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Top Nanaimo Beach Hotel

Country Bay Manor, Private Ocean Front Bed & Breakfast on Shores of Nanoose Bay
4.9/5Exceptional! (59 reviews)
Terrific!!!

"The pictures don't do it justice. All the finishings are high end, well maintained, extremely comfortable. Beautiful view of the inlet, morning sunrises were gorgeous! Breakfasts were unbelievable. Larry was the perfect welcomer (he's the dog). Elaine was also perfect in her role - gave us our privacy, ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2020

Country Bay Manor, Private Ocean Front Bed & Breakfast on Shores of Nanoose Bay
Qualicum Beach Inn
3 out of 5
2690 Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach, BC
The price is CA $198 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 18
4.7/5Exceptional! (290 reviews)

"We had a great stay with excellent service. Pool and hot tub area was spotless. The restaurant and bar were also excellent. The beach is right across the street."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 18, 2020

Qualicum Beach Inn
Oceanside Village Resort
4 out of 5
1080 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC
The price is CA $259 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 13
4.6/5Exceptional! (182 reviews)

"Beautiful and quiet cabin. Convenient location. Excellent for the price."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 24, 2020

Oceanside Village Resort

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Elizabeth Manor Bed and Breakfast
3 out of 5
206 Elizabeth Ave, Qualicum Beach, BC
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4.5/5Wonderful! (20 reviews)

"This place does not even offer b&b. They are closed down. Get it off Expedia."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 1, 2018

Elizabeth Manor Bed and Breakfast
Ocean Sands Resort
3 out of 5
1165-Resort Drive, Parksville, BC
The price is CA $149 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 13
4.5/5Wonderful! (238 reviews)

"Spectacular ocean view. The unit is well decorated and utility is fully equipped. But the furniture is a bit old. And the entry sign is not easy to been seen as for the first time visitors like us. We missed the entry twice!"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2020

Ocean Sands Resort
Shorewater Resort
3 out of 5
3295 Island Hwy. West, Qualicum Beach, BC
The price is CA $125 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29
4.4/5Wonderful! (171 reviews)

"Great location on the beach, clean and everything that you need. We had two grandkids with us and each had their own bed, so they were happy. Easy check in and out."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 19, 2020

Shorewater Resort
Inn On Long Lake
2 out of 5
4700 North Island Hwy, Nanaimo, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $144 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2
4.4/5Excellent! (659 reviews)

"Great location with views of the lake. Perfect if you have a pet."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 23, 2020

Inn On Long Lake
Ocean Trails Resort
3.5 out of 5
1135 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC
The price is CA $160 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 9
4.4/5Excellent! (166 reviews)

"The place was great. The beds comfy. It was hard to read the numbers on the place."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 24, 2019

Ocean Trails Resort
THE Beach Club Resort
3.5 out of 5
181 Beachside Drive, Parksville, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $189 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
4.3/5Excellent! (739 reviews)

"Loved this beach staycation during a pandemic!Reservaitons For pool Time,"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2020

THE Beach Club Resort
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
3.5 out of 5
1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC
The price is CA $169 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6
4.2/5Very Good! (833 reviews)

"Location to beach was great. Bed could use a new mattress."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2020

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
Qualicum Bay Resort
2.5 out of 5
5970 W Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach, BC
The price is CA $109 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28
4/5Very Good! (54 reviews)

"Stayed one night with family it was pleasant and enjoyable experience"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 9, 2020

Qualicum Bay Resort
Ocean Crest Motel
2.5 out of 5
3292 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $89 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30
4/5Very Good! (176 reviews)

"A very pleasant stay in a clean and simple room. It’s located near a park next to the beach. The motel Is not exactly on the beach but it’s just across the road. A solid economical alternative and we will stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2020

Ocean Crest Motel
Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort
3 out of 5
1175 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $129 per night from Sep 30 to Oct 1
3.9/5Very Good! (249 reviews)

"Nice setting, nicely laid out, nice rooms, enjoyed the stay. Only drawback was the late check in time 4:00"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2020

Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort
Travelodge by Wyndham Parksville
2 out of 5
424 West Island Highway, Parksville, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $85 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 4
3.9/5Very Good! (902 reviews)

"Liked the location close to everything we did. We travel to the beachfront alot from this point."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 9, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Parksville
Bayside Resort, Ascend Hotel Collection
3 out of 5
240 Dogwood St, Parksville, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $129 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2
3.9/5Good! (590 reviews)

"Beautiful view of the ocean, clean and updated, easy to park, centrally located. Great for walking, close to town ."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2020

