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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating classy, relaxed, comfortable - wonderful scenery

Nov 14, 2019 pbt1322 Tillsonburg, Canada

stopped in here with my wife and our friend who lives on the island who was touring us around as we are from Ontario. Classy entrance to the resort. We were here for dinner before returning south of Nanaimo. Although service was slow, everything was at a relaxed pace and we were not in a hurry. Found out later that the lounge was understaffed… Read more
stopped in here with my wife and our friend who lives on the island who was touring us around as we are from Ontario. Classy entrance to the resort. We were here for dinner before returning south of Nanaimo. Although service was slow, everything was at a relaxed pace and we were not in a hurry. Found out later that the lounge was understaffed that evening. We enjoyed the view from the oceanfront lounge as we sipped our drinks and awaiting our dinner. Food came hot. My wife & I both enjoyed our fish & chips. Washrooms were a distant from the lounge but they were spotless! Everything about this place oozes classiness. I had a quick look around the ground floor of the resort: the main dining room, lobby, washroom, outside terraces. Looks like a marvelous place to stay, too. We were only here for dinner. My ratings are only of the restaurant as we did stay the night. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Yet another amazing stay!!

Nov 14, 2019 kristaleecardinal Sardis, Canada

BlackRock does it again! Amazing stay. Chose to take the whole family with us this time. Got the blackrock suite and it was just amazing! The suite itself is 2 bedrooms and amazing layout. Panoramic views of the ocean,just breathtaking. Everything was just perfect in the room, very big and perfect for 6 of us. Beds, bathrooms, kitchen everything… Read more
BlackRock does it again! Amazing stay. Chose to take the whole family with us this time. Got the blackrock suite and it was just amazing! The suite itself is 2 bedrooms and amazing layout. Panoramic views of the ocean,just breathtaking. Everything was just perfect in the room, very big and perfect for 6 of us. Beds, bathrooms, kitchen everything just perfect and the most amazing stay and amenities. The girls loved the hotel and were so happy. Such a comfy sleep. The one hot tub was closed, not sure why. But we did still hang out and relax in the one and was very nice. Kids had fun in the pool. Overall great service from hotel staff, and just an amazing stay. This was pur 3rd time here and it just gets better everytime!! BlackRock suite will be our choice everytime.....that view.......just AMAZING!!! Read less
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Nov 12, 2019 connie d Toronto, Canada

We are so happy we chose Ucluelet and the Black Rock over Tofino for our stay on the Pacific west coast. The hotel and our room were gorgeous with the most stunning views of the Pacific and a balcony to enjoy the view plus a plunge pool and hot tub on the rocks! The hotel also offers excellent access to the Wild Pacific Trail right outside the… Read more
We are so happy we chose Ucluelet and the Black Rock over Tofino for our stay on the Pacific west coast. The hotel and our room were gorgeous with the most stunning views of the Pacific and a balcony to enjoy the view plus a plunge pool and hot tub on the rocks! The hotel also offers excellent access to the Wild Pacific Trail right outside the door! Wonderful stay! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stunning location. An excellent fall retreat

Nov 8, 2019 PhilB09 Victoria, Canada

We just spent 3 days at this property in early November 2019. We absolutely loved it. We were in a 1 bedroom Pacific Spirit Suite and it did not disappoint. The view was amazing. All staff we encountered were courteous and helpful. We had no issues at all, contrary to some other reviews. It was our first visit and we're already planning a… Read more
We just spent 3 days at this property in early November 2019. We absolutely loved it. We were in a 1 bedroom Pacific Spirit Suite and it did not disappoint. The view was amazing. All staff we encountered were courteous and helpful. We had no issues at all, contrary to some other reviews. It was our first visit and we're already planning a return visit next fall. Don't miss a visit to the Wild Pacific Trail. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel with great staff but the rooms are a bit dated

Nov 5, 2019 helenw00

We stayed here during our trip to Ucuelet and Tofino in the summer. First of all, this part of the world is breaktakingly beautiful. We picked Black Rock because the hotels in this area are super high end (Wickaninish) or low end (Best Western), and the Black Rock was a good mid-range option. The hotel is in a beautiful location on the Pacific… Read more
We stayed here during our trip to Ucuelet and Tofino in the summer. First of all, this part of the world is breaktakingly beautiful. We picked Black Rock because the hotels in this area are super high end (Wickaninish) or low end (Best Western), and the Black Rock was a good mid-range option. The hotel is in a beautiful location on the Pacific Trail and has great views of the coast line. It's also a short drive (5 min) or walk (15-20?) from downtown Ukee so it's location is prime. The staff was super accommodating and helpful as well. The hotel must've been beautiful at one point, but it felt like it was in desperate need of some TLC. The walls needed paint, the bathtub faucet was rusted, the hallway was dingy, even the "Do Not Disturb" sign was falling apart. That being said, compared to the other options in the area, I still think the Black Rock was a great option and would likely stay there again. One other word of caution - their "spa" isn't really a spa. We decided to get facials (which usually come with steaming, exfoliation, extraction, hydrating, UV) but only got an application of different creams to my face. I understand that they may not have the equipment to do these services, but they shouldn't advertise as a full-service spa especially if the facials cost $200+ for some creams. I can do that myself! Read less