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Nanaimo Cambie Hostel
1.5 out of 5
63 Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo, BC
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0.41 km from city centre
3/5 (13 reviews)

"Great location close to all the nightlife hotspots. Friendly staff.Nice amenities."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 6, 2018

Nanaimo Cambie Hostel
Painted Turtle Guesthouse
1.5 out of 5
121 Bastion St, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is CA $62 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
0.03 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (97 reviews)

"I love this spot! Always stay here when I’m in Nanaimo. The location is great and the people are lovely."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 31, 2020

Painted Turtle Guesthouse
Vancouver Island University Residences
2 out of 5
4 University Crescent, Nanaimo, BC
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2.38 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (155 reviews)

"Affordable room, what hotels used to be like, a bed, shower, and place to hook up the laptop to watch some entertainment."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 19, 2019

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Oceanfront Property With Stunning Views~pool and Hot Tub
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2.18 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Excellent Property

"Location is within a short drive to anything you might need. The property is very quiet and peaceful with excellent views of the ocean. Tammy communicated with us very quickly and we would highly recommend anyone looking to stay around Nanaimo or Ladysmith to have a look at this Condo. Warm calm ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2020

Oceanfront Property With Stunning Views~pool and Hot Tub
Gibralter Rock Ocean View B&B
2.5 out of 5
118 GIbralter Rock, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is CA $76 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
6.57 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (127 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
Relax, BE Inspired Have FUN IN This Savvy Suite Artist's Retreat
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7.46 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (58 reviews)
Pleasant location in Nanaimo suburb

"The accommodation was very clean, well equipped with very helpful, friendly hosts."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 19, 2020

Relax, BE Inspired Have FUN IN This Savvy Suite Artist's Retreat
Buccaneer Inn
2.5 out of 5
1577 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is CA $119 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
2.32 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (267 reviews)

"Great easy check in and super clean large one bedroom with full size fridge and all kitchen amenities. I stay in Nanaimo frequently and I will be making this my next home away from home."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 20, 2020

Buccaneer Inn
Castaway Motel
2 out of 5
205 N. Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, BC
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1.13 km from city centre
2.6/5 (31 reviews)

"The worst flea bag motel ever . I reserved in Expedia With confirmation and I get to the dump and the guy at the front with zero customer service said “ we have no reservation booked “ I said I have a confirmation number and he said we don’t honour Expedia reservations . Like WTF ? I have a number ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2019

Castaway Motel
Colonial Motel
2 out of 5
950 Terminal Avenue N, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is CA $85 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
1.83 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (83 reviews)

"A good place for a quick overnight. Conveniently located between the city part of Nanaimo and the highway to beaches and nature to the north."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 8, 2020

Colonial Motel
Breath Taking Views of Nanaimo's Harbour Front! From Sea Planes to BC Ferries..
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1.21 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Convenient to downtown

"Newer home that is clean and cozy. Kitchen had everything we needed and bed was comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2019

Breath Taking Views of Nanaimo's Harbour Front! From Sea Planes to BC Ferries..
Walk on Beach Waterfront Suite
3780 Hammond Bay Rd, Nanaimo, BC
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6.8 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
lovely suite in a fantastic location

"The suite was newly renovated and had everything one needs for a short stay - and the location cannot be beat. Thank you for being such wonderful hosts!"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 16, 2020

Walk on Beach Waterfront Suite
Newly Built Tiny Home Close to Beach
1415 Loat Street, Nanaimo, BC
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4.82 km from city centre
Newly Built Tiny Home Close to Beach
Private Retreat With Sea View and Nearby Beach Access. Long or Short Stays
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8.6 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Beautiful view.

"I enjoyed my stay. It’s in a lovely neighbourhood and is a lovely little apartment. Hope to stay again! Thanks."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 16, 2020

Private Retreat With Sea View and Nearby Beach Access. Long or Short Stays
Best Western Dorchester Hotel
2.5 out of 5
70 Church St, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is CA $129 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
0.15 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (758 reviews)

"I thought the bathroom was not cleaned properly, even if no pandemic it was not cleaned well."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 2, 2020

Best Western Dorchester Hotel
Best Western Northgate Inn
2.5 out of 5
6450 Metral Drive, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is CA $136 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 18
10.64 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (597 reviews)

"Convenient location. The hotel was recently renovated. Everything is so clean."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 31, 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 $110 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
1.3 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (995 reviews)

"Our room was large and clean. The hotel staff are amazing. The hotel is very secure & quiet. Highly recommended!!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Nanaimo
Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo
2.5 out of 5
809 Island Hwy S, Nanaimo, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $111 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
2.1 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (975 reviews)

"Very clean, well laid out, friendly staff at check in and in restaurant"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 8, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo
Travelodge by Wyndham Nanaimo
2 out of 5
96 Terminal Avenue North, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is CA $69 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 25
0.89 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (969 reviews)

"Was clean but dated, in need of sprucing up. Very dog friendly which was great and reasonable dog fee too."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 21, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Nanaimo
Nanaimo AllSuites
3 out of 5
1076 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo, BC
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2.86 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)

"This place was a lot nicer than I expected! The photos did not do it justice."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 3, 2018

Nanaimo AllSuites
Coast Bastion Hotel
3.5 out of 5
11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $118 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
0.06 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (957 reviews)

"Friendly staff, excellent location, great view of the harbour"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 30, 2020

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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?
Laurel’s Cottage is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 3-star guesthouse 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, Harbour Light Motel is a popular 2.5-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other good options to stay on the cheap include The Bluebird Motel and Coast Parksville Hotel.
What's the best accommodation for a family vacation in Nanaimo?
Days Inn by Wyndham Nanaimo is a hotel with a restaurant and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good options for your stay with the kids include Ramada by Wyndham Nanaimo and Travelodge by Wyndham Parksville. 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?
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort is a favorite 3.5-star resort for couples, and features pillowtop beds and a full-service spa. Other good options for a romantic stay include Ocean Sands Resort and THE Beach Club Resort.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Nanaimo?
Coast Bastion Hotel is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and a fitness center for its human guests. Inn On Long Lake is another option for you and your pet.
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 stay near the beach include Coast Parksville Hotel and Sand Pebbles Inn.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Nanaimo?
Crown Mansion Boutique Hotel & Villas is a favorite 3.5-star hotel with our travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring 2 guestrooms, a restaurant, and a bar. If you’d prefer to stay at a boutique hotel, you can also take a look at Best Western Dorchester Hotel.
What are some accommodations with pools in Nanaimo?
Travelodge by Wyndham Parksville is a top hotel with an indoor pool, free breakfast, and free WiFi. A couple of other options that offer an onsite pool include THE Beach Club Resort and Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort.

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