Bayside Resort, Ascend Hotel Collection
Coast Parksville Hotel
2 out of 5
374 West Island Highway, Parksville, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $99 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28
3.7/5Good! (887 reviews)

"We had trouble with the wifi but evidently they are sorting this out. Otherwise, a nice stay."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2020

Coast Parksville Hotel
Riverside Resort Motel and Campground
3 out of 5
3506 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, BC
The price is CA $139 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10
3.7/5Good! (274 reviews)

"The location was excellent and the kitchenette was well supplied"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 15, 2020

Riverside Resort Motel and Campground
Sand Pebbles Inn
2.5 out of 5
2767 W. Island highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
Free cancellation
The price is CA $149 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28
3.6/5Good! (225 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay at Sand Pebbles very much . Sitting watching the tide come in was very relaxing. Short walk to the farmers market in town. From the outside the buildings look old , our room was all redone and was very nice 🙂"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 7, 2020

Sand Pebbles Inn
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Beach Hotels in Nanaimo

Known for its island views and boating, Nanaimo offers a lot for the traveler planning a getaway. With 62 beach hotels and other accommodation options to pick from in this walkable destination, it's a breeze to find one that meets your needs.

As you decide on a place to stay near the beach in Nanaimo, take a look at these top hotels with high ratings from Expedia travelers.

Quality Resort Bayside - 3-star hotel, 9-minute walk from Parksville Beach. It features a restaurant, free WiFi, and free parking. Activities include hiking trails. Guests love the walkable location and proximity to shopping.

Ocean Trails Resort - 3.5-star condo near Parksville Beach. Our travelers recommend its pool and proximity to shopping. This condo boasts an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking.

Shorewater Resort - 3-star condo near the beach. It offers free WiFi, in-room kitchens, and a balcony/patio. Guest reviews highlight the beach locale and clean rooms.

Oceanside Village Resort - 4-star spa vacation home near Parksville Beach. It features an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a restaurant. Guests love the beach locale and pool.

Riverside Resort Motel and Campground - 2-star family-friendly motel near the beach. Our travelers recommend its beach locale and family friendliness. This motel boasts 2 outdoor pools, free WiFi, and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to Nanaimo

If you're wondering about the best time to visit, here's what you can expect from the local weather:

  • Hottest months: August, July, September, and June, with an average temperature of 72°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and March, with an average temperature of 32°F
  • Driest months: August, July, September, and June, with an average rainfall of 0.09 inches
  • Rainiest months: October, February, November, and January, with an average rainfall of 0.20 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Nanaimo

After checking into your accommodation of choice, you'll probably want to venture out and explore. Beach lovers can head straight to Departure Bay Beach or Parksville Beach for some quality time by the water. Take advantage of the area's boating and hiking trails, and make time for local attractions like Bastion and Nanaimo Museum. For more things to see and do, consider visiting Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park or Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. Visitors also enjoy Nanaimo for its:
  • Flowers
  • Excursions

Getting Around Nanaimo

Make your way to Nanaimo with a flight to Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome), the closest major airport which is located 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from the city center. You can cross the water on a ferry from the port.

Frequently asked questions

What is Nanaimo like for travelers who love the beach?
Known for its island views and boating, Nanaimo offers a lot for the traveler planning a getaway.
What's the best hotel for a beach vacation in Nanaimo?
THE Beach Club Resort is a top 3.5-star beach hotel offering an indoor pool and a restaurant, located within a short 1-minute walk of Parksville Beach. Other good choices for your beach trip include Coast Parksville Hotel and Sand Pebbles Inn.
How many beach hotels will I find in Nanaimo?
Choose from one of Expedia’s 38 hotels in Nanaimo for your beachside break.
When's the best time for a beach vacation in Nanaimo?
You can plan your beach trip with this snapshot of year-round temperatures in Nanaimo: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 60°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 39°F. Average annual precipitation for Nanaimo is 49 inches.
What is there to see and do around Nanaimo?
After arriving and settling in at your accommodation of choice, you might want to venture out and explore. If you’re eager to check out the beaches, head to Parksville Beach or Departure Bay Beach for some relaxation by the water. Take advantage of the area’s boating and hiking trails, and make time for local attractions like Departure Bay Ferry Terminal and Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park. For even more to see and do, pay a visit to Bastion or Nanaimo Museum.
What's the best way to get to my beach hotel in Nanaimo?
Here’s some information to help you get to and around your beach accommodation in Nanaimo more easily: The closest major airport is Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome), located 0.1 mi (0.2 km) away. You can take a ferry from the local port.

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