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760 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0 Canada
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#14 of 17 in Tofino
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Internet
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
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Desk
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 44 out of 100
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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
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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
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stumblingbear8 wrote a review Aug. 2019
Seattle, Washington6 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 Kingdom49 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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Greenwiz89 wrote a review Jul. 2019
145 contributions93 helpful votes
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Every once in awhile as travel you meet people who are passionate about what they do and care deeply about the communities they live in. Mandy, the owner of Meares Vista Inn, is one of those people. She has a lovely Inn located a short walk from town. It is clean with some beautiful wood features and cool photos of surrounding areas. Mandy is also helping out the local community by providing much needed housing to the local service providers. Do not be surprised to see some campers around the property...these are the people that are making your stay in the area wonderful. This is because there is not enough housing in the area for all of the men and women that are needed to provide an awesome experience for all of the lucky tourists that visit the area. Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park are world class destinations with incredible beaches and gourmet west coast restaurants. Don’t judge the Meares Vista Inn by it’s cover...it’s service and spirit are also world class!!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled
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pumpkin51 wrote a review Jul. 2019
Peoria, IL49 contributions31 helpful votes
Owner checked us in and she was very nice and helpful. Our room was really two rooms, a living room with refrig, mw, coffee maker, kettle, etc. and then a bedroom with TV. It seemed mostly clean. But the furniture was old and mismatched and a couple places had wires hanging out of the walls. The bathroom was small and not fancy, but OK. For us, it worked because we don't care about fancy just comfort, but if you are looking for something modern or elegant, this isn't your place.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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PatrickE wrote a review Jul. 2019
Sligo, Ireland158 contributions82 helpful votes
First impressions are not good. Looks like a trailer park around the outside. If i had arrived without a booking i would have drove on. However the room itself was clean and roomy. Short walk to Tofino itself. Plenty of bars and resteraunts close by.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Niki M wrote a review May 2019
Chilliwack, Canada30 contributions1 helpful vote
Don’t be put off by this Motels outdoor grounds. Although dated and overgrown the Motel itself was very clean and close to everything one wants in the Tofino area. All staff were extremely friendly and helpful! Our room set up was perfect for 2 couples, a separate bedroom from the living space. Would stay again!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled
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SG1234BC wrote a review May 2019
7 contributions4 helpful votes
We spent the last 3 days over the May Long weekend here and absolutely loved our stay! Our 1 bedroom suite (with a 1 full bath + 1 half bath) was so clean and spacious and newly renovated. We had everything we needed - mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and dishes. There was also a full kitchen and a few BBQs outside on the patio, giving it a bit of a camping feel when needed. And nothing could beat its location and proximity to town! We walked the few scenic minutes to town every night for dinner! Can't wait for our next stay! The owners are great! Thanks Mandy and Troy!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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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 Storm The Tofino Surf Shop (1.2 km), Jeremy Koreski Gallery (1.1 km), and Village Green (0.2 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 Shelter Restaurant, RedCan Gourmet, and Shed.
Are pets allowed at Meares Vista Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.