Queen Charlotte Island hotels are located off the beaten path. This archipelago has been renamed Haida Gwaii—the Islands of the People. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and just off shore from the central BC community of Prince of Rupert, the islands set the stage for all types of getaways. If you're looking for high adventure, a place to relax, or something in the middle, you'll find it in this scenic locale. A range of Queen Charlotte Island accommodations will provide you with a place to stay while you're visiting.
Many of the Haida Gwaii hotels offer ocean views, and this is especially the case for Premier Creek Lodging, located at 3101 3rd Avenue. One of the oldest buildings on the islands has been transformed into a fully modern lodging provider, home to twelve distinctive guestrooms. Each spacious place to stay at this fine choice for Queen Charlotte Island hotels, some with kitchenettes, offer complimentary coffee service and high-speed Internet access. Guests are treated to views of Bearskin Bay and the mountains on nearby Moresby Island. A short stroll past the garden, you'll find Queen Charlotte City's shopping and restaurants. A separate building on the property has hostel accommodations perfect for the budget conscious.
While Premier Creek is one of the oldest buildings on the Haida Gwaii Islands, Englehard's Oceanview Lodge (pictured) is one of the newest options for Queen Charlotte Island accommodations. Not far from the ferry dock in Masset, the lodge is located in the islands' largest city. Like the other Queen Charlotte Island hotels, this property does not have a lot of rooms, but it has a lot of amenities. Each of the eighteen rooms offer expansive views of the Masset Inlet, where miles of sandy beaches and fishing charters are waiting to be enjoyed. The morning breakfast is a complimentary perk for every guest, and several restaurants are withing walking distance of the hotel. Many visitors to Masset spend some time fishing or looking for crabs, which they can cook up at the lodge if they want to make their own dinner rather than dining out.
Masset also is home to one of the full-service Haida Gwaii hotels. This 25-room property was once known as the Singing Surf Inn. After an extensive renovation and updating, the property reopened as the Masset Waterfront Inn at 1504 Old Beach Road. The nonsmoking rooms come equipped with kitchenette facilities, and the onsite restaurant is open all day—the burgers are a specialty. The inn's lounge opens up every night, providing a place to grab a beer and meet some of the locals. If guests need transportation from the airport, they can call in advance to make arrangements. Regular flights are available from both Prince Rupert and Vancouver. Fishing charters are an option, too, and many of the top attractions in Masset are within minutes of the hotel's front door, including the Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary and Tow Hill Beach.
The list of Queen Charlotte Island accommodation may not include any sleek hotel towers or international brands, but you can expect to find a comfortable place to stay. The owners and staff of these Haida Gwaii hotels are eager to extend hospitality and welcome people from around the world to this distinctive and truly one-of-a-kind destination.