10 Best Pet-Friendly Hotels In Tofino, Canada - Updated 2024

Deanna
Deanna 
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Tofino is a small town on Clayoquot Sound with surfing beaches, geothermal hot springs, and stunning waterfalls. It lies between old-growth temperate rainforests and the western Pacific shoreline of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Make the trip here in the spring to witness the migration of thousands of grey whales from Mexico to the Bering Strait. You will also see orca and humpback whales, sea lions, sea otters, and seals in the water. While watching out for these gentle giants, have fun kayaking, fishing, and beachcombing. From mid-fall to winter, storm watchers stand vigil to witness raging tempests on the Pacific Ocean. Most of these activities and attractions allow pets to tag along, so experience the authentic Tofino while staying in establishments welcoming travelers and their fur babies year-round. Check out the best pet-friendly hotels in Tofino, Canada.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and pet-friendly rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 09, 2024.

1. Hotel Zed Tofino (from USD 399)

The nearest beach is only five minutes away on foot from Hotel Zed Tofino. Comfort is a given in deluxe en-suite rooms furnished with a fridge. The retro vibe is evident in the rotary dial phone in every guest room. Take fun poses in the hotel’s sunken living room, mini disco, 1980s arcade, and psychic’s den. You can also explore the unique bike path going through the hotel lobby.

Your fur baby can enjoy the unique vibe of Hotel Zed Tofino because there are designated cat-friendly and dog-friendly rooms. There are no fees for guide dogs. For the rest, owners have to settle the additional daily cleaning fee of 20 CAD (16 USD) or pay 80 CAD (62 USD) maximum per week.

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Hotel Zed Tofino

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1258 Pacific Rim Hwy
17.61 km (11.0 mi) from Rainforest Trail

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Terrace Non-smoking rooms

2. The Shoreline Tofino

The Shoreline Tofino enjoys a whimsical location in the heart of Tofino, where mature cedar trees surround custom-made A-frame houses and the A-frame cabins. You can book the entire resort for a party of 20 to celebrate a life event. Upscale surf shack units, honeymoon suites, and family-friendly accommodations feature bespoke decor and quality in-room products from Canada’s leading brands.

Two cabin suites of this boutique hotel are dog-friendly. Booked guests may bring two small dogs or one small dog and one medium-size dog. You can settle the 40 CAD (31 USD) fee for each pet when booking.

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The Shoreline Tofino

Wifi Available

Address: 350 Olsen Rd
19.53 km (12.2 mi) from Rainforest Trail

Parking Pets allowed Sauna Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking

3. The Maq Hotel (from USD 220)

The Maq Hotel has rooms with harbor views, an on-site pub with live music events, and a wine and spirits store. It is the perfect fit if you prefer to stay in a boutique hotel located in the lively heart of Tofino. This newly renovated and artsy establishment offers guests excellent bedding and organic bath products.

When booking, register your fur baby so that the hotel can prepare a care package consisting of doggy bars and treats, bowls, and a towel. Only one pet is allowed per unit for a nightly fee of 50 CAD (39 USD). Your dog must be leashed at all times. Hotel staff can help you find dog walking/sitting services during your stay.

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The Maq Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 120 First Street, P.O. Box 340
20.75 km (12.9 mi) from Rainforest Trail

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services

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4. Tofino Resort + Marina (from USD 431)

Tofino Resort + Marina offers 63 stylish and refined rooms and suites with partial or full views of the waterfront. The resort’s marina is the only wharf on the island’s west coast big enough for 130-ft (39.6-m) boats. Guests here can make arrangements with the staff for whale watching, bear watching, freediving, guided fishing, and day trips with a private guide.

Share Tofino’s marvels with the entire family, including two pets that are supervised and on a leash at all times. You won’t have to bring your pets’ beds, towels, dog biscuits, and dishes since these are available upon request. The nighty accommodation fee is 20 CAD (16 USD) per pet.

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Tofino Resort Marina This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

8.2 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 634 CAMPBELL STREET, Tofino, Tofino (BC), Canada, V0R 2Z0
19.68 km (12.3 mi) from Rainforest Trail

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms

5. Stellar Guest House (from USD 462)

Stellar Guest House is a stand-alone hideaway built into a granite cliffside. This kid-friendly vacation rental offers modern interiors with a full kitchen, a furnished patio, and a secluded outdoor shower. Signage on the private driveway indicates that the parking area has accessibility features.

Guests bringing a pre-approved pet have to settle the 40 CAD (31 USD) pet fee. From this Airbnb, walking across the road brings you to a dog walk and paddleboard beach in five minutes. The summer shuttle that takes people around Tofino for free is just around the corner.

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Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
18.3 km (11.4 mi) from Rainforest Trail
112 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi is excellent as is the shower
we liked having a washer/dryer and the outdoor shower for rinsing sandy stuff
very comfortable beds and well-stocked kitchen
both bedrooms are very nice with comfortable linens and beds
Cleanliness:
nice an clean place
this is a very clean and modern space
a great house to stay at very clean and stocked well
we had a wonderful stay in this clean modern and well-appointed home
it felt new clean fresh and funky
Host:
the hosts we very helpful and provided recommendations for the area
super hosts erika and marty communicated throughout our stay providing excellent advice
thank you for being so kind and accommodating
erika and marty are wonderful hosts
erika & marty were wonderful communicative hosts
Location:
absolutely fabulous place in a great location
the location especially for a tacofino enthusiast is outstanding
it's ideal location also made for a quick walk to wildside for tacos and chocolate tofino for gelato
fantastic location very modern and spacious place to stay
love how close it is to mackenzie beach tacofino chocolate tofino within walking distance
Read more reviews

6. Mackenzie Beach Resort (from USD 214)

At Mackenzie Beach Resort, you can book a type of accommodation that fits your lifestyle. There are fully furnished cabins, vintage Airstreams and Spartans, and RV sites. You can also reserve a walk-in beachfront campsite or a forest tent campsite.

