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Coast Bastion Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6E4, Canada   |  
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Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Auburn, Washington
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“An absolutely outstanding hotel, especially for the disabled traveller”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We stayed at the Bastion while attending a national conference. The experience was perfect, even though as a partially disabled guy I notmally have a few challenges with hotels. The bathroom facilities were the best I have seen, with perfectly placed, sturdy safety bars, a sink that handled my wheelchair peerfectly, and all the other things I needed. The room service was incredible -- appropriate price, nice variety, flawless quality (especially the Nanaimo Bar Cheesecake!) and quickly delivered -- and the physical facility seemed almost brand new and perfectly located overlooking the harbour. The staff was friendly, efficient and helpful...and that alone would bring me back again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Spacious, clean rooms, great staff and they were great with my 2 dogs. Fantastic view, just across the street was the beautiful sea walk. Hotel parking is a bit of an issue, it makes check in a bit challenging especially with kids or dogs. Other than that it was great.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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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thunder bay
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We had a family wedding there and all of our rooms faced the ocean. Gorgeous! Friendly, helpful staff. Comfortable, relaxing lobby area. Rooms were very clean and spacious. The banquet hall was very nice and the food was very good. The only probem we had was getting around as we had to travel to wedding site and back to reception at the hotel and the taxis were very expensive as everything is quite spread out in Nanimo itself.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ladysmith, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We enjoyed two nights at this hotel. Our room was reno’d and quite clean and comfortable. We had a small (18’) balcony overlooking the water. The hotel staff was friendly, helpful and efficient. This is a great location in the center of town and lends itself to lot of nice walking tours either around the downtown area or into the harbour area which is lovely, manicured and clean. Kudos to the bellman who spent time talking to us about living in Nanaimo and our lovely waitress in Minnoz who also spent the time to chat with us and provide excellent service. We slept with the balcony door open and enjoyed a wonderful sleep with a crisp ocean breeze. The only downside to this hotel is the parking, which is a separate building which requires a bit of wandering to get back and forth. But, this is minor and we will be back!

Room Tip: Be sure to ask for a room with a view of the water.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nanaimo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Great Hotel with some of the best views of ocean, The Coast Hotel is downtown Nanaimo, and is close to ferries, all forms of shopping, with great catering. This hotel has areas for large functions, underground parking and is steps away from lovely downtown shopping.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

I've stayed at the Coast Bastion Inn many times over the past 14 years on business. It really is the nicest and best full service hotel in town. Service is absolutely top notch with many friendly long term staff. Food in the restaurant, room service, and meeting room catering (as with all Coast hotels in my experience) is always also excellent. The entire hotel has been very recently renovated with tasteful and refreshing modern west coast style decor. Rooms are spacious with very nice fixtures and decorating, along with common areas and meeting rooms. If you are needing a meeting room for business, they have a great selection of sizes to accommodate any size of group, in addition to the excellent service and catering. Parking is plentiful and decently priced. The Coast Bastion Inn has and will always be my first and only choice when staying in Nanaimo.

Room Tip: Ask for a higher floor with harbour view. Totally worth it!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here this past weekend with a friend. Clean room, decent service. Nothing special but also no complaints. Not sure what other hotels are available on the island so can't say I would stay here again. One thing I will say is that the location is great.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6E4, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Nanaimo
#1 Family Hotel in Nanaimo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Coast Bastion Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 179
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the convenience of location and beautiful ocean views from one of the best downtown Nanaimo hotels. Located near the BC Ferries Terminal on Nanaimo's inner harbour, the Coast Bastion Hotel is steps away from the seawall walk-way, Swy-a-lana Lagoon park, specialty shops, superior dining and quaint cafes. Take in a contemporary west coast designed dining experience at Minnoz Restaurant & Lounge. Featuring the freshest local seafood and meats, pasta dishes, gourmet breakfast and tapas. For those in need of relaxation & rejuvenation Pure Spa and Studio 31 are located in the hotel and look forward to pampering you. ... more   less 
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