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Howard Johnson Nanaimo Harbourside

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1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5R4, Canada
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Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Nanaimo
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Les M Salmon Arm, British Columbia
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Salmon Arm, British Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were there for a curling bonspiel, nice and handy to the curling rink. Also close for a walk along the harbor side.

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Erik B, Manager at Howard Johnson Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good Day Les, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo while attending the bonspiel. The staff really do enjoy have curlers in the hotel. The hotel is close to the curling rink and we offer great value. Thank you very much Sincerely Erik Brook Manager of Operations More 

Kaleden, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay at The Howard Johnson Nanaimo Harbourside Hotel in Nanaimo, BC. The front desk staff were all friendly and efficient, our room was small but comfy with adequate amenities, For anyone travelling with pets, they have an extremely reasonable pet policy. There's a cold beer and wine store a few steps away and a walkway that connects... More 

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Erik B, Manager at Howard Johnson Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good Day Kathleen, Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are a pet friendly hotel - as pets are family to. We do have great location, and value for our accommodation. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Erik Brook Manager of Operations More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely located between Departure Bay and downtown Nanaimo. Clean and cozy room with all the basics. Front desk staff were kind and answered all our questions :)

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Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good Day Erin Cyndy: Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments about your most recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. Our downtown location is great for getting around Nanaimo. I am so glad the front desk staff were able to assist with your questions during your stay. The staff at the Howard... More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff here are very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The room was good, clean and comfortable. The location is convenient for the downtown area. We would definitely stay here again.

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Erik B, Manager of Operations at Howard Johnson Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good Day Linda, Thank you very much for you comments on Tripadvisor about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay - the staff take great pride in providing great service, clean and comfortable rooms at a great price. Downtown location of the hotel is a great place... More 

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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Stayed here for one night and brought my small dog with me. The room rate was reasonable. The hotel was clean, comfortable and the rooms quiet. Only $10.00 a night for a pet which is a bargain. The front office clerk, a young male, was very polite, friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome. There is a cold beer... More 

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JTrowbridgeManager, Manager at Howard Johnson Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good Day Patricia, Thank you very much for posting your kind comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. Yes we are a pet friendly hotel, and the extra fee is not much for the extra family member. I have passed on your comments to the front desk for the staff to see. The staff really... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stayed at the Nanaimo Ho Jo for the second time during the Xmas holidays, Other than a somewhat rude reception from the desk clerk that night, I would say that the place was good value. I might add that all of the other reception clerks that we met were very friendly. Good location.

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JTrowbridgeManager, Manager at Howard Johnson Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good Day, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. I am extremely sorry to hear about the rude service your received at the front desk. I have spoken with the staff member personally, and shown the reveiw to see how poor service adveresely effects a guest... More 

Victoria, Canada
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

For the price, this place is great. The Home Office rooms are spacious. It's a short walk to the theatre and shopping areas and marina. The restaurant offered a nice breakfast but the owner told us he was closing at the end of 2014 so that will be a negative since I like to have a breakfast option right on... More 

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Good Day: Thank you for taking the time for posting your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. The staff take great pride in providing clean and comfortable rooms with great service. It is unfortunate that the restaurant leasee left us this December. However we are looking for a new tenant - and we will... More 

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