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Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It was a last minute plan for me. So it was hard to find a place for me. But there were some availabilities in BW tofino. The rooms and view were spectacular. A littlle bit pricey because of the last minute booking. But this is for me more than three stars hotel experience. Easy access to the beach as well.

Tin Wis is located 4 kms before the village of Tofino, along the Pacific Rim Highway, but far enough from the road in order to have no nuisance at all from the road. Location, location, location! That's what's all about. All rooms of the hotel have frontal ocean view and have either a balcony or a ground floor terrace wit chairs to enjoy the view on beach and ocean and the magnificent sunsets. The rooms are spacious with excellent beds, mattresses and pillows, have a small kitchen corner with micro, a (very silent) fridge and coffeemaker, 2 coaches and flatscreen. Space enough to lay down your suitcases. The rooms are also perfectly soundproof. Sleep with open window and enjoy the rolling waves on the shore. A special mention for the perfect housekeeping and the cleanliness of the rooms. All meals are served in the Beachfront bistro. Tables for two are very small (the menus are broader than the table...). Breakfast is not complimentary, but to hotel guests a discount of 20% is granted. Our dinner was correct (certainly not gastronomic) and service friendly (although not always very professional). An excellent and peaceful address one of Tofino's many beautiful beaches.

The real highlight of our stay here was the views of Mackenzie beach from our balcony. The weather was lovely so our balcony was a good sun trap! Our room was comfortable and suited our needs. There was ample space in the car park. The sunsets were beautiful. The only downside is that the hotel restaurant is terrible.

Spent three days/nights here and it was one of the nicest Best Western we have stayed at. Service and accommodation great (super clean)- staff so friendly and helpful - would return again. Great location on the beach and minutes into Tofino and Long Beach

The location of Tin Wis is perfect since it is on the beach with rooms with views of the ocean, staff are friendly and helpful, especially at breakfast, which was huge and good value for money,. Our room was really clean, well appointed and had the advantage of a balcony. The fact that there was an inexpensive laundry made life easier than having to search for one in Torfino, and the machines were efficient but gentle on my clothes. I felt that the restaurant can't cope when there are large parties but apart from that I cannot fault the hotel and would stay again were I in the area.

This Best Western Tin Wis Resort is in an excellent location in Tofino BC, right on the beach. The add for this resort is attractive, hot tub, pull, restaurant and access to beach. The problem there is no AC in the rooms, we were there during their hot spell, the rooms face west meaning in the afternoon the room was well onver 100 degrees. They did provide a small fan that helped cool down the room. However, there was no water in the hot tub or pull because the whole area is on a water restriction even though they receive 200 inches of rain a year. In addition the dish washer was down in the restaurant providing drama over eating there. For the original price $479 CD this place was no bargain. The manager recognized the problem and dropped the price to $298 reasonable for high season. If you go just expect that this hotel does not meet BW standards.

It took us about 30 minutes for the front desk person to be free to check us in at~ 5pm. The overworked and very gracious woman was taking phone reservations, receiving new guests, answering all in coming calls as well as consierge duties. Too much. Then at dinner. Again short staffed. It took one hour to get our dinner. I ordered the special that I was assured did not have peppers (intolerance). Later I was told they were out. I ordered a pasta. When it finally came it smelled like it had peppers. I was told there were none but on eating found it was loaded. After waiting an hour for food I did not want to wait another hour. I picked them out as much as I could but ended up eating little and going hungry. The kindly waiter did not charge me- he overworked as everyone else. We were 4 women to a room but only 'allowed' 2 keys. For the price this place is not good value for the customer and likely the poor staff.

Spent a couple of days here and wished we could have stayed longer. Beautiful location on a wide bay with shallow sandy beach. Service was outstanding and a special mention to Cora at reception who was immensely helpful. Hotel name means Calm Water which sums it up for me.

As "resorts" go this is seriously disappointing. The beach setting is awesome but the hotel itself is in serious need of an upgrade. Room, a good size but basic. Bathroom a one person at time deal and that one person has to hug the basin to get the door closed. Bath/shower took 10 mins to drain due to hair clogging the drain. Shampoo etc not good, Large stain on floor of bedroom/living area an unappealing feature and no air conditioning a little tough with the summer heat . All rooms featured a deck to enjoy the redeeming feature, the ocean view, however it mirrored the rather shabby condition of the whole complex. The staff were lovely and the grounds were well maintained. Overall, take away the setting & this was a very average motel, certainly not worth the cost which rivalled some of the nicer hotels we have stayed in around the world.

Loved everything, would go back again and again More if price a bit lower , cannot beat the view or staff The beach is clean, water sparkles and the grounds well maintained. The staff is always ready to help. The front desk a pleasure!!

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Loft, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Ocean View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Bathtub

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Bathtub

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1281 reviews