The Wickaninnish Inn is one of the premier establishments in North America to receive the distinction of being named a Mobil Travel Guide Four-Star Award winner for 2000 through 2006.
The 2006 Mobil Travel Guide series provide the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on more than 22,000 lodging and dining establishments in more than 3,500 cities and towns throughout North America. Every hotel and restaurant listed in the Mobil Travel Guides signifies a positive recommendation, ranging from the basic to the elaborate.
The Inn was one of 24 lodgings worldwide to be named a 1997 Grand Award Winner in this "connoisseurs' worldwide guide to peaceful and unspoiled places". Inns and hotels must be relatively intimate in size and be located in truly peaceful and aesthetically pleasing surroundings.
They are evaluated by means of a quantified checklist during incognito inspections, and recent firsthand experiences of Hideaway Report readers is taken into consideration. Once chosen, previous recipients are not eligible to repeat as award winners.
The Pointe Restaurant, recognized for its outstanding west coast wine list guided by Roger Gillespie, garnered a gold medal award from the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival in the category of best small out-of-town restaurant.
The Tatler, Abercrombie & Kent's 2000 Travel Guide - 101 Best Hotels included the Wickaninnish Inn in this prestigious European travel company's annual shakedown of the world's top lodging spots.
Winners were selected in 15 categories ranging from the bizarre to the classic. The Inn was named as one of five top "seaside resorts" in the exotic company of Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Juda Huraa (Maldives), Parrot Kay (Turks & Caicos), Pink Sands (Bahamas) and Le Touessrok (Mauritius).
The Inn and the Pointe Restaurant have separately been awarded four diamonds from the American Automobile Association/Canadian Automobile Association. The four-diamond rating conveys to all travelers that the Wickaninnish Inn offers an exceptional degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail in a setting of upscale facilities with extensive amenities.
Each establishment rated must undergo a comprehensive anonymous inspection conducted annually by the AAA/CAA travel organization to meet criteria outlined in a detailed checklist of facilities and service standards.
In the recent edition of Ann Hardy's comprehensive guide to Canada's best restaurants (1999/2000), the Pointe Restaurant received the top rating of three stars, one of only a handful of restaurants to make the mark.
The guide, now 28 years old, stands alone in its category. All reviews are conducted anonymously and all meals are paid for. As Ms. Hardy states, "No one can buy his way into this guide and no one can buy his way out. We tell the truth exactly as we see it." – less–ZoomInfo