Long Beach Lodge Resort
What We Love
- The pounding surf and wild ocean landscape just steps away
- The 20 Rainforest Cottages, ideal for couples or families wanting more seclusion
- The on-site Surf Club is a surf clinic by day and a relaxation area by evening, with a hot tub, sauna, and showers
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Pets are allowed for a fee of $50 per stay
- The resort caters to families
- The 4 p.m. check-in time is later than at most resorts
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast is ideal for adventurers and lovers of seclusion, and this 41-room, 20-cottage lodge offers lashings of both. Rooms are more cozy than design-minded but most have spectacular ocean views (cottages are a luxe step up, with fireplaces and outdoor hot tubs.) The Great Room is the hub of the resort, a cavernous yet cozy space with Oriental rugs, a stone fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling windows framing gorgeous views of Cox Bay Beach. It’s also where guests can nosh on a Pacific Northwest menu heavy on locally-sourced comfort dishes like Clayoquot Sound crab cakes, seafood chowder, and sablefish with Asian greens and udon noodles.
In the Area
How often do you get to learn how to surf without even leaving your hotel? The resort’s unique Surf Club Adventure Center offers instruction in both surfing (Cox Bay Beach) and standup paddle boarding (MacKenzie Beach.) Take a float plane flight over stunning Tofino with Tofino Air, where you’ll be privy to a dizzyingly wonderful landscape of rain forests, ocean, lakes, and glaciers. If terra firma’s more your trip, take a bike tour around the island’s West Coast–Tofino’s Tof Cycles can deliver your rental wheels right to the resort.
How to Get There
Our experience at the Lodge was almost perfect. As we entered we could see the great view of the beach and the fantastic waves. We had dinner in the restaurant, enjoying the food and the views.
Our room on the second floor had a balcony that allowed us to pop out periodically and take photos of the beach, waves and sunset. The bed was comfortable, and there was plenty of room.
Then I used the toilet. I am no kid, and my knees have had many years of abuse, so the expensive Eljer toilet that was kiddie height was not my friend. Additionally there were no grab bars that would have helped get me up.
Now, this room was not set up for children, and it is not a budget priced offering. The folks that are likely to afford to stay here are going to be able to handle a chair height toilet. I left a message for management to please change the toilet. If that were done, I would not hesitate to give the property a five star rating, and would thoroughly enjoy returning.
Kudos for having an onsite laundromat, this was really helpful when travelling with just carry on luggage.
(Be aware that there is major construction on the highway between Port Alberni and the coast that is due to finish in 2020. Delays in the order of half an hour should be expected. There are also two hour road closures scheduled for a number of periods, so it would be prudent to check in advance. Search for "Highway 4 - Kennedy Hill Safety Improvements - Traffic Advisories" for more information.)
I should also add that we decided to be on the road a little after 6AM in order to beat one of the two hour closures, the kitchen staff went out of their way to offer complimentary coffee/tea for our early departure. Wonderful service!
We have really lost count of the number of times we have visited this amazing place. Each time is special and exciting!! New touches everywhere are a sure sign of this establishment keeping not only up with but way ahead of the competition. Tim Hackett, Samantha and their teams are are constantly coming up with new ideas, features and ideas to fulfill their role as the leading resort on Canada's West Coast. The food under the direction of Chef Sean is outstanding. The facilities from Surf Club, Sand Bar Bistro and Marine Adventures with naturalist Captain Josh Lewis complement the accommodation which is in either Rainforest Cottages or Deluxe Beachfront rooms and suites. This is an A1 experience for any occasion or for just chilling out to the beach of Cox Bay. You have to go there and let Lodge Beach Lodge embrace you, comfort you feed you and thrill you. Its a very very special place!!
My wife and I came to Long Beach Lodge for our Anniversary. We booked room 310 which is located not the third floor of the Lodge and has a great balcony and view of the beach, the surfers and the sunset.
We loved the location, close to all of the lovely hikes available around Torfino. Sitting on your private balcony to enjoy the sites and sounds of the beach. Lots of surfers of all ages and multi generational family groups.
We were welcomed by a bottle of wine and a sweet treat for our Anniversary.
Great restaurant on site with fresh local seafood and lots of other options. Loved the Halibut dinner and seafood Chowder.