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Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo, hotel in Nanaimo

Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo

Nanaimo (British Columbia)

This harbor-view Nanaimo hotel, located on Vancouver Island, is about 3.4 miles from the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal and 6.2 miles from the Duke Point Ferry Terminal.

7.3
Good
1,252 reviews
Price from$105.59per night
Travelodge by Wyndham Nanaimo, hotel in Nanaimo

Travelodge by Wyndham Nanaimo

Nanaimo (British Columbia)

Located just minutes away from the BC Ferry Terminal and Nanaimo city center, this hotel features a free, deluxe continental breakfast and guestrooms with a balcony. Free WiFi is provided on site.

7.1
Good
1,013 reviews
Price from$80.24per night
Best Western Dorchester Hotel, hotel in Nanaimo

Best Western Dorchester Hotel

Nanaimo (British Columbia)

This downtown Nanaimo hotel overlooks the Inner Harbor and is across the street from the Seaplane Terminal. The hotel offers free WiFi and free parking.

7.6
Good
929 reviews
Price from$112.27per night
Coast Bastion Hotel, hotel in Nanaimo

Coast Bastion Hotel

Nanaimo (British Columbia)

Boasting rooms with ocean or city views, Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo city center is 2 minutes’ walk to shops and restaurants on Harbourfront Walkway. A restaurant is located on site.

8.4
Very Good
1,005 reviews
Price from$162.44per night
The Grand Hotel Nanaimo, hotel in Nanaimo

The Grand Hotel Nanaimo

Nanaimo (British Columbia)

Just 10 minutes’ drive from Departure Bay ferry terminal, this Nanaimo hotel features an on-site whiskey and wine bar. Free WiFi is offered in all areas. A fitness center is available for guest use....

7.5
Good
492 reviews
Price from$99.61per night
Best Western Northgate, hotel in Nanaimo

Best Western Northgate

Nanaimo (British Columbia)

This Nanaimo hotel offers free WiFi and a daily continental breakfast. A microwave is provided in all guest rooms. Nanaimo town center is 8.1 mi away.

8.2
Very Good
287 reviews
Price from$128.45per night
Ramada by Wyndham Nanaimo, hotel in Nanaimo

Ramada by Wyndham Nanaimo

Nanaimo (British Columbia)

Offering a fitness center, Ramada Nanaimo is located only 6 minutes’ walk from Nanaimo’s Harbourfront walkway. A complimentary breakfast is included each morning. Free WiFi access is available.

7.6
Good
347 reviews
Price from$112.89per night
Cranberry Arms Pub and Hotel, hotel in Nanaimo

Cranberry Arms Pub and Hotel

Hotel in Nanaimo

Located in Nanaimo, within 30 miles of Maple Bay and 5.1 miles of Nanaimo Museum, Cranberry Arms Pub and Hotel provides accommodations with a bar and free WiFi as well as free private parking for...

7.7
Good
7 reviews
Price from$139.46per night
Courtyard by Marriott Nanaimo, hotel in Nanaimo

Courtyard by Marriott Nanaimo

Hotel in Nanaimo

Featuring a shared lounge, bar and views of city, Courtyard by Marriott Nanaimo is located in Nanaimo, a few steps from Nanaimo Museum.

8.4
Very Good
184 reviews
Price from$129.13per night
Harbour Light Motel, hotel in Nanaimo

Harbour Light Motel

Nanaimo (British Columbia)

Located in Central Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, this motel is 10 minutes’ walk from the Great Canadian Casino. It features the on-site MGM Restaurant, which serves American cuisine.

7.3
Good
935 reviews
Price from$58.29per night
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Budget hotels in Nanaimo

  • Coast Bastion Hotel
    Cheap hotel

    Boasting rooms with ocean or city views, Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo city center is 2 minutes’ walk to shops and restaurants on Harbourfront Walkway. A restaurant is located on site.

    View from the 15th floor of the harbour, beautiful!

    8.4
    Very Good · 1,005 reviews
  • Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo
    Cheap hotel

    This harbor-view Nanaimo hotel, located on Vancouver Island, is about 3.4 miles from the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal and 6.2 miles from the Duke Point Ferry Terminal.

    The staff at front desk is very friendly and helpful.

    7.3
    Good · 1,252 reviews
  • Best Western Dorchester Hotel
    Cheap hotel

    This downtown Nanaimo hotel overlooks the Inner Harbor and is across the street from the Seaplane Terminal. The hotel offers free WiFi and free parking.

    Location was great. Pleasant rooms and friendly staff.

