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“If you get it cheap and are ok with no frills maybe just a place to lay your head.” 3 of 5 stars
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Days Inn Nanaimo Harbourview
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   809 Island Hwy South, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5K1, Canada   |  
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Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Nanaimo
Okanagan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“If you get it cheap and are ok with no frills maybe just a place to lay your head.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

This building has been around a while and it hasn't aged gracefully. You see they have tried to keep it maintained but slapping a coat of paint over the existing building really isn't good enough. We were on the bottom floor and the people above us had heavy feet. The first night they let thier kids use the room as a race track after the pool closed (11pm) the second morning they paced back and forth for over an hour from 7am on a Sunday, seriously if we had a broom we would have used it on the ceiling!!!! The employees were nice and friendly so I leave this on a plus. :)

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Port Moody, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We were in Nanaimo for a swim meet and stayed with our swim club at the Days Inn. We didn't initially book with the group, instead we booked later at the last minute and wanted to stay at the same hotel as the rest of our group.
I was greeted warmly on the phone who booked us into a room accomodating our request.
Once we arrived and checked in, we received a phone call from the front desk asking if our room was okay which I thought was good customer service.
The room was clean, spacious and quiet. We had a good night's sleep in the comfortable beds and the wifi worked without a problem.
We had to leave the hotel early in the morning to get to the pool. When we returned at 9:45, we were able to grab a quick breakfast snack of coffee, cereal and toast. The room was kept open a little past 10:00 for the swim families who quickly popped in to eat.
All in all, it was a satisfactory experience and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PaulNanaimo, Manager at Days Inn Nanaimo Harbourview, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time out of your schedule to complete review on your recent stay at our hotel.

Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will utilize your response by continuing to focus on making each and every guest experience the best it can be. We hope to be of service to you in the future.
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Camrose
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Stayed here for one night. Clean spacious room and comfortable beds. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Continental breakfast was good - muffins, toast, cereal, juices, tea and coffee. Restaurant on the property was reasonably prices and the staff were courteous and cheerful. Location of this hotel is a bit iffy. A bit of a drive from downtown and close to a sketchy neighborhood. Once inside the building, however, you are pleasantly surprised. Lots of free parking around the hotel. Overall a great night's sleep and would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Clean, quiet and comfortable accomodation and friendly, efficient staff made my one night stay a pleasant one.

For those interested in anything beyond carbohydrate and fruit for breakfast skip the continental breakfast here. You will be hard pressed to find any protein.

Fortunately there is a Tim Horton's and Smitty's not far away.

Room Tip: Don't be put off by a plain and unispiring lobby. The rooms are decent.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Abbotsford, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

This is a wonderful hotel just outside of the centre of town. I chose it because it was close to Wild Play. It was easily and efficiently booked online. We checked in around 8pm. Rachel was cheerful, accommodating, and amazing. She gave us all necessary information about the hotel, pool times, breakfast time, and checkout. She brought us the extra cot within 10 minutes. The pool is open from 7am to 11pm. The rooms are a good size with extremely comfortable beds. Each room has air conditioning. We slept with the window open, and even though the hotel is right on the highway, it was quiet and we had a great night sleep. A continental breakfast was included. It has the basics of cereal, fruit, juices, teas, and variety of breads. After we checked out, we were allowed to come back and use the pool and hot tub. We had a great time and would definitely come again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at Days Inn Nanaimo Harbourview, responded to this review, June 27, 2012
Dear Guest,

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. I will be sure to pass them on to Rachel. Thank you again for taking the time to post this review and we look forward to welcoming you back again.

Sincerely,

General Manager
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Cranbrook, BC
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21 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

My two girls and I arrived around midnight from the airport to be met with a prompt and courteous check-in. We had a nice sleep in a bare bones but clean room. Not the ritz but not the slums either! We had to leave early the next morning and google directions to where we were going had been slipped under the door by the front desk night manager. I believe his name was Jim, an older than me gentleman WHO.... phoned me before his shift was up to say that our cars lights had been left on and that I'd probably need a boost, which he promptly provided. Wow, I was blown away but this friendly and courteous man who to me went beyond the call of duty to make sure we weren't inconvenienced. Bravo. I was very impressed! Overall a very good experience. Customer service makes all the difference!!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PaulNanaimo, Manager at Days Inn Nanaimo Harbourview, responded to this review, June 18, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the kind words regarding your stay at our Days Inn, it’s always a pleasure hearing from our guest.

Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will utilize your response by continuing to focus on making each and every guest experience the best it can be. We look forward to your next visit.



Sincerely,


William
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Courtenay, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

This hotel was referred to us because we were travelling with a pet and the place we usually stay at was full. Staff were lovely, pleasant. Our room was old, smelled musty and the only window was stained between the panes of glass and didn't open very wide. We really needed air in there.! After about an hour and a half, we left, found another hotel that accepted pets and our stay away from home was salvaged. We decided paying for 2 places was worth it because we couldn't bare getting into the bed . We did order food from the restaurant and it was fine.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PaulNanaimo, Manager at Days Inn Nanaimo Harbourview, responded to this review, June 18, 2012
Dear Guest,

I sincerely apologize that your experience was anything less than satisfying.

Please know that we have taken your review very seriously, and your feedback regarding the designated pet friendly room will be addressed. As you have noticed our staff is friendly and courteous and I will ensure we share those warm comments with them.

If you have any questions, concerns, or wish to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 250-754-8171 .It is my hope that you will give us another opportunity to serve you again on your next visit in Nanaimo.

Sincerely,

William
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Additional Information about Days Inn Nanaimo Harbourview

Address: 809 Island Hwy South, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5K1, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Nanaimo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Days Inn Nanaimo Harbourview 2.5*
Number of rooms: 79
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