Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

The hotel

Reflecting the passion of the Pacific is not something that the Black Rock resort takes lightly and if you’re fond of swollen seas, cosy nooks and plenty of indulgence, then you’ll find it all here in bucket-loads. This is one of the finest oceanfront properties on Vancouver Island and from the natural light-enticing architecture to the spiritually-uplifting spa services; the whole experience is all about harnessing that awesome organic energy. Fine dining at the Fetch Restaurant, splendid cotching at the Float Lounge and one of the most incredible terrace areas ever, all do their utmost to compliment the superb natural environment.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Free Parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

This wonderful retreat can be found in the oceanside village of Ucluelet which is 3 km north of Barkley Sound and 40 km from Tofino on Vancouver Island. Transfer time from Vancouver Airport including ferry crossing: 5 hours 30 minutes.

Hotel information

133 modern studios and suites. All with floor-to-ceiling windows, gas fireplaces, private balconies, heated-slate bathroom floors, kitchens or kitchenette with mini-fridge and microwave, complimentary WiFi access, flat-screen cable TV, DVD player, clock/radio/iPod docking station, coffee maker, safe, eco-bath products and sofa bed. Studio Lodge Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1-Bedroom Lodges are spacious suites with a separate living room, dining table and a furnished balcony where views of the West Coast can be admired. These lodges have 1 king-size bed and 1 double sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

2-Bedroom Adjoining Lodges are ideal for larger groups that require some more space. These lodges are equipped with 2 king-size beds and 1 double sofa bed, sleeping maximum 6 people.

2 restaurants: Float Lounge (open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner; also offering sushi and lounge fare) and Fetch Restaurant (open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, West Coast cuisine). Outdoor plunge pool and hot tub. Drift Spa* (massages, scrubs, facials and other body treatments) with hydrotherapy tub. Water sports*. Wildlife tours are also available*. Complimentary car parking.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Enjoyed our mini-vacation

Mar 31, 2019 janiceo901 Surrey, Canada

We stayed 3 nights in an ocean front 1 bedroom unit. The views are spectacularly rugged and beautiful. This resort is close to the West Coast Trail which we found to be a moderately easy trail to walk. This place is all about the natural beauty the West Coast has to offer and it's situated in a quiet residential area. Room was nicely appointed… Read more
We stayed 3 nights in an ocean front 1 bedroom unit. The views are spectacularly rugged and beautiful. This resort is close to the West Coast Trail which we found to be a moderately easy trail to walk. This place is all about the natural beauty the West Coast has to offer and it's situated in a quiet residential area. Room was nicely appointed and the kitchen had everything we needed. It took a few minutes to figure out that the oven was also the microwave but we got it. Bathroom is huge, has a soaker tub and a great big walkin shower. The only downside was the bed. I think it's time to replace the mattress, too soft and leaned to one side. We ate in the restaurant, Fetch, and the Float Lounge. Good service in both and the food was really good, very tasty. The only complaint I had was while in the Float Lounge I wasn't able to order the same wine I had in Fetch because apparently they were different areas of the resort. I was a little disappointed. Staff were friendly and attentive. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very Disappointing

Mar 30, 2019 ibodyslamrhinos Sooke, Canada

No idea where all the high reviews come from. There are a lot of fundamental basics wrong with this place for the price point. 1.) Parking is a nightmare. Seems like there are not enough parking spaces for paying guests. 2.) Spa is nice, but the “relaxing” plunge pool seems to be frequented by kids screaming jumping in and out. When we asked… Read more
No idea where all the high reviews come from. There are a lot of fundamental basics wrong with this place for the price point. 1.) Parking is a nightmare. Seems like there are not enough parking spaces for paying guests. 2.) Spa is nice, but the “relaxing” plunge pool seems to be frequented by kids screaming jumping in and out. When we asked them to please not scream, the parents looked at us like we were the ones being rude. Sat in the hot tub enjoying the view and a group of 8 Asian people came down screaming at one another taking photos of the view stood all around the hot tub which is a small area. Again, we paid for use of the spa, which was spoiled. 3.) The room - the blinds are pointless. They are not black out and at night when my wife walked past and I had the lights on, she said she could clearly see me outside in a towel. Which is worrying as there was a footpath right outside our balcony. The coffee in the room is quite possibly the worst we’ve tasted in any of the hundreds of hotels and motels we’ve stayed in across 6 continents and 80+ countries. Which is impressive. It doesn’t taste like coffee. The bed is very hard, and squeaks every movement you make. 4.) Other guests - this can’t be helped but someone’s dog was barking loudly throughout the night and the people above were thumping round like elephants and were up until the early hours shouting and laughing. Then there smoke alarm went off, which they seemed to think was hilarious. Called front desk, nothing was done. Not restful. 5.) When you come to a 4 star hotel spa and restaurant and spend a lot of money for your stay, you expect use of the restaurant. ESPECIALLY when there is nothing in walking distance nearby and even the options a short drive away are limited. But the restaurant was closed for a private function. Sorry but private functions should not be held to the detriment to the rest of the hotel who now have nowhere to eat! All in all it was a bad experience, and other than it being very swanky on the surface, there are a lot of fundamentals missing to make this close to a 4 star hotel experience! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awful hotel service

