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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 1 week ago
716dougs New Westminster, Canada
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    4 of 5 stars
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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Kamloops, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've stayed here several times in the last year and have been happy every time. The rooms and bathrooms are more than adequate and, for summer visitors, the pool and courtyard are lovely.

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

Good Day Great to hear that you were comfortable during your stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. We do have a great location in downtown Nanaimo - and the staff are extremely friendly and help to all. Thank you again for your comments Erik Brook Manager of Operations More 

Kelowna, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed there this past weekend and found it was in need of some much needed upgrading as it is really showing it's age and not quite to the standard of most Ho Jo's I have stayed in. Rooms were very dated but quiet, I used the hotel only as a place to sleep don't think I would have enjoyed... More 

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

Good Day Glen-bur Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review of the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. The hotel staff do take pride in providing clean comfortable accommodation at a great price. I have passed on your comments about the decor and amenities of the hotel to the owner. Sincerely Erik Brook Manager of Operations More 

Edmonton, Alta
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Good Day I am so glad that you enjoyed your recent with us. We take pride in providing clean and comfortable accommodation, great friendly service, good value and great downtown location. Thank you for your comments Sincerely Erik Brook Manager of Operations More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Good Day Jan Thank you very much for posting your frank and honest comments about your recent stay at our hotel. I am so very sorry that you did not enjoy your 3 day stay with us. It is unfortunately with the modern technology of today, making a simple room reservation with a pet can be so difficult it seems.... More 

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Victoria, BC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Erik B, Manager at Howard Johnson Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good Day: Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. Yes the hotel is 50 years old, and we do have the odd squeaky floor boards. However the staff take enormous pride in providing clean, comfortable accommodation with excellent service and a convenient dowtown location.... More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Erik B, Manager at Howard Johnson Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good Day Crystal, Wow, thank you very much for posting your comments about the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo on Tripadvisor. Yes it is true the staff do make our business run. Without the pride and caring by the staff the hotel would not be the same. I will make sure your kind words are fowarded to the staff Thank... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
17 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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Good Day Scarlett, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. The staff take pride in providing a clean, comfortable room with good service and value pricing. Thank you again. Sincerely Erik Brook Manager of Operations More 

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