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Vernon, Canada
Reviewed 20 March 2015

We spent the winter at the Buena Vista and loved it! We stayed in an upper suite and enjoyed the view and sounds of the ocean. The room was clean and comfortable and having a full kitchen was a real bonus. Qualicum Beach is a friendly village that features a wide variety of restaurants and unique shops - no fast...

Thank Bev K
Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2014

We stayed here for four nights and couldn't be happier with the accommodation or the service ; it was all quality plus! We stayed in an upstairs suite, which I would highly recommend. There is something quite magical about lying in bed and watching the waves roll in.

3Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 3 September 2014

The downstairs suites that open out onto the ocean are terrific. Once you are there, you might not bother exploring the rest of Qualicum Beach because you can beach comb, sit on their massive deck and completely escape. It really was what we needed. It is an adult-oriented place so if you have kids, like we did, you have to...

1Thank Robasaurus
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Please was beautiful! Very quiet. Clean! Owners were kind and friendly and very helpful. Well manicured lawn. Beautiful sun deck with lounge chairs, umbrellas, tables and chairs. Steps to the beach! Great place for couples and families with grown children, or for girlfriends getaway. The beach in front of it has shallow places and you can swim. Also not far...

Thank KENARD2014
Reviewed 4 July 2014

We made last minute reservations on the Canadian July Long Weekend and only had one night to stay. Travelling with my wife we stayed in the Georgia room and it is gorgeous. Sparkling clean and a nice private deck looking out onto the Ocean. Angela immediately made us feel like family and did everything to make our one night stay...

Thank Rockin_RR
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Choose the Georgia Suite, No 5. Worth paying the extra for the stunning view from the massive balcony. Looks over the sea and a pretty garden with sun deck. Lovely large room with seating area. Kitchen area and bathroom need a little updating but have all the equipment you need. Very helpful and friendly couple running the place whilst the...

Thank HChapman55
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Delightful little place right on the ocean in Qualicum Beach! Clean & Bright, quiet (even though it's right on the highway), amazing views with balcony on the ocean over looking the gardens , great location (1 block from Deez Pub), full size kitchen, super friendly staff, great value! Angie and Barry made us feel right at home with a cup...

3Thank Jeff H
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We were only able to stay one night at this little place - only eight units - and it really is a treasure. You'll wonder at first - it is right on the highway and looks kinda small and retro. But then you park (for free) and go in to register and Angela and Barry welcome you like old friends...

1Thank TheSchindells
St George
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We stayed just one night here at the end of our Vancouver Island trip. We had booked it on the basis of the reviews on Tripadvisor and were not disappointed. We had a gorgeous bright room with kitchen and the views were wonderful. We had a great welcome and a very comfortable stay. We would definitely stay here again and...

2Thank Sue J
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Qualicum Beach is one of the most unspoilt North American places I have ever visited and is very clean and quiet. As is the Buena Vista by the Sea. Slightly excentric but very helpful owner and rooms with amazing views over the water. Very clean and well maintained with kitchen and all the crockery etc that you need for your...

Thank grumpy76

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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
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  • 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: RM443 - RM735 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Buena Vista by the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Buena Vista By The Sea Hotel Qualicum Beach
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Qualicum Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Qualicum Beach
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