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Fanny42015
Courtenay, Canada

Nice motel with excellent host

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2020
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!
Date of stay: July 2020
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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        Reviewed 27 August 2019

        Meares Vista Inn is a hidden gem amidst the growing profusion of chic touristy accommodations in this old coastal surf town! The owners have been working on renovations over the years, yet strive to maintain a very down-to-earth vibe at the hotel. Mandy is awesome, very nice and generous, with great candid insights into the changing face of the community and how the longer-term locals are facing continuing challenges. Hotel rooms are clean, location is walkable to nearby food and drinking establishments and downtown. Will definitely book again here next time for our next trip to Tofino! Thanks again, Mandy!

        Date of stay: August 2019
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        Reviewed 18 August 2019

        I stayed here for a couple of nights as part of my Canadian tour, the room I was staying in (15) was bright and airy, with the facilities I had come to expect in Canada ( tea / coffee machine, fridge and microwave). The location and the feel of the place have a certain charm, yes it doesn't look as flashy or inviting as some of the other places to stay in Tofino, but it has a unique charm, matched by the dedication of the manager.

        The service our group received from Mandy was second to none, nothing was too much trouble to help sort out.

        Date of stay: August 2019
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        Reviewed 24 July 2019 via mobile

        Every once in awhile as travel you meet people who are passionate about what they do and care deeply about the communities they live in. Mandy, the owner of Meares Vista Inn, is one of those people. She has a lovely Inn located a short walk from town. It is clean with some beautiful wood features and cool photos of surrounding areas. Mandy is also helping out the local community by providing much needed housing to the local service providers. Do not be surprised to see some campers around the property...these are the people that are making your stay in the area wonderful. This is because there is not enough housing in the area for all of the men and women that are needed to provide an awesome experience for all of the lucky tourists that visit the area. Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park are world class destinations with incredible beaches and gourmet west coast restaurants. Don’t judge the Meares Vista Inn by it’s cover...it’s service and spirit are also world class!!

        Date of stay: July 2019
        Trip type: Travelled with family
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        Reviewed 19 July 2019

        Owner checked us in and she was very nice and helpful. Our room was really two rooms, a living room with refrig, mw, coffee maker, kettle, etc. and then a bedroom with TV. It seemed mostly clean. But the furniture was old and mismatched and a couple places had wires hanging out of the walls. The bathroom was small and not fancy, but OK. For us, it worked because we don't care about fancy just comfort, but if you are looking for something modern or elegant, this isn't your place.

        Date of stay: June 2019
        • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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        Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

        First impressions are not good. Looks like a trailer park around the outside. If i had arrived without a booking i would have drove on. However the room itself was clean and roomy. Short walk to Tofino itself. Plenty of bars and resteraunts close by.

        Date of stay: July 2019
        Trip type: Travelled with family
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