Pre-approved four-legged friends are welcome in some cabins, suites, and Airstream units, but they are off-limits in others. The one-time pet cleaning fee for cabins is 50 CAD (39 USD) before taxes. Meanwhile, RV and tent sites accept domestic dogs and cats for a per-night fee of 6 CAD (5 USD) before taxes. A portion of the pet fee goes to the Coastal Animal Rescue and Education (CARE) Network, a non-profit organization operating in the Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds area.

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Mackenzie Beach Resort

8.2 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 1101 Pacific Rim Highway
18.97 km (11.8 mi) from Rainforest Trail

Parking Garden Non-smoking rooms Babysitting/child services Laundry Free parking Internet services Hiking

7. Seafarers Bed & Breakfast

Seafarers Bed & Breakfast offers tastefully decorated rooms for couples and families. In this reputable bread and breakfast, each room features a unique decorative theme. You can specify if you prefer a suite with a spa bath and a fireplace when booking a room.

Guests can bring a pet dog for an additional 30 CAD (23 USD) charge. Additionally, Tofino is a pet-friendly community where you can walk your beloved animals on the nearest beach, which is only two minutes away from the property.

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Seafarers Bed & Breakfast

Wifi Available

Address: 1212 Lynn Road, PO Box 612
18.0 km (11.2 mi) from Rainforest Trail

Parking Pets allowed Garden Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services Heating

8. Ocean Village (from USD 336)

Ocean Village is a holiday park known as one of Tofino’s original beachfront resorts. Traditional-style cedar cabins with wood furnishings and modern appliances stand in rows facing Mackenzie Beach. Choose a front-row accommodation and be steps away from the rolling surf. Regrettably, upper studio units are off-limits if you will be traveling with one or two pet dogs.

Guests must register the name of their pet upon booking. The pet fee is 30 CAD (23 USD) per night or 60 CAD (47 USD) maximum for multiple nights. A special care package and a friendly resident pack welcome them to Ocean Village. Use the dog-washing stations after frolicking on the beach and clean up after them using the biodegradable doggy bags provided.

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Ocean Village Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 555 Helleson Drive
18.7 km (11.7 mi) from Rainforest Trail

Parking Pets allowed Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Free parking Internet services

9. Heron's Perch

Heron’s Perch is a luxury cottage on Chesterman’s Beach, which is a 2.7-km (1.7-mi) stretch populated by beachcombers, surfers, storm watchers, and kite flyers. This oceanfront Airbnb has a furnished patio, an outdoor hot tub with views of the ocean, reading chairs, and an indoor fireplace. An extra downstairs suite with separate side access is another rental that you can book with the main cottage.

Advise the host if you’re bringing a dog to this property. Additional fees to be paid include a 50 CAD (39 USD) charge per fur baby and a refundable damage deposit of 100 CAD (78 USD).

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Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
17.84 km (11.1 mi) from Rainforest Trail
198 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
heron's nest is comfortable
the bathroom fan sounds like a monster that wants to fall on your head and eat you
the home is super cozy with abundant wall heaters and an easy to use gas-fired stove
easy access to the ocean clean amazing views comfortable mattress and a great fireplace
the window beds were adorable and quite comfortable even for a teenager
Cleanliness:
catherine's home was clean comfortable and quiet
nonetheless the place is in a gorgeous location very clean and comfy
this place was clean and in a great location
Host:
catherine the owner is very responsive and cares about her guests and their comfort
communication with catherine is easy and she is very responsive to questions or requests
Location:
the location is perfect literally steps away from the beach
lovely wooded location steps away from the beach
location location location this place was perfect for our little tofino getaway
i would highly recommend this location to anybody visiting tofino
amazing location and views
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10. Tofino Motel Harborview (from USD 80)

Tofino Motel Harborview is a boutique establishment with a splendid vantage point of Clayoquot Sound. Book a room with a view and use the kitchenette for meals. You can also enjoy meals in dining establishments only 5 to10 minutes away on foot. Two pets of any size are welcome to stay in this lodging. The nightly fee for each pet is 20 CAD (16 USD).

Call ahead to reserve a pet-friendly room before packing your dog’s or cat’s travel bag. Best ask for the pet-friendly ocean-view room which has a bar fridge, microwave oven, coffee-making facilities, a workstation with plug-ins, and a furnished balcony. There are also grassy areas on the grounds where pets can do their business.

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Tofino Motel Harborview

Wifi Available

Address: 542 Campbell Street
20.25 km (12.6 mi) from Rainforest Trail

Parking Pets allowed Garden Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services Heating

Immerse yourself in Tofino's coastal vibe

Tofino is a surfing destination and a nature lovers’ haven in Vancouver Island’s Esowista Peninsula. The town offers a warm welcome to surfers, whale watchers, and curious travelers with fur babies year-round. Expect only the warmest reception from the finest pet-friendly hotels in Tofino.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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