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.


  • 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 (125)
  • Very good (67)
  • Average (17)
  • Poor (5)
  • Terrible (7)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Comfy and spacious

Jul 26, 2020 Karalisa07

The king suite has a beautiful lay out, is spacious and the beds are comfy! Love the design pieces and the big bath tub that is deep and a stand up shower. Friendly and helpful staff and highly recommend.
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Jul 23, 2020 nbrocka Delta, Canada

We enjoyed almost the entire stay until we wanted to shower and found the water to be less than luke warm. My husband braved it but I couldn’t. This was unfortunate because we had been travelling long distances and looked forward to a shower.
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Jul 22, 2020 JFully7 Brackendale, Canada

We had a great visit to this hotel. The hotel staff were very friendly and accommodating and the rooms were very clean and comfortable. Really nicely decorated. The food and staff in the pub were also fantastic. Highly recommend staying here.
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Jul 11, 2020 Kayasaurus Vancouver, Canada

Kwa’lilas is a great hotel. Recent renovations, clean, friendly staff, and Indigenous owned and operated, it has a great aesthetic look. Comfortable beds. We’ve stayed here twice with no complaints. It’s not cheap, but is a real gem for northern Vancouver Island. Great attached pub.
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Jun 15, 2020 Explorer804312 Western Canada

The hotel looks brand new. Staff are friendly. The bar just recently reopened for food service although limited tables. Restaurant still closed. The only issue is the ac/heating unit makes a whine and we had to turn it off. Luckily the window opens.