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The Oceanfront Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Malcolm Island was listed as one of "Canada's Best Island Getaways" by Canadian Geographic Travel magazine in 2017
  • Earns 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor -- reviewers praise the down-to-earth vibe
  • The hotel is right on the beach and has panoramic sea views -- some rooms have private balconies overlooking the water
  • It's 100 metres from the ferry terminal; Port McNeil is a 30-minute ferry ride away


Off the beaten path on Malcolm Island is the village of Sointula -- Finnish for “place of harmony.” The charming seaside town was founded in the early 1900s by settlers from Finland and has been drawing visitors seeking to experience the pleasures of village life for decades. A short walk from the ferry terminal sits Oceanfront Hotel, a no-fuss, 20-room property with 140 feet of lowbank waterfront overlooking the Broughton Strait off North Vancouver Island. Here, guests will appreciate the homey atmosphere, quiet lifestyle and even free bike rentals for exploring the historic town. There are plenty of trails to tour -- many along the coast, where whales are regularly spotted.

Some of the hotel’s modestly designed rooms give way to the real showstopper – the panoramic water views. These rooms have private balconies with intimate seating overlooking the Strait; perfect for sinking into island life. Families can spread out in some of the more expansive rooms and suites with kitchenettes, and guests are free to utilize the shared kitchen on site. For those who don’t wish to disconnect completely, each room has free Wi-Fi.

To get the full North Island experience, be sure to check out the U'mista Cultural Centre and Sointula Museum, and ask the Oceanfront Hotel team members about taking the ferry to what Lonely Planet calls the “highly photogenic” Alert Bay – the hotel staff has some great local tips.

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  • Bar
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 12 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bedding available upon request: C$20 inclusive of tax, per night.

Cribs are not available.
Extra beds for children are free.
Rates are based on double occupancy. Extra occupant fee for guests over the age of 12 is CA$20.00 (subject to tax, per person per night) and will be added to the total price at check-out.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at C$25 inclusive of tax per pet per stay.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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