We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 19 Nanaimo hotels

BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   70 Church Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H4, Canada
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Save up to 20%
BEST WESTERN  Dorchester Hotel
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Save
You added BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel to your Saves list
Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in Nanaimo
A recent review
Write a Review

262 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    63
    97
    59
    31
    12
See reviews for
50
93
21
61
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (46)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Korean first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (262)
  • Mar-May only
    (48)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (109)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (64)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (41)
All months
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very good stay here (3rd time staying here). A bit noisy with traffic on the back roads, but room was very comfortable. Beds and pillows were excellent. Love the location, within walking distance to some great restaurants and the casino. It's charming. I'm looking forward to my stay there on Feb 4th. The free Wi-fi is a big... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Victoria, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reception was great. FIrst room very noisy at night (all night) sounded like a heat pump going on and off right behind and over the bed. Second room was much better. No noise, clean and beds comfortable. Chambermaid was very accommodating. We never did get an answer as to the noise we endured the first 2 nights. No bar. Limited... More 

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lake Stevens, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is in an excellent location to view the harbor and walk to the old town. It is an older building with lots of charm and quirky turns and twists. The staff was great and when we arrived at 11am they gave us a parking pass so we could park in their lot for the day. We were able... More 

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for the night while passing through. As it was off-season, we were upgraded to a spacious room of the fourth floor, with an awesome view over the harbour. The desk manager on arrival was friendly, and very informative and helpful. The hotel is in a great location, sitting between the water front and the main streets. We'll happily stay... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andrew L, Very much appreciated to learn that your stay was great and satisfactory. Your feedback would be a perfect reward for our hardworking team and I'm pleased to share and I'd like to thank you for that. Our location is one of the top reason that guests enjoy staying with us. With rare picturesque harbour view from the... More 

Prince George
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Always reliable stay when I head into Nanaimo. The lobby area looks a lot better since its updated renovations, not the old stale look it had before. The front desk person had upgraded my stay but then reluctantly let me use my discount that was given to me on my earlier stay which was a bit strange but like I... More 

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kelvin F, Thank you very much for your compliments about our newly renovated lobby area as well as free upgrades offered for you. I'm glad to learn that it is noticeable especially for some of our regular guests for what we've tried to achieve. We'll also implement your feedback in regards to the chair to improve convenience for our... More 

Comox, Canada
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

At check in, we were offered a free upgrade to a room with a harbour view. So that was a nice start to our one-night stay. This hotel also provides free wifi, another nice touch. Rooms were a good size and clean, and the shower was hot and strong. There are several restaurants, pubs, and cafés nearby. So lots of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
campbell river
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The wife and I stayed here ,it didn't really look like much from the outside. But once we got inside it clearly change my opinion. This is a perfect spot to get around downtown. We had a really nice room, with the harbour view. Rooms were spotless, and it's nice to actually have a lot of clean towels. Our room... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dave Lori, On behalf of our team, I'd like to appreciate your great feedback and nice picture of our patio on the 3rd. I'm glad that you've enjoyed staying with us and got a chance to experience the joy of Nanaimo Downtown. Will look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager BEST WESTERN... More 

Vancouver, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The hotel is well maintained,the rooms are a bit small, but very clean. Parking is weird (outside down the hill) Staff are fantastic, the restaurant better than adequate. Great Location reasonable price.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
North Saanich, Canada
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

this is not the hotel for anyone with a physical handicap. The parking is half a block away and unless you have been to the hotel before and know the area you will find yourself hauling your luggage up a dozen or so steps to the front desk. There also were no bellmen available to help with luggage. So might... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Central location. Nicely decorated and clean rooms. Wonderful bed; very comfortable for sleep. Restaurant closes way too early for me as a traveller. Good service but stay on the nice side of the evening desk clerk. He has a nasty temper. Parking is outdoors and they are sticklers about your permit expiring as soon as you have checked out of... More 

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel

Address: 70 Church Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H4, Canada
Phone Number:
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, Travelocity, Despegar.com, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Nanaimo
Nanaimo Best Western

60 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (35)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (10)
Viewed
View from room (8)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (25)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (11)
Viewed
Other (11)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay