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Painted Turtle Guesthouse
1.5 out of 5
121 Bastion St, Nanaimo, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $68 per night
0.03 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (90 reviews)

"The Painted Turtle was a lovely place to stay in Nanaimo - the room was clean and the kitchen and common area were very well equipped and clean as well. The staff were helpful in answering our questions and making recommendations."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 11, 2020

Painted Turtle Guesthouse
Gibralter Rock Ocean View B&B
2.5 out of 5
118 GIbralter Rock, Nanaimo, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $120 per night
6.57 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (123 reviews)
A real gem, excellent condition and value

"Definitely an excellent value. Amazing view (east) of the bay and Canadian Rockies north of Vancouver. Easy checkin, a little weird parking rules, very comfortable interior with excellent amenities and even a large W/D in the suite. Quiet at night due to location, with deer eating and lounging nearby. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 19, 2020

Gibralter Rock Ocean View B&B
Diplomat Motel
2 out of 5
333 Nicol St, Nanaimo, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $89 per night
1.21 km from city centre
3.3/5 (234 reviews)

"so close to all downtown amenities, the locals at night,in this area, were a bit noisy,but every town has its noise"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 13, 2020

Diplomat Motel
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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 $174 per night
8.25 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (621 reviews)

"Sit out on the patio and look at the lake and you can forget you are just off the highway and minutes from the mall. Good location and clean rooms with friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 4, 2020

Inn On Long Lake
Best Western Northgate Inn
2.5 out of 5
6450 Metral Drive, Nanaimo, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $161 per night
10.64 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (567 reviews)

"No viable comment to offer. It was okay, this is pandemic time. I would have enjoyed having a hard wired internet connection."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 5, 2020

Best Western Northgate Inn
Ramada by Wyndham Nanaimo
2.5 out of 5
315 Rosehill Street, Nanaimo, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $145 per night
1.3 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (999 reviews)

"Hotel clean and quiet....probably due to Covid. I was upset by the fact that they had shut down the breakfast due to Covid, but no discount offered for that."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 1, 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Nanaimo
Travelodge by Wyndham Nanaimo
2 out of 5
96 Terminal Avenue North, Nanaimo, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $89 per night
0.89 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (899 reviews)

"Comfortable beds, good location, friendly staff and excellent price."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 4, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Nanaimo
The Port-O-Call Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
505 Terminal Avenue North, Nanaimo, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $89 per night
1.44 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (281 reviews)

"Excellent hotel for the price.Clean and renovated.Comfy pillows.Phoned the hotel prior and because of covid and short staffed they were going to close office at 10,but arriving on a late ferry he said he’d wait for us till 11 or to let him know if later.I joked with him on arrival about do we get ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 1, 2020

The Port-O-Call Inn & Suites
The Bluebird Motel
2 out of 5
995 Terminal Ave N., Nanaimo, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $108 per night
1.93 km from city centre
3.2/5 (379 reviews)

"Nice, clean, quiet. I always stay there when visiting Nanaimo."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 28, 2019

The Bluebird Motel
Best Western Dorchester Hotel
2.5 out of 5
70 Church St, Nanaimo, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $114 per night
0.15 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (691 reviews)

"nice view of harbour. clean, comfortable beds. a bit noisy on street late at night"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 5, 2020

Best Western Dorchester Hotel
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Nanaimo Hotel Guide

If you are after upscale or affordable places to stay in or near Nanaimo, it's comforting to know that there is a large range of suitable possibilities. Within Expedia's comprehensive database you'll discover 23 long- and short-stay options within a 0.1-kilometre (0.1-mile) radius of central Nanaimo.

The Coast Bastion Hotel and Best Western Dorchester Hotel are the more centrally located accommodation options in Nanaimo.

the Vancouver Island University and the Nanaimo Museum each have hotels close by. The Marinaside Resort and Ramada Nanaimo are close to the Vancouver Island University, while the Days Inn Nanaimo and Travelodge Nanaimo are close to the Nanaimo Museum. If you choose to book accommodation close the Bastion, select from accommodation options including the Howard Johnson Hotel - Nanaimo Harbourside and Painted Turtle Guesthouse. Hotels to book that are close to Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, include The Bluebird Motel and The Pine and Picket Bed & Breakfast.

The Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn is 30 kilometres (19 miles) away from downtown Nanaimo. Another alternative is the Inn On Long Lake, which can be found 8 kilometres (5 miles) away. Another possibility is to make a booking at the Best Western Northgate Inn or the Maple View Bed and Breakfast.

Like to go a little further afield? Vancouver Island offers many things to see. Lovers of the great outdoors will appreciate Vancouver Island's forests and rivers. In addition, you should go to some of its old towns. Popular activities in this particular part of Canada include snowboarding and skiing.

Ladysmith is 20 kilometres (12 miles) to the southeast of Nanaimo, and is home to the Frank Jameson Community Centre and the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery. If you'd like to spend a few nights in Ladysmith, check Expedia's booking pages for the latest deals at the Creekside B & B and Hillcrest Ave Bed & Breakfast. Or, stay in Chemainus, 30 kilometres (19 miles) to the southeast of Nanaimo, where you can choose from the Fuller Lake Motel and Eagle Rock Bed and Breakfast. The Mount Brenton Golf Course and the Chemainus Valley Museum are popular places to experience in Chemainus.

Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome Airport is a practical airport for Nanaimo travelers, and is 0.2 kilometres (0.1 miles) from Nanaimo. Conveniently located hotels include Value Lodge Economy Motel and Diplomat Motel.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Nanaimo?
La Rosetta Bed & Breakfast is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 3-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Traveler reviews also recommend Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Oyster Bay and Buccaneer Inn as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Nanaimo, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel bookings are refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to view the best deals available in Nanaimo.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Nanaimo?
Based on reviews, Travelodge by Wyndham Parksville is a popular 2-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo and Bayside Resort, Ascend Hotel Collection.
What's the best accommodation for a family vacation in Nanaimo?
Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo is a hotel with an indoor pool and a restaurant, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good options for your stay with the kids include Sandcastle Inn and THE Beach Club Resort. Attractions like Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and Paradise Fun Park are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic vacation in Nanaimo?
Cedar Wood Lodge Bed and Breakfast Inn and Conference Centre is a favorite 3-star B&B for couples, and features a restaurant and free breakfast. Other good options for a romantic stay include Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Maple View Bed and Breakfast.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Nanaimo?
Skylite Motel is a top property for people traveling with their pets, and offers free WiFi for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet’s trip include Hospitality Inn and Travelodge by Wyndham Nanaimo.
What's the best hotel for a beach vacation in Nanaimo?
La Rosetta Bed & Breakfast is a top beach hotel with free WiFi and in-room refrigerators. Country Bay Manor, Private Ocean Front Bed & Breakfast on Shores of Nanoose Bay is another good option to stay near the beach. Head to Parksville Beach or Departure Bay Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Nanaimo?
Best Western Dorchester Hotel is a favorite hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish stay, and features a restaurant and a bar. If you’d prefer to stay at a boutique hotel, you can also take a look at Crown Mansion Boutique Hotel & Villas.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Nanaimo?
Sandcastle Inn is a hotel featuring free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Skylite Motel and Buccaneer Inn. You can tee off at Fairwinds Golf Club, Winchelsea View Golf Course, or Ladysmith Golf Club while you’re in town.

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