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 are so happy we chose Ucluelet and the Black Rock over Tofino for our stay on the Pacific west coast. The hotel and our room were gorgeous with the most stunning views of the Pacific and a balcony to enjoy the view plus a plunge pool and hot tub on the rocks! The hotel also offers excellent access to the Wild Pacific Trail right outside the door! Wonderful stay!
We just spent 3 days at this property in early November 2019. We absolutely loved it. We were in a 1 bedroom Pacific Spirit Suite and it did not disappoint. The view was amazing. All staff we encountered were courteous and helpful. We had no issues at all, contrary to some other reviews. It was our first visit and we're already planning a return visit next fall.
Don't miss a visit to the Wild Pacific Trail.
We stayed here during our trip to Ucuelet and Tofino in the summer. First of all, this part of the world is breaktakingly beautiful. We picked Black Rock because the hotels in this area are super high end (Wickaninish) or low end (Best Western), and the Black Rock was a good mid-range option. The hotel is in a beautiful location on the Pacific Trail and has great views of the coast line. It's also a short drive (5 min) or walk (15-20?) from downtown Ukee so it's location is prime. The staff was super accommodating and helpful as well.
The hotel must've been beautiful at one point, but it felt like it was in desperate need of some TLC. The walls needed paint, the bathtub faucet was rusted, the hallway was dingy, even the "Do Not Disturb" sign was falling apart. That being said, compared to the other options in the area, I still think the Black Rock was a great option and would likely stay there again.
One other word of caution - their "spa" isn't really a spa. We decided to get facials (which usually come with steaming, exfoliation, extraction, hydrating, UV) but only got an application of different creams to my face. I understand that they may not have the equipment to do these services, but they shouldn't advertise as a full-service spa especially if the facials cost $200+ for some creams. I can do that myself!