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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 #6 of 19 Hotels in Nanaimo
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Nick S Altrincham, United Kingdom
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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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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived a little late due to ferry delay. Got a clean and tidy room at the Best Western Dorchester at a good rate. Room on the smaller side and had to manoeuvre some furniture in order to lay suitcases down. Overall a good nights rest.

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calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Dorchester's staff and location to the harbour front made our stay enjoyable and interesting. Were in Nanaimo 20 years ago and were surprised at all the wonderful changes to the community especially in the downtown area. We enjoyed many relaxing walks and drives and all the new and interesting shops and artisans. Miss the complimentary breakfast offered at most... More

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British Columbia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Renovations were happening so parking is limited. We parked at the Coast under ground parking which seemed like the best option. Hotel was clean and comfortable. Only downside was parking. We didn't visit any shops or anything like that but it was close to the ferry and easy to find.

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Edmonton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms are clean and quiet. Staff are helpful and pleasant. Breakfast was good but not included in price. Overall it was a nice stay. I really enjoyed the fitness room. It was walking distance to many unique shops and food establishments. The water was a bit yellow when I ran a bath for my son. But overall we enjoyed our... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled to Naniamo as a pit stop between a wedding and reception, this hotel was located very close to all amenities, with amazing walking paths, parks, and restaurants near by. On arrival this hotel seems very nice and updated our room was a little cramped and not the greatest. We did have 3 kids with us so that made... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Auburn, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Pitt Meadows BC
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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chilliwack, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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

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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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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

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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
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel 3*
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