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
- 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
We are annual visitors to LBLR, one of our favourite mini holiday destinations every year. The usual creature comforts were at their usual high standard but, this trip, the food disappointed. On Friday, 15FEB2019, dinner was inedible. Didn't have the heart to bother the server, a delightful young man from Oakville, who was a pleasure to deal with. Not sure who was chef that night, but my ling cod and shrimp were so oversalted that 3 bites was all I could manage. These seafood choices are subtly flavoured, requiring a deft touch with seasonings. Dinner was a bust as a result. My wife was less than enamoured with her food as well. We'll be back, but the great room may be for morning coffee and a newspaper.... dinner not so much.
Fred Pinnock, North Vancouver
This year was our 9th Valentine’s Day together so we wanted something special and a bit above average.
Long beach lodge met that expectation to the fullest. The Lodge is beautiful restaurant is excellent, room was very well set up and the beds were nothing short of amazing. We will
Be looking forward to a visit in the future.
We had the most amazing Valentines day dinner, a special sharing menu. There was plenty of food for both of us and everything was so delicious, especially the decadent dessert!! We also spent the night in a very comfortable and beautifully decorated room with amazing views and the sound of the ocean lulling us to sleep. Loved the 2 person bathtub that looked right into the bedroom. Thanks to all the staff for a wonderful experience!!
This was our first visit to Long Beach Lodge & everything from accommodation to the food was excellent. The staff are very quick to respond & make your holiday enjoyable. The food in the dinning room was extremely creative & tasty. The location of the lodge allows for great walks along the beach/shoreline. A place we will return to.
Excellent staff, extremely accommodating. The restaurant is superb, and the food just melts in your mouth. We have been coming to this resort for the past 13 years, and we were lucky enough to have our wedding there. Would not stay anywhere else.