    7.6
    Good · 929 reviews
  • The Waterfront Suites and Marina
    Cheap hotel

    The Waterfront Suites and Marina is located in Nanaimo, within a 3-minute walk of Nanaimo Bastion and 500 yards of Newcastle Island Marine Park.

    Location, affordability and quick check in/out

    5.9
    Above average · 57 reviews

FAQs about hotels in Nanaimo

About Nanaimo

Nanaimo, Canada is a vibrant city nestled on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Known for its mild climate, the city experiences average temperatures ranging from 32°F in winter to 79°F in summer. Rainfall is common, particularly between November and March, making the city a lush, green oasis.

The city offers a variety of activities for every traveler. Explore the historic Nanaimo Museum, stroll along the picturesque Harbourfront Walkway, or take a ferry to nearby Newcastle Island. Getting around is easy with the city's efficient public transportation system, or you can choose to navigate the city by foot or car.

Immerse yourself in the local culture by attending one of the city's many festivals, such as the Nanaimo Marine Festival. The city is also famous for the Nanaimo bar, a no-bake dessert bar featuring a wafer crumb-based layer topped with custard flavored butter icing and melted chocolate. Don't miss exploring the surrounding nature, with forests, mountains, and the Pacific Ocean all within reach.

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What Guests Said About Nanaimo:

  • 8.0

    Nanaimo is a cool little city.

    Nanaimo is a cool little city. Depending on the goal of your trip renting a vehicle is recommended, since the city is spread out. As well there is much to see in surrounding areas. With the ocean, mountains and forest this community is surrounded by nature and beauty!
    Natasha
    Canada
  • 6.0

    We had a great dinner at Firehouse Grill and fantastic...

    We had a great dinner at Firehouse Grill and fantastic coffee at Regards Coffee and the walk along the waterfront was nice but nothing super special, in all honesty it's kind of a dreary, quiet place that isn't very pretty. Maybe it has way more to offer than what meets the eye but I truly wouldn't care to stay there for more than a night passing through.
    Chelsea
    Canada
  • 10

    There was a couple of RATS outside by the pool but they...

    There was a couple of RATS outside by the pool but they stayed away from people. The hot tub wasn’t working either. But the pool was GLORIOUS and the room was clean to perfection. It was a nice place to sleep in!
    David
    Canada
  • 6.0

    I didn't see much of Nanaimo, just Petraglyph Park, before...

    I didn't see much of Nanaimo, just Petraglyph Park, before heading to Victoria. This side of Nanaimo was quiet, and I left very early. One great thing about South Nanaimo is its proximity to the Duke Point Ferry - a short drive. Also, the lack of nightlife meant my visit was quiet. I would recommend visiting Petraglyph Park. It's not easy to find it, you have to be driving on the northbound side, but it's beautiful. I've enjoyed other aspects of Nanaimo in the past, especially the Woodgrove area, and I've found people there very friendly.
    Clucky
    Canada
  • 10

    Lots of parking available in Nanaimo downtown, ( dont park...

    Lots of parking available in Nanaimo downtown, ( dont park on yellow band or else you get ticket) and walk around harbor and see sea plane takes off and landing. lots of trails to explore. you can catch fish on the shore.
    SanjayKumar
    Canada
  • 8.0

    The ocean was the best part as there are many places to...

    The ocean was the best part as there are many places to visit and the views are awesome. People were very friendly everywhere I went. The city is kept quite clean. Parks are nicely attended. Overall visit was very pleasant. Easy to get around having a vehicle as everything is very spread out. Piper's Cove and the harbor downtown were favorite.
    Christina

