Wickaninnish Inn

500 Osprey Lane at Chesterman Beach | Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0  [SEE MAP]Tofino, BC  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Recent guests loved the top-notch rooms and friendly staff
The property is not easy to get to
Overlooking an untamed strip of Pacific coast on Vancouver Island (about 195 miles northwest of Victoria), the Wickaninnish Inn is a Relais & Châteaux luxury amid the pines. Guests adore this hotel's rugged setting and isolated locale. All guest rooms boast ocean views, and include balconies, fireplaces, soaker tubs and heated flooring in the bathrooms. Guests can dine on fine, locally-sourced fare at The Pointe Restaurant for brunch and dinner while the Driftwood Café features drinks such as coffee and smoothies, snacks and lunch options. For a bit of relaxation, hotel guests suggest heading to Ancient Cedars Spa, which offers treatments like West Coast Sacred Sea body wraps, or grabbing a drink at sundown at the On The Rocks Bar.
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Location
Tofino, BC
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 75 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Rustic, Opulent

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Scorecard

  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • EXCELLENTCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • Condé Nast Traveler Gold 2020
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2019
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Fodor's

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The Ancient Cedars Spa gives hot-stone massages and couples massages in mind-blowing oceanfront treatment rooms; yoga classes are held daily.

Fodor's Choice

Frommer's

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Most of all, you’ll be awed by the setting, perhaps the most beautiful on a shoreline with no shortage of stunning scenery. It sits on a rocky promontory overlooking Chesterman Beach and surrounded by old-growth forests.

Frommer's Exceptional

Lonely Planet

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Cornering the market in luxury winter storm-watching packages, 'the Wick' is worth a stay any time of year.

Travel + Leisure

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Don a slicker for a walk on Chesterman Beach, or snuggle up next to your fireplace with a Pacific Northwest Pinot Noir and the binoculars that are provided in each room.

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2019

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • Condé Nast Traveler Gold 2020
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2019
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1643 have reviewed the Wickaninnish Inn, 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 1643 reviews 4.5 (based on 1643 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at the Wickaninnish Inn are luxurious, with all accommodations boasting views of the ocean or Chesterman Beach. The decor is that of an upscale lodge, complete with an earth-tone color palette, sleek wooden furnishings and rustic accessories spread throughout. Every guest room features coffee makers, rain jackets and pants, stocked minibars, binoculars and large soaking tubs equipped with their own vistas. Modern amenities include heated bathroom floors, flat-screen TV, Bose sound systems, complimentary wireless internet and gas fireplaces.
  • Travelers can opt to stay in either The Pointe building or The Beach building

Standard room size420 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Wickaninnish Inn is located on an inlet on the west coast of Vancouver Island, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on three sides. The hotel offers direct access to Chesterman Beach and is 3 miles south of the town of Tofino. The hotel is remote, with few amenities accessible on foot. Guests can walk to the few restaurants and grocery store located along the Pacific Rim Highway.
  • Victoria International Airport is 206 miles southeast
  • Accessible via ferry from Washington State, Tsawwassem and Horseshoe Bay
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

The Pointe Restaurant offers panoramic ocean views and an authentic locavore dining experience. The executive chef works closely with local purveyors and the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild to source local and organic ingredients, including salmon, spot prawns, shrimp, crab, halibut and free-range poultry and beef. The award-winning wine list includes an array of wines from British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, and the restaurant also offers a wide selection of local beers. The Driftwood Café offers a cozy setting with a wood-burning fireplace and a selection of espresso drinks, fruit smoothies and a light menu of Pacific Northwest dishes in the evenings. The On the Rocks Bar & Lounge offers a variety of beverages and a selection of small plates and dinner entrees.
  • Room service available from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesAmerican

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

Spa

The Ancient Cedars Spa at the Wickaninnish Inn features four individual treatment rooms and two couples treatment suites, some of which feature views of the ocean. The menu includes massages, facials, nail services, makeup application and body and hydrotherapy treatments. In addition, there are numerous signature treatments offered, including the Cedar Escape, an organic sea salt body polish, and the Hishuk Ish Tsawalk, a full-body exfoliation with Vancouver Island seaweed.
  • Advance reservations recommended
  • Spa packages available
  • Guests must be at least 16 to receive spa services

Services offered:

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

Kids

The Wickaninnish Inn offers a number of amenities for children, including complimentary babysitting for kids under the age of 12 while their parents dine at The Pointe Restaurant. Children receive a welcome basket upon arrival and complimentary childrens bicycles are available. The hotel also offers beach toys, movies, board games, puzzles and books for entertainment. There's also a local scavenger hunt that takes kids and their parents on an adventure around the surrounding beaches and through the forest.
  • Child-sized bathrobes
  • Babysitting services are available for an extra fee for parents who aren't dining at the restaurant
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The fitness center at the Inn offers a variety of workout equipment, including cardio machines, strength-training equipment and free weights. Daily yoga classes are offered at the spa and those looking to take their workout outdoors can take advantage of the on-site nature trail. The hotel offers seasonal loaner bikes for guests looking to explore the surrounding area and can arrange other outdoors activities and excursions, including kayaking, paddleboarding, surfing, whale watching and birding.
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

    Business

    The Wickaninnish Inn has two meeting rooms. The Swordfern Boardroom comes equipped with a gas fireplace, wet bar, balcony and a hardcarved Douglas Fir table that is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. There is also the larger Salal Room, which can accommodate up to 60 guests for theater-style events. Meeting services include catering and the hotel has audiovisual equipment available, including an LCD projector and screen and satellite radio system with plug-ins for iPods and CD players.

      Number of meeting rooms2

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

      Pets

      Pets are welcome at the Wickaninnish Inn for an additional fee of $40 CAD (about $33 USD) per night. Pets must be kenneled if left alone in the room and not disturb other guests. The hotel offers food and water bowls, bedding, treats and toys for its four-legged guests, as well as a pet shower station on the beach.
      • Pet-sitting available for an additional fee
      • Maximum two pets per room
      • Second pet can stay for a $20 CAD (about $15 USD) fee per night
      • Pets allowed (with fee)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting (with fee)

      Wedding

      The Inn offers venues for intimate weddings and receptions. The Salal Room can accommodate wedding celebrations for up to 50 guests for banquet-style events and the beach is available for holding small ceremonies.

        Maximum wedding guest capacity120

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

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