Recommended by all the best Guidebooks
The Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa has found its way into the hearts of its repeat guests and also into the pages of Travel Guides and Magazines where we are recommended for our hospitality, our food, our spa, and the beauty & diversity of Galiano Island. Here are just a few of the books that recommend us:
Highly recommended by Frommer's.
"A top destination in the Gulf Islands. Unique in the islands, the Galiano Inn is just a 5-minute stroll from the ferry dock, so guests can leave the car on the mainland. Galiano Inn also offers some of the largest and most comfortable rooms on the island."
Each of the very plush rooms has a fireplace, a patio or balcony with stunning water views" Read more
Highly Recommended by Fodor's
"Lawns, gardens, and waterfalls reach down to the water's edge from this cedar-sided West Coast-style inn. Rooms and suites have a chic West Coast feel with wood-burning fireplaces, balconies or patios, jetted or soaker tubs, and sweeping views of Active Pass. Ten one-bedroom suites each have a kitchen and private outdoor tub for two. Unique to the inn are the hidden Murphy-style massage tables in each room. The oceanfront restaurant ($$-$$$) serves locally caught seafood and organic produce with selections from an award-winning 250-label wine list; entrees include sandalwood-smoked wild coho salmon and masala-crusted rack of lamb. In summer you can dine alfresco or enjoy a drink at Galiano's only seaside lounge. Hemp-seed rubs and wild-blueberry-smoothie wraps are among the lavish spa's innovative treatments".
1000 Places to See Before You Die
This popular traveler's life list of "must see's" has sold millions of copies. 1000 spectacular, compelling, essential, offbeat, utterly unforgettable places... including a recommendation to visit us... "The Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa is a charming alternative, situated on Sturdies Bay, located above a private beach with views onto the boat harbour and a distant lighthouse".
Weekends for Two: 50 Best Places in the Pacific Northwest
by Bill Gleeson
"Warm, welcoming and impressive"
"Luxury hideaway located at the heart of charming Galiano Island."
Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest
by Terri Citterman
"Dinner is a romantic affair at the elegant restaurant"
Canada.com Travel: The Best Inns and Bed & Breakfasts
"Combine a magical island view, a wonderfully inventive restaurant, a full-service spa, plus luxury-level rooms, and you get this very handsome inn. Flanked by gardens and filled with major Northwest Native art, the Galiano Inn wears its high style very comfortably".