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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 6 days ago
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Edmonton, Alta
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My elderly father and I stayed here recently while visiting some of his friends in the area. We wanted a hotel in a central location - check. Clean - check. Didn't break the bank - Check. All in all a good experience. The hotel could use some updates, but what they have is functional and when you can stay two... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My weekend at the Howard Johnson, Nanaimo, was the most evil experience with a hotel/motel that I have had. Let me enumerate: 1. My booking confirmation clearly specified the room to have a safe, microwave and fridge in a pet-friendly room. The room did not possess any of these. Upon complaint, the response was a shrug and the answer that... More 

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Victoria, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I stayed here this past weekend. After reading the reviews on here, i went with low expectations. That was a good idea on my part. The staff was very accommodating. The first room we were given was right next to the lobby so we asked to be moved. We wete given a room down the hall that... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Though it is an old hotel, and could use some updating, the beds are comfortable, the rooms clean, and the staff are very pleasant, and accommodating. Thus I stay at this hotel every time I visit Nanaimo, and will continue to do so. Location is good as well.

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Vancouver, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An older hotel, with retro charm. The staff were friendly and helpful, which is always appreciated, and the location to downtown is ideal if you prefer being on the edge of the action. Short walk to a harbourside park and other amenities. The pipes had some air in them, so moaned after running the water, and the pool wasn't open... More 

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Salmon Arm, British Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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 

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