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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)
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Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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ATM on site
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TeresaNanaimo wrote a review Aug. 2018
Nanaimo, Canada10 contributions1 helpful vote
The room was very clean and comfortable. The balcony overlooked the water so we enjoyed a beautiful sunset. So worth the extra $50 to have a waterview room. This is not the Ritz; it is a clean, modest comfortable place to stay. The fridge, coffeemaker and microwave were nice to have as were the wine glasses. :o) There is a pub and a restaurant below the hotel but these did not disturb us at all. We enjoyed a nice, simple dinner and beer in the pub. We plan to go back again.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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EASYEZ wrote a review Jul. 2018
83 contributions107 helpful votes
It really did feel like being on a cruise ship only the balcony was much bigger and closer to the water. My daughter and I stayed one night but wished it could have been longer. The hotel is cozy, clean and felt very safe. The owner, Robin, is a very sweet lady and I bought one of her beautiful, hand quilted jackets which I will cherish. She sells an assortment of other handicrafts that she makes which are unique and beautiful. We stayed in room 208 which was lovely and would recommend everyone splurge a little for an ocean front room. Location of the hotel is close to everything you need. There is a pub and restaurant below but we were not affected by any noise. Very relaxing and will definitely stay there again if back in pretty Sointula.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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RTGJ wrote a review May 2018
Hamilton, Canada67 contributions52 helpful votes
On April 20, 2018 I arrived by ferry on Malcolm Island. I was booked into the Oceanfront hotel for 2 nights. When I arrived the owner of the hotel mentioned to me that my room faced First Street and not the ocean. She offered me an ocean-side room at a decent rate and I took her up on her offer. Before settling on a room she showed me 2 of the ocean-side rooms. The view of the water was spectacular. As the hotel is very close to the BC Ferries terminal, I would watch the arriving and departing ferries. The water activity is minimal and, therefore, the location is quiet and peaceful. The owner of the hotel was very helpful. She told me about the trails and how to get there. As my arrival in Sointula was prior to the busier tourist season, there were only limited places
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Rhonda J wrote a review Mar. 2018
Nanaimo, Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
We fell in love with this ambience the moment we touched onto Sointula and immediately saw the hotel. If you prefer the ritz in a big city this is not the place for you unless you have an outdoor streak. The room and I just booked with Robyn for the third time same room holds a special place in our heart each time we go. There is a large kitchen set up with all the tools to prepare a meal, you just bring your preference of food. The pub is downstairs but we don't hear any noise coming upstairs whatsoever. We sit out on our covered deck for morning coffee watching the waves seemingly almost hitting your toes. Nighttime we have a cocktail and watch for lit up ships going past to Alert Bay. Restaurants when opened deliver a very good breakfast with free run eggs, bacon,
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Response from Robin S, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Apr. 5, 2018
So glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for the lovely write up. I am glad we are part of your good memories!
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Gordon M wrote a review Jan. 2018
44 contributions45 helpful votes
Very friendly, and accommodating. This oceanfront hotel is the perfect place for those who wish to get away, and just relax. We took advantage of the off-season in early April, so there was very little to do on Malcolm Island, other than go for walks, explore, and learn of the Finnish and Indigenous peoples history in the area. The hotel restaurant, as well as all the cafes in Sointula were closed for the season, so the hotel staff allowed us to use the upstairs kitchen as our own. And, they put us in a nearby room so we wouldn't have to travel far to cook. The room was quaint, but nice and clean with a comfy bed. The view of the harbour with the ferry landing close by was awesome from the top floor. There is even a way to ride the ferries for free from Sointula to Alert Bay on
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Response from Robin S, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Apr. 5, 2018
So glad you like our little island and had a good holiday. Thank you for staying with us!
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Hwlygrl11 wrote a review Nov. 2017
Sointula, Canada30 contributions18 helpful votes
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My Husband and I planned a trip in late June 2017, staying at the Oceanfront Hotel. Decided to look for a Summer Place after meeting the hotel owner Robin Smith. Such a down to earth and caring lady, so welcoming and eager to give tips to make our trip more interesting. Robin suggested hiking trails, restaurants, beaches. Enjoyed this village so much we decided to speak with a local real estate person recommended by Robin. Joy Davidson was also interesting, knowledgeable and took time to get to know us while we looked at several different properties. Sointula is unique and offers something for everyone. The Oceanfront Hotel is very clean, nice comfy rooms, onsite pub, atm, knowledgable staff that know the Island. OceanFront also offers fishing guide service. Hotel is right on
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Response from Robin S, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Apr. 5, 2018
We are so happy to have you here as a resident. Many folks have come for a visit and decided to stay. We are lucky to have you in our community. Thank you!
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TrudyT124 wrote a review Nov. 2017
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Let me just say...I'd love to retire here. The Hotel is unique to say the least. Our room was baby blue and lovely. MILLION DOLLAR VIEW!!!! We went on a Monday when there is nothing open, as it is off season but the manager was willing to feed us <3 My sister knew some of the locals so we were set. If you love peace and quiet, this is the place for you. My favourite places have always been Tofino and Ukie...But now my number one choice is Sointula <3
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Response from Robin S, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Apr. 5, 2018
So glad you had a great visit and we hope you do get to move here one day! Thank you!
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Nir K wrote a review Sep. 2017
12 contributions5 helpful votes
Hard to judge this place. Sointula, is a godforsaken small place with not much to do, not many places to eat or stay in, and very run down overall. On the positive side, the nicest people you could meet are the hotel owners, and very very quiet place. Very basic room facilities, and getting to and from the hotel - ferry dependency. I'd call it a "special" place, surely memorable, but don't expect ANY luxury or anything like that.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Response from Robin S, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Apr. 5, 2018
You are correct in that we are not luxurious, but we are clean and comfortable and we hope the fabulous ocean views, and peace and quiet, makes up for the lack of luxury. If you come and visit us again I will give you a different room, with heated bathroom floors & towel bars and a fireplace. Hope to see you again!
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Trevor H wrote a review Jul. 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada7 contributions1 helpful vote
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Although it was an unusually cold June day that promised rain the next morning, the people that greeted us at The Oceanfront Hotel were warm and welcoming. They had placed our family in two neighbouring rooms and Ray and Robin advised us on where we could find meals on a quiet, off-season Sunday evening when there were fewer amenities available than in the summer months. The rooms were colourful, with a nod to the community's Finnish roots. Bedding and curtains had a creative flair that pleasantly surprised me. The view out from the balcony was wonderful, overlooking Broughton Strait, with Port McNeill in the distance. A cruise ship on its way back from Alaska slowly waded its way south. The peace and quiet was wonderful. I wish we could have stayed there longer. I'd highly
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Response from Robin S, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Apr. 5, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to tell people about us. Hope to see you again one day!
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Eric O wrote a review Jun. 2017
Maui, Hawaii71 contributions32 helpful votes
For those into high fulutin fancy places this is not for you but if you have a little sense of adventure this place is clean... comfortable and fun not to mention situated right on the ocean. Our room had a large balcony where we could sit and watch the marine traffic. To top it off...they opened up the pub just for Dad and I. We felt a bit like celebraties. On the downside. .. Tuesday and Wednesday is the day every restaurant in town is closed. There is a wonderful little bakery for a snack but for dinner we went to the Co op and bought a frozen pizza.the hotel has a stove they let you use. A small inconvenience for something totally different. :-)
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Response from Robin S, Owner at The Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Apr. 5, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write this and tell people about us. We loved having you and hope you and your dad come back again soon!
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PRICE RANGE
US$148 - US$150 (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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