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Williams Lake, Canada
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125 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The room was very nice and great view of the harbor. It is a shame they don't put a bigger bed in a large room like that. The bathroom needed a little better cleaning as it has some areas that could have been easily wiped and made it look better. Great service from the front desk.

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Calgary, Canada
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62 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here one night as we don't want to catch the early ferry from horseshoe bay from Vancouver, stayed here one night in pet friendly room. Don't get me wrong, this hotel apparently is a heritage type of western old building, so the room is a bit small and somehow smell like dated woods... But it was good to... More 

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Bermuda
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373 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed before - has beautiful views from the rooms at the front of the harbour and the little planes landing. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is in the adjacent retaurant which was OK.

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Thank Di S
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Di S, Thank you for staying with us again and glad to know that you've enjoyed your stay. On behalf of our team, I'd like to appreciate for your great feedback. Will look forward to your next stay with us! Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel More 

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel, on the water and very clean and friendly. Parking is a little tricky if you arrive late, but there are other options. Breakfast was not included, which surprised us, but we did receive a $20 coupon for the restaurant, which served a great meal.

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Thank Rory F
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rory F, Thank you for taking your time to letting us know how your stay was. I'm glad to know that you've enjoyed our clean room and the service. You're correct. our rates normally don't include breakfast, but we offer 20% discount coupon for hotel guests. Hope you can enjoy the added value of it. We also provide breakfast... More 

Chilliwack, Canada
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the hotel was very clean and the rooms were small but comfortable for our 1 night stay. We arrived late to the hotel so we did have to park 2 blocks away but we were reimbursed for our parking by the hotel. The hotel does advertise a lounge but it was closed when we arrived at 10pm on... More 

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NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear F8030YCkaren, Thank you for your great feedback. I'm glad that you've enjoyed your stay. We try to accommodate all our guests with Free parking and at times, the lot gets full, and we reimburse for the cost if you have to park elsewhere and sorry for the inconvenience due to the limited parking spots. There're several city parking around... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night. The hotel is in a great location. It is older, but very charming and the room was clean. My only complaint would be the restaurant. We went for dinner on Saturday night and the food was not great. We went for breakfast the next morning. Breakfaststarted at 8am and we arrived at 8:05. There were... More 

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Thank Cathy J
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cathy J, Thank you for taking your time to letting us know how your experience with us was. We'll use your feedback to enhance our service for future guests. Again, thank you for staying with us and hope you could consider staying with us again. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel More 

St. George, Bermuda
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189 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had stayed here before 7 years ago and had enjoyed the beautiful views and was pleased that we had a room with those views again. The hotel is within walking distance of the waterfront and the old town.

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Thank Di S
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Di S, Thank you for returning again and staying with us. I'm glad to know that your stay was pleasant one. Will look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel More 

Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location in old town Nanaimo. Short walk from inner harbour, which has a boardwalk type walkway around it. Just a short walk from the Harbour Air seaplane terminal if that is your mode of transportation. Lots of local restaurants and shops nearby.Boutique style hotel with friendly staff and good service. Certainly an option to consider when visiting Nanaimo and... More 

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NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mike T, Thank you for the great review. Glad to know that you were able to enjoy the harbour boardwalk. Hope you were able to see the Seal named Lucy, one of the harbour celebrity. It is one of the beautiful area of Nanaimo Downtown and just located right across from our hotel. Will look forward to accommodating you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was directed to this hotel by a neighbouring hotel when we had become stranded accidentally on the island. We were a definitely a last minute reservation but that didn't faze the wonderful front desk agents. The hotel itself is a bit older but has a gorgeous lobby and great rooms. The staff are what's really the best and just... More 

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NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tianni K, On behalf of our team, I'd like to appreciate for taking your time to letting us know that you've enjoyed staying with us. And, I will assure to share your comments with our team. Thank you for staying with us and will look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best... More 

Ghent, Belgium
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Dorchester for two nights. Although a bit old, you won't find a better located hotel in Nanaimo (except for its more expensive neighbour). Friendy staff. We didn't eat at the restaurant though, way too expensive while there are enough alternatives in the neighbourhood.

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NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Benji832016, Thank you for a great review and appreciate for staying with us. Will look forward to welcoming you again at Dorchester. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The BEST WESTERN Dorchester Nanaimo Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Nanaimo over looking picturesque Nanaimo Harbour. Our charming heritage boutique-style hotel is decorated in a style that blends old world class with modern conveniences to make your stay at this Nanaimo hotel a comfortable and memorable one! ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel

Address: 70 Church St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H4, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range: $116 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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