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Harbour Light Motel
2.5 out of 5
200 Nicol Street, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is CA $64 per night from Apr 14 to Apr 15

Situated in Nanaimo, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Nanaimo Museum and Bastion. Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and Vancouver Island University are also within ...

3.8/5Good! (429 reviews)

"Very clean and quiet. Basic motel but perfect for our needs. We liked the fact there was a fridge, microwave and coffee maker in the room. No dresser for clothes was one negative"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 3, 2021

Harbour Light Motel
The Bluebird Motel
2 out of 5
995 Terminal Ave N., Nanaimo, BC
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The price is CA $60 per night from May 1 to May 2

Situated in Nanaimo, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Beach Estates Park and Bastion are ...

3.2/5 (387 reviews)

"We could get on time because we took the last ferry. Next day the person in charge D allowed us to stay to sleep for a few hours. That was great for us"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 13, 2020

The Bluebird Motel
The Port-O-Call Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
505 Terminal Avenue North, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is CA $69 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24

Situated in Nanaimo, this motel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Bastion and 1.2 mi (2 km) from Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Nanaimo Museum and Nanaimo Regional General ...

3.5/5Good! (330 reviews)

"Super cute and newly renovated. I was very surprised at how nice it was considering the low price. Would definitely recommend and stay again"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 13, 2021

The Port-O-Call Inn & Suites
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Buccaneer Inn
2.5 out of 5
1577 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is CA $119 per night from Apr 17 to Apr 18

Located in the heart of Nanaimo, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Beach Estates Park and Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (281 reviews)

"Nice Place, Clean, Mattress felt worn out and saggy, overall slightly dated but clean and nice."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 11, 2021

Buccaneer Inn
Lighthouse Motel
2.5 out of 5
6035 Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
The price is CA $110 per night from Apr 14 to Apr 15

Nestled on the beach, this Qualicum Beach motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club, Spider Lake Provincial Park, and PineRidge Farm Market. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (127 reviews)

"What a lovely spot! Views are breathtaking. Nice quiet little motel. We hope to return as it was perfect for my family and again the views 😍"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 3, 2021

Lighthouse Motel
VIP Motel
2 out of 5
414 Island Highway West, Parksville, BC
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The price is CA $99 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16

Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Paradise Fun Park and Parksville Beach. Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park is 3 mi (4.8 km) ...

4/5Very Good! (285 reviews)

"A nice place and everything you need. Very clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 8, 2021

VIP Motel
Buena Vista by the Sea
2.5 out of 5
3285 Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach, BC
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Located in Qualicum Beach, this beachfront motel is next to a golf course and within 2 mi (3 km) of Qualicum Beach Museum, Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club, ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (107 reviews)

"The view was incredible . Ocean beach grass and 3 palms The kitchen was well appointed Coffee tea salt and pepper sugar New large screen TV Really enjoyed the room"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 7, 2021

Buena Vista by the Sea
Riverside Resort Motel and Campground
3 out of 5
3506 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, BC
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This family-friendly Qualicum Beach motel is located on a river, within 3 mi (5 km) of Qualicum Beach Museum, The Old School House Arts Centre and Heritage Forest. ...

3.7/5Good! (283 reviews)

"Meh. As a campground it seems like it would be awesome, but renting the "cabins" is just okay. Very clean and well kept, excellent facilities for children. Expect your room to be smaller than you think and your showers to be a little painful, but, all in all, i would go back and just rent a different ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 29, 2020

Riverside Resort Motel and Campground
Riverside Motel
2 out of 5
5065 Roger St, Port Alberni, BC
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The price is CA $129 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16

Situated near the boardwalk, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Nuu-Chah-Nulth Whaling Canoe Sculpture and Raptors Centre. Alberni Valley Multiplex Ice ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (231 reviews)

"The staff was excellent, and the room was super clean. They helped adjust my stay when my plans had changed, it really helped me out. Good job Riverside!"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 12, 2021

Riverside Motel
Value Lodge Economy Motel
2 out of 5
736 Nicol St, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is CA $80 per night from Apr 14 to Apr 15

Situated in Nanaimo, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Nanaimo Museum, Bastion, and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. Vancouver Island University is 2.1 mi (3.5 km) ...

3.1/5 (88 reviews)

"Very clean, no nonsens hotel. Mattress was to soft for our likes But that’s personal. Lots of noise from the highway. Perfect for a night close to the ferries."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 1, 2020

Value Lodge Economy Motel
Cedar Grove Motel and Cabins
2.5 out of 5
246 Riverbend Road, Qualicum Beach, BC
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The price is CA $109 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22

Situated on a river, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Qualicum Beach Museum, Qualicum Beach Visitor Centre, and Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club. Qualicum ...

