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THE Beach Club Resort
THE Beach Club Resort
3.5 out of 5.0 181 Beachside Drive, Parksville
4.3/5 (700 reviews)

super tiny room

Reviewed on 12 Jun. 2018
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Sandcastle Inn
Sandcastle Inn
2.0 out of 5.0 374 West Island Highway, Parksville
Free Cancellation
3.7/5 (601 reviews)
C$69/ night for 2 guests

We had a very impromptu trip to Parksville and booked the room at literally the last minute. We were not sure what to expect but we were met with friendly staff and a sparkling clean room. Very spacious room and the bed was very comfortable. I never sleep in and found myself opening my eyes just ...

Reviewed on 11 Feb. 2019
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Sand Pebbles Inn
Sand Pebbles Inn
2.5 out of 5.0 2767 W. Island highway, Qualicum Beach
Free Cancellation
3.6/5 (145 reviews)
C$80/ night for 2 guests

Pros/ Room was very clean and comfortable. Staff very friendly. Excellent location. Con/ Out dated. Will come back again.

Reviewed on 3 Feb. 2019
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Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
3.5 out of 5.0 1155 Resort Drive, Parksville
4.1/5 (602 reviews)
C$165/ night for 2 guests

Oceanfront room was lovely. Checkin was very friendly and thorough.

Reviewed on 8 Feb. 2019
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Quality Resort Bayside
Quality Resort Bayside
3.0 out of 5.0 240 Dogwood St, Parksville
Free Cancellation
3.8/5 (456 reviews)
C$99/ night for 2 guests

I was not told about any of the amenities upon checking in, so I can't comment on using the pool etc. The new rooms are very nice.

Reviewed on 8 Feb. 2019
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Travelodge by Wyndham Parksville
Travelodge by Wyndham Parksville
2.0 out of 5.0 424 West Island Highway, Parksville
Free Cancellation
3.9/5 (640 reviews)
C$84/ night for 2 guests

We arrived late and the staff was fantastic. The room was clean, and the beds were very comfortable. It was a great experience. We didn’t get a chance to use the pool, etc so I cannot comment on those. I would certainly stay there again.

Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2019
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Qualicum Beach Inn
Qualicum Beach Inn
3.0 out of 5.0 2690 Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach
Free Cancellation
4.7/5 (210 reviews)
C$169/ night for 2 guests

Excellent staff at checkin and in the llounge. The food was top notch..had ahare plates.try the stuffed mushrooms..awesome Quiet and spotless..very modern. We booked a pet room...dog bed bowl and treats ready. You can t go wrong staying here

Reviewed on 16 Dec. 2018
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Pacific Shores Resort and Spa
Pacific Shores Resort and Spa
3.5 out of 5.0 1-1600 Strougler Road, Nanoose Bay
3.8/5 (592 reviews)

The room was nice and the staff was friendly. The food at the onsite restaurant (Smoke and Water) was not good and over priced. The Spa prices were crazy also, $65 for a simple manicure. Ridiculous!

Reviewed on 17 Dec. 2018
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Ocean Sands Resort
Ocean Sands Resort
3.0 out of 5.0 1165-Resort Drive, Parksville
4.5/5 (152 reviews)
C$139/ night for 2 guests

No indoor pool Paint was peeling off in the kitchen behind coffee maker in 1 bedroom 1 bedrooms very roomy - beautiful view 2 bedroom very small - not recommended for families with more than 1 child - Staff very friendly otherwise a beautiful place to stay

Reviewed on 19 Nov. 2018
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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.