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BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   70 Church Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H4, Canada
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Ranked #7 of 19 hotels in Nanaimo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
nfriesen1 Winnipeg, 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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Winnipeg, Canada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
17 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the look of this hotel, it has the look and feel of an old castle. It has an awesome location that is convenient walking distance from pretty much anything you want to do around downtown Nanaimo. The rooms are a bit small but clean & comfortable. The staff is very friendly & welcoming! They have a great restaurant... More

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Gig Harbor, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Best Western Plus Dorchester Hotel, Nanaimo, B.C. is located within walking distance of shops, restaurants and across the street from the picturesque, busy harbor. Parking is provided. Restaurant has an excellent chef known for her outstanding granola. Hotel reflects old world charm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great: location is within walking to downtown shops and restaurants, parking, the view of the waterfront (though that came with a $40 pricetag), 15% coupon for breakfast, and Drew at the desk :) Could be better: My Bf made the reservation for me and tried to use his credit card to pay over the phone but wasn't allowed- weird! No... More

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was clean, well appointed, had helpful and friendly staff. It is an old hotel, but has been renovated. Close to the water and Front St with plenty of wonderful restaurants, shops, and information centers.

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Nanaimo
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had friends stay here and I overnighted with them. Just have to say that I've always wanted to stay at this hotel and now I have and I am totally proud of Nanaimo's little gem! The staff were very friendly and helpful! They offered my friends great advice on local restaurants, area attractions and even places to see a walk... More

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Langley City, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several of us were in this property for a single night on business. The hotel was functional, but exceptionally dated. Awkwardly low ceilings in some areas, confusing hallways, and old everything. I'm sure some chalk this up as character, but we didn't. This hotel needs some serious updates to stay with the modern world. The staff was friendly and knowledgable.... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were going to a show at the Port Theatre and this hotel is in walking distance,, so we thought great. Room was to be ready at 3 p.m. When we got there we were told we had to wait until 4 p.m. Got there after 4 p.m. and first room we got stunk of cigarette smoke, smoke-free hotel. We... More

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Ucluelet, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms are a little cramped but that could be fixed with smaller table, chairs, dresser. Walls a little thin, but not too bad. It is an older building. Nice décor, very convenient location to downtown, The Port Theatre. Attentive front desk service

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Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel had odor issues - old carpet, old building, old décor in hallways and rooms, breakfast not included, poor value for the money. The staff were very friendly, efficient and friendly , the hotel needs updating but no even sure that could improve the facility enough.

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Coquitlam, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Cousin Sally from England and I were travelling around Vancouver Island for a week and enjoyed all the comforts of home at each Best Western that we stayed at in Victoria and Nanaimo and Seattle. The rooms were perfect in each one. I always chose these hotels because I know the staff are very hospitable. They treat their guests... More

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Address: 70 Church Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H4, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel 3*
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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
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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 
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