Wickaninnish Inn

Tofino, Vancouver Island

The hotel

Suspended on a rugged bluff, Wickaninnish Inn is hugged by the dramatic Pacific, old-growth forests, and Chesterman Beach. It makes for show stopping views – with every room looking out over the wild ocean or wind-sculpted sands. They even give you binoculars for surfer-spotting as you cosy up around your room’s fireplace, with its carved mantelpiece by local artist Henry Nolla. Natural driftwood, cedar, fir, and stone feature throughout the inn – from the lobby, with its gripping views of Chesterman Beach through 20 foot high windows, to The Pointe Restaurant, where the 240 degree views of the pounding Pacific surf, Pacific Northwest menu, and renowned wine collection all vie for top billing. Returning from whale watching, beach walks, or sea kayaking, you can relax over hot chocolate at Driftwood Café, cocktails at On the Rocks, or yoga at Ancient Cedars Spa.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Set beside Chesterman Beach, with direct access on to the sands, this inn sits on the wild and rugged west of Vancouver Island, 2.5 miles from Tofino.

Hotel information

75 rooms and suites. All with ocean or beach view, balcony, gas fireplace, 40ˈˈ Samsung flatscreen TV, DVD player, WiFi*, radio with iPod docking station, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes, binoculars, iron and board. Blankets provided in winter, and backpack, beach blanket, and towels provided in summer. Pointe South Deluxe Rooms have ocean views over the spa’s patio and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

 

 

Pointe West Deluxe Rooms face Secret Cove with 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 people.

Beach Deluxe Rooms have rainforest framed views of the ocean and Chesterman Beach with 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 people.

The Pointe Restaurant (Pacific Northwest menu with locally sourced ingredients, open for brunch and dinner, reservations before arrival recommended), Driftwood Café (snack and small plates menu, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner), and On the Rocks Lounge (international menu, with one of BC’s largest selections of single malt scotches, open for lunch and dinner). Room service* (7:30am-9:00pm). Sandy beach. Ancient Cedars Spa* (with steam room and treatments* including esthetics, Hatha Yoga, and Thalassotherapy, reservations before arrival recommended). Fitness room. Bicycles (adult and children’s, seasonal and subject to availability). Hiking trail. Lookout Library (with books, puzzles, and binoculars). Henry Nolla Art Gallery. Carving Shed (showcasing local artisans’ work). WickKids games and activities (with scavenger hunt, in-room movie night set-up, beach toys, board games, books, and puzzles). WiFi. Concierge. Gift Gallery. Airport shuttle service (on request). Babysitting* (complimentary while dining at The Pointe Restaurant; subject to availability). Valet parking* (payable locally and subject to change).

*Denotes local charge

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Time for a getaway and recharge!

Aug 6, 2020 G5797MNdaveb Nanaimo, Canada

Came for our third visit over the years to “The Wick” and brought another couple along who hadn’t been to Tofino before. Even during these “interesting” COVID-19 days, the staff at The Wick delivered!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating You can't always get what you want

Jul 31, 2020 William F Vancouver, Canada

The Wickaninnish Inn has an international staff. In these troubled times as a recent in-house guest, I accepted that they could not meet my requests for my preferred dining times. The bar has few seats and we were pleased to take the last seats before we dined. The experience was outstanding.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Blatant discrimination

Jul 30, 2020 831rupab

We tried to visit the On the Rocks Bar on a Sunday evening but after checking our Id’s and asking our last name (which is ethnic sounding) we were told by the staff at the gate that we could not enter as there was no space at the bar. I had called earlier in the day to enquire about reservations for the bar but was told we could not make… Read more
We tried to visit the On the Rocks Bar on a Sunday evening but after checking our Id’s and asking our last name (which is ethnic sounding) we were told by the staff at the gate that we could not enter as there was no space at the bar. I had called earlier in the day to enquire about reservations for the bar but was told we could not make reservations. We were advised to just come and they would seat us. It was obvious that after the last name was radioed to the bar they decided we could not be seated. Should have tried a different last name. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A piece of Heaven

May 3, 2020 travellinglola Toronto, Canada

This place is magical. It was a fantastic resort. Our room looked right over the water and we could hear the ocean. They think of everything. The concierge was super helpful. Such a memorable trip. Worth every cent.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The most beautiful place to visit

Apr 13, 2020 Exploration759278

The ambiance of the wild Pacific Ocean with the elegance and hospitality of the Wick Inn, A very special place in the world. Do not tell everyone how great this is as the small town of Tofino would be over run.