Kwa'Lilas Hotel

Port Hardy, Rural British Columbia

The hotel

Located in the traditional territories of the Kwakiutl people, the Kwa’Lilas Hotel’s history dates back over 12,000 years. With authentic local aboriginal art in the hallways, the restaurant Ha’me’ (meaning ‘food’), and Nax’id’ (meaning ‘pub’), you’ll be sure to feel as though you’ve taken a step back in time, experiencing the native culture first-hand. Kwa’Lilas means ‘place to sleep’, and we bet that you’ll get a good night’s sleep in the comfortable rooms.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in Port Hardy, a short walk from local shops, bars and restaurants. Transfer time from Port Hardy airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

85 rooms, all with TV, telephone and mini-fridge. Standard Rooms have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Rooms are larger and have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

ha'me' (local, west coast inspired dishes, open for lunch and dinner). nax'id' (pub serving food). Complimentary self-parking. Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Boutique Sleeps: Experiencing Port Hardy’s Kwa'Lilas Hotel

Oct 22, 2020 vancouverscape Vancouver, Canada

The hotel’s 85 guest rooms feature First Nations decor, from the lovely illuminated headboard to a steel side panel where the coffee maker (with packs of Spirit Bear Coffee) and mini fridge are located. The room is simply furnished but very comfortable, as are the mattresses and bedding! Sound sleeps all around. Kwa’Lilas is currently renovating… Read more
The hotel’s 85 guest rooms feature First Nations decor, from the lovely illuminated headboard to a steel side panel where the coffee maker (with packs of Spirit Bear Coffee) and mini fridge are located. The room is simply furnished but very comfortable, as are the mattresses and bedding! Sound sleeps all around. Kwa’Lilas is currently renovating its signature restaurant, ha’me, however Nax’id Pub is open for lunch, dinner and evening cocktails. Read less
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Oct 5, 2020 NorthCountryWriter Victoria, Canada

We LOVED this hotel when we stayed here in 2017. This year it seemed to be working to a slightly more casual standard. The (very) good: the room was beautiful with the gorgeous artwork backlit and embedded in the headboard. An excellent bed too! The room was very well lit with (thank you!) quality LED lighting that could be adjusted according to… Read more
We LOVED this hotel when we stayed here in 2017. This year it seemed to be working to a slightly more casual standard. The (very) good: the room was beautiful with the gorgeous artwork backlit and embedded in the headboard. An excellent bed too! The room was very well lit with (thank you!) quality LED lighting that could be adjusted according to need. It also had one of the best showers we've had anywhere. The not so good: this hotel presents challenges in bad weather: this is no covered entrances. There is no handicap auto-open on any of the doors. There isn't even a way to hold the door open as you enter with your luggage, other than with the assistance of a second person. On that note if you want to plug in your laptop or other devices, be prepared to get down on hands & knees and crawl under furniture. Only 3 coat hangers? No microwave without special prior arrangement? The WIFI signal was weak and sometimes intermittent. The heat pump was noisy. COVID protocols were extremely relaxed. We didn't see a single employee wearing a mask. At least the front desk had a face screen in place. That attitude to COVID was prevalent everywhere we went in Port Hardy. Read less
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Sep 17, 2020 D K Victoria, Canada

This hotel is clean, updated, and stylish with Indigenous designs in the bedroom, fair-trade coffee and chic toiletries that made the walk-in shower all the more luxurious. I love the self-shutting room door that doesn't slam and shake the whole floor, not that it was necessary because the hotel is relatively quiet. Front desk is very… Read more
This hotel is clean, updated, and stylish with Indigenous designs in the bedroom, fair-trade coffee and chic toiletries that made the walk-in shower all the more luxurious. I love the self-shutting room door that doesn't slam and shake the whole floor, not that it was necessary because the hotel is relatively quiet. Front desk is very accommodating (like when I asked for a microwave in my room). Kudos to Josh at reception for his warm smiles and helpful demeanour when we were there. Although higher-priced than other hotels in Port Hardy, it is a bargain compared to the same quality hotel in a big city. Plenty of easy parking, right off the main road and so close to shops on the main drag. Social distancing, and hand sanitizers in place here. Highly recommend. Read less
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Sep 11, 2020 PamDuyn Mississauga, Canada

Our stay was a welcome retreat in Port Hardy! The hotel is beautiful, new and very well kept, with lovely art and cultural history and decor throughout. The staff were SO friendly, providing all the info we needed and helping us have a great stay. We ate at the pub both nights we were there, and it was great - fresh, local cuisine, seafood, and… Read more
Our stay was a welcome retreat in Port Hardy! The hotel is beautiful, new and very well kept, with lovely art and cultural history and decor throughout. The staff were SO friendly, providing all the info we needed and helping us have a great stay. We ate at the pub both nights we were there, and it was great - fresh, local cuisine, seafood, and classic pub food to suit all needs. We felt so at-home during our stay, from the staff to the locals at the pub, everyone was so welcoming and friendly. We will be back! Read less
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Aug 30, 2020 scotgirl1963 Nelson, Canada

Had lunch at the pub in this hotel. Had the Salmon sandwich with onion rings. Was delicious! My cousin had the soup of the day- full of vegetables and definitely all home made. Fresh ingredients. Very friendly, attentive service. Would recommend.