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
Offers & Announcements
Save up to 20%
Save Saved
You added BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel to your Saves list
BEST WESTERN  Dorchester Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
61%
Ranked #6 of 19 hotels in Nanaimo
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Kathy M Toronto, Canada
  • Overview
  • Reviews (221)
  • Photos (52)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (37)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

221 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    56
    77
    47
    30
    11
See reviews for
44
79
17
48
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 (37)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice hotel in excellent location within walking distance to shops and restaurants. The onsite dining room has a good selection and breakfast was well presented and tasty, although the coffee was not great. All staff were very helpful and friendly.

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auburn, Washington
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came in after a long travel from the states to move our daughter up to V.I.U. We were late getting in due to border/ferry travel so we just happened on the hotel. They had a very nice suite that accommodated 4 very comfortable!! The hotel was spotless, amenities were suitable for any length of stay!!! We certainly will make... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pitt Meadows BC
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice view, but the room was not very clean. Parking is limited and if you forget to put your paper on your dash the city tickets you because the hotel doesn't own parking it is a city parking lot, so I forgot to display paper that I was a guest and received a ticket which the staff at the hotel... More

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
chilliwack, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the walking closeness to the harbor. Many fantastic restaurants to choose from. Morning coffee on the waterfront walkway was heaven. Room was on the small side but had everything we needed. Our stay was a stop over for us but will defiantly make the Dorchester a destination in the future. We saw a lot of points of interest in... More

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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

Dear Diane M, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with the viewer of the trip advisor. Your comment reminded me of how beautiful scenery we have at the Harbour front of Nanaimo. The Harbour Walking trail in front of our hotel is certainly a good spot for the travellers to visit in Nanaimo. Hope everyone who visits Nanaimo... More

Surrey, Canada
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights during our Vancouver Island road trip, the room was very clean and staff was courteous and helpful. The location was excellent just minutes walk to the harbour and in the heart of downtown and very close to the ferry terminal, when you book ask for the room in the harbour side. There are a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable, comfortable, clean and updated. We were there for a family reunion. So close to all shops and restaurants. Would stay there again. Lobby is very comfortable and modern as well as the bar and restaurant.

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nanaimo is not the most exciting place in Canada, but that's one of the stops from our Canada trip from Austria. It is a nice place in the center of Nanaimo. It's clean and the cost is fair in comparison with other hotels in British Colombia.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edmonds, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel staff were exceptional, very friendly and eager to assist. Room was very nice and well priced. Location of hotel is prime to downtown and the harbor. We have stayed here before and this trip was no exception, simply fantastic.

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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

Dear Jeff V, Thank you for taking your time to leave us your comment. It is a great pleasure to hear that our staff served you right. We hope we can accommodate you again in the future. Sincerely, Julie Park GM BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel More

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night and it was an decent stay. The room was quiet and we had a comfortable sleep. The property is older yet the rooms have had some upgrades. The parking situation here is a bit inconvenient compared to other hotels but the staff is very helpful and full of advice if you find yourself searching... More

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

Dear Mrs. RW 101, Thank you for sharing your experience with Best Western Dorchester Hotel. I'm glad to hear that you've enjoyed staying with us and I'll assure to share your comments with our hardworking team. In regards to our restaurant operation hours, we'll implement your comments to enhance our service for all of our guests in near future. Also,... More

shawnigan lake, Canada
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a great hotel dont stay here...... The restaurant is only open half the time , the lounge is small and not friendly oh ya it wasnt open either, the room we had was very small for the price and the staff are not friendly in the front desk area not sure about the restaurant as... More

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
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*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Booking.com, Priceline, Tingo, Despegar.com, BookingOdigeoWL, Venere and Otel 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

52 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (27)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (26)
Viewed
Room/suite (11)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (12)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Nanaimo with
any amenities

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The BEST WESTERN Dorchester Nanaimo Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Nanaimo over looking picturesque Nanaimo Harbour. Our charming heritage boutique-style hotel is decorated in a style that blends old world class with modern conveniences to make your stay at this Nanaimo hotel a comfortable and memorable one! ... more   less 
Number of rooms
70

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer