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Howard Johnson Nanaimo Harbourside

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5R4, Canada
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Ranked #10 of 19 hotels in Nanaimo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Akron, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room has a fresh, clean smell--no sprays to cover up odors. It was spacious and had a view over the swimming pool. You can walk to a city park and waterfront from there. The bed was very comfortable, and we got a good price for it by booking a couple months ahead of time. We had a nice breakfast... More

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London, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing you notice about this hotel is that is old fashioned. Nothing wrong with this, but some people might be turned off. That's not to say that the rooms were moldy or gross. They were reasonably clean. However, I did find a band aid behind the couch and there was a bottle cap beside the bed. Nothing awful,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pool area and outside well kept. The rest of the hotel was very old and smelly. Old coil mattresses, horrible pillows. No sound proofing. Will never stay there again. Cost $125.00 not worth it!

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for almost two months while we were buying a house here. Without exception the staff here are absolutely fantastic. After all that time it began to feel like home and family. Rates were excellent too. The housekeeping staff were amazing. Very friendly people. This hotel is well situated to downtown and the waterfront. You can get to... More

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113 reviews 113 reviews
23 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed here for the night after getting off the ferry. From the outside it looks like an old hotel but they have done a lot of work on the inside to make it up to date. Very comfortable and reasonable. they do not provide breakfast but there is a Tim Horton's across the street.

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South Surrey, British Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was the only place in Nanaimo that would allow us to stay with our large rotty dog. Erik was very helpful in booking my reservation to include my dog. It is an older property but the room was clean and had no complaints. Thanks again!

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Toronto, Canada
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This hotel needs a Reno in the worst way. The rooms smell musty and there was mould in the bathroom. Carpets were tired, no screens in the windows. Beds were tired (as was I). No breakfast included but there is a restaurant on site. Breakfast wasn't great but there is a Timmie's across the parking lot. Hotel is really close... More

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Address: 1 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5R4, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Nanaimo Harbourside 2*
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