Fodor's Expert Review Chesterman Beach Bed & Breakfast

1345 Chesterman Beach Rd. , Tofino, British Columbia, V0R 2Z0, Canada Fodor's Choice

This charming beachside inn, opened as Tofino's first B&B in 1984, is the kind of intimate seaside getaway that brought people to Vancouver Island's West Coast in the first place. The top-floor Lookout suite, with its sundeck, sweeping sea views, and private staircase to the beach, is a romantic favorite. The two-bedroom Ocean Breeze suite, sheltered by stands of spruce and cedar, and just steps from the wide sandy beach, has a private entrance, and a full slate and marble kitchen; a sweet, sea-view sunroom, furnished with sofas, is perfect for wave-watching in comfort. Both suites feature gas fireplaces, deep soaker tubs, big picture windows, and oriental rugs on hardwood floors; rubber boots and rainslickers are on hand for long beach walks. A lavish breakfast (think fresh squeezed juice, poached eggs with salmon, and honeyed yogurt cream) can be delivered to your door. A private one-bedroom cottage, with its original rustic floors and a full kitchen, is tucked in the garden behind the B&B.


  • gracious owner knowledgeable about area
  • private and scenic


  • 10-minute drive to restaurants
  • breakfast not actually included in rates (and not available at all for the cottage)


On the beach
Local Flavor


Phones: 250-725–3726


2 suites; 1 1-bedroom cottage
Rate Includes: No meals

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