Vancouver Island hotels are located on the largest island off the western coast of British Columbia. As big as the Netherlands or Taiwan, this scenic wonderland of crashing waves and lush forests has so much to offer. Outdoor adventure enthusiasts are drawn to adventure both on and off shore, while others are delighted by the chance connect with First Nations culture. Whatever your reason for visiting Vancouver Island, you'll need a place to stay. With everything from a charming Vancouver Island B&B to a big resort available as an option, you can find the perfect place to enjoy a customized island getaway.
Perched along the water in Port Hardy, the Quaterdeck Resort and Marina at 6555 Hardy Bay Road welcomes guests all year. As one of the Vancouver Island resort hotels, the Quarterdeck offers more amenities than a typical hotel. The four-story hotel has spacious guestrooms overlooking the marina and the ocean. The soaps and other spa amenities were created with the environment in mind—and your comfort, too. If you'd like further relaxations treatments, the staff would be happy to make an appointment for you at one of the local spas. Returning to your oceanfront room, you'll find plenty of room to relax as well as cozy towels and linens and coffee service. Upgraded suites have a kitchenette and fireplaces, as well as more space to call your own. High-speed Internet access is available, as is free parking. If you feel like doing some sightseeing, all you have to do is make the short walk to the marina where an array of tours and fishing charters depart. As one of the full-service Vancouver Island hotels, the Quarterdeck has a nice restaurant and pub right on the property.
The Long Beach Lodge Resort at 1441 Pacific Rim Highway (pictured), another fine choice for Vancouver resort hotels, is located on a wide-open sandy beach in the western coast town of Tofino. Few, if any, of the Tofino hotels offer such spectacular views. The warm and inviting great room is one of the best places to soak in the scenery or gather for a meal. Each morning, guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast served in view of the ocean, whether their room is in the lodge or one of the private cottages. In total, this fine choice for Vancouver Island hotels, offers 41 guestrooms as well as 20 cottages that come with a private hot tub. Year-round surfing lessons are another perk for guests regardless of their level of skill going in.
Long Beach is a part of Pacific Rim National Park, a four-season natural wonder. Mills Landing, another one of the Vancouver Island hotels near the natural wonder at 295 Bamfield Boardwalk, is a favorite choice of anglers. The lodge offers fishing packages and guides that can take you to off-shore fisheries favored by halibut and coho salmon. Back on shore, anglers will find a place to relax and cook up the day's catch. Each guestroom is a part of cottage with full kitchen facilities and comfortable beds. The large deck, which overlooks the ocean, are a great place to watch the views and fire up the barbecue.
Not every traveler arrives with a budget suited to Vancouver Island resort hotels, and some would prefer to stay at one of the smaller properties. Plenty of Vancouver Island B&B inns provide a welcoming place to stay without the hassle of big crowds or big bills at the end. At the heart of the island, Greystone Manor is nestled in the Comox Valley. This historic home, first built in 1918, is surrounded by mature trees and formal English gardens. In fact, the owners hail from Bath, England, so they're familiar with this style of gardening. In the morning, guests of this Vancouver Island B&B gather for breakfast in a dining room that overlooks the gardens.