Maquinna Hotel

120 First StreetTofinoV0R 2Z0Canada
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About Maquinna Hotel

Located 100 metres from the harbour, Maquinna Hotel offers low-frills accommodations in the heart of Tofino. The smoke-free hotel is half a mile from the start of the Tonquin Trail.

Low-key guestrooms include a private bathroom with shower-tub combo. Rooms feature cable TV and a telephone, as well as easy chair(s) and table.

Free parking and free Wi-Fi are both offered by the hotel. Guests can take advantage of a communal lounge which features a microwave, refrigerator and kettle.

A liquor store and pub
share the same building as the hotel, while grocery stores and restaurants can
be found nearby. Popular local choices include Sea Shanty and Ice House Oyster
Bar, both within a two-minute walk of the property.

Whale-watching, fishing, boating and excursions to Maquinna Marine Provincial Park can all be arranged from local businesses found just a few minutes away from Maquinna Hotel. Tofino Botanical Gardens are 1.5 miles away.


120 First Street, Tofino, V0R 2Z0, Canada
Telephone: +1(250)7253261 | Fax: +1(250)7253433 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Television

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Good location close to the water.

Past guests have found the hotel to be perfectly located, reporting that all of Tofino's attractions and points of interest are within walking distance. The hotel is said to be close to an assortment of restaurants, while the harbour is just seconds away.

Friendly and accommodating staff.

Hotel employees are reported to be friendly and accommodating. Many guests comment on the pleasant outlook of staff, going on to say that they feel looked after during their stay.

Clean rooms and property.

Although the property is somewhat dated, the majority of guests are pleased with the hotel's cleanliness. According to reports, the housekeeping team is effective at keeping accommodations and public areas clean, neat and tidy.

Negative Reviews

Dated rooms with zero frills.

One of Tofino's first hotels, Maquinna Lodge has welcomed countless guests, a detail that shows. Recent guests report that the hotel is outdated and worn, and would benefit from a touch of TLC. Meanwhile, many guests have been surprised by just how low-frills the property is; reports indicate that rooms do not include air conditioning, fan, coffeemaker, refrigerator or just about any mod-cons.

Can be a noisy stay.

Reports suggest that it can be a noisy stay for those booking in at the hotel. Rooms are said to suffer from thin walls, meaning it's all too easy to hear your neighbours' actions and conversations. Meanwhile, those leaving a window open to make up for the lack of air conditioning are often disrupted by street noise.

Wi-Fi needs updating.

The hotel's complimentary Wi-Fi service draws criticism. Guests point out that the signal doesn't really stretch the length of the hotel. Meanwhile, those that can connect to the internet find their surfing to be slow going.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 53 reviews across the web
8.2 /10
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    7.8 /10
8.2 out of 10 based on 53 reviews