Bamfield Motel
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Bamfield Motel

226 Frigate Road Box 7, Bamfield, British Columbia V0R 1B0 Canada
Bamfield Trails Hotel
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Renovated Room
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One of the many local beaches
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4.0
#1 of 1 motel in Bamfield
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
We are pleased to announce the The Bamfield Motel is under new ownership. It has been purchased along with 11 properties on January 20th, 2016 by the Huuayaht first nations. Thus a huge investment is going into all the properties including new beds and a brand that is inline with the Huuayaht. We look forward to serving you and are open 24/7 going forward. Please do contact us with any concerns or questions. Ancient Spirit, Modern Mind.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Billiards
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Restaurant
Canoeing offsite
Darts
Tennis court offsite
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Room features
Room service
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English

Location

226 Frigate Road Box 7, Bamfield, British Columbia V0R 1B0 Canada
Getting there
Car recommended
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Jeff D wrote a review Feb 2020
Surrey, Canada37 contributions38 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here in December for work. The town is almost completely shutdown at that time of year but when I booked I was told to bring some food etc so it wasn't a surprise that nothing was open. My room was clean and spacious. I had a stove so I could cook dinner and there are lots of DVDs in the lobby that you can watch on the TV in the room. The manager Ron was very helpful and he made sure I had everything I needed. Bamfield is a beautiful little town and I can't wait to go back in the summer and see what it is like during fishing season.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Robert van der Veldt wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place. The motel is clean, the room was big, great staff. Wide range of dvd’s. We had a very warm welcome when we arrived with Christmas.

Located next to the water, lot's of beautiful nature around. Bamfield is also a great little town.

Very friendly people, and overall a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sandra G wrote a review Apr 2016
Quebec, Canada1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We did a 24 hour turn around trip to Bamfield! Ron the manger greeted us as if we where all old friends. Ron went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we had an amazing experience! He definitely succeeded! Thanks Ron! Pub is peppered with lovely antiques and warm wood walls. Pool tables, dart board and great conversation charming people! Rooms are clean and functional. Great place beautiful environment full of natures best.
Thanks again,
Sandy & Greg
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Date of stay: April 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: All are fine
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Response from Bobby T, General Manager at Bamfield Motel
Responded 13 Feb 2017
Thank you Sandy and Greg for your kind words. We would love to see you again and show you are progress and ensure you have an amazing experience yet again. Bobby
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sherrrrry wrote a review Aug 2017
Flagler Beach, Florida317 contributions235 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I believe the reviews of this place have been "kind" because the new owner is seriously ill. For that, I have great compassion. . . so I will show a rating of "poor" instead of "terrible". Also, the bed was comfortable, the reception employees were nice and we had (slow) internet in our room.

This is a very old establishment that is undergoing a "cosmetic" renovation. Unfortunately, slapping some paint and siding on a building that has NOT been maintained for many years, and has obvious "structural" problems, is a loosing battle.
The building is as much as 6 inches out of "level". . . making the doors stick on the linoleum floors. The plumbing has clogs that gurgle up into the bath tub/sink, that are filled with long rotted, disgusting "who knows what".

Rather than go on with what needs to be greatly improved. . . in deference to the illness of the owner. . . and because there are limited choices of accommodation in Bamfield. . . here is a list of what I suggest you will need to be relatively comfortable staying there:

If you have allergies to animal dander or cigarette smoke, stay elsewhere.

1. Make sure the room has had the plumbing pipes cleaned
2. Make sure the room has internet access and a "new" TV. . . so "maybe" you can stream some internet entertainment, because there is NO TV programming access.
3. Although "kitchenettes" are advertised, bring your own "everything" from dishes to spoons and forks, pots and pans, a sharp knife, a coffee pot and all things you use to cook, or even make a sandwich. Do not count on "anything" being provided.
4. Bring a broom for sweeping up the cigarette butts outside.
5. Check the rates posted on the back of the door, and make sure you are charged correctly.
6. Bring all food and beverages with you because the tiny grocery store is very limited and the prices are much more than you will pay at the other end of that long gravel road or boat/ferry ride. Also, be careful at that store. . . make sure they only charge you the price displayed. You are "tourists" and they need to make all their profits in the short summer season.

My best advice. . . make a contribution to the owner's medical fund, and figure out a different place to stay.

