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
This lodge has an incredible location on the best beach, you can tell because the surfers are there everyday, rain or shine, warm or cold! We had an ocean view room with a balcony a few floors up and it was spectacular. Watching sunrises and sunsets from our room was amazing. The staff and the restaurant are great and everyone there is happy. I think it’s the best sleep we’ve ever experienced. Enjoy the live cam of the beach on their website it will get you excited for your visit!
We stayed at Long Beach Lodge for 3 nights as part of a family holiday travelling around BC. Looking down the other comments, I can fully understand why other travellers love this place, but we were left a little nonplussed by our stay here.
Firstly the positives - great setting, lovely rooms, stunning views of the beach and good facilities. The not so good - the food was a little hit and miss, not helped that by the fact that the patio bar seemed to be closed randomly even on sunny days. It was also expensive. The reception desk staff were also hit and miss - from the grumpy receptionist who ‘welcomed’ us to the complete lack of any enquiry about whether we enjoyed our stay when we left.
We really wanted to love it there, but there were too many avoidable niggles to make that the case.
We chose this resort because a friend recommended it! It was so so lovely! The setting is perfect, the staff friendly and the room absolutely perfect! The patio is the perfect place to enjoy a local beer and the Great Room puts on a 5 star dinner. This is definitely a family friendly resort, but also a great escape for a couple that wants some time to reconnect.