About Us

The Tofino Paddlers Inn, perched on the harbour front in downtown Tofino is a property with character.   The physical building is nearing 100 years old, and is the original hotel in Tofino (the ‘Hotel Tofino’).  The summer sunset seen from the property is a highlight of every stay.

We pride ourselves on offering a Clean simple accommodation option for the self supported traveler.   With only 5 rooms, and shared facilities, many new friendships may be made.

Don’t forget to check out the ‘Webcam‘ mounted on the water side of our building.


  • We offer a communal kitchen which is suitable for light meal preparation (not suitable for cooking a Thanksgiving Turkey)
  • The Paddlers Inn has two Shared Washrooms and Showers (each separate washroom is single occupancy).  There are no en suite washrooms.
  • The walls are thin (we provide ear plugs).  As such, in consideration of other guests, we ask visitors to be aware of noise
  • Suitable for guests 5 years and older. No unaccompanied minors are permitted.
  • No pets allowed.
  • This is a non-smoking facility.   A $250 cleaning fee will be applied to anyone who smokes on-site.
  • Check In Time is 3:00pm.
  • Check Out Time is 11:00am.
  • A late night-emergency contact number is posted on the front door of Tofino Sea Kayaking.
  • The front door of the property has a coded number-pad lock.  Your access code will be the last 4 digits of your confirmation number we sent to you.

Tofino Hotel - 1936 - Victor Ainley

Photo courtesy Victor Ainley – Hotel Tofino 1936