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Harbour Light Motel

200 Nicol Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4T2, Canada
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Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Nanaimo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have stayed there three times for work. The rooms are nice for being on the "cheaper" end. However... - 2/3 individual stays the internet did NOT work and they just didn't seem like they cared. This is a thing for me. Seriously. - toilet backed up. Constant plugging and over flowing. Wow. Good thing I just did a dry... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the minute we arrived - we had concerns. The Hotel is very close to a noisy highway and parking is also there. The parking lot had two old men smoking and another chasing birds. We booked our hotel via Hotels.com and the price differed when we arrived. The woman at checkin finally found our reservation (she never found the... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night to catch a ferry next morning and this motel was clean, roomy and inexpensive. The MGM eatery next door was rather odd but down at the harbour there are nice walks and a better range of eateries. There is a convenient 7eleven almost next door too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here one night in order to catch the 0620 ferry. The motel room was very clean. There was a large comfy king sized bed, decent bathroom with shower above the bath. Due to the weather, the room was warm and although the air con unit did cool the room we didn't leave it on as it was very... More 

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Gresham, Oregon, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We selected this because it looked good and the price as better than most. We had a room with 2 queen beds. Bed and room were good. Our room was on the back, away from traffic noise. Only down was two people talking outside the window for a while in the wee hours.

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Campbell River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I had a Conference in Nanaimo. I decided to walk to the conference from the motel and it took me about a 10 minutes each way. The motel was nice with hanging flower baskets. My room was very fresh and the king size bed was very comfortable. There was a small fridge, a microwave and a coffee maker. The towels... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I had to stay in Nanaimo overnight for work and since I have a smaller budget for accommodations, I selected Harbor Light Motel since it had a good price and good reviews. I booked a single queen room and got bumped up for free to a room with 2 queens since they were out of 1 queen rooms. My room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a very charming motel. The room was clean & comfortable. would liked to have stayed longer . The MGM restaurant next door was like dining on a cruise ship --music & dancing. Very nice atmosphere & motel provides a discount. I forgot a sentimental ring in room. when I realized I had left it behind & made a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My husband and I stayed 2 nights. We found it after we made a wrong turn. It was a great find and well worth the wrong turn. Our room was bright, cheery, and very clean. There were lots of pillows and blankets. We could walk over to the restaurant or walk downtown. The office staff was very nice and answered... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I wasn't going to write a review so that this motel would be my little secret. We stayed overnight and found the staff very helpful and courteous. Many thanks to the Assistant Manager for her assistance selecting the room and providing extra chairs.. The new owners have invested time and money into this gem. The rooms are clean, beds are... More 

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