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
- 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 midweek and had a delightful getaway! We took our three dogs and were warmly greeted by all resort staff. Black Rock Resort is the perfect dog friendly place to stay. Our room was nicely decorated with a comfortable bed and a small kitchenette. A big soaker tub was very enticing and our own covered balcony allowed us to brave the wind and rain. There is easy access to the Wild Pacific Trail and the beach. We timed our three hour walk between rain storms and arrived back as the wind picked up. Our afternoon was spent at the spa. The staff at the spa were most courteous and offered wonderful treatments to both of us. Afterwards we had dinner at Fetch Restaurant. Elk was the game meat of the evening and it was cooked to perfection. The vegetable side dishes were tastefully done. We braved the high winds and sideways rain and enjoyed a relaxing time in the outdoor hot tub later in the evening, followed by drinks in the lounge. There is an exercise room that is adequately equipped for a good workout. It was an amazing experience and we would love to return!
Very tough place to get to but once you are there, wow, scenery is spectacular, make sure you hit some trails. Tough labor market so staff quality can be hit or miss. Locals are lefty enviro types so don't engage in politics or business or tell them where you are from
This is my 3rd time at this amazing resort and I've booked another week in Feb. I have a stressful job and I can feel the tension slip away as soon as I get here. By the end of the week I'm ready to face the challenges of my work. I can sit in the chair by the fireplace with a book, leaving the doors open and listen to the waves crashing against the rocks for hours. I love that I have a choice to cook or eat out. The soaker tub is divine. Love to have a hot bath after walking the trails or walking along the beach. The beds are so comfortable that I actually have the exact mattress and bedding as in suites. I love that its pet friendly and they provide the beds. I will always come back every year to recharge. And lastly the staff. Such a great bunch of ppl. Whether it's the check in staff or the maintenance, just a great group of staff. Can't wait for Feb!!!
First time at Fetch tonight. Gem oysters were good but muscle not cut, just shucked which we found a bit odd. You shouldn't have to dig them out with a fork. Prime Ribeye was good but sauce was quite salty. Steak was quite thin I thought for a ribeye. King Salmon was great. Tuna Poke was acceptable but nothing special. Overall for the price, not that impressed. Likely won't come back in the future. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the establishment itself was very nice. This is not a bad review of the hotel and the food was not horrible, but we felt it was overpriced and everything was extra.
The cancellation time is 7 days, so an illness or whatever might come up doesn't matter they keep one night stay. For me, it was 159.00. Most places are 72 hours I would suggest looking elsewhere. 7 days is too much as far as I'm concerned.