Ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Walnut Creek CA

Lovely location!

Posted Sep 21, 2017
Pros: Location, very nice host, very comfortable beds!
Cons: We had an 8 year old and the hot tub is over 16 years. Fine for us but good to know.
Location: Plenty of hiking, the beaches, exploring, local artisans, kayaking rentals.
We had a wonderful stay at Ocean Wilderness Inn. It is B and B with very friendly and helpful hosts. The property is beautiful and a great respite from the normal hustle and bustle of life. We walked down the stairs to the beach and had a wonderful walk on the beach after a delicious breakfast. We went back to watch the sunset!
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 26, 2017 by Rick, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and let other folks know a bit about Ocean Wilderness Inn. We know you have lots of other options so we appreciate you staying with us. Safe travels, Rick and Karen
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from California

Great Hotel, beautiful location, beach access

Posted Sep 16, 2017
Pros: Location, beach access, beautiful environment, great service, great bed
Cons: no
Location: direct access to the beach, hiking and lots of nearby things to visit (you do need a car).
I had a wonderful stay. My room was spacious, clean with an enormous bathtub and ocean view. The hotel is situated overlooking the ocean, surrounded by lush forrest with a direct path to a quiet beach. Beautiful hiking and beach walking and pristine water and air. The owners are warm, friendly and the breakfast and service is great. I am definitely coming back!
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 26, 2017 by Rick, Hotel Management
Thank you! We look forward to your next visit. Safe travels, Rick and Karen
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Vancouver, BC

Beautiful private beach walks

Posted Jul 28, 2017
Pros: Relaxing feel and beautiful setting. Pleasant and helpful hosts.
Cons: If they wanted to go in a luxury direction I could suggest changes, but for what it is -- a rustic and pleasant place, it is very good.
Location: You will need a car to get anywhere. The Tugwell Meadery had tastings and MaiMai's and Wild Mountain restaurants were excellent.
The Ocean Wilderness Inn is located a short drive from Sooke, BC. I chose it partly because of it's secluded feel in the woods near a beach. It includes a hearty breakfast -- cold cuts, cheese, pastries, fruit, granola, cereal, yogurt. For beverages there was: tea and coffee, with milk or cream and sugar or splenda available and orange juice. From the common breakfast room is a beautiful view of the trees, ocean, flowers and hummingbird feeder (with hummingbirds sometimes visible). The staff were helpful in suggesting local attractions and restaurants and things to do and were very personable and kind. If you and other guests feel like it you can converse with others in the common breakfast room, seating about 12 -16 (but when we stayed there was a maximum of about eight guests.) Suitable for those who can climb stairs, there is a beautiful walkway to the beach. At low tide we walked several times for over an hour along the beach encountering a maximum of 6 people over the course of each walk. It was very peaceful. We saw sea lions lounging on the rocks and some birds. There was free room wifi access which we used to assist us in finding restaurants and finding low tide times for park and beach visits. The room I chose had a skylight and a large bathtub, a shower, a king sized bed and a twin bed. The floors were charming and real wood and their was some decorative stained glass. The feel of the place is of an upscale rustic getaway. Consistently relaxing and pleasant.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 29, 2017 by Karen, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a well written and detailed review! We really enjoyed having you stay with us and are delighted that you had a great time during your time here at Ocean Wilderness Inn. We feel very lucky to be able to live here on Vancouver Island and love being able to share the natural beauty, clean air, clean water and tranquility of this amazing land. Please come back to see us again soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Huffman, Texas

Very nice, relaxing atmosphere owners go the mile

Posted Jul 10, 2017
Owners go out of there way to mahe it a wknderful experience, but a little far from Victoria.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 16, 2017 by Karen , Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy that you found us and had a chance to experience the beautiful West Coast of Vancouver Island! Please come back and see us again.
5 out of 5
by Susanne

Posted Jul 4, 2017 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 8, 2017
Thank you for staying with us. Safe travels, Rick and Karen
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Vancouver, BC

Cute B&B with Nice Owners

Posted Jul 4, 2017
Pros: Bed was comfortable. Owners were warm and friendly. Hot tub overlooking a cliff. Wifi was strong (no cell reception).
Cons: Could maybe expand breakfast options. Currently it is continental with toast, cold cuts, cake, cereal, fruit, ect.
Location: Mystic Beach. East Sooke Park Coast Trail. Potholes. Meadery. Shirley Delicious.
Had a pleasant stay at the Ocean Wilderness Inn. Owners were very nice and appreciate that they were able to accommodate a late check-in. They were helpful with nearby suggestions and wanted to hear about our plans for the weekend.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 11, 2017 by Rick, Hotel Management
Your feedback is really appreciated. If you could suggest some other options for our breakfast service, it would be very helpful for us. We really try to have something for everyone. If you let us know what you like, we can have it on hand the next time you come to visit! Safe travels, Rick and Karen
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 2, 2017 on Hotels
This was a wonderful B&B to stay at. The owners are friendly and able to offer suggestions for restaurants or sights to see in the area. We would definitely stay here again. The room was clean, comfortable, and quiet. Highly recommend!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 8, 2017
Thanks so much for taking the time to tell other folks about Ocean Wilderness Inn. Please come again soon. Safe travels, Rick and Karen
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Calgary

Cozy inn with awesome ocean view and beach access.

Posted Jun 14, 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The room was well appointed and very clean. The property owners, Rick and Karen, are very friendly. The inn has spectacular views of the ocean and there is a walkway that takes you right to the beach. High recommend staying here. It is magical!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 16, 2017 by Rick, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for taking the time to let others know a bit about Ocean Wilderness Inn. It was great that you got to visit us on Canada's 150th birthday. Please see us again when you are on the island. Safe travels, Rick and Karen
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Victoria

Quaint, spacious, bright and clean ocean view room

Posted May 9, 2017
I was highly disappointed there was no breakfast being served (I LOVE breakfast) but was more than impressed with the property, room was well appointed; clean, bright, amazingly comfortable bed, sheets, duvet. If only we could've stayed longer, we didn't use the jetted ocean view tub or robes!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 2, 2017 by Rick, Hotel Management
We certainly enjoyed having you stay with us. Thanks for letting others know about Ocean Wilderness Inn. Please visit us during our summer season when we serve breakfast each day in the cabin. See you soon! Safe travels, Rick and Karen
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Calgary,AB

Beautiful hotel with an amazing setting.

Posted May 1, 2017
This was a remarkable hotel. The staff from check in to check out were amazing. Remembering names and treating the guests with professionalism. The setting is stunning and the rooms were extremely well appointed. Although we were there for a wedding and could not take advantage of all the activities available there is plenty to do if you want to keep busy. From Wine tours to relaxing on the beach this hotel can recommend it all. Karen and Rick are amazing hosts that make you feel welcome from the minute you arrive. We will be staying there again in fall and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 2, 2017 by Rick, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to let others know a bit about our place. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Safe travels, Rick and Karen