; it has a meeting capacity of up to 140 guests. The Rainforest Ballroom features audiovisual equipment and a portable bar, and can be divided into two smaller meeting rooms. The Wine Cellar can accommodate seated groups of up to 40 attendees for smaller meetings. Meeting services include catering and audiovisual equipment rental and technical support, and the resort's meeting planner can arrange group activities and excursions.

      Number of meeting rooms3

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available

      Pets

      Black Rock Oceanfront Resort offers several amenities for pets, including organic cotton dog beds, food and water bowls, pet towels, a dog wash station near the main lodge and a waste bag dispenser. The pet fee is $25 CAD (about $19 USD) per day per pet. In addition to the Wild Pacific Trail for walks, Big Beach, located beside the resort, is great for exercise and play.
      • Maps of pet-friendly trails and beaches available
      • Pets must be on a leash at all times
      • Gift shop offers variety of toys and treats
      • Pets allowed (with fee)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting

      Wedding

      The Black Rock Oceanfront Resort offers both indoor and outdoor venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The Fetch Patio offers views of the coastline and can host ceremonies with up to 140 guests. There's also the intimate Wine Cellar, which also features spectacular views through its large floor-to-ceiling windows and can accommodate up to 80 guests for ceremonies or 40 guests for seated receptions. For large celebrations, the resort's 2,000-square-foot Rainforest Ballroom – one of the largest on Vancouver Island's west coast – can hold a dance floor, portable bar and a banquet capacity of up to 140 guests.

        Maximum wedding guest capacity140

        • Hotel hosts weddings
        • Outdoor space for weddings
        • Wedding planners available

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