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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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Gabriola Island, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really like this little hotel , clean as a pin , comfortable , affofdable , pleasant staff , all in all very good value for my &

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Alert Bay
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We decided to travel part-way to our holiday destination. We had no reservations, but the cheerful staff provided us with a room that met our needs. The lobby was so beautifully decorated for the holidays. The entrance and widows were hand "painted" with snow by a local artist! A Real Masterpiece. After a long day's drive, it was so nice... More 

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

Good Day Maureen, I am so very glad you enjoyed the lobby holiday decorations. We are very fortunate to have a local artist that comes and paints our lobby windows every year. This does add a nice holiday atmosphere in the lobby at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Hope... More 

Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I looked around for a cheap hotel near my hunting grounds of Nanimo Lakes, for the weekend, and it offered a deal with BCAA so I booked for one night. The staff was great and very accommodating. There is no elevator so if you have mobility issues, try to get the first floor. The room was very small with dated... More 

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

Good Day Navygirl: Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel. We appreciate guest feedback so we can act on what are guests are telling us. Housekeeping and Maintenance have fixed the issue with regards to the bed, and I am so very sorry we did... More 

Victoria, Canada
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46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Clean, the staff are friendly, lots of parking (free for guests). It is an older building, the furniture is also older, it shows its age in places but the staff look like they take pride in keeping it clean and providing customer service. The hotel in Downtown Nanaimo I would normally stay at was booked and I ended up here.... More 

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

Good Day Casper: Thank you for posting your comments about your stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. Yes the staff truly do care about providing clean and comfortable rooms with great service and value for our older hotel in downtown Nanaimo. We hope to see you again if your travels take you to Nanaimo. Sincerely Erik Brook Manager... More 

Thornhill, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The hotel is old but the room was clean and the bed was comfortable. We only stayed for one night with a late check in and an early check out. We got an upgraded room when we asked for a room with a fridge.

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

Good Day Elaine, Thank you very much for posting your comments about your stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. We truly appreciate customer feedback on how we are doing. The staff take great pride in providing clean and comfortable rooms at excellent value and with friendly service. Thank you Erik Brook Manager of Operations More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Clean rooms and washroom, has a pool, quiet place, liquor store next door, Tim Horton's across the street, and about 30 mins walk from the Departure Bay terminal. Good stay and would stay again. Price was decent for a last minute deal.

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

Good Day Robbie, Thank you for posting your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel. We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again. Sincerely Erik Brook Manager of Operations More 

Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Was great experience, very courteous, and friendly service. Rooms were nice was a great stay, zero complaints.

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

Good Day Shane Awesome to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. The staff truly do make our business. We thank you for your great comments and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely Erik Brook Manager of Operations More 

Whitehorse, Canada
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

After reading other reviews I was very hesitant to book 4 nights at the Howard Johnson and am VERY happy I did .Location was great ,nice to be so close to park. Everything was clean and very functional .I can't say enough good things about the staff , very helpful and pleasant. A big Thank you to Billi who was... More 

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

Good Laurie, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments about your stay. We at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel are so happy you enjoyed your stay. I will pass on your comments to Billie about her kindness. Sincerely Erik Brook Manager of Operations More 

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