3.9/5Very Good! (90 reviews)
Cute cabin.

"Quiet, even right beside the hwy. Cute cabin. Very nice people at the check-in. Bed was comfy. Kitchen and bathroom were spotless."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 5, 2020

Cedar Grove Motel and Cabins
Paradise Sea Shell Motel
2 out of 5
411 Island Hwy W, Parksville, BC
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Situated by the ocean, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Paradise Fun Park and Parksville Beach. Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park is 3 mi (4.8 km) ...

3.9/5Good! (340 reviews)

"Overall, clean and comfy. Friendly staff. Suggested some items need replacing."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

Paradise Sea Shell Motel
Holiday House Motel
2 out of 5
540 ESPLANADE, Ladysmith, BC
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The price is CA $122 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19

Located in the heart of Ladysmith, this motel is steps from Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery and LMS Community Marina. Ladysmith Museum and Transfer Beach Park are ...

3.5/5Good! (71 reviews)

"The owners were very friendly. The room was very clean."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 9, 2020

Holiday House Motel
Ocean Crest Motel
2.5 out of 5
3292 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
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The price is CA $112 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16

Situated near the beach, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Qualicum Beach Museum, Qualicum Beach Visitor Centre, and Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club. Qualicum ...

4/5Very Good! (199 reviews)

"It was great."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 1, 2021

Ocean Crest Motel
Diplomat Motel
2 out of 5
333 Nicol St, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is CA $69 per night from Apr 14 to Apr 15

Situated in Nanaimo, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nanaimo Museum and Bastion. Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre are also ...

3.3/5 (254 reviews)

"The staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were nice and clean."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 20, 2020

Diplomat Motel
Skylite Motel
2 out of 5
459 East Island Highway, Parksville, BC
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The price is CA $89 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16

Situated near the beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Parksville Community Park and Parksville Beach. Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park is 1.6 mi (2.6 ...

4/5Very Good! (145 reviews)

"Good value for the price. It was clean and comfortable. Only 2 pillows on the queen bed"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2021

Skylite Motel
Redford Motel
2 out of 5
3723 Redford Street, Port Alberni, BC
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The price is CA $110 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16

Situated in Port Alberni, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Alberni Valley Multiplex Ice Skating Rink, Rollin Art Centre Gallery, and Alberni Pacific Railway. ...

3.7/5Good! (158 reviews)

"Easy access nice staff quick registration great pizza"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 21, 2020

Redford Motel
Colonial Motel
2 out of 5
950 Terminal Avenue N, Nanaimo, BC
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The price is CA $89 per night from Apr 14 to Apr 15

Situated in Nanaimo, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Beach Estates Park and Bastion are ...

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
Sunset Motel
2 out of 5
3611 McIntyre Drive, Port Alberni, BC
The price is CA $75 per night from May 1 to May 2

Situated in Port Alberni, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Alberni Valley Multiplex Ice Skating Rink, Rollin Art Centre Gallery, and Alberni Pacific Railway. ...

3.2/5 (47 reviews)

"good location and clean place"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 25, 2020

Sunset Motel
Timberlodge RV & Campground
2 out of 5
2404 Timberlane Road, Port Alberni, BC
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Situated in Port Alberni, this motel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Hole In The Wall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Alberni Valley Multiplex Ice Skating Rink and Nuu-Chah-Nulth ...

3.4/5Good! (56 reviews)

"It was an ok place to stay.. we just spent the night here.."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2019

Timberlodge RV & Campground
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Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

3.5 out of 5
1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC
The price is CA $147 per night from Apr 29 to Apr 30
4.2/5Very Good! (897 reviews)

"The Bungalow suite layout was absolutely perfect. A fire place in view while relaxing in the Jacuzzi is unbeatable. The rooms were tidy and had a stocked kithenette. The only small issue we had was there was a bit of garbage in our view of the trees."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 2, 2021

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
THE Beach Club Resort

THE Beach Club Resort

3.5 out of 5
181 Beachside Drive, Parksville, BC
The price is CA $189 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
4.3/5Excellent! (818 reviews)

"Views of beach were great . Staff was very friendly"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 31, 2021

THE Beach Club Resort
Bayside Resort, Ascend Hotel Collection

Bayside Resort, Ascend Hotel Collection

3 out of 5
240 Dogwood St, Parksville, BC
The price is CA $129 per night from Apr 14 to Apr 15
3.9/5Very Good! (682 reviews)

"Beautiful ocean views. Very comfortable bed and pillows. Clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 12, 2021

Bayside Resort, Ascend Hotel Collection
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Nanaimo Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You'll find 25 economical motels in Nanaimo among more than 262 lodging choices. These budget-friendly accommodations can help you cut costs compared to traditional hotels, which offer more amenities but ones that you may not use.

