The Oceanfront Hotel
Why We Love It
- 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
Map & Directions
Rooms & Rates
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.
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- 100% smoke-free
- No elevator / lift
- 24-hour front desk
- Concierge service
Room amenities Individual heating in each room.
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- 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
- Bathtub (in some rooms)
- Bathtub or shower
- Complimentary parking
Accessibility 1 room offers Accessible features.
- Accessible bathroom in some rooms
- Accessible parking
- ADA compliant rooms
- Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
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. Cribs are not available.
Extra bedding available upon request: $20 inclusive of tax, per night.
Extra beds for children are free.
Children over 12 and the 3rd / 4th adult is charged CAD$10 per person per night in an extra bed.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.
Cribs are not available.
Pets: Pets are allowed on request: $25 inclusive of tax, 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 Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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