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“Good if you only plan on using it for sleeping...” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Dolphin Motel
Ranked #38 of 42 Tofino B&B and Inns
Niagara Falls, Canada
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63 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Good if you only plan on using it for sleeping...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2011

A very nice spanish lady runs this place.
117$ a night- for a double bed that had a Montreal canadians blanket and really old school grama style sheets. The water faucet leaked. About the size of an 8x8 kids bedroom. Shampoo and soap in a tupperware container near the tub. Had cable.
Compared rates to other hotels: this one is cheap for the area at 117$ a night. Hard to find some last minute hotels and also its expensive in general. I couldnt believe it was that stingy at 117$ (since you can get a NICE CHAIN hotel for that say holiday inn or other in a different city....) I was alittle upset at first but then realized we were only using it to sleep, so who cares.
Great location. I went with a guy, i felt safe.
Overall- if you dont plan on spending much time in the room, do it. If you do, dont.

Better idea? Screw the hotels and camp it out ! Lots of camping spots and more affordable than any hotel in this area.

We went surfing with Bruhweiler surf and also took a boat to the hot springs and whale watched as we did. Beach is nice and very close.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Courtenay, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

Thought I'd struck gold by getting a reservation at what appeared to be a retromotel. NO! I kept my shoes on in the room the whole time - for fear of picking up something nasty. I paid for three nights but after the first, received a limited refund...seems if you have two double beds in your room or use an extra pillow from another bed - you're charged more! Regardless of prior arrangements.

A good place for the Bandidos or Hell's Angels. Not for others - those with a job or looking for a safe, clean room.

I found a room at another hotel, paid the same price as the rip off Dolphin and enjoyed my trip, especially since I didn't think the bikers or other whiskey tangos would bust into the room at night. UGH.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2011

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Dolphin Motel
Address: 1190 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Dolphin Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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