Meares Vista Inn
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Meares Vista Inn

760 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0 Canada
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4.5
#14 of 16 hotels in Tofino
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
We are a basic,simple clean comfortable motel located minutes outside of Tofino on Browning Passage side of Tofino. Close to convenience store. Family owned and operated. Pet friendly. Covered outdoor cooking area. Water access, great to take off in a kayak.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Internet
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Room features
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English

Location

760 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0 Canada
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 55 out of 100
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Tofino-Long Beach Airport
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JenInMontreal wrote a review Sept 2020
Ferney-Voltaire94 contributions68 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Room rates are ridiculous in this area, so we were paying twice what we paid for the same type of roadside accommodation in the rest of Canada. However, the place is a well-run family operation, and has a hominess about it that sets it apart from chain motels. The room was spacious and comfortable, with a fridge and microwave. The only problem we had was the blinds that wouldn`t close after we opened them. We weren`t bothered enough about it to call the manageress, though. The motel is close to the seashore, but it is not really accessible as far as we could see. There is a surfer campervan colony between the shore and the property with a no trespassing sign. It was quiet. The manageress warned us against the restaurant next door. Aside from that, the dining options in Tofino are excellent. Just make sure you book your table way ahead or you don`t have a chance.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Nancy K wrote a review Sept 2022
Deseronto, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great spot, newly / tastefully renovated rooms, clean, friendly staff, well supplied clean outside BBQ and kitchen area was an added bonus if you want to cook your own meal. Good location with an easy walk to downtown. The price was right. (Note: most places are fairly expensive in Tofino) I would stay there again. I like supporting a family-run business especially when they take great pride in ownership and are so accommodating. I would stay there again without question.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Fanny42015 wrote a review July 2020
Courtenay, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We picked Meares vista for our one night tofino get away and we don’t regret it. I had stayed under the previous owners and was scarred by the deplorable conditions but the new owner has made amazing strides in creating a safe, clean and comfortable place to stay. Our double queen room was clean and the beds and bedding were very comfortable. The bathroom was cute and nice local looking art hung in the room. For the price and the amount of time we wanted to stay it was excellent. Had a nice chat with the owner on our way out and I would absolutely stay here again. I could see this being a great/affordable place for a family to stay if they were wanting to visit tofino and not spend a fortune! Also the kitty was very friendly :)
We will be back!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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SuttonHill wrote a review Oct 2023
Great Malvern, United Kingdom417 contributions200 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a simple motel stay on the edge of town and the new rooms are large and clean. Friendly staff helped us with local recommendations on where to eat.
It’s fairly basic and a few bits could do with some maintenance but you get what you pay for.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Westcoaster_8 wrote a review Nov 2014
British columbia19 contributions33 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Meares Vista Inn is a family run establishment right near the inner harbor, directly across form Meares Island and within walking distance to town. It is still undergoing some renovations. Our room was quite large and simply furnished with two double beds in the back, a pull out couch in the front and a small but complete bathroom. It was very clean, very reasonably priced and much to our delight, there was no extra charge for our two dogs. Check in was easy even though we arrived late and the owner was very friendly.

If you need fancy amenities and daily bed making, this is probably not the place for you but if you are in Tofino to soak up the natural beauty of the area and want to spend your money on some fabulous meals at local restaurants, you can't do much better.
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Date of stay: November 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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helen m wrote a review Aug 2015
Toronto, Canada1 contribution3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the unfortunate opportunity to spend a night at this hotel only to have our vehicle broken into and things stolen. Lots of sketchy people coming and going, no security cameras anywhere, not a safe place. Really bad vibe. The experience was poor all around, there was sand in the beds upon arrival and blocks of wood for locking windows.
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Date of stay: August 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from summerfun2011, Owner at Meares Vista Inn
Responded 24 Aug 2015
Hi there, I am terribly sorry you did not have a good experience with us. I apologize for your vehicle getting broken into, and that your room was not as clean as it should have been. This is not a common occurance. We are in ongoing renovations on this building and there are many things we have not yet done which includes the windows. Typically the room you were staying in is one that doesn't get reserved, and is for walk ins because it is not a fully finished room, but it typically explained and it is at a lower rate than the rest. There is such a mass amount of people, we try to accommodate with what we have. The people in and out you were referring to are staff who stay here and work for the summer in all different businesses in Tofino, and they are all very respectful. We work very hard here, and try to make everyones stay enjoyable. Please contact me via email or phone to help me figure out how to remedy this situation. Thanks Mandy
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Mauisurferaloha wrote a review Nov 2014
Lahaina, Hawaii1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My girlfriends and I stayed here and were very happy. From the outside it appears to be under renovation but the newly finished rooms are terrific! The beds are amazingly comfortable and the rooms are spotless and warm. I have stayed in many places in Tofino and most have been around for a long time and are run down from use and the damp weather. This hotel has great views of the inlet, is right beside town and about a 15-20min walk to the beach. The rooms are outfitted with all you need for a great stay.
The couple that runs the hotel are amazing and very helpful with whatever you may need. This place is a great value for your money and I would highly recommend it for someone not wanting to spend a small fortune to visit this town.
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Date of stay: October 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kate P wrote a review Aug 2014
Victoria, Canada6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
thank you guys so much for having a room for us! after camping on the way to Tofino and getting spooked out of our minds my bears/other night creatures, we drove to Tofino/Ucluelet late into the night and found this relaxing INN. Excellent beds and awesome renos, we really appreciate the simplicity of the rooms and will be back to book more nights next summer. Awesome Couple running the place, very kind and sweet :)
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Date of stay: August 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JerriandTrevor wrote a review Aug 2014
Edmonton, Canada29 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
by husband and i just rode from Edmonton to Tofino and we didn't realize we should have booked way in advance for either a campsite or a room and when we got there EVERYTHING was booked, no room anywhere. and on our way out of Tofino we diced to just stop at meares and see. she was fully booked as well, BUT.... she had a room being renovated that had a bed and and a couch in it that she quickly cleaned up for us and let us stay for the 3 nights we were there. it was so sweet of here and she is a very lovely person, her cat is quite the cutey too. when we go back we will definitely try to book a room at the meares. very much enjoyed it there and can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: August 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: all rooms have a good view when out on the patio
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Joeskater wrote a review Oct 2013
North Vancouver, Canada1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent a short month at the beautiful Meares Vista Inn. And i cannot say enough good things about it. As soon as one wakes up and heads out their front door, words cannot describe the beauty. On top of that staff are incredible people and extremely helpful. It could be considered a heavenly destination. If one happens to find themselves in Tofino or should i know someone heading to this amazing place, every time i would recommend making their place of stay at the exquisite Inn.
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Date of stay: November 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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TBk15 wrote a tip July 2015
Calgary, Canada4 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Talk to Mandy and she'll hook you up ;)"
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JerriandTrevor wrote a tip Aug 2014
Edmonton, Canada29 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all rooms have a good view when out on the patio"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$275 - AU$480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandAlberni-Clayoquot Regional DistrictClayoquot SoundTofino
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Meares Vista Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Meares Vista Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Whale Centre (1.2 km), CIBC ATM Lobby Tofino (1.2 km), and Mermaid Tales Bookshop (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Meares Vista Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Meares Vista Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
Is parking available at Meares Vista Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Meares Vista Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shed, Shelter Restaurant, and Big Daddy's Fish Fry.
Are pets allowed at Meares Vista Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Meares Vista Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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