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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 #11 of 19 Hotels in Nanaimo
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed again at the HoJo Nanaimo, this is our 4th time , won't be our last , excellant people , clean as a pin , very good value.

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

Good Day David Thank you very much for posting on Tripadvisor with regards to your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel. We are all so very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Your comments have been forwarded to the staff. Again thank you Hope to see you again soon. Sincerely Erik Brook Manager of Operations More 

Victoria, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While definitely an aging property, this HoJo is clean and comfortable. The staff are very accommodating. Beds are comfortable, rooms large and most of all, clean. The price was ridiculously low, parking free and convenient.

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

Good Day Mary Anne Thank you very much for posting your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel. We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay. The staff take great pride in providing clean and comfortable rooms, goof value and good service. Thank you again. Erik Brook Manager of Opertations More 

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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

For me this hotel at its price point had a lot going for it....friendliness of staff was great, gave me all the info i needed and helped with whatever i needed. Location couldnt be better a park across the street and then a mere short stroll to the harbour, with its many cafes and shops. even able to walk to... More 

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

Good Day Wabashtraveller, We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. The staff take great pride in providing great service, clean and comfortable room, and great value. The hotel's location is great for access to many venues and parks in downtown Nanaimo. I have passed on your comments to our owner... More 

Cranbrook, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This hotel is still the Tally Ho. I was booked in for a work stay and when I saw Howard Johnson I thought that would be fine. I will say the front desk people are courteous and professional. The halls still smell of orange spray and age. My room was ok, noted the windows have no locking mechanisms. Everything is... More 

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

Good Day Traveltait. Thank you for taking the time to post your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. With our downtown location with many 24 hour business located near the hotel it is a challenge at times with regards to traffic and noise. The staff do take pride in providing clean and comfortable accommodation... More 

Victoria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I stayed 1 week. Room was OK in size. Bathroom had no air vent so there is a musky and damp odour. Good location to get on and off the highway, which was the reason I chose this HoJo. Boardwalk close by was ideal for a nice stroll along the harbour and piers. The Harbour City Fitness next door was... More 

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

Good Day, Thank you for posting your comments about your recent stay at the Howad Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. We take pride in providing great value, great location and great service. I am very sorry the front desk staff did not seem attentive and willing to assit eveytime you passed by the front desk. This not typical of the front... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Very simple and dirty. A bunch of long dark hairs in the spare towels! Staff not very friendly. Bathroom very old. You will have problems sitting on the toilet if you're taller than 1,80m. Very old mattresses

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

Good Day Gelegentlich: Thank you very much for posting your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. I was really saddened to read your reveiw with regards to service and the guest room cleanliness. Yes we are an older hotel and some of the features we cannot change, but certainly cleanliness and service is paramount.... 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*
Number of rooms: 101
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