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 (117)
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  • Average (17)
  • Poor (5)
  • Terrible (7)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A lot of promise, but not there yet

Jan 16, 2020 JoanieShark Campbell River, Canada

The hotel itself is an older hotel, though it has been beautifully refurbished and decorated with wonderful art by local artists. Much of the hotel looks new, except for the cavernous dining room, which cannot escape its mundane heritage in spite of the great art, and the elevators, which still bear the faintest whiffs of cigarette smoke from… Read more
The hotel itself is an older hotel, though it has been beautifully refurbished and decorated with wonderful art by local artists. Much of the hotel looks new, except for the cavernous dining room, which cannot escape its mundane heritage in spite of the great art, and the elevators, which still bear the faintest whiffs of cigarette smoke from bygone years and which lumber up and down like the old elevators they really are. The hotel is situated just off the highway and has no views. The rooms are fantastic, comfortable, very clean, and attractive. The bathrooms are outright beautiful, though small. The individual heater in the room, however, was far too loud to leave on at night, which meant the room became awfully cold. The food, which has garnered some raves here on this site, wasn't really very good at all, at least not during our stay. If this were a stand-alone restaurant I would give it a merely poor to average rating for the food. Quite frankly the halibut special wasn't what I would call fresh, plus it was overcooked. It was inexplicably served with a stodgy, starchy side dish and virtually no vegetables. I noticed it was also served as the special on the next night, which led us to try the pub but unfortunately the food in the pub was no better. As for the service, it seems as though the hotel is traning local young people, and although the staff are friendly and enthusiastic, their relative lack of experience shows. I wouldn't have minded this is the food had been better, but as it stands, the overall experience was only average. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Here for a hockey tourney

Nov 16, 2019 SCN55 Vancouver Island, Canada

Hotel is very clean and easily accessible from the main drive into town. Staff is very friendly and rooms are super clean. Pub has really good food. Had to sign a waiver due to the nature of us being a hockey team and some understandable rules but nothing out of left field. All in all a great hotel and super comfy beds.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A First Nation Masterpiece

Oct 16, 2019 Russchambers Kamloops, Canada

The FN Band has completely refurbished the run down hotel into a beautiful building. There is a FN theme throughout. The lobby has several art pieces. There is a small gift shop in the lobby which has many small things for sale. The rooms are large and have large windows which over look the harbour on one side and the hillsides on the other. … Read more
The FN Band has completely refurbished the run down hotel into a beautiful building. There is a FN theme throughout. The lobby has several art pieces. There is a small gift shop in the lobby which has many small things for sale. The rooms are large and have large windows which over look the harbour on one side and the hillsides on the other. There is a restaurant which is open for breakfast and a pub which is open for lunch and dinner. Kitchen closes at 9pm with the pub closing at 11 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to stay for the night

Oct 8, 2019 alisiyag2017 Edmonton, Canada

Port Hardy is a super small town with not a lot going on. This hotel accepted dogs, and seemed to be the nicest hotel in town. The room was very clean, the bathroom had a nice walk in shower. Everything seemed very new. The beds were firm but very comfortable. The hotel also offers a pub and restaurant, which we ate at. The food was pretty good,… Read more
Port Hardy is a super small town with not a lot going on. This hotel accepted dogs, and seemed to be the nicest hotel in town. The room was very clean, the bathroom had a nice walk in shower. Everything seemed very new. The beds were firm but very comfortable. The hotel also offers a pub and restaurant, which we ate at. The food was pretty good, and not overly priced. If we were in town again this would definitely be the place to stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good hotel, restaurant is too

Oct 8, 2019 Mike T Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada

We were only staying overnight one evening in September 2019. The rooms are nice, although the fan in ours (307) was a bit squealy. It's likely the best hotel in town, by far. Clean, modern and recommended.