Dolphin Motel, Tofino

1190 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, BC   Phone: 250.725.3377


Closest small motel to Chesterman Beach · Rooms & Suites · Kitchens · BBQ · Wifi · Family owned since 1994 · Pet-Friendly
Tofino Dolphin Motel. Budget rooms, suites. Kitchens. Pet-friendly. Close to beaches, shops.
Quick Facts

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Single and Double Rooms · Suites with Kitchens, Separate Bedrooms · Wifi · Pet-Friendly · Large Outdoor Area · Affordable · Close to beaches, shops

Payment accepted: Cash, Visa, Mastercard


About Tofino AccommodationsWelcome to the Dolphin Motel, Tofino: family run, affordable, close to Chesterman Beach

Tofino’s Dolphin Motel is the closest small motel to Chesterman Beach offering both rooms and suites with ktichens and separate bedrooms. We are just a five minute walk to popular Chesterman Beach: Tofino’s favourite Pacific Ocean beach for surfing, walking and talking with friends and family. If you are looking for a friendly, family-owned motel that is centrally located and reasonably priced, the Dolphin Motel of Tofino is for you!

Chesterman Beach, Tofino, British Columbia Chesterman Beach is a favorite for surfing.  Whether you are a seasoned veteran or novice this is the place to surf!  The Dolphin Motel is just a few minutes drive or about a five minute walk to Chesterman Beach with its open Pacific Ocean waves. There are always surfers catching waves all along the beach and everyone is friendly and welcoming. Chesterman Beach is just north of Long Beach and is on the border of Pacific Rim National Park.

Tofino Surfing: Rentals, Lessons, Walk to Surf Shop or Bike to Town Bring your own gear or visit the nearby surf shop. They can cater to your every need and give you lessons and advice about where the waves are. Wetsuits are always worn and in the winter — when the waves are at their biggest — gloves, booties and head coverings are a must. In the summer you can surf you heart out then bask on the warm sand afterwards. Chesterman Beach is also a popular place for kayak surfers.

Summertime at Chesterman Beach In summer the water at Chesterman Beach is warm enough for playing in the ocean and you can plan to spend the whole day at the beach. Chesterman Beach is long enough for a good walk and the sand by the water’s edge is hard enough for jogging. Strolling the beach, making sand castles, watching the surfers, picnicking, reading or catching up with friends or family are all wonderful ways to take in your time in Tofino. In the evening watch the sunset, then head back to the Dolphin Motel for a BBQ.

Tofino Wildlife: Whales, Birds, Bears, Wolves… Whalewatching is in full swing from March to September. Bear and wolf watching is popular in the summer. The Dolphin Motel office can provide you with information and brochures. Bird-watching is also an important part of Tofino activities. The Dolphin Motel is a ten minute walk down a country road to a bird watching platform over looking the protected Tofino mudflats. Birds include eagles, herons, ospray, hummingbirds, ducks, herons and sandpipers. During migration times areas of Tofino are full of transient birds as they stop to refuel for their long trips.

Tofino Storm Watching Fall, winter and early spring are ideal times for West Coast Storm Watching. The winter storm photograph above is of the Lennard Island Lighthouse and taken from Frank Island on Chesterman Beach. Visitors and locals alike bundle up in warm clothes and gather to watch the powerful waves toss and turn in the winter surf. A day watching the wild winter storms really builds an appetite for Tofino’s renowned cuisine. Just a few minutes drive from the Dolphin Motel is the village of Tofino where you can take your pick of fine restaurants.


Dolphin Motel, Tofino: Rates

Rate Details 
Summer Rate$115-159/night
Fall Rate$115-159/night
Spring Rate$115-159/night
Winter Rate$70-95/night
Rate DetailsRates are based on double occupancy.
Payment AcceptedCash, Visa, Mastercard
Extra People$10 per extra person over 10 years of age.
Pet FeeThere is a one time $25 pet fee. Please confirm at booking.
Taxes5% GST
Accommodation Details

Dolphin Motel, Tofino: Accommodation Details

Rental Details 
Location:1190 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino, BC Canada. Five minute walk to Chesterman Beach
Type:Motel: Rooms & Suites
Accommodates:Up to 6 guests/suite
Best for:Couples, small families, friends, surfers
Motel Rooms:Single and double bed rooms. Cable LED TV, Refridgerator, Coffee Maker/Kettle, Private Bathrooms. Individual ground level entrances, parking right next to your room
Motel Suites:Spacious housekeeping suites for couples or families. Separate Bedrooms with One or Two Beds, Cable LED TV, Private Bathrooms. Full Kitchens: Fridge, Stove, Oven, Microwave, Sink, Coffee Maker/Kettle. Individual ground level entrances, parking right next to your suite
Amenities:Five minute walk to sandy Chesterman Beach for surfing, picnics, beach walking. Short walk to eagle, osprey watching platform on inlet side. Close to neighbourhod shops and Tofino downtown.
Internet:Wifi internet
Outdoors:BBQ area with picnic tables and lawn. Treed area with chairs and large lawn, rhododendron trees throughout the grounds. Summer beach picnics and Winter Tofino storm watching.
Pets:Pet-friendly. Please tell us about your pet before booking.
Restrictions:This is a non-smoking property.
Parking:Off street parking right outside your room.
More:Family-owned. Friendly hosts. Peaceful setting.
Bike path to Tofino. village. Close to parks, trails. Let us know what you are looking for and we will do our best to accommodate you. Our office is full of information about Tofino adventures.

Perfect for Surfers, Bird Watchers, Families, Pets

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