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The Wickaninnish Inn

The Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino

At a Glance

    Pros

  • at the end of a superb crescent beach
  • the silence of storms through triple-glazed windows is surreal
  • excellent staff

    Cons

  • pricey and posh
  • no swimming pool

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The Wickaninnish Inn Review

On a rocky promontory with open ocean on three sides and old-growth forest as a backdrop, this cedar-sided inn is exceptional in every sense. First Nations art is elegantly showcased, and details like hand-crafted candle holders or ornamental towel rails exude a West Coast style. Every room in this Relais & Châteaux property has an ocean or beach view, fireplace, soaker tub, and private balcony. The Ancient Cedars Spa gives hot-stone massages and couples massages in mind-blowing oceanfront treatment rooms; yoga classes are held daily. The Pointe Restaurant offers Tofino's finest dining. Service and quality throughout is outstanding.

2011 Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winner

Rugged West Coast Style
With direct access to Chesterman Beach and views of the Pacific Ocean, "The Wick" showcases the rugged beauty of coastal British Columbia from a stylish perch. In summer, the rustic inn attracts surfers and beachgoers, but winter is particularly memorable at this wooded hideout. Tofino's famous storm watching season runs from November to March, and there's no better vantage point for gazing upon the roiling skies than the Wickaninnish's 75 ocean-facing rooms; award-winning Pointe Restaurant, with its 240-degree ocean view; and resort-wide driftwood chairs. Every comfort is anticipated, right down to boot-dryers and pet-friendly shower stations, and the mood is resolutely West Coast, with a fierce emphasis on environmentalism (right down to composting), community action programs, and public and private spaces done up in reclaimed Douglas Fir and local art.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Osprey La., at Chesterman Beach Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 | Map It
  • Phone: 250/725–3100; 800/333–4604
  • Website:
  • Location: Tofino

    Hotel Details

  • 64 rooms, 11 suites.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-07-2012

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    The Wickaninnish Inn Review

    The Wick was in a beautiful location. Rooms were fantastic with amazing views. Consierge was especially helpful not only with recommending restaurants and things to do, but also helped us when our flight was delayed due to weather.

    Only negatives included not having the room ready for us upon arrival due to a maid shortage, and not having enough options to pick from at the restaurant. (The restaurant had wonderful food but it was all very rich. How much caviar and cream sauces can you really eat?)

    Overall really enjoyed it and would go back in a heartbeat.

    by JoniC, 9/14/10
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    The Perfect Place

    "The Wick" was the most romantic places we have visited. The service was incomparable and the room with a view of The Pacific was just breathtaking. We can;t wait to go back...

    by epbush, 9/9/07
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    secret paradise.

    A friend of mine reccomended this hotel, and I agree! A beautiful hotel, beautiful views, and a great beach! The village is a jewel! The staff were great! I LOVED THIS HOTEL! I just cancelled my vacation to Australia next year, and decided to stay here instead!

    by evanhorbay, 3/30/07

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