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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Traveller rating

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Nov 17, 2019 Andimbo London, United Kingdom

My wife and I spent three amazing days in late October. Room 209 was the best one I have ever stayed in, staff were super friendly and breakfasts were so delicious. The location is awesome. A memorable holiday.
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Nov 16, 2019 oakbaybccanada Victoria, Canada

Service was fabulous, the room had lovely little touches such as port for our first night and an oil lamp for ambiance. Our room was right on the water with a fabulous view. Bed was soft, blankets comfy and the bathroom was big. We enjoyed the tub and the heated floor. Will definitely return.
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Nov 16, 2019 12connolly Fort Langley, Canada

Unbelievable staff, stunning views and world class restaurant ... not to mention the spectacular room. We experienced sunshine, very mild temperatures, an incredible November storm. A weekend to remember for the rest of our life.
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Nov 11, 2019 561ashers New York City, New York

The Wick Inn is my new favorite place on earth. It is in a beautiful place, well situated for gorgeous views, wildlife and relaxation. Every part of our experience was polished and well thought out. The rooms are beautiful, the food was delicious and the staff was warm. We cannot wait to return.
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Nov 5, 2019 Sara C Vancouver, Canada

My family arrived to the Wickaninnish Inn and was immediately impressed. Everything from their service to amenities have been well thought out and extremely detailed. Valet took our car upon arrival and our bags were distributed to the rooms accordingly. We had a quick tour of the grounds to familiarize ourselves with the property. The… Read more
My family arrived to the Wickaninnish Inn and was immediately impressed. Everything from their service to amenities have been well thought out and extremely detailed. Valet took our car upon arrival and our bags were distributed to the rooms accordingly. We had a quick tour of the grounds to familiarize ourselves with the property. The property is an amazing piece of work from the scenic environment that it sits on to the detailed carvings of the structure. Turn down and room service were incredible. The smallest details delighted our children. We had an awesome experience with Danny who worked the valet and shuttle. He provided ideas for a more intimate local experience which we truly enjoyed. I have nothing but amazing things to say about this place. I am looking forward to our future visits. Read less