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 (122)
  • Very good (65)
  • Average (17)
  • Poor (5)
  • Terrible (7)
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Mar 30, 2020 norbertk228 Canada

Beautiful clean hotel nice room very modern. Restaurant have a quality food even dealing with this virus situation. Nice view from the room to the harbour it is worth it to stay here. Highly recommended to anybody it is worth it to go and stay at this hotel.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating If only every town in BC had somewhere as good as this.

Mar 13, 2020 Candocad Nanaimo, Canada

A high quality, professionally run hotel which has been very tastefully refurbished. Rooms and furnishings are excellent, restaurant which a bit lacking in atmosphere has great food. My 'go to' for the North Island for sure.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Uexpectedly Great!

Mar 6, 2020 IMOGEN4 Sussex, England

We didn't expect much from our accommodation in Port Hardy given the more remote location and small town but what a surprise this hotel was. From the outside it still didn't look up to much but was probably the best place we stayed on our trip. Staff were really friendly and helpful. We had one of the King Suites - if you can get one then would… Read more
We didn't expect much from our accommodation in Port Hardy given the more remote location and small town but what a surprise this hotel was. From the outside it still didn't look up to much but was probably the best place we stayed on our trip. Staff were really friendly and helpful. We had one of the King Suites - if you can get one then would thoroughly recommend. it was a great size and the facilities were brilliant. It was spotlessly clean and looks exactly like the photos on the website! Not that many places to eat out locally so we stayed an ate in the bar attached to the hotel.Again we had great service and the food was excellent - although the portion sizes were so huge I eventually just ordered some sides for dinner or I would have had to be rolled home! Perfect location to access all the local trails and the coast. We will definitely be back. Read less
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Feb 27, 2020 616amandeepr

Wow! Wonderful customer service, clean rooms, clean facility, Gary and Zoey are the best, they had all the answers and fulfilled all our group needs. I Highly recommend for business and conference stays.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sensibly renovation, good stay

Feb 12, 2020 1146finbarm Houston, Texas

The hotel has been refurbished. Everything is in really good nick. The outer façade appears to be some sort of rich looking wood (not sure if its cedar or something else). Looks really good. Fits in beautifully with the surroundings. Internal finishes have been very well done. The name and inner set up appears to have some alignment with First… Read more
The hotel has been refurbished. Everything is in really good nick. The outer façade appears to be some sort of rich looking wood (not sure if its cedar or something else). Looks really good. Fits in beautifully with the surroundings. Internal finishes have been very well done. The name and inner set up appears to have some alignment with First Nations. The room is spacious and well done. I can't speak to the other side but I had a east facing room so I got the sunrise. The view overlooks buildings but there are lots of coniferous trees this side and the mountain range. So good view. I would happily stay here again. The town / shops are just a walk away. There is a bar (bar food) and a separate restaurant. Good food either place. One quirk - the elevator is in the middle of the whole shebang. Need to go through fire doors and the like to get to it. Good enough parking. Easy to find. Read less