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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Victoria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night and brought my small dog with me. The room rate was reasonable. The hotel was clean, comfortable and the rooms quiet. Only $10.00 a night for a pet which is a bargain. The front office clerk, a young male, was very polite, friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome. There is a cold beer... More 

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JTrowbridgeManager, Manager at Howard Johnson Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good Day Patricia, Thank you very much for posting your kind comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. Yes we are a pet friendly hotel, and the extra fee is not much for the extra family member. I have passed on your comments to the front desk for the staff to see. The staff really... More 

Cranbrook, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Nanaimo Ho Jo for the second time during the Xmas holidays, Other than a somewhat rude reception from the desk clerk that night, I would say that the place was good value. I might add that all of the other reception clerks that we met were very friendly. Good location.

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JTrowbridgeManager, Manager at Howard Johnson Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good Day, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. I am extremely sorry to hear about the rude service your received at the front desk. I have spoken with the staff member personally, and shown the reveiw to see how poor service adveresely effects a guest... More 

Victoria, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the price, this place is great. The Home Office rooms are spacious. It's a short walk to the theatre and shopping areas and marina. The restaurant offered a nice breakfast but the owner told us he was closing at the end of 2014 so that will be a negative since I like to have a breakfast option right on... More 

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JTrowbridgeManager, Manager at Howard Johnson Nanaimo Harbourside, responded to this review

Good Day: Thank you for taking the time for posting your comments about your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Nanaimo. The staff take great pride in providing clean and comfortable rooms with great service. It is unfortunate that the restaurant leasee left us this December. However we are looking for a new tenant - and we will... More 

Mudge Island,BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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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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