Because you'll save on your room, you can experience more of the activities in Nanaimo. Not-to-be-missed sights include Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, and Parksville Beach.

Fun fact: Motels began in the 1920s as convenient lodging for the tired traveler taking a road trip along America's major roadways. Motels often offer free parking, and many also include an outdoor pool.

Here are some of Expedia customers' recommended Nanaimo motels to select from:

The Bluebird Motel

  • Stay within a quick 3-minute drive of Departure Bay Ferry Terminal.
  • Enjoy access to the free WiFi and free parking, as well as room amenities like a living room.

Paradise Sea Shell Motel

  • A picnic area along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.
  • It's located within a quick 1-minute drive of Parksville Beach.

Harbour Light Motel

  • Enjoy access to the restaurant, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
  • Stay within a quick 4-minute drive of Vancouver Island University.

Riverside Resort Motel and Campground

  • You'll be located within 16 minutes of Parksville Beach by car.
  • 2 outdoor pools, free WiFi, and free parking are available during your stay.

The Port-O-Call Inn & Suites

  • Stay within a quick 3-minute drive of Departure Bay Ferry Terminal.
  • Enjoy access to the restaurant, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

What to Do in Nanaimo

Those who've visited Nanaimo speak highly of its waterfront and seaside. Take time for sightseeing and enjoy all there is to do in this walkable area.

Here are some popular places:

  • Departure Bay Ferry Terminal
  • Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park
  • Parksville Beach

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Protection Island
  • Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park
  • Beach Estates Park

You'll find these family-friendly attractions:

  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre
  • Brechin Lanes
  • Paradise Fun Park

Nanaimo is also known for its:

  • Boating
  • Flowers
  • Excursions

Best Time to Visit Nanaimo

Figure out the ideal time to visit Nanaimo by checking these seasonal weather details:
  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 50° F and nighttime temperatures average 31° F
  • April-June: 69° F is the daytime average and 36° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 74° F and nighttime averages are around 45° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 61° F during the day and 31° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 1.77 inches in a year

How to Get to Nanaimo and Around the Area

Nanaimo Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome) Airport 0.1 mi (0.2 km)
Nanaimo, BC (YCD) Airport 8.3 mi (13.4 km)
Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base) Airport 31.2 mi (50.1 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Nanaimo?
Because you’ll save on your room, you can enjoy all that Nanaimo has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, and Parksville Beach.
What is a motel?
Motels often include free parking, and many have outdoor pools. Often one or two stories tall, motel properties usually have exterior corridors overlooking the parking lot or an outdoor pool. Motels made their debut in the 1920s as a convenient place to stay for the tired traveler taking a road trip along the major roadways of America.
What are the best motels in Nanaimo?
Harbour Light Motel: Stay within a short 6-minute drive of Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Enjoy access to the restaurant and free WiFi, as well as room amenities like a microwave. The Bluebird Motel: Access to free WiFi is included. It’s located within a quick 3-minute drive of Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. The Port-O-Call Inn & Suites: Enjoy access to the restaurant, along with in-room amenities like a coffee maker. Stay within a quick 3-minute drive of Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Lighthouse Motel: Free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace are available during your stay. VIP Motel: Stay within a quick 1-minute drive of Parksville Beach. Enjoy access to the terrace, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
How many motels are there in Nanaimo?
Take your pick from 25 low-priced motels in Nanaimo.
What can I do in Nanaimo?
While you’re sightseeing in this walkable area, check out the bustling port and enjoy the scenic seaside. Some popular places to visit include Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, and Parksville Beach. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Pipers Lagoon Park, Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, and Parksville Community Park. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, Paradise Fun Park, and Brechin Lanes. Some historical places you might want to see include Bastion, Alberni Pacific Railway, and Sproat Lake Petroglyphs.
What's the weather like in Nanaimo?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so here’s some data about year-round temperatures in Nanaimo to help you plan yours: 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 are my options for getting around Nanaimo when staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about local transportation options in Nanaimo to help you navigate your stay: Fly into Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome), which is located 0.1 mi (0.2 km) away. Otherwise, look for flights into Nanaimo, BC (YCD), which is 8.3 mi (13.4 km) away. If you’d like to venture out around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

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