The Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino, Canada
Perched on a promontory beneath sounds of crashing waves, The Wickaninnish Inn, a member of the exclusive Relais & Chateaux portfolio of properties, is located on the rugged west coast of picturesque Vancouver Island. With just 75 rooms and a wonderfully remote location, the inn truly allows its guests to temporarily retreat, leaving stress and obligation far behind. Remarkable guest rooms feature gas fireplaces and balconies overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Sequester yourself behind closed doors and enjoy comforts and conveniences - from the private bar and beverage station to the library of tomes and selected music.
The Pointe Restaurant, offering all-day dining, exceeds expectations with its panoramic seascape views, innovative Pacific Northwest menu, organic approach to the culinary arts, and award-winning wine list. On the Rocks Bar & Lounge has a lodge-like feel with its crackling fireplace and clubby chairs positioned to make the most of conversation. A selection of regional wines, classic ports, and single-malt scotches rounds out its alluring appeal. While the inn truly defines the meaning of escapism, Ancient Cedar Spa allows you to even further retreat with its therapeutic menu and holistic approach to well being. The local setting, surrounded by a leafy forest with views of jagged sea-sprayed rocks, is also a therapy all its own. Activities range from surfing and birding to winter storm-watching, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Engage yourself and take in the beauty and awe-inspiring natural landscape of Tofino at The Wickaninnish Inn.
Location of The Wickaninnish Inn
Nearest Airport: YYJ
Amenities for The Wickaninnish Inn
- General Information
- 75 Guest Rooms
- Pet Amenities
- Pet Friendly
- Ecologically Sustainable Practices
- Coffee Shop
- Spa Cuisine
- Organic Cuisine
- Bar & Lounge
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Music & Movie Library
- In-Room Amenities
- Direct Dial Telephones
- Mini Bar
- Luxury Linens
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Meeting Rooms
- Business Services
- National Park
- Active & Adventure
- Summer Getaways
Reviews for The Wickaninnish Inn
We had long heard about this hotel and staying here was a check off on the bucket list. We stayed in The Pointe building. There are probably great rooms in The Beach building too, but our room 316 was perfect. It was a corner room with views to the beach as well as the rocks from the deck, room and bathroom. We loved taking a bath in the generous tub-for-two while enjoying the crashing waves below. All needs were anticipated with extra blankets, slickers, a backpack and available galoshes for walks. We used the hotel bicycles to ride into town on the easy, safe bike path and enjoyed an evening walk along the wide and beautiful beach. The staff was accommodating and courteous. Our only caveat would be the food service. The very expensive dinner at The Pointe was worth every penny, view-wise. However, the food, although good, was not great. We also went to the beach crab dinner. The crab was very good but the beans and potatoes in the salads were under cooked. The Driftwood Cafe had delicious-looking pastries but try eating a cold croissant - not very appetizing. We were told they had no way to heat the pastries, except for a microwave, which, rightly so, would be a mistake. For the price of the offerings, it seems that an investment in a toaster oven would make sense. So, I'm still giving this hotel an excellent but suggest you go into town for dinner.
Claudia L - Ashland, Oregon
So there were a number of young and inexperience staff around the property, everyone that we dealt with was professional, enthusiastic to please, and quick to respond to our requests. Our room on the 3rd floor of Inn was excellent, clean and comfortable with a spectacular view of rocky coast and crashing waves. During our 5 night stay at the Wickaninnish Inn, we dined twice at The Pointe Restaurant and enjoyed five star dinners in an elegant setting. Breakfasts at the Pointe were equally as spectacular. We planned our 60th Anniversary trip to enjoy the finest of accomodation and dining experience and our trust in Relais & Chateaux Affiliated Properties was richly rewarded.
Even though the weather was cold and damp we had a brilliant four nights here, the setting is amazing, the room (we were in a loft suite) the best I have stayed in. The food was great (though driftwood cafe could do with being more of a cafe) and the staff were amazing. I can't wait to go back
We have never been disappointed by the food at the Pointe restaurant at the Wick. If you are planning a trip to Tofino and want to have an exceptional meal, book a reservation at the Pointe. We've eaten here perhaps five times and it's always been exceptional. It was very difficult to get a reservation during the August long weekend, but we were squeezed in - perhaps too literally. I think we all had seafood, which they do exceptionally well. And their Under the Sea Buckthorn dessert was the crowning jewel of the evening. The only negatives were really getting a table for five squeezed into a spot where a table for two normally goes, and quite a bit of bar cleaning noise at the end of the night while we were still dining.
ThreeFromVancouver - Vancouver BC Canada
A family of 4 of us including 2 teenage children stopped in an ocean room. We were a little apprehensive as we only had 1 room, normally we have 2 rooms but could not justify the cost of 2 rooms. The room was absolutely superb, we were given an additional rollaway bed and still had plenty of space. We even had a couple of small complementary decanters of Port on arrival. Looking from the double bath, or the shower, out to the beach was amazing. The restaurants in the hotel are not cheap, but there are places not far away (walkable) to get breakfast. You will probably want to go into Tofino for dinner if not eating in the hotel. We ate in both the restaurants on different evenings, both restaurants were lovely. There are many places you can just sit and relax in the evening (or any time of day). Overall a great place for a special stay.
Iain J - Huddersfield, United Kingdom