Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
What We Love
- The stunning ocean and rainforest views through floor-to-ceiling windows
- Drift Spa’s treatments use kelp from Pacific waters, natural sea oils, and rainforest botanicals
- The sense of blissful seclusion
What To Know
- While the resort is within a stroll of the village of Ucluelet, it’s a long way from Victoria (179 miles), so prepare to feel removed from the bustle of city life
- Pets are allowed, with a fee of around $25 per night
- Reservations for dinner at Fetch restaurant are highly recommended
- Breakfasts are wonderfully hearty, but not included in the room rate
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a highly dramatic setting on a pine and rainforest-covered hillside overlooking the wild Pacific Ocean, this secluded 133-suite luxury resort was constructed to compliment its setting, using natural materials like rock, wood, glass, and water to great effect. Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows, king-sized beds, state-of-the-art kitchens, fireplaces, and spacious bathrooms with rain showers and soaking tubs. The restaurant, Fetch, offers views and Pacific Rim delicacies like freshly shucked Outlandish oysters, squid ink risotto, or sockeye salmon.
In the Area
If sampling the sublime seafood at the restaurant isn’t enough, try your luck snaring the catch of the day yourself on a fishing charter with an outfitter like Big Bear: the Pacific waters around Ucluelet are legendary for salmon and halibut. If beach-combing is more your scene, head for one of Vancouver Island’s beautiful coves, like 6-mile Long Beach, a spectacular stretch of sand and surf in Pacific Rim National Park.
How to Get There
We stayed for four nights in mid-June. We had an ocean view room and the view from the large, comfortable balcony and room was terrific. The room was modern, clean and large. Very nice bathroom with deep tub and rainforest shower. Convenient to have small kitchen area with fridge and cooktop.
Restaurant was only so-so. Average dinner for top price, but good breakfast. We found the prices, food and atmosphere in the lounge to be more appealing and had two nice dinners dinner there.
When I spend $400 per night I have an expectation that the resort is going to be very nice and very attentive. This resort is a basic over the hill building with a nice entrance. The room I stayed in was not fun. There was holes in the shower area in the grout. The tile work was terrible and old. The paint was peeling off the bar that was there to assist people in the bathroom. There was no great service. It was mediocre. The food in the restaurant was nice but not excellent. I wanted a snack and the only place to get this was a vending machine. I went to the little coffee bar and had to ring for service. When you pay these prices, and mine was cheap compared to other rooms, you have an expectation of something special. This room could be had anywhere else for about $89.
We were here for 3 nights on our west coast Canadian road trip.
The whole resort was so relaxing and the scenery was beautiful.
The suite we had a was great size, very comfy bed and great bathroom. The view over the beach and rocky coast can’t be beaten, especially when you can lay in bed and see it.
The coffee shop onsite (Wild Bean) does great coffee.
There are fab walks such as the Wild Pacific Trail right on the doorstep and some great little restaurants such as The Blue Room and Frankie’s.
My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights this week.
We had a one bedroom lodge. This had a large living room/kitchen area, a massive bathroom, a balcony and a good size bedroom.
The views were quite simply second to none. Perfect views of the sea crashing over the rocks, you could smell and hear the sea very clearly - wonderful.
The accommodation was well equipped with a large TV in the living area and the bedroom, oven, fridge, dishwasher, coffee facilities etc.
We didn't want to leave the room with its panoramic views, so used the room facilities rather than the hotel restaurant etc.
Staff were wonderful without exception. Location is good for a peaceful break. I'm a keen runner so was in my element here with the wild Pacific Trail on its doorstep.
No complaints whatsoever, we would both love to return.
I came to this hotel during the summer, and it was extremely relaxing. The suites were apartment sized, and the bathrooms were absolutely beautiful as well. From the main bedroom, you can hear waves crashing on the shore, which is very relaxing and calming. Also, the pool area is very nice and clean. Overall, a great resort to take a relaxing vacation.