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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Older, clean, but not quiet. Right at dockside in Nanaimo, so easy to walk around the historic guardhouse and along the dockside. Downside: it's also right across from where the floatplanes take off! If you like to watch that sort of thing, it's great; if you prefer quiet, it's not so great. I was only passing through, so found it... More 

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Orangeville, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Flew in to attend my Nephews wedding which they held at this hotel. Well interesting place for a wedding. Great location by the water though there is no convenient parking. The lobby is nicely decorated. Now how they look after you when having a wedding. Dont even consider having your wedding reception here. We had a buffet dinner which to... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is our second trip to this hotel. The rooms and hotel have been renovated very tastefully. Love the new flooring. The location is great, close to the water- can go over to Protection Island to visit the Dingy Dock Pub, close to the mall & the ferry. Staff were very helpful. Would stay here again if we are in... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location, nice price, and overall a classy hotel. a 20% discount is given to guests who are eating at the in-hotel restaurant. The food is good and convenient. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

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Battle Ground, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location, location , location!!!! This hotel is located right on the harbor in downtown Nanaimo, perfect for walking, sight seeing and restaurants!! The service was excellent, our rooms overlooked the harbor and were very comfortable and clean. We have stayed here in the past and will so again in the future. Great hotel!!!

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Laval, Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean room. Friendly staff. Well situated near the wharf area and we had a nice evening walk We had a great diner at a French cuisine restaurant nearby. Easy access to the BC Ferry service just a 10 minute ride.

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

Dear 97jacquesp, Thank you for your great review. It is as always pleasure to hear that our guests had a good stay with us. Will look forward to welcoming you again. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms are quite small but neat , clean And bed was comfy. We were on the 4th floor. The hotel is old but it was quite at night. No breakfast provided but they do give you a 20percent For their restaurant. We did not use it. Hotel is right downtown so easy to walk to everything. It was a... More 

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

Dear Sassysings, Thank you for your stay and your comment. We have some other room types that are different sizes and different configurations. Usually, the rooms on the harbour side are larger than the rooms on the south section(city side). Of course it depends on the room type as well. Will look forward to welcoming you again on your next... More 

Gabriola Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This heritage hotel was renovated in 2001 I believe. The rooms are elegant and well appointed. The hotel is in the heart of downtown Nanimo and is easily accessible to public transportation,shopping,restaurants and the ferries.

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

Dear Russell L, Thank you for your great feedback. We have also recently renovated our public areas and guestrooms. Thank you for well written information of our hotel location. Yes, we're located in the heart of downtown and the harbour board walkway is right across from our hotel. You could also see the Bastion which is one of Nanaimo's well... More 

white rock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

impressed with the breadth and fineness of renovations accomplished since your long ago last visit. The hotel lobby looks real smart. The closeness of the parking area was most convenient; likewise the location of the hotel almost on the waterfront meant that after driving that morning, I could park the car and go see the sights and find a suitable... More 

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

Dear Gerald Y, Thank you very much for your great compliment. We will keep striving to improve our amenities and facilities to enhance our services to our guests. Will look forward to welcoming you again! Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel More 

Gresham, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in a King room with a harbor view which was nice. Unfortunately this Best Western does not have a microwave in the room, it is down the hall, nor do they provide any type of breakfast. We were on the 2nd floor but, due to noise from the room above, we would advise to try for a top... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • 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: $102 - $139 (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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