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The Inn on Long Lake

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4700 North Island Highway, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 1W6, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 19 hotels in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After staying at a very nice Harbor hotel in Victoria where we were awakened each morning at 5:30 by docking boats, it was nice to be overlooking a quiet lake instead. The double queen bed room was very spacious and the balcony overlooking the lake was a treat. We arrived in the late afternoon and rented a paddle boat which... More

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NanaimoManager, General Manager at The Inn on Long Lake, responded to this review

Thank you, jcatharine, for the wonderful review. I am glad that you found it so relaxing and comfortable. We feel very lucky to have such a beautiful setting we can share with our guests. The fact that every room has a private lakeside balcony or patio (with no noisy seaplane terminals or ferry docks!) is a very unusual bonus, as... More

Tofino, Canada
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
19 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We won this stay for one night, and used the gift certificate last week. had a wonderful stay. happy to learn about the very varied continental breakfast in the morning. make sure you read the fine print of what you are signed when you check in, to see if you do or do not want the morning paper. there is... More

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NanaimoManager, General Manager at The Inn on Long Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. I do have to correct two points though. While we encourage everyone to "read the fine print", there is NO CHARGE for the newspaper delivered to your room daily-never has been, and never will be. And, we have not one, but two elevators serving the upper... More

Frisco, Tx
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a three-story outside entry hotel, with balconies on the lake side. The rooms were good, beds nice and comfortable. It appears smoking is allowed on patios as there was an ashtray. There was a rather large spider web outside our door with a good size spider in it when we arrived. There was a little bit of road... More

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NanaimoManager, General Manager at The Inn on Long Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I apologize for the spider that greeted you-it is the one downside of having a gorgeous lakeshore property-nature, including spiders, is a little closer outside than if we were not located literally metres from the lakeshore. Our staff do make... More

Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an excellent facility - the rooms are spacious, well appointed and impeccably clean - the icing on the cake is that all rooms face beautiful Long Lake - I spent much time on the private balcony attached to my room, enjoying the ambiance and view. It felt very luxurious even though I was there for business.

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NanaimoManager, General Manager at The Inn on Long Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I cannot think of a greater compliment that you could pay us than to say that you wanted to stay longer. We have many business travellers stay with us, and we recognize that even if you are on business you want (and some days need) a relaxing environment to "come... More

canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

we booked into here after a late arrival on b.c. ferries.it is an excellent place to stay.had a room facing the lake- I think they all do..we were on the ground floor-lovely place for morning coffee.they provide a continental breakfast-which had a decent selection of cerels/breads/bagels,etc.I was in Nanaimo previously and stayed downtown for the same $$$ at the (Dorchester)what... More

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NanaimoManager, General Manager at The Inn on Long Lake, responded to this review

I am so glad that you found us, and that you had such a great stay. You are absolutely right-all the rooms do have a view of the water. It's such a nice view, whether on the main floor, with the ability to walk directly out to the lawns, or higher up for a little more "panoramic" view. You can't... More

Abbotsford, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Upon arrival we didn't realize there was an Elevator to the 3rd floor. Found it the next day. Ask at desk for the location. Room was very clean, spacious and well equipped with coffee pot, sink, refrigerator, dish towels and all the little extras. There was a nice balcony with a couple chairs and a nice view of Long Lake.... More

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NanaimoManager, General Manager at The Inn on Long Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our lakeside Inn. It is a great place to relax, looking over the water from your private balcony-sometimes the wildlife comes out to entertain-we have Canada geese, mallards, as well asthe occasional racoon, mink and otter along the lakeshore. Not to mention red-winged blackbirds,and... More

Mission
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Every room in this hotel has a balcony that faces the Lake. Enjoying sunset in this location is one of the most relaxing experiences. My wife and I had an excellent room on the 3rd floor with a great view of the lake.

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NanaimoManager, General Manager at The Inn on Long Lake, responded to this review

Thank you David P for the great review. It is great being able to relax on your own patio or balcony and look out over the lake. The view is a bit better up high, but some prefer the convenience of being able to access the lawn and grounds from their main floor patio-which still has a pretty good view.... More

Vancouver
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed for an overnight business trip. Room amenities were basic with, micro, small fridge, and counter area for food prep; bathroom had some minor issues; beds were comfortable. Most rooms look out over the lake, very peaceful setting in a very convenient location. Malls, restaurants and grocery nearby and right off the highway for easy access. Would definitely stay here... More

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NanaimoManager, General Manager at The Inn on Long Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review our property. I have to agree, it is so relaxing, yet still close to shopping, restaurants, movies, and the many businesses of North Nanaimo. It seems to work well for business travellers, with the great location, free and ample parking, high speed internet-every room has its own modem-, and complimentary continental breakfast. We... More

Roberts Creek, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The three nights we spent in your hotel were blissfully peaceful and rejuvenating, thank you! We loved your generously appointed rooms and the calling of the Red-winged Blackbirds and watching the waterfowl on the lake from our balcony was so relaxing! We look after my mother with Alzheimer’s and this was the first real break we have had for many... More

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NanaimoManager, General Manager at The Inn on Long Lake, responded to this review

Thank you. Your comments mean a lot to me, and to all of the staff at the Inn. I am glad we were able to provide you with a relaxing break from the challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer's. I truly admire you for the ability, patience, and perseverance to care for your mother. I know the difficulty and... More

Calgary, Canada
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110 reviews 110 reviews
25 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We only stayed one night, but were pleasantly surprised. Our room was on the top floor and we had a beautiful view of the lake. We'd had a busy and stressful day, so the serenity and closeness to nature was just perfect. We could sit outside on the balcony and listen to the birds while watching the sun set. (The... More

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NanaimoManager, General Manager at The Inn on Long Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am glad that you found our little gem on the lakeshore. It is a very relaxing spot, and every room looks out on the lake-not something you can find very often in a city. I always find it soothing to just watch the water, and the birds, and the other wildlife we see... More

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Address: 4700 North Island Highway, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 1W6, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Inn on Long Lake 2*
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Amenities

Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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#2 Business Hotel in Nanaimo #3 Family Hotel in Nanaimo
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The Inn On Long Lake is located on beautiful Long Lake. Every room has a balcony or patio overlooking the water. Continental Breakfast, parking, and free wi-fi included for all of our guests. Beautiful gazebo with large hot tub and sauna. Sit and enjoy the sunrise from your private balcony. Watch the wildlife, or the model sailboat club. Enjoy our Continental Breakfast with its fruit, yogurt, baked goods, hardboiled eggs, and wafflemaker. ... more   less 
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