Mar 29, 2019 WckV3555FO

Front staff was extremely unhelpful. Booked our room months ago, was told “ocean view room not guaranteed”. Why can’t I book an ocean view room when I’m booking months ahead? It’s also off-season. Black Rock does not offer room service, which was not that big a deal, but what was more frustrating was the front desk staff didn’t seem to… Read more
Front staff was extremely unhelpful. Booked our room months ago, was told “ocean view room not guaranteed”. Why can’t I book an ocean view room when I’m booking months ahead? It’s also off-season. Black Rock does not offer room service, which was not that big a deal, but what was more frustrating was the front desk staff didn’t seem to understand basic hospitality terminology. They seemed to think “room service” meant housekeeping. Since they don’t have room attendants of any type, this really shouldn’t be considered a “resort”. It’s more a collection of independently owned but centrally managed vacation suites - not at all a hotel. We ended up getting put in a ground floor room where people would walk by and look into our room. The blinds were not opaque either, so it felt like we had no privacy. We ate in the lounge where the staff worked very hard, but service was slow and they seemed to be understaffed. The meal was expensive which we don’t mind if it’s good, but one of our meals was over cooked, dried out, and it took so long to receive we just didn’t want to send it back. The fireplace which was advertised did not work. We tried calling the front desk but was put on hold for 15 minutes. I hung up and called back, could hear the front desk people pick up, and put us right back on hold. We thought about walking over to the front desk but the staff was unhelpful when we checked in, neither of us wanted to change out of pjs and deal with a front desk person saying “yeah nooooooooo” without any offering of alternate solutions. The in floor heating in the bathroom was disabled as well. This place was built to be a 4 star resort and is actually a very cheaply run air bnb. The bed was sagging and uncomfortable, probably hadn’t been replaced in years. The carpet outside the room was dirty and hadn’t been vacuumed in at least a day, which added to the other things just shows a lack of care. There is no soundproofing in the rooms! How did this happen? We could hear people in the room above us walking around after midnight, through the floor! After a very disturbed attempt at sleep we ended up checking out around 1am and just going home. We were given a gift certificate for a two night stay. We could only stay for one night, and the Black Rock just KEPT THE DIFFERENCE. We could not use the credit on the gift certificate to upgrade the room, or in the restaurant or the spa. We feel bad that our friend gave us this wedding present and we got only half the value she paid. We live locally and this is our first stay at the Black Rock. We will never stay again, and do not recommend it. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing Stay

Mar 24, 2019 507mike Langley City, Canada

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights in March/19. We booked a dog friendly 1 bedroom trail suite with a view. The entire stay was fantastic. Our room looked over a breathtaking view of big beach. Room amenities included a well stocked kitchen, good sized fridge, living room with large flat screen tv and fireplace. The bathroom was massive,… Read more
My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights in March/19. We booked a dog friendly 1 bedroom trail suite with a view. The entire stay was fantastic. Our room looked over a breathtaking view of big beach. Room amenities included a well stocked kitchen, good sized fridge, living room with large flat screen tv and fireplace. The bathroom was massive, with heated granite floors, soaker tub and oversized shower. The bedroom had a king size bed facing the ocean. Service at the hotel and restaurant was outstanding. Staff were friendly and attentive. We ate dinner at the float lounge one evening and had breakfast at Fetch one morning. Lots of great hiking around Ucluelet along the Wild Pacific trail. Excellent secluded beaches great for exploration. Took day trips to Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park. Restaurants in Ucluelet served great food and had a home town feel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Well treated.

Mar 24, 2019 Snugglefoose

Booked three nights in an ocean view cabin and had a wonderful stay. Despite some of the other reviews we found the rooms well cleaned and the staff very friendly,accomidating and proffessional. Isaiah the concierge was perticularily exellent to deal with. He was well spoken and made us feel welcome. Thanks for an exellent stay folks. We will… Read more
Booked three nights in an ocean view cabin and had a wonderful stay. Despite some of the other reviews we found the rooms well cleaned and the staff very friendly,accomidating and proffessional. Isaiah the concierge was perticularily exellent to deal with. He was well spoken and made us feel welcome. Thanks for an exellent stay folks. We will definetly be back. Snugglefoose and the Muffin signing off. Ps:Im not alowed to post our picture but i really want to. Read less