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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 #10 of 19 Hotels in Nanaimo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just spent a night at the Nanaimo Ho Jo. I wasn't expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. The room was very clean, the bed was comfortable and our room was quiet! Best of all, the hotel is located a very short walk away from the wonderful Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo's harbourside park, a great place for an evening... More 

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

Good Day Lynda: We are so very happy you enjoyed your stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. Our location is just fantastic in downtown Nanaimo, with the harbour front walk way and the parks and shopping/dining venues. The staff take great pride in providing great service and great value. Thank you again Sincerely Erik Brook Manager of Operations More 

Calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stayed for one night and didn't expect much, so we weren't disappointed. The hotel is average, with old fixtures and carpets and the smell of old embedded in the room. But everything was in working order and we have no complaints with the room, the service or anything else. We saw people enjoying the pool and there is... More 

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

Good Day Adrian. We appreciate taking the time to post your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. The staff take great pride in providing, clean comfortable rooms, great service and great value while staying in Nanaimo. I have forwarded your comments about the decor and furnishings to our owner. Again thank you very much... More 

Arapaho
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent three nights while visiting friends in Nanaimo and had a nice stay here. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The room was clean and comfortable and the price was good. They do not serve a breakfast but we got by without it, there is aTim Hortons right across the street. There is a great walking path right... More 

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

Good Day Larry, We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. The staff really do care about service, room cleanliness and value. Our location is great for seeing the downtown area of Nanaimo. Thank you again for your kind words Sincerely Erik Brook Manager of Operations More 

Langley, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We missed the last ferry out of Nanaimo and came across the Howard Johnson (thank goodness for the Vacancy sign). It was very late in the evening, but they welcomed us warmly and was able to get a room for us that would accommodate our small dog too. The Customer Service at the Howard Johnson Nanaimo Harbourside is exceptional. Everyone... More 

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

Good Day Sandy, Thank you very much for your kind comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. It is the staff that make the difference - and we take all take great pride in providing great service, value and location. Thank you again Sincerely Erik Brook Manager of Operations More 

Desert Hot Springs, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We needed a hotel close to downtown Nanaimo and within walking distance of most amenities. The Howard Johnson was a few minutes walk to almost every amenity including the Harbour front. Rooms were clean, a little old fashioned, very quite and suited our purpose as the price was more than reasonable.

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

Good Day: So very happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. The staff take great pride in providing clean and comfortable rooms, super service, great value in Nanaimo. Our downtown location is fantastic to see and do so many different things while in Nanaimo. Thank you again Erik Brook Manager of... More 

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