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BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel

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70 Church Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H4, Canada
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  • 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
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Osoyoos, Canada
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location of this property is by far its biggest asset. The winding streets of the downtown area are right outside as it the promenade walk on the harbour. The room was ridiculously small and had no view at all. Even the bathroom was poorly laid out. The restaurant for breakfast provide reasonable food but the waitress was outstanding. Location,... More 

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Delta BC, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Knowledgeable, bright, friendly staff from the front desk to the servers at the restaurant. The front desk remembered my name and room number, and provided great directions and driving tips. The waitress at the restaurant was a delight and the food was well served, delicious and reasonably priced. It was more like a good hotel than a motel, but priced... More 

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Could have been better; felt like the staff were just there to do a job, could have been more friendly; asked for a view but only received a view of the building with a slight corner out to sea; did enjoy the change to a King bed...continual high pitch noise in our room; did not sleep well at all. Disappointed... More 

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NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John H, Thank you for your feedback. I apologize for not meeting your expectation. I realize that you've inquired a harbour view room, but we didn't have any harbour view room available at the time, but we were able to upgrade your room to a King. Hope that helped at least, and for your next visit, please feel free... More 

Seattle, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is across the street from the waterfront district. It's a beautiful, pleasant walk to coffee, beer, dinner, etc. Parts of the rooms are a little tacky but there's free wifi and free off street parking.

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NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bryan V, Thank you very much for your great feedback. We appreciate your sharing information about our hotel and surrounding areas. yes, we're very conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Nanaimo, several shops, restaurants, all within walking distance, and I'm glad that you were able to walk around areas around the hotel and enjoy the charming of it.... More 

Coquitlam, B.C., Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location. Great amenities, friendly and helpful staff, clean and comfortable room and well furnished. Located in the heart of Nanaimo, close to harbour, restaurants, shops and able to walk wherever one chooses to go.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a place to bed down for the night in Nanaimo, this property would serve your needs. Its well situated being perched on a street with numerous restaurants as well as straddling the marina which is literally across the street We opted for an executive suite with a separate bedroom and living area with two sofa... More 

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Grande Prairie. AB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Streets are very narrow, a few parking spots are available in front of building but only during times the local stores are not open or in a very small paid parking lot down the street but the hotel will you a parking slip so you do not need to pay. Restaurant is only open until 8pm. A coupon for 20%... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is a cross the street walk to the seawall for a nice waterfront stroll. The location is close to restaurants, groceries and pubs. There is a third floor out door sitting area which is quiet nice in the summer months but it is unprotected from the environment

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an elegant hotel. Sadly we were late in and early out. The manager at the desk was friendly and helpful.The price was a bit high. The room was clean and comfortable. We were further from the ferry than the central booking implied, but we were given good time estimate and directions from the desk manager.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like this hotel with its old-time charm. The rooms are nice (albeit small), beds are comfortable and the location in downtown Nanaimo is great. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food in the restaurant is great. Oh, and it's quiet! If you want a place that doesn't fit the cookie-cutter mold, the Dorchester is worth considering. I... More 

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