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Pacific Sands Beach Resort

1421 Pacific Rim Hwy. | Box 237, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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  • Schooner Cove
    0.5 km
  • 3 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 6 October 2016
September trip to our favourite resort on Vancouver Island
We had a two bedroom beach house, 2 storey with fireplace and TV... more
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Bracebridge, Canada
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We had a two bedroom beach house, 2 storey with fireplace and TV in living room and main bedroom. Views were glorious and beach literally steps from the patio. Can not find one thing to give as a negative; accommodations outstanding as far as décor, view, cleanliness. Have been to Pacific Sands 4 times now from Ontario with the first...

Thank gdecaire
Qualicum Beach, Canada
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is my favourite place to stay on the West Coast - the air is so clean, beach is clean , wonderful for surfing, eagles fly overhead. Pacific Sands has beautiful accomodations with the beach a few steps away. We had a family reunion - it was perfect!

Thank bwqbbc
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We were in beach house with great views and easy access to beach just a few hundred yards away. Staff were friendly and very accommodating, but without a indoor restaurant, we didn't spend much time interacting with them. A short drive away to the city of Tofino with great selection of restaurants. Finally, for those that need to stay connected,...

Thank blueeyedgolfer
Markus M, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Blueeyedgolfer, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience here at Pacific Sands. Although we do not have an indoor "sit down" restaurant, we do have an amazingly delicious take out spot called Surfside Grill, that offers a variety of fresh seafood treats like fish tacos, oyster burgers, salmon burgers, and fish n' chips. Thank you...

Reviewed 2 October 2016

The location is excellent and views from the rooms wonderful. The Pacific Sands team are attentive without being interfering. Rooms excellent with everything you would need. The new food offer is a great success with amazing straightforward menu. The Cox Bay beach is always a refreshing relaxation a walk that lifts the spirits.

1Thank William H
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 29 September 2016

My husband and have been staying at Pacific Sands on and off for the last 40 years. For the last several years we have stayed in the front ligh-house suite. It is a cozy one bedroom suite, with a great sitting room with beautiful views of the sunset. You can sit in your suite watching your fire crackle in the...

Thank marlahandley
Markus M, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Marlahandley, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with Pacific Sands Beach Resort! A huge thank you for your loyalty over the last 40 years, we must be doing something right! The Lighthouse Suites are beautiful, with amazing views of the ocean and the large Gazebo with the S'mores fire pit is just a few...

Viborg, Denmark
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My husband and I stayed at Pacific Sands for 3 nights in august and it was love at first sight. This is an amazing resort. Vibe Let´s start with the vibe. Basically you turn left on the Pacific Rim Highway, and you are instantly relaxed. This is not a posh resort. There are no Ferraris, Louis Vuitton bags and designer...

Thank Marie8800
Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We returned to Pac Sands with friends from Ontario who had Tofino on their "bucket list". We had reserved a two bedroom suite, but when we arrived we were offered one of the lodges at a discount. We had stayed at the lodges years ago and they appear to have had some updating, and were as nice if not better...

Thank Smwinc4
Markus M, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Smwinc4, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with Pacific Sands! It sounds like you were originally booked into one of our Two Bedroom Oceanview Lodge Suites and were upgraded into a Two Bedroom Beach House, those are the luxurious units with the Laundry facilities you described. The kitchens in the Beach Houses come fully...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 24 September 2016

If you want to hit the waves, explore the trails, or cuddle up cozy in your suite, Pacific Sands Beach Resort is the place to stay. We were two couples and a small dog, and stayed in one of the two bedroom beach houses. I wish my kitchen at home was as nice as the kitchens in the beach houses....

Thank Steph19041961
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

First off. Tofino is close to paradise. The Cox Bay beach that the Pacific Sands is located on is beautiful with hikes and trails nearby. You can at low tide hike over to Chesterman beach. To the south you can hike up a small mountain at the end of the beach. We rented bikes (inexpensively) and used the great Tofino...

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This Beach Resort is totally comparable to the big "W Inn" ...for half the price!! Service was very friendly and accommodating! The suites were excellent, nicely updated, quiet, large, all amenities including fireplace and right on the beach!! The beach itself with 36 + surfers ( Sept 16th) is totally phenomenal. Beautiful sand, huge beach, super waves, rocks to climb...

Thank Mickie M
Markus M, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mickie M, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with Pacific Sands! That is a huge compliment and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. Cox Bay is an absolutely stunning beach and it truly is surfer's paradise. As the waves get larger in the Winter you will see those numbers dwindle...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pacific Sands Beach Resort is located on 41 pristine acres of property and 2500 feet of ocean front on Cox Bay. Adjacent to the Pacific Rim National Park all suites and Luxury Beach Houses offer spectacular ocean or beach front views, mesmerizing sunsets and breathtaking storm watching. A walk to Pettinger Point is a must. Enjoy unrivaled culinary splendors at one of Tofino's many restaurants. Adventure tours of the Clayoquot Sound, beach combing and surfing are the most popular activities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pacific Sands Beach Resort

Address: 1421 Pacific Rim Hwy. | Box 237, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Price Range: RM868 - RM2,154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pacific Sands Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 77
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Also Known As:
Pacific Sands Beach Hotel Tofino
Pacific Sands Beach Tofino
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Tofino
#3 Green Hotel in Tofino
#4 Family Hotel in Tofino
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Tofino
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“All the rooms are good - I've never had a bad one!”
 of 5 bubbles _avonclaire, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“splurge on a Beach House unit”
 of 5 bubbles bmnmcn, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“no such thing as a bad room here”
 of 5 bubbles cheryllynnl2015, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the Lodge Building in room 174 which was perfect for the us and the dog.”
 of 5 bubbles hockeye44, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“No.24 was great”
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 of 5 bubbles TangoJan, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
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