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Nanaimo

  • From $130.23 per night
    7.6
    Good · 929 reviews
    Take a room with a view of the harbour - it's beautiful. The staff are very helpful. Although the car park looks small at first, the hotel also uses the one next to it and you can also park in the public car park if these are full and the hotel will refund the cost. The restaurant serves excellent food. Being 90 minutes from Victoria and about the same to Campbell River and having a ferry to Vancouver and the sea planes on the doorstep, it's well positioned for exploring the island.
    Paul
    Germany
  • From $157.15 per night
    8.3
    Very Good · 1,716 reviews
    Have stayed here for 3+ day stretches twice now. The lake access is amazing, the rooms are large, comfortable and well stocked. The breakfast was even better (more options) than last year (still covid breakfast). Pet friendly, BBQs if you feel like grilling and located within easy access of the freeway if you are heading north or south. The mall nearby (walking distance) has a grocery store. All sorts of lake fun rentals and reasonable laundry facility prices.
    David McKinnon
    Canada
  • From $101.86 per night
    8.3
    Very Good · 769 reviews
    Great location, in a safer part of town. Very close to the ferry, pretty clean and great value for the money. Keycode entry makes checking in and out a breeze Recently renovated and it shows! Without knowing what's on the other side of your door(the roadway), you could think you're in a 4 star hotel! We will definitely choose this motel for our next stay in Nanaimo!
    Paul
    Canada
  • From $67.62 per night
    7.3
    Good · 935 reviews
    - Friendly receptionnist who welcomed me better than I could ever expected - The size of the room was perfect along with equipment and the quality of the beds - Hotel located 15 minutes walking from downtown and waterfront - Some nice restaurants around the Motel (not talking about Mc Donalds :) )
    Romain
    France
  • From $157.15 per night
    8.3
    Very Good · 1,716 reviews
    The property was right by the lake, pet friendly. Rooms were clean. Breakfast was included, but “to go” due to current health restrictions. Rentals for kayaks, pedal boat and paddle board were reasonable. There were two grills available near the dock for barbecues which guests can use free of charge.
    jgm56
    Canada
  • From $84.74 per night
    7.4
    Good · 512 reviews
    The location was perfect for what we needed. Had a family member in the Hospital in Nanaimo. This location was 2km from the hospital and about the same distance from the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. The room was spacious and minimalistic. Again it was perfect for what we needed.
    April
    Canada
  • From $232.09 per night
    8.4
    Very Good · 1,005 reviews
    Room was clean and we had an ocean view. The location of hotel was very close to everything and we didn’t have to use the car, we put the car in the free parking and walked around and enjoyed it. For sure if we have a plan to go to Nanaimo we go the same hotel.
    N
    NIMA
    Canada
  • From $149.79 per night
    8.4
    Very Good · 184 reviews
    The Staff was excellent , the Room was clean and the toiletries were more than adequate. Room service is every 2 days which is good. In addition , the hotel is very close to nanaimo port and nanaimo parks which is great.
    KOMINOS
    Italy
  • 9.4
    Wonderful · 35 reviews
    One of the best apartments we ever stayed at. Large, nice furnishings, all you need is there. It's very close to the waterfront, perfect for disabled people, there is an elevator opening straight into the living room.
    Cristiana
    Canada
  • From $191.15 per night
    8.2
    Very Good · 287 reviews
    This hotel has such a pleasing and welcoming entrance! The room was clean and the bed comfortable. Hubby enjoyed the breakfast and commented on the friendly staff. A good value stay in Nanaimo.
    Christine
    Canada
  • From $124.11 per night
    7.5
    Good · 492 reviews
    I loved that they have a hotel dog. The lady was very friendly at the front desk too. If the ferry ever gets canceled and I’m stuck in Nanaimo again , I will definitely stay there again .
    Jennifer
    Canada
  • From $130.23 per night
    7.6
    Good · 929 reviews
    We really liked the view of the harbour and how close this facility is to walk around the heritage downtown. Clean linen and well equipped bathroom were enjoyable as well.
    Olive
    Canada
  • From $67.62 per night
    7.3
    Good · 935 reviews
    Inexpensive and reasonably ok. It has A/C which most cheap hotels in Nanaimo do not have. Staff were friendly. It was clean but old and starting to get a bit run down.
    Noelle
    Canada
  • From $130.23 per night
    7.3
    Good · 1,252 reviews
    The staff were great, the room was big had 4 staying plus 3 visit, the food was good . Over all it was a good visit to Nanaimo.
    Katrina
    Canada
  • From $94.11 per night
    7.1
    Good · 1,013 reviews
    Went for a Nanaimo bar walk to 6 different locations downtown from the property. Close to the harbour and a walking park.
    Justin
    Canada
  • From $108.40 per night
    8.0
    Very Good · 438 reviews
    Very well appointed room, good size of TV. Probably the best hotel shower we have ever had.
    Rosalyn
    Canada
  • From $232.09 per night
    8.4
    Very Good · 1,005 reviews
    convenient location and was the cheapest option between the hotels I usually stay at.
    Sean
    Canada
  • From $130.23 per night
    7.3
    Good · 1,252 reviews
    It is one of few hotels in Nanaimo that had a pool. That was the big draw.
    A
    Anonymous
    Canada
  • From $191.15 per night
    8.2
    Very Good · 287 reviews
    The hotel was in an excellent location, clean and comfortable.
    Amanda73Arnold
    Canada
  • From $151.71 per night
    9.1
    Wonderful · 13 reviews
    Better than staying in a hotel
    Larry
    Canada

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