Good Luck to You!
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Date of stay: August 2017
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If possible, choose a different accommodation.
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jennybr0wn wrote a review Sept 2018
London, United Kingdom21 contributions32 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Bamfield is a small town on the south coast of Vancouver Island in British Comumbia. It is approx 50 kilometres down a rough forestry road from Port Albernie. There is one motel with perfectly clean and adequate rooms. The breakfasts were fine and the 1 restaurant had good food. We wanted to see whales but no luck. We went out on a small boat which just seated 4 passengers. The boat belonged to fisherman who stopped regularly to check his rods. We saw sea lions and lots of eagles but no whales. Worth visiting if you want to get away from the usual tourist routes.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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LJYToronto wrote a review Aug 2017
Toronto, Canada55 contributions22 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
A friend and I stayed for 3 nights while attending the Music by the Sea festival. We had a room with 2 twin beds on the ground floor. The room had a fridge and a television. We didn't use the TV. The fridge worked. There was no fan in the bathroom, so towels remained damp; also the shower curtain was too long and dragged in the bath tub.
There was also a coffee maker and mugs in the room.
We ate our meals in the Cafe across the street and in the Pub attached to the Motel. Dining options are limited in Bamfield but the portions are generous and the food was OK for 3 days. Very hearty breakfasts; dinners were mostly fish & chips or burgers.
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Date of stay: July 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: rooms on the upper floor should be quieter and have a railing you could use for hanging towels.
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malia37 wrote a review July 2017
Victoria, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice staff. The pub & cafe serve good food. Slept well on comfy beds. High praise to the Huu-ay-aht Nation for turning a once rundown accommodation into a great place to stay when visiting beautiful Bamfield. We'll stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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janelle99 wrote a review July 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia.130 contributions65 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The motel looks nothing like the pictures
Had several backpackers parting beside us
There no tv just DVDs there no place to eat after 3 pm The bar was not open. Nothing there to do. The washroom sink taps you have to hold 1 on at a time and to wash your hands. The room was clean with a little fridge and microwave. Good luck to new owners
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sjc354 wrote a review June 2016
Vancouver, Canada41 contributions31 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Bamfield is a special place. Not a usual tourist destination so the town and its amenities may not conform to international standards. Ron was an excellent and friendly host. The motel was an excellent choice for two nights to visit our son at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre. Clean, bright & spacious room. Good quality pub food at the motel pub - the only restaurant open that weekend! Right by the pier to take a water taxi to explore the west side.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Response from Bobby T, Manager at Bamfield Motel
Responded 5 June 2016
Thank yo so much. Our goal initially was to just be open with the new ownership, but we are now expanding our menu daily and will have it posted online shortly. We are also upgrading rooms daily so we can promise your next experience is better than the last. Let us know when you are back next and your first night is on us for dinner and accomodations! It was a pleasure having you as our guests. Bobby
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Jessa A wrote a review Aug 2018
Calgary, Canada3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great little motel.
Really clean, friendly staff and close to the dock.
Only thing we would have loved is some chairs outside.

Pretty remote place so having no cell phone reception is a give but they do have wifi that worked pretty well.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from Keenan Alexander
Nanaimo, Canada
The largest rooms have 2 full queen beds. One in the common area and one in a private room and a sofa-bed as well in the common area.
Bunch338 asked a question Aug 2016
England56 contributions51 helpful votes
Does this motel have self service laundry facilities?
Answer from Keenan Alexander
Nanaimo, Canada
There is a coin operated laundry facility onsite on the property.
Susan S wrote a tip Aug 2018
Vancouver, Canada39 contributions28 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"My room was street front and was quiet."
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full-mountie wrote a tip Aug 2017
Fort Langley, Canada75 contributions45 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask if there are rooms with no carpets."
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sherrrrry wrote a tip Aug 2017
Flagler Beach, Florida317 contributions235 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"If possible, choose a different accommodation."
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LJYToronto wrote a tip Aug 2017
Toronto, Canada55 contributions22 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"rooms on the upper floor should be quieter and have a railing you could use for hanging towels."
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triveraturner wrote a tip June 2017
Warrenton, Oregon40 contributions12 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a remodeled room."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$173 - AU$174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandAlberni-Clayoquot Regional DistrictBarkley SoundBamfield
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bamfield Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Bamfield Motel?
Nearby attractions include Brady's Beach (1.1 km) and Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bamfield Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Bamfield Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bamfield Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bamfield Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bamfield Wreckage, The Market, and Tides & Trails.
Are pets allowed at Bamfield Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Bamfield Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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