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The Inn on Long Lake

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4700 North Island Highway, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 1W6, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oakland, California, United States
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239 reviews 239 reviews
28 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived early morning and decided to see if we could check in early. Our room wasn't available, but Marilyn helped us plan our whole itinerary for the day. She hooked us up with maps and suggestions for activities and restaurants. She called Budget car rental for us and they were able to come pick us up 10 minutes later.... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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17 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a trip with my parents, who are in the 90s, my husband and I needed a special place to spend a night while on our way to Tofino. Inn on Long Lake is just perfect. The rooms are large and extremely well designed. The bathrooms have all been upgraded with new faucets and sinks. There is a small fridge... More 

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

Thank you Linda M for the awesome review. I am glad to hear the room worked well for you and your parents. We are indeed a unique little property, and proud of it. We never get tired of the view over the lake either, as it is ever changing, and so relaxing. We hope to see you again if you... More 

Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been a couple of years since our last stay here and it was great to be back! The staff are fantastic, the setting is one of the best in Nanaimo, rooms are clean and comfortable. Although it is an older hotel, it is well maintained and upgraded. The grounds were perfect for our team dinner and it's such a... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. I am so glad you found your way back to our Inn. We truly value the relationship we can build with our repeat guests, and are always happy to hear your thoughts and ideas. The breakfast room can indeed be a little snug, and we are working on ways to remedy that situation. As you... More 

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking to be away from down town and the noise but don't want to be surrounded by grocery stores ..: this is the place! Awesome customer service and very friendly. Rooms are hit and miss if they are renovated or not. But hoping by the next trip the huge bird on the wall will be gone haha! Stayed... More 

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

Thank you Newfamily101 for taking a few moments to re view our property. I do apologize about the jetted tub incident, and have discussed this with our great Housekeeping team to ensure that problem is not repeated. I am glad you found it so soothing here. The lake has that effect, even on us who are lucky enough to see... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our spacious suite had a very comfortable king bed, fabulous view of the lake and a small kitchenette. It had an updated, modern decor. The free buffet breakfast was good, but the breakfast room did not have enough seating. The front desk people were very helpful. We intend to stay again in July and will get down to breakfast early... 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 at our Inn. Seating in the breakfast room can be a little tight when the hotel is full, but with the nicer weather (it's been beautiful this spring)we also have a covered patio to allow our guests to breakfast "al fresco" to... More 

comox
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I always stay at the Inn On Long Lake when I visit Nanaino B.C.I can always count on their high standards .The rooms are always fresh and clean.The location is close to shopping , ferries,entertainment as well as the view of the lake.I love the delivery of a newspaper at my door in the morning.Most of all I feel safe.The... More 

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

Thanks Barbara S. Our team works hard to keep the hotel clean, and it makes me very happy to hear that we make you feel safe and secure. We are always trying to improve our property, and our service, for our many returning guests such as yourself, and are currently trying a few new things for our Continental breakfast. We... More 

victoria
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I'm late with this review so forgive me fellow traveler. I stayed here for the second time with my wife in November. The room was very clean, and large, with modern furniture. The continental breakfast in the morning was very nicely done. I love the sauna and grounds at this hotel right on the lake. The only negative was that... More 

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

Thank you calgaryglobetrotter8 for the great review. We do work hard to maintain the grounds, and the whole property. It looks even nicer now than it did in November-the flowers are out, the trees are in leaf, and today the sun is shining! We were indeed warning our guests about the issue with break-ins. There was a problem across the... More 

melbourne australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. All the rooms have a view of the lake which is lovely and calming. The rooms themselves are very clean & quite spacious and the beds comfortable. The free continental breakfast has enough choices to keep you satisfied and the staff are very friendly & nice. Overall this hotel is situated not... More 

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

Thank you macedon2 for taking the time to share your thoughts. I agree completely-we have a lovely location right on the lake shore, and every room having a private balcony or patio to enjoy it from is a bonus. With birds from mallard ducks and Canada geese to red-winged blackbirds, great blue herons, and (from time to time) bald eagles... More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Although beside a hwy, the rooms are sound proof, and I never hear the traffic, as the rooms face the water. The views are of a peaceful small lake, dotted with reeds. There's a walking path and a dock. Staff is friendly. Location is not downtown, but with a car, one is less than 5 min. from Sears or the... More 

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

Thank you for sharing this great review of our property. You are right, we are next to the highway, but the noise is not much of an issue, as your patio and window face the lake. As we say, we are "Your lakeside resort in the City", within walking distances of shops and restaurants, yet letting you relax on your... More 

Vancouver, Washington
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stayed here 3 nights in a partial Lakeview room. The rooms were quite adequate and breakfast in the morning was filling. The hotel is very close to parks and lots of shopping. Wifi is fast and free.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay in Nanaimo. There are some wonder parks in Nanaimo, from Westwood Lake and its forested trails, to Neck Point Park and Pipers Lagoon, two parks with beautiful seafront settings. James Young General Manager More 

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