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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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  • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked this hotel due to location for an event I was attending. Parking lot was full so had to park a two blocks away and schlep my belongs to the hotel. They did offer to reimburse the parking fee with presentation of the parking receipt which I couldn't do until I left the parking, but by then I had to... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Older Hotel so room was on the small side but it wasn't a problem for me. This chain is my first choice for stays in smaller towns. They are consistent with clean rooms with all the amenities. A comfortable room at a good price and no extra miscellaneous or surprise charges. I always book the prepaid “internet” rate via the... More

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the hotel from the Kayak.com website and went through expedia.com to book the hotel. After viewing the hotel online, and reading some of the reviews, I thought it would be ok to book a room. The only real complaint that I read about was the parking situation. Problem #1 was they had no indication that they were renovating the... More

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Post Falls, Idaho
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18 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is under going remodeling both inside and out. Service by the staff was courteous and friendly . Our room was clean quiet and comfortable. Our only caution is that we awoke for check out Sunday morning to find our double security cables on our expensive , but older bikes had been stolen from the rear of our SUV.... More

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Dear Traveller 1322, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests who were very much understanding throughout our renovation period. We were working on upgrading our exterior painting for past three weeks and it almost has reached at the end of the stage. It definitely had caused us some limitation of the parking space, but we've tried... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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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*
Number of rooms: 70
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