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The Oceanfront Hotel

210 First Street Bc, Sointula, British Columbia V0N 3E0 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 20-09-04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-09-04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


The Oceanfront Hotel is a pet friendly family owned business that has been run by us ( Robin and Ray ) for the last 30 years. It boasts panoramic sea views from the majority of our rooms. Guests can enjoy the sound of the ocean from their balconies and bring along their pets for the ultimate family getaway. This beachfront property is located 250 feet from Sointula ferry terminal. Your ferry fare includes the return trip and seniors travel free from Monday - Thursday. Cable TV, a microwave, coffee pot, tea kettle, and a mini fridge is standard in each brightly decorated room with use of a communal kitchen. Private kitchens and kitchenettes are also available in select rooms. Free wifi is offered in all areas. Whale-watching, sports fishing and crabbing charters are available, just ask us! Beach combing for sea-glass, hiking trails and kayaking opportunities are also available from our property! Come enjoy our small island lifestyle, and leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and at peace! Oh, and please drink the water! It's the best in the world! We offer both short and long term accommodations. While our pub is currently closed due to COVID, we have opened a new takeout window that is open for lunch and dinner from 11:30-1:30/5-8 every day! Fun Fact: Malcolm Island was listed as one of the Canada's best island getaways in Canadian Geographic Travel magazine in the Summer 2017. ​
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Free parking
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Interconnected rooms available
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newagincourt wrote a review Aug. 2020
Vancouver Island232 contributions73 helpful votes
We were able to spend three peaceful nights at the Ocean Front Hotel. Perfect location right on the water a few steps from the ferry. Covid has restricted life a little but friendly people abound. We did the two major walks from Bere Point and to BIg Lake. Never a smooth path to be seen. Enough choice on finding food as the Hotel has a take a way and there is the Burger Barn at the harbour. Interesting museum to learn the history. Always helpful owner and the dog loved it all.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Robin Smith, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Aug. 21, 2020
So glad you enjoyed your stay here. We love it when the dogs are happy too. Thanks for visiting us!
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fisher_eye_lens wrote a review Aug. 2020
Campbell River, Canada502 contributions148 helpful votes
Our 3 night escape up-island was a refreshing birthday weekend getaway and the Oceanfront was a big part of that, starting with the early check-in to get full value for our first day. appreciated having two big beds and the big balcony was private and a great window on the beach and sea which was constantly entertaining, be it seals playing in the kelp, fishers reeling in salmon, or the night i watched 3 orcas following a straight line from the ferry's wake to the entrance to broughton strait. It was calming and ever-changing watching the light slowly fade from our deck on all nights. There is a reassuring, retro feel to the hotel, but that doesn't mean dated. And it was quiet, as is the island, except for the seals slapping the water. Speaking of which, the water pressure in the hotel was amazing and hot was hot right away and it was nice to have a tub. The big bonus, with limited eating options on the isle at present, was to have access to a full kitchen. and Robyn, the manager, helped me in getting a cake from the bakery for our 'birthday dinner' dessert. The take-out window at the hotel also helped in that endeavour and prepared a vegetarian option specifically for my wife. Felt like a throwback to a kinder, gentler world when we were on Malcolm island. And Robyn is a fabric artist, using dyes from island plants on 'repurposed' clothes that are on display near the reception. My wife came home with a few of them as a present to herself. A totally, satisfying, peaceful and rejuvenating visit in strange times.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: loved the little bit of elevation looking out on the 2nd floor
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Response from Robin Smith, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Aug. 21, 2020
Wow, thank you for writing such a lovely story of your stay here. I am glad we were able to make your birthday happy and your stay memorable. We love it when our guests are happy! I am so glad you like your clothes also. Hope to see you again.
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Clarence551 wrote a review Jul. 2020
Comox, Canada4 contributions
The room was more than adequate for our needs. View from balcony breathtaking. Spotlessly clean and well presented. Great communal kitchen with everything you would need to prepare a meal. Robin and team run a great place. Food from the take-out window was really good.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Response from Robin Smith, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Aug. 21, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate all of them! Hope to see you again next year!
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Dani wrote a review Jul. 2020
Langley, Canada8 contributions4 helpful votes
How is it possible more people don't know about this location? From the beautiful, cozy, clean, and homey accommodations, to the stunning beach front views that are chalked FULL of wildlife and sea life, this is definitely somewhere my family and I will come back time and time again! The owners of the hotel, Ray and Robin are both charming, caring, attentive, and incredibly hospitable. They deserve to have their hotel shouted from the top of everyone's lungs for the whole world to know! Pros: SUPER comfy beds, pillows, and soft bedding. AMAZING location. BEAUTIFUL island full of gorgeous scenic gems. VERY friendly island folk, they will all wave and say hi to you! GREAT showers. PERFECT balconies. AWESOME owners. QUIET and relaxing! SO family friendly!!!! Cons: WE COULDN'T STAY LONGER!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: Stay in Green Lodge 3 Apartment. Best room with full kitchen to yourself! Perfect for families or...
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Response from Robin Smith, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Jul. 31, 2020
Thanks Dani, for sharing your Malcolm Island experience with other travelers. We try to get better every year and we are pretty excited about our plans for next year. Hope to see you again. Robin
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Thomas T wrote a review Jul. 2020
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Beautiful views overlooking the ocean with very active marine life. We were fortunate to see dolphins, seals, minks and eagles daily from our balcony. The sound of waves along with the perception of staying right on the ocean is one of the best features of this hotel. The beach out front is perfect for beach combing for sea glass, drift wood and other hidden treasures. Stayed in the Green Lodge 3 apartment with a full kitchen, which was ideal for travelling with an 8 month old. The room itself was family friendly and very cozy. The location of the hotel is right in the centre of the main strip, and walking distance from local establishments like the Co-Op grocery and Coho Joe's Cafe. It is also only a 10 minute drive from some stunning hikes, one of which takes you to a beach where whales frequent and even come close to shore to rub against the rocks. Overall we had an amazing time and we will definitely be coming back to stay here!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Robin Smith, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Jul. 31, 2020
Thanks for taking the time to write a review Thomas. We appreciate each and every one of them. They help us to know what we are doing right, and where we can get better! We hope to be an oasis of quiet and slowness in a world of noise and speed. So glad you enjoyed your stay here. Robin
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US$81 - US$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Malcolm Island Inn
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandMalcolm IslandSointula
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Oceanfront Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Oceanfront Hotel?
Nearby attractions include U'mista Cultural Centre (6.6 km), Alert Bay Ecological Park, Alert Bay, British Columbia (7.9 km), and Sointula Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Oceanfront Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Oceanfront Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Oceanfront Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Oceanfront Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Oceanfront Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Northern Lights Restaurant, Coho Joe Cafe, and Pass'n Thyme.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Oceanfront Hotel?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Oceanfront Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Oceanfront Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting U'mista Cultural Centre (6.6 km) and 'Namgis Traditional Big House (6.4 km).
Does The Oceanfront Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is The Oceanfront Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.