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Buena Vista by the Sea

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Reviewed 29 September 2015

Someone said that upstairs were a must. I disagree. The walk outs are bright and clean and larger and so convenient. Kitchens and coffee and small appliances but enough walking distance decent food and beach and forest walks. Can leave the car behind. A great relaxing interlude between activities like travel and hikes. On the main beach road, but that...

Thank Mms1952
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 23 September 2015

We read the reviews before we booked and it looked great. The location is wonderful, as were the people we dealt with. However I have come to realize those great reviews must be from people on th upper floor. Our main floor unit was dark, low ceiling, smelled very musty and had a really dirty carpet. It is a wood...

1Thank wantvaluefordollar
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 12 September 2015

A great waterfront location that gives you a great view from the second floor rooms. The room was well laid out with all you need for a short or long stay. The garden is well manicured and provides seating by the water. The hosts are very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the area. The room was very clean, the bed...

Thank LarsNorth
Port Coquitlam
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

I picked this place out of trip advisor reviews and wasn't one bit disappointed. Beautiful suite adjacent the gardens with ocean view from the room and the Beach deck the owners are great. Very friendly and helpful. Had a terrific stay. Wish it was longer. Will go back for sure

Thank Goldwingman
Vernon, Canada
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I cant say enough about this great escape! Everything was lovely we will escape to this location often! Great job! The host was excellent and very hospitable. The second floor rooms have the best view. The only think needed was an ironing board our host was very good at getting us everything we needed all we had to do was...

Thank teresadurning38
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 29 August 2015

This was so peaceful and relaxing everything we needed. The sea, the beach and the views. Lots of interesting places to visit nearby. The Innkeeper is very charming so Thank you Claire! We hope to return another day.

1Thank lettyr76
Campbell River, Canada
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This was a beautiful setting for a visit with a dear friend. Life's busyness just melts away when all you see is a stunning view that invites you to stroll through the flowered landscaping and enjoy the spacious decks or take a few steps more and feel the sand. The room was very clean and comfortable with a lovely view.

Thank KFCR
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 19 August 2015

We brought my brother from Norway on a trip of Victoria and mid Island. We stayed in another area one night as we could not get two nights at Buena Vista. The street view does not do it any justice. We had a suite at the back of motel with a view of the ocean, We enjoyed the large decks...

1Thank Asekarin
Moose Jaw, Canada
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Stunning view from private balcony. Beautiful beach just steps away!. Quiet, clean rooms with a very comfortable bed. Within walking distance to exceptional restaurants. Claire makes you feel like a member of the family!!

Thank kll925
Beachfrontbunny, Owner at Buena Vista by the Sea, responded to this review

Appreciative of your evaluation : ...we share & care ...thanx Rob & Claire

Durhan (United Kingdom)
Reviewed 19 July 2015

We choose this location to break our journey from Port Hardy knowing that it was ideally situated for a visit to Tofino and Uclulet on the west coast or Mt Washington. The property is right on the ocean front, with three rooms having a balcony with super views over the straits to the mainland. We had the Georgia suite (room...

Thank catnap50plus

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
All of our rooms have a full kitchen and a beautiful ocean view. Our suites all have undergone extensive renovation. In the upper suites you can sit on your private balcony overlooking the ocean and enjoy the cool sea breezes as you watch the cruise ships pass. The lower suites are walk on waterfront with sliding patio doors opening to our manicured lawn. You have your choice of bachelor, one bedroom or two bedroom suites. Every room has cable TV and high-speed internet access should you get tired of watching the wildlife on the beach or the spectacular sunsets. Unfortunately our accommodation is not suited for small children. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buena Vista by the Sea

Address: 3285 Island Hwy W | British Columbia, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2C6, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Qualicum Beach
Price Range: RM446 - RM679 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Buena Vista By The Sea Hotel Qualicum Beach
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Qualicum Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Qualicum Beach
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“Ask for level two corner”
 of 5 bubbles M3666AJtomm, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask to see room in advance to have options. Some have a warmer feeling than others yet all clean and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles marywL3244IG, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I preferred the upstairs room for the view.”
 of 5 bubbles Van2010, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Georgia suite, which is probably the nicest -- upper floor, fabulous view and very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Olgasheean, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“#5 is the nicest room - the Georgia, I think”
 of 5 bubbles 35CarolynB, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
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