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Meares Vista Inn

760 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0 Canada
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#14 of 17 hotels in Tofino
We are a basic,simple clean comfortable motel located minutes outside of Tofino on Browning Passage side of Tofino. Close to convenience store. Family owned and operated. Pet friendly. Covered outdoor cooking area. Water access, great to take off in a kayak.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Room features
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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44Car recommended
Grade: 44 out of 100
44Restaurantswithin 10 km
43Attractionswithin 10 km
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JenInMontreal wrote a review Sep. 2020
Ferney-Voltaire95 contributions68 helpful votes
Room rates are ridiculous in this area, so we were paying twice what we paid for the same type of roadside accommodation in the rest of Canada. However, the place is a well-run family operation, and has a hominess about it that sets it apart from chain motels. The room was spacious and comfortable, with a fridge and microwave. The only problem we had was the blinds that wouldn`t close after we opened them. We weren`t bothered enough about it to call the manageress, though. The motel is close to the seashore, but it is not really accessible as far as we could see. There is a surfer campervan colony between the shore and the property with a no trespassing sign. It was quiet. The manageress warned us against the restaurant next door. Aside from that, the dining options in Tofino are excellent. Just make sure you book your table way ahead or you don`t have a chance.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Sleep Quality
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muchamber73 wrote a review Aug. 2020
Burlington, Canada4 contributions1 helpful vote
We were so lucky to get a room in Tofino last minute! We had booked a fishing charter and one kid din't want to join us.. so we needed somewhere to stash a 14 year old for a few hours. I couldn't find a single hotel online but I lucked out when I called Meares Vista Inn and got their last room for the night. I spoke to Mandy and she was super personable and very accommodating - she even had our room ready a couple of hours early so we could drop off the kid on our way to fishing. On top of all that, we were not expecting such a lovely room. We had just come from a top notch hotel in North Van and expected a run-of-the-mill Motel.... but it was gorgeous! Spacious, tastefully decorated, great layout and well located.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Fanny42015 wrote a review Jul. 2020
Courtenay, Canada3 contributions
We picked Meares vista for our one night tofino get away and we don’t regret it. I had stayed under the previous owners and was scarred by the deplorable conditions but the new owner has made amazing strides in creating a safe, clean and comfortable place to stay. Our double queen room was clean and the beds and bedding were very comfortable. The bathroom was cute and nice local looking art hung in the room. For the price and the amount of time we wanted to stay it was excellent. Had a nice chat with the owner on our way out and I would absolutely stay here again. I could see this being a great/affordable place for a family to stay if they were wanting to visit tofino and not spend a fortune! Also the kitty was very friendly :) We will be back!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
stumblingbear8 wrote a review Aug. 2019
Seattle, Washington5 contributions
Meares Vista Inn is a hidden gem amidst the growing profusion of chic touristy accommodations in this old coastal surf town! The owners have been working on renovations over the years, yet strive to maintain a very down-to-earth vibe at the hotel. Mandy is awesome, very nice and generous, with great candid insights into the changing face of the community and how the longer-term locals are facing continuing challenges. Hotel rooms are clean, location is walkable to nearby food and drinking establishments and downtown. Will definitely book again here next time for our next trip to Tofino! Thanks again, Mandy!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Zoe S wrote a review Aug. 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom48 contributions31 helpful votes
I stayed here for a couple of nights as part of my Canadian tour, the room I was staying in (15) was bright and airy, with the facilities I had come to expect in Canada ( tea / coffee machine, fridge and microwave). The location and the feel of the place have a certain charm, yes it doesn't look as flashy or inviting as some of the other places to stay in Tofino, but it has a unique charm, matched by the dedication of the manager. The service our group received from Mandy was second to none, nothing was too much trouble to help sort out.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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US$122 - US$241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandAlberni-Clayoquot Regional DistrictClayoquot SoundTofino
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Frequently Asked Questions about Meares Vista Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Meares Vista Inn?
Nearby attractions include Village Green (0.2 km), Habit Clothing (1.2 km), and Storm The Tofino Surf Shop (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Meares Vista Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Meares Vista Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
Is parking available at Meares Vista Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Meares Vista Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include RedCan Gourmet, Kuma Tofino, and Shed.
Are pets allowed at Meares Vista Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.