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Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We came to Tofino area to storm watch and were not disappointed. Opening our curtains in the morning brought us a wonderful view of the ocean. We walked the beaches when it wasn't raining, watched the surfers battle the waves and listened to the wind and rain when it came lashing in. Lovely room and beautiful setting for our wet West Coast adventure.

waited 1/2 hour after ordering drink and still didn't get it so left, the following night, ordered drink and meal and got our meal before our drinks. Didn't have clean glasses or mugs in our room and didn't leave clean towels for our pet - had to ask for clean towels after our 2nd day and we stayed 3 nights.

My wife and I stayed at this resort for four nights. We only planned on staying for three but had such a wonderful time, we extended our stay for one more night to enable us to do more sightseeing. The staff are courteous and helpful. Cora the receptionist at the front desk was extremely helpful, making various suggestions on sights to see and how to get there. Our room was neat, clean and well maintained. The ocean view from the is fantastic for storm watching and watching the surfers riding the waves. That is to be expected though as every room faces the ocean. I don't think there is a bad view anywhere. Look, I'm not a rich guy but I will tell you, for the money at this time of year (Nov) for storm watching. I don't think you can beat it. Treat yourself to a wonderful mini vacation here, you deserve it. I will go back and I tell my friends about this best kept secret. Life is what you make it...... Enjoy.

I think the hotel is certainly good value, it is a little dated but has all the basic comforts and is pet friendly. The staff are incredibly polite and that up's the experience that much more. Every room at the hotel has a view so you never miss out on what Tofino has to offer. The restaurant is average, I did not find the food appealing (maybe an off day) but it left me with the impression that I didn't want to eat there again. The room was acceptable, except it had its quirks i.e. The bathroom is kinda small, you can't close/open the door without shuffling beside the toilet there's about a foot between the door and the toilet bowl. The fridges are turned off likely to save energy, so wasn't planning on pulling the fridge out to get to the adjustment knob on the back. Overall I was happy with my stay. If you have reasonable expectations this resort will satisfy. M

I stayed here for 2 nights in November and had a great experience. The property is extremely well maintained, both husband and I loved the landscaping, native art and the view from our ground floor room was breathtaking. Easy access to the sandy beach where you can walk your pets. The room service was flawless, the room was equipped with everything you need for a pleasant stay including coffee, tea, body lotion, many pillows and comfortable beds. The hotel offers free cookies everyday and the restaurant has a variety of options. Our daughter wanted to try surfing for the first time and there's a place right on the property that conveniently offers all the equipment for rental and also lessons. We will definitely book here again our next stay in Tofino.

Stayed in Room 705. Every room has an excellent view of the beach. This is the major feature of this hotel at a great price. The hotel itself is average , needs some upgrading. Staff were excellent. Ate our evening dinner and breakfast at hotel, price is a little high and the supper menu selection is limited (They had the same special for two nights in a row). Breakfast, we typically split a 3 egg omelette. Restaurant staff was also very good. Room had a small frig and microwave. Noticed some guest bring in their own food to cook via microwave. Would stay here again.

For the third time, we have spent a couple of days walking Mackenzie Beach straight out from our room at the Best Western Tin Wis Resort in Tofino. We enjoyed breakfasts & dinner with a Pacific North West flavour, and wandered along the regional path into Tofino for coffee one morning. A very restful stay in a wonderful place.

My wife and I found this hotel was surprisingly nice given the room rate. The rooms were plain but the view of the ocean and the beach just steps away from the room made this place perfect. The only downside was calm weather during a storm season weekend.

Awesome hotel. Centrally located (between Tacofino and the brewery - what more could you want.) Great service. Free coffee and cookies at check in. Rooms were clean and big with good coffee selection and fantastic views. Right on the beach and lots of dogs roaming around - which was a major plus.

Stayed here 3 nights in mid October. All rooms look out on MacKensie Beach. The property is very well maintained and prettty to look out our balcony to the ocean. We really liked our Tofino stay best of the places we visited on Vancouver Island. The bed was very comfy and we slept well. Lobby always had coffee and cookies set out which my husband really liked. The Hotel is located very near Tofino town , which was a plus since most of our meals were in Tofino at great places. So it was a short 5 min drive to town. Yes, most of the hikes were farther south and required a drive of 20-30 minutes - but I prefer to be closer to town for dinner so its a short drive back to our hotel. Also, parking is free and very close to rooms. We were on 2nd floor and there are no elevators but two young men took our heavy bags up to our room for us. Nice! This was a nice place ... like a solid B and maybe even B+ for the location. Some things to mention though - (1) the restaurant is just not good. We had 1 dinner and 1 breakfast here. Both were mediocre. Staff didn't know what they were doing . Wait times for food seemed long. They burned the eggs in the omelete ... unforgivable. (2) we had a King room with Kitchenette (which we never used). Not sure if all rooms have the same layout, but in ours the bathroom was a SUPER TIGHT squeeze. The door shouldn't even be there. If you want to close the door you have to squeeze to side to close it. And you have to close it to use the shower. Just a very irritating aspect to the room. (3) Breakfast - usually breakfast of some kind is included at a Best Western. But not here. We had to pay for breakfast and it was not well done and was slow service. I'd probably try one of the other resorts before coming back here.

1119 Pacific Rim Highway Tofino BC

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge places you next to Mackenzie Beach and within a 10-minute walk of Tofino Botanical Gardens. This 85-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. On the beach, the hotel is also close to Alternative Tofino's Indoor Climbing Gym and Chesterman Beach.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


All 85 rooms provide balconies or patios, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards are also available.

Property features

Guests staying at Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge enjoy a fitness center, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. This beach hotel also has conference space.

Room options

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

Queen 2 | 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 1346 reviews