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Cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Cots/infant beds, free WiFi

Guest reviews

136 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included


Explore the area

Popular LocationChesterman Beach8 min walk
Popular LocationTofino Botanical Gardens12 min walk
Popular LocationMackenzie Beach14 min walk
AirportTofino, BC (YTP-Tofino Harbour Seaplane Base)4 min drive

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  • Standard Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Room
  • Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsStandard Double Room

About this area


Located in Tofino, Dolphin Motel is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Chesterman Beach and Mackenzie Beach. Alternative Tofino's Indoor Climbing Gym and Tofino Bike Park are also worth visiting. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as surfing/boogie boarding.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Chesterman Beach - 8 min walk
  • Tofino Botanical Gardens - 12 min walk
  • Mackenzie Beach - 14 min walk
  • Alternative Tofino's Indoor Climbing Gym - 2 min drive
  • Tonquin Park - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Tofino, BC (YAZ) - 16 min drive

About this property

Dolphin Motel

Motel with free parking, walk to Chesterman Beach
This smoke-free motel features tour/ticket assistance, barbecues and a picnic area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 14 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and LED TVs with cable channels.
Dolphin Motel offers 14 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers. LED televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Family friendly

  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Fridge

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)


  • Shower


  • TV channels
  • LED TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge



Check-in between 1:00 PM and 8 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Cots (infant beds) are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Dolphin Motel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Dolphin Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Dolphin Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this motel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Dolphin Motel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this motel?
Check-in is from 1:00 PM to 8 PM.
What time is check-out at this motel?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is Dolphin Motel located?
Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Clayoquot Sound and Chesterman Beach. Mackenzie Beach is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Dolphin Motel

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

We liked that we were close to the Bella Pacifica Campground where our grandson wanted to celebrate is 14th birthday.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020


  • Liked: Cleanliness
  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

This motel is very small and severely outdated. “Hot” water was little more than luke warm, bed and pillows uncomfortable. It was clean however and owners seemed nice. If it was a budget hotel ie $70/night it would be fine, but at the prices that i saw it is jot worth the money.

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

A pleasant little motel that covers the basics for staying in Tofino. Walking distance to Chesterman Beach and closer to a cafe, tacos, groceries, yoga and a surf shop.

Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Motel - Great location

Motel is in great location. It looks a little tired but functionally it's good. The staff are really nice and friendly. 2 Big beds and heating/shower works. Does as it says on the tin. Motel - not luxury but we were happt with the stay. It's right next door to a Great coffee show - eatery and bike hire place. All recommended.

Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness

We frequent this motel as a straightforward home base in Tofino, as we barely spend time indoors. It is economically and location wise fantastic. The owners are fantastic, extremely friendly and treats you like family. I just wish for some updating and maintenance, it’s feeling very run down. Bathroom very shabby and barely any shower pressure. Cobwebs in the corners and too much insects found in the bathroom for my liking. Despite all this we do keep coming back so that’s something!

Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2019