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

  • Excellent (103)
  • Very good (55)
  • Average (11)
  • Poor (4)
  • Terrible (7)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great addition to Port Hardy

Jul 10, 2019 FellowTraveller44 Vancouver, Canada

I have always regarded the hotel and dining options in Port Hardy as average so Kwa’Lilas came as a significant improvement. The aboriginal owned and operated hotel is elegantly designed, and has a wonderful art collection, starting from the lobby. The room was clean, comfortable and the dining room offered interesting and very good food. The… Read more
I have always regarded the hotel and dining options in Port Hardy as average so Kwa’Lilas came as a significant improvement. The aboriginal owned and operated hotel is elegantly designed, and has a wonderful art collection, starting from the lobby. The room was clean, comfortable and the dining room offered interesting and very good food. The staff were efficient and friendly, notably Zoe, our server in the dining room who managed to do this with good humour and without intruding. We will be happy to return on another trip to the North Island. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Clean modern hotel

Jul 9, 2019 barbaralY3961HY Croydon, United Kingdom

We stayed for one night and found the room excellent in amenities and cleanliness. The restaurant and pub were also good. Nice food and good service. Breakfast was also excellent but service a bit hit and miss. The only reason for marking down is the checkout was horrendous. The receptionist was inexperienced and under trained, (not his fault).… Read more
We stayed for one night and found the room excellent in amenities and cleanliness. The restaurant and pub were also good. Nice food and good service. Breakfast was also excellent but service a bit hit and miss. The only reason for marking down is the checkout was horrendous. The receptionist was inexperienced and under trained, (not his fault). The bill was incorrect, but he just couldn't understand why despite us wasting time we didn't have trying to explain. There was no management back up. A pity as a lovely stay otherwise. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful stay!

Jul 5, 2019 Heather R

I loved my stay at this amazing hotel in a beautiful part of the world. Kind and friendly staff went the extra mile in making it a great experience, and I would highly recommend it for travellers looking for an edge of the world Canadian adventure with great history, culture, nature, hiking and delicious food. I look forward to returning with my… Read more
I loved my stay at this amazing hotel in a beautiful part of the world. Kind and friendly staff went the extra mile in making it a great experience, and I would highly recommend it for travellers looking for an edge of the world Canadian adventure with great history, culture, nature, hiking and delicious food. I look forward to returning with my family. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay

Jul 5, 2019 Cjones_enroute

Second time in Port Hardy this month and I need to say that I really enjoyed this hotel. New, fresh and with a great story and background. They helped me arrange a water/nature tour that was different to any that I’ve had before. The tour guide spoke of his grandfather taking him canoeing the same shores as a child - Unique, Insightful and quite… Read more
Second time in Port Hardy this month and I need to say that I really enjoyed this hotel. New, fresh and with a great story and background. They helped me arrange a water/nature tour that was different to any that I’ve had before. The tour guide spoke of his grandfather taking him canoeing the same shores as a child - Unique, Insightful and quite special. I’ll be back for sure . Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating What a surprise

Jul 4, 2019 Trevor_Hodnson93

I really wasn’t expecting this caliber hotel on the North Island. We were delighted with the overall quality of the experience - from the staff, the art displays, the food (the chef Scott came into the restaurant to ask how were were enjoying our food - such a nice personal touch and he shared with us the inspiration for his food), We also had an… Read more
I really wasn’t expecting this caliber hotel on the North Island. We were delighted with the overall quality of the experience - from the staff, the art displays, the food (the chef Scott came into the restaurant to ask how were were enjoying our food - such a nice personal touch and he shared with us the inspiration for his food), We also had an amazing nights sleep - loved the bed and the room. The local First Nations that own and operate the hotel have every right to be proud of this place. When we’re in Port Hardy again we’ll definitely be staying here. Read less