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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Oct 9, 2020 JoanneL1065 Vancouver, Canada

We stayed for 3 nights and had the best time. From the amazing views, to the luxurious linens, to the memorable customer experience, I could not have asked for a better stay. Our only wish is we could’ve stayed longer!
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Oct 8, 2020 palmpirate British Columbia, Canada

We have visited before 5 yrs ago and knew what to expect. We had flown in before so this time wanted to drive and see the mountains, forests and lakes for ourselves. It was a really wonderful drive. Long, and only a two lane highway, very windy, but breathtakingly beautiful. There was an amazing construction endeavour being undertaken to widen… Read more
We have visited before 5 yrs ago and knew what to expect. We had flown in before so this time wanted to drive and see the mountains, forests and lakes for ourselves. It was a really wonderful drive. Long, and only a two lane highway, very windy, but breathtakingly beautiful. There was an amazing construction endeavour being undertaken to widen Kennedy Hill. It was incredible to see just what those machines can do. They can move mountains..... There were alerts of significant delays and road closure so we planned our drive accordingly and were not overly inconvenienced. The hotel is a Relais and Chateaux and met every expectation of luxury and service. We had a beach level room with sunken bath set against the window where outside was our private little nook to sit and watch the stars at night and the waves crashing in the daytime. Beautiful. The beds were the most comfortable yet. And sitting by the fire looking out at the beach made for very lazy In room breakfasts. We’ll be back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The hotel's location is magical.

Oct 2, 2020 KrysMills Victoria, Canada

We stayed three nights in room 26, second floor of the Beach House, which had two double beds. The room was spacious and well appointed with a gas fireplace and private outdoor deck. The bed nearest the window was past its due date and needed a new mattress. The view from the window was beautiful. The beach had dog poop on it. We had one… Read more
We stayed three nights in room 26, second floor of the Beach House, which had two double beds. The room was spacious and well appointed with a gas fireplace and private outdoor deck. The bed nearest the window was past its due date and needed a new mattress. The view from the window was beautiful. The beach had dog poop on it. We had one dinner in the Point restaurant. Unfortunately the pork belly was inedible, consisting of strips of rubbery pork fat that you could not chew. Hotel staff were kind and helpful and genuinely concerned that we were looked after well. It is 6 km from Tofino. The hotel will give you a bike for this journey on a paved bike trail beside the highway. Read less
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Sep 6, 2020 kdg70 Calgary, Canada

We celebrated a 50th birthday at the Wick for four nights. We had a wonderful experience. The grounds are stunning with tall cedar trees everywhere and lush ferns below. Artwork is nearly everywhere on the property and it celebrates the Tofino natural landscape beauty. The staff were very helpful and welcoming on our arrival. The room had an… Read more
We celebrated a 50th birthday at the Wick for four nights. We had a wonderful experience. The grounds are stunning with tall cedar trees everywhere and lush ferns below. Artwork is nearly everywhere on the property and it celebrates the Tofino natural landscape beauty. The staff were very helpful and welcoming on our arrival. The room had an incredible beach and ocean view and the room itself had many thoughtful amenities. The spa experience was very relaxing and scenic. The food at the Pointe Restaurant was delicious both at brunch and dinner and the service was mostly very attentive. The Driftwood Cafe was also very enjoyable to stop at for a coffee and to take in more of the fabulous views. We went for a bike ride to town on the bikes supplied by the hotel, a nice unexpected touch. This hotel is expensive, but for a special occasion it was worth every penny. Read less
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Sep 3, 2020 nh_yjh

My partner and I arranged in July 2019 to elope here in March 2020 - we loved the unique beach/rainforest combination just outside the Inn and the highly reviewed spa, restaurant, etc. We had to reschedule due to COVID border restrictions. For both the initial and rescheduled dates, Caitlin, Wick Inn’s elopement coordinator, went above and beyond… Read more
My partner and I arranged in July 2019 to elope here in March 2020 - we loved the unique beach/rainforest combination just outside the Inn and the highly reviewed spa, restaurant, etc. We had to reschedule due to COVID border restrictions. For both the initial and rescheduled dates, Caitlin, Wick Inn’s elopement coordinator, went above and beyond to be helpful and gracious in arranging and then rearranging the date, location, room, flowers, restaurant reservations, etc. Ultimately, we had to cancel because of the ongoing border closure. But throughout this more than year-long process, Caitlin and Wick Inn were responsive and kept us updated on the status of our elopement and options throughout. They also updated their website regularly with information about the travel restrictions and their exceptional COVID precautions. This is the first place we hope to visit when possible. So many I share this experience with cannot believe what an amazing and easy time I had modifying such a travel reservation and services due to COVID. It is a reflection of Caitlin and Wick Inn’s professionalism and dedication to providing the highest level of customer service. We appreciated it so much, and would highly recommend their elopement services for anyone who is looking for a beautiful, unique, and stress-free wedding with a wonderful planner to streamline the process. Read less