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The Oceanfront Hotel

210 First Street Bc, Sointula, British Columbia V0N 3E0 Canada
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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
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Beach
Hiking
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Street parking
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Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
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Desk
Fireplace
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Interconnected rooms available
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Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
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Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
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Tanya T wrote a review Mar 2024
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If you want a great view a comfy bed and friendly people this is the place. Sitting on the balcony looking out into the ocean and listening to the waves is awesome. The time we went was ont of season and on Easter. Siontula only has a grocery store, Coho Joe's and Malcolm Island foods for eating and the grocery store is closed on Sunday and Monday. Coho Joe's is only breakfast and lunch. Malcolm Island foods is take home cook stuff. The hotel does have kitchenettes and a full kitchen available for use. If you want new and convienent then this is not for you, but if you want comfy and great atmosphere I highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Julie M wrote a review Oct 2023
Nanaimo2 contributions
I had the good fortune to visit this wonderful community for a work trip and had the most amazing stay at the hotel. The room was super comfy, the view could not be any better and the relaxation was incredible. The patio directly above the water was so comfortable and the sound of the waves at night was perfect. Wonderful experience
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Date of stay: October 2023
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dpsacto wrote a review Aug 2023
Citrus Heights, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
I had the most wonderful stay at the Oceanfront Hotel on Malcolm Island. Robin and Ray were so nice, immediately responding to every need. I loved my room which was designed like my home, instead of a straight line like big hotels. They also had extra amenities like a heated towel rack and heated bathroom floor! The hotel also has a neat little museum room. I especially liked the view of the waterfront and wide ocean. The hotel didn't just meet the needs of visitors to the island. I watched locals making use of the hotel services also. I like this hotel which was one of the highlights of my visit to Malcolm Island.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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JJBarretto wrote a review Jul 2023
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This was an incredible stay with an exceptionally welcoming environment/staff. Sointula was a random stop on a road trip & after one day I never wanted to leave the Island. We booked the night before we arrived. I was getting ready to book online & called to have a few questions answered. The nice lady answered my questions & then took our info & reserved the room. I offered a credit card number but in true Canadian coolness she said to simply provide it when you we arrived. The room was reserved based on trust between strangers, this was the beginning of a short but very wonderful stay. Our room was clean and essentially on the water. We left the window open and fell asleep to the sounds of waves. The community kitchen provided us an opportunity to cook up a feast for breakfast and dinner. The island was very laid back & people very friendly. Bare point was a last minute discovery & a very nice surprise. If we had not already booked a whale watching tour in Telegraph Cove we would have extended our stay. In summary, Sointula is a gem that is not yet full of tourists. A combination of camping at Bare Point and a longer stay at the Ocean Front hotel will be a part of our next visit to the Island.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: Stay here & use their kitchen.
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Lazarus D wrote a review Feb 2023
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What a great little hotel and very friendly local vibe! The rooms were clean and well stocked so forget about wanting a Hilton cookie cutter hotel and enjoy yourself in this beautiful little hotel in a beautiful little town on a beautiful little island!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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BRuke1 wrote a review Oct 2022
Davis, California74 contributions26 helpful votes
Comfortable and well maintained. We got a friendly and helpful welcome.. We were just yards from the water and we could safely leave our kayaks just above the high tide line. One added benefit for us (obviously, can’t guarantee this for everyone) while having morning coffee we got to watch a lone sea otter commute to its clan. It liked to swim on its back. The little town of Sointula, its island and the adjacent island with Alert Bay all have fascinating histories. We’ll certainly return.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Rich P wrote a review Aug 2022
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Pleasantly surprised with how quiet the hotel was, impressed with the view and conveniently situated right next to the ferry terminal. Would stay again for sure, can't beat coffee on the balcony, even on the fogged in mornings. There was such a calm vibe surrounding the town. The museum is chalk full of awesome history and artifacts and only a 3 minute walk away. Locals are incredibly friendly and welcoming. Looking forward to the next visit and seeing more of the Island!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Robin Smith, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Aug 15, 2022
Thanks for taking the time to review us and the community. We appreciate it!
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reidandsusie wrote a review Jun 2022
Fanny Bay, Canada6 contributions2 helpful votes
Rustic but extremely clean with the most comfortable hotel beds we’ve slept in for years. We were in room 208 with an unrestricted view of the water, right next to the ferry slip and the town core. The communal kitchen is a great feature with everything you need to prepare a meal if you’re so inclined. There is also a mini fridge and coffee maker in the room. We were there for three nights and have never slept so well. Got to meet Ray and found him to be very friendly and helpful during our stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Robin Smith, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Jul 3, 2022
So glad you had a great stay. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate it and hope you come back again!
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Michael Y wrote a review Oct 2021
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A beautiful, nice quiet getaway place along ocean, only 25 minute ferry ride from Port NcNeill. Hiking trails on island leads you to peabble beach where orcas frequent. Owners very friendly. I went during fall seaaon when island co-op grocery store is closed on Sunday & Mondays. Owners let me know to pick up groceries beforehand 8n Port McNeil . Would definitely come back again and recommend to friends.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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M5902UKbrianr wrote a review Sep 2021
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My wife and recently travelled to Malcolm Island and had a very pleasant stay at the Oceanfront Hotel. The ownership was very responsive and professional and were committed to making our stay as enjoyable as possible. The hotel is right downtown with all amenities close by...we highly recommend Coho Joe's for breakfast and lunch! Sointula is a fantastic escape to take your bikes, paddleboards or kayaks, and the Oceanfront Hotel is a quaint and cozy hotel that is priced accordingly.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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PRICE RANGE
C$293 - C$298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Malcolm Island Inn
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandMalcolm IslandSointula
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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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 Culture Shock Interactive Gallery (7.5 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 Coho Joe Cafe, Gordie's Restaurant & Lounge, and Devil's Bath Brewing Co..
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.