Most of Tofino’s accommodations are outside of the town itself, and what there is in town tends to be of the motel or B&B variety. The exception is this quirky little inn. “Tough” or “Tuff” City is, of course, Tofino’s nickname (and the name of the excellent craft brewery, too), and this inn is quintessential Tofino. It’s located right downtown with a stunning view overlooking Clayoquot Sound. Although it looks like it could date back to the 1960s, it was actually built in 1996, out of recycled and salvaged material, and filled with seafaring bric-a-brac. Don’t expect a ton of luxurious amenities, but the eight cozy guest rooms are perfect romantic hideaways, some with soaker tubs and fireplaces. Plus the sushi restaurant downstairs is both excellent and affordable—try the Tofino roll made with local Dungeness crab when it’s in season.
- Frommer's Staff