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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Mar 2, 2020 Derek_Spratt Vancouver, Canada

This was our 5th time staying at the property - there to celebrate our 40th Ann. Wow. Property has been kept up to the highest standards across the board - nothing to complain about and everything to praise about this place. Yes, amazing location but everything else is superb as well - rooms, dining, service, spa and more.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Place too Stay. They make you feel special

Feb 27, 2020 Z4315OVgaryw Kelowna, Canada

Had a wonderful 3 day stay at the Wickaninnish Inn. They made my wife and I feel special. Staff were terrific. The Rooms were first class. The views of the ocean was spectacular. The food was terrific. The experience will be something my wife and I will never forget. And we would definitely like to come back and experience it all over… Read more
Had a wonderful 3 day stay at the Wickaninnish Inn. They made my wife and I feel special. Staff were terrific. The Rooms were first class. The views of the ocean was spectacular. The food was terrific. The experience will be something my wife and I will never forget. And we would definitely like to come back and experience it all over again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A magic place

Feb 27, 2020 Micha G Berlin, Germany

We went to Tofino and we where very lucky with the weather. It was very sunny at daytime so we at this magic beach in front of the hotel all day. Matthew from the front desk gave us a very warm welcome and our waiter Conor from the point restaurant did a great job on us as well. The hotel was amazing so we can’t wait to be back. Thank you very… Read more
We went to Tofino and we where very lucky with the weather. It was very sunny at daytime so we at this magic beach in front of the hotel all day. Matthew from the front desk gave us a very warm welcome and our waiter Conor from the point restaurant did a great job on us as well. The hotel was amazing so we can’t wait to be back. Thank you very much for having us it was such a pleasure! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely Incredible!!!!!!!

Feb 23, 2020 diane662 Prince George

Staying at the Wickaninnish Inn was a huge splurge for my husband and I. Not even a little bit sorry. The front entrance is stunning with hand carved pillars and massive front doors. There are hand carved wood features throughout the hotel. We were greeted warmly at the front desk, checked in, and then given a tour of the hotel. We were then… Read more
Staying at the Wickaninnish Inn was a huge splurge for my husband and I. Not even a little bit sorry. The front entrance is stunning with hand carved pillars and massive front doors. There are hand carved wood features throughout the hotel. We were greeted warmly at the front desk, checked in, and then given a tour of the hotel. We were then taken to our room where we were shown the different features of the room and a bottle of port was waiting as a welcome. We had a room on the third floor of the Pointe Building and what an incredible view it had. Sitting in large stuffed chairs with the fire going sipping wine while looking out large picture windows at that stunning view. We had delicious breakfasts in the Pointe Restaurant each morning and dinners in the On The Rocks Restaurant in the evenings. We would like to mention Holly specifically from the Pointe Restaurant as she was warm and friendly each morning at breakfast.. Remi(I apologize if i misspelled your name) at the front desk also gets a mention as he made us feel welcome and special from the moment we arrived. Chesterman Beach is a nice walk with lots of surfers out every day no matter what the weather. We walked over to Frank Island at low tide. The hotel offers turn down service in the evenings that leave a card letting you know the temperature forecast for the next day and high & low tide times. The Wickaninnish Inn is well worth the splurge for the location, beautiful rooms, food, and second to none service. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bucket List trip a Success

Feb 18, 2020 YarrowYahoo Chilliwack, Canada

My husband and I and father in law treated ourselves to 3 nights and had an amazing time. We booked the Pointe Deluxe-Two Queens West 3rd Floor and were not disappointed! The Pointe Building has the Pointe Restaurant, On the Rocks Bar, Spa, Conference Rooms and amazing wine Cellar! Be sure to go downstairs to see the cellar and amazing long… Read more
My husband and I and father in law treated ourselves to 3 nights and had an amazing time. We booked the Pointe Deluxe-Two Queens West 3rd Floor and were not disappointed! The Pointe Building has the Pointe Restaurant, On the Rocks Bar, Spa, Conference Rooms and amazing wine Cellar! Be sure to go downstairs to see the cellar and amazing long table in there, it's behind the Bar. Staff were extremely friendly and made you feel very special. I was surprised that the atmosphere was very casual and welcoming, not uppity at all. This was a bucket list trip and did not feel out of place at all, thank you Wickanninsih! The room was equipped with everything you needed....rain gear/stainless steel water bottles/fridge/ CD's/ bathrobes/slippers/bath salts/port/snack/coffee/tea/hot chocolate/backpack/safe...you won't go without! The breakfasts were amazing, and the view is breathtaking. We had dinner there once, fulfilled our appetites and were impressed with the quality of the food, it's presentation and professionalism of the serving staff. Thanks for making our once in a lifetime experience unforgettable! Read less